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The Missileer

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The Missileer
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Description based on: Vol. 3, no. 24 (July 15, 1952).

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Vol. 51 No. 32 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. August 14, 2009


Technicians lower the
Delta II payload


Aug. 16, 1968 busy
launch day at the Cape
5


All smiles,
all around
8


n- Iuu uy jtelllllll IvIlUI In

Leading from the front


In preparation for the upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection,
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., top, takes time to get instant feedback
from Staff Sgt. Marisol Charlemagne, left, and Capt. Phil Demola, center,
both from 45th Medical Group, during a recent Major Accident Response
Exercise.

-t Command Chief Master Sgt. Larry Malcom, photo at left, recently gathered
all the enlisted troops into the Base Theatre to hammer home the message
S of "Safety First," and to remind everyone that we need to all pull together to
S,..l show the world what we can do.

"I do understand these ORI's can be stressful, but so is launching missions,
something we continue to do successfully by working hard and relying on
each other. And that's just what we'll continue to do," said Gen. Bolton.
Photo by John Connell

Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile

capabilities to America and its warfighting commands


Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.


Vol. 51 No. 32


August 14, 2009





2 August 14, 2009 Missileer


VIEWPoINTs


Sometimes you just have to prove it


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Missileer staff


By Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
Commander 45th Space Wing

For as long as I can remember,
people here at the 45th Space Wing
- and throughout the Air Force
have thought we were the best
of the best when it comes to the
launch business.
You think it, I think it, we all
think it. And we all know it's true.
But sometimes you just have to
prove it.
Well folks, that "sometime" is
here. Now.
As you are all well aware, the
Operational Readiness Inspection
has begun, and will continue for
the next five weeks or so.
And while I expect every sin-
gle person associated with the
45th Space Wing to be cordial


From


the


top


and cooperative with the Space
Command Inspection Team, I want
to reiterate that safety takes prece-
dence over all inspection activities.
Please never lose sight of that.
And please understand that we
can all benefit from having the way
we do business looked at with a
fine-toothed comb.
The biggest benefits that come
from inspections like these don't
come from where they tell us how
great we are. The bigger bang-for-


the-buck comes from them telling
us how we can do things better,
safer, less expensively, and with
less and less resources, just to
name a few.
And I do understand these ORI's
can be stressful, but so is launch-
ing missions, something we con-
tinue to do successfully by working
hard and relying on each other. And
that's just what we'll continue to do
until mid-September.
When you have the best of the
best working in your corner, it gives
you a feeling of inner confidence.
I have that inner sense and I
trust you do as well.
You have proven to me since Day
1 that you are the best in the busi-
ness.
Now we'll just show the world.
Because sometimes we just have
to prove it.


Ask yourself ... 'am I ready?'


By Chief Master Sgt.
Mark B. Isaman
45th Civil Engineer
Squadron Superintendent

Before you leave your house each
morning do you ask yourself, "Am
I ready?" "Is my uniform right?" "Is
my attitude right?" "Am I ready for
the IG?"
Ah, the IG, a subject near and
dear to all of us. If you're like me
you've been working long hours
preparing for this event. But don't
worry all of this will soon be behind
us and we'll be able to get back
to normal. But wait a minute,
maybe we need to think about
what "normal" we need to get back
to. I think our "back to normal"
should include, as a minimum, a
robust Self Inspection Program and
a "back to basics" approach to our
day to day activities.
Air Force directives provide


Commander's Corner


commanders with a tool to evaluate
the internal health of their units,
the Self Inspection Program. Major
Commands develop checklists for
commanders to gauge their abil-
ity to accomplish their respective
missions.
The key to a successful Self-
Inspection program is participation
by all unit members throughout
the year, not just before an inspec-
tion. In times of limited resources
we need a systematic approach to
assess compliance and to track
and correct deficiencies. Our self-
inspection programs are those sys-
tems; basic in design but extremely
effective when executed properly.
Speaking of basics, let's spend
a little time on the phrase "back to
basics." A simple concept that is


sometimes difficult to attain. Why
is that? Could it because our world
has gotten so busy, so complicated?
Possibly. More often than we might
like to admit we sometimes overlook
the small details, the basics. Maybe
it's because these things these
basics live in the shadows of those
bigger-picture tasks.
However, we cannot afford to
let the basics stay in the shadows.
In keeping with the theme of this
article, the basics I would like all
of us to focus on before, during, as
well as after the IG inspection are
the simple ones.
Things like customs and courte-
sies, keeping your work areas neat
and clean and probably the most
important: a positive attitude.
If we continue to effectively uti-
lize our Self-Inspection Programs as
well as a "back to basics" approach
in all tasks, we will be ready when
the IG hits the ground.


Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.
45th Space Wing Commander
Mr. Brad Swezey
Chief of Public Affairs
2nd Lt. Karl Wiest
Deputy Chief of Public Affairs
2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau
Chief of Internal Information
Mr. Chris Calkins
Editor
Mrs. Teresa Christopher
Mrs. Juanita McNeely
Layout Coordinators
Mrs. Jennifer Macklin
Mr. John Connell
Photographers

Published by Cape Publications, Inc., a
private firm in no way connected with the Air
Force, under exclusive written contract with the
45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla.
This civilian enterprise Air Force newspa-
per is an authorized publication for members
of the U.S. military services. Contents of the
Missileer are not necessarily official views of, or
endorsed by, the U.S. government, the DoD or
the Department of the Air Force.
The appearance of advertising in this pub-
lication, including inserts or supplements, does
not constitute endorsement by the DoD, the
Department of the Air Force or Cape Publications,
Inc., of the products or services advertised.
Everything advertised in this publication
shall be made available for purchase, use or
patronage without regard to race, color, religion,
sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical
handicap, political affiliation or any other non-
merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron.
Editorial content is edited, prepared and
provided by the 45th Space Wing Public Affairs
Office. All photographs are Air Force photo-
graphs unless otherwise indicated.

Cape Publications
Advertising Department
P.O. Box 419000
Melbourne, FL 32941-9000
Retail: (321) 242-3808
National: (321) 242-3803
Classified: (321) 259-5555
Missileer
1201 Edward H. White II St.
Building 423, Room C-130
Patrick AFB, FL 32925
(321)494-5922
missileer@patrick.af.mil
PAFB Info Line 494-4636

Submission deadline is 2 p.m.
the Friday before publication.





____________NEWS__


Small Business



Office here to help


August 14, 2009 Missileer 3


By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Patrick Air Force
Base wants to sup-
port small businesses
and Alice O'Neal is
here to serve them.
That, in a nutshell, is
her No. 1 priority, she
said from her Small
Business Office in
Building 423.
"My number one
mission is to deter-
mine the best way
small businesses
can support the 45th
Space Wing mission
on each acquisition
and to make sure
using small business
is the smart solu-
tion rather than a
required program."
She said she takes
direction from the
words of Mr. Ronald
Poussard, director of
the Air Force Small
Business Programs.
"Like Mr. Poussard
has said, we want
to bring in small
businesses in, not
because somebody set
some percentage goal
and said 'that's what
you need to do,' but
because small busi-
nesses add value to
the mission and value
to the warfigher," she
said.
Ms. O'Neal current-
ly handles contracts
not only here at


Patrick Air Force Base
and Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station,
but also services
Jonathon Dickinson
Tracking Annex, in
Jupiter, Malabar
Tracking Annex,
remote sites at both
Ascension Air Field
and Antigua Auxiliary
Air Field.
"We may be a very
small office, but we
try taking care of and
supporting a very
wide area," she said
with a knowing smile.
She also said she
is well aware that
today's economic con-
ditions, times can be
tough and the small
business owner is
having some tough
times.
"Money is tough
for some of the big
companies to get, so
just imagine what
some of our potential
customers are going
through? It's tough
out there to be sure,"
she said.
But not so tough
that she won't do
anything she can do
to make things "hap-
pen." And she also
said she has a pretty
good reason to do just
that. It's called her
vision statement.
"The most reward-
ing part of my posi-
tion is to teach and
guide small business-


Photo by Chris Calkins
Ms. Alice O'Neal currently handles contracts
not only here at Patrick Air Force Base and
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, but also
services Jonathon Dickinson Tracking Annex,
in Jupiter, Malabar Tracking Annex, remote
sites at both Ascension Air Field and Antigua
Auxiliary Air Field.


es thru the acquisition
processes which allow
small businesses to
successfully move for-
ward to the forefront
in support of the of
the war fighter," she
said.
"I never promise any-
thing to anyone who
walks in our door;
except that they will
get the best service,
advice and assistance
they need to be ulti-
mately successful.
What do they have to
lose? They can always
come in and talk


first," she said.

Editor's note: Ms.
O'Neal's office is locat-
ed in Room NC-110
and her phone number
is 494-2207.


oto by Bruce Johnson, ITT Space Systems Division


One Final Look

United Launch Alliance technicians lower the
Delta II payload fairing in place to encapsulate
the GPS IIR-21 satellite to prepare it for flight
Monday morning. Once the rocket achieves
orbit, the fairings will be jettisoned allowing the
satellite to be deployed. This will be the last Air
Force Delta II GPS launch and the last of the
GPS IIR series before the next generation of
GPS satellites, known as the GPS IIF series, is
deployed.


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Air Force Space Command's
2009 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher
Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award

Mr. Burton E. Slesinger








WARRIOR OF TIHE WEEK


Name, Rank, unit, and duty title:
Staff Sergeant Christopher Powers,
45th CES Firefighter-Crew Chief
How long have you been at this duty station?
3 years, 4 months
What is your hometown (city, state)?
Gainesville, FL
What's your favorite motto?
"Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more,
you should never wish to do less."
What inspired you to go beyond the call of
duty?
"I enjoy what I do in the Air Force so much that it
never really feels like I'm going beyond. I just strive
to give 100% at all times."


Why do you serve in the Air Force?
"The Air Force has always been a part of my life
from start, it's what I know. It's the best of both
worlds being a firefighter and serving my country in
the USAF."

Reason for nomination:
"Staff Sgt. Powers consistently raises the bar at
the PAFB Fire Department. During a recent TDY
to Silver Flag at Tyndall AFB, Sergeant Powers
was instrumental in getting the base emergency
water supplies established resulting in getting the
bare base operational in minimum time. Sergeant
Powers' effort was so impressive that he received
a Letter of Appreciation from the Civil Engineer
Commander of the Vermont Air National Guard."

TSgt. Jeff Hackworth,
NCOIC Logistics/Compliance,
45th CES/Fire Protection Flight


4 August 14, 2009 Missileer


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History Highlights


Two to draw on


By Mark C. Cleary
45th Space Wing
History Office

On August 16,
1968, the Eastern
Range supported
the debut launches
of two major ballis-
tic missile systems
- the Air Force's
Minuteman III and
the Navy's Poseidon.
The Minuteman
III was the third
in a series of
Intercontinental
Ballistic Missiles
(ICBMs) manu-
factured by the
Boeing Company. It
was a three-stage,
solid-fueled missile
designed to carry
multiple warheads.
The missile was
more than 5 feet in
diameter at its wid-
est point, and it was
almost 60 feet long.
It weighed about
78,000 pounds. Like
its earlier siblings,
it was designed to
be launched from
a hardened under-
ground silo.
Following a highly
successful test flight
program, hundreds
of Minuteman IIIs
were deployed to
the western United
States where they
figured prominently
in the nation's stra-
tegic nuclear deter-
rent in the 1970s
and in later years.
Only 17 Minuteman
III missiles were


launched from Silos
31B and 32B at
Cape Canaveral by
December 15, 1970,
but Vandenberg AFB
carried on the tradi-
tion with periodic test
flights of Minuteman
missiles thereafter.
The Minuteman force
remains a vital part
of America's nuclear
arsenal today.
The Poseidon was
also a solid-fueled
ballistic missile, but
it represented an
entirely new gen-
eration of Submarine
Launched Ballistic
Missiles (SLBMs).
It was destined to
replace the Polaris, a
first-generation SLBM
deployed by the U.S.
Navy in the early
1960s.
The Poseidon was
built by Lockheed
Martin Space Systems,
and it weighed about
64,000 pounds. It
was 34 feet long and
74 inches in diam-
eter, and it had two
booster stages ver-
sus the Minuteman's
three.
In all, the Eastern
Range supported
266 Poseidon missile
flights launched from
Pads 25C and 25B,
from USS Observation
Island (a specially out-
fitted surface ship),
and from nuclear
submarines sub-
merged east of Cape
Canaveral. The range's
final Poseidon launch


Courtesy Photo
The Cape's first Poseidon C-3 SLBM awaits its
launch from Pad 25C Aug. 16, 1968.


occurred on April 30,
1990.
Both debut flights
were highly success-
ful, and one more
Minuteman III and
a Poseidon were


launched on different
days before the end
of year. The Eastern
Range supported a
total of 49 missile
flights and space
launches in 1968, but


Courtesy Photo
The first Minuteman III rockets skyward from
Silo 32B on Aug. 16, 1968.


the Minuteman III and
Poseidon debut flights
were perhaps the
most remarkable mis-
sions that year. Two
major weapon systems
with lots of deter-


rent potential were
launched on the same
day from the same
reservation (Cape
Canaveral), and both
flights accomplished
their objectives.


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6 August 14, 2009 Missileer


'Ask Capt. Ready'
is brought to you as a
part of the 45th Space
Wing Emergency
Management
Information Program.
If you have any
questions or com-
ments, please con-
tact the Readiness
& Emergency
Management Flight at
494-4224.

Captain Ready:
I keep hearing these
announcements over
the base giant voice
stating "Phase One
lightning, or Phase II
lightning"; "lightning
in five" so I go inside
and count to five and
then return to normal
duty. I got in trouble
with my supervisor for
being outside after the
five seconds. Is my
supervisor just being
hard on me or am I
doing it all wrong?
Lightning Lover

Dear Lightning:
You should be proud
to call this person
your supervisor. Not
only is he/she NOT
being hard on you
but, he/she is looking
out for your safety.
The highest death
rates from lightning
in the United States
are in Florida, which
is known as the light-
ning capital of the
country. What you are
hearing over the giant


voice are instructions
to take cover because
lightning is within
a certain number of
nautical miles away
from the base.
Phase I potential
existence for light-
ing to develop within
five nautical miles of
PAFB expected with-
in 30 minutes.
Phase II lightning is
imminent or occurring
within five nautical
miles of PAFB.
If you are outdoors,
avoid water, high
ground and open
spaces. Avoid all
metal objects includ-
ing electric wires,
fences, machinery,
motors, power tools,
etc. Unsafe places
include underneath
canopies, small pic-
nic or rain shelters,
or near trees. Where
possible, find shel-
ter in a substantial
building or in a fully
enclosed metal vehicle
such as a car, truck
or a van with the win-
dows completely shut.
If lightning is striking
nearby when you are
outside, you should:
A. Crouch down. Put
feet together. Place
hands over ears to
minimize hearing
damage from thunder.
B. Avoid proximity
(minimum of 15 ft.) to
other people.
If you are indoors,
avoid water (i.e. bath/


shower) and stay
away from doors and
windows. Do not use
the telephone. Take
off head sets. Turn
off, unplug, and stay
away from appliances,
computers, power
tools, & TV sets.
Lightning may strike
exterior electric and
phone lines, inducing
electric shock to inte-
rior equipment.

Captain Ready:
I was a Boy Scout
when I was younger.
I still remember their
motto, "be prepared".
Years late I now find
myself in Florida, a
very hurricane prone
state. I know how
to pack for a week-
end camping trip but
I would like to hear
your ideas for how to
prepare for that next
big hurricane.
Prepared

Dear Prepared:
I'm happy to hear
that you are planning
in advance. Too many
people do not do this
and they end up rely-
ing on neighbors or
government agencies
(FEMA, Red Cross,
etc.) to meet their
needs after a major
disaster such as a
hurricane. Govern-
ment agencies need
a few days to bring
supplies and equip-
ment in after a major


disaster and Uncle
Sam will have to dis-
tribute limited sup-
plies far and wide.
It's good that you
know how to pack to
go camping; many of
the supplies that are
needed for a camping
trip are also what are
needed immediately
after a hurricane. The
list that follows is not
all inclusive but is a
good starting point:
Water at least one
gallon daily per per-
son for three-to-seven
days. Fill water con-
tainers with potable
(tap) water about a
day prior to storm
arrival for drinking
purposes or pre-pur-
chase bottled water.
Consider filling bath-
tubs with water too,
but this water should
be used only for
hygiene purposes.
Food at least
enough for three-to-
seven days including
non-perishable pack-
aged or canned food/
juices.
Other items needed
include:
* foods for infants or
the elderly
* snack foods
* non-electric can
opener
* cooking tools/fuel
(good thing you have
that camping gear)
* paper plates/plastic
utensils (picnic any-
one?)


* Blankets/pillows,
etc.
* Clothing season-
al/rain gear/sturdy
shoes
* First Aid Kit/
Medicines/
Prescription Drugs
Special Items for
babies and the elderly
* Toiletries hygiene
items
* Moisture wipes
* Flashlight/batteries
* Radio battery
operated AM/FM and
NOAA weather radio
* Cash Banks and
ATMs may not be
open or available for
extended periods.
* Keys
* Toys, books and
games
* Important docu-
ments in a water-
proof container
including insurance
policies, medical
records, bank account
numbers, Social
Security card, etc.
* Document all valu-
ables with videotape if


possible
* Tools keep a set
with you during the
storm
* Vehicle fuel tanks
filled
Pet care items -
* Proper identifica-
tion/immunization
records
* Ample supply of
food and water
* a carrier or cage
* medications
* muzzle and leash

As you can see, you
probably already have
most of these items,
it's just a matter of
having everything in
one spot during the
hurricane. It is also
possible that your
home will be damaged
after the hurricane
and you will have to
relocate.
Having prepared
ahead of time and
having storage con-
tainers available will
make this process
easier.


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Events Calendar


August 14, 2009 Missileer 7


Sunday
9


16
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Tides

Latin Experience,
2:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut


23
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Tides

Karaoke
2:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut


30
Latin Experience,
2:30 7:30 p.m,
Shark Hut


Monday
10


17
DELTA II GPS
21 LAUNCH

Boater Safety
Training
9:30- 11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Summer Story Time
10 a.m.
Library


24
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Summer Story Time
10 a.m.
Libira r\


31
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Summer Story Time
10 a.m.
Library


Tuesday
11


18
Newcomer's
Orientation Briefing
7:30 a.m. noon
A&FRC

Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing


25
Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing
Families of Deployed
Personnel Dinner
6 7 p.m.
A&FRC
Family Child Care
Certification Class,
8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
FCC Office


SEPT 1
C arer CI( Ian.ge Class
10 1 1 d. i lt Inl.
A&FRC Bov. lng
Special
$1.25 Games
11 a.m. c losing
Start of Patrick AFB
& CCAFS Fitness
Center "Aerobathon"
Program


Wednesday
12


19
Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing

Spouse Orientation
Briefing
1 3 p.m.
A&FRC

Karaoke
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut


26
Bowling Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing
Life Cycle
Fitness Class
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
A&FRC
Airman Leadership
School Class
09-07 Starts


Bowling Special
$1.25 Games
11 a.m. closing


4 :-.l .l p I
ShiarI Hut


Thursday
13


20
Smooth Move Class
9- 11 a.m.
A&FRC

Unlimited Bowling
Special
2 p.m. closing

Pajama Club
Story Time
6:15 p.m.
Library


F


27
Unlimited
Bowling Special
2 p.m. closing

Family Child Care
Certification Class
8:30 a.m. 5 p.m.
FCC Office


F


3
Unit Sp(ouI Training
]1 l0 a.m. -
12-30 p m.
A&FRF(

Inimited Bowling
Sp.m. closing
2 p.m. closing


Friday
14
Sand Volleyball
Tournament
7 a.m.
Chevron Park
Applying for AF Jobs
Class
9- 11 a.m.
A&FRC
Kid's Night out
6- 11 p.m.
Youth Programs

21
3-Tank Advanced
Open Water/Nitrox
Lobster & Spear
Fishing Dive,
Outdoor Recreation
Texas Hold'em
5 10 p.m.
The Tides
Boy's Night Out
"Mall Crawl"
6 9:30 p.m.
Youth Programs


28
Rock'it Glow Bowl
7 p.m. closing

Back to School
Dance
7 10 p.m.
Youth Programs


4
Tr\x-s Hold'em
5 10 p.m.
The Tides


Saturday
15
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Marina's Summer
Sizzle Golf
Tournament
1 p.m.
Golf Course
Sailing Class
2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation

22
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Sailing Class
2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation


29
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Out Rec.
Sailing Class
2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Bowling
Appreciation Day
Free Bowling
1 4 p.m.


5
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Rec.

Sailing Class,
2 3:30 p.m.
Outdoor Rec.

Latin Experience -
Orchestra 702
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
The Tides


I I I I. I.


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Airman one of first to graduate AU ABC


Harris given educational opportunity and takes off with it


By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Staff Sgt. Keondra
Harris takes this posi-
tive role model thing
seriously. And that's
one reason she was
one of the first
Sergeants to receive
her Bachelor's Degree
from the recently
formed Air University
Associate-to-
Baccalaurate
Cooperative Program.
"Well, I am the old-
est of four children
and my younger sib-
lings look up to me
and I don't ever want
to let them down,"
said Sgt. Harris, an
Aerospace Medicine
Technician, who
works in the 45th
Space Wing Medical
Group.
"Secondly, I want
my children (two
girls, ages 2 and six
months) to see that I
have and will con-
tinue to build a
solid foundation for
them. In addition, I
want them to know
that if their mother
can go to college while
taking care of them
that they can do any-
thing and everything
they put their mind
to," she said with
emphasis. "I plan on
making the military
a career and I want
to get the most out of
my time."


AU ABC links
Airmen who have
completed associate
degrees to "military
friendly" colleges and
universities around
the country, according
to Ms. Kathy Farris,
chief, education and
training office.
In addition, AU
ABC maximizes the
application of military
career education and
training and is open
to all serving in the
active duty Air Force,
Air Force Reserves or
Air Guard, Ms. Farris
said.
The Air Force
Virtual Education
Center serves as the
gateway to AU ABC
degree programs
and associated stu-
dent services such
as online enrollment,
tuition assistance pro-
cessing, support ser-
vices and access to
distance learning
instruction.
"Bottom line up
front," said Ms. Farris,
"the student is able to
participate in courses
anytime, anywhere to
earn career-relevant
bachelor's degrees at
no additional cost to
the member or the Air
Force."
Airman Harris said
getting into the pro-
gram was simple, and
the employees at the
base education office
are there to lend a
helping hand.


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Staff Sgt. Keondra Harris, right, is congratulated by Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., Commander,
45th Space Wing, for being one of the first Sergeants to receive her Bachelor's Degree from the
Air University Associate-to-Baccalaurate Cooperative Program.


"All I needed was
to first get accepted
into the college. The
second step was to
collect all of my tran-
scripts from previous
colleges I have
attended. The final
process was to bring
my degree plan to the
base education office,"
she said.
"Several people
at the base educa-
tion office helped
me; however, the one


person who helped
me the most was Mr.
Shelton Russell. He
always went above
and beyond the call
of duty to assist me
with my educational
needs," said Airman
Harris, a native of
Augusta, Ga., who
graduated from Burke
County High School in
1999.
The AU ABU pro-
gram and instructors
were also first-rate,


she said.
"The best thing
about the AU-ABC
program is that my
courses were com-
pletely covered using
my tuition assistance,
said the sergeant.
"Another excellent
thing about using this
program was that the
university accepted
almost all of my previ-
ous courses that I had
taken, and I even got
credit for my military


training. They trans-
ferred my complete
CCAF as well.
"In addition, the
school staff was awe-
some; my teacher was
always available to
help with my home-
work. The program
gives civilian institu-
tions insight into the
lifestyle of a military
member. For instance,

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"Bottom line up front, the
student is able to participate
in courses anytime, anywhere
to earn career-relevant
bachelor's degrees at no
additional cost to the
member or the Air Force."
Ms. Kathy Farris
CHIEF, EDUCATION AND TRAINING OFFICE


Airman,
from page 8
if a military member
has an unannounced
TDY or a family emer
agency, the civilian
institutions are
eager to help," she
said.
Currently work-
ing on her Master's
Degree, Sergeant
Harris is also in
the process of
applying for her
commission and
hopes to be pinning
on her lieutenant
bars sometime in
early 2010.


"I have always
dreamed about
becoming a Medical
Service Corp officer
in the United States
Air Force. I credit
my inspiration to my
Godmother, who
was a Medical Service
Corp Officer in the
U.S. Air Force, and
my ROTC instructor
during high school
ROTC, said the
Sergeant.
"Sometimes
dreams come true,"
she said.
Especially when
you work for them.


Photo by Chris Calkins
Ms. Kathy Farris, chief, education and training office, left, is proud of Staff Sgt. Keondra Harris'
accomplishments.


Can almost


smell those


fries now

Patrick Air Force Base Burger King lovers
will soon be able to enjoy a brand-new
restaurant when remodeling work is
completely finished. "This store will not open
until it meets both AAFES and Burger King
standards, and we'll make sure it does before
the doors open to the greatest customers in
the world," said Mr. David Crain, AAFES gen-
eral manager. The 90-day project currently has
a mid-to-late October Grand Opening planned,
according to Mr. Crain.


Photo by Chris Calkins


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Education opportunity available

for interested senior level civilians


RANDOLPH AIR
FORCE BASE, Texas
(AFNS) Air Force
civilians interested
in applying for the
Academic Year 2011
Defense Senior Leader
Development Program
have until Sept. 11
to submit nomina-
tion packets to the
Air Force Personnel
Center here.
The Department
of Defense's DSLDP
focuses on how
to effectively lead
organizations and
programs, as well


how to be successful
in the joint, interagen-
cy and multinational
environments.

To be eligible,
nominees must:
* Be in grades GS-
14/15, NSPS PB-03 or
equivalent.
* Have two years Air
Force civil service by
nomination due date
of Sept. 11.
* Hold a bachelor's
degree. And
* Have a minimum of
one year supervisory
experience.


Nomination pack-
ages must include
Air Force Form 4059,
a resume, a signed
mobility agreement
and the DOD DSLDP
application for the
program.
Employees inter-
ested in this opportu-
nity must be available
to attend long-term
training from July
2011 through June
2012 if they do not
have their senior
level professional
military education
completed.


Completed pack-
ages can be mailed
to AFPC/DPIFDA,
555 E Street West,
Ste 1, Randolph Air
Force Base, Texas
78150 or faxed to
210-565-7150, DSN
665-7150. Selections
should be made in the
first quarter of 2010.
For more infor-
mation, call AFPC/
DPIFDA at DSN 665-
2524 or 210-565-2524
OR the Total Force
Service Center at 800-
525-0102.


Air Force Office of Scientific Research

officials launch social media outreach

ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) Air Force Office
of Scientific Research officials here announced
Aug. 7 the launch of two new pages on
Facebook and Twitter.
To follow AFOSR on each site, type "AFOSR" .
in the search box on each page.
The new AFOSR Facebook and Twitter pages
will provide real-time information on AFOSR
stories, accomplishments,
scientific breakthroughs and events. In addi-
tion, postings will include announcements and


deadlines for funding opportunities and
awards programs worth millions of dol-
lars.
"AFOSR sponsors innovative and
cutting edge technologies that revo-
lutionize and shape the future of the
Air Force. It seems only fitting that we
approach our communications and new
media the same way we approach sci-
ence," said Dr. Brendan Godfrey, the
AFOSR director.
To learn more about AFOSR, visit
www.afosr.af.mil or on their new
Facebook and Twitter pages.


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The main thing is to


keep the main thing


the main thing


By Chaplain
(Lt. Col.) John Baker
45th SW Chapel

Since arriving at
Patrick last month,
much of my time has
been spent in-pro-
cessing. I've done the
typical tasks of turn-
ing in folders, updat-
ing Tricare, sitting
through briefings,
and learning the
mission of the base
and my unit, the
chapel.
Along the way I've
been amazed with
the professionalism
and dedication of the
Patrick AFB commu-
nity as we prepare for
our upcoming inspec-
tion.
Seeing how each
person contributes to
the mission and the
culture of excellence
that supports it has
encouraged me in my
own job.
One of the chapel's
main functions is to
foster spiritual well-
ness in the Patrick
AFB community. As
the UCI draws near,
this might also be
a good time to look
inward and do a
spiritual wellness
inventory.
Lt. Col. John
Leitnaker, then


operational preven-
tion branch chief in
the AFMC Surgeon's
Office said, "The
spiritual dimension
centers on faith in
a higher order and
hope.
Spiritual wellness
does not necessarily
mean a belief sys-
tem that is religion-
based, but recognizes
the importance of
resiliency and the
ability to bounce
back from the inevi-
table setbacks in
life."
As the inspec-
tors come in we may
see parking spots
reserved and DV
areas set up specifi-
cally for the IG team.
We set aside
these places, and
the resources
required, to give
the team what they
need to perform the
inspection.


It becomes our pri-
ority and gives us an
opportunity to show
the IG what we can
do. Without this, it's
hard for the team
to focus on their job
while here.
Spiritual wellness
is a lot like that. We
know there will be
setbacks in life but
our ability to bounce
back comes from set-
ting aside places in
our hearts and minds
for the important
things.
If we are going to
center in on faith
and hope we need to
set aside areas in
our life for that
purpose.
When I was in
seminary we had a
guest speaker who
said something so
simple and yet so
profound, it's stuck
with me all these
years.
"The main thing
is to keep the main
thing the main
thing."
Whether it's in
preparation for an
upcoming inspec-
tion or as you focus
on your spiritual
wellness, remem-
ber to "keep the
main thing the main
thing."


Catholic
Daily Mass (Tues.-Fri.) at 11:30 a.m. in the Seaside Chapel.
Saturday: 4 p.m. confession, 5 p.m. Mass in the South Patrick
Chapel.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Mass in South Patrick Chapel, and 11:30 a.m.
Mass in the Seaside Chapel.
Religious education classes: 10:15-11:15 a.m. at the Education
Center for pre-K-6th grade. Youth Ministry for 7th-8th grade, 10:15-
11:15 a.m. at the Education Center; for 9th-12th grade, 6-8 p.m. at
the Shark Center.

Protestant
Sunday: 9 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Seaside Chapel. 11 a.m.
Praise and Worship Service in the South Patrick Chapel.
Wednesday: 5:15 p.m. Family Night meal and study at South
Patrick Chapel.

Jewish
For details, contact Barry Chefer at 494-6063.

Islamic
Tuesday: 6-7 p.m. Islamic studies, South Chapel, room 105. For
Islamic worship services, contact Marvin Hagan at 254-6727 or the
Islamic Society of Brevard County at 984-4129.



Religious education classes

The Saint George Catholic Community at Patrick Air Force Base
Chapel is ready to help you and your child grow in the joy and
knowledge of the Catholic faith.
Whether you are just arriving here, preparing your child for a
Sacrament or just want to give your child the right tools to deal with
a sometimes confusing and difficult world, we can help.
Our Religious Education program offers lifelong faith formation
opportunities in a warm, loving and fun environment. Our pro-
gram is free for Pre-K 8th grade and also for our Confirmation and
adult classes.
There is a nominal fee for our high school program.
PreK 8th grade will meet in the Base Education Center in
Central Housing on Sunday mornings from 10:15-11:15 a.m., begin-
ning Aug. 30. Our high school class meets in the Shark Center on
Sunday evenings from 6 8 p.m. beginning Satuday.
Registrations will be held after all Masses this weekend and next
weekend.
Come meet our staff, ask questions, have some refreshments
and register! Your child will thank you forever! For more informa-
tion, contact Lucie Black (PreK 8, Confirmation, adult classes and
the RCIA, which we used to call "convert classes") at 504-7987 or
Georgette Hoppenbrouwer (grades 9 12) at 779-9890.


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BRIEFS


Helping the Homeless Vets
A collection of deodorant and insect repellant is
needed for our "Homeless Veterans" by Sept. 15.
The drop off point is with Ms. Terri L. Sellon at
Patrick AFB Chapel. For further information contact
her at 494-4073.


Veteran's Home Loan Seminar
You are invited to attend a session with represen-
tatives from the Veterans Administration (VA) Re-
gional Loan Center to learn about their affordable
homeownership programs, benefits, and improve-
ments to the Home loan program.
The free Seminar will take place at the Base Edu-
cation Center Auditorium, Bldg. 998 on Tues., Sept.
1 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration is required due to limited seating.
Registration must be made by Fri., Aug. 28. Call
494-2594/6318 or email renae.dewitt@patrick.af.mil
to register. Parking is limited to the North Parking
area.


Airman & Family
Readiness Center August Classes
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has a
few upcoming classes and events in August that
many will find invaluable: Pre-Separation Briefing,
Aug. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to noon; Spouse Orienta-
tion Briefing, Aug. 19, from 1 3 p.m.; Smooth Move
Class, Aug. 20, from 9 11 a.m.; Families of De-
ployed Personnel Dinner, Aug. 25, from 6 7 p.m.;
and a Life Cycle Finances Class, Aug. 26, from 11
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and to sign
up, call 494-5675.


New Child Development
Center to open soon
The new CDC is expected to open in mid-Octo-
ber! The center is now accepting Request for Care
Forms (DD Form 2606) for children ages 6 weeks
- 5 years. Rates are established by the DoD and are
based on total family income. For more information,
call 494-7028.


2009 "Instant Payback"
Club Membership Campaign
If you have been thinking about joining the club,
now's the time. The 2009 "Instant Payback" Club
Membership Campaign runs thru Aug. 15. All per-
sonnel who join the club during the campaign will
automatically receive three months free dues, free


cash back through the rewards program, and a 6-
month 0 percent introductory APR. As an additional
bonus, 200 members will be randomly selected to
receive $250 by participating in an online survey at
www.afclubs.net. For more information, call 494-
4013.


American Heart Association
START! Heart Walk
The American Heart Association is looking for
participants and volunteers for the 2009 Brevard
County START! Heart Walk. The event will take
place Saturday, Sept. 19 at Space Coast Stadium
in Viera.
Volunteers are needed for set-up as early as 5 a.m.
Community service points are available. Contact
Teresa Christopher at 543-4799 or maxteresa24@
bellsouth.net for more details regarding volunteer-
ing.
If you'd like to participate in the Heart Walk as an
individual or form a team, the event will take place
from 8-11 a.m. For more information or to register,
visit www.brevardheartwalk.kintera.org.

Labor Day 2-Person
Best Ball Golf Tournament
Sign up now for the Manatee Cove Golf Course's
Labor Day 2-Person Best Ball Tournament, being
held Sept. 7 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Teams
will be flighted by team handicap. Each player will
play their own ball and the team score will be the
best ball net. If you sign up as a single, you will
be partnered with another single. Cost is $30 for
Annual Pass players, $33 for Annual Fee players,
and $43 for all others. Save $5 by signing up before
COB Aug 31. Payment must be made at time of
registration. No refunds after the registration cutoff
date, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m.
Entry includes greens fee, cart, prize fund, clos-
est to the pin awards, and beverages. You must have
a USGA handicap or play scratch. Awards will be
given for the first three places in each flight. Ties will
be determined with the #1 handicap hole. For more
information, call 494-GOLF.

Jacksonville Qualifier
If you are an active duty golfer assigned to Patrick
AFB with a handicap index of 8.0 or below, you are
eligible to participate in the Jacksonville Qualifier
on Sept. 19 and 20 at the Manatee Cove Golf Course.
Tee times will be at 8 a.m. on both days. The low
four qualifiers in this 36-hole event will represent
Patrick AFB in the 45th Annual Southeast Military


Invitational Golf Tournament at Jacksonville Naval
Air Station. The tournament will be held Oct. 5 9.
Before competing in the qualifier, make sure you can
go permissive TDY that week. If you are interested,
please sign up before Sept. 18. For more information,
call Fred Mills at 494-7856.

Meet Youth Programs'
New Sports Director
Parents and youth are cordially invited to meet
Youth Programs' new Sports Director, Mr. John
Berardi, on Sept. 1, from 4 5 p.m. Please come
by and discuss with him what sports activities and
events you would like to see at the Youth Center.
The programs are open to youth in grades K-12. For
more information, call 494-4747.


"Aerobathon"
The Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers will
hold an "Aerobathon" on their designated running
tracks from Sept. 1 30. The goal is for each unit
to log as many aerobic activity hours as possible
during the month. Participants take part in any of
the group exercises and/or fitness improvement
classes, or complete a minimum of 30 minutes on
any indoor
cardio machine. Participants may also swim or run
outdoors. Commander's Cup Points will be awarded!
For more information, guidelines and eligibility
requirements, call 494-4947 (Patrick) or 853-3966
(CCAFS).

2009 Arts & Crafts Gallery
The Arts & Crafts Center is now accepting entries
for the 2009 Arts & Crafts Gallery. The gallery is
open to all eligible users adults and youth. Each
entrant is allowed to enter three arts/crafts items
and three photography items. Entry forms can be
downloaded from the 45th Force Support Squadron
website at www.GoPatrickFL.com. Entries will be
accepted thru October 2009. All Patrick AFB entries
will be submitted to Air Force Space Command for
consideration for the Air Force Gallery. For more
information, call 494-4270.

Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature the
following specials in September: Labor Day Snack
Bar Special, Sept. 7; $1.25 Game Special, Sept. 1
and 2, from 11 a.m. to closing; Unlimited Bowling
Special, Sept. 3, from 2 p.m. to closing; Lunch and
Bowl Special, Tuesday thru Friday, from 11 a.m. to
1 p.m. For more information, call 494-2958.








Airman & Family Readiness
Center September Classes
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has a
few upcoming classes and events in September that
many will find invaluable: Career Change Class,
Sept. 1, from 10 11:30 a.m.; Families in the Know
Class, Sept. 1, from 6:30 7:30 p.m.; Unit Spouse
Training, Sept. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.;
Pre-Separation Briefing, Sept. 8, from 9 10:30 a.m.;
Fundamentals of Resumes Class, Sept. 8, from 1 3
p.m.; Tap 3-Day Workshop, Sept. 8, 9 and 10, from 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; How to Become a Millionaire Class,
Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Sponsorship
Training, Sept. 10, from 9 11 a.m.; Bundles for
Babies/Newborn Care Class, Sept. 10, from 6 8
p.m.; Applying for AF Jobs Class, Sept. 11, from 9
- 11 a.m.; Deployment Line for Deployed Families,
Sept. 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Newcomer's
Orientation Briefing, Sept. 15, from 7:30 a.m. to
noon; 1st Term Airman Financial Management
Class, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Spouse
Orientation, Sept. 16, from 1 3 p.m.; Smooth Move
Class, Sept. 17, from 9 11 a.m.; Job Search Class,
Sept. 21, from 10 11:30 a.m.; Families of Deployed
Dinner, Sept. 22, from 6 7 p.m.; Heart Link Class,


RIEFS --
Sept. 23, from 9 11:30 a.m.; and TSP, Sept. 23,
from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information
and to sign up, call 494-5675.

Labor Day Pool Party
Outdoor Recreation invites you to join them on
Sept. 7, from noon to 3 p.m., for the Labor Day Pool
Party at the Family Pool. The event is free and will
feature games, prizes and light refreshments. After
the party, the pool will remain open until 6 p.m. For
more information, call 494-2042.

Lodging Amenities
Space Coast Inn offers free wireless internet and
flat screen televisions in some of its guest rooms.
Plans are underway to expand these amenities to all
lodging guests by the end of 2009. They also offer a
free self-serve laundry service, a small fitness annex
in Bldg. 502, and free internet/business work sta-
tions in the main lobby of Bldg. 720 available for
use by authorized lodging guests. Please take time
to complete one of their Air Force Lodging comment
cards, available in the lobby or in your guest room.
Good news or ideas for improvement are always wel-
come. For more information, call 494-6590.


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Visiting Officer Quarters
Lodging has announced that Bldg 503 has
recently transferred into their possession. They
will be converting this building into Visiting Officer
Quarters and are expecting an Air Force Lodging
Fund grant in FY2010 for extensive upgrades. For
more information, call 494-6590.

School Age Program
Youth Programs' Before & After School Age
Program offers more than just a place for your
child to be while waiting on you to complete your
work day. The program provides a state-of-the-art
environment that is an extension of the school day
- where your child can play, while still learning his/
her favorite subjects. Your child will not be in one big
multi-purpose area.
The program offers individual classrooms with
different activities in each room, to include: a home-
work assistance program, arts & crafts, fitness
activities and skill building activities. There will even
be time for them to chat with their friends.
Meals are provided under the guidance of the
USDA Food Program. For more information and to
enroll your child, call 494-4747.




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August 14, 2009 Vol. 51 No. 32 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Technicians lower the Delta II payload 3 Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile capabilities to America and its warfighting commands 5 Leading from the front In preparation for the upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection, Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., top, takes time to get instant feedback from Staff Sgt. Marisol Charlemagne, left, and Capt. Phil Demola, center, both from 45th Medical Group, during a recent Major Accident Response Exercise. Command Chief Master Sgt. Larry Malcom, photo at left, recently gathered all the enlisted troops into the Base Theatre to hammer home the message of “Safety First,” and to remind everyone that we need to all pull together to show the world what we can do. “I do understand these ORI’s can be stressful, but so is launching missions, something we continue to do successfully by working hard and relying on each other. And that’s just what we’ll continue to do,” said Gen. Bolton. GAME ON! Photo by Jennifer Macklin Photo by John Connell All smiles, all around 8 Aug. 16, 1968 busy launch day at the Cape

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 2 August 14, 2009 Missileer Commander’s Corner Missileer staff Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. 45th Space Wing Commander Mr. Brad Swezey Chief of Public Affairs 2nd Lt. Karl Wiest Deputy Chief of Public Affairs 2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau Chief of Internal Information Mr. Chris Calkins Editor Mrs. Teresa Christopher Mrs. Juanita McNeely Layout Coordinators Mrs. Jennifer Macklin Mr. John Connell Photographers Published by Cape Publications, Inc., a private firm in no way connected with the Air Force, under exclusive written contract with the 45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla. This civilian enterprise Air Force newspa per is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. military services. Contents of the Missileer are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. government, the DoD or the Department of the Air Force. The appearance of advertising in this pub lication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the DoD, the Department of the Air Force or Cape Publications, Inc., of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Office. All photographs are Air Force photo graphs unless otherwise indicated. Cape Publications Advertising Department P.O. Box 419000 Melbourne, FL 32941-9000 Retail: (321) 242-3808 National: (321) 242-3803 Classified: (321) 259-5555 Missileer 1201 Edward H. White II St. Building 423, Room C-130 Patrick AFB, FL 32925 (321)494-5922 missileer@patrick.af.mil PAFB Info Line 494-4636 Submission deadline is 2 p.m. the Friday before publication. By Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. Commander, 45th Space Wing For as long as I can remember, people here at the 45th Space Wing – and throughout the Air Force have thought we were the best of the best when it comes to the launch business. You think it, I think it, we all think it. And we all know it’s true. But sometimes you just have to prove it. Well folks, that “sometime” is here. Now. As you are all well aware, the Operational Readiness Inspection has begun, and will continue for the next five weeks or so. And while I expect every sin gle person associated with the 45th Space Wing to be cordial and cooperative with the Space Command Inspection Team, I want to reiterate that safety takes prece dence over all inspection activities. Please never lose sight of that. And please understand that we can all benefit from having the way we do business looked at with a fine-toothed comb. The biggest benefits that come from inspections like these don't come from where they tell us how great we are. The bigger bang-forthe-buck comes from them telling us how we can do things better, safer, less expensively, and with less and less resources, just to name a few. And I do understand these ORI's can be stressful, but so is launch ing missions, something we con tinue to do successfully by working hard and relying on each other. And that's just what we'll continue to do until mid-September. When you have the best of the best working in your corner, it gives you a feeling of inner confidence. I have that inner sense and I trust you do as well. You have proven to me since Day 1 that you are the best in the busi ness. Now we'll just show the world. Because sometimes we just have to prove it. By Chief Master Sgt. Mark B. Isaman 45th Civil Engineer Squadron Superintendent Before you leave your house each morning do you ask yourself, “Am I ready?” “Is my uniform right?” “Is my attitude right?” “Am I ready for the IG?” Ah, the IG, a subject near and dear to all of us. If you’re like me you’ve been working long hours preparing for this event. But don’t worry all of this will soon be behind us and we’ll be able to get back to normal. But wait a minute, maybe we need to think about what “normal” we need to get back to. I think our “back to normal” should include, as a minimum, a robust Self Inspection Program and a ”back to basics” approach to our day to day activities. Air Force directives provide commanders with a tool to evaluate the internal health of their units, the Self Inspection Program. Major Commands develop checklists for commanders to gauge their abil ity to accomplish their respective missions. The key to a successful SelfInspection program is participation by all unit members throughout the year, not just before an inspec tion. In times of limited resources we need a systematic approach to assess compliance and to track and correct deficiencies. Our selfinspection programs are those sys tems; basic in design but extremely effective when executed properly. Speaking of basics, let’s spend a little time on the phrase “back to basics.” A simple concept that is sometimes difficult to attain. Why is that? Could it because our world has gotten so busy, so complicated? Possibly. More often than we might like to admit we sometimes overlook the small details, the basics. Maybe it’s because these things – these basics – live in the shadows of those bigger-picture tasks. However, we cannot afford to let the basics stay in the shadows. In keeping with the theme of this article, the basics I would like all of us to focus on before, during, as well as after the IG inspection are the simple ones. Things like customs and courte sies, keeping your work areas neat and clean and probably the most important: a positive attitude. If we continue to effectively uti lize our Self-Inspection Programs as well as a “back to basics” approach in all tasks, we will be ready when the IG hits the ground. Ask yourself ... ‘am I ready?’ Sometimes you just have to prove it From the top

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August 14, 2009 Missileer 3 Small Business Office here to help One Final Look United Launch Alliance technicians lower the Delta II payload fairing in place to encapsulate the GPS IIR-21 satellite to prepare it for flight Monday morning. Once the rocket achieves orbit, the fairings will be jettisoned allowing the satellite to be deployed. This will be the last Air Force Delta II GPS launch and the last of the GPS IIR series before the next generation of GPS satellites, known as the GPS IIF series, is deployed. By Chris Calkins 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Patrick Air Force Base wants to sup port small businesses and Alice O’Neal is here to serve them. That, in a nutshell, is her No. 1 priority, she said from her Small Business Office in Building 423. “My number one mission is to deter mine the best way small businesses can support the 45th Space Wing mission on each acquisition and to make sure using small business is the smart solu tion rather than a required program.” She said she takes direction from the words of Mr. Ronald Poussard, director of the Air Force Small Business Programs. “Like Mr. Poussard has said, we want to bring in small businesses in, not because somebody set some percentage goal and said ‘that’s what you need to do,’ but because small busi nesses add value to the mission and value to the warfigher,” she said. Ms. O’Neal current ly handles contracts not only here at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, but also services Jonathon Dickinson Tracking Annex, in Jupiter, Malabar Tracking Annex, remote sites at both Ascension Air Field and Antigua Auxiliary Air Field. “We may be a very small office, but we try taking care of and supporting a very wide area,” she said with a knowing smile. She also said she is well aware that today’s economic con ditions, times can be tough and the small business owner is having some tough times. “Money is tough for some of the big companies to get, so just imagine what some of our potential customers are going through? It’s tough out there to be sure,” she said. But not so tough that she won’t do anything she can do to make things “hap pen.” And she also said she has a pretty good reason to do just that. It’s called her vision statement. “The most reward ing part of my posi tion is to teach and guide small business Ms. Alice O’Neal currently handles contracts not only here at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, but also services Jonathon Dickinson Tracking Annex, in Jupiter, Malabar Tracking Annex, remote sites at both Ascension Air Field and Antigua Auxiliary Air Field. Photo by Chris Calkins es thru the acquisition processes which allow small businesses to successfully move for ward to the forefront in support of the of the war fighter,” she said. “I never promise any thing to anyone who walks in our door; except that they will get the best service, advice and assistance they need to be ulti mately successful. What do they have to lose? They can always come in and talk first,” she said. Editor’s note: Ms. O’Neal’s office is locat ed in Room NC-110 and her phone number is 494-2207. Photo by Bruce Johnson, ITT Space Systems Division Air Force Space Command's 2009 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award Mr. Burton E. Slesinger

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http://www.patrick.af.mil4 August 14, 2009 Missileer warrior of the week Name, Rank, unit, and duty title: Staff Sergeant Christopher Powers, 45th CES Firefighter-Crew Chief How long have you been at this duty station? 3 years, 4 months What is your hometown (city, state)? Gainesville, FL What’s your favorite motto? “Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less.” What inspired you to go beyond the call of duty? “I enjoy what I do in the Air Force so much that it never really feels like I’m going beyond. I just strive to give 100% at all times.” Why do you serve in the Air Force? “The Air Force has always been a part of my life from start, it’s what I know. It’s the best of both worlds being a firefighter and serving my country in the USAF.” Reason for nomination: “Staff Sgt. Powers consistently raises the bar at the PAFB Fire Department. During a recent TDY to Silver Flag at Tyndall AFB, Sergeant Powers was instrumental in getting the base emergency water supplies established resulting in getting the bare base operational in minimum time. Sergeant Powers’ effort was so impressive that he received a Letter of Appreciation from the Civil Engineer Commander of the Vermont Air National Guard.” TSgt. Jeff Hackworth, NCOIC Logistics/Compliance, 45th CES/Fire Protection Flight

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August 14, 2009 Missileer 5 Two to draw on The first Minuteman III rockets skyward from Silo 32B on Aug. 16, 1968. Courtesy Photo History Highlights By Mark C. Cleary 45th Space Wing History Office On August 16, 1968, the Eastern Range supported the debut launches of two major ballis tic missile systems — the Air Force’s Minuteman III and the Navy’s Poseidon. The Minuteman III was the third in a series of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) manu factured by the Boeing Company. It was a three-stage, solid-fueled missile designed to carry multiple warheads. The missile was more than 5 feet in diameter at its wid est point, and it was almost 60 feet long. It weighed about 78,000 pounds. Like its earlier siblings, it was designed to be launched from a hardened under ground silo. Following a highly successful test flight program, hundreds of Minuteman IIIs were deployed to the western United States where they figured prominently in the nation’s stra tegic nuclear deter rent in the 1970s and in later years. Only 17 Minuteman III missiles were launched from Silos 31B and 32B at Cape Canaveral by December 15, 1970, but Vandenberg AFB carried on the tradi tion with periodic test flights of Minuteman missiles thereafter. The Minuteman force remains a vital part of America’s nuclear arsenal today. The Poseidon was also a solid-fueled ballistic missile, but it represented an entirely new gen eration of Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles (SLBMs). It was destined to replace the Polaris, a first-generation SLBM deployed by the U.S. Navy in the early 1960s. The Poseidon was built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, and it weighed about 64,000 pounds. It was 34 feet long and 74 inches in diam eter, and it had two booster stages ver sus the Minuteman’s three. In all, the Eastern Range supported 266 Poseidon missile flights launched from Pads 25C and 25B, from USS Observation Island (a specially out fitted surface ship), and from nuclear submarines sub merged east of Cape Canaveral. The range’s final Poseidon launch occurred on April 30, 1990. Both debut flights were highly success ful, and one more Minuteman III and a Poseidon were launched on different days before the end of year. The Eastern Range supported a total of 49 missile flights and space launches in 1968, but the Minuteman III and Poseidon debut flights were perhaps the most remarkable mis sions that year. Two major weapon systems with lots of deter rent potential were launched on the same day from the same reservation (Cape Canaveral), and both flights accomplished their objectives. The Cape’s first Poseidon C-3 SLBM awaits its launch from Pad 25C Aug. 16, 1968. Courtesy Photo

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http://www.patrick.af.mil6 August 14, 2009 Missileer ‘Ask Capt. Ready’ is brought to you as a part of the 45th Space Wing Emergency Management Information Program. If you have any questions or com ments, please con tact the Readiness & Emergency Management Flight at 494-4224. Captain Ready: I keep hearing these announcements over the base giant voice stating “Phase One lightning, or Phase II lightning”; “lightning in five” so I go inside and count to five and then return to normal duty. I got in trouble with my supervisor for being outside after the five seconds. Is my supervisor just being hard on me or am I doing it all wrong? Lightning Lover Dear Lightning : You should be proud to call this person your supervisor. Not only is he/she NOT being hard on you but, he/she is looking out for your safety. The highest death rates from lightning in the United States are in Florida, which is known as the light ning capital of the country. What you are hearing over the giant voice are instructions to take cover because lightning is within a certain number of nautical miles away from the base. Phase I – potential exsistence for light ing to develop within five nautical miles of PAFB expected with in 30 minutes. Phase II – lightning is imminent or occurring within five nautical miles of PAFB. If you are outdoors, avoid water, high ground and open spaces. Avoid all metal objects includ ing electric wires, fences, machinery, motors, power tools, etc. Unsafe places include underneath canopies, small pic nic or rain shelters, or near trees. Where possible, find shel ter in a substantial building or in a fully enclosed metal vehicle such as a car, truck or a van with the win dows completely shut. If lightning is striking nearby when you are outside, you should: A. Crouch down. Put feet together. Place hands over ears to minimize hearing damage from thunder. B. Avoid proximity (minimum of 15 ft.) to other people. If you are indoors, avoid water (i.e. bath/ shower) and stay away from doors and windows. Do not use the telephone. Take off head sets. Turn off, unplug, and stay away from appliances, computers, power tools, & TV sets. Lightning may strike exterior electric and phone lines, inducing electric shock to inte rior equipment. Captain Ready: I was a Boy Scout when I was younger. I still remember their motto, “be prepared”. Years late I now find myself in Florida, a very hurricane prone state. I know how to pack for a week end camping trip but I would like to hear your ideas for how to prepare for that next big hurricane. Prepared Dear Prepared : I’m happy to hear that you are planning in advance. Too many people do not do this and they end up rely ing on neighbors or government agencies (FEMA, Red Cross, etc.) to meet their needs after a major disaster such as a hurricane. Govern ment agencies need a few days to bring supplies and equip ment in after a major disaster and Uncle Sam will have to dis tribute limited sup plies far and wide. It’s good that you know how to pack to go camping; many of the supplies that are needed for a camping trip are also what are needed immediately after a hurricane. The list that follows is not all inclusive but is a good starting point: Water – at least one gallon daily per per son for three-to-seven days. Fill water con tainers with potable (tap) water about a day prior to storm arrival for drinking purposes or pre-pur chase bottled water. Consider filling bath tubs with water too, but this water should be used only for hygiene purposes. Food – at least enough for three-toseven days including non-perishable pack aged or canned food/ juices. Other items needed include: • foods for infants or the elderly • snack foods • non-electric can opener • cooking tools/fuel (good thing you have that camping gear) • paper plates/plastic utensils (picnic any one?) • Blankets/pillows, etc. • Clothing season al/rain gear/sturdy shoes • First Aid Kit/ Medicines/ Prescription Drugs Special Items – for babies and the elderly • Toiletries hygiene items • Moisture wipes • Flashlight/batteries • Radio – battery operated AM/FM and NOAA weather radio • Cash – Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods. • Keys • Toys, books and games • Important docu ments – in a water proof container including insurance policies, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc. • Document all valu ables with videotape if possible • Tools – keep a set with you during the storm • Vehicle fuel tanks filled Pet care items – • Proper identifica tion/immunization records • Ample supply of food and water • a carrier or cage • medications • muzzle and leash As you can see, you probably already have most of these items, it’s just a matter of having everything in one spot during the hurricane. It is also possible that your home will be damaged after the hurricane and you will have to relocate. Having prepared ahead of time and having storage con tainers available will make this process easier.

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August 14, 2009 Missileer 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 30 31 SEPT 1 2 3 4 5 Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sailing Class 2 3:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation 3-Tank Advanced Open Water/Nitrox Lobster & Spear Fishing Dive, Outdoor Recreation Texas Hold'em 5 10 p.m. The Tides Boy's Night Out "Mall Crawl" 6 9:30 p.m. Youth Programs Smooth Move Class 9 11 a.m. A&FRC Unlimited Bowling Special 2 p.m. closing Pajama Club Story Time 6:15 p.m. Library Bowling Special $1 Games 11 a.m. – closing Spouse Orientation Briefing 1 3 p.m. A&FRC Karaoke 4:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Newcomer's Orientation Briefing 7:30 a.m. noon A&FRC Bowling Special $1 Games 11 a.m. – closing DELTA II GPS 21 LAUNCH Boater Safety Training 9:30 11 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Summer Story Time 10 a.m. Library Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Tides Latin Experience, 2:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Out Rec. Sailing Class 2 3:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Bowling Appreciation Day Free Bowling 1 4 p.m. Rock'it Glow Bowl 7 p.m. closing Back to School Dance 7 10 p.m. Youth Programs Unlimited Bowling Special 2 p.m. closing Family Child Care Certification Class 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. FCC Office Bowling Special $1 Games 11 a.m. closing Life Cycle Fitness Class 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. A&FRC Airman Leadership School Class 09-07 Starts Bowling Special $1 Games 11 a.m. closing Families of Deployed Personnel Dinner 6 7 p.m. A&FRC Family Child Care Certification Class, 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. FCC Office Boater Safety Training 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Summer Story Time 10 a.m. Library Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Tides Karaoke 2:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Safe Boater Course 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Marina's Summer Sizzle Golf Tournament 1 p.m. Golf Course Sailing Class 2 – 3:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Sand Volleyball Tournament 7 a.m. Chevron Park Applying for AF Jobs Class 9 11 a.m. A&FRC Kid's Night out 6 11 p.m. Youth Programs Boater Safety Training 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Summer Story Time 10 a.m. Library Latin Experience, 2:30 7:30 p.m, Shark Hut To publish events of base-wide interest in future issues, e-mail missileer@patrick.af.mil Bowling Special $1.25 Games 11 a.m. closing Karaoke 4:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Texas Hold’em 5 10 p.m. The Tides Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Rec. Sailing Class, 2 3:30 p.m. Outdoor Rec. Latin Experience Orchestra 702 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The Tides Unit Spouse Training 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. A&FRC Unlimited Bowling Special, 2 p.m. closing Events Calendar Career Change Class 10 11:30 a.m. A&FRC Bowling Special $1.25 Games 11 a.m. closing Start of Patrick AFB & CCAFS Fitness Center “Aerobathon” Program

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 8 August 14, 2009 Missileer By Chris Calkins 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Staff Sgt. Keondra Harris takes this posi tive role model thing seriously. And that’s one reason she was one of the first Sergeants to receive her Bachelor’s Degree from the recently formed Air University Associate-toBaccalaurate Cooperative Program. “Well, I am the old est of four children and my younger sib lings look up to me and I don’t ever want to let them down,” said Sgt. Harris, an Aerospace Medicine Technician, who works in the 45th Space Wing Medical Group. “Secondly, I want my children (two girls, ages 2 and six months) to see that I have – and will con tinue to build – a solid foundation for them. In addition, I want them to know that if their mother can go to college while taking care of them that they can do any thing and everything they put their mind to,” she said with emphasis. “I plan on making the military a career and I want to get the most out of my time.” Airman one of first to graduate AU ABC Harris given educational opportunity and takes off with it AU ABC links Airmen who have completed associate degrees to “military friendly” colleges and universities around the country, according to Ms. Kathy Farris, chief, education and training office. In addition, AU ABC maximizes the application of military career education and training and is open to all serving in the active duty Air Force, Air Force Reserves or Air Guard, Ms. Farris said. The Air Force Virtual Education Center serves as the gateway to AU ABC degree programs and associated stu dent services such as online enrollment, tuition assistance pro cessing, support ser vices and access to distance learning instruction. “Bottom line up front,” said Ms. Farris, “the student is able to participate in courses anytime, anywhere to earn career-relevant bachelor’s degrees at no additional cost to the member or the Air Force.” Airman Harris said getting into the pro gram was simple, and the employees at the base education office are there to lend a helping hand. Staff Sgt. Keondra Harris, right, is congratulated by Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., Commander, 45th Space Wing, for being one of the first Sergeants to receive her Bachelor’s Degree from the Air University Associate-to-Baccalaurate Cooperative Program. Photo by Jennifer Macklin “All I needed was to first get accepted into the college. The second step was to collect all of my tran scripts from previous colleges I have attended. The final process was to bring my degree plan to the base education office,” she said. “Several people at the base educa tion office helped me; however, the one person who helped me the most was Mr. Shelton Russell. He always went above and beyond the call of duty to assist me with my educational needs,” said Airman Harris, a native of Augusta, Ga., who graduated from Burke County High School in 1999. The AU ABU pro gram and instructors were also first-rate, she said. “The best thing about the AU-ABC program is that my courses were com pletely covered using my tuition assistance, said the sergeant. “Another excellent thing about using this program was that the university accepted almost all of my previ ous courses that I had taken, and I even got credit for my military training. They trans ferred my complete CCAF as well. “In addition, the school staff was awe some; my teacher was always available to help with my home work. The program gives civilian institu tions insight into the lifestyle of a military member. For instance, See Airman, page 9

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August 14, 2009 Missileer 9 if a military member has an unannounced TDY or a family emer gency, the civilian institutions are eager to help,” she said. Currently work ing on her Master’s Degree, Sergeant Harris is also in the process of applying for her commission and hopes to be pinning on her lieutenant bars sometime in early 2010. “I have always dreamed about becoming a Medical Service Corp officer in the United States Air Force. I credit my inspiration to my Godmother, who was a Medical Service Corp Officer in the U.S. Air Force, and my ROTC instructor during high school ROTC, said the Sergeant. “Sometimes dreams come true,” she said. Especially when you work for them. Airman, from page 8 Ms. Kathy Farris, chief, education and training office, left, is proud of Staff Sgt. Keondra Harris’ accomplishments. Photo by Chris Calkins Can almost smell those fries now Photo by Chris Calkins Patrick Air Force Base Burger King lovers will soon be able to enjoy a brand-new restaurant when remodeling work is completely finished. “This store will not open until it meets both AAFES and Burger King standards, and we’ll make sure it does before the doors open to the greatest customers in the world,” said Mr. David Crain, AAFES gen eral manager. The 90-day project currently has a mid-to-late October Grand Opening planned, according to Mr. Crain. “Bottom line up front, the student is able to participate in courses anytime, anywhere to earn career-relevant bachelor’s degrees at no additional cost to the member or the Air Force.” Ms. Kathy Farris CHIEF, EDUC ATION AND TRAINING OFFICE

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10 August 14, 2009 Missileer http://www.patrick.af.mil RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) – Air Force civilians interested in applying for the Academic Year 2011 Defense Senior Leader Development Program have until Sept. 11 to submit nomina tion packets to the Air Force Personnel Center here. The Department of Defense’s DSLDP focuses on how to effectively lead organizations and programs, as well how to be successful in the joint, interagen cy and multinational environments. To be eligible, nominees must: • Be in grades GS14/15, NSPS PB-03 or equivalent. • Have two years Air Force civil service by nomination due date of Sept. 11. • Hold a bachelor’s degree. And • Have a minimum of one year supervisory experience. Nomination pack ages must include Air Force Form 4059, a resume, a signed mobility agreement and the DOD DSLDP application for the program. Employees inter ested in this opportu nity must be available to attend long-term training from July 2011 through June 2012 if they do not have their senior level professional military education completed. Completed pack ages can be mailed to AFPC/DPIFDA, 555 E Street West, Ste 1, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas 78150 or faxed to 210-565-7150, DSN 665-7150. Selections should be made in the first quarter of 2010. For more infor mation, call AFPC/ DPIFDA at DSN 6652524 or 210-565-2524 OR the Total Force Service Center at 800525-0102. Education opportunity available for interested senior level civilians ARLINGTON, Va. (AFNS) – Air Force Office of Scientific Research officials here announced Aug. 7 the launch of two new pages on Facebook and Twitter. To follow AFOSR on each site, type “AFOSR” in the search box on each page. The new AFOSR Facebook and Twitter pages will provide real-time information on AFOSR stories, accomplishments, scientific breakthroughs and events. In addi tion, postings will include announcements and Air Force Office of Scientific Research officials launch social media outreach deadlines for funding opportunities and awards programs worth millions of dol lars. “AFOSR sponsors innovative and cutting edge technologies that revo lutionize and shape the future of the Air Force. It seems only fitting that we approach our communications and new media the same way we approach sci ence,” said Dr. Brendan Godfrey, the AFOSR director. To learn more about AFOSR, visit www.afosr.af.mil or on their new Facebook and Twitter pages.

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August 14, 2009 Missileer 11 By Chaplain (Lt. Col.) John Baker 45th SW Chapel Since arriving at Patrick last month, much of my time has been spent in-pro cessing. I’ve done the typical tasks of turn ing in folders, updat ing Tricare, sitting through briefings, and learning the mission of the base and my unit, the chapel. Along the way I’ve been amazed with the professionalism and dedication of the Patrick AFB commu nity as we prepare for our upcoming inspec tion. Seeing how each person contributes to the mission and the culture of excellence that supports it has encouraged me in my own job. One of the chapel’s main functions is to foster spiritual well ness in the Patrick AFB community. As the UCI draws near, this might also be a good time to look inward and do a spiritual wellness inventory. Lt. Col. John Leitnaker, then operational preven tion branch chief in the AFMC Surgeon’s Office said, “The spiritual dimension centers on faith in a higher order and hope. Spiritual wellness does not necessarily mean a belief sys tem that is religionbased, but recognizes the importance of resiliency and the ability to bounce back from the inevi table setbacks in life.” As the inspec tors come in we may see parking spots reserved and DV areas set up specifi cally for the IG team. We set aside these places, and the resources required, to give the team what they need to perform the inspection. Chaplain’s Corner The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing It becomes our pri ority and gives us an opportunity to show the IG what we can do. Without this, it’s hard for the team to focus on their job while here. Spiritual wellness is a lot like that. We know there will be setbacks in life but our ability to bounce back comes from set ting aside places in our hearts and minds for the important things. If we are going to center in on faith and hope we need to set aside areas in our life for that purpose. When I was in seminary we had a guest speaker who said something so simple and yet so profound, it’s stuck with me all these years. “The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.” Whether it’s in preparation for an upcoming inspec tion or as you focus on your spiritual wellness, remem ber to “keep the main thing the main thing.” Catholic Daily Mass (Tues.-Fri.) at 11:30 a.m. in the Seaside Chapel. Saturday: 4 p.m. confession, 5 p.m. Mass in the South Patrick Chapel. Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Mass in South Patrick Chapel, and 11:30 a.m. Mass in the Seaside Chapel. Religious education classes: 10:15-11:15 a.m. at the Education Center for pre-K-6th grade. Youth Ministry for 7th-8th grade, 10:1511:15 a.m. at the Education Center; for 9th-12th grade, 6-8 p.m. at the Shark Center. Protestant Sunday: 9 a.m. Traditional Worship in the Seaside Chapel. 11 a.m. Praise and Worship Service in the South Patrick Chapel. Wednesday: 5:15 p.m. Family Night meal and study at South Patrick Chapel. Jewish For details, contact Barry Chefer at 494-6063. Islamic Tuesday: 6-7 p.m. Islamic studies, South Chapel, room 105. For Islamic worship services, contact Marvin Hagan at 254-6727 or the Islamic Society of Brevard County at 984-4129. The Saint George Catholic Community at Patrick Air Force Base Chapel is ready to help you and your child grow in the joy and knowledge of the Catholic faith. Whether you are just arriving here, preparing your child for a Sacrament or just want to give your child the right tools to deal with a sometimes confusing and difficult world, we can help. Our Religious Education program offers lifelong faith formation opportunities in a warm, loving and fun environment. Our pro gram is free for Pre-K 8th grade and also for our Confirmation and adult classes. There is a nominal fee for our high school program. PreK 8th grade will meet in the Base Education Center in Central Housing on Sunday mornings from 10:15-11:15 a.m., begin ning Aug. 30. Our high school class meets in the Shark Center on Sunday evenings from 6 8 p.m. beginning Satuday. Registrations will be held after all Masses this weekend and next weekend. Come meet our staff, ask questions, have some refreshments and register! Your child will thank you forever! For more informa tion, contact Lucie Black (PreK 8, Confirmation, adult classes and the RCIA, which we used to call "convert classes") at 504-7987 or Georgette Hoppenbrouwer (grades 9 12) at 779-9890. Religious education classes

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http://www.patrick.af.mil12 August 14, 2009 Missileer Helping the Homeless Vets A collection of deodorant and insect repellant is needed for our “Homeless Veterans” by Sept. 15. The drop off point is with Ms. Terri L. Sellon at Patrick AFB Chapel. For further information contact her at 494-4073. Veteran’s Home Loan Seminar You are invited to attend a session with represen tatives from the Veterans Administration (VA) Re gional Loan Center to learn about their affordable homeownership programs, benefits, and improve ments to the Home loan program. The free Seminar will take place at the Base Edu cation Center Auditorium, Bldg. 998 on Tues., Sept. 1 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Registration is required due to limited seating. Registration must be made by Fri., Aug. 28. Call 494-2594/6318 or email renae.dewitt@patrick.af.mil to register. Parking is limited to the North Parking area. Airman & Family Readiness Center August Classes The Airman & Family Readiness Center has a few upcoming classes and events in August that many will find invaluable: Pre-Separation Briefing, Aug. 18, from 7:30 a.m. to noon; Spouse Orienta tion Briefing, Aug. 19, from 1 3 p.m.; Smooth Move Class, Aug. 20, from 9 11 a.m.; Families of De ployed Personnel Dinner, Aug. 25, from 6 7 p.m.; and a Life Cycle Finances Class, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and to sign up, call 494-5675. New Child Development Center to open soon The new CDC is expected to open in mid-Octo ber! The center is now accepting Request for Care Forms (DD Form 2606) for children ages 6 weeks 5 years. Rates are established by the DoD and are based on total family income. For more information, call 494-7028.2009 “Instant Payback” Club Membership Campaign If you have been thinking about joining the club, now’s the time. The 2009 “Instant Payback” Club Membership Campaign runs thru Aug. 15. All per sonnel who join the club during the campaign will automatically receive three months free dues, free cash back through the rewards program, and a 6month 0 percent introductory APR. As an additional bonus, 200 members will be randomly selected to receive $250 by participating in an online survey at www.afclubs.net. For more information, call 4944013. American Heart Association START! Heart Walk The American Heart Association is looking for participants and volunteers for the 2009 Brevard County START! Heart Walk. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 19 at Space Coast Stadium in Viera. Volunteers are needed for set-up as early as 5 a.m. Community service points are available. Contact Teresa Christopher at 543-4799 or maxteresa24@ bellsouth.net for more details regarding volunteer ing. If you'd like to participate in the Heart Walk as an individual or form a team, the event will take place from 8-11 a.m. For more information or to register, visit www.brevardheartwalk.kintera.org.Labor Day 2-Person Best Ball Golf Tournament Sign up now for the Manatee Cove Golf Course’s Labor Day 2-Person Best Ball Tournament, being held Sept. 7 with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Teams will be flighted by team handicap. Each player will play their own ball and the team score will be the best ball net. If you sign up as a single, you will be partnered with another single. Cost is $30 for Annual Pass players, $33 for Annual Fee players, and $43 for all others. Save $5 by signing up before COB Aug 31. Payment must be made at time of registration. No refunds after the registration cutoff date, Sept. 5 at 1 p.m. Entry includes greens fee, cart, prize fund, clos est to the pin awards, and beverages. You must have a USGA handicap or play scratch. Awards will be given for the first three places in each flight. Ties will be determined with the #1 handicap hole. For more information, call 494-GOLF. Jacksonville Qualifier If you are an active duty golfer assigned to Patrick AFB with a handicap index of 8.0 or below, you are eligible to participate in the Jacksonville Qualifier on Sept.19 and 20 at the Manatee Cove Golf Course. Tee times will be at 8 a.m. on both days. The low four qualifiers in this 36-hole event will represent Patrick AFB in the 45th Annual Southeast Military Invitational Golf Tournament at Jacksonville Naval Air Station. The tournament will be held Oct. 5 9. Before competing in the qualifier, make sure you can go permissive TDY that week. If you are interested, please sign up before Sept.18. For more information, call Fred Mills at 494-7856. Meet Youth Programs’ New Sports Director Parents and youth are cordially invited to meet Youth Programs’ new Sports Director, Mr. John Berardi, on Sept. 1, from 4 5 p.m. Please come by and discuss with him what sports activities and events you would like to see at the Youth Center. The programs are open to youth in grades K-12. For more information, call 494-4747. “Aerobathon” The Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers will hold an “Aerobathon” on their designated running tracks from Sept. 1 30. The goal is for each unit to log as many aerobic activity hours as possible during the month. Participants take part in any of the group exercises and/or fitness improvement classes, or complete a minimum of 30 minutes on any indoor cardio machine. Participants may also swim or run outdoors. Commander’s Cup Points will be awarded! For more information, guidelines and eligibility requirements, call 494-4947 (Patrick) or 853-3966 (CCAFS). 2009 Arts & Crafts Gallery The Arts & Crafts Center is now accepting entries for the 2009 Arts & Crafts Gallery. The gallery is open to all eligible users adults and youth. Each entrant is allowed to enter three arts/crafts items and three photography items. Entry forms can be downloaded from the 45th Force Support Squadron website at www.GoPatrickFL.com. Entries will be accepted thru October 2009. All Patrick AFB entries will be submitted to Air Force Space Command for consideration for the Air Force Gallery. For more information, call 494-4270. Bowling Center Specials The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature the following specials in September: Labor Day Snack Bar Special, Sept. 7; $1.25 Game Special, Sept. 1 and 2, from 11 a.m. to closing; Unlimited Bowling Special, Sept. 3, from 2 p.m. to closing; Lunch and Bowl Special, Tuesday thru Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 494-2958.

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August 14, 2009 Missileer 13 Airman & Family Readiness Center September Classes The Airman & Family Readiness Center has a few upcoming classes and events in September that many will find invaluable: Career Change Class, Sept. 1, from 10 11:30 a.m.; Families in the Know Class, Sept. 1, from 6:30 7:30 p.m.; Unit Spouse Training, Sept. 3, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Pre-Separation Briefing, Sept. 8, from 9 10:30 a.m.; Fundamentals of Resumes Class, Sept. 8, from 1 3 p.m.; Tap 3-Day Workshop, Sept. 8, 9 and 10, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; How to Become a Millionaire Class, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Sponsorship Training, Sept. 10, from 9 11 a.m.; Bundles for Babies/Newborn Care Class, Sept. 10, from 6 8 p.m.; Applying for AF Jobs Class, Sept. 11, from 9 11 a.m.; Deployment Line for Deployed Families, Sept. 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Newcomer’s Orientation Briefing, Sept. 15, from 7:30 a.m. to noon; 1st Term Airman Financial Management Class, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Spouse Orientation, Sept. 16, from 1 3 p.m.; Smooth Move Class, Sept. 17, from 9 11 a.m.; Job Search Class, Sept. 21, from 10 11:30 a.m.; Families of Deployed Dinner, Sept. 22, from 6 7 p.m.; Heart Link Class, Sept. 23, from 9 11:30 a.m.; and TSP, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information and to sign up, call 494-5675. Labor Day Pool Party Outdoor Recreation invites you to join them on Sept. 7, from noon to 3 p.m., for the Labor Day Pool Party at the Family Pool. The event is free and will feature games, prizes and light refreshments. After the party, the pool will remain open until 6 p.m. For more information, call 494-2042. Lodging Amenities Space Coast Inn offers free wireless internet and flat screen televisions in some of its guest rooms. Plans are underway to expand these amenities to all lodging guests by the end of 2009. They also offer a free self-serve laundry service, a small fitness annex in Bldg. 502, and free internet/business work sta tions in the main lobby of Bldg. 720 available for use by authorized lodging guests. Please take time to complete one of their Air Force Lodging comment cards, available in the lobby or in your guest room. Good news or ideas for improvement are always wel come. For more information, call 494-6590. Visiting Officer Quarters Lodging has announced that Bldg 503 has recently transferred into their possession. They will be converting this building into Visiting Officer Quarters and are expecting an Air Force Lodging Fund grant in FY2010 for extensive upgrades. For more information, call 494-6590. School Age Program Youth Programs’ Before & After School Age Program offers more than just a place for your child to be while waiting on you to complete your work day. The program provides a state-of-the-art environment that is an extension of the school day – where your child can play, while still learning his/ her favorite subjects. Your child will not be in one big multi-purpose area. The program offers individual classrooms with different activities in each room, to include: a home work assistance program, arts & crafts, fitness activities and skill building activities. There will even be time for them to chat with their friends. Meals are provided under the guidance of the USDA Food Program. For more information and to enroll your child, call 494-4747.

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