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

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45th SW

_ Launches Atlas V

Communications

Satellite


ID machines to be
upgraded

3


Football Frenzy hits
the Tides

6


Rep. Posey presents
Congressional award
7


45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

The 45th Space
Wing launched suc-
cessfully a United
Launch Alliance-
built Atlas V Evolved
Expendable Launch
Vehicle from Space
Launch Complex 41
at 5:35 p.m. (EDT)
today.
The Atlas V rocket
carried a U.S. govern-
ment communications
satellite into space.
"This launch helps
to ensure that vital
communications will
continue to bolster
our nation's capa-
bilities and showcases
why the 45th Space
Wing is the world's
premiere gateway to
space," said Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr.,
45th Space Wing com-
mander.
"The 45th Space
Wing is in the midst
of a very busy launch
season and during our


Operational Readiness
Inspection. We are
looking forward to
many more successful
missions before the
year's end," General
Bolton said. "This is
perhaps the cleanest
countdown we've seen
this year."
This mission was
the 16th flight of an
Atlas V rocket from
here and the 15th
launch overall this
year on the Eastern
Range.
"This launch
was an outstanding
achievement for the
entire Atlas team,"
said Staff Sgt. Brad
Tavares, Atlas V
Mission Assurance
Technician. "It makes
me extremely proud
to be a part of the
success of this mis-
sion and I look
forward to pro-
viding continued
mission assurance
for all future
launches."


Above left, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the PAN satellite
rolls out to its Space Launch Complex-41 launch pad at Cape Canaveral
Air Force Station.
Above right, the Atlas V rocket with the PAN satellite launches from
Space Launch Complex-41 on Sept. 8 at 5:35 p.m. EDT. It was the
17th launch of the Atlas V since 2002, and the 88th consecutive launch
success for Atlas rockets.


The 45th Space Wing would like to cordially

welcome the AFSPC IG Team to PAFB and CCAFS


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


September 11i, 2009


Vol. 51 No. 36





2 September 11, 2009 Missileer


VIEUWPOINTS


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Autograph your work with excellence


Missileer staff


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

Well, you did it again. And you
were flawless again as you sup-
ported the launch of the 16th flight
of an Atlas rocket from the Cape
Tuesday evening and the 15th
overall launch just this year from
the Eastern Range.
It's great to be the command-
er when I have folks like you I
can count on to "do the right
thing."
Every single day. Every single
mission. Every single launch.
You never take a short cut,
because you all understand the
importance of what we do and why
we do it.
And what makes this even
more remarkable is that we are
keeping this remarkable pace in the
midst of an Operational Readiness


From


the


top


Inspection (ORI) designed to test our
capabilities all across the board.
Like I said at the ORI in-brief-
ing, telling the inspectors about
our world-class capabilities is not
enough. We have to show them we
know what to do and how to do it.
Over the past few weeks, I think
you have been doing a first-class
job of that. As a matter of fact, I
know you are.
But this inspection isn't a sprint
... it's a marathon. We are not done
yet. Keep your spirits up; help one
another. I want to hit the finish line


of this ORI at the same speed as we
started.
Also, let me remind all of you
about the military customs and
courtesies I want you to render
when the music plays in the morn-
ing and the afternoon.
Rendering a salute or placing
your hand over your heart is an
honor. I mean that. An absolute
honor. You can spare the time to
remember those who served before
us, and the tens of thousands who
paid the ultimate price so that we
can live in the greatest nation the
world has ever seen.
It has often been said that "every
job is a self-portrait of the person
who does it. Autograph your work
with excellence."
All I can say is your signature is
the best I have ever seen and the
envy of all in the space business
and I can't thank you enough. Keep
it up!


Leading in stressful times


By Lt. Col. Joseph J. Narrigan
Commander, 45th Medical
Operations Squadron

I am confident in saying that
leading is easier when all is going
well. I am equally confident when
I say that life is a contact sport so
my first sentence won't get us very
far.
Studies have shown leaders
can prepare for their roles during
stressful situations. Leaders, first
and foremost, must have a solid
understanding of and competence
for the tasks at hand.
In high-stress situations lead-
ers must have a sight picture that
is as accurate as possible, be able
to quickly think through decision
trees, while proactively considering
what's next.
As leaders we seldom have all
the information we would like
when making decisions, so it is


Commander's Corner


better to make our decisions) based
on what is realistically obtainable
rather than develop "paralysis by
analysis." Make the best decisions
possible and reflect at a later time.
Not being able to think ahead and
through many possible outcomes/
scenarios can impair the mission
through delayed decisions or out-
ward signs of insecurity.
These outward signs can affect
the morale by a breach in trust.
Airmen know leaders are faced with
difficult decisions but are willing to
follow if trust is established.
Effective leaders must be able to
weigh events and determine what
truly matters and when it will mat-
ter, if at all. One cannot have their
"hair on fire" all the time ... fol-
lowers will lose the ability to know


when an action or event is critically
important.
Situational leadership requires
flexibility. In many instances lead-
ers can and, in my opinion, should
be somewhat democratic in allow-
ing subordinates to provide input
into the decision making process.
But, when required, leaders must
be able to switch into an authorita-
tive mode and give clear unwaver-
ing guidance.
No matter the situation,
people need to know and trust their
leaders care. Leaders must have a
vulnerable humanistic facet that
conveys appreciation for the feel-
ings and sacrifices of others. It is
empathy, not uncontrolled emo-
tions, that cements a leader and
followers for a common good.
My challenge: Critically think
through what matters, and men-
tally prepare in easy times for the
stressful times to come.


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.

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the Friday before publication.





NEWS September 11, 2009 Missileer 3



ID Card Equipment Upgrades: Short-term delays expected


By Chris Kraus
45th Force Support
Squadron

Whether you are
active duty, Guard,
Reserve, a DoD civil-
ian employee, contrac-
tor, retired military or
a dependent, acquir-
ing a new ID or CAC
card is part of military
life. Depending on the
number of folks ahead
of you in line, the pro-
cess can be fast and
painless or frustrat-
ing if you experience a
long wait.
The wait will defi-
nitely be longer the
week of Sept. 22-
25. That's because
upgrades will be
made to the equip-
ment used to make
those cards.
"If possible, we
highly encourage folks
to avoid getting a
card during that time
frame," said Master
Sgt. Linda Humphrey,
NCOIC of the 45th
Force Support
Squadron's Military
Personnel Section,
Customer Support


Element. "We've got
five machines that
make the cards. Each
one can make a card
in 20 minutes. That's
15 cards an hour.
During the upgrade,
we expect that num-
ber to drop signifi-
cantly. On Sept. 22,
the contractor per-
forming the upgrades
will immediately take
three of our machines
off-line. Those
machines will be
upgraded first. After
they are upgraded
they will go back on-
line, and then the two
remaining machines
will be upgraded.
We apologize for any
inconvenience this
may cause."
That inconvenience
can be avoided if
you act fast. If you
require a card during
the upgrade, or any
time for that matter,
you can schedule an
appointment by call-
ing 321-494-6144/
6147 about 20 days
prior to the expiration
date on your card.
With a staff of just


eight, the Customer
Support Element not
only provides ID and
CAC card services,
but is also responsible
for in-processing new
arrivals, managing the
base's leave, BAS, and
SGLI programs, and
issues passports.
They are the only
facility in the area
that does this. Factor
in that Florida has
one of the largest mili-
tary retiree popula-
tions in the U.S., and
you can get an idea as
to why the office is so
busy.
Besides schedul-
ing an appointment,
there are other things
you can do to speed
up the process. Bring
proper identification.
At least two forms
of ID (one has to be
a photo ID your
old ID or CAC card
is acceptable) are
required. Voter regis-
tration cards, Social
Security cards and
passports are other
acceptable forms of
identification.
If you are a


Photo by Chris Kraus
Service with a smile. Customer Support Apprentice, Amn Jesslynn
Earle, of the 45th Force Support Squadron's Military Personnel Section,
Customer Support Element, issues an ID card to another satisfied
customer. The Customer Support Element will receive upgrades to the
equipment used to make ID and CAC cards Sept. 22 25. Patrons are
advised that they may experience a delay in service during this time


frame.
dependent, you need
to get a new card
every four years
because of possible
changes in your sta-
tus. Your sponsor
must be present to
sign a DD Form 1172,
or you must have a
power of attorney.
Also, be aware of


the priority system.
Active duty personnel
in uniform have prior-
ity, followed by DoD
civilians, contractors,
and then all others.
The office is open
Mon. Fri., 8:30 a.m.
- 4 p.m.
Anyone still waiting
at closing time will be


served.
"Sometimes that
means our staff is
working until 6 p.m.,"
Sgt. Humphrey said.
"But we don't mind,
we'll do what it takes
to get the job done
and provide excellent
service to our custom
ers."


--111&_ Courtesy photos


Lighten up!

Pelican Coast Housing now has
new streets lights. The new lights are
metered separately from the housing units,
provide additional security for our families
and are turtle friendly.
A welcome sight to residents!





4 September 11, 2009 Missileer


Events Calendar


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Sunday
6


13
Surfing Class
8 10 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

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

Football Frenzy
12:30 7 p.m.
The Tides



20
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. 1:30 p.m.
The Tides

Football Frenzy
12:30 7 p.m.
The Tides

Jacksonville
Qualifier
Golf Course


27
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy,
12:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
The Tides
Latin Experience
2:30 p.m.
Shark Hut


U U U U U


Monday
7


Tuesday
8


Wednesday
9


Thursday
10


Friday
11
Applying for AF Jobs
9- 11 a.m., A&FRC
Latin Night
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
The Tides
Boys & Girls Club
National Day for Kids
- "Let's Play"
5- 8 p.m.
"Kid's Night Out"
6- 11 p.m.
Youth Center


4 I. *


14
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Story Time
10 a.m.
Library

Scuba Diving
Certification Class
6 9 p.m.


21
Boater Safety
Training
9:30- 11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Story Time
10 a.m., Library

Job 1Searih (- las
'1 11 .1 a 11
A&FR(-


28
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Story Time
10 a.m.
Library


15
Newcomer's
Orientation Briefing
7:30 a.m. noon
A&FRC


22
Patrick AFB Fitness
Center/Health &
Wellness Center
Open House
9 a.m. noon
Families of
Deployed Dinner
6 7 p.m.
A&FRC


29
EirtlhdIi\ Niiht
' p 111
The Tid-e


16
1st Term Airman
Financial
Management Class
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

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

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

23
Heart Link Class
9 11:30 a.m.
A&FRC


TSP,
11 a.m.
A&FRC


12:30 p.m.


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


30
Airman Leadership
School
Class 09-07


Kjarlaoke
4 .-.0 i .0 p nI1
Sharl Hut


17
Smooth Move Class
9- 11 a.m.
A&FRC

Pajama Club
Story Time
6:16 p.m.
Library


24
Hispanic Heritage
Month Celebration
4:30 6 p.m.


OCT. 1
Smooth :love (- lss
9- 11 a.m.

C'hldir-n of Divorce
( Ias
1 4 p mi
A&FRC

Teen Read Week
Meeting
6:30 p.m.
Library


18
Delta II Launch
Teen Night
7 10 p.m.
Youth Center

Latin Night
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
The Tides

Surf Fishing Class
5 6:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation


25
3-Tank Advanced
Open Water
Spear Fishing &
Lobster Dive
Outdoor Recreation

Sass N Brass
6 9 p.m.
The Tides


2
Te\xas Hold'em
5 10 p.m.
The Tides

Sock Hop
5:30 9:30 p.m.
Golf Course

Teen Night
7 10:30 p.m.
Youth Programs


Saturday
12
Deployment Line for
Families of Deployed
7:30 a.m. 2 p.m.
A&FRC
Pancake Breakfast
& Sailboat Races
9 a.m.
Marina
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation


19
Surf Fishing Class
7- 11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

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

Jacksonville
Qualifier
Golf Course



26
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

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


3
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30

Sailing Class
12:30 2 p.m.
Outdoor Rec


I & a. & &


To publish events of base-wide interest in
future issues, e-mail missileer@patrick.af.mil





Chaplain's Corner September 11, 2009 Missileer 5


The Chaplain Candidate Experience

By 2nd Lt. a Second Lieutenant in Air Force orientation tion is still crystal clear ing the West Pines reappointed as a Reserve
Scott Conner the Chaplain Candidate and indoctrination, in my mind. Baptist Church as their IMA Chaplain in the
Program by the endorse- Afterwards, I reported to My second summer Pastor of Community USAF.
There are certain ment of my denomi- Wright Patterson AFB, tour was at Tyndall AFB, Outreach. But today I'm For me it all started
events that can greatly nation the General Ohio for my first sum- FL, home of the mighty writing from a Patrick with a national ter-
change your life. For Regular Baptists mer 30-day tour. Here F-22. This enlarged my AFB chapel desk as a ror that led to a prayer
me, it was Sept. 11, Churches I was able to observe life-long love for aircraft. chaplain candidate. I'm service where I received
2001. This day of infamy Commissioned Chaplains in action Upon completing still awaiting ordination words of guidance from
marked the beginning Officer Training was my while getting some basic seminary I traveled with the hopes of soon a military chaplain. And
of my new career path. next step. It involved chaplain experience to West Palm Beach wearing the cross on here I am now, ready to
It opened my view of five weeks of intense myself. My first invoca- where I now live serv- my uniform and being serve.
chaplain ministry and its
place in the military.
This epiphany began
at a prayer service fol-
lowing the terrorist
attacks. I was a senior
at Baptist Bible College
studying for pastoral
ministry. Retired Air
Force Chaplain John
Murdoch was the guest
speaker of the day. He
shared his experience
about the chaplain min-
istry and asked us to
consider it vocationally.
This clarified a hun-
ger within me to serve
God and country. I talk-
ed later with Chaplain
Murdoch about the
specific requirements to
become a military chap-
lain. He indicated I need-
ed a Master of Divinity
degree, an ecclesiasti-
cal endorsement and
denominational ordina-
tion. Soon after, I started
seminary.
During my first semi-
nary year I was intro-
duced to the Chaplain
Candidate Program.
This program gives
basic exposure to chap-
lain ministry experi-
ence while attending
seminary. It also affords
tuition assistance to
help offset seminary
costs. Upon entry I
was commissioned as





By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

If you think the
chances of you win-
ning a free trip to
a NFL game and
plenty of free prizes
and cash are sitting
somewhere between
"slim-and-none,"
think again. For four
consecutive years
- count 'em Tides'
"Football Frenzy"
patrons have won
two tickets to either
the Super Bowl, the
Pro Bowl or regular-
season NFL games.
Not only that, there
are many weekly
door prizes to win
each and every week
beginning Sunday at
the Tides during the
next 17 weeks of the


regular season. Doors
open at noon.
The Tides has 10
42" LCD televisions
strategically placed
around the club to
ensure you and your
friends get to root for
your favorite team
- every single week.


Don't miss a single
down; get there early
and grab your favorite
seats.
Getting hungry?
Don't worry. A bar-
food menu and cash
bar will be available
throughout the after-
noon, or you can
enjoy a complimentary
buffet during half-
time.
Admission to all
"Frenzy Football"
games is free for all
Air Force Club mem-
bers, their spouses,
and immediate fam-
ily members under
18 years of age.
Eligible nonmembers
and guests must
pay a $10.00 enter-
tainment fee at the
door, according to
Johnnie Rivera, club
manager.


Courtesy Photo
Senior Master Sgt. Jake Pillow, formerly assigned to the 45th Launch
Group and now assigned to Minot Air Force Base, enjoys Super Bowl
XLIV with his wife, Michelle, between the Steelers and Cardinals last
February. They won two free tickets and got to experience the entire
Super Bowl experience for free. For four consecutive years count 'em
- Tides' "Football Frenzy" patrons have won two tickets for either the
Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl and regular-season NFL games.


"NFL Football
season at the Tides
was always something
we looked forward to,"
said Senior Master
Sgt. Jake Pillow, a
former 45th Launch
Group Airman now
stationed at Minot Air
Force Base. Sgt. Minot
won two tickets to last
year's Super Bowl.
"From the kickoff
tailgate parties, to
the spread Johnnie
always puts out, to
the weekly prizes; the
Tides on Sunday dur-
ing NFL season was
always a class-act and
a definite benefit of
my club membership,"


he said.
"The experience
my wife and I had as
one of the Super Bowl
winners last year was
truly awesome. We
were treated like roy-
alty from the time we
arrived at our rooms,
chauffeured to din-
ners, pregame parties
and then finally the
game, until we depart
ed. It's something we
will never forget.
Of course, to have
a chance to win you
have to be a member.
Go see Mr. Rivera at
the Tides and sign up.
"This is an
awesome program


for club members.
They get free food,
the chance at lots of
door prizes, and the
opportunity to view
all NFL games at one
location," said Mr.
Rivera. "This can also
be a great team-build-
ing event for units all
over the 45th Space
Wing. Make it a family
event and get to know
one another in the
friendliest setting you
will find anywhere on
the Space Coast," he
said.
"Membership pays,"
he said. "And don't
forget to wear your
team's colors."


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Commissary Case Lot Sale
Stop by the Patrick Commissary and save some $$$$
by shopping at the Case Lot Sale.
Open Wednesday from 5 8 p.m.
for active duty personnel, family members,
Guard and Reserve members only.
Open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sept. 17-18, and from 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Sept. 19
for all other authorized shoppers.


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September 11, 2009 Missileer 7


Posing

with

Posey

During a recent
Air Force Association
luncheon held at
the Tides, U.S.
Representative Bill
Posey (FL-15) pres-
ents Mary Ann Gordon
a Congressional
Medal of Merit,
along with a framed
copy of the WASP
Congressional Gold
Medal Act. The Women
Airforce Service Pilots
Congressional Gold
Medal Act was signed
into law by on July
1, 2009 (Public Law
111-40). It recognizes
the women pilots for
their contributions
during WWII and cre-
ated a Gold Medal that
the pilots will receive
at a ceremony in
Washington, DC. Ms.
Gordon was a member
of the Women Airforce
Service Pilots of WWII.


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8 September 11, 2009 Missileer


ARIUS


Free MOAA Membership
The national Military Officers Association of
America (MOAA) is offering a free one-year mem-
bership to Active Duty, National Guard, and
Reserve Officers. The membership covers the
remainder of 2009 and all of 2010. There is a
small fee for retired officers who would like to
join. Representatives from the MOAA Cape Ca-
naveral Chapter will be available at the Base Ex-
change this weekend, Sept. 12 -13, to answer
questions.

Munitions Inventory
The PLSSC Munitions Section will be con-
ducting their semiannual 100 percent stock-
pile inventory of base stock munitions, account
FV2520, from Sept. 20 21. To minimize trans-
actions against the account during the inven-
tory, only valid emergency requests submitted
in writing and approved by a Group Commander
or equivalent will be processed. Please contact
our munitions personnel at 494-4313/6311 if
you have any questions.

Legal Office changes
Due to the ORI, legal assistance will be lim-
ited to active duty personnel only until Sept.
21. The legal office will be open for notary and
powers of attorney services. The legal office will
resume full legal assistance schedule starting
Sept. 22. Please call the legal office at 494-7357
if you have any questions.

Tuition Assistance
All tuition assistance for military personnel
& 45SW civilians FY09 must be submitted by
Sept. 18. Requests submitted after this date
will not be approved. Tuition assistance for
military personnel will be available after Oct. 1
when the new fiscal year begins. For additional
information, please contact Ms. Kathy Farris at
494-2938.

"Aerobathon"
The Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers
will hold an "Aerobathon" on their designated
running tracks through Sept. 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 eligi-
bility requirements, call 494-4947 (Patrick) or
853-3966 (CCAFS).

Military Family Employment
Advocacy Program
The Brevard Workforce Development Board
operates a broad spectrum of state and fed-
erally funded workforce development pro-
grams in Brevard County, and the Military
Family Employment Advocacy (MFEA) Program
provides local workforce resources and assis-
tance to members of the base community who
are seeking employment or transitioning to new
careers.
The MFEA Program works to support Patrick
AFB and local Florida National Guard and
Reserve Units. Doris Homitz is the Airman &
Family Readiness Center's new Military Family
Employment Advocate. She can assist those who
need help finding a job, researching schools, or
fine tuning their resumes.
For more information and assistance, call
494-7469.

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: Sept. 12, from
7:30 a.m. 2 p.m.; Newcomer's Orientation
Briefing, Sept. 15, from 7:30 a.m. noon; 1st
Term Airman Financial Management Class,
Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. 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.
-12:30 p.m. For details and to sign up, call
494-5675.

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.

Register now to win free Harley
Authorized exchange shoppers can enter
to win a Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Low,


valued at $10,000, by simply filling out an en-
try form at any AAFES exchange or Shoppette
before Sept. 17. No purchase is necessary to en-
ter AAFES' Dr. Pepper Harley Davidson sweep-
stakes. Complete details and entry forms are
now available at AAFES Main Stores, Shoppettes
and on www.aafes.com. AAFES officials will ran-
domly select a winner of the Sportster 883 Low
on or about Nov. 2.

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 quali-
fiers 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.

Fall Back in Love with Golf
Three-Month All Inclusive Golf Package: For
$340 this package includes golf, cart and range
balls. Valid for play at any time, through Nov.
30. Any person holding an AGF Card in the last
12 months is not eligible for this special this
includes 6000, 7000, 9000 and any 9500 num-
bers. You can choose to join for one month for
only $125. Not valid for leagues or tournaments.
For more information, call 494-GOLF.

2 For 1 Wednesdays
Pay for one 18-hole round of golf and cart at
regular price and get the second round for free.
Free round must be of same or lesser value and
cannot be combined with any other discount
program. For example, a civilian would pay the
$36 regular rate, not the discounted price of
$30. With this offer, if an AGF comes in with
a paying customer, the AGF will play for free.
This offer expires Oct. 31. For more informa-
tion, call 494-GOLF.

$5 After 5
Play all the golf you want for just $5 green
fees after 5 p.m. (cart not included). For more
information, call 494-GOLF.


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part of the 45th Space
Wing Emergency
Management
Information Program.
If you have any
questions or
comments, please
contact the Readiness
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Management Flight at
494-4224.

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What is the Diazepam
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Diazepam (CANA)
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junction with the use
of the three Mark
Is. CANA should be
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September 11, 2009 Vol. 51 No. 36 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 45th Space Wing would like to cordially welcome the AFSPC IG Team to PAFB and CCAFS ID machines to be upgraded 3 6 Rep. Posey presents Congressional award 7 Football Frenzy hits the Tides 45th Space Wing Public Affairs The 45th Space Wing launched suc cessfully a United Launch Alliancebuilt Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at 5:35 p.m. (EDT) today. The Atlas V rocket carried a U.S. govern ment communications satellite into space. “This launch helps to ensure that vital communications will continue to bolster our nation’s capa bilities and showcases why the 45th Space Wing is the world’s premiere gateway to space,” said Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., 45th Space Wing com mander. “The 45th Space Wing is in the midst of a very busy launch season and during our Operational Readiness Inspection. We are looking forward to many more successful missions before the year’s end,” General Bolton said. “This is perhaps the cleanest countdown we’ve seen this year.” This mission was the 16th flight of an Atlas V rocket from here and the 15th launch overall this year on the Eastern Range. “This launch was an outstanding achievement for the entire Atlas team,” said Staff Sgt. Brad Tavares, Atlas V Mission Assurance Technician. “It makes me extremely proud to be a part of the success of this mis sion and I look forward to pro viding continued mission assurance for all future launches.” Above left, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with the PAN satellite rolls out to its Space Launch Complex-41 launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Above right, the Atlas V rocket with the PAN satellite launches from Space Launch Complex-41 on Sept. 8 at 5:35 p.m. EDT. It was the 17th launch of the Atlas V since 2002, and the 88th consecutive launch success for Atlas rockets. Photos by Pat Corkery, United Launch Alliance 45th SW Launches Atlas V Communications Satellite

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http://www.patrick.af.mil2 September 11, 2009 Missileer 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. Commander’s Corner By Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. Commander, 45th Space Wing Well, you did it again. And you were flawless – again – as you sup ported the launch of the 16th flight of an Atlas rocket from the Cape Tuesday evening and the 15th overall launch just this year from the Eastern Range. It’s great to be the command er when I have folks like you I can count on to “do the right thing.” Every single day. Every single mission. Every single launch. You never take a short cut, because you all understand the importance of what we do and why we do it. And what makes this even more remarkable is that we are keeping this remarkable pace in the midst of an Operational Readiness Inspection (ORI) designed to test our capabilities all across the board. Like I said at the ORI in-brief ing, telling the inspectors about our world-class capabilities is not enough. We have to show them we know what to do and how to do it. Over the past few weeks, I think you have been doing a first-class job of that. As a matter of fact, I know you are. But this inspection isn’t a sprint it’s a marathon. We are not done yet. Keep your spirits up; help one another. I want to hit the finish line of this ORI at the same speed as we started. Also, let me remind all of you about the military customs and courtesies I want you to render when the music plays in the morn ing and the afternoon. Rendering a salute or placing your hand over your heart is an honor. I mean that. An absolute honor. You can spare the time to remember those who served before us, and the tens of thousands who paid the ultimate price so that we can live in the greatest nation the world has ever seen. It has often been said that “every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. Autograph your work with excellence.” All I can say is your signature is the best I have ever seen and the envy of all in the space business and I can’t thank you enough. Keep it up! By Lt. Col. Joseph J. Narrigan Commander, 45th Medical Operations Squadron I am confident in saying that leading is easier when all is going well. I am equally confident when I say that life is a contact sport so my first sentence won’t get us very far. Studies have shown leaders can prepare for their roles during stressful situations. Leaders, first and foremost, must have a solid understanding of and competence for the tasks at hand. In high-stress situations lead ers must have a sight picture that is as accurate as possible, be able to quickly think through decision trees, while proactively considering what’s next. As leaders we seldom have all the information we would like when making decisions, so it is better to make our decision(s) based on what is realistically obtainable rather than develop “paralysis by analysis.” Make the best decisions possible and reflect at a later time. Not being able to think ahead and through many possible outcomes/ scenarios can impair the mission through delayed decisions or out ward signs of insecurity. These outward signs can affect the morale by a breach in trust. Airmen know leaders are faced with difficult decisions but are willing to follow if trust is established. Effective leaders must be able to weigh events and determine what truly matters and when it will mat ter, if at all. One cannot have their “hair on fire” all the time fol lowers will lose the ability to know when an action or event is critically important. Situational leadership requires flexibility. In many instances lead ers can and, in my opinion, should be somewhat democratic in allow ing subordinates to provide input into the decision making process. But, when required, leaders must be able to switch into an authorita tive mode and give clear unwaver ing guidance. No matter the situation, people need to know and trust their leaders care. Leaders must have a vulnerable humanistic facet that conveys appreciation for the feel ings and sacrifices of others. It is empathy, not uncontrolled emo tions, that cements a leader and followers for a common good. My challenge: Critically think through what matters, and men tally prepare in easy times for the stressful times to come. Leading in stressful times Autograph your work with excellence From the top

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September 11, 2009 Missileer 3 Photo by Chris Kraus By Chris Kraus 45th Force Support Squadron Whether you are active duty, Guard, Reserve, a DoD civil ian employee, contrac tor, retired military or a dependent, acquir ing a new ID or CAC card is part of military life. Depending on the number of folks ahead of you in line, the pro cess can be fast and painless – or frustrat ing if you experience a long wait. The wait will defi nitely be longer the week of Sept. 2225. That’s because upgrades will be made to the equip ment used to make those cards. “If possible, we highly encourage folks to avoid getting a card during that time frame,” said Master Sgt. Linda Humphrey, NCOIC of the 45th Force Support Squadron’s Military Personnel Section, Customer Support Element. “We’ve got five machines that make the cards. Each one can make a card in 20 minutes. That’s 15 cards an hour. During the upgrade, we expect that num ber to drop signifi cantly. On Sept. 22, the contractor per forming the upgrades will immediately take three of our machines off-line. Those machines will be upgraded first. After they are upgraded they will go back online, and then the two remaining machines will be upgraded. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.” That inconvenience can be avoided if you act fast. If you require a card during the upgrade, or any time for that matter, you can schedule an appointment by call ing 321-494-6144/ 6147 about 20 days prior to the expiration date on your card. With a staff of just eight, the Customer Support Element not only provides ID and CAC card services, but is also responsible for in-processing new arrivals, managing the base’s leave, BAS, and SGLI programs, and issues passports. They are the only facility in the area that does this. Factor in that Florida has one of the largest mili tary retiree popula tions in the U.S., and you can get an idea as to why the office is so busy. Besides schedul ing an appointment, there are other things you can do to speed up the process. Bring proper identification. At least two forms of ID (one has to be a photo ID your old ID or CAC card is acceptable) are required. Voter regis tration cards, Social Security cards and passports are other acceptable forms of identification. If you are a ID Card Equipment Upgrades: Short-term delays expected dependent, you need to get a new card every four years because of possible changes in your sta tus. Your sponsor must be present to sign a DD Form 1172, or you must have a power of attorney. Also, be aware of the priority system. Active duty personnel in uniform have prior ity, followed by DoD civilians, contractors, and then all others. The office is open Mon. Fri., 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. Anyone still waiting at closing time will be served. “Sometimes that means our staff is working until 6 p.m.,” Sgt. Humphrey said. “But we don’t mind, we’ll do what it takes to get the job done and provide excellent service to our custom ers.” Service with a smile. Customer Support Apprentice, Amn Jesslynn Earle, of the 45th Force Support Squadron’s Military Personnel Section, Customer Support Element, issues an ID card to another satisfied customer. The Customer Support Element will receive upgrades to the equipment used to make ID and CAC cards Sept. 22 25. Patrons are advised that they may experience a delay in service during this time frame. Lighten up! Pelican Coast Housing now has new streets lights. The new lights are metered separately from the housing units, provide additional security for our families and are turtle friendly. A welcome sight to residents! Courtesy photos

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http://www.patrick.af.mil4 September 11, 2009 Missileer 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 27 28 29 30 OCT. 1 2 3 Surf Fishing Class 7 11 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Jacksonville Qualifier Golf Course Delta II Launch Teen Night 7 10 p.m. Youth Center Latin Night 10 p.m. 2 a.m. The Tides Surf Fishing Class 5 6:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Smooth Move Class 9 11 a.m. A&FRC Pajama Club Story Time 6:16 p.m. Library 1st Term Airman Financial Management Class 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. A&FRC Spouse Orientation 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 Boater Safety Training 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Story Time 10 a.m. Library Scuba Diving Certification Class 6 9 p.m. Surfing Class 8 10 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. The Tides Football Frenzy 12:30 7 p.m. The Tides 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 Spear Fishing & Lobster Dive Outdoor Recreation Sass N Brass 6 9 p.m. The Tides Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 4:30 6 p.m. Heart Link Class 9 11:30 a.m. A&FRC TSP, 11 a.m. -12:30 p.m. A&FRC Karaoke 4:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Patrick AFB Fitness Center/Health & Wellness Center Open House 9 a.m. noon Families of Deployed Dinner 6 7 p.m. A&FRC Boater Safety Training 9:30 11 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Story Time 10 a.m., Library Job Search Class 10 11:30 a.m. A&FRC Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. The Tides Football Frenzy 12:30 7 p.m. The Tides Jacksonville Qualifier Golf Course Deployment Line for Families of Deployed 7:30 a.m. 2 p.m. A&FRC Pancake Breakfast & Sailboat Races 9 a.m. Marina Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Applying for AF Jobs 9 11 a.m., A&FRC Latin Night 10 p.m. 2 a.m. The Tides Boys & Girls Club National Day for Kids - “Let’s Play” 5 8 p.m. “Kid’s Night Out” 6 11 p.m. Youth Center Boater Safety Training 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Story Time 10 a.m. Library Sunday Brunch 10 a.m 1:30 p.m. The Tides Football Frenzy, 12:30 p.m. 7 p.m. The Tides Latin Experience 2:30 p.m. Shark Hut To publish events of base-wide interest in future issues, e-mail missileer@patrick.af.mil Airman Leadership School Class 09-07 Graduates Karaoke 4:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Texas Hold'em 5 10 p.m. The Tides Sock Hop 5:30 9:30 p.m. Golf Course Teen Night 7 10:30 p.m. Youth Programs Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 Sailing Class 12:30 2 p.m. Outdoor Rec Smooth Move Class 9 11 a.m. Children of Divorce Class 1 4 p.m. A&FRC Teen Read Week Meeting 6:30 p.m. Library Events Calendar Birthday Night 5 8 p.m. The Tides

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September 11, 2009 Missileer 5 By 2nd Lt. Scott Conner There are certain events that can greatly change your life. For me, it was Sept. 11, 2001. This day of infamy marked the beginning of my new career path. It opened my view of chaplain ministry and its place in the military. This epiphany began at a prayer service fol lowing the terrorist attacks. I was a senior at Baptist Bible College studying for pastoral ministry. Retired Air Force Chaplain John Murdoch was the guest speaker of the day. He shared his experience about the chaplain min istry and asked us to consider it vocationally. This clarified a hun ger within me to serve God and country. I talk ed later with Chaplain Murdoch about the specific requirements to become a military chap lain. He indicated I need ed a Master of Divinity degree, an ecclesiasti cal endorsement and denominational ordina tion. Soon after, I started seminary. During my first semi nary year I was intro duced to the Chaplain Candidate Program. This program gives basic exposure to chap lain ministry experi ence while attending seminary. It also affords tuition assistance to help offset seminary costs. Upon entry I was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Chaplain Candidate Program by the endorse ment of my denomi nation – the General Regular Baptists Churches Commissioned Officer Training was my next step. It involved five weeks of intense Air Force orientation and indoctrination. Afterwards, I reported to Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio for my first sum mer 30-day tour. Here I was able to observe Chaplains in action while getting some basic chaplain experience myself. My first invoca tion is still crystal clear in my mind. My second summer tour was at Tyndall AFB, FL, home of the mighty F-22. This enlarged my life-long love for aircraft. Upon completing seminary I traveled to West Palm Beach where I now live serv ing the West Pines Baptist Church as their Pastor of Community Outreach. But today I’m writing from a Patrick AFB chapel desk as a chaplain candidate. I’m still awaiting ordination with the hopes of soon wearing the cross on my uniform and being reappointed as a Reserve IMA Chaplain in the USAF. For me it all started with a national ter ror that led to a prayer service where I received words of guidance from a military chaplain. And here I am now, ready to serve. Chaplain’s Corner The Chaplain Candidate Experience

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http://www.patrick.af.mil6 September 11, 2009 Missileer By Chris Calkins 45th Space Wing Public Affairs If you think the chances of you win ning a free trip to a NFL game and plenty of free prizes and cash are sitting somewhere between “slim-and-none,” think again. For four consecutive years – count ‘em – Tides’ “Football Frenzy” patrons have won two tickets to either the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl or regularseason NFL games. Not only that, there are many weekly door prizes to win each and every week beginning Sunday at the Tides during the next 17 weeks of the regular season. Doors open at noon. The Tides has 10 42” LCD televisions strategically placed around the club to ensure you and your friends get to root for your favorite team – every single week. Are you ready for some ... football? Courtesy Photo ‘Football Frenzy’ kicks off this weekend at the Tides Senior Master Sgt. Jake Pillow, formerly assigned to the 45th Launch Group and now assigned to Minot Air Force Base, enjoys Super Bowl XLIV with his wife, Michelle, between the Steelers and Cardinals last February. They won two free tickets and got to experience the entire Super Bowl experience for free. For four consecutive years – count ‘em – Tides’ “Football Frenzy” patrons have won two tickets for either the Super Bowl, the Pro Bowl and regular-season NFL games. Don’t miss a single down; get there early and grab your favorite seats. Getting hungry? Don’t worry. A barfood menu and cash bar will be available throughout the after noon, or you can enjoy a complimentary buffet during halftime. Admission to all “Frenzy Football” games is free for all Air Force Club mem bers, their spouses, and immediate fam ily members under 18 years of age. Eligible nonmembers and guests must pay a $10.00 enter tainment fee at the door, according to Johnnie Rivera, club manager. Commissary Case Lot Sale Stop by the Patrick Commissary and save some $$$$ by shopping at the Case Lot Sale. Open Wednesday from 5 8 p.m. for active duty personnel, family members, Guard and Reserve members only. Open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 17-18, and from 8:30 a.m. 5 p.m. Sept. 19 for all other authorized shoppers. “NFL Football season at the Tides was always something we looked forward to,” said Senior Master Sgt. Jake Pillow, a former 45th Launch Group Airman now stationed at Minot Air Force Base. Sgt. Minot won two tickets to last year’s Super Bowl. “From the kickoff tailgate parties, to the spread Johnnie always puts out, to the weekly prizes; the Tides on Sunday dur ing NFL season was always a class-act and a definite benefit of my club membership,” he said. “The experience my wife and I had as one of the Super Bowl winners last year was truly awesome. We were treated like roy alty from the time we arrived at our rooms, chauffeured to din ners, pregame parties and then finally the game, until we depart ed. It’s something we will never forget. Of course, to have a chance to win you have to be a member. Go see Mr. Rivera at the Tides and sign up. “This is an awesome program for club members. They get free food, the chance at lots of door prizes, and the opportunity to view all NFL games at one location,” said Mr. Rivera. “This can also be a great team-build ing event for units all over the 45th Space Wing. Make it a family event and get to know one another in the friendliest setting you will find anywhere on the Space Coast,” he said. “Membership pays,” he said. “And don’t forget to wear your team’s colors.”

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September 11, 2009 Missileer 7 Posing with Posey During a recent Air Force Association luncheon held at the Tides, U.S. Representative Bill Posey (FL-15) pres ents Mary Ann Gordon a Congressional Medal of Merit, along with a framed copy of the WASP Congressional Gold Medal Act. The Women Airforce Service Pilots Congressional Gold Medal Act was signed into law by on July 1, 2009 (Public Law 111-40). It recognizes the women pilots for their contributions during WWII and cre ated a Gold Medal that the pilots will receive at a ceremony in Washington, DC. Ms. Gordon was a member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of WWII. Photo by Chris Hill

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 8 September 11, 2009 Missileer Free MOAA Membership The national Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is offering a free one-year mem bership to Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve Officers. The membership covers the remainder of 2009 and all of 2010. There is a small fee for retired officers who would like to join. Representatives from the MOAA Cape Ca naveral Chapter will be available at the Base Ex change this weekend, Sept. 12 -13, to answer questions. Munitions Inventory The PLSSC Munitions Section will be con ducting their semiannual 100 percent stock pile inventory of base stock munitions, account FV2520, from Sept. 20 21. To minimize trans actions against the account during the inven tory, only valid emergency requests submitted in writing and approved by a Group Commander or equivalent will be processed. Please contact our munitions personnel at 494-4313/6311 if you have any questions. Legal Ofce changes Due to the ORI, legal assistance will be lim ited to active duty personnel only until Sept. 21. The legal office will be open for notary and powers of attorney services. The legal office will resume full legal assistance schedule starting Sept. 22. Please call the legal office at 494-7357 if you have any questions. Tuition Assistance All tuition assistance for military personnel & 45SW civilians FY09 must be submitted by Sept. 18. Requests submitted after this date will not be approved. Tuition assistance for military personnel will be available after Oct. 1 when the new fiscal year begins. For additional information, please contact Ms. Kathy Farris at 494-2938. “Aerobathon” The Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers will hold an “Aerobathon” on their designated running tracks through Sept. 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 eligi bility requirements, call 494-4947 (Patrick) or 853-3966 (CCAFS). Military Family Employment Advocacy Program The Brevard Workforce Development Board operates a broad spectrum of state and fed erally funded workforce development pro grams in Brevard County, and the Military Family Employment Advocacy (MFEA) Program provides local workforce resources and assis tance to members of the base community who are seeking employment or transitioning to new careers. The MFEA Program works to support Patrick AFB and local Florida National Guard and Reserve Units. Doris Homitz is the Airman & Family Readiness Center’s new Military Family Employment Advocate. She can assist those who need help finding a job, researching schools, or fine tuning their resumes. For more information and assistance, call 494-7469. 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: Sept. 12, from 7:30 a.m. 2 p.m.; Newcomer’s Orientation Briefing, Sept. 15, from 7:30 a.m. noon; 1st Term Airman Financial Management Class, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. 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. 12:30 p.m. For details and to sign up, call 494-5675. 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. Register now to win free Harley Authorized exchange shoppers can enter to win a Harley Davidson Sportster 883 Low, valued at $10,000, by simply filling out an en try form at any AAFES exchange or Shoppette before Sept. 17. No purchase is necessary to en ter AAFES' Dr. Pepper Harley Davidson sweep stakes. Complete details and entry forms are now available at AAFES Main Stores, Shoppettes and on www.aafes.com. AAFES officials will ran domly select a winner of the Sportster 883 Low on or about Nov. 2. 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 quali fiers 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. Fall Back in Love with Golf Three-Month All Inclusive Golf Package: For $340 this package includes golf, cart and range balls. Valid for play at any time, through Nov. 30. Any person holding an AGF Card in the last 12 months is not eligible for this special this includes 6000, 7000, 9000 and any 9500 num bers. You can choose to join for one month for only $125. Not valid for leagues or tournaments. For more information, call 494-GOLF. 2 For 1 Wednesdays Pay for one 18-hole round of golf and cart at regular price and get the second round for free. Free round must be of same or lesser value and cannot be combined with any other discount program. For example, a civilian would pay the $36 regular rate, not the discounted price of $30. With this offer, if an AGF comes in with a paying customer, the AGF will play for free. This offer expires Oct. 31. For more informa tion, call 494-GOLF. $5 After 5 Play all the golf you want for just $5 green fees after 5 p.m. (cart not included). For more information, call 494-GOLF.

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September 11, 2009 Missileer 9 ‘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 comments, please contact the Readiness & Emergency Management Flight at 494-4224. Captain Ready: I went to Medical supply and they handed me three Mark 1 kits and one additional injector called Diazepam. What is the Diazepam auto injector for? – Amn. Sliders Dear Amn. Sliders: Diazepam (CANA) is used to control seizures after nerve agent exposure. The CANA is required for use only for symp tomatic exposure to a chemical warfare nerve agent in con junction with the use of the three Mark 1s. CANA should be administered by a buddy. Review the Airman’s Manual, section 5 page 146, 147 and page 12 in the critical informa tion checklist (located in the back side of the Manual) for additional information on when and how to the use of the CANA and the Mark 1 kits.

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