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

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Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. September 18, 2009


SecAF gives 'State of
the Air Force' speech
5


New civilian
employment Web site
7


9/11:

Never

forget
The flag was lowered to half mast
and people paid honor to the fallen
firemen, medical workers, service
members and policemen who gave
their all during the attacks on
Sept. 11, 2001. Hundreds turned out
for the ceremony, which was held
at 8:40 a.m., Sept. 11, at Memorial
Plaza the exact time the first plane
hit the first of two Twin Towers in
New York City. For more pictures,
please see Page 3.


Hispanic Heritage
Month


11




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Photo by Jennifer Macklin
Air Force Reserve HG-60G
Pave Hawk aircrew members
and pararescuemen from the
920th Rescue Wing perform a
rescue demonstration on
Sept. 11 in the Atlantic Ocean
off Cocoa Beach.
Local civic leaders, citizens
and visitors, along with military
members were on hand during
a ceremony honoring military
men and women, both past and
present. For more photos see
Page 10.


K ,r -m ',.rl Photo by Brian Ripple

45th SW wishes the Air Force a Happy 62nd Birthday
Cake-cutting ceremony, today at 11:30 a.m. at Dining Facility


Vol. 51 No. 37





2 September 18, 2009 Missileer


VIEWPOINTS


Almost there; let's hit the tape running


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Missileer staff


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

Well, it looks like the finish line
may be in sight for the Operational
Readiness Inspection. We will be
getting their report at an ORI out
brief at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning
at the Base Theatre. I look forward
to seeing all of you there, and I
look forward to what the inspectors
have to report.
I do not know what they will
say, but I would expect they will
tell us we do a pretty good job in
most areas they looked at, and we
have some work to do in a few oth-
ers. Pretty much what we expected
going into this. I never once said
we were "perfect," ... I don't know
a single person or unit that is. I
just said we are very, very good at
what we do, and I trust that will be
validated next week.


From


the


top


But for now, let's stay focused
on the here-and-now. I want all
of us to run right through that
finish-line tape. And run through it
at full speed, while at the same time
keeping a "safety first" mind set at
all times.
And while we're at it, let's stay
focused on our mission at hand.
We currently have a Delta II
STSS DEMO launch scheduled in
the next few days, followed by two
Atlas launches in October and we
will be supporting a Shuttle launch
in November.


A little busy? You might say
that.
Just remember, when you get
to the end of your rope, just reach
down and tie another knot and hold
on. Because there are tens of thou-
sands of troops most of them in
harm's way who are counting on
us to do our job.
And to do it right.
And don't take my word for it.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen.
Norman Schwartz had this to say.
"Our mission has not changed;
the Air Force remains committed,
first and foremost, to supporting
the joint war fighter by providing
Global Vigilance, Reach and Power,"
he said.
Oh ...one last thing ... Happy
62nd Birthday Air Force. You sure
look good for your age. (There will
be a cake cutting ceremony at
noon today in the Riverside Dining
Facility.)


Remember, we're all leaders in some way


By Col. John Gilmour
Commander,
45th Contracting Squadron

We are in the midst of a great
test. Be clear about our ongoing
inspection: it's an intensive exami-
nation of our ability to execute all
aspects of our mission and of our
compliance to standards. No one
is exempt: wing, mission partner,
military, civilian and contractor are
all in play. This inspection is an
acid test of leadership, and we're
all leaders.
Like war, where fog and friction
bring uncertainty and unpredict-
ability, our inspection will have
tough moments, moments when
leadership is critical. A college
football coach, Greg Schiano, was
recently asked how he prepares
new players for their first game,
"Just go out there and do your job.
Our whole deal is staying in the
moment. Be in this play right now.


Commander's Corner

They have to keep their emotions
in check." All of us can lead us
through this inspection by practic-
ing these same principles: Focus
on executing our duties perfectly;
do not get ahead of ourselves and
methodically work the instant situ-
ation or challenge; keep emotions in
check, focus sharp and determina-
tion absolute.
The measure of a person is
how they respond to adversity.
Leadership is also defined by how
we deal with hard times. It's simple
to preach staying in the moment,
but far more difficult if that moment
is one of crisis. Two time Ironman
world champion Chrissie Wellington
was recently asked how she over-
comes the adversity of an Ironman
triathlon, "Mental preparation is
one of the main keys to success. All
the physical strength in the world


won't help you if your mind is not
prepared. But I try to stay in the
moment, keep calm, try to relax and
remember hard or difficult times in
training, racing and life in general
when I have pushed through and
come out on top."
Our inspection is far more than a
sporting event; it is infinitely more
serious. However, we can apply
these same lessons to achieve suc-
cess. In the middle of this inspec-
tion, we all need to stay mentally
prepared and strong. Coach your-
self in advance on how you would
respond to an emergency scenario
or an inspector's question.
Rely on your foundation of pro-
fessional training, standards and
experience. Stay relaxed, remember
past successes, and visualize a
successful outcome to the inspec-
tion.
We are all leaders ... if we master
the moments, we will succeed.
Go Sharks!


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


September 18, 2009 Missileer 3


Sept.


11: We will never forget


Photo by Chris Calkins


Photo by Chris Calkins
Playing Taps during the Sept. 11 ceremony is
Airman 1st Class Justin Turner.


rlu LU uy Ut llllI l IVIU lII I
Hundreds turned out to pay their respects during a solemn
and somber Patriot Day observance remembering the
victims of Sept. 11, 2001. Among those attending are (left to
right) Navy Capt. Kathlene Contres, commandant,
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute,
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., Commander,
45th Space Wing and Command Chief Larry Malcom.
Standing at attention during the playing of the National
Anthem are Staff Sgt. Jud Magat, Airman 1st Class Guerddy
Espinoza and Tech Sgt. Nicole Caldwell. All three are
members of the 45th Space Wing Honor Guard.
For information on how to become a member of the Honor
Guard, please call Master Sgt. Kevin Matthews, 494-7478.


Photo by Jennifer Macklin




4 September 18, 2009 Missileer


MILESTONES http://www.patrick.af.mil

Civilian Service Recognition
Civilian Service Recognition


40 Years
Bego Denny, 45th OG/CCB
Donna Chesher, 45th CONS

30 Years
Ralph Allison, 45th SCS
Patrick Ballard, 45th CES
David Buksas, 920th MXS
Edith Crawford, SMC/Det 1
Gary Smith, 45th SCS

20 Years
John Kirby, 45th CES


Mark Harler, 45th SCS
Ann Moosman, 45th SW/SE
Letta Cribben, 1st SLS
Gabrielle Adams, DEOMI
Roger Rampley, 45th RMS
Mark Farrar, 1st ROPS
Michel Sainthilaire, 45th CES

10 Years
Marian Castillo, 920th MSS
Donald Brookover, 45th CES
Billie Ludwick, 45th SW/CCP
William McGuire, DEOMI


Ebony Russell, 45th CONS
Joseph Seidler, 45th SW/SE
Ryan Trebisovsky, 920th MXS
Marie Shaw, 45th RMS
John Knob, 920th MXS
Michael Decker, 39th RQS
Alice Frazier, 45th MDOS
Rebecca Marcum, DEOMI
James Speights, 45th SCS
Jason Simos, 920th MXS
Cortney Butler, 920th OG
Michael McIntire, 45th CES


Airey NCO Academy Graduates September 2009:


Commandant Award:
Tech Sgt. Peggy L. Milashouskas,
45th SW/JA

Distinguished Graduates:
Tech Sgt. John L. Morrison
1st ROPS


Tech Sgt. Marshall J. McBride
5th SLS

Graduates:
Tech Sgt. Matthew L. Bashaw
45th CES


Tech Sgt. Antonio L. Cooper
45th OSS
Tech Sgt. Robert G. Mills
45th MDSS
Tech Sgt. Ferdinand L. Smith
45th CES


Tech Sgt. Darrin L. Smith
Det. 2 605th Test Squadron
Tech Sgt. Edward F. Winslow
5th SLS

Congratulations to all!


Congratulations to the following
officers for being selected
to the rank of Lt. Col.:
Christopher J. Brown 45th SW
Anthony M. Deluca AFTAC
Bradley D. Graves AFTAC
Ray J. Fernandez 1st ROPS
Brent R. Hatch 45th CPTS
Lance M. Jones 5th SLS





NUBS September 18, 2009 Missileer 5




SecAF delivers 'State of the



Air Force' speech at AFA


By Tech. Sgt.
Amaani Lyle
Secretary of the Air
Force Public Affairs

9/14/2009 -
WASHINGTON (AFNS)
- The Secretary of
the Air Force out-
lined the service's
priorities during a
keynote address at
the 2009 Air Force
Association Air and
Space Conference
Sept. 14.
Secretary of the
Air Force Michael
Donley said he cred-
ited Airmen for the
service's significant
milestone achieve-
ments, including the
proliferation of the
intelligence, surveil-
lance and reconnais-
sance capability, the
reinvigoration of the
nuclear enterprise
and the activation
of 24th Air Force,
a component to the
U.S. Cyber Command.
Secretary Donley
said 9/11 forever
altered the interna-
tional security envi-
ronment, and the Air
Force's response to
the event has brought
new air, space and
cyber capabilities to
bear in concert with
the joint and coalition
team.
ISR, Secretary
Donley said, is the
linchpin of today's


"We must be bold and embrace
change. It is one of our great
strengths. Our Air Force is
borne of innovation; our
Airmen are innately adapt-
able. We have been challenged
many times in our history; this
is just another opportunity we
will take on together."

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley


fight with a 250
percent increase in
full-motion video
capacity linked with
other sensors over a
broad battle space.
The secretary
described the plus up
as a "quantum leap in
real-time situational
awareness provided by
the Air Force."
Secretary Donley
discussed several
of the Air Force's
clear agendas that
include completion of
the F-22 Raptor pro-
gram of record with
planned upgrades,
an F-35 Lightning II
Joint Strike Fighter
ramp up, an increase
in unmanned aerial
systems such as MQ-
9s Reapers and RQ-4
Global Hawks, and
what he described as
the most important -
success in the coming
KC-X procurement.


The secretary put
the criticality of cyber
security into perspec-
tive with a noteworthy
statistic.
"While it has
been more than 55
years since the last
American service-
member came under
attack by enemy air-
to-surface fires ... the
last time an American
servicemember came
under cyber attack
was the beginning
of this sentence," he
said. "The need for
more ISR and other
joint enablers is just
as urgent and compel-
ling."
Near the close of
his speech, the sec-
retary re-emphasized
his commitment to the
people behind the Air
Force's new technol-
ogy Airmen and their
families.
As such, Secretary


U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash
Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley delivers a "State of the Force"
address during the first day of the Air Force Association Conference and
Technology Exposition Sept. 14, 2009, in Washington, D.C.


Donley and Air Force
Chief of Staff Gen.
Norton Schwartz des-
ignated July 2009 to
July 2010 as "Year of
the Air Force Family,"
dedicated to the
well-being of total
force Airmen and
civilians.
Secretary Donley
explained the pro-
gram's focus is to
address the hardships
and needs of Air Force
families and build-
ing a greater sense of
community across the
force.


"Air Force fami-
lies and communi-
ties backstop, they
underwrite, and share
the sacrifice in all
that our Airmen do,"
Secretary Donley said.
"Supporting fami-
lies is not only the
right thing to do for
our Airmen; it is the
smart thing to do for
our Air Force."
As the service
sustains its focus
on Airmen and their
families, the secretary
said he'll continue to
develop the service's


long-term vision with
an emphasis on bal-
ance to prevail in
today's operations.
"We must be bold
and embrace change,"
Secretary Donley
said. "It is one of
our great strengths.
Our Air Force is
borne of innova-
tion; our Airmen are
innately adaptable.
We have been chal-
lenged many times
in our history; this is
just another opportu-
nity we will take on
together."





6 September 18, 2009 Missileer


HMS Vengeance makes her debut


By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW History Office

On Sept. 21, 2000,
Her Majesty's Ship
(HMS) Vengeance
made her debut on
the Eastern Range
with the successful
launch of a Trident II
test missile.
Vengeance is one of
four British Vanguard
class nuclear sub-
marines. All four
were built by Vickers
Shipbuilding and
Engineering Ltd. for
the Royal Navy in
the late 1980s and
1990s.
Vengeance's sister
ships (because 492-
foot-long submarines
hardly qualify as
'boats' nowadays) are
HMS Vanguard, HMS
Victorious, and HMS
Vigilant.
With the exception
of Vigilant, the big
British subs all have
namesakes dating
back several centu-
ries in British naval
tradition.
Vengeance was the
last of the four new


British submarines to
make their debuts on
the Eastern Range. A
total of nine Trident
II missiles have been
launched by British
subs on the Eastern
Range since May
1994.
HMS Vengeance
was the eighth British
fighting ship to carry
that name since 1758.
In her latest incarna-
tion, Vengeance dis-
places 16,000 tons
submerged, and she
carries sixteen Trident
II missile tubes.
Similar in design
to U.S. Ohio class
nuclear submarines,
Vanguard class ves-
sels are somewhat
smaller and lighter,
but they have the
same beam (42 feet)
as the Ohio class
subs.
Vengeance was
built at Barrow-in-
Furness, England,
where she was
launched in
September 1998. She
was commissioned in
November 1999.
Before the Vanguard


Courtesy Photo
Vengeance is one of four British Vanguard class
nuclear submarines, which made her debut on
Sept. 21, 2000, on the Eastern Range with the
successful launch of a Trident II test missile.


class subs arrived in
the 1990s, the British
built four Resolution
class submarines in
the 1960s.
Vickers Armstrong
built HMS Resolution
and HMS Repulse in
Barrow-in Furness,
and Cammell Laird
built HMS Renown
and HMS Revenge in
Birkenhead, England.
Each of those 425-
foot-long submarines
carried sixteen Polaris
(a.k.a. Chevaline) mis-
sile launch tubes, and
each displaced 8,400
tons submerged.
The four Resolution


class submarines
made their launch
debuts on the Eastern
Range between Feb.
15, 1968 and June 2,
1970.
All four served
faithfully until they
were decommissioned
in the 1990s. British
submarine crews
launched a total of 38
Polaris and Chevaline
missiles on the
Eastern Range.
Most of those mis-
siles were launched
in the 1980s. HMS
Repulse launched the
last two Chevalines on
May 10, 1987.


SHistory Highlights


http://www. patrickkaf, mil









Personnel officials launch new


civilian employment Web site


By Staff Sgt.
Steve Grever
Air Force Personnel
Center Public Affairs

Air Force Personnel
Center officials have
developed a new Air
Force civilian employ-
ment Web site to edu-
cate potential appli-
cants and the general
public about available
civilian jobs, the eligi-
bility and application
process and finding
job opportunities in
various specialties
and career fields.
"Over the next five
years, the Air Force
plans to hire 20,000
more civilians into
civil service," said
Michelle LoweSolis,
Civilian Force
Integration director
at AFPC. "The new
civilian employment
Web site is a proac-
tive approach to arm
job seekers with every
tool they need to con-
fidently apply for Air
Force jobs."
The 45th Space
Wing's top civilian
personnel employee
agrees emphatically.
"The new civilian
employment web
site is more user-
friendly than the
previous one, and
that makes it easier
to market civilian
job opportunities to
more potential appli-
cants," said Mr. Lee


Photo by Chris Calkins
"The new civilian employment web site is more user-friendly than
the previous one, and that makes it easier to market civilian job
opportunities to more potential applicants," said Mr. Lee A. Windschitl,
Civilian Personnel Officer.


A. Windschitl, Civilian
Personnel Officer.
"That's a plus for
those who might be
interested in civilian
employment with the
Air Force. It's also a
plus for selecting offi-
cials by potentially
providing a greater
number of highly
qualified candidates
from which to select
the right person, for
the right job, at the
right time," he added.
Ms. LoweSolis also
said the new site will
help clarify the Air
Force's current civil-
ian hiring process and
provide site visitors
with detailed informa-
tion about available
career fields. The site
also helps explain


federal employment
benefits and educates
visitors on student job
opportunities.
The launch of the
new civilian employ-
ment site also aligns
with AFPC's roll out
of the "Your Future"
employment mar-
keting and recruit-
ing campaign this
month.
"The overall strate-
gy of the 'Your Future'
campaign is to help
market and brand the
Air Force as a premier
civilian employer,"
said Shirlene LeBleu,
the Force Renewal
and Development
Division chief at
AFPC's Civilian
Force Integration
Directorate.


"The initiative,
once released Air
Force-wide, will help
fill civilian vacancies
more quickly by
targeting qualified,
local candidates
as well as increase
employment oppor-
tunities for military
dependents."
Air Force civilian
employment oppor-
tunities can be found
at the new Web site,
http://www.afpc.ran-
dolph.af.mil/afcivilian-
jobs.
For more informa-
tion about civilian
employment, please
call the Total Force
Service Center at
1-800-525-0102 or
e-mail tfsc.safeed-
back@randolph.af.mil.


September 18, 2009 Missileer 7





8 September 18, 2009 Missileer


The AbilityOne Program helps thousands
of people who are blind or have other severe
disabilities find employment. The program
coordinates its activities with nonprofit
organizations across the country to employ
these individuals and provide goods and services
to the Federal Government at a fair price.


Photo by Linda Adair
Sherri Richardson, a contracting officer with the Infrastructure Flight was
recently recognized as an AbilityOne Champion.

A real AbilityOne Champion


By 45th SW
Public Affairs

According to the
definition, a Federal
Procurement AbilityOne
Champion "is a federal
government employee
who fully believes in
the mission of the
AbilityOne Program and
leverages their sphere of
responsibility and influ-
ence to provide employ-
ment opportunities for
people with disabilities."
Ms. Sherri
Richardson, a contract-
ing officer with the
Infrastructure Flight
here at the 45th Space
Wing, obviously fits the
definition.
"To a tee," said Mr.
Stephen McLaren, 45th
Contracting Squadron's
deputy commander.
"Sherri always thinks
outside-the-box and
never takes 'no' for an
answer. Her 20-plus
years as an active duty
Airman have served her
well here in the 45th
Contracting Squadron.
She learned how to
accomplish the mission


and never lets anything
get in her way. We are
proud of her and all
our employees; they are
great at what they do."
For Richardson, it's
all about being informed
and doing the right
thing.
"I would tell other
contracting officers to
become familiar with the
AbilityOne Program,"
stated recent AbilityOne
Champion, Richardson.
"It's all about staying
educated. Many con-
tracting officers don't
have the knowledge
base about the Program.
When they become
familiar with it, it makes
the process a lot easier."
Initially, she faced
some resistance when
trying to award con-
tracts to AbilityOne.
The concerns, she
said, were that people
with severe disabilities
wouldn't be able to per-
form the job as well as
somebody without a dis-
ability.
"The best way to over-
come the resistance is to
show the capabilities of


the AbilityOne agencies
and bring awareness
to the program," said
Richardson.
She has been
involved with the cus-
todial, recycling and
athletic field mainte-
nance contracts and
awarded the grounds
maintenance contract at
Patrick Air Force Base.
To date, 124 jobs for
people with disabilities
have been created by
these contracts. These
four contracts have a
combined annual value
of over $6 million.
"I expect AbilityOne
to continue to have a
very strong presence
here at Patrick," she
said. "We have a large
amount of contracts for
such a small area. Many
of the contracts are very
scope specific and are
exceptionally performed
by AbilityOne contrac-
tors."
"And even more
importantly, giving these
outstanding employees
the chance to work is
just the right thing to
do."


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September 18, 2009 Missileer 9





Heading back to
shore following their
jump are (above, left
to right), Air Force
Reservists from the
920th Rescue Wing
Combat Rescue
Officer,
Capt. Chad Senior,
Pararescueman
Master Sgt.
Matthew Roche,
Pararescueman
Staff Sgt.
Dan Warren,
Survival Evasion
Resistance Escape
Specialist
Senior Master
Sgt. Don Bickham.
They performed a
rescue
demonstration on
Sept. 11 off
Cocoa Beach.


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NEW S September 18, 2009 Missileer 11


Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation

Navy Capt. Kathlene Contres,
Commandant, Defense Equal P R O C L A M A T IO N
Opportunity Management =11!
Institute, speaks to the crowd
gathered for the beginning of .
the 45th Space Wing's ,.
celebration of
Hispanic Heritage Month.
Later, Capt. Contres, the Navy's
highest ranking female Hispanic .0
line officer on
active duty, stands proudly
beside the proclamation, after
signing it into effect.
The signing marks the
beginning of a month-long .4.
celebration of Hispanic-
American Heritage. In 2005,
Capt. Contres became the first
Hispanic woman to lead the
Defense Equal Opportunity
Management Institute (DEOMI) I l i
since it was established in 1971.

Patrick Air Force

Base Marathon

Team to compete

"The Patrick Air Force Base Marathon team was
selected from many talented runners who came out
r for the tryouts in July," said Rafael Sanchez, Fitness
Center Sports Manager. "The team has trained hard
S. and should make a strong showing at this weekend's
Air Force Marathon at Wright Patterson. We, the entire
45th Space Wing community, wish them the best,"
he said.

Pictured left to right: Mr. Kenneth Wright, 1st Range
Operations Squadron, Lt. Brent Bundy, 1 ROPS,
Capt. Catherine Callender, 45th Medical Group and
Staff Sgt. Keith Ray, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron.
Also on the team but not pictured is Airman 1st Class
.. l Jonathan Zambrano, 45th Security Forces Squadron.


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Patrick Air Force Base


Beach Cleanup


By Jennifer Macklin, Base Multimedia


A Beach Cleanup is scheduled for -
Saturday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. until I-
noon for the annual Florida Coastal "
Cleanup. The check-in point is locat-
ed at A1A Pier/Central Beach parking
lot (northeast of PAFB Fire Station's
flashing traffic signals). Cleanup
supplies, courtesy of 'Keep Brevard
Beautiful' and 'Ocean Conservancy,'
will be provided at check-in site. Photo by Jennifer Mackl
All personnel, including military,
civilian and general public, are encouraged to participate. Participants
should bring hats, sunscreen and water. Pre-registration not required.
Beach cleanup remove approximately 12-18 tons of garbage from
Florida's coastline and coincide with other 'Keep Brevard Beautiful'
(KBB) events. For details, contact Keitha Dattilo-Bain at 494-5286 or
Lynda Dawe at 494-9259.
A complete listing of Brevard County beaches participating in
Saturday's cleanup can be found at www.keepbrevardbeautiful.com.


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Man looks on the outward appearance,


but God looks on the Heart


By Chap. (Lt Col.)
John W. Baker

Man looks on the
outward appearance,
but God looks on the
Heart.
(1 Samuel 16:7)

You have heard it
said that "image is
everything". I guess
this has importance
to you if your per-
spective is governed
by this principle (how
man perceives things).
Samuel makes it clear
that man and God
have a opposite way
of viewing things and
"sizing up" a person.
Is this text saying
that we don't have
the ability to perceive
a little deeper into a
person's heart (his
inner being if you
will)?


I believe the pas-
sage is saying that
we are visual and we
are quick to look at
life and people on a
superficial level.
We're struck by
first appearances,
by the external. I've
heard people say, 'It
is what it is.' First
impressions, externals
impressions are what
we gravitate to in our
minds. We focus only
on our visual observa-


ICHRfPE,


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.


tions and draw our
conclusions.
If we choose to live
in this way, then not
only is our percep-
tion of life governed
by externals, how we
present ourselves to
the world is also gov-
erned by the external.
Issues of the heart or
the soul become non-
issues and unimport-
ant. The sad reality of
living this way is ulti-
mately that we are left
empty, confused and
deceived.
Does a person's
inner man, his heart
matter? The obvi-
ous conclusion is of
course it does, but the
real challenge is, does
it matter enough to
me for me to change
how I see others and
myself?
Am I willing to


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 more information, contact
Barry Chefer at 494-6063.
Islamic
Tuesday: 6-7 p.m. Islamic
studies, South Chapel, room 105.
For Islamic worship services, con-
tact Marvin Hagan at 254-6727
or the Islamic Society of Brevard
County at 984-4129.


allow God to "search
my heart," and am I
willing to see people
beyond what I exter-
nally see in front of
me? This choice of
seeing life how God
sees it or how man


sees it will inevitably
permeate your whole
person and life.
Maybe, just maybe
you could say, "The
value of a person's
soul (and mine for
that matter) is far


more valuable to me
than the value of the
clothes he has on his
back."
Man looks on the
outward appearance,
but God looks on the
Heart.





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Events Calendar


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Sunday
13


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


4
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy,
12:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
The Tides


Monday
14


21
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



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

Story Time
10 a.m.
Libra I\


5
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Story Time
10 a.m.
Library


Tuesday
15


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
Birthday Night
5- 8 p.m.
The Tides


6
SLII'I Fi-lhn.; Class
a7 11
Outldoor Re: r'ejtlion
Airman Flinn'l iil
Managemennlt (lass
8 a.m. 4 .0 p n1
TAP 3-Day Workshop
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Families in the Know
Class
6:30 7:30 p.m.
A&FRC


Wednesday
16


23
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



30
Airman Leadership
School
Class 09-07
Graduates

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


7
Life Cycle
Finances Class
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
TAP
-.-Da\ \\orklshop
Sa 111 -4 1:.0 p 111
A&:FR(-
Edu: II:_tton (C -nL r s
Lunch & Learn
11 a.m.
The Tides


Thursday
17


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


OCT. 1
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

8
TAP 3-Day \\c rkshop
8 a.m. 4:3': p 111

Sp'ons.orshlp Training
II 1 1 a I11

Bundles for Babies/
Newborn Care Class
6 8 p.m.
A&FRC


Friday
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
Hispanic Heritage
Committee/
5K run 6:45 a.m.
Start time 7 a.m.
Patrick Fitness
Center

Sass N Brass
6 9 p.m.
The Tides


2
Texas Hold'em
5 10 p.m.
The Tides

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

Teen Niihl
7 10 -.0 p 11
Youth ProFarsiiI


9
ApplIyin. for AF
Jobs Class
9- 11 a.m.
A&FRC
Bivouac Competition
11 a.m.
WarFit Field
Kid's Night Out
6- 11 p.m.
Youth Programs


Saturday
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


10
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.

2-Tank Open
Water Dive Trip
Outdoor Recreation


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


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BRIUSF


September 18, 2009 Missileer 15


Tuition Assistance
All tuition assistance for military
personnel & 45SW civilians FY09
must be submitted by TODAY.
Requests submitted after this date
will not be approved. Tuition assis-
tance 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.

Munitions Inventory
The PLSSC Munitions Section
will be conducting their semian-
nual 100 percent stockpile in-
ventory of base stock munitions,
account FV2520, from Sept. 20 -
21.
To minimize transactions against
the account during the inventory,
only valid emergency requests sub-
mitted 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 ques-
tions.

Heart Link Program
(New AF Spouse
Orientation)
Heart Link is a program solely for
"new Air Force Spouses" who have
been married for five years or less.


The military culture can be a con-
fusing system at first and Airman
and Family Readiness Center is of-
fering the opportunity to increase
awareness of the Air Force mission,
customs, traditions, protocols,
available resources and services.
The program includes guest
speakers, information, and net-
working with other military spous-
es. Lunch is included. If assistance
with child care cost is needed,
please designate at time of sign up.
Program is offered Sept. 23 from
9 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Airman &
Family Readiness Center. POC is
Elsa Kekahuna at 494-5675/6.

Hispanic Heritage
Committee/5K run
The Hispanic Heritage Committee
is sponsoring a 5K run, on Sept. 25
in memory of Luis Saez, a retired
Air Force SMSgt who worked at the
fitness center from 1980 to 2005.
The run starts 7 a.m., please arrive
15 minutes prior to run time.
Please join us in support of
this event. POC for this event is
Capt. Tatiana Bohorquez, 4-3236.

Legal Office changes
Due to the ORI, legal assistance
will be limited to active duty per-
sonnel only until Sept. 21. The
legal office will be open for notary


and powers of attorney services.
The legal office will resume full le-
gal assistance schedule starting
Sept. 22. Please call the legal office
at 494-7357 for details.

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. 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.


National Space Club
Committee Florida
Space Ball
A small number of free tickets for
the Ball may be available. Event is
Oct 17th. Anyone interested in
attending, please e-mail brad.
swezey@patrick.af.mil.

Family Services
Family Service's Airman's At-
tic needs your unwanted items.
For details, call Ms. Elsa Kekahuna
at 494-5675/6.




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Sports


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Golf Course Hosts
Sock Hop
Grab those poodle skirts, saddle
shoes, leather jackets, blue jeans,
bobby socks and T-shirts and come
rock the night away at the Manatee
Cove Golf Course's 1950s/60s sock
hop with buffet and karaoke on Oct
2. The sock hop/karaoke runs from
5:30 9:30 p.m. The dinner, in the
spirit of the original TV dinner tra-
dition, will run from 6 8 p.m.
There will be contests from that
era (bubble gum blowing, hula
hoop, trivia, etc.) and a whole lot
of good old fashioned fun. The
menu for the buffet is fried chicken,
Salisbury steak, fish sticks, mashed
potatoes and gravy, corn, peas,
salad, tea or coffee, and dessert.
Cost is only $9.95 per person and
tickets must be purchased by 10:30
a.m. on Sept. 28. Reservations are
only available with the purchase of
tickets.
You may use your credit card to
purchase tickets by phone, and of
course you may also come to the
clubhouse to purchase tickets at
the snack bar or lounge. For more
information, call 494-GOLF.

Columbus Day Bramble
Sign up now for the Manatee
Cove Golf Course's Columbus Day
Bramble on Oct. 12, with an 8 a.m.
shotgun start. Format: Two-Person
Low Net Better Ball with a twist!
Both players tee off and you select
the best tee shot of the two. From
there you each play your own ball.
On the par 3's, you will play your
own ball for the entire hole. Players
will receive 100 percent of their
adjusted handicap. You must use
four (4) drives from each player.
For example, one player's drive
can be used a maximum of 10
times for the select shot. You can
make up your own foursome to play
with, and you must have a USGA
handicap or play scratch.
There will be prizes, as well as
closest to the pin and straightest


drive contests.
The beverage cart will be in
service, and there will be fresh
grilled items available next to
the clubhouse veranda as you
make the turn. Cost is $30
for Annual Pass
players, $33 for Manatc
Annual Fee play-
ers, and $43 for all Golf C
others. Save $5 by
signing up before 494-(
Oct 5.
Sign up required
by Oct 10 no
refunds after that date. 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 card holder comes
in with a paying customer, the AGF
cardholder will play for free. This
offer expires Oct 31, 2009.

Half Price Special
Get 18 holes of golf with cart for
half the regular price after 1 p.m.
This special is valid every day of the
week, but is not valid for leagues or
tournaments and cannot be com-
bined with any other discount pro-
gram.
For 6000 card holders, the sur-
charge fee will be waived, but you
must pay the full 18-hole cart fee.
Those who are 7000 series card
holders will receive a special $10
cart fee. Offer expires Oct 31.

Afternoon Delight
Take advantage of our new
six-month special. The Afternoon
Delight is designed for players who
like to play when the conditions are
less crowded.


e C

Gou


An afternoon at the "Cove"
is like owning your very own
private course very few
inhabitants lurking on the
island's fairways.
This offer is valid for play
anytime after
ove noon for just
$299, and for any
rse consecutive six-
month period.
SF It is limited to


just 72 people at a time. Persons
holding any discount golf card in
the last 12 months are not eligible
for this special; includes 6000-
9500 cardholders.
This offer cannot be used for
leagues or tournaments and can-
not be combined with any other
offer or incentive.
Purchasers can only renew one
time. Normal daily greens fee rates
apply before noon.





September 18, 2009 Missileer 17


'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:
During the last ATSO
exercise my buddy
was feeling ill with


muscle craps, a dry
mouth and dizziness. I
thought that she might
have heat exhaustion
but I didn't remember
what to do so I got
her help at the MEDs
tent. She was pretty
sick. What does she
and I need to do dur-
ing the next exercise to
prevent this from hap-
pening again?

Amn. Doppler

Dear Amn. Doppler:
It seems that you did
the right thing after


realizing that there
was something wrong.
The best way to pre-
vent heat exhaustion
is to exercise proper
work rest cycles (sec-
tion 6 page 216 in the
Airman's Manual) and
hydrate properly.
You explained that
after you figured out
that she was probably
experiencing heat
exhaustion that you
didn't know what to
do so you took her to
the medical treatment
tent for professional
help. Hopefully there


won't be a next time,
but if there is and
medical treatment is
not readily available,
open your Airman's
manual to section 5,
pages 182 through
185 dehydration, heat
exhaustion and heat
stroke illnesses,
symptoms, immedi-
ate actions and treat-
ments.


Captain Ready:
Where can Ifind quick
reference information
for the major chemical


warfare agents'


Sam
- Sam


Dear Sam:
There are four major
categories of agents:
Nerve, Blister, Blood
and Choking. Look in
your Airman's Manual
on page 219, of sec-
tion 6 and pages 144
through 148, section
5 has a very good
quick reference mate-
rial for all four agents.


Captain Ready:
How far away is


considered safe
when faced with an
Improvised Explosive
device?
Sgt. Lightening

Dear Sgt. Lightening:
Go to your Airman's
manual open it to the
quick reference sec-
tion #6, page 205.
This page identifies
by typical evacua-
tion distances by the
size of the Improvised
Explosive device (IED)
and what type of bar-
riers are needed to be
safe.




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September 18, 2009 Vol. 51 No. 37 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. 45th SW wishes the Air Force a Happy 62nd BirthdayCake-cutting ceremony, today at 11:30 a.m. at Dining Facility SecAF gives ’State of the Air Force’ speech5 7 Hispanic Heritage Month11New civilian employment Web site The flag was lowered to half mast and people paid honor to the fallen firemen, medical workers, service members and policemen who gave their all during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Hundreds turned out for the ceremony, which was held at 8:40 a.m., Sept. 11, at Memorial Plaza – the exact time the first plane hit the first of two Twin Towers in New York City. For more pictures, please see Page 3.9/11: Never forget Air Force Reserve HG-60G Pave Hawk aircrew members and pararescuemen from the 920th Rescue Wing perform a rescue demonstration on Sept. 11 in the Atlantic Ocean off Cocoa Beach. Local civic leaders, citizens and visitors, along with military members were on hand during a ceremony honoring military men and women, both past and present. For more photos see Page 10. Photo by Jennifer Macklin G o i n g u p Going up Photo by Jennifer Macklin Photo by Brian Ripple

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http://www.patrick.af.mil2 September 18, 2009 Missileer Commander’s CornerBy Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. Commander, 45th Space Wing Well, it looks like the finish line may be in sight for the Operational Readiness Inspection. We will be getting their report at an ORI out brief at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning at the Base Theatre. I look forward to seeing all of you there, and I look forward to what the inspectors have to report. I do not know what they will say, but I would expect they will tell us we do a pretty good job in most areas they looked at, and we have some work to do in a few others. Pretty much what we expected going into this. I never once said we were “perfect,” ... I don’t know a single person or unit that is. I just said we are very, very good at what we do, and I trust that will be validated next week. But for now, let’s stay focused on the here-and-now. I want all of us to run right through that finish-line tape. And run through it at full speed, while at the same time keeping a “safety first” mind set at all times. And while we’re at it, let’s stay focused on our mission at hand. We currently have a Delta II STSS DEMO launch scheduled in the next few days, followed by two Atlas launches in October and we will be supporting a Shuttle launch in November. A little busy? You might say that. Just remember, when you get to the end of your rope, just reach down and tie another knot and hold on. Because there are tens of thousands of troops most of them in harm's way – who are counting on us to do our job. And to do it right. And don’t take my word for it. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norman Schwartz had this to say. “Our mission has not changed; the Air Force remains committed, first and foremost, to supporting the joint war fighter by providing Global Vigilance, Reach and Power,” he said. Oh ...one last thing ... Happy 62nd Birthday Air Force. You sure look good for your age. (There will be a cake cutting ceremony at noon today in the Riverside Dining Facility.) By Col. John Gilmour Commander, 45th Contracting Squadron We are in the midst of a great test. Be clear about our ongoing inspection: it’s an intensive examination of our ability to execute all aspects of our mission and of our compliance to standards. No one is exempt: wing, mission partner, military, civilian and contractor are all in play. This inspection is an acid test of leadership, and we’re all leaders. Like war, where fog and friction bring uncertainty and unpredictability, our inspection will have tough moments, moments when leadership is critical. A college football coach, Greg Schiano, was recently asked how he prepares new players for their first game, “Just go out there and do your job. Our whole deal is staying in the moment. Be in this play right now. They have to keep their emotions in check.” All of us can lead us through this inspection by practicing these same principles: Focus on executing our duties perfectly; do not get ahead of ourselves and methodically work the instant situation or challenge; keep emotions in check, focus sharp and determination absolute. The measure of a person is how they respond to adversity. Leadership is also defined by how we deal with hard times. It’s simple to preach staying in the moment, but far more difficult if that moment is one of crisis. Two time Ironman world champion Chrissie Wellington was recently asked how she overcomes the adversity of an Ironman triathlon, “Mental preparation is one of the main keys to success. All the physical strength in the world won’t help you if your mind is not prepared. But I try to stay in the moment, keep calm, try to relax and remember hard or difficult times in training, racing and life in general when I have pushed through and come out on top.” Our inspection is far more than a sporting event; it is infinitely more serious. However, we can apply these same lessons to achieve success. In the middle of this inspection, we all need to stay mentally prepared and strong. Coach yourself in advance on how you would respond to an emergency scenario or an inspector’s question. Rely on your foundation of professional training, standards and experience. Stay relaxed, remember past successes, and visualize a successful outcome to the inspection. We are all leaders … if we master the moments, we will succeed. Go Sharks! Remember, we’re all leaders in some way Almost there; let’s hit the tape running From the top Missileer staffBrig. 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 PhotographersPublished 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 newspaper 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 publication, 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 photographs 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.

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September 18, 2009 Missileer 3 Hundreds turned out to pay their respects during a solemn and somber Patriot Day observance remembering the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. Among those attending are (left to right) Navy Capt. Kathlene Contres, commandant, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., Commander, 45th Space Wing and Command Chief Larry Malcom. Standing at attention during the playing of the National Anthem are Staff Sgt. Jud Magat, Airman 1st Class Guerddy Espinoza and Tech Sgt. Nicole Caldwell. All three are members of the 45th Space Wing Honor Guard. For information on how to become a member of the Honor Guard, please call Master Sgt. Kevin Matthews, 494-7478.Sept. 11: We will never forget Photo by Jennifer Macklin Photo by Chris Calkins Playing Taps during the Sept. 11 ceremony is Airman 1st Class Justin Turner.Photo by Jennifer Macklin Photo by Chris Calkins

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http://www.patrick.af.mil4 September 18, 2009 Missileer 40 Years Bego Denny, 45th OG/CCB Donna Chesher, 45th CONS 30 Years Ralph Allison, 45th SCS Patrick Ballard, 45th CES David Buksas, 920th MXS Edith Crawford, SMC/Det 1 Gary Smith, 45th SCS 20 Years John Kirby, 45th CES Mark Harler, 45th SCS Ann Moosman, 45th SW/SE Letta Cribben, 1st SLS Gabrielle Adams, DEOMI Roger Rampley, 45th RMS Mark Farrar, 1st ROPS Michel Sainthilaire, 45th CES 10 Years Marian Castillo, 920th MSS Donald Brookover, 45th CES Billie Ludwick, 45th SW/CCP William McGuire, DEOMI Ebony Russell, 45th CONS Joseph Seidler, 45th SW/SE Ryan Trebisovsky, 920th MXS Marie Shaw, 45th RMS John Knob, 920th MXS Michael Decker, 39th RQS Alice Frazier, 45th MDOS Rebecca Marcum, DEOMI James Speights, 45th SCS Jason Simos, 920th MXS Cortney Butler, 920th OG Michael McIntire, 45th CES Commandant Award: Tech Sgt. Peggy L. Milashouskas, 45th SW/JA Distinguished Graduates: Tech Sgt. John L. Morrison 1st ROPS Tech Sgt. Marshall J. McBride 5th SLS Graduates: Tech Sgt. Matthew L. Bashaw 45th CES Tech Sgt. Antonio L. Cooper 45th OSS Tech Sgt. Robert G. Mills 45th MDSS Tech Sgt. Ferdinand L. Smith 45th CES Tech Sgt. Darrin L. Smith Det. 2 605th Test Squadron Tech Sgt. Edward F. Winslow 5th SLS Congratulations to all! Congratulations to the following officers for being selected to the rank of Lt. Col.:Christopher J. Brown 45th SW Anthony M. Deluca AFTAC Bradley D. Graves AFTAC Ray J. Fernandez 1st ROPS Brent R. Hatch 45th CPTS Lance M. Jones 5th SLS Airey NCO Academy Graduates – September 2009: Civilian Service Recognition

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September 18, 2009 Missileer 5By Tech. Sgt. Amaani Lyle Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs 9/14/2009 WASHINGTON (AFNS) – The Secretary of the Air Force outlined the service’s priorities during a keynote address at the 2009 Air Force Association Air and Space Conference Sept. 14. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley said he credited Airmen for the service’s significant milestone achievements, including the proliferation of the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability, the reinvigoration of the nuclear enterprise and the activation of 24th Air Force, a component to the U.S. Cyber Command. Secretary Donley said 9/11 forever altered the international security environment, and the Air Force’s response to the event has brought new air, space and cyber capabilities to bear in concert with the joint and coalition team. ISR, Secretary Donley said, is the linchpin of today’s SecAF delivers ‘State of the Air Force’ speech at AFA Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley delivers a “State of the Force” address during the first day of the Air Force Association Conference and Technology Exposition Sept. 14, 2009, in Washington, D.C.U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash“We must be bold and embrace change. It is one of our great strengths. Our Air Force is borne of innovation; our Airmen are innately adaptable. We have been challenged many times in our history; this is just another opportunity we will take on together.”– Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donleyfight with a 250 percent increase in full-motion video capacity linked with other sensors over a broad battle space. The secretary described the plus up as a “quantum leap in real-time situational awareness provided by the Air Force.” Secretary Donley discussed several of the Air Force’s clear agendas that include completion of the F-22 Raptor program of record with planned upgrades, an F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter ramp up, an increase in unmanned aerial systems such as MQ9s Reapers and RQ-4 Global Hawks, and what he described as the most important success in the coming KC-X procurement. The secretary put the criticality of cyber security into perspective with a noteworthy statistic. “While it has been more than 55 years since the last American servicemember came under attack by enemy airto-surface fires ... the last time an American servicemember came under cyber attack was the beginning of this sentence,” he said. “The need for more ISR and other joint enablers is just as urgent and compelling.” Near the close of his speech, the secretary re-emphasized his commitment to the people behind the Air Force’s new technology Airmen and their families. As such, Secretary Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz designated July 2009 to July 2010 as “Year of the Air Force Family,” dedicated to the well-being of total force Airmen and civilians. Secretary Donley explained the program’s focus is to address the hardships and needs of Air Force families and building a greater sense of community across the force. “Air Force families and communities backstop, they underwrite, and share the sacrifice in all that our Airmen do,” Secretary Donley said. “Supporting families is not only the right thing to do for our Airmen; it is the smart thing to do for our Air Force.” As the service sustains its focus on Airmen and their families, the secretary said he’ll continue to develop the service’s long-term vision with an emphasis on balance to prevail in today’s operations. “We must be bold and embrace change,” Secretary Donley said. “It is one of our great strengths. Our Air Force is borne of innovation; our Airmen are innately adaptable. We have been challenged many times in our history; this is just another opportunity we will take on together."

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http://www.patrick.af.mil6 September 18, 2009 Missileer History HighlightsBy Mark C. Cleary45th SW History OfficeOn Sept. 21, 2000, Her Majesty’s Ship (HMS) Vengeance made her debut on the Eastern Range with the successful launch of a Trident II test missile. Vengeance is one of four British Vanguard class nuclear submarines. All four were built by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering Ltd. for the Royal Navy in the late 1980s and 1990s. Vengeance’s sister ships (because 492foot-long submarines hardly qualify as ‘boats’ nowadays) are HMS Vanguard, HMS Victorious, and HMS Vigilant. With the exception of Vigilant, the big British subs all have namesakes dating back several centuries in British naval tradition. Vengeance was the last of the four new British submarines to make their debuts on the Eastern Range. A total of nine Trident II missiles have been launched by British subs on the Eastern Range since May 1994. HMS Vengeance was the eighth British fighting ship to carry that name since 1758. In her latest incarnation, Vengeance displaces 16,000 tons submerged, and she carries sixteen Trident II missile tubes. Similar in design to U.S. Ohio class nuclear submarines, Vanguard class vessels are somewhat smaller and lighter, but they have the same beam (42 feet) as the Ohio class subs. Vengeance was built at Barrow-inFurness, England, where she was launched in September 1998. She was commissioned in November 1999. Before the Vanguard HMS Vengeance makes her debutclass subs arrived in the 1990s, the British built four Resolution class submarines in the 1960s. Vickers Armstrong built HMS Resolution and HMS Repulse in Barrow-in Furness, and Cammell Laird built HMS Renown and HMS Revenge in Birkenhead, England. Each of those 425foot-long submarines carried sixteen Polaris (a.k.a. Chevaline) missile launch tubes, and each displaced 8,400 tons submerged. The four Resolution class submarines made their launch debuts on the Eastern Range between Feb. 15, 1968 and June 2, 1970. All four served faithfully until they were decommissioned in the 1990s. British submarine crews launched a total of 38 Polaris and Chevaline missiles on the Eastern Range. Most of those missiles were launched in the 1980s. HMS Repulse launched the last two Chevalines on May 10, 1987. Vengeance is one of four British Vanguard class nuclear submarines, which made her debut on Sept. 21, 2000, on the Eastern Range with the successful launch of a Trident II test missile.Courtesy Photo

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September 18, 2009 Missileer 7By Staff Sgt. Steve Grever Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Air Force Personnel Center officials have developed a new Air Force civilian employment Web site to educate potential applicants and the general public about available civilian jobs, the eligibility and application process and finding job opportunities in various specialties and career fields. “Over the next five years, the Air Force plans to hire 20,000 more civilians into civil service,” said Michelle LoweSolis, Civilian Force Integration director at AFPC. “The new civilian employment Web site is a proactive approach to arm job seekers with every tool they need to confidently apply for Air Force jobs.” The 45th Space Wing’s top civilian personnel employee agrees emphatically. “The new civilian employment web site is more userfriendly than the previous one, and that makes it easier to market civilian job opportunities to more potential applicants,” said Mr. Lee Personnel officials launch new civilian employment Web site A. Windschitl, Civilian Personnel Officer. “That’s a plus for those who might be interested in civilian employment with the Air Force. It’s also a plus for selecting officials by potentially providing a greater number of highly qualified candidates from which to select the right person, for the right job, at the right time,” he added. Ms. LoweSolis also said the new site will help clarify the Air Force’s current civilian hiring process and provide site visitors with detailed information about available career fields. The site also helps explain federal employment benefits and educates visitors on student job opportunities. The launch of the new civilian employment site also aligns with AFPC’s roll out of the “Your Future” employment marketing and recruiting campaign this month. “The overall strategy of the ‘Your Future’ campaign is to help market and brand the Air Force as a premier civilian employer,” said Shirlene LeBleu, the Force Renewal and Development Division chief at AFPC’s Civilian Force Integration Directorate. “The initiative, once released Air Force-wide, will help fill civilian vacancies more quickly by targeting qualified, local candidates as well as increase employment opportunities for military dependents.” Air Force civilian employment opportunities can be found at the new Web site, http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/afcivilianjobs. For more information about civilian employment, please call the Total Force Service Center at 1-800-525-0102 or e-mail tfsc.sa_feedback@randolph.af.mil. “The new civilian employment web site is more user-friendly than the previous one, and that makes it easier to market civilian job opportunities to more potential applicants,” said Mr. Lee A. Windschitl, Civilian Personnel Officer.Photo by Chris Calkins

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http://www.patrick.af.mil8 September 18, 2009 MissileerBy 45th SW Public Affairs According to the definition, a Federal Procurement AbilityOne Champion “is a federal government employee who fully believes in the mission of the AbilityOne Program and leverages their sphere of responsibility and influence to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities.” Ms. Sherri Richardson, a contracting officer with the Infrastructure Flight here at the 45th Space Wing, obviously fits the definition. “To a tee,” said Mr. Stephen McLaren, 45th Contracting Squadron’s deputy commander. “Sherri always thinks outside-the-box and never takes 'no' for an answer. Her 20-plus years as an active duty Airman have served her well here in the 45th Contracting Squadron. She learned how to accomplish the mission and never lets anything get in her way. We are proud of her and all our employees; they are great at what they do." For Richardson, it’s all about being informed and doing the right thing. “I would tell other contracting officers to become familiar with the AbilityOne Program,” stated recent AbilityOne Champion, Richardson. “It’s all about staying educated. Many contracting officers don’t have the knowledge base about the Program. When they become familiar with it, it makes the process a lot easier.” Initially, she faced some resistance when trying to award contracts to AbilityOne. The concerns, she said, were that people with severe disabilities wouldn’t be able to perform the job as well as somebody without a disability. “The best way to overcome the resistance is to show the capabilities of the AbilityOne agencies and bring awareness to the program,” said Richardson. She has been involved with the custodial, recycling and athletic field maintenance contracts and awarded the grounds maintenance contract at Patrick Air Force Base. To date, 124 jobs for people with disabilities have been created by these contracts. These four contracts have a combined annual value of over $6 million. “I expect AbilityOne to continue to have a very strong presence here at Patrick," she said. “We have a large amount of contracts for such a small area. Many of the contracts are very scope specific and are exceptionally performed by AbilityOne contractors.” “And even more importantly, giving these outstanding employees the chance to work is just the right thing to do.” A real AbilityOne Champion Sherri Richardson, a contracting officer with the Infrastructure Flight was recently recognized as an AbilityOne Champion.Photo by Linda AdairThe AbilityOne Program helps thousands of people who are blind or have other severe disabilities find employment. The program coordinates its activities with nonprofit organizations across the country to employ these individuals and provide goods and services to the Federal Government at a fair price.

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10 September 18, 2009 Missileer http://www.patrick.af.milHeading back to shore following their jump are (above, left to right), Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing – Combat Rescue Of cer, Capt. Chad Senior, Pararescueman Master Sgt. Matthew Roche, Pararescueman Staff Sgt. Dan Warren, Survival Evasion Resistance Escape Specialist Senior Master Sgt. Don Bickham. They performed a rescue demonstration on Sept. 11 off Cocoa Beach. 920th Rescue Wing perform demoPhotos by Jennifer Macklin

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September 18, 2009 Missileer 11 Hispanic Heritage Month Proclamation “The Patrick Air Force Base Marathon team was selected from many talented runners who came out for the tryouts in July,” said Rafael Sanchez, Fitness Center Sports Manager. “The team has trained hard and should make a strong showing at this weekend’s Air Force Marathon at Wright Patterson. We, the entire 45th Space Wing community, wish them the best,” he said. Pictured left to right: Mr. Kenneth Wright, 1st Range Operations Squadron, Lt. Brent Bundy, 1 ROPS, Capt. Catherine Callender, 45th Medical Group and Staff Sgt. Keith Ray, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron. Also on the team but not pictured is Airman 1st Class Jonathan Zambrano, 45th Security Forces Squadron. Navy Capt. Kathlene Contres, Commandant, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, speaks to the crowd gathered for the beginning of the 45th Space Wing’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Later, Capt. Contres, the Navy’s highest ranking female Hispanic line officer on active duty, stands proudly beside the proclamation, after signing it into effect. The signing marks the beginning of a month-long celebration of HispanicAmerican Heritage. In 2005, Capt. Contres became the first Hispanic woman to lead the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) since it was established in 1971. Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Rhodes Patrick Air Force Base Marathon Team to compete “ W e c a n r u n t o W r i g h t P a t t “We can run to Wright-Patt . . . j u s t l i k e t h i s ” ... just like this” Photo by Jennifer Macklin

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 12 September 18, 2009 MissileerBy Jennifer Macklin, Base Multimedia A Beach Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, from 8 a.m. until noon for the annual Florida Coastal Cleanup. The check-in point is located at A1A Pier/Central Beach parking lot (northeast of PAFB Fire Station’s flashing traffic signals). Cleanup supplies, courtesy of ‘Keep Brevard Beautiful’ and ‘Ocean Conservancy,’ will be provided at check-in site. All personnel, including military, civilian and general public, are encouraged to participate. Participants should bring hats, sunscreen and water. Pre-registration not required. Beach cleanups remove approximately 12-18 tons of garbage from Florida’s coastline and coincide with other ‘Keep Brevard Beautiful’ (KBB) events. For details, contact Keitha Dattilo-Bain at 494-5286 or Lynda Dawe at 494-9259. A complete listing of Brevard County beaches participating in Saturday’s cleanup can be found at www.keepbrevardbeautiful.com.Patrick Air Force Base Beach Cleanup Photo by Jennifer Macklin

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September 18, 2009 Missileer 13 Chaplain’s CornerBy Chap. (Lt Col.) John W. Baker Man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks on the Heart. (1 Samuel 16:7) You have heard it said that “image is everything”. I guess this has importance to you if your perspective is governed by this principle (how man perceives things). Samuel makes it clear that man and God have a opposite way of viewing things and “sizing up” a person. Is this text saying that we don’t have the ability to perceive a little deeper into a person’s heart (his inner being if you will)? I believe the passage is saying that we are visual and we are quick to look at life and people on a superficial level. We’re struck by first appearances, by the external. I’ve heard people say, ‘It is what it is.’ First impressions, externals impressions are what we gravitate to in our minds. We focus only on our visual observa-Man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks on the Hearttions and draw our conclusions. If we choose to live in this way, then not only is our perception of life governed by externals, how we present ourselves to the world is also governed by the external. Issues of the heart or the soul become nonissues and unimportant. The sad reality of living this way is ultimately that we are left empty, confused and deceived. Does a person’s inner man, his heart matter? The obvious conclusion is of course it does, but the real challenge is, does it matter enough to me for me to change how I see others and myself? Am I willing to allow God to “search my heart,” and am I willing to see people beyond what I externally see in front of me? This choice of seeing life how God sees it or how man sees it will inevitably permeate your whole person and life. Maybe, just maybe you could say, “The value of a person’s soul (and mine for that matter) is far more valuable to me than the value of the clothes he has on his back.” Man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks on the Heart. CatholicDaily 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.ProtestantSunday: 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.JewishFor more information, contact Barry Chefer at 494-6063.IslamicTuesday: 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.

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http://www.patrick.af.mil14 September 18, 2009 Missileer 131415161718 19 202122 23242526 27282930OCT. 123 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 45678910Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sailing Class 2 3:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Hispanic Heritage Committee/ 5K run 6:45 a.m. Start time 7 a.m. Patrick Fitness Center 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 Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 Sailing Class 12:30 2 p.m. Outdoor Rec 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 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 Airman Leadership School Class 09-07 Graduates Karaoke 4:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Birthday Night 5 8 p.m. The Tides 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 Surf Fishing Class 7 11 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Jacksonville Qualifier Golf CourseDelta II LaunchTeen 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 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 To publish events of base-wide interest in future issues, e-mail missileer@patrick.af.milLife Cycle Finances Class 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. TAP 3-Day Workshop 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. A&FRC Education CenterÂ’s Lunch & Learn 11 a.m. The Tides Applying for AF Jobs Class 9 11 a.m. A&FRC Bivouac Competition 11 a.m. WarFit Field KidÂ’s Night Out 6 11 p.m. Youth Programs Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. 2-Tank Open Water Dive Trip Outdoor Recreation TAP 3-Day Workshop 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Sponsorship Training 9 11 a.m. Bundles for Babies/ Newborn Care Class 6 8 p.m. A&FRC Events CalendarSurf Fishing Class 7 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Airman Financial Management Class 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. TAP 3-Day Workshop 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Families in the Know Class 6:30 7:30 p.m. A&FRC

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September 18, 2009 Missileer 15 Tuition Assistance All tuition assistance for military personnel & 45SW civilians FY09 must be submitted by TODAY. 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. Munitions InventoryThe PLSSC Munitions Section will be conducting their semiannual 100 percent stockpile inventory of base stock munitions, account FV2520, from Sept. 20 21. To minimize transactions against the account during the inventory, only valid emergency requests submitted in writing and approved by a Group Commander or equivalent will be processed. Please contact our munitions personnel at 4944313/6311 if you have any questions.Heart Link Program (New AF Spouse Orientation)Heart Link is a program solely for “new Air Force Spouses” who have been married for five years or less. The military culture can be a confusing system at first and Airman and Family Readiness Center is offering the opportunity to increase awareness of the Air Force mission, customs, traditions, protocols, available resources and services. The program includes guest speakers, information, and networking with other military spouses. Lunch is included. If assistance with child care cost is needed, please designate at time of sign up. Program is offered Sept. 23 from 9 a.m.2 p.m. at the Airman & Family Readiness Center. POC is Elsa Kekahuna at 494-5675/6.Hispanic Heritage Committee/5K run The Hispanic Heritage Committee is sponsoring a 5K run, on Sept. 25 in memory of Luis Saez, a retired Air Force SMSgt who worked at the fitness center from 1980 to 2005. The run starts 7 a.m., please arrive 15 minutes prior to run time. Please join us in support of this event. POC for this event is Capt. Tatiana Bohorquez, 4-3236.Legal Of ce changesDue to the ORI, legal assistance will be limited 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 for details.Airman & Family Readiness Center September ClassesThe Airman & Family Readiness Center has a few upcoming classes and events in September that many will find invaluable: 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. National Space Club Committee Florida Space BallA small number of free tickets for the Ball may be available. Event is Oct 17th. Anyone interested in attending, please e-mail brad. swezey@patrick.af.mil. Family ServicesFamily Service’s Airman’s Attic needs your unwanted items. For details, call Ms. Elsa Kekahuna at 494-5675/6.

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http://www.patrick.af.mil16 September 18, 2009 MissileerGolf Course Hosts Sock HopGrab those poodle skirts, saddle shoes, leather jackets, blue jeans, bobby socks and T-shirts and come rock the night away at the Manatee Cove Golf Course’s 1950s/60s sock hop with buffet and karaoke on Oct 2. The sock hop/karaoke runs from 5:30 9:30 p.m. The dinner, in the spirit of the original TV dinner tradition, will run from 6 8 p.m. There will be contests from that era (bubble gum blowing, hula hoop, trivia, etc.) and a whole lot of good old fashioned fun. The menu for the buffet is fried chicken, Salisbury steak, fish sticks, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, peas, salad, tea or coffee, and dessert. Cost is only $9.95 per person and tickets must be purchased by 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 28. Reservations are only available with the purchase of tickets. You may use your credit card to purchase tickets by phone, and of course you may also come to the clubhouse to purchase tickets at the snack bar or lounge. For more information, call 494-GOLF.Columbus Day BrambleSign up now for the Manatee Cove Golf Course’s Columbus Day Bramble on Oct. 12, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Format: Two-Person Low Net Better Ball – with a twist! Both players tee off and you select the best tee shot of the two. From there you each play your own ball. On the par 3’s, you will play your own ball for the entire hole. Players will receive 100 percent of their adjusted handicap. You must use four (4) drives from each player. For example, one player’s drive can be used a maximum of 10 times for the select shot. You can make up your own foursome to play with, and you must have a USGA handicap or play scratch. There will be prizes, as well as closest to the pin and straightest drive contests. The beverage cart will be in service, and there will be fresh grilled items available next to the clubhouse veranda as you make the turn. Cost is $30 for Annual Pass players, $33 for Annual Fee players, and $43 for all others. Save $5 by signing up before Oct 5. Sign up required by Oct 10 no refunds after that date. For more information, call 494-GOLF. 2 For 1 WednesdaysPay 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 card holder comes in with a paying customer, the AGF cardholder will play for free. This offer expires Oct 31, 2009. Half Price SpecialGet 18 holes of golf with cart for half the regular price after 1 p.m. This special is valid every day of the week, but is not valid for leagues or tournaments and cannot be combined with any other discount program. For 6000 card holders, the surcharge fee will be waived, but you must pay the full 18-hole cart fee. Those who are 7000 series card holders will receive a special $10 cart fee. Offer expires Oct 31. Afternoon DelightTake advantage of our new six-month special. The Afternoon Delight is designed for players who like to play when the conditions are less crowded. An afternoon at the “Cove” is like owning your very own private course – very few inhabitants lurking on the island’s fairways. This offer is valid for play anytime after noon for just $299, and for any consecutive sixmonth period. It is limited to just 72 people at a time. Persons holding any discount golf card in the last 12 months are not eligible for this special; includes 60009500 cardholders. This offer cannot be used for leagues or tournaments and cannot be combined with any other offer or incentive. Purchasers can only renew one time. Normal daily greens fee rates apply before noon. Manatee Cove Golf Course 494-GOLF

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September 18, 2009 Missileer 17‘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: During the last ATSO exercise my buddy was feeling ill with muscle craps, a dry mouth and dizziness. I thought that she might have heat exhaustion but I didn’t remember what to do so I got her help at the MEDs tent. She was pretty sick. What does she and I need to do during the next exercise to prevent this from happening again? – Amn. Doppler Dear Amn. Doppler: It seems that you did the right thing after realizing that there was something wrong. The best way to prevent heat exhaustion is to exercise proper work rest cycles (section 6 page 216 in the Airman's Manual) and hydrate properly. You explained that after you figured out that she was probably experiencing heat exhaustion that you didn’t know what to do so you took her to the medical treatment tent for professional help. Hopefully there won’t be a next time, but if there is and medical treatment is not readily available, open your Airman’s manual to section 5, pages 182 through 185 dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke illnesses, symptoms, immediate actions and treatments. Captain Ready: Where can I find quick reference information for the major chemical warfare agents? – Sam Dear Sam: There are four major categories of agents: Nerve, Blister, Blood and Choking. Look in your Airman’s Manual on page 219, of section 6 and pages 144 through 148, section 5 has a very good quick reference material for all four agents. Captain Ready: How far away is considered safe when faced with an Improvised Explosive device? – Sgt. Lightenin g Dear Sgt. Lightening:Go to your Airman's manual open it to the quick reference section #6, page 205. This page identifies by typical evacuation distances by the size of the Improvised Explosive device (IED) and what type of barriers are needed to be safe.

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