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Vol. 51 No. 38 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. September 25, 2009


Combined Federal
Campaign kick off
4


Range Control
Anniversary

6


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AFSPC IG: The best so far
Directly following the ORI out brief. Col. Scott Gilson.
AFSPC Inspector General (upper left) looked directly at
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton. Jr.. commander. 45th Space
Wing (front row left, center photo) and said "General, this
is the best one I have seen so far." Gen. Bolton, along with
Snark (left), was very pleased with the news. "ORI's are
extremely detailed and demand the absolute highest
standards of compliance and accountability," he said. "I am
very proud of the men and women of the 45th Space Wing,
not just for their performance throughout the inspection but
every day, especially during this extremely busy launch
season. Their tireless efforts and dedication to duty were evi-
dent as they were evaluated through a tough and challenging
set of scenarios," he said. For more photos, see Pages 8-9.


Happy Birthday
Air Force
11


In recognition of the successful completion of the 45th SW ORI and UCI
the 45th SW/CC has declared today as 45th Space Wing Down Day


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


September 25, 2009


Vol. 51 No. 38





2 September 25, 2009 Missileer


VIEWPOINTS


Bolton: 'I couldn't be n


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

I don't know about you, but
I had a pretty good time in the
Base Theater Tuesday morning.
Of course,the standing-room-only
crowd, all the bells and whistles
and the unbelievable energy I
could actually "feel" during the
Operational Readiness and Unit
Compliance Inspection out briefs
may have had something to do with
the way I was feeling.
You acted exactly the way I knew
you would; with passion, with exu-
berance and with that insatiable
"No-one-does-it-better-than-we-do"
mentality that is difficult, if not
downright impossible to defeat.
The Air Force Space Command
IG Team, led by Col. Scott Gilson,
obviously picked up on your abili-
ties. Just before leaving and after
announcing that we had passed


From


the


top


both inspections, he leaned over
and said "General Bolton, all I can
say is this was the best one I have
seen so far."
I could not have been more proud.
And not for me, not one single bit;
I was so proud of every single one
of you.
You were challenged like never
before and not surprisingly -
raised your game to another level.
Not only did we have nearly 90
inspectors doing their jobs, you also
had to conduct five launches in the
short time they were here. This, in
retrospect, was probably a good


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lore proud'
thing. Because I have been telling
anyone who will listen that we are
the best there is when it comes to
the launch business.
Now the AFSPC IG team just vali-
dated it.
Are we perfect? Far from it, and
I appreciated the IG team point-
ing out where and how we can
do things more effectively in the
future. And believe me, we will do
just that.
We knew going in that the "rules of
engagement" had changed and this
would be a much more "involved"
inspection than we've seen in the
past. And not just here. These
new "standards" are being enforced
across the board at all U.S. Air
Force Bases around the world.
And it's the right thing to do.
Like I said then, the best thing to
come out of Tuesday's briefing was
that the IG team was leaving and
they are NOT coming back. Thanks
to you, they are not.


Mission Assurance = Mission Success


By Col. Lee Rosen
Commander, 45th Launch Group
We have an anomaly! These four
words send chills up the spine of
launch folks, and cause that hol-
low feeling in the pit your stomach.
Unfortunately, in the late 1990s
many of us heard these four words
way-too often as launch failures
occurred on five of 25 launches
within a 10-month period, and
nine major anomalies in 24 months
resulted in the loss of over $3B
of one-of-a-kind national treasure
warfighting assets. The true test of
any team is how they react when
times are bad.
For 86 years, the Boston Red
Sox failed to win the World Series,
now they're perennial favorites. Any
great team that experiences failure
must analyze it and take action. In
the launch world, The Broad Area
Review (BAR) paved the way for
launch success in 2003.
The BAR, chaired by former


Commander's Corner

Air Force Chief of Staff, General
Welch, analyzed the problem and
proposed action. It recommended
a focus on engineering/technical
rigor with clear lines of responsi-
bility and accountability. This led
to the creation of Launch Groups
whose sole purpose is mission
assurance through technical risk
assessment.
These lean groups are blend-
ed organizations with engineering,
acquisition, operations, mainte-
nance, test, government and con-
tractor people and assets.
They do their job during the
riskiest time in the multi-year life
of a satellite; its six minute ride into
space. Just like baseball is a team
sport, so is launch. It is a collabor-
ative effort of checks and balances
between the launch contractor and
the government (including military,


civilian, Aerospace Corp, and sup-
port contractors) to guarantee mis-
sion success.
Since the creation of the launch
groups at the Cape and Vandenberg
in 2003, these groups with hun-
dreds of government employees,
thousands of contractors and bil-
lions of dollars of infrastructure and
flight hardware have proven their
worth by the results; an unprec-
edented string of 60-plus launch
successes valued in excess of $45B.
However, we only count "one-in-
a-row" and can never afford to be
complacent.
Great teams find a way to over-
come their darkest moments only to
bask in the sunshine of their suc-
cess and strive for more!
Just like the 2004 Red Sox, who
rallied to beat the Yankees after
trailing 3-0, our continued success
gives our team the ability to place
spacecraft on orbit to support our
warfighters.


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 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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FEATURES September 25, 2009 Missileer 3




Air Force K-9 are show stoppers


By Tech Sgt.
Lisa Lus6
45th SW Public Affairs

Dogs are often
called man's best
friend. For some
Air Force members,
dogs are not only
their best friend but
they are instrumen-
tal in saving their
handler's life and
others.
"That dog is their
number one best
friend," said Staff
Sgt. Justin Sonnier,
45th Space Wing
Security Forces
Squadron kennel
master and handler.
"The dog will put his
life on the line to
protect his daddy or
mommy." There are
currently two female
dog handlers with
the 45th SFS K-9
unit.
In most cases,
a dog handler
will trust their
dog before he or
she would trust a
human counterpart.
This is because
the dog knows or
detects something
that a human would
not be able to pro-
cess.
The Military
Working Dogs have
different person-
alities and tempera-
ments as people.
Sgt. Sonnier works
with a 12-year-old


Belgian Malinois
named Pancho.
Pancho is used on
explosive patrols
similar to the MWD's
used overseas in
Iraq.
"Pancho has
the mind-set of a
two-year-old," said
Master Sgt. Jerome
Blackwell, 45th
SFS acting First
Sergeant. "He thinks
he is still a puppy,
but he is one of the
meanest dogs we
have." Sgt. Blackwell
previously worked
with the MWDs as
his primary duty. He
is the original kennel
master who recruit-
ed Sgt. Sonnier to
work with the 45th
SFS K-9.
The 45th SFS K-
9 unit sometimes
works with other
agencies such as
the Brevard Sheriffs
Department and
the Department
of Homeland
Security in Orlando.
"Sometimes they
run their own dogs
or they will use
our dogs for train-
ing purposes. They
give us advice and
tips to work the
dogs in a differ-
ent way," said Sgt.
Sonnier.
"When we train
our dogs at different
facilities, it gives us
a new perspective


"The K-9 are at the front of the line in all scenarios. They go to places the
normal patrol Sergeant doesn't go. We are the show stoppers. If my dog
detects something in our path, everyone and everything stops until the dogs
have cleared the area."


- Staff Sgt. Justin Sonnier,
45th Space Wing
Security Forces Squadron
kennel master and handler


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Photo by Tech Sgt. Lisa Luse
"That dog is their number one best friend," said Staff Sgt Justin Sonnier, 45th Space Wing
Security Forces Squadron kennel master and handler. "The dog will put his life on the line to
protect his daddy or mommy." There are currently two female dog handlers with the 45th SFS
K-9 unit.


and challenges both
the handler and
the dog in a good
way. The reason is
that I won't know
the layout of a new
building so my dog's
reaction including
mine will develop
during this training
process. I have to
focus on how I'm
going to clear the
building," said Sgt.
Sonnier.


Some of the plac-
es the dogs and han-
dlers go give them
an opportunity to
shine and can really
bring in the crowds
during a demonstra-
tion. They go to high
schools, police week
events, city festivals,
and several Junior
ROTC events.
In addition, the
dog handlers sup-
port dignitary visits


that require differ-
ent levels of personal
security.
"Some kennels
have specific dem-
onstration dogs so
that there is no dis-
traction. Our dogs
go get the bad guy
and bring him back.
Each kennel var-
ies in how they do
things," said Sgt.
Sonnier.
"The K-9 are at


the front of the line
in all scenarios.
They go to places
the normal patrol
Sergeant doesn't
go," he said. "We are
the show stoppers.
If my dog detects
something in our
path, everyone and
everything stops
until the dogs
have cleared the
area," said Sgt.
Sonnier.




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Annual Combined Federal Campaign to kick off soon


It's that time of year
again. The 2009 Combined
Federal Campaign begins
Oct. 5, and ends Oct. 30.
The CFC is the world's
largest and most successful
annual workplace charity
campaign, with more than
300 CFC campaigns located
throughout the country and
internationally to help raise
millions of dollars each year.
Contributions made
by federal civilian, postal
and military donors dur-
ing the campaign season
support eligible non-profit
organizations that provide
health and human service
benefits worldwide.
Last year, Brevard County
federal, military and postal
employees contributed more
than $720,000 to the CFC.
Nationally, more than $275
million were raised by our
workforce.
According to CFC offi-
cials, an average of one
in four federal employees
or their dependents will
benefit this year alone from
the CFC.
The 45th Space Wing
and its Mission Partners
exceeded its $180,000 goal


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during last year's campaign
by eight percent. This year
we hope to raise the bar and
donate $190,000 or more.
Individuals' can make a
donation with cash, check,
or by payroll deduction.
The wing's contractor force,
however, can only contrib-
ute with cash or a check
donation. See your unit key
worker for details on how to
make a donation.
For more information
about the CFC, contact this
year's project officer, Maj.
Robert Russell at 853-4793.
Unit CFC
Key Workers:
Wing Project Officer
Maj. Robert Russell
(Primary CCAFS)
Lt. Eric Lizon
(Alternate PAFB)
Ms. Judy Vawter
(Alternate PAFB)
45th Operations Group:
Lt. Brittany Carter
Group POC


Lt. Matthew Sanchez
45 OSS
SrA. Michael Kearns
45 SCS
Tech Sgt.
Ken Rommelfanger
45 RMS
Lt. Sheena Harvey
1 ROPS
SSgt. Josh Moore
45 WS
Lt. Brittany Carter
HSFS
45th Launch Group:
Capt. Matt Lukacs
Lt. Sophie Calica
Group POC
Capt. Lindsey Mahoney
SSgt. Lathaniel Wilcox
45 LCSS
MSgt. Erwin Tarr
Tech Sgt. Tony Lamb
5 SLS
45th Mission
Support Group:
MSgt. Marcia Scantlebury-
Hall
Group POC
Capt. Stephanie Mills
45 CES
Tech Sgt. Westley Smith
SSgt. Elvis Thomas
45 CONS
Lt. Randy Justice
Tech Sgt. Randy Roberts
45 SFS


Lt. Richard McNeil
MSgt. Marcia Scantlebury-
Hall
Tech Sgt. Anthony Parks
SrA. Alicia Laswell
Ms. Virginia Medeiros
45 FSS
SrA. Jessica May
Amn. Mindy Park
45 LRF
45th Medical Group:
Capt. Pamela Smallwood
Group POC
Tech Sgt.
Catina Harrison-Quinn
SSgt. Charlene Rueben
A1C. Jennifer Eckman
45 ADOS
Lt. Jonathan Semple,
SSgt. Kristen Trujillo
45 MDSS
Tech Sgt. Mack McCarthy
SrA. Evan Hoke
45 MDOS
45th Space Wing
Staff Agencies:
Capt. James Souders
Space Wing Staff POC, PA,
JA
TSgt. Rebecca Theakston
SE
SSgt. Toriano Banks
CPTS
TSgt. CJ Marascio
CP


SrA. Aubrey Daniels
HC
45th Space Wing Mission
Partners:
Lt. Ashton Carter
Capt. Sean Mulligan
Lt. Matt Woodin
SMSgt. Marie Francis
TSgt. Arvil Easter
TSgt. Ed Leiva
SSgt. Peter Leigh
SSgt. Kevin Sanger
SSgt. Stephen Wilson
SSgt. Nickolas Falco
A1C. Michael Sprague
A1C. Daniel Roberts
Amn. David Meaker
AFTAC
Capt. Kiesha Teixeira
SSG. Sid Garcia
DEOMI
TSgt. Brad Houchins
JSTARS
CMSgt. Dorlen Martin
920 RQW
MSgt. Nazan Miller
333rd RS
Lt. Eric Lizon
114 ROPS
MTCM. Gene Chattin
NOTU
Lt. Joshua Tischler
SMC Det 1
SA. Jac Christiansen
AFOSI Det 802


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Events Calendar


September 25, 2009 Missileer 5


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Sunday
20


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


11
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy,
12:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
The Tides


Monday
21


4


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

Story Time
10 a.m.
Library


Tuesday
22


29
Birthday Night
5- 8 p.m.
The Tides


Wednesday
23


30
Airman Leadership
School
Class 09-07
Graduates

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


Thursday
24


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


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


4 I. *


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

Story Time
10 a.m.
Librtr\


6
Surf 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
6:30 7:30 p.m.
A.&FRC


7
Life Cycle
Finances Class
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
TAP
3-Day Workshop
8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
A&FRC
Education Center's
Lunch & Learn
11 a.m.
The Tides


8
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


9
Applying for AF
Jobs Class
9- 11 a.m.
A&FRC
Bivouac Competition
11 a.m.
WarFit Field
Kid's Night Out
6- 11 p in
Youth F'Proj'In-


4 I. *


12
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Columbus Day Golf
Tournament
8 a.m.


13
Bov. Ian. C-enterL'
Spei, l -l
Sl Ga(in-e
11 in C lok-sin.


14
College 101 Briefing
9 a.m.
Edui t L ion1i l (C _nLer


4 7 pin
Shark Hut


15
Leadership SpoLi-se
S'-1nin111'
9 in 2 p in
A&FRC(


16
Eoss Day Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. 3 p.m.
Bowling Center

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

Surf Fishing Class
5- 9 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation


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Saturday
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


17
Surf Fishing Class
7 a.m.
Safe Boater Course,
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Sailing Class
12:30 2:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Families of Deployed
Disco Bowling
2 4 p.m.
A&FRC at
Bowling Center


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





6 September 25, 2009 Missileer


History Highlights


Courtesy Photo
The Range Control Center (RCC) was originally known as the Central Control Building. As the
name suggested, it was centrally located, at least in relation to other construction on the Cape in
the 1950s. The RCC building contractor completed his work on November 30,1951.


Range Control Center Anniversary


By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW History Office

One of the hall-
marks of the U.S.
Government's utiliza-
tion of the Cape is the
Air Force's habit of
remodeling old han-
gars and buildings
to meet new require-
ments when those
facilities no longer
serve their original
purposes. It makes
sense. Even at today's
prices, remodeling is
often much cheaper
than razing an old
facility, carting away
the debris, and erect-
ing another building
to replace the one you
just destroyed.
In addition to the
financial advantages
of remodeling, an old
building's location
may argue in favor of
improving the facil-
ity versus replacing it
with a new one some
distance away. If an
old facility is close to
the action already,
why build a new facil-
ity at a less accessible
location? All the head-
aches of calculating
Impact Limit Lines


(ILL) and environmen-
tal impacts, arranging
for utility hook-ups
- not to mention
pouring or paving a
new parking lot are
reduced if officials can
accommodate the new
operation under the
same old roof.
The old Range
Control Center (RCC)
on Cape Canaveral
is a perfect case in
point. The RCC was
originally known as
the Central Control
Building. As the name
suggested, it was cen-
trally located, at least
in relation to other
construction on the
Cape in the 1950s.
The RCC building
contractor completed
his work on November
30, 1951. Initially, the
building housed the
Test Control Officer
and his staff, who
maintained "constant
communication" with
the Missile Project
Officer (on duty in
Blockhouse 3/4) on
test days. Back in the
very early 1950s, two
launch pads (3 and 4)
and one blockhouse
pretty much covered


permanent launch
facilities at the Cape.
By the 1960s, the
Cape had more than
a dozen launch sites,
and turnover in the
various missile and
space vehicle pro-
grams was frequent.
Accommodations
in the RCC to sup-
port those programs
became a bit jumbled,
to say the least. The
RCC was renovated
in 1984, but that
million-dollar effort
merely eliminated
'chopped up' offices
that had been wedged
into spaces over the
previous 20 years.
What the Eastern
Range needed was
a new, much larger
Range Operations
Control Center befit-
ting a modern space
and missile range.
That need was satis-
fied when the new
127,000-square-foot
ROCC (later known as
the Morrell Operations
Center) became opera-
tional in March 1995.
That left the old
RCC without a prin-
cipal mission, but
the facility wasn't


neglected for very
long. The building
was vacated in mid-
November 1995 to
make way for a major
remodeling contract
slated to begin two
weeks later. The
remodeling plan called
for a "complete and
usable administra-
tive office area" tak-
ing up approximately
17,500 square feet on
the first and second
floors of the RCC.
C&D Construction
was awarded the $2.4
million contract in
September 1995, and
the company com-
pleted most of the
work by November 30,
1996.
The 5th Space
Launch Squadron (5
SLS) moved into the
building in late June
1997. Since the 5 SLS
was responsible for
Titan IV oversight, the
building was renamed
the Titan Operations
and Maintenance
Building (TOMB).
In 1999, officials
renamed it the Atlas/
Titan Operations and
Maintenance Building
(ATOMB).




September 25, 2009 Missileer 7


WARRIOR OF THE WEEK


Name, Rank, unit, and duty title:
Tech Sgt. David Utecht
45 MDG/MDOS
Aircraft Armament Technician

How long have you been at this duty
station?
Nine months

What is your hometown (city, state)?
Satellite Beach, FL
What's your favorite motto?
Do the job right the first time; someone's life
may depend on it.

What inspired you to go beyond the call of
duty?
I enjoy helping and meeting new people.

Why do you serve in the Air Force?
To protect my country.


The Cocoa Beach
High School Wind
Ensemble will pres-
ent a free "Concert
of Thanks" on
Wednesday, Oct. 14
in the Cocoa Beach
Jr. Sr. High School's
Performing Arts
Center at 7:30 p.m.
The Cocoa Beach
band families invite
all of those unsung
heroes that dedicate
their lives to help-
ing others such
as firefighters and
paramedics, medi-
cal professionals, law
enforcement agencies,
military personnel
and space flight, past
and present, retired
and active, and their


families and friends.
Cocoa Beach High
School wants you
to come and receive
a concert of thanks
from their band and
school family. You are
appreciated!
The Cocoa Beach
Wind Ensemble will
play songs from
America includ-
ing Armed Forces
Melodies, American
Marches, popular
favorites and even a
few pop extras to thrill
you.
They promise you
will feel thanked,
appreciated and hope-
fully re-energized
about your dedicated
and compassionate


careers.
There will be col-
lection bins onsite to
collect food donations
for local food banks
to help families in
need.
If you are on duty
and on call, as many
of you may be; please
allow the band to
honor you at the con-
cert and leave when
you are called there
will be special park-
ing for all on-call fire
trucks, police vehicles
and ambulances, as
well as others for easy
departure.
For more details,
e-mail Chuck Brooker
at brooker.chuck@
brevardschools.org.


Free concert honors


area's unsung heroes


Reason for nomination:
Tech Sgt. David Utecht is truly a pleasure to
work with.
He goes out of his way to make every patron
at the Satellite Pharmacy feel it is a joy and
pleasure to be served.
Tech Sgt. Utecht continually goes above
and beyond and receives accolades daily from
patrons stating their appreciation for his
contributions.
He is always cheerful and inventive in
his dealings with all pharmacy patrons and
refuses to let a patron leave unhappy.


MSgt. Lisa D. Johnson
NCOIC, Satellite Pharmacy
45th MDG/MDSS





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Bolton: They left and are not coming back


Photo by Jennifer Macklin
"I have been telling anyone who will listen that
we are the best there is when it comes to the
launch business," said Brig. Gen. Edward L.
Bolton, Jr., commander, 45th Space Wing.
"Now the AFSPC IG team just validated it."


Photo by Chris Calkins
The enthusiastic standing-room-only-crowd, including members of the Launch Group, gave off an
energy level the commanding general said he could "actually feel."


Photo by Jennifer Macklin
"I feel like I'm being surrounded by basketball players," joked
Gen. Bolton, after presenting awards to Staff Sgt. Bruce Thomashunis
and Mr. Leonard Johnson, both from the Civil Engineer Squadron.


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Airman Casey Kemp, 45th Comptroller Squadron, shows you don't
need to wear a lot of rank to be recognized by the AFSPC IG Team and
Gen. Bolton as a "Professional Performer."


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The 45th Medical Group Exercise Evaluation Team, here with Brig. Gen.
Bolton, was just one of many groups and teams to be recognized by the
Air Force Space Command Inspection Team.


Photo by Chris Calkins
Following the conclusion of the "fired-up" briefing, the crowd broke into
an impromptu singing of the Air Force Song. Staff Sgt Chad Goff, left and
Maj. David Burnett, both from the 45th Space Wing, didn't hesitate to join





By Jennifer Macklin
Base Multi Media

More than 125 vol-
unteers from Patrick
Air Force Base and
surrounding areas
collected 6.5 tons of
garbage during the
semi-annual PAFB
Beach Cleanup held
last Saturday. The
effort, sponsored


by 'Keep Brevard
Beautiful' and 'Ocean
Conservancy' groups,
was part of the state-
wide Florida Coastal
Cleanup.
Keitha Dattilo-Bain,
clean-up site cap-
tain and member of
45th Civil Engineer
Squadron commented,
"Some unusual items
we found were large


pieces of fiber glass
from a boat and used
cooking oil in a ran-
cid, 64-ounce plastic
bottle. High tides from
recent storms left sig-
nificant amounts of
garbage on the beach.
We were lucky enough
to have the largest
volunteer turnout to
date."
Patrick Air Force


Base hosts two beach
cleanup a year, fall
and spring.
Last year, volun-
teers collected 2.5
tons [of garbage] in
April and three tons
in September.
"Even after the
large volunteer effort,


Ms. Lynda Dawe, the
volunteer coordina-
tor and member of
45th Civil Engineer
Squadron, asserts
that a lot of garbage
remains and requests
that people continue
to take pride in PAFB
beach and pick up


garbage when they
are visiting, especially
the south area near
Pineda Causeway
to the Radar facility
where less volunteers
ventured this past
Saturday," she said.


Courtesy photos
Getting in on the clean up action are Airman Jeffrey Watson, left and
Senior Airman Winfield Jensen, both from the Security Forces Squadron.


Also helping pick up 6.5 tons of garbage were Capt. David Tipton,
45th OSS, Chief of Operations Training and Range Operations
Commander Chief, his wife, Heather, and their 17-week old twins,
Benjamin, left, and Lark.


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Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander, 45th Space Wing, prepares to cut the birthday
cake celebrating the Air Force's 62nd birthday Sept. 18 with the Wing's "most junior" Airman,
Airman Charlsie Carter, 45th Security Forces Squadron. Enjoying the ceremony and waiting
to enjoy the cake are Capt. Michelle McAdoo, Master Sgt. Rebecca Theakston, Chief Master
Sgt. Larry Malcom, 45th SW Command Chief and Col. Elizabeth Borelli, commander, 45th SW
Weather Squadron.




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ARIMFS


Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has a
few upcoming classes and events in October that
many will find invaluable: Smooth Move Class,
Oct. 1, from 9 11 a.m., Children of Divorce
Class, Oct. 1, from 1 4 p.m.; Pre-Separation
Briefing, Oct. 5, from 9 10:30 a.m.; Fundamen-
tals of Resumes Class, Oct. 5, from 1 3 p.m.;
TAP 3-Day Workshop, Oct. 6 8, from 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Airman Financial Management Class,
Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Families in the
Know Class, Oct. 6, from 6:30 7:30 pm, Life
Cycle Finances Class, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.; Sponsorship Training, Oct. 8, from
9 11 a.m.; Bundles for Babies/Newborn Care
Class, Oct. 8, from 6 8 p.m.; Applying for AF
Jobs Class, Oct. 9, from 9 11 a.m.; Leader-
ship Spouse Seminar, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2
p.m.; Families of Deployed Disco Bowling, Oct.
17, from 2 4 p.m.; Job Search Class, Oct. 19,
from 10 11:30 a.m.; Newcomer's Orientation
Briefing, Oct. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to noon; Iden-
tity Theft Class, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30
p.m.; Families of Deployed Dinner, Oct. 27, from
6 7 p.m.; Commander/ist Sgt Breakfast, Oct.
29, from 7:30 9:30 a.m.; How to Start a Small
Business Class, Oct. 29, from 5 7:30 p.m.; and
a Fundamentals of Interviews Class, Oct. 30,
from 10 11:30 a.m. For more information and
to sign up, call 494-5675.

Military Family Employment
Advocacy Program
The Brevard Workforce Development Board
operates a broad spectrum of state and feder-
ally funded workforce development programs in
Brevard County. The Military Family Employ-
ment Advocacy (MFEA) Program provides local
workforce resources and assistance to members
of the base community who are seeking employ-
ment or transitioning to new careers. The MFEA
Program works to support Patrick AFB and local
Florida National Guard and Reserve Units. Ms.
Doris Homitz is the Airman & Family Readiness
Center's new Military Family Employment Advo-
cate. 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.

Safe Boater Course
Outdoor Recreation offers a Safe Boater
Course most Monday and Saturdays, from


9:30 11:30 a.m. Cost is only $5 per person and
registration is required. For more information
and to register, call 494-2042.

Sailing Classes
Outdoor Recreation offers sailing classes every
Saturday (except the second Saturday of each
month), from 12:30 2 p.m. Cost is only $45 per
person and registration is required. For more in-
formation and to register, call 494-2042.

2009 Arts & Crafts Gallery
The Arts & Crafts Center is accepting entries
for the 2009 Arts & Crafts Gallery thru Oct. 15.
The gallery is open to all eligible users adults
and youth. Each entrant is allowed to enter
three arts/crafts items and three photography
items. Entry forms can be downloaded from
the 45th Force Support Squadron website at
www.GoPatrickFL.com. All Patrick AFB entries
will be submitted to Air Force Space Command
for consideration for the Air Force Gallery. For
more information, call 494-4270.

National Book Month
October is National Book Month. The Patrick
AFB Library has the latest best sellers and audio
books (downloadable too). For more information,
call 494-6881.

"Heroes' Tree" Project
The Patrick AFB Library is participating in
Purdue University's, Military and Family Re-
search Institute "Heroes' Tree" project. You can
create a handmade ornament honoring a fam-
ily member (can be active duty, a veteran or
deceased family member). There are templates
available just bring your ornament, along with
a brief story describing your hero, to the library
and it will be displayed on the tree. For more
information, call 494-6881.

Lodging Facility Upgrades
Lodging has received $2.85M in non-appro-
priated fund dollars from the Air Force Lodg-
ing Fund for lodging facility upgrades for Oct.
2009 thru Aug. 2010. Projects include $146M
for an interior upgrade project to 40 Visiting Of-
ficer Quarters, $187K for an interior upgrade
project to six Distinguished Visitor Quarters,
and $847K for interior upgrades to 73 Visiting
Airman Quarters. The 45th Space Wing also
funded $761K for interior upgrades to 28 Senior
NCO Suites in Bldg 556. For more information


on lodging facility upgrades, call 494-6590.

Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature
the following specials in October: Tuesday Spe-
cial, $1 games, from 11 a.m. to closing; Boss
Day, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. all games
are just $1; Halloween Special, Oct. 31, from 1
p.m. to closing bowl three games and pay for
only two (no sharing games); Snack Bar Special,
Tuesday Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. pur-
chase $5 or more from the snack bar and bowl
two games for free on the same day and during
the same time period.
Also, don't forget to pick up your Frequent
Bowler Card. Complete all 10 punches on the
card and your next game is on the house. For
more information, call 494-2958.

Story Time
Children from pre-K thru second grade are
invited to come to the Patrick AFB Library every
Monday at 10 a.m. for Story Time.
In observance of Fire Prevention Week, Sparky
the Firedog and a fire truck will be at the library
for the Oct. 5 Story Time. For more information,
call 494-6881.

Annual Holiday Crafts Sale
The Arts & Crafts Center is accepting reg-
istrations for the Annual Holiday Crafts Sale.
The sale will be held at the golf course/marina
complex on Dec. 12, from 4:30 8:30 p.m., in
conjunction with the 45th Space Wing Holiday
Party. Each vendor is allowed two tables at no
charge. Vendors must have base access. For
more information, call 494-4270.

Keystone Club
Youth Programs' Keystone Club meets every
Tuesday, from 4:30 5:30 p.m. This teen lead-
ership group is exclusively for teens ages 14 -
18. The club affords an excellent opportunity
for teens to make a difference within Youth Pro-
grams and the community.
Youth of the Year candidates must be a mem-
ber of the Keystone Club to be eligible for the
program. For more information, call 494-4747.

New Child Development Center
The new Child Development Center is sched-
uled to open late October. Full-time openings
are available for children ages two five years.
For more information, call 494-7028.


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Golf Course Hosts
Sock Hop
Grab those poodle skirts, saddle shoes, leath-
er 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.


Manatee Cove

Golf Course a

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 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.

Half Price Special
Get 18 holes of golf with cart for half the regu-
lar 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 cardholders, 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, 2009.

5 after 5
Play all the golf you want for a $5 greens fee
after 5 p.m. (cart not included).




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September 25, 2009 Vol. 51 No. 38 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. In recognition of the successful completion of the 45th SW ORI and UCI the 45th SW/CC has declared today as 45th Space Wing Down Day Combined Federal Campaign kick off4 6 Happy Birthday Air Force11Range Control Anniversary AFSPC IG: The best so far Directly following the ORI out brief, Col. Scott Gilson, AFSPC Inspector General (upper left) looked directly at Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander, 45th Space Wing (front row left, center photo) and said “General, this is the best one I have seen so far.” Gen. Bolton, along with Snark (left), was very pleased with the news. “ORI’s are extremely detailed and demand the absolute highest standards of compliance and accountability,” he said. “I am very proud of the men and women of the 45th Space Wing, not just for their performance throughout the inspection but every day, especially during this extremely busy launch season. Their tireless efforts and dedication to duty were evident as they were evaluated through a tough and challenging set of scenarios,” he said. For more photos, see Pages 8-9. Photos by Jennifer Macklin W e d i d i t ! We did it!

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http://www.patrick.af.mil2 September 25, 2009 Missileer 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. Commander’s CornerBy Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. Commander, 45th Space Wing I don’t know about you, but I had a pretty good time in the Base Theater Tuesday morning. Of course,the standing-room-only crowd, all the bells and whistles and the unbelievable energy I could actually “feel” during the Operational Readiness and Unit Compliance Inspection out briefs may have had something to do with the way I was feeling. You acted exactly the way I knew you would; with passion, with exuberance and with that insatiable “No-one-does-it-better-than-we-do” mentality that is difficult, if not downright impossible to defeat. The Air Force Space Command IG Team, led by Col. Scott Gilson, obviously picked up on your abilities. Just before leaving and after announcing that we had passed both inspections, he leaned over and said “General Bolton, all I can say is this was the best one I have seen so far.” I could not have been more proud. And not for me, not one single bit; I was so proud of every single one of you. You were challenged like never before and not surprisingly raised your game to another level. Not only did we have nearly 90 inspectors doing their jobs, you also had to conduct five launches in the short time they were here. This, in retrospect, was probably a good thing. Because I have been telling anyone who will listen that we are the best there is when it comes to the launch business. Now the AFSPC IG team just validated it. Are we perfect? Far from it, and I appreciated the IG team pointing out where and how we can do things more effectively in the future. And believe me, we will do just that. We knew going in that the “rules of engagement” had changed and this would be a much more “involved” inspection than we’ve seen in the past. And not just here. These new “standards” are being enforced across the board at all U.S. Air Force Bases around the world. And it’s the right thing to do. Like I said then, the best thing to come out of Tuesday’s briefing was that the IG team was leaving and they are NOT coming back. Thanks to you, they are not. By Col. Lee Rosen Commander, 45th Launch Group We have an anomaly! These four words send chills up the spine of launch folks, and cause that hollow feeling in the pit your stomach. Unfortunately, in the late 1990s many of us heard these four words way-too often as launch failures occurred on five of 25 launches within a 10-month period, and nine major anomalies in 24 months resulted in the loss of over $3B of one-of-a-kind national treasure warfighting assets. The true test of any team is how they react when times are bad. For 86 years, the Boston Red Sox failed to win the World Series, now they’re perennial favorites. Any great team that experiences failure must analyze it and take action. In the launch world, The Broad Area Review (BAR) paved the way for launch success in 2003. The BAR, chaired by former Air Force Chief of Staff, General Welch, analyzed the problem and proposed action. It recommended a focus on engineering/technical rigor with clear lines of responsibility and accountability. This led to the creation of Launch Groups whose sole purpose is mission assurance through technical risk assessment. These lean groups are blended organizations with engineering, acquisition, operations, maintenance, test, government and contractor people and assets. They do their job during the riskiest time in the multi-year life of a satellite; its six minute ride into space. Just like baseball is a team sport, so is launch. It is a collaborative effort of checks and balances between the launch contractor and the government (including military, civilian, Aerospace Corp, and support contractors) to guarantee mission success. Since the creation of the launch groups at the Cape and Vandenberg in 2003, these groups with hundreds of government employees, thousands of contractors and billions of dollars of infrastructure and flight hardware have proven their worth by the results; an unprecedented string of 60-plus launch successes valued in excess of $45B. However, we only count “one-ina-row” and can never afford to be complacent. Great teams find a way to overcome their darkest moments only to bask in the sunshine of their success and strive for more! Just like the 2004 Red Sox, who rallied to beat the Yankees after trailing 3-0, our continued success gives our team the ability to place spacecraft on orbit to support our warfighters. Mission Assurance = Mission SuccessBolton: ‘I couldn’t be more proud’ From the top

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September 25, 2009 Missileer 3 By Tech Sgt. Lisa Lusé 45th SW Public AffairsDogs are often called man’s best friend. For some Air Force members, dogs are not only their best friend but they are instrumental in saving their handler’s life and others. “That dog is their number one best friend,” said Staff Sgt. Justin Sonnier, 45th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron kennel master and handler. “The dog will put his life on the line to protect his daddy or mommy.” There are currently two female dog handlers with the 45th SFS K-9 unit. In most cases, a dog handler will trust their dog before he or she would trust a human counterpart. This is because the dog knows or detects something that a human would not be able to process. The Military Working Dogs have different personalities and temperaments as people. Sgt. Sonnier works with a 12-year-old Belgian Malinois named Pancho. Pancho is used on explosive patrols similar to the MWD’s used overseas in Iraq. “Pancho has the mind-set of a two-year-old,” said Master Sgt. Jerome Blackwell, 45th SFS acting First Sergeant. “He thinks he is still a puppy, but he is one of the meanest dogs we have.” Sgt. Blackwell previously worked with the MWDs as his primary duty. He is the original kennel master who recruited Sgt. Sonnier to work with the 45th SFS K-9. The 45th SFS K9 unit sometimes works with other agencies such as the Brevard Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Homeland Security in Orlando. “Sometimes they run their own dogs or they will use our dogs for training purposes. They give us advice and tips to work the dogs in a different way,” said Sgt. Sonnier. “When we train our dogs at different facilities, it gives us a new perspective Air Force K-9 are show stoppers and challenges both the handler and the dog in a good way. The reason is that I won’t know the layout of a new building so my dog’s reaction including mine will develop during this training process. I have to focus on how I’m going to clear the building,” said Sgt. Sonnier. Some of the places the dogs and handlers go give them an opportunity to shine and can really bring in the crowds during a demonstration. They go to high schools, police week events, city festivals, and several Junior ROTC events. In addition, the dog handlers support dignitary visits that require different levels of personal security. “Some kennels have specific demonstration dogs so that there is no distraction. Our dogs go get the bad guy and bring him back. Each kennel varies in how they do things,” said Sgt. Sonnier. “The K-9 are at the front of the line in all scenarios. They go to places the normal patrol Sergeant doesn’t go,” he said. “We are the show stoppers. If my dog detects something in our path, everyone and everything stops until the dogs have cleared the area,” said Sgt. Sonnier.“That dog is their number one best friend,” said Staff Sgt Justin Sonnier, 45th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron kennel master and handler. “The dog will put his life on the line to protect his daddy or mommy.” There are currently two female dog handlers with the 45th SFS K-9 unit.Photo by Tech Sgt. Lisa Lusé“The K-9 are at the front of the line in all scenarios. They go to places the normal patrol Sergeant doesn’t go. We are the show stoppers. If my dog detects something in our path, everyone and everything stops until the dogs have cleared the area.” Staff Sgt. Justin Sonnier, 45th Space Wing Security Forces Squadron kennel master and handler

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http://www.patrick.af.mil4 September 25, 2009 MissileerIt’s that time of year again. The 2009 Combined Federal Campaign begins Oct. 5, and ends Oct. 30. The CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 300 CFC campaigns located throughout the country and internationally to help raise millions of dollars each year. Contributions made b y federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season support eligible non–profit organizations that provide health and human service b enefits worldwide. Last year, Brevard County federal, military and postal employees contributed more than $720,000 to the CFC. Nationally, more than $275 million were raised by our w orkforce. According to CFC officials, an average of one in four federal employees or their dependents will b enefit this year alone from the CFC. The 45th Space Wing and its Mission Partners exceeded its $180,000 goal during last year’s campaign by eight percent. This year we hope to raise the bar and donate $190,000 or more. Individuals’ can make a donation with cash, check, or by payroll deduction. The wing’s contractor force, however, can only contribute with cash or a check donation. See your unit key worker for details on how to make a donation. For more information about the CFC, contact this year’s project officer, Maj. Robert Russell at 853-4793.Unit CFC Key Workers:Wing Project Officer Maj. Robert Russell (Primary CCAFS) Lt. Eric Lizon (Alternate PAFB) Ms. Judy Vawter (Alternate PAFB) 45th Operations Group: Lt. Brittany Carter Group POC Lt. Matthew Sanchez 45 OSS SrA. Michael Kearns 45 SCS Tech Sgt. Ken Rommelfanger 45 RMS Lt. Sheena Harvey 1 ROPS SSgt. Josh Moore 45 WS Lt. Brittany Carter HSFS 45th Launch Group: Capt. Matt Lukacs Lt. Sophie Calica Group POC Capt. Lindsey Mahoney SSgt. Lathaniel Wilcox 45 LCSS MSgt. Erwin Tarr Tech Sgt. Tony Lamb 5 SLS 45th Mission Support Group: MSgt. Marcia ScantleburyHall Group POC Capt. Stephanie Mills 45 CES Tech Sgt. Westley Smith SSgt. Elvis Thomas 45 CONS Lt. Randy Justice Tech Sgt. Randy Roberts 45 SFS Lt. Richard McNeil MSgt. Marcia ScantleburyHall Tech Sgt. Anthony Parks SrA. Alicia Laswell Ms. Virginia Medeiros 45 FSS SrA. Jessica May Amn. Mindy Park 45 LRF 45th Medical Group: Capt. Pamela Smallwood Group POC Tech Sgt. Catina Harrison-Quinn SSgt. Charlene Rueben A1C. Jennifer Eckman 45 ADOS Lt. Jonathan Semple, SSgt. Kristen Trujillo 45 MDSS Tech Sgt. Mack McCarthy SrA. Evan Hoke 45 MDOS 45th Space Wing Staff Agencies: Capt. James Souders Space Wing Staff POC, PA, JA TSgt. Rebecca Theakston SE SSgt. Toriano Banks CPTS TSgt. CJ Marascio CP SrA. Aubrey Daniels HC 45th Space Wing Mission Partners: Lt. Ashton Carter Capt. Sean Mulligan Lt. Matt Woodin SMSgt. Marie Francis TSgt. Arvil Easter TSgt. Ed Leiva SSgt. Peter Leigh SSgt. Kevin Sanger SSgt. Stephen Wilson SSgt. Nickolas Falco A1C. Michael Sprague A1C. Daniel Roberts Amn. David Meaker AFTAC Capt. Kiesha Teixeira SSG. Sid GarciaDEOMI TSgt. Brad Houchins JSTARS CMSgt. Dorlen Martin 920 RQW MSgt. Nazan Miller 333rd RS Lt. Eric Lizon 114 ROPS MTCM. Gene Chattin NOTU Lt. Joshua Tischler SMC Det 1 SA. Jac Christiansen AFOSI Det 802Annual Combined Federal Campaign to kick off soon

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September 25, 2009 Missileer 5 202122232425 26 272829 30OCT. 123 45678910 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 11 121314151617Safe 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 Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. 2-Tank Open Water Dive Trip Outdoor Recreation 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 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 Life 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 Surf 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 6:30 7:30 p.m. A&FRC 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 Safe 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 Boater Safety Training 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Columbus Day Golf Tournament 8 a.m. 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.milCollege 101 Briefing 9 a.m. Education Center Karaoke 4:30 7:30 pm. Shark Hut Boss Day Special $1 Games 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Bowling Center Texas Hold'em 5 10 p.m. The Tides Surf Fishing Class 5 9 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Surf Fishing Class 7 a.m. Safe Boater Course, 9:30 11:30 a.m. Sailing Class 12:30 2:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Families of Deployed Disco Bowling 2 4 p.m. A&FRC at Bowling Center Leadership Spouse Seminar 9 a.m. 2 p.m. A&FRC Events CalendarBowling Center Special $1 Games 11 a.m. Closing

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6 September 25, 2009 Missileer History HighlightsBy Mark C. Cleary45th SW History OfficeOne of the hallmarks of the U.S. Government’s utilization of the Cape is the Air Force’s habit of remodeling old hangars and buildings to meet new requirements when those facilities no longer serve their original purposes. It makes sense. Even at today’s prices, remodeling is often much cheaper than razing an old facility, carting away the debris, and erecting another building to replace the one you just destroyed. In addition to the financial advantages of remodeling, an old building’s location may argue in favor of improving the facility versus replacing it with a new one some distance away. If an old facility is close to the action already, why build a new facility at a less accessible location? All the headaches of calculating Impact Limit Lines (ILL) and environmental impacts, arranging for utility hook-ups — not to mention pouring or paving a new parking lot — are reduced if officials can accommodate the new operation under the same old roof. The old Range Control Center (RCC) on Cape Canaveral is a perfect case in point. The RCC was originally known as the Central Control Building. As the name suggested, it was centrally located, at least in relation to other construction on the Cape in the 1950s. The RCC building contractor completed his work on November 30, 1951. Initially, the building housed the Test Control Officer and his staff, who maintained “constant communication” with the Missile Project Officer (on duty in Blockhouse 3/4) on test days. Back in the very early 1950s, two launch pads (3 and 4) and one blockhouse pretty much covered permanent launch facilities at the Cape. By the 1960s, the Cape had more than a dozen launch sites, and turnover in the various missile and space vehicle programs was frequent. Accommodations in the RCC to support those programs became a bit jumbled, to say the least. The RCC was renovated in 1984, but that million-dollar effort merely eliminated ‘chopped up’ offices that had been wedged into spaces over the previous 20 years. What the Eastern Range needed was a new, much larger Range Operations Control Center befitting a modern space and missile range. That need was satisfied when the new 127,000-square-foot ROCC (later known as the Morrell Operations Center) became operational in March 1995. That left the old RCC without a principal mission, but the facility wasn’t neglected for very long. The building was vacated in midNovember 1995 to make way for a major remodeling contract slated to begin two weeks later. The remodeling plan called for a “complete and usable administrative office area” taking up approximately 17,500 square feet on the first and second floors of the RCC. C&D Construction was awarded the $2.4 million contract in September 1995, and the company completed most of the work by November 30, 1996. The 5th Space Launch Squadron (5 SLS) moved into the building in late June 1997. Since the 5 SLS was responsible for Titan IV oversight, the building was renamed the Titan Operations and Maintenance Building (TOMB). In 1999, officials renamed it the Atlas/ Titan Operations and Maintenance Building (ATOMB).Range Control Center AnniversaryThe Range Control Center (RCC) was originally known as the Central Control Building. As the name suggested, it was centrally located, at least in relation to other construction on the Cape in the 1950s. The RCC building contractor completed his work on November 30, 1951.Courtesy Photo

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September 25, 2009 Missileer 7 Warrior of the weekName, Rank, unit, and duty title: Tech Sgt. David Utecht 45 MDG/MDOS Aircraft Armament Technician How long have you been at this duty station? Nine months What is your hometown (city, state)? Satellite Beach, FL What’s your favorite motto? Do the job right the first time; someone’s life may depend on it. What inspired you to go beyond the call of duty? I enjoy helping and meeting new people. Why do you serve in the Air Force? To protect my country. Reason for nomination: Tech Sgt. David Utecht is truly a pleasure to work with. He goes out of his way to make every patron at the Satellite Pharmacy feel it is a joy and pleasure to be served. Tech Sgt. Utecht continually goes above and beyond and receives accolades daily from patrons stating their appreciation for his contributions. He is always cheerful and inventive in his dealings with all pharmacy patrons and refuses to let a patron leave unhappy. MSgt. Lisa D. Johnson NCOIC, Satellite Pharmacy 45th MDG/MDSS The Cocoa Beach High School Wind Ensemble will present a free “Concert of Thanks” on Wednesday, Oct. 14 in the Cocoa Beach Jr. Sr. High School’s Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. The Cocoa Beach band families invite all of those unsung heroes that dedicate their lives to helping others – such as firefighters and paramedics, medical professionals, law enforcement agencies, military personnel and space flight, past and present, retired and active, and their families and friends. Cocoa Beach High School wants you to come and receive a concert of thanks from their band and school family. You are appreciated! The Cocoa Beach Wind Ensemble will play songs from America including Armed Forces Melodies, American Marches, popular favorites and even a few pop extras to thrill you. They promise you will feel thanked, appreciated and hopefully re-energized about your dedicated and compassionate careers. There will be collection bins onsite to collect food donations for local food banks to help families in need. If you are on duty and on call, as many of you may be; please allow the band to honor you at the concert and leave when you are called – there will be special parking for all on-call fire trucks, police vehicles and ambulances, as well as others for easy departure. For more details, e-mail Chuck Brooker at brooker.chuck@ brevardschools.org.Free concert honors area’s unsung heroes

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http://www.patrick.af.mil8 September 25, 2009 Missileer Bolton: They left and are not coming back Airman Casey Kemp, 45th Comptroller Squadron, shows you don’t need to wear a lot of rank to be recognized by the AFSPC IG Team and Gen. Bolton as a “Professional Performer.”Photo by Jennifer Macklin Photo by Jennifer Macklin“I have been telling anyone who will listen that we are the best there is when it comes to the launch business,” said Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander, 45th Space Wing. “Now the AFSPC IG team just validated it.” The enthusiastic standing-room-only-crowd, including members of the Launch Group, gave off an energy level the commanding general said he could “actually feel.”Photo by Chris Calkins“I feel like I’m being surrounded by basketball players,” joked Gen. Bolton, after presenting awards to Staff Sgt. Bruce Thomashunis and Mr. Leonard Johnson, both from the Civil Engineer Squadron.Photo by Jennifer Macklin

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September 25, 2009 Missileer 9 Photo by Jennifer MacklinCongrats to allThe 45th Medical Group Exercise Evaluation Team, here with Brig. Gen. Bolton, was just one of many groups and teams to be recognized by the Air Force Space Command Inspection Team.Photo by Chris CalkinsFollowing the conclusion of the “fired-up” briefing, the crowd broke into an impromptu singing of the Air Force Song. Staff Sgt Chad Goff, left and Maj. David Burnett, both from the 45th Space Wing, didn’t hesitate to join in.

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10 September 25, 2009 Missileer http://www.patrick.af.milBy Jennifer Macklin Base Multi Media More than 125 volunteers from Patrick Air Force Base and surrounding areas collected 6.5 tons of garbage during the semi-annual PAFB Beach Cleanup held last Saturday. The effort, sponsored by ‘Keep Brevard Beautiful’ and ‘Ocean Conservancy’ groups, was part of the statewide Florida Coastal Cleanup. Keitha Dattilo-Bain, clean-up site captain and member of 45th Civil Engineer Squadron commented, “Some unusual items we found were large pieces of fiber glass from a boat and used cooking oil in a rancid, 64-ounce plastic bottle. High tides from recent storms left significant amounts of garbage on the beach. We were lucky enough to have the largest volunteer turnout to date.” Patrick Air Force Good stewards of the environment 6.5 tons of garbage picked up Saturday Getting in on the clean up action are Airman Jeffrey Watson, left and Senior Airman Winfield Jensen, both from the Security Forces Squadron. Also helping pick up 6.5 tons of garbage were Capt. David Tipton, 45th OSS, Chief of Operations Training and Range Operations Commander Chief, his wife, Heather, and their 17-week old twins, Benjamin, left, and Lark. Courtesy photosBase hosts two beach cleanups a year, fall and spring. Last year, volunteers collected 2.5 tons [of garbage] in April and three tons in September. "Even after the large volunteer effort, Ms. Lynda Dawe, the volunteer coordinator and member of 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, asserts that a lot of garbage remains and requests that people continue to take pride in PAFB beach and pick up garbage when they are visiting, especially the south area near Pineda Causeway to the Radar facility where less volunteers ventured this past Saturday," she said.

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September 25, 2009 Missileer 11 H a p p y 6 2 n d b i r t h d a y Happy 62nd birthday A i r F o r c e Air Force Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander, 45th Space Wing, prepares to cut the birthday cake celebrating the Air Force's 62nd birthday Sept. 18 with the Wing’s “most junior” Airman, Airman Charlsie Carter, 45th Security Forces Squadron. Enjoying the ceremony – and waiting to enjoy the cake – are Capt. Michelle McAdoo, Master Sgt. Rebecca Theakston, Chief Master Sgt. Larry Malcom, 45th SW Command Chief and Col. Elizabeth Borelli, commander, 45th SW Weather Squadron.Photos by John Connell

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 12 September 25, 2009 Missileer Airman & Family Readiness CenterThe Airman & Family Readiness Center has a few upcoming classes and events in October that many will find invaluable: Smooth Move Class, Oct. 1, from 9 11 a.m., Children of Divorce Class, Oct. 1, from 1 4 p.m.; Pre-Separation Briefing, Oct. 5, from 9 10:30 a.m.; Fundamentals of Resumes Class, Oct. 5, from 1 3 p.m.; TAP 3-Day Workshop, Oct. 6 8, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Airman Financial Management Class, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Families in the Know Class, Oct. 6, from 6:30 7:30 pm, Life Cycle Finances Class, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Sponsorship Training, Oct. 8, from 9 11 a.m.; Bundles for Babies/Newborn Care Class, Oct. 8, from 6 8 p.m.; Applying for AF Jobs Class, Oct. 9, from 9 11 a.m.; Leadership Spouse Seminar, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Families of Deployed Disco Bowling, Oct. 17, from 2 4 p.m.; Job Search Class, Oct. 19, from 10 11:30 a.m.; Newcomer's Orientation Briefing, Oct. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to noon; Identity Theft Class, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Families of Deployed Dinner, Oct. 27, from 6 7 p.m.; Commander/1st Sgt Breakfast, Oct. 29, from 7:30 9:30 a.m.; How to Start a Small Business Class, Oct. 29, from 5 7:30 p.m.; and a Fundamentals of Interviews Class, Oct. 30, from 10 11:30 a.m. For more information and to sign up, call 494-5675. Military Family Employment Advocacy ProgramThe Brevard Workforce Development Board operates a broad spectrum of state and federally funded workforce development programs in Brevard County. The Military Family Employment Advocacy (MFEA) Program provides local workforce resources and assistance 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. Ms. 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. Safe Boater CourseOutdoor Recreation offers a Safe Boater Course most Monday and Saturdays, from 9:30 11:30 a.m. Cost is only $5 per person and registration is required. For more information and to register, call 494-2042. Sailing ClassesOutdoor Recreation offers sailing classes every Saturday (except the second Saturday of each month), from 12:30 2 p.m. Cost is only $45 per person and registration is required. For more information and to register, call 494-2042. 2009 Arts & Crafts GalleryThe Arts & Crafts Center is accepting entries for the 2009 Arts & Crafts Gallery thru Oct. 15. The gallery is open to all eligible users adults and youth. Each entrant is allowed to enter three arts/crafts items and three photography items. Entry forms can be downloaded from the 45th Force Support Squadron website at www.GoPatrickFL.com. All Patrick AFB entries will be submitted to Air Force Space Command for consideration for the Air Force Gallery. For more information, call 494-4270. National Book MonthOctober is National Book Month. The Patrick AFB Library has the latest best sellers and audio books (downloadable too). For more information, call 494-6881. “Heroes’ Tree” ProjectThe Patrick AFB Library is participating in Purdue University’s, Military and Family Research Institute “Heroes’ Tree” project. You can create a handmade ornament honoring a family member (can be active duty, a veteran or deceased family member). There are templates available just bring your ornament, along with a brief story describing your hero, to the library and it will be displayed on the tree. For more information, call 494-6881. Lodging Facility UpgradesLodging has received $2.85M in non-appropriated fund dollars from the Air Force Lodging Fund for lodging facility upgrades for Oct. 2009 thru Aug. 2010. Projects include $146M for an interior upgrade project to 40 Visiting Officer Quarters, $187K for an interior upgrade project to six Distinguished Visitor Quarters, and $847K for interior upgrades to 73 Visiting Airman Quarters. The 45th Space Wing also funded $761K for interior upgrades to 28 Senior NCO Suites in Bldg 556. For more information on lodging facility upgrades, call 494-6590. Bowling Center SpecialsThe Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature the following specials in October: Tuesday Special, $1 games, from 11 a.m. to closing; Boss Day, Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. all games are just $1; Halloween Special, Oct. 31, from 1 p.m. to closing bowl three games and pay for only two (no sharing games); Snack Bar Special, Tuesday Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. purchase $5 or more from the snack bar and bowl two games for free on the same day and during the same time period. Also, don't forget to pick up your Frequent Bowler Card. Complete all 10 punches on the card and your next game is on the house. For more information, call 494-2958. Story TimeChildren from pre-K thru second grade are invited to come to the Patrick AFB Library every Monday at 10 a.m. for Story Time. In observance of Fire Prevention Week, Sparky the Firedog and a fire truck will be at the library for the Oct. 5 Story Time. For more information, call 494-6881. Annual Holiday Crafts SaleThe Arts & Crafts Center is accepting registrations for the Annual Holiday Crafts Sale. The sale will be held at the golf course/marina complex on Dec. 12, from 4:30 8:30 p.m., in conjunction with the 45th Space Wing Holiday Party. Each vendor is allowed two tables at no charge. Vendors must have base access. For more information, call 494-4270.Keystone ClubYouth Programs’ Keystone Club meets every Tuesday, from 4:30 5:30 p.m. This teen leadership group is exclusively for teens ages 14 18. The club affords an excellent opportunity for teens to make a difference within Youth Programs and the community. Youth of the Year candidates must be a member of the Keystone Club to be eligible for the program. For more information, call 494-4747. New Child Development CenterThe new Child Development Center is scheduled to open late October. Full-time openings are available for children ages two five years. For more information, call 494-7028.

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September 25, 2009 Missileer 13Golf 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. Manatee Cove Golf Course 494-GOLFColumbus 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: TwoPerson 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. 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 cardholders, 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, 2009. 5 after 5Play all the golf you want for a $5 greens fee after 5 p.m. (cart not included).


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