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The Missileer
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Vol. 51 No. 39 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. October 2, 2009


Cocoa Beach Air Show
this weekend


An average
of one in four
federal
employees
will benefit
this year alone
from CFC.

Please give
what you can.

Campaign
runs from
Oct. 5 20


Photo by Carleton Bailie, United Launch Alliance


U.S. Air Force Supports

Successful Delta II

STSS DEMO Launch
45th Space Wing Public Affairs
(CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION,
Fla.) The U.S. Air Force supported the suc-
cessful NASA-led launch of a Space Tracking
and Surveillance System Demonstration (STSS
Demo) aboard a Delta II booster Sept. 25. The
system launched at 8:20 a.m. (EDT) from Space
Launch Complex 17B here.
The STSS DEMO mission is specifically
designed to support the Ballistic Missile Defense
System (BMDS), a program that falls under
the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The system
allows for the detection, tracking, and inter-
ception of ballistic missiles in order to defend
the United States, deployed forces, allies, and
friends against enemy ballistic missiles.
"The STSS DEMO mission is important to
our nation's defense. Our team continues to
work hard to ensure we are doing all we can to
provide the support needed for such important
missions to occur," said Brig. Gen. Edward L.
Bolton Jr., 45th Space Wing commander.
The 45th Space Wing personnel supported
NASA's launch in a resource protection role,
ensuring that the pad was fully operational.
"We have a great team that does whatever
it takes to ensure mission success. If one tiny
detail is wrong the whole mission can not be
successful. It is crucial for us to ensure the
details are taken care of, all the while keep-
ing the big picture in mind." said 1st Lt. Scott
Nakatani, 5th Space Launch Squadron. The
STSS DEMO configuration allows for object
tracking after the boost phase and it provides
trajectory information.


Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile

capabilities to America and its warfighting commands


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


October 2, 2009


Vol. 51 No. 39





2 October 2, 2009 Missileer VIEWPOINTS


Energy use: Moving in the right direction


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Missileer staff


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

October is officially designated
as Energy Awareness Month by
the Department of Defense and the
U.S. Air Force. This year's theme,
"Energy Solutions ... Fueling the
Mission," highlights the importance
of energy to our overall mission to
"Fly, Fight and Win," and supports
our Air Force energy strategy to
reduce demand, increase supply,
and change the culture.
The need to reduce our energy
consumption while diversifying our
energy resources is more compel-
ling than ever as continued pres-
sure on the defense budget, along
with the continued demand relative
to Middle East operations, has put
a focus and a sense of urgency on
our need to better manage the built
environment and our systems, as
well as our operations.


From


the


top


We must focus on eliminat-
ing wasteful use and on improv-
ing the efficiencies of our systems.
Conservation and efficiency helps
address the risk that rising com-
modity costs represent to Air Force
missions. For example, the Air Force
fuel bill (including aviation) exceeds
$10 million per day and every $10
per barrel increase drives up costs
$600 million per year.
We need to free up our resources
so that the war fighters in harm's
way have everything they need to
conduct operations.
The 45th Space Wing spent


$32 million on facility energy in
Fiscal Year 2008. A 30-percent
reduction in energy consumption
has the potential to save the base
more than $9 million annually. We
are currently on track to meet this
ambitious goal, thanks to you.
Every month is Energy Awareness
Month in the Air Force and at
the 45th Space Wing. In your
squadrons, during mission plan-
ning, in the backshops, and in
your homes, focus on how you and
your team can more efficiently use
energy.
I encourage everyone in the 45th
Space Wing and our mission part-
ners to continue the great work
you are doing to reduce our energy
consumption. We must continue to
reduce our energy demand, identify
and increase our domestic energy
supply, and make energy a consid-
eration in all we do.
And hit the lights at the door on
your way out.


Most important shot is next one


By Lt. Col. John Giles
Commander 45th Operations
Support Squadron

Ben Hogan once said "the most
important shot in golf is the next
one."
It doesn't matter whether you
find yourself on the golf course or
in the workplace; at some point
every individual is going to face
adversity. Sometimes it's a mistake
you've made, but other times you
just wake up on the railroad tracks
with a bright light speeding toward
you. Either way, if you are going to
achieve your desired outcome, the
most important thing is what you
do next.
This is especially true if you
are in a leadership position. Not
only does it fall to you to make the
right choices, you also set the tone
for how your people will respond.
Maintaining your composure and
focusing on the objective can make


Commander's Corner


all the difference. If you find your-
self in this position, here are a few
tips to consider ...
Maintain a calm, competent, com-
posed demeanor. While it might be
self satisfying to fly off the handle,
it probably won't help. Don't lose
your cool unless it serves your pur-
pose.
Focus on the objective.
Understand what it is you want to
achieve and concentrate solely on
that outcome. Set aside the temp-
tation to play the blame game or
have a pity party.
Develop a methodical approach.
Break down the task so your team
can handle it more effectively.
This may mean laying out a time
sequence or dividing the task into
logical subtasks.
In addition to making the task


more manageable, a methodical
approach signals your people that
you are still in the game, and look-
ing for ways to go from the defen-
sive to the offensive to tackle the
problem.
Work out a strategy. Figure out
a way to use the means at your
disposal to navigate through the
uncertainty of your situation and
achieve the desired end state. An
effective strategy will allow you to
remain engaged and functioning
effectively in spite of the adversity
of the situation.
Most importantly, don't quit
in the face of adversity. Take the
advice of Winston Churchill, given
while making closing remarks dur-
ing a speech to students in October
of 1941. He said, "Never give in.
Never give in. Never, never, never,
never in nothing, great or small,
large or petty never give in, except
to convictions of honor and good
sense."


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-
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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
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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
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N(WS October 2, 2009 Missileer 3



Patrick AFB Fire Department urges residents


to 'Stay Fire Smart! Don't Get Burned'


The statistics are
staggering.
Each year roughly
3,000 people die as
a result of home fires
and burns, and
more than 200,000
individuals are seen
in the nation's
emergency rooms for
burn injuries.

Courtesy of
45th SW Fire Department

Once a child touches a hot
stove, as the cliche goes-he
learns his lesson, stay away from
a hot stove. This cliche does not
take into account the pain and
suffering from burns and burns
should not be part of the learning
process.
That's why the Patrick AFB
Fire Department is teaming up
with the National Fire Protection
Association (NFPA) for Fire
Prevention Week 2009 October
4-10 to urge Patrick AFB resi-
dents to "Stay Fire Smart! Don't
Get Burned."
This year's campaign focuses
on ways to keep homes fire
safe and prevent painful burns.
Additionally, fire safety educators
will be teaching local residents
how to plan and practice escape
from a home in case a fire occurs.
The statistics are staggering.
Each year roughly 3,000 people
die as a result of home fires and
burns, and more than 200,000
individuals are seen in the
nation's emergency rooms for burn
injuries.
By following simple safety rules,


Photo by Chris Calki
For 85 years, fire departments have observed Fire Prevention Week, making
it the longest running public health and safety observance on record.


you can "Stay Fire Smart! Don't
Get Burned."
* Keep hot foods and liquids away
from tables and counter edges so
they cannot be pulled or knocked
over.
* Have a 3-foot "kid-free" zone
around the stove.
* Never hold a child in your arms
while preparing hot food or drink-
ing a hot beverage.
* Be careful when using things
that get hot such as curling irons,
oven, irons, lamps, heaters.
* Install tamper-resistant recepta-
cles to prevent a child from stick-
ing an object in the outlet.
* Never leave a child alone in a
room with a lit candle, portable


heater, lit fireplace, stove, or where
a hot appliance might be in use.
* Wear short or close-fitting sleeves
when cooking.
* Set your hot water temperature
no higher than 120 degrees.
* Install anti-scald valves on show-
er heads and faucets.
Fire Prevention Week is actively
supported by fire departments
across the country. For 85 years
fire departments have observed
Fire Prevention Week, mak-
ing it the longest running public
health and safety observance on
record.
Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention
Week Web site, www.firepreventionweek.org.
2009 NFPA.


Fire Prevention Week
Schedule of Events
FD Open House
Call 494-6805 (all week)
Mon., Oct. 5, 7-8 a.m.
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at Main Gate
Mon., Oct. 5, 10:15 a.m.
Storytime with Sparky at
library (pre-schoolers)

Tues., Oct. 6, 7-8 a.m.
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at Main Gate
Tues., Oct. 6,
11 a.m. 1 p.m.
BX Fire Safety
Awareness Display,
Static Vehicle Display

Wed., Oct. 7, 7-8 a.m.
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
ns at Main Gate

Wed., Oct. 7, 9-10 a.m.
CDC Visit/
Sparkey & Fire Truck
Wed., Oct. 7,
11 a.m. 1 p.m.
Commissary Fire Safety
Awareness Display,
Static Vehicle Display
Wed., Oct. 7, 4 p.m.
Youth Center Visit
Thurs., Oct. 8, 7-8 a.m.
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel at
South Gate
Thurs., Oct. 8,
11 a.m. 1 p.m.
Clinic Fire Safety
Awareness Display,
Static Vehicle Display


. ........ ... .





4 October 2, 2009 Missileer


Events Calendar


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Sunday
27


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


18
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy,
12:30 p.m. 7 p.m.
The Tides
Marina Fall Classic
Golf Tournament
1 p.m.


Monday
28


5
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at Main Gate
7 8 a.m.
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Story Time
with Sparky
10:15 a.m.
Library

12
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Columbus Day Golf
Tournament
8 a.m.
Ope-n \\Wla Scuba


OuldooI"r R,-ilction

19
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


Tuesday
29


6
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at Main Gate
7 8 a.m.
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
13
Bowling Center
Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. Closing


20
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7:30 a.m. at CC AFS
Fitness Center
Newcomer's
Orientation Briefing
7:30 a.m. noon
A&FRC


Wednesday
30


Thursday
OCT. 1


Friday
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


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7
Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at Main Gate
7 8 a.m.
CDC Visit/
Sparkey & Fire Truck
9 10 a.m.
Life Cycle Finances
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Sparky at
Youth Center
4 p.m.
14
College 101 Briefing
9 a.m.
Education Center

Karaoke
4:30 7:30 pm.
Shark Hut


21
Identity Theft Class
11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
A&FRC
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4:30 7:30 pm
Shark Hut


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Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at Main Gate
7 8 a.m.
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
15
Leadership Spouse
Seminar
9 a.m. 2 p.m.
A&FRC


22
Nitrox Dive
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Library


Sparky & Firefighter
Welcome Personnel
at South Gate
7 8 a.m.
Applying for AF
Jobs Class
9- 11 a.m.
A&FRC
Bivouac Competition
11 a.m.
WarFit Field


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

Texas Hold'em
5 10 p.m.
The Tide-l

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OutLIdoor Rer-Ijltion

23
5--Tinlk Advanced
Open Water Dive Trip
Outdoor Recreation
Active Duty
Appreciation Night
5 7 p.m.
Marina
Annual Fall Festival
7 9:30 p.m.
Youth Programs


Saturday
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

24
Club Championship
Golf Course
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Sailing Class
12:30 2:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation


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





NEWS October 2, 2009 Missileer 5



Novel H NI: Preparing for the Flu Season


By 1st Lt.
Jessica Hammiel
45th Medical Group

As flu season nears
and children return
to school, the need
for H1N1 community-
based education and
prevention is crucial.
Novel H1N1 is spread
from person to per-
son primarily through
coughing and sneez-
ing.
Individuals can
also transmit H1N1
through touching their
mouth or nose with
hands contaminated
with the flu virus.
The key symptoms of
Novel H1N1 are cough
or sore throat experi-
enced with a tempera-
ture of greater than
100.5 OF.
Other symptoms
include body aches,
headaches, runny
noses, nausea or
diarrhea.
Although most
people will experience
mild symptoms, some
people are designated
by the Centers for
Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) to be
at higher risk for seri-
ous flu-related com-
plications and should
see a physician when
ill with influenza-like
symptoms:
* Pregnant woman
* Children under
5 years of age
* Children Under the
age of 19 undergo-
ing long-term aspirin
therapy
* Adults over 65 years


of age
* Immuno-compro-
mised individuals
* People with chronic
medical conditions
such as heart and
lung disease, asthma,
or diabetes
* Individuals
experiencing severe
symptoms
There are steps
recommended by the
CDC that you can
take to protect your-
self and others from
Novel H1N1:

1. Most importantly,
stay at home when
you are sick. Adults
and children should
not go to work, day-
care, or school when
they have a fever.
Avoid going to public
places like grocery
stores, the BX, church
or theaters when not
feeling well. Sick par-
ents should not drop
their children off at
daycare or schools.
You should be without
a fever for 24 hours
before returning to
work or school.

2. Cough or sneeze
into a tissue not
into your bare hand.
If a tissue is not avail-
able, sneeze or cough
into your elbow.

3. Wash your hands
frequently. Hands
should be washed
after coughing, sneez-
ing, or shaking hands.
Hand washing should
be done for at least
30 seconds using


warm water and soap. habits. Good health Stay at home when you are
Alcohol-based hand habits reduce your sick. Adults and children
sanitizer can be chances of contracting
used if hands are H1N1 and lessen the should not go to work,
not visibly dirty and severity of illness. Eat daycare, or school when they
hand washing is not nutritious foods, stay have afever.
possible. hydrated, be physical-
ly active, get adequate
4. Disinfect high- rest, and effectively
traffic surfaces that manage stress.




6 October 2, 2009 Missileer


http://www.patrick.af.mil








920 RW to showcase

heroes and hardware during

Cocoa Beach Air Show


October 2, 2009 Missileer 7


PATRICK AIR
FORCE BASE, Fla.
- Air Force Reservists
from the 920th Rescue
Wing here will be high-
lighted at the first ever
Cocoa Beach Air Show
Saturday and Sunday
from noon 3 p.m.
The 920th Rescue
Wing is one of the most
called upon units in
the Air Force Reserve.
Wing members con-
tinually deploy in and
around the world in
support of the Global
War on Terrorism and
other contingencies.
During the 920th


Rescue Wing's dem-
onstration, specta-
tors will see how the
citizen Airmen of the
920th deploy into a
combat zone, support
the NASA mission,
refuel two helicopters
simultaneously while
in flight, and how they
respond to massive
humanitarian efforts
here at home when
nature strikes.
The demonstra-
tion will include
PJs utilizing the
HH-60G Pave Hawk
and the HC-130P/N
Hercules.


The 920th Rescue
Wing performs combat
search and rescue as
its primary mission,
but is also responsible
for civil search and
rescue, humanitarian
relief and support of
all NASA space shuttle
and rocket launches.
To date, the unit has
saved more than 2,000
lives.
Their demonstration
will offer an unprece-
dented 30- minute look
at these United States
Air Force reservists,
their resolve and their
incredible training.


Photo by Master Sgt. Bryan Ripple
An Air Force Reserve HC-130P/N and HH-60G Pave Hawk conduct a
simulated refueling mission in the skies over the Atlantic Ocean off
Cocoa Beach. The 920th Rescue Wing will conduct similar capability
demonstrations during the Cocoa Beach Air Show this weekend from
noon 3 p.m. at Alan Shepard Park along Highway A1A.





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New CDC set to open soon; designed for kids


By Chris Calkins
45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Approximately
20 months after the
ground was broken
- May of 2008 to be
exact a brand new,
state-of-the-art Child
Development Center is
getting ready to open
at its new location in
Central Housing.
Currently taking
care of 174 children,
the new facility will
be able to accom-
modate 254 children,
according to Ms.
Susan Pollock, CDC
director.
"Based on the chil-
dren we currently
have on our waiting
list, we expect to be at
capacity for children
ages six weeks to 24
months. We expect to
have some openings
for children ages two
through five years,"
she said.
Ms. Pollock also
said eligible patrons
include active duty
military, Department
of Defense civilian
employees (both NAF
and APF), reservists
on active duty or inac-
tive duty training and
DOD contractors.
The new center
will now offer 31,055
square feet of modern
comfort for her young
visitors, "substantially
bigger" than before,
she said.
"Not only that,
we will now have a
brand-new confer-
ence room and a room


designed solely for
training, which we
have not had in the
past," she said.
"But all our staff
members are very well
trained ... this will
just make it better
for all of us," she said
with a smile.
Aside from moving
into a bigger, newer,
more advanced facil-
ity, Ms. Pollock said
there is also one other
intangible that will
make it better for
everyone.
"The biggest benefit
is that the facility is
being built specifically
for the children," she
said.
"We are creat-
ing quality learning
environments that
will provide natural
lighting, easy access
to age appropri-
ate playgrounds, a
state-of-the-art-
kitchen, child-sized
sinks, toilets, and
water fountains. The
new facility will meet
all current safety, fire
and health require-
ments," she said.
"We are all very
excited about mov-
ing into a new facil-
ity and being able to
meet the child care
demands here at the
45th Space Wing," she
said.
She also said her
office will be asking
for some volunteer
support in the near
future as the move-in
day comes closer.
"Additionally, the
Family Child Care


Ms. Susan Pollock,
left, Child
Development Center
Director, and
Ms. Pamela Jordan,
Airman and Family
Services Flight Chief,
are all smiles as they
look forward to the
opening of the
brand-new 31,000-
plus-square-feet
CDC, following the
ground-breaking cer-
emony (right) that was
held in May of 2008.

Office will relocate
into the new facility
which will be more
convenient for par-
ents in need of child
care. Although we do
not have a firm move
in date at this time,
we will be putting the
word out for volun-
teers to help assemble
furniture and toys in
the near future," she
said.


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October 2, 2009 Missileer 9


Wing Appreciation Day


Photos by Jennifer Macklin
During a Wing Appreciation Day event Sept. 24, Senior Airman Alicia
Laswell, (above left) and Airman Tameika Jennings, both assigned to
the 45th Force Support Squadron, leave the Tides parking lot and head
inside with their free lunch, while others (below) show their dance
moves out on the deck of the "Shark Hut." Wing Appreciation Day was
authorized by Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr, commander, 45th Space
Wing, following the successful conclusion of the recent Operational
Readiness Inspection and Unit Compliance Inspection.

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1 0 October 2, 2009 Missileer


Green Knights

Military Motorcycle Club


The Green Knights
is a safety and service
related group of
motorcyclists that
have two things in
common; an interest
in motorcycling
and Department
of Defense affilia-
tion. Green Knights
Membership includes
military members
(active, reserve and
guard), their depen-
dents, DoD civilians,
Retirees, Military
Contractors, and


anyone else who rou-
tinely rides a motorcy-
cle on the installation.
The Green Knights
are only 10 years old,
yet there is a chap-
ter at most USAF
bases and this con-
cept has spread to
other branches of the
Armed Forces.
The Green Knight
chapter at Patrick
AFB and Cape
Canaveral AFS is offi-
cially recognized as
Chapter 36.


Photo by Jennifer Macklin
The next meeting
will be on Tuesday,
Oct. 6 at 5 p.m.
in the Emergency
Management class-
room of Building 710
on Patrick AFB.
If you ride a motor-
cycle and are affili-
ated with the military
in some way there
will probably be some
items of interest for
you at this meeting.
For more details, call
Michael Biggerstaff at
494-4224.





Sports

Marathon Men -

and Woman!
A record 9,969 athletes turned out to race in the
annual Air Force Marathon held recently at
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and five of them were
from the 45th Space Wing.
Doing the Wing proud are (L to R) 1st Lt. Brent Bundy,
1st Range Operations Squadron, Staff Sgt. Keith Ray,
45th Civil Engineer Squadron,
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Zambrana, 45th Security Forces
Squadron and, Mr. Kenneth Wright, 1 ROPS.
Also pictured (insert) is
Capt. Catherine Callender, 45th Medical Group.
The events included 5K, 10K, marathon and half marathon
races over courses tracing this historic base where
Wilbur and Orville Wright once perfected the airplane
and the Air Force's newest weapon systems are now
conceived and managed.


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BRIEFS


Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has
a few upcoming classes and events in October
that many will find invaluable: 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.

SAT
The next SAT (for military personnel only)
will be administered at the Education Center
on Oct. 5, starting at 8 a.m. Limited seating
is available. To schedule an appointment, call
494-2071.

2009 Intramural Volleyball Season
The 2009 Intramural Volleyball Season starts
Oct 6. Games will be played on Tuesdays and
Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
in the Patrick AFB Fitness Center gymnasium.
Those interested in participating can enter the
league via the player's pool. Commander's Cup
Points will be awarded. For more information,
call 494-4947.

Lunch & Learn
If you are planning on buying lunch at The
Tides on Oct. 7, stick around. Representatives
from Columbia College, Embry-Riddle Aeronau-
tical University, Webster University, Baker Uni-
versity, Ashford University, Kaplan University,
and American Military University will be giving


Apply Now for
Civilian Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance (75 percent) is now
authorized for 45th Space Wing Civilians.
This assistance is obtained via the Education
Center, 45th Force Support Squadron.
As part of the 45th Force Support
Squadron's Mission "developing the force,"
individuals interested in personal and profes-
sional improvement/development may sign
up. Degree or certification plan is required,
funding is limited and the program will work
on a first come, first served basis.
Tuition Assistance must be submitted prior
to class start date. For additional information
contact Ms. Kathy Farris at 494-2071.


a presentation starting at 11 a.m. The event is
open to all military, DoD civilians and depen-
dents. For more information, call the Education
Center at 494-2071.

Bivouac Competition
The Patrick AFB Fitness Center will hold a Biv-
ouac Competition on Oct. 9 starting at 11 a.m.
at WarFit Field. This is a timed event that incor-
porates functional fitness to prepare for a "real
world" training scenario. Participants will kayak
1,000 yards, perform a fireman's carry for 100
yards, complete a boot camp obstacle course,
and set up and break down a sandbag barricade.
Commander's Cup Points will be awarded.
Teams must register by COB Oct. 7 at the Pat-
rick AFB Fitness Center front desk. For more in-
formation, call 494-4947.

Kid's Night Out
Youth Programs will host a Kid's Night Out
on Oct. 9, from 6 11 p.m. for grades K-6. It
is Hispanic Night and there will be games, arts
& crafts, sports/fitness, dinner and more. Cost
is $20 for members and $25 for non-members.
Show your AF Services Card for a $5 discount.
Sign up required by COB Oct. 7. Call 494-4747.

Dive Trips
Outdoor Recreation will hold a 2-tank open
water dive trip on Oct. 10. Cost is only $70 per
person.
There will also be a 3-tank advanced open wa-
ter and nitrox dive trip on Oct. 23. Cost is only


$100 per person.
Trips include boat fees, round trip transpor-
tation and rental gear. Tanks are not included,
but can be rented for $3 each for air and $6
each for nitrox. For more information and to
register, call 494-2042.


Marina Hosts Fall Classic
Golf Tournament
The Manatee Cove Marina will host their Fall
Classic Golf Tournament on Oct. 18. Check-in
time is 12:30 p.m. Tee time is 1 p.m. Team priz-
es, closest to the hole, and most accurate drive
are just a few of the prizes that will be awarded.
The marina is also hosting a "burger burn" fol-
lowing the tournament. You can sign up as a
single player or as a team of four.
Cost is only $28 for members, $30 for non-
members, and just $3 for those who want to
attend the "burger burn" only. For more infor-
mation, call 494-7455.

Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Lobster Fest and Tour Fundraiser
Enjoy a lobster fest and tour the historic
Cape Canaveral lighthouse! The Cape Canav-
eral Lighthouse Foundation will be sponsoring
a tour of the lighthouse along with a lobster fest
on Oct. 28 from 3 7 p.m.
Brigadier General Edward L. "Ed" Bolton will
be the guest speaker, along with his wife, Pa-
tricia. Honorary hosts of the event will be Dr.
Maxwell King, Port Commissioner Ralph Ken-
nedy, and Mayor Rocky Randels.
Members pay $15 and non-members pay
$39 (includes eight-month membership).
Live music will be provided and door prizes will
be given! RSVP on the Foundation's website
www. CanaveralLight. org.

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.


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Manatee Cove Golf Course
494-GOLF

Open Club Championship
Sign up now in the Pro Shop for the Manatee
Cove Golf Course's biggest event of the year
- the Open Club Championship! The event is
open to any player and will be held Oct. 24 and
25, with tee times available each morning.
To compete in the net division, you must have
a handicap established in the Manatee Cove
Golf Course's handicap system or play scratch.
Format is individual low gross/low net and the
championship will be comprised of the follow-
ing flights: Men Open Division (blue tees), Men
Senior Division (50 69 years, white tees), Men
Super Senior Division (70 + years, gold tees),
and Women Open Division (red tees). Second
day pairings will be determined by first day
gross score in flights.
Cost is $25 for Annual Pass players, $35 for
Annual Fee players and $65 for all others. Save
$5 by signing up and paying by close of busi-
ness Oct. 17. Registration is required by close of
business Oct. 21. No refunds after cutoff date.


Guests are encouraged to attend. Players have
the option to prepay for carts for both days when
they sign up. Walking is permitted. Fee does not
include cart, food or beverages.
An awards/steak dinner will be available for
$10 per person. Please reserve your steak(s) dur-
ing tournament sign up. Awards will be given
for 1st and 2nd Place low gross/low net in each
flight. Awards may be reduced by flights depend-
ing on participation. Ties will be determined by a
sudden death playoff starting on hole #1 for 1st
Place low gross/low net; 2nd Place ties will be
determined by matching of cards starting with
the #1 handicap hole. 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. Sign up by Oct. 10.




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October 2, 2009 Vol. 51 No. 39 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile capabilities to America and its warfighting commands Cocoa Beach Air Show this weekend 7 An average of one in four federal employees will benefit this year alone from CFC. Please give what you can. Campaign runs from Oct. 5 20 45th Space Wing Public Affairs (CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla.) — The U.S. Air Force supported the suc cessful NASA-led launch of a Space Tracking and Surveillance System Demonstration (STSS Demo) aboard a Delta II booster Sept. 25. The system launched at 8:20 a.m. (EDT) from Space Launch Complex 17B here. The STSS DEMO mission is specifically designed to support the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS), a program that falls under the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The system allows for the detection, tracking, and inter ception of ballistic missiles in order to defend the United States, deployed forces, allies, and friends against enemy ballistic missiles. “The STSS DEMO mission is important to our nation’s defense. Our team continues to work hard to ensure we are doing all we can to provide the support needed for such important missions to occur,” said Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr., 45th Space Wing commander. The 45th Space Wing personnel supported NASA’s launch in a resource protection role, ensuring that the pad was fully operational. “We have a great team that does whatever it takes to ensure mission success. If one tiny detail is wrong the whole mission can not be successful. It is crucial for us to ensure the details are taken care of, all the while keep ing the big picture in mind.” said 1st Lt. Scott Nakatani, 5th Space Launch Squadron. The STSS DEMO configuration allows for object tracking after the boost phase and it provides trajectory information. Lift off! U.S. Air Force Supports Successful Delta II STSS DEMO Launch Photo by Carleton Bailie, United Launch Alliance

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 2 October 2, 2009 Missileer Missileer staff Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. 45th Space Wing Commander Mr. Brad Swezey Chief of Public Affairs 2nd Lt. Karl Wiest Deputy Chief of Public Affairs 2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau Chief of Internal Information Mr. Chris Calkins Editor Mrs. Teresa Christopher Mrs. Juanita McNeely Layout Coordinators Mrs. Jennifer Macklin Mr. John Connell Photographers Published by Cape Publications, Inc., a private firm in no way connected with the Air Force, under exclusive written contract with the 45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla. This civilian enterprise Air Force newspa per is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. military services. Contents of the Missileer are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. government, the DoD or the Department of the Air Force. The appearance of advertising in this pub lication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the DoD, the Department of the Air Force or Cape Publications, Inc., of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Office. All photographs are Air Force photo graphs unless otherwise indicated. Cape Publications Advertising Department P.O. Box 419000 Melbourne, FL 32941-9000 Retail: (321) 242-3808 National: (321) 242-3803 Classified: (321) 259-5555 Missileer 1201 Edward H. White II St. Building 423, Room C-130 Patrick AFB, FL 32925 (321)494-5922 christopher.calkins@patrick.af.mil PAFB Info Line 494-4636 Submission deadline is 2 p.m. the Friday before publication. Commander’s Corner By Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. Commander, 45th Space Wing October is officially designated as Energy Awareness Month by the Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force. This year’s theme, “Energy Solutions ... Fueling the Mission,” highlights the importance of energy to our overall mission to “Fly, Fight and Win,” and supports our Air Force energy strategy to reduce demand, increase supply, and change the culture. The need to reduce our energy consumption while diversifying our energy resources is more compel ling than ever as continued pres sure on the defense budget, along with the continued demand relative to Middle East operations, has put a focus and a sense of urgency on our need to better manage the built environment and our systems, as well as our operations. We must focus on eliminat ing wasteful use and on improv ing the efficiencies of our systems. Conservation and efficiency helps address the risk that rising com modity costs represent to Air Force missions. For example, the Air Force fuel bill (including aviation) exceeds $10 million per day and every $10 per barrel increase drives up costs $600 million per year. We need to free up our resources so that the war fighters in harm’s way have everything they need to conduct operations. The 45th Space Wing spent $32 million on facility energy in Fiscal Year 2008. A 30-percent reduction in energy consumption has the potential to save the base more than $9 million annually. We are currently on track to meet this ambitious goal, thanks to you. Every month is Energy Awareness Month in the Air Force and at the 45th Space Wing. In your squadrons, during mission plan ning, in the backshops, and in your homes, focus on how you and your team can more efficiently use energy. I encourage everyone in the 45th Space Wing and our mission part ners to continue the great work you are doing to reduce our energy consumption. We must continue to reduce our energy demand, identify and increase our domestic energy supply, and make energy a consid eration in all we do. And hit the lights at the door on your way out. By Lt. Col. John Giles Commander, 45th Operations Support Squadron Ben Hogan once said “the most important shot in golf is the next one.” It doesn’t matter whether you find yourself on the golf course or in the workplace; at some point every individual is going to face adversity. Sometimes it’s a mistake you’ve made, but other times you just wake up on the railroad tracks with a bright light speeding toward you. Either way, if you are going to achieve your desired outcome, the most important thing is what you do next. This is especially true if you are in a leadership position. Not only does it fall to you to make the right choices, you also set the tone for how your people will respond. Maintaining your composure and focusing on the objective can make all the difference. If you find your self in this position, here are a few tips to consider Maintain a calm, competent, com posed demeanor. While it might be self satisfying to fly off the handle, it probably won’t help. Don’t lose your cool unless it serves your pur pose. Focus on the objective. Understand what it is you want to achieve and concentrate solely on that outcome. Set aside the temp tation to play the blame game or have a pity party. Develop a methodical approach. Break down the task so your team can handle it more effectively. This may mean laying out a time sequence or dividing the task into logical subtasks. In addition to making the task more manageable, a methodical approach signals your people that you are still in the game, and look ing for ways to go from the defen sive to the offensive to tackle the problem. Work out a strategy. Figure out a way to use the means at your disposal to navigate through the uncertainty of your situation and achieve the desired end state. An effective strategy will allow you to remain engaged and functioning effectively in spite of the adversity of the situation. Most importantly, don’t quit in the face of adversity. Take the advice of Winston Churchill, given while making closing remarks dur ing a speech to students in October of 1941. He said, “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.” Most important shot is next one Energy use: Moving in the right direction From the top

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October 2, 2009 Missileer 3 Patrick AFB Fire Department urges residents to ‘Stay Fire Smart! Don’t Get Burned’ Courtesy of 45th SW Fire Department Once a child touches a hot stove, as the clich goes—he learns his lesson, stay away from a hot stove. This clich does not take into account the pain and suffering from burns and burns should not be part of the learning process. That’s why the Patrick AFB Fire Department is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for Fire Prevention Week 2009 – October 4-10 – to urge Patrick AFB resi dents to “Stay Fire Smart! Don’t Get Burned.” This year’s campaign focuses on ways to keep homes fire safe and prevent painful burns. Additionally, fire safety educators will be teaching local residents how to plan and practice escape from a home in case a fire occurs. The statistics are staggering. Each year roughly 3,000 people die as a result of home fires and burns, and more than 200,000 individuals are seen in the nation’s emergency rooms for burn injuries. By following simple safety rules, The statistics are staggering. Each year roughly 3,000 people die as a result of home fires and burns, and more than 200,000 individuals are seen in the nation’s emergency rooms for burn injuries. you can “Stay Fire Smart! Don’t Get Burned.” • Keep hot foods and liquids away from tables and counter edges so they cannot be pulled or knocked over. • Have a 3-foot “kid-free” zone around the stove. • Never hold a child in your arms while preparing hot food or drink ing a hot beverage. • Be careful when using things that get hot such as curling irons, oven, irons, lamps, heaters. • Install tamper-resistant recepta cles to prevent a child from stick ing an object in the outlet. • Never leave a child alone in a room with a lit candle, portable heater, lit fireplace, stove, or where a hot appliance might be in use. • Wear short or close-fitting sleeves when cooking. • Set your hot water temperature no higher than 120 degrees. • Install anti-scald valves on show er heads and faucets. Fire Prevention Week is actively supported by fire departments across the country. For 85 years fire departments have observed Fire Prevention Week, mak ing it the longest running public health and safety observance on record. Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week Web site, www.firepreventionweek.org. NFPA. Fire Prevention Week Schedule of Events FD Open House Call 494-6805 (all week) Mon., Oct. 5, 7-8 a.m. Sparky & Firefighter Welcome Personnel at Main Gate Mon., Oct. 5, 10:15 a.m. Storytime with Sparky at library (pre-schoolers) Tues., Oct. 6, 7-8 a.m. Sparky & Firefighter Welcome Personnel at Main Gate Tues., Oct. 6, 11 a.m. 1 p.m. BX Fire Safety Awareness Display, Static Vehicle Display Wed., Oct. 7, 7-8 a.m. Sparky & Firefighter Welcome Personnel at Main Gate Wed., Oct. 7, 9-10 a.m. CDC Visit/ Sparkey & Fire Truck Wed., Oct. 7, 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Commissary Fire Safety Awareness Display, Static Vehicle Display Wed., Oct. 7, 4 p.m. Youth Center Visit Thurs., Oct. 8, 7-8 a.m. Sparky & Firefighter Welcome Personnel at South Gate Thurs., Oct. 8, 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Clinic Fire Safety Awareness Display, Static Vehicle Display Photo by Chris Calkins For 85 years, fire departments have observed Fire Prevention Week, making it the longest running public health and safety observance on record.

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http://www.patrick.af.mil4 October 2, 2009 Missileer 27 28 29 30 OCT. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. 2-Tank Open Water Dive Trip Outdoor Recreation Sparky & Firefighter Welcome Personnel at South Gate 7 8 a.m. Applying for AF Jobs Class 9 11 a.m. A&FRC Bivouac Competition 11 a.m. WarFit Field Sparky & Firefighter Welcome Personnel at Main Gate 7 8 a.m. 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 Sparky & Firefighter Welcome Personnel at Main Gate 7 8 a.m. CDC Visit/ Sparkey & Fire Truck 9 10 a.m. Life Cycle Finances 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Sparky at Youth Center 4 p.m. Sparky & Firefighter Welcome Personnel at Main Gate 7 8 a.m. 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 Sparky & Firefighter Welcome Personnel at Main Gate 7 8 a.m. Boater Safety Training 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Story Time with Sparky 10:15 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 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 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 Leadership Spouse Seminar 9 a.m. 2 p.m. A&FRC College 101 Briefing 9 a.m. Education Center Karaoke 4:30 7:30 pm. Shark Hut Bowling Center Special $1 Games 11 a.m. Closing Boater Safety Training 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Columbus Day Golf Tournament 8 a.m. Open Water Scuba Certification Class Starts Outdoor Recreation 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 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 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 p.m. 7 p.m. The Tides Marina Fall Classic Golf Tournament 1 p.m. To publish events of base-wide interest in future issues, e-mail missileer@patrick.af.mil Identity Theft Class 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. A&FRC Commissioning Briefing 1 p.m. Education Center Karaoke 4:30 7:30 pm Shark Hut 3-Tank Advanced Open Water Dive Trip Outdoor Recreation Active Duty Appreciation Night 5 7 p.m. Marina Annual Fall Festival 7 9:30 p.m. Youth Programs Club Championship Golf Course Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Sailing Class 12:30 2:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Nitrox Dive Certification Class 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Pajama Club Story Time 6:15 pm, Library Monthly 5K Run/ 1.5 Mile Walk 7 a.m. at Patrick Fitness Center, 7:30 a.m. at CCAFS Fitness Center Newcomer's Orientation Briefing 7:30 a.m. noon A&FRC Events Calendar

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October 2, 2009 Missileer 5 By 1st Lt. Jessica Hammiel 45th Medical Group As flu season nears and children return to school, the need for H1N1 communitybased education and prevention is crucial. Novel H1N1 is spread from person to per son primarily through coughing and sneez ing. Individuals can also transmit H1N1 through touching their mouth or nose with hands contaminated with the flu virus. The key symptoms of Novel H1N1 are cough or sore throat experi enced with a tempera ture of greater than 100.5 F. Other symptoms include body aches, headaches, runny noses, nausea or diarrhea. Although most people will experience mild symptoms, some people are designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be at higher risk for seri ous flu-related com plications and should see a physician when ill with influenza-like symptoms: • Pregnant woman • Children under 5 years of age • Children Under the age of 19 undergo ing long-term aspirin therapy • Adults over 65 years of age • Immuno-compro mised individuals • People with chronic medical conditions such as heart and lung disease, asthma, or diabetes • Individuals experiencing severe symptoms There are steps recommended by the CDC that you can take to protect your self and others from Novel H1N1: 1. Most importantly, stay at home when you are sick. Adults and children should not go to work, day care, or school when they have a fever. Avoid going to public places like grocery stores, the BX, church or theaters when not feeling well. Sick par ents should not drop their children off at daycare or schools. You should be without a fever for 24 hours before returning to work or school. 2. Cough or sneeze into a tissue – not into your bare hand. If a tissue is not avail able, sneeze or cough into your elbow. 3. Wash your hands frequently. Hands should be washed after coughing, sneez ing, or shaking hands. Hand washing should be done for at least 30 seconds using Novel H1N1: Preparing for the Flu Season warm water and soap. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer can be used if hands are not visibly dirty and hand washing is not possible. 4. Disinfect hightraffic surfaces that could harbor the H1N1 virus. The H1N1 virus can live on surfaces for two to eight hours. Wiping down door knobs, computer key boards, etc with a disinfec tant will kill the virus before it is spread. 5. Practice healthy habits. Good health habits reduce your chances of contracting H1N1 and lessen the severity of illness. Eat nutritious foods, stay hydrated, be physical ly active, get adequate rest, and effectively manage stress. More information about Novel H1N1 including details about severe symp toms and chronic con ditions that contribute to serious flu-related complications are available at the CDC website, www.cdc.gov/ H1N1flu. Stay at home when you are sick. Adults and children should not go to work, daycare, or school when they have a fever.

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October 2, 2009 Missileer 7 PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing here will be high lighted at the first ever Cocoa Beach Air Show Saturday and Sunday from noon 3 p.m. The 920th Rescue Wing is one of the most called upon units in the Air Force Reserve. Wing members con tinually deploy in and around the world in support of the Global War on Terrorism and other contingencies. During the 920th Rescue Wing’s dem onstration, specta tors will see how the citizen Airmen of the 920th deploy into a combat zone, support the NASA mission, refuel two helicopters simultaneously while in flight, and how they respond to massive humanitarian efforts here at home when nature strikes. The demonstra tion will include PJs utilizing the HH-60G Pave Hawk and the HC-130P/N Hercules. The 920th Rescue Wing performs combat search and rescue as its primary mission, but is also responsible for civil search and rescue, humanitarian relief and support of all NASA space shuttle and rocket launches. To date, the unit has saved more than 2,000 lives. Their demonstration will offer an unprece dented 30minute look at these United States Air Force reservists, their resolve and their incredible training. 920 RW to showcase heroes and hardware during Cocoa Beach Air Show An Air Force Reserve HC-130P/N and HH-60G Pave Hawk conduct a simulated refueling mission in the skies over the Atlantic Ocean off Cocoa Beach. The 920th Rescue Wing will conduct similar capability demonstrations during the Cocoa Beach Air Show this weekend from noon 3 p.m. at Alan Shepard Park along Highway A1A. Photo by Master Sgt. Bryan Ripple

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 8 October 2, 2009 Missileer By Chris Calkins 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Approximately 20 months after the ground was broken – May of 2008 to be exact – a brand new, state-of-the-art Child Development Center is getting ready to open at its new location in Central Housing. Currently taking care of 174 children, the new facility will be able to accom modate 254 children, according to Ms. Susan Pollock, CDC director. “Based on the chil dren we currently have on our waiting list, we expect to be at capacity for children ages six weeks to 24 months. We expect to have some openings for children ages two through five years,” she said. Ms. Pollock also said eligible patrons include active duty military, Department of Defense civilian employees (both NAF and APF), reservists on active duty or inac tive duty training and DOD contractors. The new center will now offer 31,055 square feet of modern comfort for her young visitors, “substantially bigger” than before, she said. “Not only that, we will now have a brand-new confer ence room and a room designed solely for training, which we have not had in the past,” she said. “But all our staff members are very well trained this will just make it better for all of us,” she said with a smile. Aside from moving into a bigger, newer, more advanced facil ity, Ms. Pollock said there is also one other intangible that will make it better for everyone. “The biggest benefit is that the facility is being built specifically for the children,” she said. “We are creat ing quality learning environments that will provide natural lighting, easy access to age appropri ate playgrounds, a state-of-the-artkitchen, child-sized sinks, toilets, and water fountains. The new facility will meet all current safety, fire and health require ments,” she said. “We are all very excited about mov ing into a new facil ity and being able to meet the child care demands here at the 45th Space Wing,” she said. She also said her office will be asking for some volunteer support in the near future as the move-in day comes closer. “Additionally, the Family Child Care New CDC set to open soon; designed for kids Office will relocate into the new facility which will be more convenient for par ents in need of child care. Although we do not have a firm move in date at this time, we will be putting the word out for volun teers to help assemble furniture and toys in the near future,” she said. Ms. Susan Pollock Ms. Susan Pollock, left, Child Development Center Director, and Ms. Pamela Jordan, Airman and Family Services Flight Chief, are all smiles as they look forward to the opening of the brand-new 31,000plus-square-feet CDC, following the ground-breaking cer emony (right) that was held in May of 2008. Photos by Chris Calkins “We are creating quality learning environments” CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER DIRECTOR

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October 2, 2009 Missileer 9 Wing Appreciation Day Photos by Jennifer MacklinDuring a Wing Appreciation Day event Sept. 24, Senior Airman Alicia Laswell, (above left) and Airman Tameika Jennings, both assigned to the 45th Force Support Squadron, leave the Tides parking lot and head inside with their free lunch, while others (below) show their dance moves out on the deck of the “Shark Hut.” Wing Appreciation Day was authorized by Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr, commander, 45th Space Wing, following the successful conclusion of the recent Operational Readiness Inspection and Unit Compliance Inspection.

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10 October 2, 2009 Missileer The Green Knights is a safety and service related group of motorcyclists that have two things in common; an interest in motorcycling and Department of Defense affilia tion. Green Knights Membership includes military members (active, reserve and guard), their depen dents, DoD civilians, Retirees, Military Contractors, and anyone else who rou tinely rides a motorcy cle on the installation. The Green Knights are only 10 years old, yet there is a chap ter at most USAF bases and this con cept has spread to other branches of the Armed Forces. The Green Knight chapter at Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS is offi cially recognized as Chapter 36. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. in the Emergency Management class room of Building 710 on Patrick AFB. If you ride a motor cycle and are affili ated with the military in some way there will probably be some items of interest for you at this meeting. For more details, call Michael Biggerstaff at 494-4224. Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club Photo by Jennifer Macklin

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October 2, 2009 Missileer 11 Marathon Men – and Woman! A record 9,969 athletes turned out to race in the annual Air Force Marathon held recently at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base – and five of them were from the 45th Space Wing. Doing the Wing proud are (L to R) 1st Lt. Brent Bundy, 1st Range Operations Squadron, Staff Sgt. Keith Ray, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, Staff Sgt. Jonathan Zambrana, 45th Security Forces Squadron and, Mr. Kenneth Wright, 1 ROPS. Also pictured (insert) is Capt. Catherine Callender, 45th Medical Group. The events included 5K, 10K, marathon and half marathon races over courses tracing this historic base where Wilbur and Orville Wright once perfected the airplane and the Air Force’s newest weapon systems are now conceived and managed. Courtesy photo

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http://www.patrick.af.mil12 October 2, 2009 Missileer Airman & Family Readiness Center The Airman & Family Readiness Center has a few upcoming classes and events in October that many will find invaluable: 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/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. SAT The next SAT (for military personnel only) will be administered at the Education Center on Oct. 5, starting at 8 a.m. Limited seating is available. To schedule an appointment, call 494-2071. 2009 Intramural Volleyball Season The 2009 Intramural Volleyball Season starts Oct 6. Games will be played on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the Patrick AFB Fitness Center gymnasium. Those interested in participating can enter the league via the player’s pool. Commander’s Cup Points will be awarded. For more information, call 494-4947. Lunch & Learn If you are planning on buying lunch at The Tides on Oct. 7, stick around. Representatives from Columbia College, Embry-Riddle Aeronau tical University, Webster University, Baker Uni versity, Ashford University, Kaplan University, and American Military University will be giving a presentation starting at 11 a.m. The event is open to all military, DoD civilians and depen dents. For more information, call the Education Center at 494-2071. Bivouac Competition The Patrick AFB Fitness Center will hold a Biv ouac Competition on Oct. 9 starting at 11 a.m. at WarFit Field. This is a timed event that incor porates functional fitness to prepare for a “real world” training scenario. Participants will kayak 1,000 yards, perform a fireman’s carry for 100 yards, complete a boot camp obstacle course, and set up and break down a sandbag barricade. Commander’s Cup Points will be awarded. Teams must register by COB Oct. 7 at the Pat rick AFB Fitness Center front desk. For more in formation, call 494-4947. Kid’s Night Out Youth Programs will host a Kid’s Night Out on Oct. 9, from 6 11 p.m. for grades K-6. It is Hispanic Night and there will be games, arts & crafts, sports/fitness, dinner and more. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Show your AF Services Card for a $5 discount. Sign up required by COB Oct. 7. Call 494-4747. Dive Trips Outdoor Recreation will hold a 2-tank open water dive trip on Oct. 10. Cost is only $70 per person. There will also be a 3-tank advanced open wa ter and nitrox dive trip on Oct. 23. Cost is only $100 per person. Trips include boat fees, round trip transpor tation and rental gear. Tanks are not included, but can be rented for $3 each for air and $6 each for nitrox. For more information and to register, call 494-2042. Marina Hosts Fall Classic Golf Tournament The Manatee Cove Marina will host their Fall Classic Golf Tournament on Oct. 18. Check-in time is 12:30 p.m. Tee time is 1 p.m. Team priz es, closest to the hole, and most accurate drive are just a few of the prizes that will be awarded. The marina is also hosting a “burger burn” fol lowing the tournament. You can sign up as a single player or as a team of four. Cost is only $28 for members, $30 for nonmembers, and just $3 for those who want to attend the “burger burn” only. For more infor mation, call 494-7455. Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Lobster Fest and Tour Fundraiser Enjoy a lobster fest and tour the historic Cape Canaveral lighthouse! The Cape Canav eral Lighthouse Foundation will be sponsoring a tour of the lighthouse along with a lobster fest on Oct. 28 from 3 7 p.m. Brigadier General Edward L. “Ed” Bolton will be the guest speaker, along with his wife, Pa tricia. Honorary hosts of the event will be Dr. Maxwell King, Port Commissioner Ralph Ken nedy, and Mayor Rocky Randels. Members pay $15 and non-members pay $39 (includes eight-month membership). Live music will be provided and door prizes will be given! RSVP on the Foundation’s website www.CanaveralLight.org.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. Apply Now for Civilian Tuition Assistance Tuition assistance (75 percent) is now authorized for 45th Space Wing Civilians. This assistance is obtained via the Education Center, 45th Force Support Squadron. As part of the 45th Force Support Squadron’s Mission “developing the force,” individuals interested in personal and profes sional improvement/development may sign up. Degree or certification plan is required, funding is limited and the program will work on a first come, first served basis. Tuition Assistance must be submitted prior to class start date. For additional information contact Ms. Kathy Farris at 494-2071.

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October 2, 2009 Missileer 13 Open Club Championship Sign up now in the Pro Shop for the Manatee Cove Golf Course’s biggest event of the year – the Open Club Championship! The event is open to any player and will be held Oct. 24 and 25, with tee times available each morning. To compete in the net division, you must have a handicap established in the Manatee Cove Golf Course’s handicap system or play scratch. Format is individual low gross/low net and the championship will be comprised of the follow ing flights: Men Open Division (blue tees), Men Senior Division (50 69 years, white tees), Men Super Senior Division (70 + years, gold tees), and Women Open Division (red tees). Second day pairings will be determined by first day gross score in flights. Cost is $25 for Annual Pass players, $35 for Annual Fee players and $65 for all others. Save $5 by signing up and paying by close of busi ness Oct. 17. Registration is required by close of business Oct. 21. No refunds after cutoff date. Manatee Cove Golf Course 494-GOLF Guests are encouraged to attend. Players have the option to prepay for carts for both days when they sign up. Walking is permitted. Fee does not include cart, food or beverages. An awards/steak dinner will be available for $10 per person. Please reserve your steak(s) dur ing tournament sign up. Awards will be given for 1st and 2nd Place low gross/low net in each flight. Awards may be reduced by flights depend ing on participation. Ties will be determined by a sudden death playoff starting on hole #1 for 1st Place low gross/low net; 2nd Place ties will be determined by matching of cards starting with the #1 handicap hole. 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: 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. Sign up by Oct. 10.

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