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The Missileer
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October 16, 2009


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


Vol. 51 No. 41


Todos son
Americanos

4


October is Energy
Awareness Month

6


Federal employees are
no longer allowed to
text while driving,
according to an
j" executive order
- signed last week by
President Obama.

Vehicle CoinrO The order covers
-i _federal employees
when they are using
government-provided
cars or cell phones and
when they are using
their own phones
and cars to conduct
government business,
and involves
4.5 million federal
employees, including
military personnel.


E Photo by Chris Calkins




Swine flu vaccinations coming here soon


By 45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Just days after an
Airman from Luke
Air Force, Ariz. died
of complications from
the swine flu, H1N1
vaccinations for active
duty service mem-
bers and mission
essential contractors
and civilians will be


arriving soon to the
45th Space Wing.
Novel H1N1 is
spread from person
to person primarily
through coughing and
sneezing.
Individuals can
also transmit H1N1
through touching
their mouth or nose
with hands contami-
nated with the flu


virus. The key symp-
toms of Novel H1N1
are cough or sore
throat experienced
with a temperature
of greater than 100.5
degrees.
The vaccination
will be an injectable,
inactivated vaccine. It
should not be admin-
istered to those who
have an allergy to


eggs or have Guillain
Barre Syndrome. The
immunization clinic
(494-8131) can advise
about whether it is
safe for an individual
to receive the vaccine.
The inactivated,
injectable vaccine can
be given with the sea-
sonal influenza vac-
cination.
Although all active


duty members and
mission essential civil-
ians and contractors
should receive the
H1N1 vaccine, there
are several groups
that are prioritized to
receive it first:

* Deployed or "hard-
tasked" individuals

See Flu, page 5


Air Force Space Command:

delivering space and missile capabilities to

America and its warfighting commands


Year of the Air Force
Family


Getting a read
on things
8





2 October 16, 2009 Missileer


VIEUWOINTS


CFC: When the times get tough ...


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Missileer staff


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

Started 48 years ago by President
John F. Kennedy, the Combined
Federal Campaign is now in full
swing at the 45th Space Wing.
Our goal this year is $190,000, up
$10,000 from last year's goal.
The CFC is the nation's leading
workplace giving program. No other
annual employee giving program in
the world raises as much money
for charity.
The CFC is one of only two fund-
raising efforts endorsed by the U.S.
Air Force. There are literally thou-
sands of charities from which to to
choose.
That being said, none of you out
there need me to tell you that times
are hard for many and money is


By Lt. Col.
Patrick Youngson
Commander, Detachment 1

Now that we can see the
Organizational Readiness
Inspection in our rearview
mirror, we should take some time
to remember everything it took to
get us through these last couple of
months.
Yes, there were long hours, mul-
tiple exercises and amazing efforts
by dedicated Inspector General
preparation teams, but, ultimately,
our results were possible because
of our teamwork.
It truly took teamwork to keep
everyone focused and motivated
through all the preparation and
keep that focus during the month-
long inspection.
This inspection was like noth-
ing the 45th Space Wing had seen


From


the


top


tight. Some would expect us to
struggle to meet this lofty goal in
these tough economic times. Some
would think many of our workforce
could raise their hands and have a
"not this year" mentality to helping
their fellow workers.
I don't think that way.
I think exactly the opposite will
happen. I think this year, maybe
more than any in the recent past,
our employees will find a way to
help so many of their co-workers,


Commander's Corner

before, with 90-plus inspectors dig-
ging through every possible aspect
of our business.
Was it extensive? Yes. Was it
exhausting? Yes. Were we per-
fect? No. But were the inspectors
impressed? Definitely.
They were impressed because you
showed them not only dedication to
your individual jobs, but also how
we come together as a team.
In this, I mean the remarkable
teamwork of not only our mili-
tary and civilians, but also our
contractors and mission part-
ners. Michael Jordan once said,
"Talent wins games, but teamwork
and intelligence wins champion-
ships."
From the IG's arrival for the "Real
World Inspection" on Aug. 10 to


friends and neighbors who could
really be hurting. I have seen first-
hand how you respond to anything
thrown your way and I just can't
see you walking away from lending
a hand and raising someone up.
President Barack Obama feels
much the same way.
"It's not surprising you have
undertaken this effort. As federal
workers, you have chosen to devote
your careers to serving our nation
and your fellow citizens," he said.
"Workers like you are helping to
promote a spirit of service all across
America."
Last week I talked about this
being the year of the Air Force
Family. Well, families take care of
families, and I'm sure that's what
we'll continue to do here at the 45th
Space Wing.
I just think that way.


their departure almost six weeks
later, we couldn't have been busier
and you demonstrated teamwork
throughout.
And that teamwork didn't end
when the IG left. We immediately
teamed together to wrap up one
of the busiest launch schedules
in recent memory with the Delta II
STSS DEMO launch.
If the IG and launches weren't
enough, we also had to prepare for
end-of-fiscal-year closeout actions,
as well as the historic DoD civilian
conversion of our Cape security
forces team.
With only eight days left to refo-
cus energy and finish all necessary
actions, personnel throughout the
wing came together to make the
Oct. 1 conversion a seamless tran-
sition.
Again, it was teamwork and you
truly do it well.


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

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


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


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


It takes teamwork





N(WS October 16, 2009 Missileer 3



Combined Federal Campaign



Off To A Good Start!


By Maj.
Robert Russell
CDC Project Officer

The 2009 Combined
Federal Campaign is
off to a great start,
and though we have
reached the halfway
point, we still need
your help!
This year's CFC
runs through Oct. 30
and the 45th Space
Wing's donation goal
is $190,000.
Your unit repre-
sentatives will be
contacting you, if they
haven't already, to
provide information,
explain the campaign,
and answer any ques-
tions you may have.
Challenge them to
introduce you to the
2,500-plus charities
dedicated to making
our community, our
nation, and our world
a better place.
With the current
troubled economy,
more people are find-
ing it difficult to make
ends meet, maintain a
job, and even put food
on the table for their
families.
Even the smallest
donations can go a
long way to help those
who are in need; now,
more than ever.
You choose who
you support the
hungry, the homeless,
the sick, children and


Combined Federal Campaign
supports you -
one in four federal employees or
their dependents will benefit
from CFC this year!


the elderly, families
who have lost their
homes, abandoned
animals and many
more.
CFC supports you
- one in four federal
employees or their
dependents will bene-
fit from CFC this year!
This week's real-
life story, from an
agency right here in
Brevard County, illus-
trates the impact your
Combined Federal
Campaign (CFC) con-
tribution has in the
lives of people.
A single mother of
three working hard
to raise her family,
Heather became a vic-
tim of the economic
downturn. When her
employer was forced
to downsize, she lost
her job and her insur-
ance benefits.
Her eldest child was
continually in and
out of the hospital.
With bills piling up,
Heather found herself
struggling to feed and
clothe her family.
"My son had sur-
gery that required
him to have part of
his colon removed. He


needed constant care.
I was unable to leave
him alone. I didn't
know what to do,"
Heather said.
She found help at
a CFC agency that
helped her find work,
feed and clothe her
children and even
go back to school to
earn her CNA. In two
years, Heather hopes
to become a registered
nurse.
Please consider the
tremendous impact
even $10 a month can
provide.
There are numer-
ous local, national
and international
charities to pick from
ranging from help-
ing abused children
to finding a cure for
Alzheimer's Disease.
CFC accepts dona-
tions of cash, check,
or by payroll deduc-
tion.
For more infor-
mation about the
Combined Federal
Campaign con-
tact your unit key
worker or this year's
project officer, Maj.
Robert Russell at
853-4793.


DID YOU KNOW?
r I


i 1end;ng Machine Soda


Total Annual Gift- $26


*Provides to hours of youth development services
through Boys & Girls Club


-9`.J


DelY


z Cup ofCoffee


Total Annual Gilt $52


*Provides 7o meals to homebound seniors through
Community Services Council's Meals on Wheels
Program


i Magazine


TotalAnnual Gift $156


* Provides 8 therapy sessions for the most severely
abused children through the Children's Advocacy
Center


1 Fast Food Meal


Total Annual Gift $i26


* Provides more than 120 nights of seller through the
Coalition for the Hungry and Homeless


Now is the Time! Give Today!


1


'elli




4 October 16, 2009 Missileer


Todos son


Americanos

Helping to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month,
Tech Sgt. Mike Gonzales, Force Support
Squadron, reads a book to his daughter,
Charlee and other children at the Child
Development Center Wednesday morning.
A brand-new CDC will be opening in the near
future.
Additionally, you are cordially invited to
celebrate the conclusion of
Hispanic Heritage Month 2009 with
La Gran Fiesta, 6 8 p.m. Friday, at
the Tides Club. For more information,
call Ms. Heather Champion 494-5945.


Photo by Jennifer Macklin


http://www.patrick.af.mil





NEWS October 16, 2009 Missileer 5



Swine flu vaccinations coming here soon


Flu,
from page 1

* Overseas troops
(CENTCOM, USFK,
PACOM, EUCOM,
AFRICOM)

* Medical Treatment
Facility person-
nel providing direct
patient care

* Those assigned to
training locations:
basic military
training sites,
academies

* Pregnant women

* People who live
with or give care to
children younger
than six months or
other individuals at
risk for medical
complications

* Individuals with
weakened immune
systems

* Individuals with
Chronic Pulmonary
(including asthma),
Cardiovascular
(excluding hyperten-
sion), Renal, Hepatic,
Hematological or
Metabolic Disorders
(including diabetes)

The medical group
has also requested
additional H1N1
vaccinations for
dependent children
older than six months
and adult dependents
and retirees who are
into much the same
high risk groups as


chances of contracting Group will notify the tion on H1N1 vaccina
H1N1 and lessen the 45th Space Wing tions is available at
severity of illness. immediately when the http://www.flu.gov
Eat nutritious foods, vaccinations for active and http://www.cdc.
stay hydrated, be duty, mission essen- gov/vaccines/pubs/
physically active, get tial contractors/civil- vis/default.htm.
adequate rest and ians, and high risk For more informa-
effectively manage dependents/retirees tion, contact 1st Lt.
stress. arrive. Jessica Hammiel,
The 45th Medical Additional informa- 494-8417.


above.
"We encourage
our people to do
this. Vaccination can
prevent the spread of
H1N1 and lessen the
potential for serious
flu-related symptoms,"
said Lt. Col. Teresa
Skojac, commander
45th Aeromedical
Squadron, 45th
Medical Group.
She also reminded
readers there are
steps recommended
by the Center of
Disease Control to
help protect you and
others from contract-
ing the disease:

* Most importantly,


stay at home when
you are sick. Adults
and children should
not go to work,
daycare, or school
when they have a
fever. Avoid going to
public places like gro-
cery stores, the BX,
church or theaters
when not feeling well.
Sick parents should
not drop their chil-
dren off at daycare or
schools. You should
be without a fever
for 24 hours before
returning to work or
school.

* Practice healthy
habits. Good health
habits reduce your




6 October 16, 2009 Missileer


N(WS


Ground Source Heat Pump Installation at PAFB


During Energy
Awareness Month,
the 45 Civil Engineer
Squadon would like
to highlight informa-
tion on what is being
done to help meet
energy reduction and
renewable energy
goals.
One innovative
project that will be
accomplished is the
installation of Ground
Source Heat Pumps
(GSHP) in Temporary
Lodging Facility
buildings 306/308
at PAFB.
GSHPs are com-
monly used in base
housing across the
country, but are just
now making inroads
into Florida.
GSHPs use the
ground to remove
heat, instead of
the noisy, rusting
condenser units
commonly found in
air cooled HVAC


Keep on the lookout for more
information on how we can all
do our part to help the Air Force
efficiently use their resources to
Fly, Fight, and Win.


systems.
Wells are drilled
about 200 feet deep
and a closed loop
polyethylene pipe
containing water
is inserted into the


ground.
This water is
pumped from the
Air Handling Unit
in the building to
the ground, which
accepts the heat,


~~


and then back to the
building.
This approved
closed loop method
does not take or
put any substance
into the environment.
By using the
earth as a heat sink,
GSHPs increase the
efficiency of the
cooling system by
about 35 percent.
This also allows
the elimination of
the existing outdoor
condenser units
which dramatically
reduces maintenance
costs as well as
noise.
The initial price
of the GSHPs are
somewhat higher than
air-cooled systems
due to the drilling
required.
These costs are
offset over time due to
the dramatically lower
operating and mainte-
nance costs.


October is
Energy
Awareness
Month


http://www. patrickkaf, mil


The use of GSHPs
also counts toward
the Base renewable
energy requirements,
which are federally
mandated.
GSHPs are one
method of saving
energy and main-
tenance dollars,
as well as being
environmentally
friendly.
Keep on the lookout
for more information
on how we can all do
our part to help the
Air Force efficiently
use their resources to
Fly, Fight, and Win.





Events Calendar


October 16, 2009 Missileer 7


Sunday
11


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.


25
Club Championship
Golf Course

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

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


NOV 1
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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

Latin Experience
2:30 p.m.
The Tides


Monday
12


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
13


20
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
Bowling Center
Special, $1 Games


Wednesday
14


21
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


Thursday
15


22
Nitrox Dive
Certification Class
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Pajama Club
Story Time
6:15 pm,
Library


Friday
16
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

23
3-Tank Advanced
Open Water Dive Trip
Outdoor Recreation
Active Duty
Appreciation Night
5- 7 p.m.
Marina
Annual Fall Festival
5- 8 p.m.
Youth Programs


4


26
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation

Story Time
10 a.m.
Libralv


27
ARES I-X
FLIGHT TEST
Bowling Center
Special $1 Games
11 a.m. to Closing
Teen Council
4:30 p.m.
Youth Programs
Families of
Deployed Dinner
S- 7 p.m.
A\ FRC


28
Karaoke
4:30 7:30 p.m.
Shark Hut


29
Commander/
1st Sgt Breakfast
7:30 9:30 a.m.
How to Start a Small
Business Class
5 7:30 p.m.
A&FRC
Advanced Open
Water Dive Class
Starts
Outdoor Recreation


30
Boy's Night Out
7 9:30 p.m.
Youth Programs
Halloween
Costume Party
7 p.m.
Marina
Glov. EB ll Ni.htl
ToLirnmlllent
10 p 111
;oil C o rtu_.


4


2
Boater Safety
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Holiday Fitness
Challenge Starts
Patrick Fitness
Center Runs until
Jan 4, 2010


3
Co( mlallnde r/1st Sgt.
Ereakltst

A.,FR(:
Adoption Workshop
11:30 a.m. 1 p m1
A&FRC

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


4
Air Force Sergeants
Association (AFSA)
Meeting
Nooin I p.m.
The Tidre

4 .rli p
IShark Hut


5
Surf, Turf orB Eid
5- 8 p.m.
The Tides


I A S &


6
Texas Hold'em,
5 10 p.m.
The Tides
Surf Fishing Class
5- 9 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Moonlight
Golf Tournament
6:30 p.m.
Teen Night
7 10 p.m.
Youth Programs


Saturday
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


31
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.

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

Halloween Special
1 p.m. to Closing
Bowling Center


7
Surf Fishing Class
7 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Sailing Class
12:30 -2:30 p.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Latin Explosion,
10 p.m. 2 a.m.
The Tides


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




8 October 16, 2009 Missileer


Photo by Uhris CalKins


Getting

a

Read

on

Things




Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr., commander,
45th Space Wing. takes a break with a book from
the Air Force's Chief of Staff's Reading List.
All the books on Gen. Norton A. Schwartz's list are
available at the Base Library. For more information
on the reading list and other activities the library
provides, please call 494-6881.


Photos by Jennifer Macklin


http://www. patric k. af. mil





October 16, 2009 Missileer 9





10 October 16, 2009 Missileer


History Highlights


Cassini Anniversary


By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW History Office

On Oct. 15, 1997,
a Titan IVB/Centaur
carrying the Cassini
spacecraft lifted off
Complex 40 on a mis-
sion to Saturn.
Cassini was a joint
U.S.-European effort,
and it followed an
earlier orbiter-probe
mission Galileo
- which was launched
to Jupiter in 1989.
The spacecraft was
named in honor of
17th Century Italian
astronomer Gian
Domenico Cassini,
who discovered
the largest gap in
Saturn's ring system.
After its launch in
October 1997, the
12,670-pound Cassini
spacecraft employed a
Venus-Venus-Earth-
Jupiter gravity assist
flight trajectory to ren-
dezvous with Saturn
on July 1, 2004.
Cassini's main
mission was to orbit
Saturn and gather
four years' worth of
data on the Saturn
system including the
planet's moons and
remarkable rings.
NASA's Jet Propulsion
Laboratory (JPL)
in Pasadena, Cal.,
managed the Cassini
project.
The mission's Titan
IVB arrived at Cape
Canaveral on Feb. 13,
1997, and technicians


transported the vehi-
cle out to Complex 40
on May 30, 1997.
Engineers mated
the Cassini spacecraft
to the launch vehicle
in early September,
but it had to be de-
mated on Sept. 7 and
re-mated on Sept. 17
to check out part of
the spacecraft.
Technicians
installed the payload
fairing on Sept. 23,
and officials proceed-
ed with final prepara-
tions for the launch in
mid-October.
In the meantime,
Cassini's nuclear
power plant drew
considerable atten-
tion and some heated
debate from some pri-
vate citizens.
Though the pos-
sibility of an acci-
dent during Cassini's
launch was extremely
low, protesters con-
sidered the launch too
risky to proceed.
On May 26, 1996,
about 125 people from
the Florida Coalition
for Peace and Justice
(FCPJ) staged a peace-
ful protest near the
Cape's west boundary
sign on State Route
401.
Similar demonstra-
tions involving about
50 people and 95
people respectively
were staged at the
same location on June
14 and July 26, 1997.
Both protests were


peaceful, and no one
was arrested.
Elsewhere in the
world, two women
were arrested in
London, England,
in early October for
painting anti-Cassini
slogans on the U.S.
Embassy.
The Hawaii Green
Party asked a federal
judge in Honolulu,
Hawaii, to order a halt
to the launch via a
temporary restraining
order.
The petition was
reviewed in U.S.
District Court, but it
was denied by Judge
David Alan Ezra on
Oct. 11, 1997.
NASA Administrator
Daniel S. Goldin was
given permission in
early October to pro-
ceed with the Cassini
launch, and Cape
Security braced for
a large-scale demon-
stration near the west
boundary gate on Oct.
4, 1997.
Detachments of
the Brevard County
Sheriffs Office, the
Florida Highway
Patrol, and the 45th
Space Wing's Security
Forces Squadron
took up positions to
bolster security on
Oct. 4.
The protesters
began gathering
around noon, and
the crowd swelled to
about 900. Most of
the people remained


Courtesy Photo
Cassini's main mission was to orbit Saturn and gather four years'
worth of data on the Saturn system including the planet's moons


and remarkable rings.
outside the station,
but 18 people climbed
over the fence only
to be arrested by
Brevard County depu-
ty sheriffs.
In all, 27 people
were arrested. The
crowd dispersed
around 4:30 p.m., and
the gate was reopened
around 5:05 p.m. the
same day.
Anti-CASSINI pick-
ets continued to show


up nearby on Oct.
11-13 and 15, 1997,
but the launch went
ahead as planned on
Oct. 15. The launch
was highly success-
ful. One day after the
launch, CASSINI was
reportedly "cruising
along without any
problems."
Cassini was the
first spacecraft to
orbit Saturn, and the
spacecraft continued


to gather and relay
enormous amounts of
data, including spec-
tacular photographs
of Saturn and its
fabled rings.
On April 10, 2007,
Cassini made yet
another "fly-by" of
Saturn's moon Titan.
As of early
September 2009, all
of Cassini's subsys-
tems were operating
normally.


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Tops


in


Blue!

Tops in Blue, the premiere entertainment
showcase of the U.S. Air Force
will continue its long-standing tradition
of "family entertaining family"
by giving a free performance
at the King Center for the Performing Arts
in Melbourne on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Auditorium doors open at 7 p.m.
for active duty personnel and
at 7:15 p.m. for all others.




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Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has
a few upcoming classes and events in October
that many will find invaluable: Families of De-
ployed Disco Bowling, Saturday, Oct. 17, from
2 4 p.m.; Job Search Class, Monday, Oct. 19,
from 10 11:30 a.m.; Newcomer's Orientation
Briefing, Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to
noon; Identity Theft Class, Wednesday, Oct.
21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Families of De-
ployed Dinner, Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 6 7 p.m.;
Commander/1st Sgt. Breakfast, Thursday, Oct.
29, from 7:30 9:30 a.m.; How to Start a Small
Business Class, Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 7:30
p.m.; and a Fundamentals of Interviews Class,
Friday, Oct. 30, from 10 11:30 a.m. For more
information and to sign up, call 494-5675.

Marina Hosts Fall Classic
Golf Tournament
The Manatee Cove Marina will host their Fall
Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 18.
Check-in time is 12:30 p.m. Tee time is 1 p.m.
Team prizes, closest to the hole, and most ac-
curate drive are just a few of the prizes that will
be awarded.
The marina is also hosting a "burger burn"
following 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 at-
tend the "burger burn" only. For more informa-
tion, call 494-7455.

Monthly Run/Walk
The Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Cen-
ters will hold the monthly run/walk on Tues-
day, Oct. 20. The event will be held at 7 a.m. at
the Patrick Fitness Center and at 7:30 a.m. at
the CCAFS Fitness Center. Registration will be
taken the day of the event. Commander's Cup
Points will be awarded. For more information,
guidelines and eligibility requirements, call 494-
4947 (Patrick) or 853-3966 (CCAFS).

Bait Rigging Class
Outdoor Recreation will hold a bait rigging
class on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 5 7 p.m. Cost
is only $30 per person and registration is re-
quired. For more information and to register,
call 494-2042.


Pajama Club Story Time
The next Pajama Club Story Time will be
held at the Patrick AFB Library on Thursday,
Oct. 22, starting at 6:15 p.m. This week will fea-
ture spooky stories. Don't forget to wear your
PJs! For more information, call 494-6881.

Nitrox Certification Class
Outdoor Recreation will hold a nitrox
certification class on Thursday, Oct. 22, from
9:30 11:30 a.m. Cost is only $110 per person
and registration is required. For more informa-
tion and to register, call 494-2042.

Marina Hosts Active Duty
Appreciation Night
The Manatee Cove Marina will host an Active
Duty Appreciation Night on Friday, Oct. 23, from
5 7 p.m. All active duty personnel stationed
at Patrick AFB or CCAFS are invited to attend.
There will be door prizes and marina volunteers
will be serving up burgers and brats. Live music
will be performed by Green Light. All members
are encouraged to attend and show support to the
troops. For more information, call 494-7455.

Youth Programs Hosts
Annual Fall Festival
Youth Programs will hold their "At the Fair"
Annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 23, from
5 8 p.m. There will be events and games for
children of all ages, along with plenty of food and
a costume contest, holiday cookie contest, build
a scarecrow contest, face painting, bouncing and
more. The event is open to all Patrick AFB fami-
lies and their guests. For more information, call
494-4747.

Teen Council
The next Teen Council meeting will be held
at Youth Programs on Tuesday, Oct. 27, start-
ing at 4:30 p.m. The council will be discussing
programming and special events. Teens are en-
couraged to come by and discuss what activities
would interest them and their friends. For more
information, call 494-4747.

Boy's Night Out
Youth Programs will host the next Boy's Night
Out on Friday, Oct. 30, from 7 9:30 p.m. for
ages 9 12. This health, nutrition and fitness
night for boys will feature cooking and sports


and fitness challenges. The event is free for
members. Non-members and guests pay only
$3. Sign up required by COB Thursday, Oct.
29. For more information, call 494-4747.

Marina Halloween Costume Party
The Manatee Cove Marina will host their
Annual Marina Halloween Costume Party on
Friday, Oct. 30, starting at 7 p.m. Phoenix En-
tertainment will provide the music and Barna-
cles Grill will offer specials for the night. Prizes
will be awarded for singles, as well as best cou-
ple and/or group. For more information, call
494-6455.


Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Lobster Fest and Tour
The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation
will be sponsoring a tour of the lighthouse along
with a lobster fest on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 3
- 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Cape Canaveral
Lighthouse.
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, commander
45th Space Wing, will be the guest speaker,
along with his wife, Patricia. Honorary hosts
of the event will be Mayor Rocky Randels,
Dr. Maxwell King and Port Commissioner Ralph
Kennedy.
There will be lobster and fixings, beverages
and desserts. Live music will be provided and
door prize drawings will be held. Members pay
$15 and non-members pay $39 (includes eight-
month membership). Mail reservation check
by Oct. 28 made payable to the Cape Canav-
eral Lighthouse Foundation, P. O. Box 1978,
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920; or payment may be
made using PayPal on the Foundation's web-
site at www.CanaveralLight.org, no tickets will
be available at the door. Include your e-mail
address to receive confirmation of reservation.
All attendees must possess a photo ID (re-
quired at check-in), be a U.S. citizen and at
least eight years old.
Due to security considerations, transporta-
tion to the lighthouse from the Florida Space
Authority Building will be provided by the
Foundation. Exit off SR 528/A1A onto route
401 north and continue to Cape Canaveral Air
Force Station. Turn right at the first light past
the PASS and ID building (Poseidon Street).
Turn left to the parking lot for the Florida Space
Authority Building.


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Moonlight Golf Tournament
Come out to the Manatee Cove Golf Course and
have some fun under the moonlight on Friday,
Nov. 6. Our Moonlight Golf Tournament kicks-off
with a 6:30 p.m. shotgun start. Format is four-
person teams, select shot, with two 9-hole events.
You can make up your own teams. Entry includes
golf, cart,prizes, Night Golf course package, and
two (2) glow balls. Cost is only $27 for Annual Pass
players, $29 for Annual Fee players, and $32 for all
others. Save $5 by signing up before Friday, Oct. 30.
Sign up cutoff is Tuesday, Nov. 3. No refunds after
this date. For more information, call 494-GOLF.

Kamalu Annual Scramble
The Manatee Cove Golf Course will hold the
Kamalu Annual Scramble on Veterans Day,
Wednesday, Nov. 11, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Format is four-person scramble. You can form/play
with your own foursome. Cost is only $30 for Annual
Pass players, $33 for Annual Fee players and $40 for
all others. Save $5 by signing up before Wednesday,
Nov. 4. Beer and soda will be provided after comple-
tion of play. Sign up in the Pro Shop. Sign up cutoff
is Monday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. For more information,
call 494-GOLF.


Manatee Cove

Golf Course



494-GOLF


Golf Extravaganza
Demo Day and Swap Meet
Come out to the Manatee Cove Golf Course and
test drive all the latest equipment on Saturday, Nov.
14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is also your opportu-
nity to clean out your closet. Bring in your new, used
or antique golf clubs, bags, putters or memorabilia
to sell, trade or just show off. There are a limited
number of table spots available in the golf lounge, so
reserve a spot early.
As always, Demo Day will feature all the big name
brand equipment including Cobra, Titleist, Callaway,
Odyssey, Bridgestone and Ping. Clubs will be on sale
for special orders taken during this one-day event.


This sale will not be repeated until next spring.
Other sale items include some in-stock merchan-
dise marked down to 50 percent off retail.
As a special treat, John Adams from The Fix will
be on-site to provide muscular therapy for quick
and permanent relief of frozen shoulder, carpal tun-
nel, tennis elbow or soft tissue damage caused by
an improper golf swing. For more information, call
494-GOLF.


Civ/Mil Tournament
There will be a Civilian/Military Tournament on
Saturday, Nov. 21, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Call 494-GOLF for details.


Thanksgiving Weekend
Pro Shop Sale
Take advantage of the great deals at the
Thanksgiving weekend Pro Shop Sale. Buy one item
at regular price and get a second item of equal or
lesser value at 25 percent off. Buy two items at regu-
lar price and get a third item at 50 percent off. For
more information, call 494-GOLF.




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October 16, 2009 Vol. 51 No. 41 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Todos son Americanos 4 6 Getting a read on things 8 October is Energy Awareness Month By 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Just days after an Airman from Luke Air Force, Ariz. died of complications from the swine flu, H1N1 vaccinations for active duty service members and mission essential contractors and civilians will be arriving soon to the 45th Space Wing. Novel H1N1 is spread from person to person primarily through coughing and sneezing. 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 experienced with a temperature of greater than 100.5 degrees. The vaccination will be an injectable, inactivated vaccine. It should not be administered to those who have an allergy to eggs or have Guillain Barr Syndrome. The immunization clinic (494-8131) can advise about whether it is safe for an individual to receive the vaccine. The inactivated, injectable vaccine can be given with the seasonal influenza vaccination. Although all active duty members and mission essential civilians and contractors should receive the H1N1 vaccine, there are several groups that are prioritized to receive it first: • Deployed or “hardtasked” individuals Swine flu vaccinations coming here soon See Flu, page 5 Federal employees are no longer allowed to text while driving, according to an executive order signed last week by President Obama. The order covers federal employees when they are using government-provided cars or cell phones and when they are using their own phones and cars to conduct government business, and involves 4.5 million federal employees, including military personnel. Photo by Chris Calkins Put down the phone Air Force Space Command: delivering space and missile capabilities to America and its warfighting commands

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 2 October 16, 2009 Missileer Missileer staff Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. 45th Space Wing Commander Mr. Brad Swezey Chief of Public Affairs Mr. Chris Calkins Deputy Chief of Public Affairs 2nd Lt. Trisha Guillebeau Chief of Internal Information 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 Started 48 years ago by President John F. Kennedy, the Combined Federal Campaign is now in full swing at the 45th Space Wing. Our goal this year is $190,000, up $10,000 from last year’s goal. The CFC is the nation's leading workplace giving program. No other annual employee giving program in the world raises as much money for charity. The CFC is one of only two fund raising efforts endorsed by the U.S. Air Force. There are literally thou sands of charities from which to to choose. That being said, none of you out there need me to tell you that times are hard for many and money is tight. Some would expect us to struggle to meet this lofty goal in these tough economic times. Some would think many of our workforce could raise their hands and have a “not this year” mentality to helping their fellow workers. I don’t think that way. I think exactly the opposite will happen. I think this year, maybe more than any in the recent past, our employees will find a way to help so many of their co-workers, friends and neighbors who could really be hurting. I have seen firsthand how you respond to anything thrown your way – and I just can’t see you walking away from lending a hand and raising someone up. President Barack Obama feels much the same way. “It’s not surprising you have undertaken this effort. As federal workers, you have chosen to devote your careers to serving our nation and your fellow citizens,” he said. “Workers like you are helping to promote a spirit of service all across America.” Last week I talked about this being the year of the Air Force Family. Well, families take care of families, and I’m sure that’s what we’ll continue to do here at the 45th Space Wing. I just think that way. By Lt. Col. Patrick Youngson Commander, Detachment 1 Now that we can see the Organizational Readiness Inspection in our rearview mirror, we should take some time to remember everything it took to get us through these last couple of months. Yes, there were long hours, mul tiple exercises and amazing efforts by dedicated Inspector General preparation teams, but, ultimately, our results were possible because of our teamwork. It truly took teamwork to keep everyone focused and motivated through all the preparation and keep that focus during the monthlong inspection. This inspection was like noth ing the 45th Space Wing had seen before, with 90-plus inspectors dig ging through every possible aspect of our business. Was it extensive? Yes. Was it exhausting? Yes. Were we per fect? No. But were the inspectors impressed? Definitely. They were impressed because you showed them not only dedication to your individual jobs, but also how we come together as a team. In this, I mean the remarkable teamwork of not only our mili tary and civilians, but also our contractors and mission part ners. Michael Jordan once said, “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins champion ships.” From the IG’s arrival for the “Real World Inspection” on Aug. 10 to their departure almost six weeks later, we couldn’t have been busier and you demonstrated teamwork throughout. And that teamwork didn’t end when the IG left. We immediately teamed together to wrap up one of the busiest launch schedules in recent memory with the Delta II STSS DEMO launch. If the IG and launches weren’t enough, we also had to prepare for end-of-fiscal-year closeout actions, as well as the historic DoD civilian conversion of our Cape security forces team. With only eight days left to refo cus energy and finish all necessary actions, personnel throughout the wing came together to make the Oct. 1 conversion a seamless tran sition. Again, it was teamwork and you truly do it well. It takes teamwork CFC: When the times get tough ... From the top

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October 16, 2009 Missileer 3 By Maj. Robert Russell CDC Project Officer The 2009 Combined Federal Campaign is off to a great start, and though we have reached the halfway point, we still need your help! This year’s CFC runs through Oct. 30 and the 45th Space Wing’s donation goal is $190,000. Your unit repre sentatives will be contacting you, if they haven’t already, to provide information, explain the campaign, and answer any ques tions you may have. Challenge them to introduce you to the 2,500-plus charities dedicated to making our community, our nation, and our world a better place. With the current troubled economy, more people are find ing it difficult to make ends meet, maintain a job, and even put food on the table for their families. Even the smallest donations can go a long way to help those who are in need; now, more than ever. You choose who you support – the hungry, the homeless, the sick, children and the elderly, families who have lost their homes, abandoned animals and many more. CFC supports you – one in four federal employees or their dependents will bene fit from CFC this year! This week’s reallife story, from an agency right here in Brevard County, illus trates the impact your Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) con tribution has in the lives of people. A single mother of three working hard to raise her family, Heather became a vic tim of the economic downturn. When her employer was forced to downsize, she lost her job and her insur ance benefits. Her eldest child was continually in and out of the hospital. With bills piling up, Heather found herself struggling to feed and clothe her family. “My son had sur gery that required him to have part of his colon removed. He needed constant care. I was unable to leave him alone. I didn’t know what to do,” Heather said. She found help at a CFC agency that helped her find work, feed and clothe her children and even go back to school to earn her CNA. In two years, Heather hopes to become a registered nurse. Please consider the tremendous impact even $10 a month can provide. There are numer ous local, national and international charities to pick from ranging from help ing abused children to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. CFC accepts dona tions of cash, check, or by payroll deduc tion. For more infor mation about the Combined Federal Campaign con tact your unit key worker or this year’s project officer, Maj. Robert Russell at 853-4793. Combined Federal Campaign Off To A Good Start! Combined Federal Campaign supports you – one in four federal employees or their dependents will benefit from CFC this year!

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http://www.patrick.af.mil4 October 16, 2009 Missileer Todos son Americanos Helping to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Tech Sgt. Mike Gonzales, Force Support Squadron, reads a book to his daughter, Charlee and other children at the Child Development Center Wednesday morning. A brand-new CDC will be opening in the near future. Additionally, you are cordially invited to celebrate the conclusion of Hispanic Heritage Month 2009 with La Gran Fiesta, 6 8 p.m. Friday, at the Tides Club. For more information, call Ms. Heather Champion 494-5945. Photo by Jennifer Macklin

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October 16, 2009 Missileer 5 Flu, from page 1 • Overseas troops (CENTCOM, USFK, PACOM, EUCOM, AFRICOM) • Medical Treatment Facility person nel providing direct patient care • Those assigned to training locations: basic military training sites, academies • Pregnant women • People who live with or give care to children younger than six months or other individuals at risk for medical complications • Individuals with weakened immune systems • Individuals with Chronic Pulmonary (including asthma), Cardiovascular (excluding hyperten sion), Renal, Hepatic, Hematological or Metabolic Disorders (including diabetes) The medical group has also requested additional H1N1 vaccinations for dependent children older than six months and adult dependents and retirees who are into much the same high risk groups as Swine flu vaccinations coming here soon above. “We encourage our people to do this. Vaccination can prevent the spread of H1N1 and lessen the potential for serious flu-related symptoms,” said Lt. Col. Teresa Skojac, commander 45th Aeromedical Squadron, 45th Medical Group. She also reminded readers there are steps recommended by the Center of Disease Control to help protect you and others from contract ing the disease: • Most importantly, stay at home when you are sick. Adults and children should not go to work, daycare, or school when they have a fever. Avoid going to public places like gro cery stores, the BX, church or theaters when not feeling well. Sick parents should not drop their chil dren off at daycare or schools. You should be without a fever for 24 hours before returning to work or school. • Practice healthy habits. Good health habits reduce your chances of contracting H1N1 and lessen the severity of illness. Eat nutritious foods, stay hydrated, be physically active, get adequate rest and effectively manage stress. The 45th Medical Group will notify the 45th Space Wing immediately when the vaccinations for active duty, mission essen tial contractors/civil ians, and high risk dependents/retirees arrive. Additional informa tion on H1N1 vaccina tions is available at http://www.flu.gov and http://www.cdc. gov/vaccines/pubs/ vis/default.htm. For more informa tion, contact 1st Lt. Jessica Hammiel, 494-8417.

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6 October 16, 2009 Missileer http://www.patrick.af.mil During Energy Awareness Month, the 45 Civil Engineer Squadon would like to highlight informa tion on what is being done to help meet energy reduction and renewable energy goals. One innovative project that will be accomplished is the installation of Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP) in Temporary Lodging Facility buildings 306/308 at PAFB. GSHPs are com monly used in base housing across the country, but are just now making inroads into Florida. GSHPs use the ground to remove heat, instead of the noisy, rusting condenser units commonly found in air cooled HVAC Ground Source Heat Pump Installation at PAFB systems. Wells are drilled about 200 feet deep and a closed loop polyethylene pipe containing water is inserted into the ground. This water is pumped from the Air Handling Unit in the building to the ground, which accepts the heat, and then back to the building. This approved closed loop method does not take or put any substance into the environment. By using the earth as a heat sink, GSHPs increase the efficiency of the cooling system by about 35 percent. This also allows the elimination of the existing outdoor condenser units which dramatically reduces maintenance costs as well as noise. The initial price of the GSHPs are somewhat higher than air-cooled systems due to the drilling required. These costs are offset over time due to the dramatically lower operating and mainte nance costs. Keep on the lookout for more information on how we can all do our part to help the Air Force efficiently use their resources to Fly, Fight, and Win. The use of GSHPs also counts toward the Base renewable energy requirements, which are federally mandated. GSHPs are one method of saving energy and main tenance dollars, as well as being environmentally friendly. Keep on the lookout for more information on how we can all do our part to help the Air Force efficiently use their resources to Fly, Fight, and Win. October is Energy Awareness Month

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October 16, 2009 Missileer 7 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday NOV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Club Championship Golf Course Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Sailing Class 12:30 2:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation 3-Tank Advanced Open Water Dive Trip Outdoor Recreation Active Duty Appreciation Night 5 7 p.m. Marina Annual Fall Festival 5 8 p.m. Youth Programs Nitrox Dive Certification Class 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Pajama Club Story Time 6:15 pm, Library 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 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 Bowling Center Special, $1 Games 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. Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Sailing Class 12:30 2:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Halloween Special 1 p.m. to Closing Bowling Center Boy’s Night Out 7 9:30 p.m. Youth Programs Halloween Costume Party 7 p.m. Marina Glow Ball Night Tournament 10 p.m. Golf Course Commander/ 1st Sgt Breakfast 7:30 9:30 a.m. How to Start a Small Business Class 5 7:30 p.m. A&FRC Advanced Open Water Dive Class Starts Outdoor Recreation Karaoke 4:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Bowling Center Special $1 Games 11 a.m. to Closing Teen Council 4:30 p.m. Youth Programs Families of Deployed Dinner 6 7 p.m. A&FRC Boater Safety Training 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Story Time 10 a.m. Library Club Championship Golf Course Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Football Frenzy 12:30 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 Boater Safety Training 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Holiday Fitness Challenge Starts Patrick Fitness Center Runs until Jan 4, 2010 Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Football Frenzy 12:30 7 p.m. The Tides Latin Experience 2:30 p.m. The Tides To publish events of base-wide interest in future issues, e-mail missileer@patrick.af.mil Air Force Sergeants Association (AFSA) Meeting Noon 1 p.m. The Tides Karaoke 4:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Texas Hold'em, 5 10 p.m. The Tides Surf Fishing Class 5 9 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Moonlight Golf Tournament 6:30 p.m. Teen Night 7 10 p.m. Youth Programs Surf Fishing Class 7 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sailing Class 12:30 -2:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Latin Explosion, 10 p.m. 2 a.m. The Tides Surf, Turf or Bird 5 8 p.m. The Tides Commander/1st Sgt. Breakfast 7:30 9:30 a.m. A&FRC Adoption Workshop 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. A&FRC Bowling Center Special $1 Games 11 a.m. closing Events CalendarARES I-X FLIGHT TEST

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 8 October 16, 2009 Missileer Airmen and civilians from Patrick Air Force Base turned out in force last week alongside South Patrick Drive to pay tribute to the body of Army Sgt. Roberto Sanchez, a graduate of Satellite Beach High School and an Army Ranger who was killed Oct.1 in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, when his unit was attacked with a roadside bomb. Getting a Read on Things Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton Jr., commander, 45th Space Wing, takes a break with a book from the Air Force’s Chief of Staff's Reading List. All the books on Gen. Norton A. Schwartz’s list are available at the Base Library. For more information on the reading list and other activities the library provides, please call 494-6881. Photo by Chris Calkins Photos by Jennifer Macklin Paying respect

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10 October 16, 2009 Missileer http://www.patrick.af.mil By Mark C. Cleary 45th SW History Office On Oct. 15, 1997, a Titan IVB/Centaur carrying the Cassini spacecraft lifted off Complex 40 on a mis sion to Saturn. Cassini was a joint U.S.-European effort, and it followed an earlier orbiter-probe mission – Galileo – which was launched to Jupiter in 1989. The spacecraft was named in honor of 17th Century Italian astronomer Gian Domenico Cassini, who discovered the largest gap in Saturn’s ring system. After its launch in October 1997, the 12,670-pound Cassini spacecraft employed a Venus-Venus-EarthJupiter gravity assist flight trajectory to ren dezvous with Saturn on July 1, 2004. Cassini’s main mission was to orbit Saturn and gather four years’ worth of data on the Saturn system including the planet’s moons and remarkable rings. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Cal., managed the Cassini project. The mission’s Titan IVB arrived at Cape Canaveral on Feb. 13, 1997, and technicians transported the vehi cle out to Complex 40 on May 30, 1997. Engineers mated the Cassini spacecraft to the launch vehicle in early September, but it had to be demated on Sept. 7 and re-mated on Sept. 17 to check out part of the spacecraft. Technicians installed the payload fairing on Sept. 23, and officials proceed ed with final prepara tions for the launch in mid-October. In the meantime, Cassini’s nuclear power plant drew considerable atten tion and some heated debate from some pri vate citizens. Though the pos sibility of an acci dent during Cassini’s launch was extremely low, protesters con sidered the launch too risky to proceed. On May 26, 1996, about 125 people from the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice (FCPJ) staged a peace ful protest near the Cape’s west boundary sign on State Route 401. Similar demonstra tions involving about 50 people and 95 people respectively were staged at the same location on June 14 and July 26, 1997. Both protests were peaceful, and no one was arrested. Elsewhere in the world, two women were arrested in London, England, in early October for painting anti-Cassini slogans on the U.S. Embassy. The Hawaii Green Party asked a federal judge in Honolulu, Hawaii, to order a halt to the launch via a temporary restraining order. The petition was reviewed in U.S. District Court, but it was denied by Judge David Alan Ezra on Oct. 11, 1997. NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin was given permission in early October to pro ceed with the Cassini launch, and Cape Security braced for a large-scale demon stration near the west boundary gate on Oct. 4, 1997. Detachments of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, and the 45th Space Wing’s Security Forces Squadron took up positions to bolster security on Oct. 4. The protesters began gathering around noon, and the crowd swelled to about 900. Most of the people remained History Highlights Cassini Anniversary Courtesy Photo outside the station, but 18 people climbed over the fence only to be arrested by Brevard County depu ty sheriffs. In all, 27 people were arrested. The crowd dispersed around 4:30 p.m., and the gate was reopened around 5:05 p.m. the same day. Anti-CASSINI pick ets continued to show up nearby on Oct. 11-13 and 15, 1997, but the launch went ahead as planned on Oct. 15. The launch was highly success ful. One day after the launch, CASSINI was reportedly “cruising along without any problems.” Cassini was the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, and the spacecraft continued to gather and relay enormous amounts of data, including spec tacular photographs of Saturn and its fabled rings. On April 10, 2007, Cassini made yet another “fly-by” of Saturn’s moon Titan. As of early September 2009, all of Cassini’s subsys tems were operating normally. Cassini’s main mission was to orbit Saturn and gather four years’ worth of data on the Saturn system including the planet’s moons and remarkable rings.

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October 16, 2009 Missileer 11 Tops in Blue! Tops in Blue, the premiere entertainment showcase of the U.S. Air Force will continue its long-standing tradition of “family entertaining family” by giving a free performance at the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Auditorium doors open at 7 p.m. for active duty personnel and at 7:15 p.m. for all others. Photo by Chris Kraus

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http://www.patrick.af.mil12 October 16, 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: Families of De ployed Disco Bowling, Saturday, Oct. 17, from 2 4 p.m.; Job Search Class, Monday, Oct. 19, from 10 11:30 a.m.; Newcomer’s Orientation Briefing, Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to noon; Identity Theft Class, Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Families of De ployed Dinner, Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 6 7 p.m.; Commander/1st Sgt. Breakfast, Thursday, Oct. 29, from 7:30 9:30 a.m.; How to Start a Small Business Class, Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 7:30 p.m.; and a Fundamentals of Interviews Class, Friday, Oct. 30, from 10 11:30 a.m. For more information and to sign up, call 494-5675. Marina Hosts Fall Classic Golf Tournament The Manatee Cove Marina will host their Fall Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday, Oct. 18. Check-in time is 12:30 p.m. Tee time is 1 p.m. Team prizes, closest to the hole, and most ac curate drive are just a few of the prizes that will be awarded. The marina is also hosting a “burger burn” following 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 at tend the “burger burn” only. For more informa tion, call 494-7455. Monthly Run/Walk The Patrick AFB and CCAFS Fitness Cen ters will hold the monthly run/walk on Tues day, Oct. 20. The event will be held at 7 a.m. at the Patrick Fitness Center and at 7:30 a.m. at the CCAFS Fitness Center. Registration will be taken the day of the event. Commander’s Cup Points will be awarded. For more information, guidelines and eligibility requirements, call 4944947 (Patrick) or 853-3966 (CCAFS). Bait Rigging Class Outdoor Recreation will hold a bait rigging class on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 5 7 p.m. Cost is only $30 per person and registration is re quired. For more information and to register, call 494-2042. Pajama Club Story Time The next Pajama Club Story Time will be held at the Patrick AFB Library on Thursday, Oct. 22, starting at 6:15 p.m. This week will fea ture spooky stories. Don’t forget to wear your PJs! For more information, call 494-6881. Nitrox Certication Class Outdoor Recreation will hold a nitrox certification class on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 9:30 11:30 a.m. Cost is only $110 per person and registration is required. For more informa tion and to register, call 494-2042. Marina Hosts Active Duty Appreciation Night The Manatee Cove Marina will host an Active Duty Appreciation Night on Friday, Oct. 23, from 5 7 p.m. All active duty personnel stationed at Patrick AFB or CCAFS are invited to attend. There will be door prizes and marina volunteers will be serving up burgers and brats. Live music will be performed by Green Light. All members are encouraged to attend and show support to the troops. For more information, call 494-7455. Youth Programs Hosts Annual Fall Festival Youth Programs will hold their “At the Fair” Annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 23, from 5 8 p.m. There will be events and games for children of all ages, along with plenty of food and a costume contest, holiday cookie contest, build a scarecrow contest, face painting, bouncing and more. The event is open to all Patrick AFB fami lies and their guests. For more information, call 494-4747. Teen Council The next Teen Council meeting will be held at Youth Programs on Tuesday, Oct. 27, start ing at 4:30 p.m. The council will be discussing programming and special events. Teens are en couraged to come by and discuss what activities would interest them and their friends. For more information, call 494-4747. Boy’s Night Out Youth Programs will host the next Boy’s Night Out on Friday, Oct. 30, from 7 9:30 p.m. for ages 9 12. This health, nutrition and fitness night for boys will feature cooking and sports and fitness challenges. The event is free for members. Non-members and guests pay only $3. Sign up required by COB Thursday, Oct. 29. For more information, call 494-4747. Marina Halloween Costume Party The Manatee Cove Marina will host their Annual Marina Halloween Costume Party on Friday, Oct. 30, starting at 7 p.m. Phoenix En tertainment will provide the music and Barna cles Grill will offer specials for the night. Prizes will be awarded for singles, as well as best cou ple and/or group. For more information, call 494-6455. Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Lobster Fest and Tour The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation will be sponsoring a tour of the lighthouse along with a lobster fest on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 3 7 p.m. on the grounds of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, commander 45th Space Wing, will be the guest speaker, along with his wife, Patricia. Honorary hosts of the event will be Mayor Rocky Randels, Dr. Maxwell King and Port Commissioner Ralph Kennedy. There will be lobster and fixings, beverages and desserts. Live music will be provided and door prize drawings will be held. Members pay $15 and non-members pay $39 (includes eightmonth membership). Mail reservation check by Oct. 28 made payable to the Cape Canav eral Lighthouse Foundation, P. O. Box 1978, Cape Canaveral, FL 32920; or payment may be made using PayPal on the Foundation’s web site at www.CanaveralLight.org, no tickets will be available at the door. Include your e-mail address to receive confirmation of reservation. All attendees must possess a photo ID (re quired at check-in), be a U.S. citizen and at least eight years old. Due to security considerations, transporta tion to the lighthouse from the Florida Space Authority Building will be provided by the Foundation. Exit off SR 528/A1A onto route 401 north and continue to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Turn right at the first light past the PASS and ID building (Poseidon Street). Turn left to the parking lot for the Florida Space Authority Building.

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October 16, 2009 Missileer 13 Moonlight Golf Tournament Come out to the Manatee Cove Golf Course and have some fun under the moonlight on Friday, Nov. 6. Our Moonlight Golf Tournament kicks-off with a 6:30 p.m. shotgun start. Format is fourperson teams, select shot, with two 9-hole events. You can make up your own teams. Entry includes golf, cart,prizes, Night Golf course package, and two (2) glow balls. Cost is only $27 for Annual Pass players, $29 for Annual Fee players, and $32 for all others. Save $5 by signing up before Friday, Oct. 30. Sign up cutoff is Tuesday, Nov. 3. No refunds after this date. For more information, call 494-GOLF. Kamalu Annual Scramble The Manatee Cove Golf Course will hold the Kamalu Annual Scramble on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Format is four-person scramble. You can form/play with your own foursome. Cost is only $30 for Annual Pass players, $33 for Annual Fee players and $40 for all others. Save $5 by signing up before Wednesday, Nov. 4. Beer and soda will be provided after comple tion of play. Sign up in the Pro Shop. Sign up cutoff is Monday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. For more information, call 494-GOLF. Golf Extravaganza Demo Day and Swap Meet Come out to the Manatee Cove Golf Course and test drive all the latest equipment on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is also your opportu nity to clean out your closet. Bring in your new, used or antique golf clubs, bags, putters or memorabilia to sell, trade or just show off. There are a limited number of table spots available in the golf lounge, so reserve a spot early. As always, Demo Day will feature all the big name brand equipment including Cobra, Titleist, Callaway, Odyssey, Bridgestone and Ping. Clubs will be on sale for special orders taken during this one-day event. This sale will not be repeated until next spring. Other sale items include some in-stock merchan dise marked down to 50 percent off retail. As a special treat, John Adams from The Fix will be on-site to provide muscular therapy for quick and permanent relief of frozen shoulder, carpal tun nel, tennis elbow or soft tissue damage caused by an improper golf swing. For more information, call 494-GOLF. Civ/Mil Tournament There will be a Civilian/Military Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 21, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Call 494-GOLF for details. Thanksgiving Weekend Pro Shop Sale Take advantage of the great deals at the Thanksgiving weekend Pro Shop Sale. Buy one item at regular price and get a second item of equal or lesser value at 25 percent off. Buy two items at regu lar price and get a third item at 50 percent off. For more information, call 494-GOLF. Manatee Cove Golf Course 494-GOLF

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