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Vol. 51 No. 42 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. November 6, 2009


CFC extended;
ends today
Please help us
help others


PAFB Cop honored
in Iraq

4


Wingman Day activities
6


Mr. Joseph K. Sikes, Director for Housing
and Competitive Sourcing in the office of
the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for
Installations and Environment, greets
Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander,
45th Space Wing, Wednesday morning
during a tour of the privatized housing
initiative in "The Landings at Patrick."
Mr. Sikes later spoke at the Housing
Privatization Management class that took place
at the Education Center in Central Housing.


Help available during 'mortgage crisis'


45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Administered by
the Army Corps
of Engineers,
the Homeowners
Assistance Program
(HAP) was originally
designed to assist
eligible service mem-
bers and federal
civilians, including
non-appropriated
fund employees, who


faced financial loss
when selling their
primary residence
homes in areas where
real estate values had
declined because
of a base closure
or realignment
announcement.
Earlier this year,
the American Recovery
and Reinvestment
Act of 2009 (ARRA)
temporarily expanded
the original program


to assist service
members required
to permanently relo-
cate during the home
mortgage crisis.
And that's where
Renae Dewitt, 45th
Space Wing housing
management assistant
comes in.
"We know there
are service members
around here who are
PCSing and don't have
a chance to sell their


homes for what they
paid for them a few
years ago," she said.
"Sometimes it's not
even close. We want
those service members
to turn to us and see
if we can get them
some help."
She said the criteria
for those looking for
help is pretty straight-
forward.
To qualify, a service
member must have:


* owned home prior
to July 1, 2006
* have PCS orders
dated between
February 1, 2006 and
September 30, 2012
(subject to availability
of funds)
* be reassigned to a
new duty station or
home port outside a
50-mile radius of the

See Mortgage,
page 5


Air Force Space Command:

delivering space and missile capabilities to

America and its warfighting commands


Year of the Air Force
Family 4p


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


November 6, 2009


Vol. 51 No. 42





2 November 6, 2009 Missileer


VIEUWOINTS


Spend some time with your loved ones


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Missileer staff


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

As the Air Force continues to
celebrate the "Year of the Family,"
we are asked to focus on month-
ly themes. This month's theme -
Military Family Appreciation Month
- is one we do year round here at
the 45th Space Wing.
And speaking of year round,
it's hard to believe we are starting
another holiday season again.
I think this is the fastest time
of the year. Everything seems
to speed up, and we sometimes
seem reduced to playing catch-
up. And that's rarely a good thing.
Remember to think ahead and
think safety at all times.
That is why I am asking all of
you to make plans now to take
some time off when you can and
enjoy some free time with your
loved ones.
Time lost is just that: lost.


From


the


top



Making family plans early helps
you focus on the mission at hand,
and we're in the midst of a busy
mission season right now as well.
In a little more than a week, we
will be working three launches an
Atlas V INTELSTAT, a shuttle and
a Delta IV WGS in a five or six-day
window. That's just unbelievable.
I wish those folks not in the
space and launch business could
really understand the work that
goes into being perfect on three very
different launches in less than one
week.
Sometimes we seem to almost


make it look easy, which is any-
thing but the truth. We're just really
good at what we do. We are, in fact,
excellent, and your efforts remind
me of this quote.
"We are what we repeatedly do,"
said the Greek philosopher Aristotle.
"Excellence, then, is not an act, it is
a habit."
I couldn't have said it better
myself. Excellence is habit-forming
indeed, from one commander to
another, from one civilian supervi-
sor to another, from one Airman
to another. It becomes a mutual
mind-set, one that I never have to
try to sell because it's obvious you
already practice it.
In a few days, we will have almost
six weeks between launches. So
take that same game-winning atti-
tude and find some time to spend
with your family.
I don't want to hear anyone say
they were "too busy" to take care of
their families. Let's make sure that
doesn't happen.


One team, one fight


By Lt. Col. Teresa Skojac
Commander,
Aerospace Medicine Squadron

We hear it often, but do you
think you know what that means?
Do you really know what it
means?
My husband used to work with
for a defense contractor as an
electronics engineer. There was a
pervasive belief in their organiza-
tion that there were two teams: the
shirts and the skins.
The shirts were the ones within
their organization who were there
to help progress your project, help
you make headway and get your
product to market.
The skins, on the other
hand, seemed to be on the other
side. They were the ones who


Commander's Corner

would throw up road blocks and
obstacles, making progress more
difficult and hindering the process
more than helping it.
Now, visualize if you will, a school
of fish, all swimming in unison, gen-
erally in the same direction. Some
outliers come back to the fold when
they notice they are off course. And
when the leader changes direction,
the group follows. They move as a
team.
That is more correctly the vision
of one team, one fight- a group that
is moving in unison in one direc-
tion. A group that is united for one
goal.
Think of the USAF as that group,
and you are a cog, a piece, a


member that contributes to the
whole. The mission is incomplete
without you but you must be going
in the right direction. You must be
one of the shirts, working to help
your mission progress.
That is why it is imperative to
know your mission. Know the direc-
tion of your organization and your
role in getting it there.
At "commander's school," one of
the general officers who is brought
in to mentor the aspiring com-
manders told us to remember that
"You work for the United States
Air Force." You may think that you
work for Sgt. Snuffy or Lt. Col. Doo-
right, but in reality you work for
the USAF and that is where your
loyalty should be to complete the
mission of the greatest Air Force in
the world.


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
PO. 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.






N(WS


November 6, 2009 Missileer 3


7- MILESTONES -,

Airey Noncommissioned Officer
Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL.,
Class 09-7
Distinguished Graduate:
Tech Sgt. David A. Kolcun
45th Medical Support Squadron

Graduates:

Tech Sgt. Julie A. Aranda
45th Aeromedical-Dental Squadron

Tech Sgt. Kevyn C. Kerker
45th Medical Operations Squadron

Tech Sgt. Steven W. Ross
45th Medical Operations Squadron

Tech Sgt. Wayne J. Rutland
333rd USAF Recruiting Squadron

Tech Sgt. Elizabeth A. Valentine
333rd USAF Recruiting Squadron

Tech Sgt. Daniel I. Workman
Air Force Technical Applications Center
.J=


/ National American

Indian Heritage Month
Master Sgt. Olga Medina, below, Defense Equal
Opportunity Management Institute, welcomes guests to
the National American Indian Heritage Month celebration
S held Monday at the Shark Center. Brig. Gen. Edward L.
. Bolton, Jr., below left, Commander, 4th Space Wing, later
signs the proclamation.
What started at the turn of the century as an effort
to gain a day of recognition for the significant
contributions the first Americans made to the
establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted
in a whole month being designated for that
purpose. The first American Indian Day in a state
was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916
by the governor of New York. Presently, several
states have designated Columbus Day as Native
American Day, but it continues to be a day we
observe without any recognition as a national
legal holiday. This year's theme is "Understanding
Native American Heritage, Now & Then."
Photos by John Connell


UUI Loy pI IULU
USNS Wally Schirra to make port visit
The USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) is a newly constructed 689 foot dry cargo ship built for Military
Sealift Command. During the transit from the San Diego, CA shipyard to the East Coast, the USNS
Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) will make a port visit at Port Canaveral. On November 11, 2009 (Veteran's
Day), the ship will be open for tours to badged personnel every half hour beginning at 9 am. If you
are interested in touring the ship, sign up by contacting Susie Barth at susie.barth@nasa.gov with
your time preference.
Due to security constraints, the ship will not be open to the public for tours. The ship will be
berthed at the Poseidon Pier on the North side of Port Canaveral. Access will be through the
Navy gate just past the Pass and ID office on the right as you enter the south entrance of CCAFS.
Supervisor approval and leave will be required during normal work hours. Access to the ship
will require climbing 40 steps. In addition, access to the bridge requires climbing seven flights of
stairs. Additional information about the USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) is available at http://www.
wallyschirra.com/usns_wally_schirra.htm. For more information, please call Randy Segert, 867-
8250.





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By Senior Airman
Andria J. Allmond
332nd Air
Expeditionary Wing
Public Affairs

JOINT BASE
BALAD, Iraq Senior
Airman Richard
Plaisted, 332nd
Expeditionary
Security Forces
Squadron fly-away
security team leader,
was recently honored
as the 332nd Air
Expeditionary Wing's
Tuskegee Airman of
the Week.
"Airman Plaisted
is the kind of Airman


"I'm not at all surprised by this
recognition for Airman Plaisted.
He is an excellent Airman with a record
of solid performance here on the
Space Coast, as well as in the Middle
East on multiple deployments," said Lt.
Col. Bill Cannon, 45th SFS commander.


who helps out wher-
ever he can," said
Brig. Gen. Craig
Franklin, 332nd AEW
commander, who
presented Airman
Plaisted with the
award and a com-
mander's coin at wing
headquarters Oct. 23.


"He becomes fully
immersed in his mis-
sions and shares what
he learns from
them with his fellow
Airmen."
His squadron com-
mander here at the
wing agrees.
"I'm not at all
surprised by this
recognition for Airman
Plaisted. He is an
excellent Airman with
a record of solid per-
formance here on the
Space Coast, as well
as in the Middle East
on multiple deploy-
ments," said Lt. Col.
Bill Cannon, 45th
SFS commander. "All
the Team Patrick
defenders are doing a
phenomenal job, but
Airman Plaisted obvi-
ously went beyond the
norm. I'm proud of his
accomplishments and
truly appreciate how
well he is represent-
ing the unit. I would
also like to express
my appreciation for
the spouses, family
members, and friends
of our deployed mem-
bers as their sacrifices
and dedication often
go unacknowledged.
I know from personal


Senior Airman Richard Plaisted, 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces
Squadron fly-away security team leader, was recently honored as the
332nd Air Expeditionary Wing's Tuskegee Airman of the Week.


experience that the
support on the home
front allows our
Airmen to put forth
the extra effort that
results in positive rec-
ognition such as this,
and I'm confident he
would agree," he said.
Airman Plaisted
led 30 fly-away secu-
rity missions. He
protected 180 aircrew
members, 239 tons
of cargo and 2,945
Iraqi security forces
members within the
span of 172 sorties.
He aided in transport-
ing 22 wounded war-
riors throughout Iraq,
receiving praise from
the Multi-National
Forces-Iraq command
sergeant major.
"It feels like an
honor and privilege
to even be nominated
for such a prestigious
award," said the Land


O' Lakes, Fla. Native.
"I'm proud that my
peers and supervisors
think I deserve this."
Deployed from
Patrick Air Force
Base, Fla., Airman
Plaisted volunteered
eight hours with the
Red Cross, as well as
demonstrated sce-
narios for a JBB self-
defense class. In per-
forming his additional
duty, training force-
protection Airmen, he
certified more than
70 FP escorts with
asp-baton use and
self defense.
Also, he com-
pleted 47 credit
hours in pursuit of a
Community College of
the Air Force degree.
"I believe it's impor-
tant for deployed
Airmen to go out and
learn as much as
they can about the


deployed part of their
job," said Airman
Plaisted, who's
serving on his
third deployment.
"Deployments also
serve as an opportuni-
ty to meet new people
from other bases and
have fun."
Airman Plaisted
was nominated by
his supervisor, Tech.
Sgt. Heather Huckins,
332nd ESFS fly-away
security coordinator.
"Airman Plaisted
is one of those troops
who 'reblues' an
NCO," said Sergeant
Huckins. "When he
comes back from mis-
sions, he's excited to
tell me about where
he went and what
he did. It makes me
remember when I
joined the Air Force
and, more important-
ly, why I stay in."


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Mortgage,
from front page
member's former
duty station or home
port
* suffered at least a
10% home value loss
between July 1, 2006
and date of applica-
tion for Expanded
HAP benefits for the
county/parish/city
in which the primary
residence is located,
and a decline of at
least a 10 percent
personal home value
loss from the date of
purchase to date of
sale
The basic appli-
cation is made on
DD Form 1607,
Application for
Homeowners
Assistance
Program. Part III,
Section IV of the
form must be com-
pleted by your per-
sonnel officer.
In addition, you
must submit a vari-
ety of documents
to show evidence of
your ownership of
the property, your
occupancy dates,
your assignment
orders, your efforts to
sell the home (wheth-
er it was sold), and
mortgage details.
Ms. Dewitt also
said the service
member has the
right to appeal any
findings and deci-
sions.
"You do not have
to take "no" for an
answer. There is no
particular format
needed to appeal.
Just submit a writ-
ten statement of
your objections be


very specific to the
district office," she
said.
"If your appeal is
turned down at the
district level, it will be
taken to higher head-
quarters. If you get
turned down there, a
final decision will be
made by the Deputy
Under Secretary of
Defense (Installations
and Environment),"
she said.
The bottom line,
she said, is that buy-
ing a home is seri-
ous business and
she warns all service
members, regardless
of the price of the
home in today's lower
value market, to be
careful before they
sign on the dotted
line, especially if they


intend to stay in the
service.
"What looks really
good right now might
not look quite so good
a few years from now
when you find your-
self leaving the Space
Coast,"she said. "You
still have to have some
kind of plan for sell-
ing the house, renting
it, keeping up with
maintenance and utili-
ties and much more.
There's a lot involved.
That's why we really
encourage all service
members, especially
first-time buyers, to
stop by the housing
office and spend some
time talking to us,"
she said.
For more informa-
tion, call 494-6318.


DoD Homeowners
Assistance Program
You are invited to attend a Homeowners
Assistance Program (HAP) presentation by
the US Army Corps of Engineers.
The presentation will cover Members of the
Armed Forces permanently reassigned during
the mortgage crisis under the Expanded HAP
Program. A question and answer period will
follow the presentation. To accommodate as
many military as possible, two presentations
are being offered at the Base Theater.
First Presentation:
Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 10:30 a.m.
Second Presentation:
Thursday, Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
For Registration Call: 494-2594/6318 or
email: angela.clarington@patrick.af.mil
renae.dewitt@patrick.af.mil
or judy.vawter@patrick.af.mil
Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov. 13
(include desired presentation time)
NOTE: For more information on HAP,
please refer to US Army Corps of Engineers
website: http://hap.usace.army.mil/




6 November 6, 2009 Missileer


PI


Proving the old adage that any chain is only as strong as its weakest link,
members of the 45th Medical Group, right, figure out how to come together
during Wingman Day activities held base-wide and at CCAFS Oct. 30. Later in the
day, Col. Andre Lovett, above, vice commander, 45th Space Wing, takes a turn at
throwing a strike at the PAFB Bowling Center. "Wingman Day was all about team
building, communication and interaction," said Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.,
commander, 45th Space Wing.


II Le.


otos by Jenniter Macklin


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


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November 6, 2009 Missileer 7




WARRIOR OF THIE WEEK


How long have you been at this duty station?
Four months
What is your hometown?
Leavenworth, KS
What's your favorite motto or words you live/work by?
"The people in your world add great richness to your life.
Take the time and care to treat them not as numbers, not as
transactions, not as one-dimensional objects, but as real, liv
ing people."
What inspired you to go beyond the call of duty?
I wouldn't say going beyond the call of duty, every day I wake
up and know this is what I signed up to do by choice. I am
only one person who is small part of this amazing team and
family in the Air Force. My father is retired military and my
husband is in the military, and both have given me an in
sight of what it is to be a part of what I call a blessing. To
me, everyone who has signed in to serve in the U.S. armed
forces, has taken that step to go beyond the call of duty.
Why do you serve in the Air Force?
Serving adds to the sense of pride; I look for challenges where


there could be a positive impact on life and those who are not
fortunate to have the freedom we do. It's the belief that we have
a purpose for a country that's worth defending.

Reason for nomination:
Senior Airman Grier is an outstanding asset to the wing com-
mand section. She is the epitome of excellence -responsive,
innovative, and has great rapport with senior leadership and
wing staff agencies. In only a week, she overhauled the OPR/
EPR process by editing checklists ultimately defining the pro
cess for 20 wing staff agencies. She set up offices for the newly
established Information Protection Office and the wing's new
Antiterrorism Chief. In addition, she tracked critical Ares 1X
launch packages as well as a very important package for AFTAC
to complete their new building project. She leads by example
and is an enthusiastic follower. As the most junior person in the
command section, she is inspiring to us all. Watch her closely
because one day she may be our future Command Chief!

Lt. Col. Lina Cashin, Director of Staff


SrA. Nicole D. Grier
45th Space Wing
Knowledge Operations Manager





8 November 6, 2009 Missileer


Events Calendar


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Sunday
NOV 1


8
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy
Noon
The Tides


15
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy
Noon
The Tides


22
Surf Fishing Class
7 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy
Noon
The Tides


U


Monday
2


9
Boater Sale-L
Train n
9:30 11 .-.0 in
Outdoor Re,-reation
Story TIIm1
10 a.mn
Library\


Tuesday
3


10
Ne,.-i omrll I-
(Onen Ltion Bri-Lini
7 30 in noon1
A&FR(-
Bo\v.'lln C(-enter
Spec al S1 GIames
I 1 i 111 :hlosln
\\ac k\ Ta,:k\
(-asino Niht
i-. p inl
Thir Tid,-,


Wednesday
4


Thursday
5


Friday
6
Texas Hold e I
5 10 p in
The Tides
Surf Fislnn, ( lass
5 9 p in
Outdoor Re creation
Moonli hit
Golf TouLrnaimenit
6:30 p. in
Teen Niglit
7 10 p in


.5S


11
VETERAN'S DAY
Mass-inii o' the (Colors
BCC C 1-: oa am pus
3 p in
.-Tiank Open \\i t r
Nitrox Di\le Trip
(O)utdoor RecreI'-tion


Scra ible

Golf Course


12
Bundlets for Babie-s
Nev.'born C( re C( lass
6 .s p in
A.N;FR(:


13
Kid Ni41ht u)it
I, ll p 11
YouIth PFro'1ra4ns
Latin Nihtl
10 p In '2 a 1n
The Tides
[\I.-Ile. Spaie &
Raite Pionleer-
Fall Banquet
1; p In
The Tide-,


6 *6 *3 *3 4


16
Boater Safety
Triinin.
9 11 .,a i
OuLtdoor Re-I'retl-ion,

BriuInii
9 1 .0 a i 1
A.&FR(-

ReLiisumes C Ila (
1 i. p n11
A\FR(C


23
Boater Ialet\
Training
9:30 11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Applying for
AF Jobs Class
9- 11 a.m.
A&FRC


17

ilManage mne nt C lass
S a in 4 _. p )in
A.,S.FR(-

BolvhIn, Center
Speiala
S l (aiesn
1 a in [l<:-sin,


18
Stress Duiin,- tihe
Holidav-s C lass
SI a Il Inoon
A.NFRC


4 .I .7 .I p ii l
Shark Hut


19
Holidia\ Fitne-;ss
C hallenI e StartLs
Patnck Fitne-s
Center Runs until
,Jani 4. 21011

\lon-colian BBQ
5 p in
The Tides


20
Turlkei Trol '5 Run
I a inl
C CAF- & Pain: k
Fitness Centers

Texas Hold ein
5 I0 p In
The Tides

SLIul Fishing Cla'ss
'-, 9 p inl
Ou-ltdooIr Rec realion-


.5.


24
Credit Reports- lass
11 a.m. 1- .0 p in
A&FRC
Bo\vlhIn,
Center Special
$1 Games
11 a.m. closing


25
BoE. lng (C enLer
Thanksgiving Special
S1 Games
Il am 5 p in
Karao'l ke
4 :0- 7 .u p in
Shark Hiut


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


26
Thianklsi\ in; Bulle
I1 14'' p in .
12 1' p in .
-. I'- p.m1.,
.:. 45 pm
Thi Tide-


27
.-Tank .Ad\ ianIced
()Open afterr Niltrox
DI\ e Trip
Outdoor Recreation


Saturday
7
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


14
Family Fishing
Tournament
7 10 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Demo Day/
Swap Meet
10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Golf Course
Wounded Warrior
Luncheon
11 a.m. 1 p.m.


21
Civ/Mil Tournament
8 a.m.
Golf Course

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

'Sjalin Class
1 2 :-;i 2:30 p.m.
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Golf Champions


Courtesy photos
Jody Clor, PGA, above left, Manatee Cove Golf Course Manager,
presents a trophy to Jim Hill, above right, who was crowned the 2009
Manatee Cove Golf Course Open Champion after firing a two-day total
165. In the ladies division, Hallie Dubia, below left, reclaimed her title,
while Mike Connors (not pictured) shot a 2-day 157 to capture the
Senior division gross title. In the Super Senior Division, Bucky Walters
(not pictured) won the crown, the 4th consecutive year he has taken
home the top honors.
This 36-hole event was held Oct. 24-25 and was open to all active duty,
retired military, DOD and NAF civilians, dependents, and
contractors assigned to, or who provide support to Patrick AFB and
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Chief's Group Annual
Golf Tournament
The Space Coast Chiefs Group hosts its annual
golf tournament noon, Friday, Nov. 13, at the Manatee
Golf Course.
The 18-hole scramble event begins with a shotgun
start. Prizes will be given out throughout the tourna-
ment, including $10,000 for a hole in one on the 16th
hole.
Cost is $25 for E-1 through E-4, $40 for other mili-
tary or Department of Defense employees and $45 for


non-DOD. Price includes green fees, lunch and two
free beers or sodas from the beverage cart.
For information contact Chief Master Sgt. Steve
Revels at 4-4959, Senior Master Sgt. Dave Melton at
3242 or any chief in your chain of command.

Kamalu Veterans Day Scramble
The Manatee Cove Golf Club will be hosting its an-
nual Veterans Day Scramble Wednesday, Nov. 11. The
tournament is a fun four-person select shot format
with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Sign up as a foursome
or as a single and we will pair you up. The entry fee


includes Greens fee, cart, closest to the pin contests,
refreshments after play. Cost is only $30 for annual
pass holders, $33 for annual fee holders and $40 for
all others. Sign up cutoff is Monday, no refunds after
the cutoff date. For more information call the pro shop
at 494-GOLF.

Civ/Mil Tournament
There will be a Civilian/Military Tournamant on
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Trick or Treat
The "Year of the Air Force Family"
rang true on Halloween, as
Staff Sgt. Nerissa Williams, left,
with son Christopher, and
Staff Sgt. Tamara Acfalle, with son
Jaiden, pose with McGruff during the
Harvest Festival at the South Base
Chapel.
Members of the 45th Security Forces
Squadron conduct Pumpkin Patrol
every year for kids trick-or-treating
in base housing, providing parents
with peace of mind their kids are
protected by highly-trained SF
personnel. Activities included
numerous games, passing out candy,
music, pumpkin carving and more.


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Missile, Space & Range Pioneers
Fall Banquet
The 2009 Missile, Space & Range Pioneers
Fall Banquet will be held at the Tides (formally
NCO Club) on Friday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. The
cost is $35 per person. The featured speaker is
Brig. Gen. Edward Bolton, Commander of the
45th Space Wing and Director of the Eastern
Range. He will speak to us on a favorite sub-
ject Space, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
Contact the Pioneers Secretary, Frank Watkins,
at 242-6932 for reservation details.

Homestead Air Show
The Wings Over Homestead Air Show is right
around the corner and Homestead ARB has
compiled a thrilling list of performers for its first
air show in over 18 years.
The free event is this Saturday and Sunday,
get more details at www.wingsoverhomestead.
com.

Valiant Air Command
Veteran's Day Open House
This weekend, there will be an Open House at
the Valiant Air Command (VAC), located at 6600
Tico Road in Titusville. Admission is free for
any military, active or retired, and all Brevard
County residents, with ID.
The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Hot dogs and drinks will be available and
parking is free.
For more information call 268-1941, or visit
the website at www.vacwarbirds.org.

Wacky Tacky Casino Night
The Tides Collocated Club will host a "Wacky
Tacky" Casino Night on Tuesday. Doors open at
5 p.m. with games of chance starting at 6 p.m.
No real currency will be used. Cost is only $10
for members and $12 for non-members, which
includes $2,500 in "funny money." There will be
free snacks, live music and prizes. Cash bars
and a bar food menu will be available.
This is an adult-oriented event (must be at
least 18 years of age to participate). For more
information, call 494-4013.

Holiday Fitness Challenge
The Patrick AFB Fitness Center will hold
a Holiday Fitness Challenge Thursday, Nov.
19 through Jan. 4, 2010. In the spirit of the
holiday season, participants pick an ornament


Patrick AFB Exchange Gas
Station pumping up savings
With the busy, and expensive, holiday
shopping season just around the corner,
Army & Air Force Exchange Service gas sta-
tions at Patrick AFB are helping to make sure
that the fill up doesn't empty the wallet.
In addition to the five cents a gallon dis-
count that Military StarSM Card holders
already enjoy every time they fuel up, steeper
discounts are being offered three times before
the new year.
On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, military shop-
pers using their Military StarSM Card can
take advantage of 11 cents off per gallon of
fuel. From Nov. 30 Dec. 4 as well as Dec. 28
Jan. 1, the savings soar to 20 cents per gal-
lon for those purchasing with their Military
StarSM Card.
Exchange shoppers can learn more about
the Military StarSM Card by visiting the
Shoppette or BX in Main Store Bldg 1364 or
logging on to www.aafes.com and clicking the
Military StarSM Card icon.


from the "Fitmas Tree." The ornament will con-
tain a fitness challenge to complete. Completed
challenges are verified by a member of the fit-
ness center staff, recorded in a log, and placed
into a grand prize drawing. Registration is not
required. For more information, call 494-4947.

Commit to Quit!
The PAFB Fitness Center will host a Great
American Smokeout event Friday, Nov. 20 from
10 a.m. 2 p.m. Activities will include a 5K
Turkey Trot at 11 a.m., food tasting, live music,
games and helpful information designed to help
those who wish to quit smoking. The event is in
partnership with the fitness center "Turkey Trot"
and HAWC's "Great American Smokeout."

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


Keystone Club
Youth Programs' Keystone Club meets ev-
ery Tuesday, from 4:30 5:30 p.m. This teen
leadership group is exclusively for teens ages
14 18. The club affords an excellent opportu-
nity for teens to make a difference within Youth
Programs and the community.
Youth of the Year candidates must be a
member of the Keystone Club to be eligible for
the program. For more information, call 494-
4747.

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

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

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


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November 6, 2009 Vol. 51 No. 42 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 CFC extended; ends today Please help us help others PAFB Cop honored in Iraq 4 Wingman Day activities 6 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Administered by the Army Corps of Engineers, the Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) was originally designed to assist eligible service mem bers and federal civilians, including non-appropriated fund employees, who faced financial loss when selling their primary residence homes in areas where real estate values had declined because of a base closure or realignment announcement. Earlier this year, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) temporarily expanded the original program to assist service members required to permanently relo cate during the home mortgage crisis. And that’s where Renae Dewitt, 45th Space Wing housing management assistant comes in. “We know there are service members around here who are PCSing and don’t have a chance to sell their homes for what they paid for them a few years ago,” she said. “Sometimes it’s not even close. We want those service members to turn to us and see if we can get them some help.” She said the criteria for those looking for help is pretty straight forward. To qualify, a service member must have: • owned home prior to July 1, 2006 • have PCS orders dated between February 1, 2006 and September 30, 2012 (subject to availability of funds) • be reassigned to a new duty station or home port outside a 50-mile radius of the Help available during ‘mortgage crisis’ See Mortgage, page 5 Mr. Joseph K. Sikes, Director for Housing and Competitive Sourcing in the office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, greets Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander, 45th Space Wing, Wednesday morning during a tour of the privatized housing initiative in “The Landings at Patrick.” Mr. Sikes later spoke at the Housing Privatization Management class that took place at the Education Center in Central Housing. Photos by Jennifer Macklin

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 2 November 6, 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 As the Air Force continues to celebrate the “Year of the Family,” we are asked to focus on month ly themes. This month’s theme – Military Family Appreciation Month – is one we do year round here at the 45th Space Wing. And speaking of year round, it’s hard to believe we are starting another holiday season again. I think this is the fastest time of the year. Everything seems to speed up, and we sometimes seem reduced to playing catchup. And that’s rarely a good thing. Remember to think ahead and think safety at all times. That is why I am asking all of you to make plans now to take some time off when you can and enjoy some free time with your loved ones. Time lost is just that: lost. Making family plans early helps you focus on the mission at hand, and we're in the midst of a busy mission season right now as well. In a little more than a week, we will be working three launches – an Atlas V INTELSTAT, a shuttle and a Delta IV WGS – in a five or six-day window. That’s just unbelievable. I wish those folks not in the space and launch business could really understand the work that goes into being perfect on three very different launches in less than one week. Sometimes we seem to almost make it look easy, which is any thing but the truth. We're just really good at what we do. We are, in fact, excellent, and your efforts remind me of this quote. “We are what we repeatedly do,” said the Greek philosopher Aristotle. “Excellence, then, is not an act, it is a habit.” I couldn’t have said it better myself. Excellence is habit-forming indeed, from one commander to another, from one civilian supervi sor to another, from one Airman to another. It becomes a mutual mind-set, one that I never have to try to sell because it’s obvious you already practice it. In a few days, we will have almost six weeks between launches. So take that same game-winning atti tude and find some time to spend with your family. I don’t want to hear anyone say they were “too busy” to take care of their families. Let’s make sure that doesn’t happen. By Lt. Col. Teresa Skojac Commander, Aerospace Medicine Squadron We hear it often, but do you think you know what that means? Do you really know what it means? My husband used to work with for a defense contractor as an electronics engineer. There was a pervasive belief in their organiza tion that there were two teams: the shirts and the skins. The shirts were the ones within their organization who were there to help progress your project, help you make headway and get your product to market. The skins, on the other hand, seemed to be on the other side. They were the ones who would throw up road blocks and obstacles, making progress more difficult and hindering the process more than helping it. Now, visualize if you will, a school of fish, all swimming in unison, gen erally in the same direction. Some outliers come back to the fold when they notice they are off course. And when the leader changes direction, the group follows. They move as a team. That is more correctly the vision of one team, one fighta group that is moving in unison in one direc tion. A group that is united for one goal. Think of the USAF as that group, and you are a cog, a piece, a member that contributes to the whole. The mission is incomplete without you but you must be going in the right direction. You must be one of the shirts, working to help your mission progress. That is why it is imperative to know your mission. Know the direc tion of your organization and your role in getting it there. At “commander’s school,” one of the general officers who is brought in to mentor the aspiring com manders told us to remember that “You work for the United States Air Force.” You may think that you work for Sgt. Snuffy or Lt. Col. Dooright, but in reality you work for the USAF and that is where your loyalty should be – to complete the mission of the greatest Air Force in the world. One team, one fight Spend some time with your loved ones From the top

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November 6, 2009 Missileer 3 Airey Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Tyndall AFB, FL., Class 09-7 Distinguished Graduate: Tech Sgt. David A. Kolcun 45th Medical Support Squadron Graduates: Tech Sgt. Julie A. Aranda 45th Aeromedical-Dental Squadron Tech Sgt. Kevyn C. Kerker 45th Medical Operations Squadron Tech Sgt. Steven W. Ross 45th Medical Operations Squadron Tech Sgt. Wayne J. Rutland 333rd USAF Recruiting Squadron Tech Sgt. Elizabeth A. Valentine 333rd USAF Recruiting Squadron Tech Sgt. Daniel I. Workman Air Force Technical Applications Center USNS Wally Schirra to make port visit The USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) is a newly constructed 689 foot dry cargo ship built for Military Sealift Command. During the transit from the San Diego, CA shipyard to the East Coast, the USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) will make a port visit at Port Canaveral. On November 11, 2009 (Veteran’s Day), the ship will be open for tours to badged personnel every half hour beginning at 9 am. If you are interested in touring the ship, sign up by contacting Susie Barth at susie.barth@nasa.gov with your time preference. Due to security constraints, the ship will not be open to the public for tours. The ship will be berthed at the Poseidon Pier on the North side of Port Canaveral. Access will be through the Navy gate just past the Pass and ID office on the right as you enter the south entrance of CCAFS. Supervisor approval and leave will be required during normal work hours. Access to the ship will require climbing 40 steps. In addition, access to the bridge requires climbing seven flights of stairs. Additional information about the USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) is available at http://www. wallyschirra.com/usns_wally_schirra.htm. For more information, please call Randy Segert, 8678250. Master Sgt. Olga Medina, below, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, welcomes guests to the National American Indian Heritage Month celebration held Monday at the Shark Center. Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., below left, Commander, 4th Space Wing, later signs the proclamation. What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose. The first American Indian Day in a state was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916 by the governor of New York. Presently, several states have designated Columbus Day as Native American Day, but it continues to be a day we observe without any recognition as a national legal holiday. This year’s theme is “Understanding Native American Heritage, Now & Then.” Photos by John Connell Courtesy photo National American Indian Heritage Month

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http://www.patrick.af.mil4 November 6, 2009 Missileer By Senior Airman Andria J. Allmond 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq – Senior Airman Richard Plaisted, 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron fly-away security team leader, was recently honored as the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing’s Tuskegee Airman of the Week. “Airman Plaisted is the kind of Airman who helps out wher ever he can,” said Brig. Gen. Craig Franklin, 332nd AEW commander, who presented Airman Plaisted with the award and a com mander’s coin at wing headquarters Oct. 23. PAFB Cop honored in Iraq “He becomes fully immersed in his mis sions and shares what he learns from them with his fellow Airmen.” His squadron com mander here at the wing agrees. “I’m not at all surprised by this recognition for Airman Plaisted. He is an excellent Airman with a record of solid per formance here on the Space Coast, as well as in the Middle East on multiple deploy ments,” said Lt. Col. Bill Cannon, 45th SFS commander. “All the Team Patrick defenders are doing a phenomenal job, but Airman Plaisted obvi ously went beyond the norm. I’m proud of his accomplishments and truly appreciate how well he is represent ing the unit. I would also like to express my appreciation for the spouses, family members, and friends of our deployed mem bers as their sacrifices and dedication often go unacknowledged. I know from personal experience that the support on the home front allows our Airmen to put forth the extra effort that results in positive rec ognition such as this, and I'm confident he would agree,” he said. Airman Plaisted led 30 fly-away secu rity missions. He protected 180 aircrew members, 239 tons of cargo and 2,945 Iraqi security forces members within the span of 172 sorties. He aided in transport ing 22 wounded war riors throughout Iraq, receiving praise from the Multi-National Forces-Iraq command sergeant major. “It feels like an honor and privilege to even be nominated for such a prestigious award,” said the Land O’ Lakes, Fla. Native. “I’m proud that my peers and supervisors think I deserve this.” Deployed from Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Airman Plaisted volunteered eight hours with the Red Cross, as well as demonstrated sce narios for a JBB selfdefense class. In per forming his additional duty, training forceprotection Airmen, he certified more than 70 FP escorts with asp-baton use and self defense. Also, he com pleted 47 credit hours in pursuit of a Community College of the Air Force degree. “I believe it’s impor tant for deployed Airmen to go out and learn as much as they can about the deployed part of their job,” said Airman Plaisted, who’s serving on his third deployment. “Deployments also serve as an opportuni ty to meet new people from other bases and have fun.” Airman Plaisted was nominated by his supervisor, Tech. Sgt. Heather Huckins, 332nd ESFS fly-away security coordinator. “Airman Plaisted is one of those troops who ‘reblues’ an NCO,” said Sergeant Huckins. “When he comes back from mis sions, he’s excited to tell me about where he went and what he did. It makes me remember when I joined the Air Force and, more important ly, why I stay in.” Senior Airman Richard Plaisted, 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron fly-away security team leader, was recently honored as the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing’s Tuskegee Airman of the Week. “I’m not at all surprised by this recognition for Airman Plaisted. He is an excellent Airman with a record of solid performance here on the Space Coast, as well as in the Middle East on multiple deployments,” said Lt. Col. Bill Cannon, 45th SFS commander.

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November 6, 2009 Missileer 5 member’s former duty station or home port • suffered at least a 10% home value loss between July 1, 2006 and date of applica tion for Expanded HAP benefits for the county/parish/city in which the primary residence is located, and a decline of at least a 10 percent personal home value loss from the date of purchase to date of sale The basic appli cation is made on DD Form 1607, Application for Homeowners Assistance Program. Part III, Section IV of the form must be com pleted by your per sonnel officer. In addition, you must submit a vari ety of documents to show evidence of your ownership of the property, your occupancy dates, your assignment orders, your efforts to sell the home (wheth er it was sold), and mortgage details. Ms. Dewitt also said the service member has the right to appeal any findings and deci sions. “You do not have to take “no” for an answer. There is no particular format needed to appeal. Just submit a writ ten statement of your objections – be Mortgage, from front page DoD Homeowners Assistance Program You are invited to attend a Homeowners Assistance Program (HAP) presentation by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The presentation will cover Members of the Armed Forces permanently reassigned during the mortgage crisis under the Expanded HAP Program. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. To accommodate as many military as possible, two presentations are being offered at the Base Theater. First Presentation: Thursday, Nov. 19, 9 10:30 a.m. Second Presentation: Thursday, Nov. 19, 6-7:30 p.m. For Registration Call: 494-2594/6318 or email: angela.clarington@patrick.af.mil renae.dewitt@patrick.af.mil or judy.vawter@patrick.af.mil Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov. 13 (include desired presentation time) NOTE: For more information on HAP, please refer to US Army Corps of Engineers website: http://hap.usace.army.mil/ very specific – to the district office,” she said. “If your appeal is turned down at the district level, it will be taken to higher head quarters. If you get turned down there, a final decision will be made by the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment),” she said. The bottom line, she said, is that buy ing a home is seri ous business and she warns all service members, regardless of the price of the home in today’s lower value market, to be careful before they sign on the dotted line, especially if they intend to stay in the service. “What looks really good right now might not look quite so good a few years from now when you find your self leaving the Space Coast,”she said. “You still have to have some kind of plan for sell ing the house, renting it, keeping up with maintenance and utili ties and much more. There’s a lot involved. That’s why we really encourage all service members, especially first-time buyers, to stop by the housing office and spend some time talking to us,” she said. For more informa tion, call 494-6318.

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6 November 6, 2009 Missileer http://www.patrick.af.mil Proving the old adage that any chain is only as strong as its weakest link, members of the 45th Medical Group, right, figure out how to come together during Wingman Day activities held base-wide and at CCAFS Oct. 30. Later in the day, Col. Andre Lovett, above, vice commander, 45th Space Wing, takes a turn at throwing a strike at the PAFB Bowling Center. “Wingman Day was all about team building, communication and interaction,” said Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander, 45th Space Wing. Wingman Day! Photos by Jennifer Macklin

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November 6, 2009 Missileer 7 How long have you been at this duty station? Four months What is your hometown? Leavenworth, KS What’s your favorite motto or words you live/work by? “The people in your world add great richness to your life. Take the time and care to treat them not as numbers, not as transactions, not as one-dimensional objects, but as real, liv ing people.” What inspired you to go beyond the call of duty? I wouldn’t say going beyond the call of duty, every day I wake up and know this is what I signed up to do by choice. I am only one person who is small part of this amazing team and family in the Air Force. My father is retired military and my husband is in the military, and both have given me an in sight of what it is to be a part of what I call a blessing. To me, everyone who has signed in to serve in the U.S. armed forces, has taken that step to go beyond the call of duty. Why do you serve in the Air Force? Serving adds to the sense of pride; I look for challenges where there could be a positive impact on life and those who are not fortunate to have the freedom we do. It’s the belief that we have a purpose for a country that's worth defending. Reason for nomination: Senior Airman Grier is an outstanding asset to the wing com mand section. She is the epitome of excellence – responsive, innovative, and has great rapport with senior leadership and wing staff agencies. In only a week, she overhauled the OPR/ EPR process by editing checklists ultimately defining the pro cess for 20 wing staff agencies. She set up offices for the newly established Information Protection Office and the wing’s new Antiterrorism Chief. In addition, she tracked critical Ares 1X launch packages as well as a very important package for AFTAC to complete their new building project. She leads by example and is an enthusiastic follower. As the most junior person in the command section, she is inspiring to us all. Watch her closely because one day she may be our future Command Chief! Lt. Col. Lina Cashin, Director of Staff warrior of the week SrA. Nicole D. Grier 45th Space Wing Knowledge Operations Manager

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 8 November 6, 2009 Missileer NOV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Family Fishing Tournament 7 10 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Demo Day/ Swap Meet 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Golf Course Wounded Warrior Luncheon 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Kid's Night Out 6 11 p.m. Youth Programs Latin Night 10 p.m. 2 a.m. The Tides Missile, Space & Range Pioneers Fall Banquet 6 p.m. The Tides Bundles for Babies/ Newborn Care Class 6 8 p.m. A&FRC VETERAN’S DAY Massing of the Colors BCC Cocoa Campus 3 p.m. 3-Tank Open Water/ Nitrox Dive Trip Outdoor Recreation Kamalu Annual Scramble 8 a.m. Golf Course Newcomer's Orientation Briefing 7:30 a.m. noon A&FRC Bowling Center Special $1 Games 11 a.m. closing “Wacky Tacky” Casino Night 6 p.m. The Tides Boater Safety Training 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Story Time 10 a.m. Library Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Tides Football Frenzy Noon The Tides Civ/Mil Tournament 8 a.m. Golf Course Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sailing Class 12:30 2:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Turkey Trot 5K Run 11 a.m. CCAFS & Patrick Fitness Centers Texas Hold'em 5 10 p.m. The Tides Surf Fishing Class 5 9 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Holiday Fitness Challenge Starts Patrick Fitness Center Runs until Jan 4, 2010 Mongolian BBQ 5 8 p.m. The Tides Stress During the Holidays Class 11 a.m. noon A&FRC Karaoke 4:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Boater Safety Training 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Pre-Separation Briefing 9 10:30 a.m. A&FRC Fundamentals of Resumes Class 1 3 p.m. A&FRC Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Tides Football Frenzy Noon The Tides 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 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. Boater Safety Training 9:30 11 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Applying for AF Jobs Class 9 11 a.m. A&FRC Surf Fishing Class 7 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Tides Football Frenzy Noon The Tides To publish events of base-wide interest in future issues, e-mail missileer@patrick.af.mil Bowling Center Thanksgiving Special $1 Games 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Karaoke 4:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut 3-Tank Advanced Open Water/Nitrox Dive Trip Outdoor Recreation Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sailing Class 12:30 2:30 p.m. Outdoor Recreation Soul Night, 10 p.m. 2 a.m. The Tides Thanksgiving Buffet 11:45 p.m., 12:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 3:45 p.m. The Tides Credit Reports Class 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. A&FRC Bowling Center Special $1 Games 11 a.m. closing Events Calendar Airman Financial Management Class 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. A&FRC Bowling Center Special $1 Games 11 a.m. closing

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November 6, 2009 Missileer 9 Jody Clor, PGA, above left, Manatee Cove Golf Course Manager, presents a trophy to Jim Hill, above right, who was crowned the 2009 Manatee Cove Golf Course Open Champion after firing a two-day total 165. In the ladies division, Hallie Dubia, below left, reclaimed her title, while Mike Connors (not pictured) shot a 2-day 157 to capture the Senior division gross title. In the Super Senior Division, Bucky Walters (not pictured) won the crown, the 4th consecutive year he has taken home the top honors. This 36-hole event was held Oct. 24-25 and was open to all active duty, retired military, DOD and NAF civilians, dependents, and contractors assigned to, or who provide support to Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Golf Champions Courtesy photos

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10 November 6, 2009 Missileer http://www.patrick.af.mil Chief’s Group Annual Golf Tournament The Space Coast Chief’s Group hosts its annual golf tournament noon, Friday, Nov. 13, at the Manatee Golf Course. The 18-hole scramble event begins with a shotgun start. Prizes will be given out throughout the tourna ment, including $10,000 for a hole in one on the 16th hole. Cost is $25 for E-1 through E-4, $40 for other mili tary or Department of Defense employees and $45 for non-DOD. Price includes green fees, lunch and two free beers or sodas from the beverage cart. For information contact Chief Master Sgt. Steve Revels at 4-4959, Senior Master Sgt. Dave Melton at 3242 or any chief in your chain of command. Kamalu Veterans Day Scramble The Manatee Cove Golf Club will be hosting its an nual Veterans Day Scramble Wednesday, Nov. 11. The tournament is a fun four-person select shot format with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Sign up as a foursome or as a single and we will pair you up. The entry fee includes Greens fee, cart, closest to the pin contests, refreshments after play. Cost is only $30 for annual pass holders, $33 for annual fee holders and $40 for all others. Sign up cutoff is Monday, no refunds after the cutoff date. For more information call the pro shop at 494-GOLF. Civ/Mil Tournament There will be a Civilian/Military Tournamant on Saturday, Nov. 21, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Call 494-GOLF for details.

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November 6, 2009 Missileer 11 The “Year of the Air Force Family” rang true on Halloween, as Staff Sgt. Nerissa Williams, left, with son Christopher, and Staff Sgt. Tamara Acfalle, with son Jaiden, pose with McGruff during the Harvest Festival at the South Base Chapel. Members of the 45th Security Forces Squadron conduct Pumpkin Patrol every year for kids trick-or-treating in base housing, providing parents with peace of mind their kids are protected by highly-trained SF personnel. Activities included numerous games, passing out candy, music, pumpkin carving and more. Trick or Treat Photo by Jennifer Macklin

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http://www.patrick.af.mil12 November 6, 2009 Missileer Missile, Space & Range Pioneers Fall Banquet The 2009 Missile, Space & Range Pioneers Fall Banquet will be held at the Tides (formally NCO Club) on Friday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. The featured speaker is Brig. Gen. Edward Bolton, Commander of the 45th Space Wing and Director of the Eastern Range. He will speak to us on a favorite sub ject – Space, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Contact the Pioneers Secretary, Frank Watkins, at 242-6932 for reservation details. Homestead Air Show The Wings Over Homestead Air Show is right around the corner and Homestead ARB has compiled a thrilling list of performers for its first air show in over 18 years. The free event is this Saturday and Sunday, get more details at www.wingsoverhomestead. com. Valiant Air Command Veteran’s Day Open House This weekend, there will be an Open House at the Valiant Air Command (VAC), located at 6600 Tico Road in Titusville. Admission is free for any military, active or retired, and all Brevard County residents, with ID. The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hot dogs and drinks will be available and parking is free. For more information call 268-1941, or visit the website at www.vacwarbirds.org. Wacky Tacky Casino Night The Tides Collocated Club will host a “Wacky Tacky” Casino Night on Tuesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. with games of chance starting at 6 p.m. No real currency will be used. Cost is only $10 for members and $12 for non-members, which includes $2,500 in “funny money.” There will be free snacks, live music and prizes. Cash bars and a bar food menu will be available. This is an adult-oriented event (must be at least 18 years of age to participate). For more information, call 494-4013. Holiday Fitness Challenge The Patrick AFB Fitness Center will hold a Holiday Fitness Challenge Thursday, Nov. 19 through Jan. 4, 2010. In the spirit of the holiday season, participants pick an ornament from the “Fitmas Tree.” The ornament will con tain a fitness challenge to complete. Completed challenges are verified by a member of the fit ness center staff, recorded in a log, and placed into a grand prize drawing. Registration is not required. For more information, call 494-4947. Commit to Quit! The PAFB Fitness Center will host a Great American Smokeout event Friday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Activities will include a 5K Turkey Trot at 11 a.m., food tasting, live music, games and helpful information designed to help those who wish to quit smoking. The event is in partnership with the fitness center "Turkey Trot" and HAWC's "Great American Smokeout." Annual Holiday Crafts Sale The Arts & Crafts Center is accepting reg istrations for the Annual Holiday Crafts Sale. The sale will be held at the golf course/ma rina complex on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 8:30 p.m., in conjunction with the 45th Space Wing Holiday Party. Each vendor is allowed two tables at no charge. Vendors must have base ac cess. For more information, call 494-4270. Keystone Club Youth Programs’ Keystone Club meets ev ery Tuesday, from 4:30 5:30 p.m. This teen leadership group is exclusively for teens ages 14 18. The club affords an excellent opportu nity for teens to make a difference within Youth Programs and the community. Youth of the Year candidates must be a member of the Keystone Club to be eligible for the program. For more information, call 4944747. Sailing Classes Outdoor Recreation offers sailing classes ev ery Saturday (except the second Saturday of each month), from 12:30 2 p.m. Cost is only $45 per person and registration is required. For more information and to register, call 4942042. Military Family Employment Advocacy Program The Brevard Workforce Development Board operates a broad spectrum of state and feder ally funded workforce development programs in Brevard County. The Military Family Employment Advocacy (MFEA) Program provides local workforce re sources and assistance to members of the base community who are seeking employment or transitioning to new careers. The MFEA Program works to support Pat rick AFB and local Florida National Guard and Reserve Units. Ms. Doris Homitz is the Air man & Family Readiness Center’s new Military Family Employment Advocate. She can assist those who need help finding a job, researching schools, or fine tuning their resumes. For more information and assistance, call 494-7469. “Heroes’ Tree” Project The Patrick AFB Library is participating in Purdue University’s, Military and Family Re search Institute “Heroes’ Tree” project. You can create a handmade ornament honoring a family member (can be active duty, a veteran or de ceased family member). There are templates available just bring your ornament, along with a brief story describ ing your hero, to the library and it will be dis played on the tree. For more information, call 494-6881. Patrick AFB Exchange Gas Station pumping up savings With the busy, and expensive, holiday shopping season just around the corner, Army & Air Force Exchange Service gas sta tions at Patrick AFB are helping to make sure that the fill up doesn’t empty the wallet. In addition to the five cents a gallon dis count that Military StarSM Card holders already enjoy every time they fuel up, steeper discounts are being offered three times before the new year. On Veterans Day, Nov. 11, military shop pers using their Military StarSM Card can take advantage of 11 cents off per gallon of fuel. From Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 as well as Dec. 28 – Jan. 1, the savings soar to 20 cents per gal lon for those purchasing with their Military StarSM Card. Exchange shoppers can learn more about the Military StarSM Card by visiting the Shoppette or BX in Main Store Bldg 1364 or logging on to www.aafes.com and clicking the Military StarSM Card icon.

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