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The Missileer

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The Missileer
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United States -- Florida -- Brevard -- Cape Canaveral -- Patrick Air Force Base
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"In the interest of personnel at the Air Force Missile Test Center, Patrick Air Force Base."
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Description based on: Vol. 3, no. 24 (July 15, 1952).

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Vol. 51 No. 45 Patrick Air Force Base/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. November 13, 2009


CFC, We're over
the top!
3


President John F.
Kennedy's visits
the Space Coast
8


Bikes for Tykes
program begins again

9


Threatening clouds may have moved the 27th Annual "Massing of the
Colors" Veterans Day ceremony inside to the Simpkins Auditorium at the
Cocoa Campus of Brevard Community College. but that didn't mean
spirits weren't lifted during the 75-minute service held Wednesday after-
noon before a packed house. Local leaders in attendance included (above,
left to right) Col. Philip Manning, vice commander, 920th Rescue Wing, Col.
Corinne Naughton, commander, 45th Medical Group, CAPT. James Kuzma,
commander, NOTU, Commander Ann Burkhardt, Chief Staff Officer, DEOMI,
Chief Master Sgt. John Nederhoed, AFTAC superintendent, Col. Lisa Ann
Onaga, AFTAC commander and Chief Master Sgt. Jose Guzman, DEOMI
superintendent. Also honored at the ceremony (in photo at right) were
members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, including Robert Griffin, left, and
Robert Hughes. The families of Army Staff Sgt. Chad Tucker of Titusville
and Sgt. Roberto Sanchez of Satellite Beach, who both died this year in the
line of duty, were also remembered just prior to the playing of Taps.


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Air Force Space Command:
delivering space and missile capabilities to
America and its warfighting commands


Year of the Air Force
Family


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


November 13, 2009


Vol. 51 No. 45





2 November 13, 2009 Missileer V14UI9OINTS


Need help? Programs in place to assist


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Missileer staff


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

I'm sure by now you are aware of
the tragic shootings at Fort Hood,
Texas.
First and foremost, our thoughts
and prayers go out to the Soldiers,
DoD civilians and their families in
this terrible, most trying time.
We in the military are one family,
and we take pride in caring for all
our members.
These are stressful times--stress
comes from many sources includ-
ing finances, health, and military
and personal matters at work and
at home.
It's very important to recognize
that people react and cope differ-
ently in stressful situations.
Last Friday, we came together
for Wingman Day in a commitment
to support and care for each other.
Please continue to show this com-
mitment daily by really getting to
know your Wingmen, other fellow
Airmen, coworkers, family mem-
bers and friends.
When we notice anyone who


seems the least bit troubled or
struggling to cope, please take time
to make sure they get help imme-
diately.
There are many programs in
place for Airmen to get the support
they need. Counseling and men-
tal health treatment are available
through a variety of programs and
offices on base. The Patrick Mental
Health Clinic is here for help deal-
ing with stress, deployments and
family difficulties. Getting help is
easier than it was years ago and
no longer carries the stigmas of the
past.
Remember we have several confi-
dential ways to help each other. One
is our Chaplaincy our Chaplains
are here for our spiritual services
and guidance as well as support


From


the


top


Tell them how much you appreciate them


By Maj. Chad Simpson
Commander,
45th Force Support Squadron

On 17 July 17, 2009, the Chief
of Staff of the Air Force designated
this as the Year of the Air Force
Family. I have been married for
just over 10 years and have five
wonderful children. I believe the
Air Force will do everything it can
to take care of my family, but am
I personally doing what I should
to show my appreciation for my
family?
I would encourage each of you to
ask this question of yourself. We all
have families who have contributed
to our Air Force career. Whether
it is your wife and kids, your boy-
friend, girlfriend or fiance, or your


Commander's Corner

mother or father figure, there is
someone who has been there to
encourage you and sacrifice so that
you could have a successful career.
When people are asked why they
joined the military there are always
a variety of answers. Some joined
for an education, for patriotism, or
to see the world. It may be that you
joined because you felt an obliga-
tion to protect the way of life that
your parents provided for you or for
a stable job with exceptional ben-
efits. However, ultimately I would
argue that most reasons come back
to family.
We work long hours, weekends,
and holidays. We pull our children


out of school and break our spous-
es' social networks for the next
assignment. We leave our families
to go half way around the world to
protect them. But when was the
last time that you hugged them and
said thank you for all they do and
sacrifice?
They move without us, they keep
dinner warm when we are late, and
cry when members of the media
talk about explosions in our Area
Of Responsibility. They are there for
each other, but most importantly
they are there for us. I cannot imag-
ine life without them and I don't say
thank you enough. Go home, kiss
your spouse, hug your kids, call
your mom or dad, but above all else
tell them how much you appreciate
all they do.


and counseling.
The Airman & Family Readiness
Center supports deployed members
and their families, and provides
access to an entire gamut of servic-
es. For those with financial difficul-
ties, the center provides financial
counseling, personal assessments
and referrals.
Also, the Employee Assistance
Program is designed to help our
DoD civilians, and Family Advocacy
is available to assist military mem-
bers and their families. Please use
them.
Another confidential resource is
the Military Family Life Consultant,
a licensed counselor who provides
non-medical, short-term problem-
solving services to help service
members and their families cope
with reactions to often adverse situ-
ations caused by deployments and
reintegration.
Counselors are available to meet
both on and off base, but not at
homes; call direct at 482-4970.
Again, please ensure we are out-
standing Wingmen every day and
keep the Soldiers and their families
in our thoughts and prayers.


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.









CFC,


H(WS


November 13, 2009 Missileer 3


We're over the top!


Photo by Jennifer Macklin
"Your generosity will touch so many people in need; I'm so proud to be
your commander," said Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr.


45th Space Wing
Public Affairs

Thanks to the over-
whelming generosity
of the people of the
45 Space Wing and
its Mission Partners,
we have exceeded our
goal of $190K.
As of this writing,
we have raised more
than $204,000 from
more than 1,200 indi-
vidual donators for
2010, and the num-
bers keep coming in.
Despite a sour
economy, a work-
force recovering
from months of ORI
preparations, and two
four-day workweeks


during the campaign,
installation members
dug deep and made a
significant difference
in the lives of a lot of
people.
"Well, I wish I could
say I'm surprised we
surpassed our goal,
but I'm not," said
Brig. Gen. Edward
L. Bolton, Jr., com-
mander, 45th Space
Wing. "As I said a few
weeks ago when this
campaign started,
I thought this year,
maybe more than any
in the recent past, our
employees will find a
way to help so many
of their co-workers,
friend and neighbors


who could really be
hurting. Well, it turns
out I was right, and
I could not be more
pleased," he said.
The CFC is one of
only two fund-rais-
ing efforts endorsed
by the U.S. Air Force.
There are literally
thousands of charities
from which to choose
from. One in four
federal employees, or
their dependents, will
benefit from the CFC
this year alone.
"Your generosity
will touch so many
people in need; I'm
so proud to be your
commander," said
Gen. Bolton.


-MILSTONES

2009 AFSPC

CE Awards
Air Force Outstanding
CE Unit Award (Small Base)
General Thomas D. White
Cultural Resources
Management Award
(Installation)
General Thomas D. White
Natural Resources
Conservation Award (Team)
Major General
Eugene A. Lupia Award (CGO) -
Capt. Jarrett Gafford,
45th CES/CEX, Flight Chief
General Thomas D. White Award
(Restoration Category) -
Ms. Regina D. Butler,
45th CES/CEA


Photo by Jennifer Macklin


Habitat for

Humanity

Master Sgt. Lisa Johnson, 45th
Medical Group, presents Brig. Gen.
Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander,
45th Space Wing, with the Habitat
for Humanity's "Heart & Hammer
Award" she accepted on the wing's
behalf Nov. 6. Each year Habitat rec-
ognizes an organization, business
and individual for outstanding ser-
vice. In addition, Sgt. Johnson was
presented the President's Volunteer
Service Award.. Over the past few
years, she has more than 300 hours
volunteering, and has also recruited
more than 500 volunteers from
Patrick AFB to participate in differ-
ent events held each year.





4 November 13, 2009 Missileer


Events Calendar


http://www.patrick.af.mil


Sunday
8


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


29
Sunday Brunch
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Tides
Football Frenzy
Noon
The Tides


U


Monday
9


16
Bo.I atr alr l\
Triainin.4
9 .0 11 .0 a i 1
Outdoor Re- Ieationl
Pre-Sepq r tiaiaionl
Briefin,'
9 10.30 0a il
A&FRC
FuLIdilne in Lals- of
ResLIIIIn- Class
1 -. p 111
A&FRC


23
Boae I Safety
Training
9: .0- 11 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Apply\ ing or
AF Jobs C lass
9- 11 a.m.
A&FRC
'-tolv TiinI

Libi al\


Tuesday
10


Wednesday
11


Thursday
12


Friday
13
Kid s Night Out
I. 11 p.m .
oLuth PIror *I- n
Lalin Night
10 p in 2 a.m
Thi Tides
i-ssil1-. Sp-t,:r- &
Rni-te Pioneers
Fall Banquet:
' p 111
The Tides


4


17
Almii.nr FinIn(i'al
jllan .elmlntll C la99
5 a 11 4 ''0 p in
A&FR (

Bo\.lihn,- Cenear
S pec ial
.41 i(-;a es
11 I I:losin,4


18
tressi-- DLIIurI the
Holidia- s Cl(-ass-
II 1 in I lloonl
A&FR(-
KAFFok'(

4 .,0- 7 .0 p 1
Shark Hut


19
Holi di \ Fitness-
C hallenl-e starts
Patriliti Fitnessr
C(-nlI Run- until
.Jan 4. 20 1 11

i\ onolan BBQEE
' S p 1in
Thel Tides


20
Tuirke- Trot '~,K Run
SI a 111
(CC- (AFS & Pat'k
Fitne-ss Centers

Texas Hold e-i
'-I 10 p inl
The Tides

-ulI Fi-.linS C la'ss-
'-, '- p in1
()uIdoorI Rer Ier-tion


.3 0 9 9


24
Credit Reports Cla-ss
11 a.m. 12.30 p n
A&FRC
Bowling
Center Spe,: ial
$1 Games
11 a.m. i:losin,.


25
Thainkq-i\'in,
Interlth.-
Fello\:.shlup S-er\ Ie
i a. 10 p In
South Palri-Itk C hapelI
Bo\l.lin Ce-nLer
ThanIlsi-i\ inl Spe- iial
si G(ntInr
11 a in 'i p I



Shailn Hut


26
Thanksoin-ine Builel
I1 14' p 1n .
12 pill .
1. 15 p il .
4. 4'- p in
Th. Tide-i


27
-.-Tank .Ad\ ian,:ed
)Op-n i Vater 'Niirox
Di\- Trip
O(ultdoorI Re -I'e-tionI


4 4 4 *


30
Boater Salelt\
Training
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation


DEC 1
Troops to T-ea lhers
Briefing
9 11-30 i- 1
A&FR(-

Families in the
Know Briefing
6:30 7:30 p.m.
A&FRC


2
Karaoke
4 -.0 7:30 p.m.
ShIailr Hut


3
Surf, Turf oi Burd
5 9 p.m.
Thi Tides


4
Texas HoldM n,
', 10 p in
Thi Tides


Saturday
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

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


28
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 n 2 a.m.
Thi Tid-ie


5
Surf Fishing Class
7 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Breakfast with Santa
8:30 a.m.
Youth Programs
Safe Boater Course
9:30 11:30 a.m.
Outdoor Recreation
Sailing Class
12:30 2:30 p.m.


i


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




November 13, 2009 Missileer 5


America Recycles Day

It All Comes Back To You! Come out and participate in
America Recycles Day inside the BX today and tomorrow
from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Learn about "Completing the Loop"
by recycling and buying recycled products. There will also
be a prize drawing. Bring an aluminum can and get an
entry for the drawing. No limit on number of entries. Many
prizes including beach towels, messenger bags and day
planners. If you have any questions please contact the base
Recycling/Solid Waste Manager at 494-9269.


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Fellowship of Christian Athletes
8701 Leeds Road
Kansas City, MO 64129-1680
1-800-289-0909 |FCA.org
Provided as a public service.
a CFC participant


E-Waste event

Looking for a safe and convenient way to dispose of those
old electronics? Items such as computers, radios, stereos,
batteries, and televisions, etc. will be disposed of properly
and recycled. The will take place in the BX parking lot from
10 a.m. 6 p.m. Saturday, November 14. Come out and
celebrate America Recycles Day at Patrick AFB. If you have
any questions please call the base Recycling/Solid Waste
Manager at 494-9269. Items we cannot accept are smoke
detectors, fluorescent lighting and hazardous waste.


www.boystown.arg BY T'N
A cFflrisis,- resourc a nd refe* rralnu berfortkidsoanl Hotsl.m




6 November 13, 2009 Missileer


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November 13, 2009 Missileer 7


Holiday Gift Drive for Brevard County Children


By 1st Lt. Karen L.
Hedenschoug
45th Medical Group

This holiday sea-
son, help bring a
smile to a young
child's face by donat-
ing to the Patrick AFB
holiday gift drive!
The Company
Grade Officer
Association has orga-
nized a base-wide gift
drive for children in
need within Brevard
County.
All proceeds will
go to the Children's
Home Society of
Florida (CHS), one
of Florida's oldest
private non-for-profit
organizations that


provides services to
children and families.
CHS offers an
exceptional collec-
tion of social services
that helps protect and
foster strength and
hope in children who
have endured abuse,
neglect or abandon-
ment.
Fundraising contin-
ues through Monday,
December 7. Avenues
of donating gifts
include: (1) "adopting"
a particular child and
purchasing gifts via
his/her specific wish
list; (2) donating items
into the collection
boxes for general dis-
tribution to children
in need.


If you would like
to donate items to a
specific child, contact
your unit POC for a
wish list.
Base organizations
participating in the
holiday drive include
the ones listed in the
chart at right.
For ideas on gifts
to donate, contact
your unit POC for a
list of gift wishes and
ideas.
Donated gifts
should be new
and unwrapped.
Collection boxes will
be positioned at
centralized locations
inside buildings of
participating
organizations.


Organization

MSG Staff
OG Staff
FSS

LCSS

OGV
5 SLS
OSS
1 ROPS
45 LCG Staff
45 SCS
Staff JA
MDG


WX


POC

Capt. Keith Vanderhoven
Capt. John Grieger
2Lt. Richard NcNell
2Lt. Megan Kahn
Capt. Amanda Zuber, Capt. Meredith Beg
2Lt. Anthony Ciamillo, 2Lt. Nicolle Ng
Capt. Jason Judge, 1Lt. Dario Plazas
Capt. Stasha Duck
Capt. Jonathon Noonan, 2Lt. Kelson Nisbett
Capt. Corey Trusty
Capt. Jeffrey Nunez
2Lt. Jessica Werling
Capt. Scott Van Schoyck
ADOS: Capt. Jennifer Lepper
MDOS: 1Lt. Karen Hedenschoug
MDSS: Capt. Chastity Howard
Capt. Greg Strong





8 November 13, 2009 Missileer


President Kennedy's three visits


By Mark C. Cleary
45th SW History Office

During his admin-
istration, President
John F. Kennedy vis-
ited Cape Canaveral
and (what would
become) the Kennedy
Space Center three
times.
His last visit,
on Nov. 16, 1963,
was less than a
week before his
tragic assassina-
tion in Dallas, Texas.
President Kennedy
was the nation's
leading champion in
our early rivalry with
the Soviet Union in
what became known
as 'the Space Race.'
His whirlwind tours
here in 1962 and
1963, however brief,
were highly sym-
bolic and significant
events.
The occasion for
President Kennedy's
first visit to the Cape
was the 'Welcome
Back' ceremony for
Astronaut John H.
Glenn, Jr. on Feb.
23, 1962. Lt. Colonel
Glenn had just com-
pleted America's
first manned orbital
space mission, and
the President and his
entourage participat-
ed in the festivities.
The President
also made a speech
at NASA's Manned
Spacecraft Center
for the host of dig-
nitaries, press,
and onlookers who


attended the event.
His second visit on
Sept. 11, 1962 was
part of an elaborate
two-day-long tour of
America's major space
centers. The President
and his immediate
party arrived by jet at
the Cape's Skid Strip
around 2:30 p.m.,
shortly after a tour
of Redstone Arsenal
and the Marshall
Spaceflight Center
in Huntsville, Ala.,
earlier in the day.
The group included
Vice President Lyndon
B. Johnson, Defense
Secretary Robert S.
McNamara, NASA
Administrator James
E. Webb, Budget
Director David E.
Bell, and members of
the Senate and House
Space Committees.
The White House
Press Corps was also
out in force.
The President's
group passed launch
stands along 'Missile
Row' at the Cape
during the tour.
At Complex 14,
Astronaut Walter
M. "Wally" Schirra
briefed the President
on Schirra's upcom-
ing Mercury-Atlas
space flight.
The President
viewed a Titan II
missile on its launch
pad, and he received
a briefing on the Air
Force's new Titan IIIC
space launch vehicle
program.
Dr. Rocco A.


Courtesy Photo
President John F. Kennedy's second visit on Sept. 11, 1962 was part of an elaborate
two-day-long tour of America's major space centers. The group included Vice President Lyndon
B. Johnson, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, NASA Administrator James E. Webb, Budget
Director David E. Bell, and members of the Senate and House Space Committees.


Petrone, NASA's
Project Coordinator,
briefed NASA's Saturn
C-1 program as the
group stood near the
310-foot-tall Saturn
service structure.
At Hangar "S,"
Astronaut Gordon
Cooper briefed Project
Mercury, and he
discussed the space
capsule's features
with the President.
After speaking briefly
to Air Force Missile


Test Center employees
and newsmen, Mr.
Kennedy continued on
his way to Houston,
Texas, the same day.
President Kennedy's
final visit came on
Nov. 16, 1963, and
gave the former naval
officer and World War
II combat veteran a
chance to witness a
Polaris missile launch
at sea.
Standing on the
deck of the Launch


Area Support Ship
(LASS) Observation
Island 32 miles off
the Florida coast, the
President saw the
missile break the sur-
face of the water less
than a mile away.
The President had
flown up to the Cape
from his winter
home in Palm Beach,
Florida, earlier in the
day.
In addition to
the Polaris launch,


he received Saturn
program briefings
from Dr. Wernher von
Braun and George E.
Meuller.
He also flew over
Merritt Island's
sprawling complex
in a helicopter on
his way out to the
Observation Island.
The Polaris launch
was the last event
of the day. In Mr.
Kennedy's words, "it
was wonderful."


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SHistory Highlights




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Bikes


for Tykes

Tech. Sgt. Marcel Brown, left, and Senior
Airman Nathan Aguilera, both members of
The PAFB Fire Department, need your help.
The department is once again repairing
bicycles for children and the homeless
during the holidays. The program was halted
last year due to the loss of equipment and
parts in the floods of Tropical Storm Fay. The
program began in 1991 and the department
has donated more 2,500 bicycle. They are
seeking donated repairable bikes, bike parts
or donations to get this program back on its
feet. For more information, contact Rita Ables
494-6805, Tech Sgt. Jeff Rueben 4949-7642 or
Rob Norris 494-7642.


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November 13, 2009 Missileer 11


Back to School

Tech Sgt. Eric Brown, 45th Space Wing
Communications Squadron, stands at
attention during the playing of all five service
songs while taking part in a
"Veterans Day Celebration" held
at Sea Park Elementary School on
South Patrick Drive Monday morning.
Sgt. Brown was one of 15 45th Space Wing
Airmen to spend time at the local school.
"Sea Park Elementary School would like to
extend their gratitude to all the Patrick Airmen
who volunteered their time at the recent
Veteran's Day Celebration. They shared their
personal stories in classrooms and there was
a special student program honoring those who
serve. The Airmen provided an invaluable
experience for all students,"
said Ms. Melissa Morley Tamburo,
event organizer.




12 November 13, 2009 Missileer


BRIEFS


Missile, Space & Range Pioneers
Fall Banquet
The 2009 Missile, Space & Range Pioneers
Fall Banquet will be held at the Tides (formally
NCO Club) tonight 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 subject Space,
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Contact the
Pioneers Secretary, Frank Watkins, at 242-6932
for reservation details.

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 holi-
day season, participants pick an ornament from
the "Fitmas Tree." The ornament will contain a
fitness challenge to complete.
Completed challenges are verified by a mem-
ber of the fitness center staff, recorded in a
log, and placed into a grand prize drawing.
Registration is not required. For more informa-
tion, 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 fit-
ness center "Turkey Trot" and HAWC's "Great
American Smokeout."

Are you thankful for
America's freedoms?
Are you thankful for the freedom of religion?
The base chapel is hosting a "Thanksgiving
Interfaith Fellowship Service" on Wednesday,
Nov. 25, to celebrate our freedom of religion
that fosters national unity in the midst of our
religious diversity.
The service location is South Patrick Chapel.
Start time is 6:30 p.m. with a pie-social follow-
ing around 7:30 p.m. Yes, pie social.
This service is designed to enlarge our
understanding and appreciation of American
freedoms and the religions afforded by it. Mark
your calendars now!


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: SIGN UP TODAY
NOTE: For more information on HAP, please
refer to US Army Corps of Engineers web-
site: http://hap.usace.army.mil/


Airman & Family
Readiness Center
The Airman & Family Readiness Center has
a few upcoming classes and events in December
that many will find invaluable:
Troops to Teachers Briefing
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 9 11:30 a.m.;
Families in the Know Briefing
Tuesday, Dec. 1, 6:30 7:30 p.m.;
Pre-Separation Briefing
Monday, Dec. 7, 9 10:30 a.m.;
Fundamentals of Resumes Class
Monday, Dec. 7, 1 3 p.m.;
Airman Financial Management Class
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.;
Cookie Drop for Dorm Residents
Tuesday, Dec. 8, 7 a.m. noon;
Applying for AF Jobs Class
Thursday, Dec. 10, 9 11 a.m.;
Sponsorship Training
Thursday, Dec. 10, 10 11 a.m.;
Bundles for BabieslNewborn Care Class
Thursday, Dec. 10, 6 8 p.m.;
Newcomer's Orientation Briefing
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7:30 a.m. noon;
Dinner for Families of Deployed
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 6 7 p.m.;


Heart Link Class
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 9 a.m. 2 p.m.;
How to Become a Millionaire Class
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
For more details and to sign up, call 494-5676.

Bowling Center Specials
The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will fea-
ture the following specials in December: Family
Day every Sunday, 1 6 p.m., bowl for just
$1.25 per game, plus $1.50 shoe rental; Out of
School Holiday Special December 22 23,
29 31, $1 games and $1.50 shoe rental dur-
ing open bowling; Glow in the Dark Holiday
Break Special all games are just $2 on De-
cember 26 and January 2, 7 11 p.m. For more
information, call 494-2958.

Breakfast with Santa
Bring your child to Youth Programs on
Saturday, Dec. 5 from 8:30 11:30 a.m., for a
nice breakfast and a chance to sit on Santa's
lap. Santa will arrive at 9 a.m. and depart at
11 a.m. This free event is for all ages.
Please call by COB Thursday, Dec. 3 to sign
up for one of the following breakfast times: 8:30
- 9:25 a.m., 9:30 10:25 a.m., or 10:30 11:30
a.m. Don't forget to bring your camera! For
more information, call 494-4747.

Holiday Crafts Sale
The Holiday Crafts Sale will be held on
Saturday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 8:30 p.m.
The sale will be held in conjunction with the
45th Space Wing Holiday Party and will be lo-
cated at the golf course/marina complex.
Each vendor is allowed two tables. If you
need electricity, please state so when you sign
up. Sign up required NLT Thursday, Dec. 3.
For details and to sign up, call the Arts & Crafts
Center at 494-4270.

Unlicensed Child Care
in Base Quarters
Anyone who lives in base housing and
provides child care for more than 10 hours a
week must be licensed through the Family Child
Care (FCC) Program. Unlicensed child care pro-
viders are subject to administrative action.
For more information, call the FCC Office at
494-8381.


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Affiliated Child Care Program
Are you living off-base and interested in
becoming an Affiliated Provider? An Affiliated
Provider is someone who cares for children (ages
two weeks through 12 years) in their home off-
base. At least one of the children cared for must
be a dependent of an active duty military member
or a retired military member, live off base within
a 20 mile radius of Patrick AFB, and be at least
18 years of age with a high school diploma.
To be affiliated with the Patrick AFB FCC Pro-
gram, you must be certified or registered with
the Department of Environmental Health Ser-
vices. However, if you live in leased homes at
Pelican Coast, you are not required to register
with them. For more information, call the Family
Child Care Office at 494-8381.

Auto Hobby Shop
December Special
For just the cost of a stall fee, the Auto Hobby
Shop will perform a safety check on your ve-
hicle during the month of December. Check in-
cludes tires, lights, wipers, brakes, and fluids.


-BRIFS
For more information, call 494-2537.


Tops in Blue Mission Audition
Tops in Blue, the premiere entertainment
showcase of the U.S. Air Force, is looking for
singers, dancers, comedians, dramatists, in-
strumentalists and magicians. They also need
support staff like audio and lighting technicians,
drivers and videographers. Top applicants will
be selected to compete at the Mission Audition
2010 Worldwide Talent Competition, Jan. 17 -
25, 2010.
The program is open to AF active duty, Guard
and Reserve personnel. For more information,
visit topsinblue.com or call 210-652-6566 or
DSN 487-6566.

Homework Assistance
Youth Programs offers Power Hour, Monday
through Friday from 2:30 4:30 p.m. This pro-
gram affords children a great opportunity to fo-
cus on homework, get one-on-one assistance, or
sign up for a 30-minute session of individual
attention. For more information, call 494-4747.


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November 13, 2009 Vol. 51 No. 45 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, We’re over the top! Bikes for Tykes program begins again9 President John F. Kennedy’s visits the Space Coast8 3 M a s s i n g o f t h e C o l o r s Massing of the Colors Photos by Chris CalkinsThreatening clouds may have moved the 27th Annual “Massing of the Colors” Veterans Day ceremony inside to the Simpkins Auditorium at the Cocoa Campus of Brevard Community College, but that didn’t mean spirits weren’t lifted during the 75-minute service held Wednesday afternoon before a packed house. Local leaders in attendance included (above, left to right) Col. Philip Manning, vice commander, 920th Rescue Wing, Col. Corinne Naughton, commander, 45th Medical Group, CAPT. James Kuzma, commander, NOTU, Commander Ann Burkhardt, Chief Staff Officer, DEOMI, Chief Master Sgt. John Nederhoed, AFTAC superintendent, Col. Lisa Ann Onaga, AFTAC commander and Chief Master Sgt. Jose Guzman, DEOMI superintendent. Also honored at the ceremony (in photo at right) were members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen, including Robert Griffin, left, and Robert Hughes. The families of Army Staff Sgt. Chad Tucker of Titusville and Sgt. Roberto Sanchez of Satellite Beach, who both died this year in the line of duty, were also remembered just prior to the playing of Taps.

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http://www.patrick.af.mil2 November 13, 2009 Missileer Missileer staffBrig. 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 PhotographersPublished by Cape Publications, Inc., a private firm in no way connected with the Air Force, under exclusive written contract with the 45th Space Wing, Patrick AFB, Fla. This civilian enterprise Air Force newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. military services. Contents of the Missileer are not necessarily official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. government, the DoD or the Department of the Air Force. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the DoD, the Department of the Air Force or Cape Publications, Inc., of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Office. All photographs are Air Force photographs unless otherwise indicated. Cape Publications Advertising Department P.O. Box 419000 Melbourne, FL 32941-9000 Retail: (321) 242-3808 National: (321) 242-3803 Classified: (321) 259-5555 Missileer 1201 Edward H. White II St. Building 423, Room C-130 Patrick AFB, FL 32925 (321)494-5922 christopher.calkins@patrick.af.mil PAFB Info Line 494-4636 Submission deadline is 2 p.m. the Friday before publication. Commander’s CornerBy Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. Commander, 45th Space Wing I'm sure by now you are aware of the tragic shootings at Fort Hood, Texas. First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Soldiers, DoD civilians and their families in this terrible, most trying time. We in the military are one family, and we take pride in caring for all our members. These are stressful times--stress comes from many sources including finances, health, and military and personal matters at work and at home. It's very important to recognize that people react and cope differently in stressful situations. Last Friday, we came together for Wingman Day in a commitment to support and care for each other. Please continue to show this commitment daily by really getting to know your Wingmen, other fellow Airmen, coworkers, family members and friends. When we notice anyone who seems the least bit troubled or struggling to cope, please take time to make sure they get help immediately. There are many programs in place for Airmen to get the support they need. Counseling and mental health treatment are available through a variety of programs and offices on base. The Patrick Mental Health Clinic is here for help dealing with stress, deployments and family difficulties. Getting help is easier than it was years ago and no longer carries the stigmas of the past. Remember we have several confidential ways to help each other. One is our Chaplaincy – our Chaplains are here for our spiritual services and guidance as well as support and counseling. The Airman & Family Readiness Center supports deployed members and their families, and provides access to an entire gamut of services. For those with financial difficulties, the center provides financial counseling, personal assessments and referrals. Also, the Employee Assistance Program is designed to help our DoD civilians, and Family Advocacy is available to assist military members and their families. Please use them. Another confidential resource is the Military Family Life Consultant, a licensed counselor who provides non-medical, short-term problemsolving services to help service members and their families cope with reactions to often adverse situations caused by deployments and reintegration. Counselors are available to meet both on and off base, but not at homes; call direct at 482-4970. Again, please ensure we are outstanding Wingmen every day and keep the Soldiers and their families in our thoughts and prayers. By Maj. Chad Simpson Commander, 45th Force Support Squadron On 17 July 17, 2009, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force designated this as the Year of the Air Force Family. I have been married for just over 10 years and have five wonderful children. I believe the Air Force will do everything it can to take care of my family, but am I personally doing what I should to show my appreciation for my family? I would encourage each of you to ask this question of yourself. We all have families who have contributed to our Air Force career. Whether it is your wife and kids, your boyfriend, girlfriend or fiancé, or your mother or father figure, there is someone who has been there to encourage you and sacrifice so that you could have a successful career. When people are asked why they joined the military there are always a variety of answers. Some joined for an education, for patriotism, or to see the world. It may be that you joined because you felt an obligation to protect the way of life that your parents provided for you or for a stable job with exceptional benefits. However, ultimately I would argue that most reasons come back to family. We work long hours, weekends, and holidays. We pull our children out of school and break our spouses’ social networks for the next assignment. We leave our families to go half way around the world to protect them. But when was the last time that you hugged them and said thank you for all they do and sacrifice? They move without us, they keep dinner warm when we are late, and cry when members of the media talk about explosions in our Area Of Responsibility. They are there for each other, but most importantly they are there for us. I cannot imagine life without them and I don’t say thank you enough. Go home, kiss your spouse, hug your kids, call your mom or dad, but above all else tell them how much you appreciate all they do. Tell them how much you appreciate them Need help? Programs in place to assist From the top

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November 13, 2009 Missileer 3 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the people of the 45 Space Wing and its Mission Partners, we have exceeded our goal of $190K. As of this writing, we have raised more than $204,000 from more than 1,200 individual donators for 2010, and the numbers keep coming in. Despite a sour economy, a workforce recovering from months of ORI preparations, and two four-day workweeks during the campaign, installation members dug deep and made a significant difference in the lives of a lot of people. “Well, I wish I could say I’m surprised we surpassed our goal, but I’m not,” said Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander, 45th Space Wing. “As I said a few weeks ago when this campaign started, I thought this year, maybe more than any in the recent past, our employees will find a way to help so many of their co-workers, friend and neighbors who could really be hurting. Well, it turns out I was right, and I could not be more pleased,” he said. The CFC is one of only two fund-raising efforts endorsed by the U.S. Air Force. There are literally thousands of charities from which to choose from. One in four federal employees, or their dependents, will benefit from the CFC this year alone. “Your generosity will touch so many people in need; I’m so proud to be your commander,” said Gen. Bolton. CFC, We’re over the top!Photo by Jennifer Macklin“Your generosity will touch so many people in need; I’m so proud to be your commander,” said Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr. 2009 AFSPC CE AwardsAir Force Outstanding CE Unit Award (Small Base) General Thomas D. White Cultural Resources Management Award (Installation) General Thomas D. White Natural Resources Conservation Award (Team) Major General Eugene A. Lupia Award (CGO) Capt. Jarrett Gafford, 45th CES/CEX, Flight Chief General Thomas D. White Award (Restoration Category) Ms. Regina D. Butler, 45th CES/CEAHabitat for Humanity Master Sgt. Lisa Johnson, 45th Medical Group, presents Brig. Gen. Edward L. Bolton, Jr., commander, 45th Space Wing, with the Habitat for Humanity’s “Heart & Hammer Award” she accepted on the wing’s behalf Nov. 6. Each year Habitat recognizes an organization, business and individual for outstanding service. In addition, Sgt. Johnson was presented the President’s Volunteer Service Award.. Over the past few years, she has more than 300 hours volunteering, and has also recruited more than 500 volunteers from Patrick AFB to participate in different events held each year. Photo by Jennifer Macklin

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http://www.patrick.af.mil4 November 13, 2009 Missileer 8 910111213 14 15 16 1718192021 22 232425262728 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 29 30DEC 1 2345Civ/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 Airman Financial Management Class 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m. A&FRC Bowling Center Special $1 Games 11 a.m. closing 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 Soul Night, 10 p.m. 2 a.m. The Tides 3-Tank Advanced Open Water/Nitrox Dive Trip Outdoor Recreation Thanksgiving Buffet 11:45 p.m., 12:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 3:45 p.m. The Tides “Thanksgiving Interfaith Fellowship Service” 6:30 p.m. South Patrick Chapel Bowling Center Thanksgiving Special $1 Games 11 a.m. 5 p.m. Karaoke 4:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Boater Safety Training 9:30 11 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Applying for AF Jobs Class 9 11 a.m. A&FRC Story Time 10 a.m. Library 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 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 Boater Safety Training 9:30 11:30 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.milKaraoke 4:30 7:30 p.m. Shark Hut Texas Hold’em, 5 10 p.m. The Tides Surf Fishing Class 7 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Breakfast with Santa 8:30 a.m. Youth Programs Safe Boater Course 9:30 11:30 a.m. Outdoor Recreation Sailing Class 12:30 2:30 p.m. Surf, Turf or Bird 5 8 p.m. The Tides Troops to Teachers Briefing 9 11:30 a.m. A&FRC Families in the Know Briefing 6:30 7:30 p.m. A&FRC Events CalendarCredit Reports Class 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. A&FRC Bowling Center Special $1 Games 11 a.m. closing

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November 13, 2009 Missileer 5America Recycles DayIt All Comes Back To You! Come out and participate in America Recycles Day inside the BX today and tomorrow from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Learn about “Completing the Loop” by recycling and buying recycled products. There will also be a prize drawing. Bring an aluminum can and get an entry for the drawing. No limit on number of entries. Many prizes including beach towels, messenger bags and day planners. If you have any questions please contact the base Recycling/Solid Waste Manager at 494-9269. E-Waste eventLooking for a safe and convenient way to dispose of those old electronics? Items such as computers, radios, stereos, batteries, and televisions, etc. will be disposed of properly and recycled. The will take place in the BX parking lot from 10 a.m. 6 p.m. Saturday, November 14. Come out and celebrate America Recycles Day at Patrick AFB. If you have any questions please call the base Recycling/Solid Waste Manager at 494-9269. Items we cannot accept are smoke detectors, fluorescent lighting and hazardous waste. Provided as a public service. a CFC participantFellowship of Christian Athletes 8701 Leeds Road Kansas City, MO 64129-1680 1-800-289-0909 |FCA.org

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November 13, 2009 Missileer 7By 1st Lt. Karen L. Hedenschoug 45th Medical Group This holiday season, help bring a smile to a young child’s face by donating to the Patrick AFB holiday gift drive! The Company Grade Officer Association has organized a base-wide gift drive for children in need within Brevard County. All proceeds will go to the Children’s Home Society of Florida (CHS), one of Florida’s oldest private non-for-profit organizations that provides services to children and families. CHS offers an exceptional collection of social services that helps protect and foster strength and hope in children who have endured abuse, neglect or abandonment. Fundraising continues through Monday, December 7. Avenues of donating gifts include: (1) “adopting” a particular child and purchasing gifts via his/her specific wish list; (2) donating items into the collection boxes for general distribution to children in need. If you would like to donate items to a specific child, contact your unit POC for a wish list. Base organizations participating in the holiday drive include the ones listed in the chart at right. For ideas on gifts to donate, contact your unit POC for a list of gift wishes and ideas. Donated gifts should be new and unwrapped. Collection boxes will be positioned at centralized locations inside buildings of participating organizations.Holiday Gift Drive for Brevard County ChildrenOrganization POCMSG Staff Capt. Keith Vanderhoven OG Staff Capt. John Grieger FSS 2Lt. Richard NcNell 2Lt. Megan Kahn LCSS Capt. Amanda Zuber, Capt. Meredith Beg 2Lt. Anthony Ciamillo, 2Lt. Nicolle Ng OGV Capt. Jason Judge, 1Lt. Dario Plazas 5 SLS Capt. Stasha Duck OSS Capt. Jonathon Noonan, 2Lt. Kelson Nisbett 1 ROPS Capt. Corey Trusty 45 LCG Staff Capt. Jeffrey Nunez 45 SCS 2Lt. Jessica Werling Staff JA Capt. Scott Van Schoyck MDG ADOS: Capt. Jennifer Lepper MDOS: 1Lt. Karen Hedenschoug MDSS: Capt. Chastity Howard WX Capt. Greg Strong

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http://www.patrick.af.mil8 November 13, 2009 MissileerBy Mark C. Cleary 45th SW History Office During his administration, President John F. Kennedy visited Cape Canaveral and (what would become) the Kennedy Space Center three times. His last visit, on Nov. 16, 1963, was less than a week before his tragic assassination in Dallas, Texas. President Kennedy was the nation’s leading champion in our early rivalry with the Soviet Union in what became known as ‘the Space Race.’ His whirlwind tours here in 1962 and 1963, however brief, were highly symbolic and significant events. The occasion for President Kennedy’s first visit to the Cape was the ‘Welcome Back’ ceremony for Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. on Feb. 23, 1962. Lt. Colonel Glenn had just completed America’s first manned orbital space mission, and the President and his entourage participated in the festivities. The President also made a speech at NASA’s Manned Spacecraft Center for the host of dignitaries, press, and onlookers who attended the event. His second visit on Sept. 11, 1962 was part of an elaborate two-day-long tour of America’s major space centers. The President and his immediate party arrived by jet at the Cape’s Skid Strip around 2:30 p.m., shortly after a tour of Redstone Arsenal and the Marshall Spaceflight Center in Huntsville, Ala., earlier in the day. The group included Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, NASA Administrator James E. Webb, Budget Director David E. Bell, and members of the Senate and House Space Committees. The White House Press Corps was also out in force. The President’s group passed launch stands along ‘Missile Row’ at the Cape during the tour. At Complex 14, Astronaut Walter M. “Wally” Schirra briefed the President on Schirra’s upcoming Mercury-Atlas space flight. The President viewed a Titan II missile on its launch pad, and he received a briefing on the Air Force’s new Titan IIIC space launch vehicle program. Dr. Rocco A. History HighlightsPresident Kennedy’s three visitsPetrone, NASA’s Project Coordinator, briefed NASA’s Saturn C-1 program as the group stood near the 310-foot-tall Saturn service structure. At Hangar “S,” Astronaut Gordon Cooper briefed Project Mercury, and he discussed the space capsule’s features with the President. After speaking briefly to Air Force Missile Test Center employees and newsmen, Mr. Kennedy continued on his way to Houston, Texas, the same day. President Kennedy’s final visit came on Nov. 16, 1963, and gave the former naval officer and World War II combat veteran a chance to witness a Polaris missile launch at sea. Standing on the deck of the Launch Area Support Ship (LASS) Observation Island 32 miles off the Florida coast, the President saw the missile break the surface of the water less than a mile away. The President had flown up to the Cape from his winter home in Palm Beach, Florida, earlier in the day. In addition to the Polaris launch, he received Saturn program briefings from Dr. Wernher von Braun and George E. Meuller. He also flew over Merritt Island’s sprawling complex in a helicopter on his way out to the Observation Island. The Polaris launch was the last event of the day. In Mr. Kennedy’s words, “it was wonderful.” President John F. Kennedy’s second visit on Sept. 11, 1962 was part of an elaborate two-day-long tour of America’s major space centers. The group included Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara, NASA Administrator James E. Webb, Budget Director David E. Bell, and members of the Senate and House Space Committees. Courtesy Photo

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November 13, 2009 Missileer 9 Bikes for TykesTech. Sgt. Marcel Brown, left, and Senior Airman Nathan Aguilera, both members of The PAFB Fire Department, need your help. The department is once again repairing bicycles for children and the homeless during the holidays. The program was halted last year due to the loss of equipment and parts in the floods of Tropical Storm Fay. The program began in 1991 and the department has donated more 2,500 bicycle. They are seeking donated repairable bikes, bike parts or donations to get this program back on its feet. For more information, contact Rita Ables 494-6805, Tech Sgt. Jeff Rueben 4949-7642 or Rob Norris 494-7642. Photo by Jennifer Macklin

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November 13, 2009 Missileer 11 Back to School Tech Sgt. Eric Brown, 45th Space Wing Communications Squadron, stands at attention during the playing of all five service songs while taking part in a “Veterans Day Celebration” held at Sea Park Elementary School on South Patrick Drive Monday morning. Sgt. Brown was one of 15 45th Space Wing Airmen to spend time at the local school. “Sea Park Elementary School would like to extend their gratitude to all the Patrick Airmen who volunteered their time at the recent Veteran's Day Celebration. They shared their personal stories in classrooms and there was a special student program honoring those who serve. The Airmen provided an invaluable experience for all students,” said Ms. Melissa Morley Tamburo, event organizer. Photo by Jennifer Macklin

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http://www.patrick.af.mil 12 November 13, 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) tonight 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 subject – Space, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Contact the Pioneers Secretary, Frank Watkins, at 242-6932 for reservation details.Holiday Fitness ChallengeThe 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 contain a fitness challenge to complete. Completed challenges are verified by a member of the fitness 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."Are you thankful for America’s freedoms? Are you thankful for the freedom of religion? The base chapel is hosting a “Thanksgiving Interfaith Fellowship Service” on Wednesday, Nov. 25, to celebrate our freedom of religion that fosters national unity in the midst of our religious diversity. The service location is South Patrick Chapel. Start time is 6:30 p.m. with a pie-social following around 7:30 p.m. Yes, pie social. This service is designed to enlarge our understanding and appreciation of American freedoms and the religions afforded by it. Mark your calendars now! Airman & Family Readiness Center The Airman & Family Readiness Center has a few upcoming classes and events in December that many will find invaluable: Troops to Teachers Briefing Tuesday, Dec. 1, 9 11:30 a.m.; Families in the Know Briefing Tuesday, Dec. 1, 6:30 7:30 p.m.; Pre-Separation Briefing Monday, Dec. 7, 9 10:30 a.m.; Fundamentals of Resumes Class Monday, Dec. 7, 1 3 p.m.; Airman Financial Management Class Tuesday, Dec. 8, 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.; Cookie Drop for Dorm Residents Tuesday, Dec. 8, 7 a.m. noon; Applying for AF Jobs Class Thursday, Dec. 10, 9 11 a.m.; Sponsorship Training Thursday, Dec. 10, 10 11 a.m.; Bundles for Babies/Newborn Care Class Thursday, Dec. 10, 6 8 p.m.; Newcomer’s Orientation Briefing Tuesday, Dec. 15, 7:30 a.m. noon; Dinner for Families of Deployed Tuesday, Dec. 15, 6 7 p.m.; Heart Link Class Wednesday, Dec. 16, 9 a.m. 2 p.m.; How to Become a Millionaire Class Wednesday, Dec. 16, 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. For more details and to sign up, call 494-5676.Bowling Center Specials The Rocket Lanes Bowling Center will feature the following specials in December: Family Day every Sunday, 1 6 p.m., bowl for just $1.25 per game, plus $1.50 shoe rental; Out of School Holiday Special December 22 23, 29 31, $1 games and $1.50 shoe rental during open bowling; Glow in the Dark Holiday Break Special all games are just $2 on December 26 and January 2, 7 11 p.m. For more information, call 494-2958. Breakfast with SantaBring your child to Youth Programs on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 8:30 11:30 a.m., for a nice breakfast and a chance to sit on Santa’s lap. Santa will arrive at 9 a.m. and depart at 11 a.m. This free event is for all ages. Please call by COB Thursday, Dec. 3 to sign up for one of the following breakfast times: 8:30 9:25 a.m., 9:30 10:25 a.m., or 10:30 11:30 a.m. Don’t forget to bring your camera! For more information, call 494-4747. Holiday Crafts SaleThe Holiday Crafts Sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 4:30 8:30 p.m. The sale will be held in conjunction with the 45th Space Wing Holiday Party and will be located at the golf course/marina complex. Each vendor is allowed two tables. If you need electricity, please state so when you sign up. Sign up required NLT Thursday, Dec. 3. For details and to sign up, call the Arts & Crafts Center at 494-4270. Unlicensed Child Care in Base QuartersAnyone who lives in base housing and provides child care for more than 10 hours a week must be licensed through the Family Child Care (FCC) Program. Unlicensed child care providers are subject to administrative action. For more information, call the FCC Office at 494-8381. DoD Homeowners Assistance ProgramYou 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: SIGN UP TODAY NOTE: For more information on HAP, please refer to US Army Corps of Engineers website: http://hap.usace.army.mil/

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November 13, 2009 Missileer 13 Af liated Child Care ProgramAre you living off-base and interested in becoming an Affiliated Provider? An Affiliated Provider is someone who cares for children (ages two weeks through 12 years) in their home offbase. At least one of the children cared for must be a dependent of an active duty military member or a retired military member, live off base within a 20 mile radius of Patrick AFB, and be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma. To be affiliated with the Patrick AFB FCC Program, you must be certified or registered with the Department of Environmental Health Services. However, if you live in leased homes at Pelican Coast, you are not required to register with them. For more information, call the Family Child Care Office at 494-8381. Auto Hobby Shop December SpecialFor just the cost of a stall fee, the Auto Hobby Shop will perform a safety check on your vehicle during the month of December. Check includes tires, lights, wipers, brakes, and fluids. For more information, call 494-2537.Tops in Blue Mission AuditionTops in Blue, the premiere entertainment showcase of the U.S. Air Force, is looking for singers, dancers, comedians, dramatists, instrumentalists and magicians. They also need support staff like audio and lighting technicians, drivers and videographers. Top applicants will be selected to compete at the Mission Audition 2010 Worldwide Talent Competition, Jan. 17 25, 2010. The program is open to AF active duty, Guard and Reserve personnel. For more information, visit topsinblue.com or call 210-652-6566 or DSN 487-6566. Homework AssistanceYouth Programs offers Power Hour, Monday through Friday from 2:30 4:30 p.m. This program affords children a great opportunity to focus on homework, get one-on-one assistance, or sign up for a 30-minute session of individual attention. For more information, call 494-4747.

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