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The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation hosted a festival on Feb. 10, 2018, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the lighthouse at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (U.S. Air Force by Airman Zoe Thacker) Cape Canaveral Lighthouse celebrates 150 years of history
The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation hosted a festival on Feb. 10, 2018, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the lighthouse at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The festival, celebrating the only fully operational lighthouse owned by the Air Force, included door prizes, food and beverages, a raffle, lighthouse tours and live musical
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Members from the Riverside Dining Facility celebrate outside of the RDF as they prepare for the Hennessy selection in 2018. The Best Never Rest
“The Best Never Rest” is not just the 45th Force Support Squadron’s motto, it’s the ticket to success in Air Force Food Service Operations.For the third consecutive year, the 45th Space Wing is a top contender for the Air Force’s prestigious John L. Hennessy Award for excellence in Air Force Food Service, and we plan on bringing the trophy here
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Two boosters from SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket approach Landing Zones 1 and 2, located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. on Feb. 6, 2018. The rocket, which lifted off from the historic launchpad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, is now the most powerful launch vehicle in operation anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zoe Thacker) Falcon Heavy successfully launches
On Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 3:45 PM ET, Falcon Heavy successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, with the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb) -- a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with
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2018
Airman Leadership School students teamed up with their leadership and other volunteers in a beach clean-up effort that took place at Patrick Air Force Base’s Beach House on Feb. 3, 2018. The ALS class banded together to boost morale amongst Patrick’s Airmen and the community, as well as to do a good deed for the Space Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Zoe Thacker) Patrick Airmen take to Space Coast shores for beach clean-up effort
Airmen from Patrick Air Force Base gathered at the base’s beach house on Feb. 3 in a clean-up effort of community beaches.The event, hosted by Patrick’s Airman Leadership School Class 18-2, provided an opportunity to any Airmen who were interested in volunteering.Senior Airman Dali Ramos, a client systems technician at the Air Force Technical
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On Jan. 31, 1958, Dr. John Meisenheimer gave the "go" for weather for the Explorer 1 mission as the Launch Weather Officer, launching America's first satellite into space. Sixty years later, Dr. Meisenheimer returned to the Cape for the 60th Anniversary Ceremony -- and to help launch GovSat-1 launch alongside Mr. Mike McAleenan. (U.S. Air Force photo Zoe Thacker) Launching With A Legacy -- Weather pioneer returns 60 years after historic mission
The year was 1958. The Soviet Union launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into orbit the year before, which meant the U.S. was now officially behind in the race for space.After suffering three humbling launch setbacks, the U.S. finally had an answer to Sputnik and that answer, nestled atop a Juno rocket, was Explorer I.The
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An Atlas V rocket carrying the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 4 satellite lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018. The SBIRS program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile-warning and infrared surveillance information to the president of the United States, the secretary of defense, combatant commanders, the intelligence community and other key decision makers. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Dalton Williams) It’s not Science Fiction – 45th Space Wing “Triad” enables space-based orbital-defense capability
On Jan. 18, the fourth piece in the Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, was successfully launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, completing the SBIRS 'constellation' – a network of satellites allowing unparalleled defense capability for the United States.Hundreds of hands, ranging from engineers, Airmen, generals, technicians,
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Colonel Gigi Simko, 45th Medical Group commander, was recognized
on Jan. 20 with the ACHE Distinguished Service Award. Col Gigi Simko Recognized with ACHE Distinguished Service Award
Colonel Gigi Simko earned the American College of Healthcare Executives Distinguished Service Award for her commitment to her profession and to progressing healthcare management excellence. The ACHE of Central Florida is the regional chapter of the ACHE, an organization of over 48,000 with a mission to advance its members and healthcare management
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An Atlas V rocket carrying the Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) GEO Flight 4 satellite lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018. The SBIRS program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile-warning and infrared surveillance information to the president of the United States, the secretary of defense, combatant commanders, the intelligence community and other key decision makers. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Dalton Williams) SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Successfully Launched
The Air Force successfully launched the fourth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Evolved Expendable launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 7:48 p.m. EST, Jan 19, 2018.“The successful launch of SBIRS GEO Flight-4 is the reward for
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Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, recognized and thanked 11 Project Emeritus volunteers for their dedication and service during a Commander’s Call on Dec. 15, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Volunteers recognized have accounted for more than 44,000 volunteer hours. By comparison, that is equivalent to 24.5 years of fulltime employment. For more information about Project Emeritus, click here. (Not all volunteers are pictured) (U.S. Air Force photo by Phil Sunkel) Project Emeritus volunteers recognized for 44,000 hours of service
Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, recognized and thanked 11 Project Emeritus volunteers for their dedication and service during a Commander’s Call on Dec. 15, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Volunteers recognized have accounted for more than 44,000 volunteer hours. By comparison, that is equivalent to 24.5 years of
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2017
Adjusted gate hours for Columbus Day weekend Adjusted gate hours for upcoming holidays
As the Christmas and New Year holidays approach, Patrick AFB will change entry gate operating hours consistent with previous federal holidays. These hours will maximize the number of our Defenders who can spend time with family and friends as they enjoy the festivities of the season.   -Close PAFB East Gate at 10 p.m. on Dec. 22, 2017, and re-open
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