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The 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the WGS-9 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at 8:18 p.m. ET March 18, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The Air Force has been breaking barriers since 1947 and the successful WGS-9 launch marks an important occasion for the Wideband constellation as it is a major milestone in a 20-year multilateral partnership. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance) 45th Space Wing enables nation's space mission
Space launches may soon be an almost weekly sight on Florida's Space Coast. As the need for space lift grows globally, partnerships between the Air Force, other government agencies and the commercial space industry are enhancing the 45th Space Wing's vision of remaining the world's premier gateway to space.
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U.S. Air Force Graphic/James Rainier Adjusted gate hours for Memorial Day
As Memorial Day approaches, Patrick Air Force Base will change entry gate operating hours consistent with the direction for previous federal holidays.  This change maximizes the number of defenders who can spend time with family and friends.  Patrick Air Force Base's East Gate will change operating hours beginning the evening of Thursday, May 25,
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Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, describes launch operations to a space enthusiast during the 2017 Cape Family Day April 29, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The 45th Space Wing and the Naval Ordnance Test United hosted Cape Family Day to showcase operations for Airmen and their families. More than 2,300 visitors received a rare opportunity and an insider's look at the World’s Premier Gateway to Space at the Cape. (U.S. Air Force photo by Phil Sunkel)  Wing, NOTU provide rare opportunity for families to tour CCAFS
The 45th Space Wing and the Naval Ordnance Test United hosted Cape Family Day to showcase operations for Airmen and their families. More than 2,300 visitors received a rare opportunity and an insider's look at the World’s Premier Gateway to Space at the Cape.  Advertised as #CapeFamilyDay, the goal of the event was to show the military side of the
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Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, U.S. Army, shares his passion about discovering the key elements of effective leadership May 11, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Hertling’s presentation was part of the 45th Force Support Squadron’s Leadership Speaker Series and he provided resources to help Airmen become successful leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Phil Sunkel) 
Retired general shares key elements of effective leadership

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2017
U.S. Air Force Graphic Next Launch: Falcon 9

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Airman Leadership School students gather for a class photo May 1, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Airman Leadership School is a five-and-a-half week-long course and is designed to develop Airmen into effective front-line supervisors and prepares them to become noncommissioned officers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens)  Patrick ALS graduates, class 17-4
Airman Leadership School students gather for a class photo May 1, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Airman Leadership School is a five-and-a-half week-long course and is designed to develop Airmen into effective front-line supervisors and prepares them to become noncommissioned officers.  The following graduated Patrick Air Force Base Airman
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2017
Airmen participate in an Air Force Assistance Fund 5K run April 28, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. All proceeds from the run benefit the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign, which began April 10, 2017, and ends May 19, 2017. The goal for the 44th Air Force Assistance Fund campaign for Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is to raise $33,713 by the end of the six-week campaign. The Air Force Assistance Fund is an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to Air Force families in need; such as: active duty, retirees, reservists, guard and dependents, including surviving spouses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens) AFAF: Every bit helps

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Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Alexander Hall, 45th Space Wing interim command chief, (right), promote Staff. Sgt. Johnny Chavez, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems craftsman, to the rank of technical sergeant as part of the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program, or STEP, May 9, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The STEP program allows Air Force leaders to select Airmen with outstanding potential for promotion to the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant, which occurs outside of a traditional promotion cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Phil Sunkel) A ‘STEP’ in the right direction

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2017
Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, thanks and recognizes individuals during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 28, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Monteith talked about the importance of volunteering and the positive impact it has here and in the community. Last year, the value of volunteer hours here was estimated at $1.2 million. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens) Volunteer time worth $1.2 million
Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, thanks and recognizes individuals during National Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 28, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Monteith talked about the importance of volunteering and the positive impact it has here and in the community. Last year, the value of volunteer hours here was estimated
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2017
Maj. Chong Gregory, 45th Force Support Squadron commander, and Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, participate in a tree planting ceremony to honor the memory of the late retired Senior Master Sgt. Arthur Fetskos and his many years of service, April 21, 2017, at the Manatee Cove Marina as part of Earth Day activities at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The 45th Space Wing celebrated Earth Day with multiple activities to include a Beach Cleanup at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and also setup an educational display at the Base Exchange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens) Earth Day: Join the fight, do what’s right

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