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The Orbital ATK L-1011 Stargazer aircraft flies over the Atlantic Ocean carrying the Pegasus XL rocket with eight Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System spacecraft. The 45th Space Wing supported Orbital ATK’s successful rocket launch Dec. 15 at 8:37 a.m. from the L-1011 carrier aircraft which took off from the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. According to NASA, CYGNSS satellites will make frequent and accurate measurements of ocean surface winds throughout the life cycle of tropical storms and hurricanes. The data that CYGNSS provides will enable scientists to probe key air-sea interaction processes that take place near the core of storms, which are rapidly changing and play a crucial role in the beginning and intensification of hurricanes. (Courtesy photo by NASA/Lori Losey) 45th SW supports successful Pegasus CYGNSS launch
The 45th Space Wing supported Orbital ATK’s successful Pegasus XL rocket launch carrying NASA’s Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System Dec. 15 at 8:37 a.m. from Orbital’s “Stargazer” L-1011 carrier aircraft which took off from the Skid Strip here. Once the L-1011 carrier aircraft reached launch altitude, the Pegasus rocket launched over the
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Members of the Air Force Band of the West saxophone quartet visited here to showcase their holiday music Dec. 14, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The band performed at the Fire Station, Morrell Operations Center, food court, Shark Tank, lodging, Child Development Center, Riverside Dining Facility, Base Exchange, and Commissary. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) AF Band of the West performs for Patrick-Cape

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Distinguished Visitors watch the eighth Wideband Global SATCOM launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Dec. 7, 2016. The WGS-8 provides essential communications services, allowing Combatant Commanders to exert command and control of their tactical forces, from peacetime to military operations. 
The Honorable Disbrow and The Honorable Kendall visit
Distinguished Visitors watch the eighth Wideband Global SATCOM launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Dec. 7, 2016. The WGS-8 provides essential communications services, allowing Combatant Commanders to exert command and control of their tactical forces, from peacetime to military operations.
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Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, is presented with a book titled: Images of America Patrick Air Force Base by Roger McCormick, author, and volunteer at the Sands Space History Center Dec. 8, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Images from military and community archives, along with private collections, are used to tell the story of this historical base, which has the responsibility of managing a military airfield and a spaceport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) Author makes Patrick AFB history come to life

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The 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the WGS-8 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 here December 7 at 6:53 p.m. ET. 45th SW supports successful Delta IV WGS-8 launch
The 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the WGS-8 spacecraft aboard a ULA Delta IV rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 here December 7 at 6:53 p.m. ET.
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Members of the 45th Space Wing met with members of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center during an introduction and networking event Dec. 2, 2016, at the Astronaut Memorial in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex, Fla. During the visit, members of the 45th Space Wing met with Robert Cabana, director of NASA’s KSC, where they discussed 45th Space Wing updates, met for breakout sessions and toured the Atlantis exhibit.  (Courtesy photo of Kennedy Space Center) 45th Space Wing, KSC strong partnership
Members of the 45th Space Wing met with Robert Cabana, NASA Kennedy Space Center director, and associated staff during an introduction and networking event Dec. 2, 2016, at the Astronaut Memorial in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s Complex, Fla. During the visit, 45th Space Wing and NASA-KSC personnel discussed updates from both 45th Space Wing
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Col. Z. Walter Jackim, 45th Space Wing vice commander, assists with turning on the switch during the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Nov. 30, 2016, at the Seaside Chapel at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. In addition to the ceremony, patrons sang carols, had refreshments and socialized. (U.S. Air Force photo/Phil Sunkel) Tree ceremony ‘lights’ up Patrick AFB

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(Graphic/James Rainier) 29 Patrick-Cape members promote in December
Congratulations to the following 29 Team Patrick-Cape members who are scheduled to promote in the month of December: AIRMAN 1st CLASS: Thomas A. Anastasio, Technical Surveillance Squadron Jacob H. Crotinger, TESS  SENIOR AIRMAN:Alexander A. Hester, 45th Space Wing Albert H. V Howard, TESS Zachary D. Nicewarner, TESS Alec J. Paulus, TESS Chase T.
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Tech Sgt. Shane Brickey, assigned to the 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron (53rd Wing, Air Combat Command), dives in the Pacific Ocean to retrieve a boilerplate-testing article, belonging to NASA’s Orion Program, Oct. 28, 2016. USS San Diego (LPD 22) is currently conducting recovery operations with NASA’s Orion Program; testing a new towing technique utilizing NASA and Naval technology with the goal of reducing manning and increasing safety. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Torrey W. Lee) 45th Space Wing supports multi agency astronaut recovery team
The 45th Operations Group Detachment 3 recently coordinated and participated in an Underway Recovery Test-5 (URT-5) at sea off the coast of California as part of a U.S. government interagency effort to safely retrieve the Orion crew module that is capable of carrying humans into deep space. Known as U.S. Strategic Command’s Human Space Flight
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Patrick Air Force Base's main and south gates will change access hours beginning at 10 p.m. Nov. 24, 2016, and continue through the Federal Holiday until 6 a.m. Nov. 28, 2016. Adjusted gate hours for Thanksgiving
Patrick Air Force Base's main and south gates will change access hours beginning at 10 p.m. Nov. 24, 2016, and continue through the Federal Holiday until 6 a.m. Nov. 28, 2016.                    
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