Author makes Patrick AFB history come to life

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)

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)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --