Cape Canaveral Air Force Station returns to mission after Hurricane Matthew

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- An Antonov aircraft safely landed on the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Oct. 9, just days after Hurricane Matthew. The successful delivery of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster not only ensured the capability to proceed with the upcoming GOES-R (Geosynchronous Operational Environmental Satellite mission, it also demonstrated the wing's return to full mission capability after CCAFS closed Oct. 6 in an effort to keep personnel and the installation safe during Hurricane Matthew. The 45th SW returned to normal operations within three days following the storm. (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens)