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Default Air Force Logo Be prepared: Winter tornado season below normal, it only takes one
The east central Florida 2016-2017 winter severe weather season is predicted to be well below normal in January transitioning to below normal as the season progresses through April. Fewer and weaker tornadoes than usual are expected but it only takes one, so be prepared.   A weak La Niña is present and is expected to slowly dissipate over the next
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2017
Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, shares wing history with members at the 25th Anniversary Celebration Nov. 10, 2016, at the Beach House at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Since its activation in 1991, the wing has supported more than 550 launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station involving numerous space launch vehicles to include the Atlas II-Centaur, Atlas IIIA, Atlas V, Delta II, Delta III, Delta IV, Falcon 9, Space Shuttle and Titan IVB.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens)  Assured access to Space: 25 years in the making
 The 45th Space Wing will celebrate another significant milestone in its rich and storied history of providing assured access to space when the wing turns 25 years young on Nov. 12, 2016.Although we’ve had an Air Force presence on the Space Coast since Oct. 1, 1949, and are known for our long-standing history of contributions toward moving
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2016
(U.S. Air Force File Photo/Alan Boedeker)
Essence of leadership … influence
I had the opportunity to attend a Basic Military Training (BMT) graduation a couple of years ago, which was a memorable, personal and professional experience. It was personal because my oldest son was one of the graduates. It was professionally memorable because I was reminded of the commander’s responsibility to serve our Air Force’s newest
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2016
Hispanic Heritage Month: Embracing, Enriching, Enabling Hispanic Heritage Month: Embracing, Enriching, Enabling
Each year, the Department of Defense observes and celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.   The observance month is designated to celebrate the cultures and heritages, and honor the invaluable contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America.  National
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2016
Members of the 45th Space Wing’s Incident Management Team responded to an explosion Sept. 1, 2016, on Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (Courtesy photo) Emergency management: A behind the scenes look on the Eastern Range
Last week, the 45th Space Wing’s Incident Management Team responded to the Falcon 9 Static Test Fire anomaly on Space Launch Complex 40. The explosion occurred Sept. 1 at approximately 9:07 a.m. as many of us were just returning from our morning meetings. Minutes later I got the call … it’s the call no one wants to hear, but one for which we
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2016
Personnel from the 45th Mission Support pose for a photo during their group’s Commander’s Call April 20, 2016 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The group's objective was to gather together in a location where the 45th Space Wing's launch operations happen to get up close and personal with the mission and history of the wing in an interactive, informative way. The 45th MSG's five squadrons provide total customer support for the world's busiest spaceport, assuring success of launch, range and expeditionary operations. Also, the 45th MSG Det. 1 is responsible for the day-to-day operations CCAFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Jurgens/Released) No mission without support; commander's call connects unit to the Cape
The purpose of commander’s call is to bring together an entire unit to discuss important issues and recognize outstanding accomplishments. While I always aim to make these events educational, informative and enjoyable, I wanted to achieve these objectives in a new and exciting way this quarter.  To make this call to go down in the 45th Space Wing
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2016
The 45th Space Wing hosted a rare opportunity for more than 2,500 family and friends to tour Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, April 23, 2016. Guests received an inside look at space launch operations here and landing facilities at the most active spaceport on the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. Guests of the 45th Space Wing members are critical to achieving 100 percent mission success at the World's Premier Gateway to Space. (U.S. Air Force photos/Benjamin Thacker) (Released) 45th Space Wing showcases mission during Family Day
The 45th Space Wing hosted a rare opportunity for more than 2,500 family and friends to tour Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, April 23, 2016. Guests received an inside look at space launch operations here and landing facilities at the most active spaceport on the Eastern seaboard of the U.S."The 45th Space Wing Family Day was a huge
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2016
The 45th Space Wing will undergo an information technology and security inspection, known as the Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI), beginning the week of May 23, 2016.  Each person’s vigilance about cyber security is critical to mission success and keeping the 45th Space Wing the World’s Premier Gateway to Space. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Shandresha Mitchell/Released) Wing prepares for upcoming command cyber readiness inspection in May
The 45th Space Wing will undergo an information technology and security inspection, known as the Command Cyber Readiness Inspection (CCRI), beginning the week of May 23, 2016. Each person's vigilance about cyber security is critical to mission success and keeping the 45th Space Wing the World's Premier Gateway to Space.Inspectors will evaluate
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2016
Each year, the American Dental Association celebrates February as National Children's Dental Health Month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Racheal E. Watson/Released) Celebrate National Children's Dental Month in February
Children are faced with a bewildering array of food choices -- from fresh produce to sugar-laden processed convenience meals and snacks foods. What children are eating today poses not only a serious concern regarding their overall health, but more specifically it affects their oral health. Americans are consuming foods and drinks high in sugar and
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2016
Brig Gen Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, speaks the audience at an All-Call for base personnel Jan. 4 at the Patrick Air Force Base Theater. The general rang in the new year with the crowd by reviewing the highlights of the previous year, reporting the successful results of an Air Force Space Command Inspector General Unit Effectiveness Inspection and addressing the future expectations for 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Thacker) (Released)
45th Space Wing proven Effective as World's Premier Gateway to Space, ready for 2016
After 17 launches, overcoming a launch anomaly and a historic landing of a first stage booster at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, we have proven 100 percent mission success in 2015. As if that wasn't awesome enough, our performance was validated with an overall score of Effective on the Unit Effectiveness Inspection.The Air Force Space Command
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