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45TH SPACE WING STAFF AGENCIES|
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(321) 494-5933/DSN 854-5933
Bldg 423, Rm C-129
The PA staff operates as the wing commander's liaison with both the internal Patrick AFB/Cape Canaveral Air Force Station communities, the external communities surrounding both installations, and the media that provide news coverage for both audiences.
(321) 494-6333/DSN 854-6333
Bldg 423, Rm S-204
The Equal Opportunity staff provides training, conducts informal inquries, coordinates complaint investigations and conducts mediation of workplace disputes in the civilian workforce. They also provide human relations training, guidance in formal and informal equal opportunity and treatment complaints processing, conduct complaint clarifications, mediate complaints, perform wing climate assessments and provide awareness training on subjects relating to human relations (i.e., cultural diversity, sexual harassment and team building.)
We encourage people to use the chain of command and support early resolution of any human relations issue. We also offer mediation through the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program to resolve issues involving potential conflicts.
Mission: Deliver world-class Equal Opportunity and Human Relations services through balanced Equal Opportunity compliance, Human relations Education, Organizational Climate Assessments, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Affirmative Employment to attract and propagate a diverse corporate culture that enables the total force the opportunity to attain the highest levels of achievement commensurate with individual talent and performance.
Vision: Enhance the AF mission through an inclusive corporate culture that promotes positive human relations and teamwork in an environment of equity, dignity and respect.
Useful EO Links:
Equal Opportunity Program
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Dissident and Protest Actvities
Alternative Dispute Resolution in Workplace Disputes
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Air Force ADR Program
EO Special Observances:
January - Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Holiday; Date: 3rd Monday
Feb. 1-28 - African-American/Black Heritage Month
March 1-31 - Women's History Month
April/May - "Days of Remembrance" (for victims of the Holocaust); Dates: Sunday to Sunday for week incorporating Yom Hashoah
May 1-31 - Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Aug. 26 - Women's Equality Day
Sept. 15 - Oct. 15 - National Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct. 1-31 - National Disability Awareness Month
Nov. 1-30 - National Native-American/Indian Heritage Month
Retiree Activities Office
An agency of the United States Air Force assigned to the 45th Space Wing. The RAO acts as a liaison between the retiree, the active duty and the civilian community.
The RAO serves retirees of all branches of the armed forces. The office's military retiree volunteers handle questions from retirees of all services and all ranks. The volunteers are trained to handle questions concerning pay issues, legal services, Social Security benefits, survivor benefits, or any other issue affecting retirees. The volunteers will answer questions or direct retirees to the offices best able to handle their problems.
The office publishes a semiannual newsletter. The first newsletter is mailed to Air Force retirees, and copies are made available to others at the RAO, base exchange, commissary and base pharmacy. The second newsletter is posted to the wing's public Web site.
The office also plans to sponsor a biennial Retiree Day, at which both military and civilian agencies sponsor booths to provide current information and services for retirees.
Each October, the RAO sponsors Military Retiree Spouses Seminar to provide information spouses need in the event of the death of the retiree. Widows and other family members are invited to attend.
The Retiree Activities Office is located in Building 537, Room 111. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Plans and Programs
(321) 494-4054/DSN 854-4054
The Planning office (XPE) hosts a wide variety of functions designed to synchronize wing activities. This office serves as the wing focal point for space and range policy, beddown of new activities/missions on 45th Space Wing property, mission agreements, wing operation plans (OPLANS), wing implementation plans (I-Plans), federal and state relationships, the 45th Space Wing launch forecast, and the wing strategic plan. For more information, please contact XPE at (321) 494-7402.
45 SW/XPI provides plans, policy, and guidance that allow the 45th Space Wing to establish, maintain, and conduct effective liaison with foreign governments in support of the 45th Space Wing's operations. Countries involved are Ascension, Antigua, and Argentina.
Additionally, this office is responsible for balancing protection of sensitive military information with international cooperative initiatives to ensure compliance with overall national policy and international agreements. This office also oversees the 45th Space Wing arms control treaty compliance plans, policy and funding. Please contact XPI at (321) 494-2165 for more information.
The Program Requirements Office (XPR) is the front door to the Eastern Range for new customers, providing planning oversight for launch vehicle, spacecraft, and test programs. The office is comprised of senior engineers who have intimate knowledge of the range, its policies, and procedures. The goal of the Plans and Programs Office is to meet the customers' needs on time and at minimal cost, making their experience at the Eastern Range a positive one. For more information, please contact XPR at (321) 494-4803.
Ground Safety Office
(321) 494-2202/DSN 854-2202
The highly acclaimed 45th SW Ground Safety office provides safety oversight for Air Force personnel and expertise pertaining to Air Force Occupational Safety and Health. The Ground Safety office also oversees the Operational Risk Management (ORM) program, and investigates ground mishaps.
AFI 91-202 & AFI 91-301
Aircraft Flight Safety Office
(321) 494-2202/DSN 854-2202
The mission of this office is to protect aircrews, personnel, and Air Force assets at the three airfields and downrange locations operated by the 45 th SW. This office also supports mishap preparedness for aviation and space mishaps.
AFI 91-202 & AFI 91-204
45SW OPLAN 91-204 Vol 1 & 2
Weapons/Explosive Safety Office
(321) 494-3268/DSN 854-3268
Coordinates Weapons (Explosives) Safety and implements the explosive Mishap Prevention program for Cape Canaveral AFS and Patrick AFB. Coordinates and reviews all Explosive Siting and Licensing of explosives storage areas and operating locations as well as explosives lesson plans, checklists and operating procedures. Monitor and perform periodic explosive safety inspections and ensure compliance with Department of Defense and Air Force explosives safety standards.
Range Safety Office
45 SW/SEA and 45 SW/SEL
(321) 494-5101/DSN 854-5101 or (321) 494-3268/DSN 854-3268
Due to the unique 45th SW mission of space launch, the largest group in safety is concerned with protecting the general public, launch site personnel, and government resources from the inherent hazards of rockets and space vehicles. Range Safety includes Flight Analysis, Risk Analysis, Policy and Requirement development, and System Safety Assessment.
AFSPCMAN 91-710 (effective 01JUL2004)
AFSPCMAN 91-711 (effective 01FEB2007)
EWR 127-1 (Applies to programs introduced at the range on or before 30JUN2004)
Note: For access to EWR 127-1 and AFSPCM 91-710 Vol 4, please contact the Range Safety Office. Persons requesting access should provide contact information for their U.S. Government sponsor (or a trusted agent) in order to validate their need to know. It is also important to note that AFSPCM 91-710 and EWR 127-1 are tailorable to a specific Range User's unique system and needs.
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
(321) 494-7272/DSN 854-7272
Mission: To enhance combat readiness through prevention, education, deterrence, and response to sexual assault for Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS military and DoD civilian personnel, and geographically separated units.
Sexual assault (SA) is a crime. Sexual assault is defined as intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.
Reporting directly to the installation Vice Commander, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) implements and manages the installation level Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Programs.
The SARC is responsible for ensuring a victim support system that provides 24/7 victim response, victim advocates, information, referrals, case management, and support services for PAFB and CCAFS sexual assault victims who are eligible for services at PAFB. Victims who are minors (under age 18) are referred to the Family Advocacy Program for assistance. Victims who are not eligible for services at PAFB are referred to Sexual Assault Victim Services (SAVS) of Brevard County, at 784-HELP (4357).
Air Force Victim Advocates (VA) provide essential support, liaison services and care to the victim. VAs are volunteers who must possess the maturity and experience to assist in a very sensitive situation. Only active duty military personnel and DoD civilian employees selected by the SARC may serve as VAs.
Confidentiality and Restricted Reporting
The Department of Defense has directed the implementation of confidentiality in the form of a restricted reporting option that enables active duty military members to report allegations of sexual assault to the SARC, medical provider, or chaplain, without triggering an investigation. This reporting option gives the individual access to medical care, counseling, and a victim advocate but does not initiate the investigative process.
If a military member makes a restricted report of a sexual assault, any communication of personally identifiable information made by the individual to the SARC, assigned VA, or a healthcare provider related to the sexual assault or alleged assailant is considered a covered communication and may not be disclosed to any law enforcement official, command authority, or other entity. However, if information about the alleged sexual assault is reported to someone other than the SARC, medical provider, or chaplain, then this information may no longer be confidential and Air Force Investigative Services or law enforcement may become involved.
Any report of a sexual assault made through normal reporting channels, including the victim's chain of command, law enforcement, and the AFOSI or other criminal investigative service is considered an unrestricted report. A report made to a SARC or healthcare provider where the individual does not elect restricted reporting, is considered an unrestricted report.
For more information, visit the DoD SAPR Web site, download the DoD SAPR instruction DoDI 6495.02, the wing's SAPR Brochure, and Department of the Air Force Policies and Procedures for the Prevention of and Response to Sexual Assault.
Wing Operations Center/Command Post
The Wing Operations Center/Command Post is the 45th Space Wing's point of contact for space operations and emergency management. The Wing Operations Center/Command Post not only provides this service to the Wing's senior leaders, but to all 45th Space Wing, Air Force and Department of Defense members and their families. The Wing Operations Center/Command Post routinely handles unusual requests, satisfying the diverse needs of its many customers--this makes the Wing Operations Center/Command Post one of the most interesting and dynamic offices in the entire wing.
Enhance the 45th Space Wing Commander's strength through active peacetime and wartime C2 operations.
-- Acts as executive agent for the 45th Space Wing Commander
-- Receives and disseminates alert messages from higher headquarters
-- Focal point for space launch operations and programs
-- Submits all operational reports to higher headquarters
-- Provides C2 support and coordination to tenant units and civilian agencies
-- Directs all contingencies, disaster and emergency management operations for Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral AFS, Antigua AS, Ascension Auxiliary Air Field and all other 45 SW assets.
While serving as a visible reminder of the Holy, the 45 Space Wing Chapel Staff provides spiritual care and the opportunity for Air Force members and their families to exercise their constitutional right to freedom of religion.
Glorifying God, Serving Airmen and Pursuing Excellence for all in the high frontier of faith.
Weekday Mass - 1130 Hrs, Seaside Chapel
Saturday Catholic Mass - 1700 Hrs, South Patrick Chapel
Sunday Catholic Mass - 0830 Hrs, South Patrick Chapel
Sunday Protestant Traditional Service - 0900 Hrs, Seaside Chapel
Sunday Protestant Contemporary Service - 1100 Hrs, South Patrick Chapel
Sunday Catholic Mass - 1130 Hrs, Seaside Chapel
Protestant Religious Education Opportunities:
Children's church classes during each worship service, Sunday at 0900 & 1100 Hrs
Ethos Youth Ministry, Sunday 1700 - 1900 Hrs, Grades 7th - 12th at the Shark Center
Prayer Meeting, Tuesday 0930 - 1030 Hrs at the South Patrick Chapel
Senior Ladies Bible Study, Wednesdays 1000 - 1130 Hrs at South Patrick Chapel
Feed Youth Faith Family Night, Wednesday 1700 - 1900 Hrs Dinner & Classes for all ages including infants & toddlers at South Patrick Chapel
Women to Women Bible Study, Thursday 1830 - 1930 Hrs at South Patrick Chapel
Women to Women Bible Study, Friday 0900 - 1000 Hrs at South Patrick Chapel
Military Wives Bible Study, Saturday 1500 - 1600 Hrs at Seaside Chapel
Catholic Religious Education Opportunities:
Religious Education classes, Sunday 1015 - 1115 Hrs at Education Center for grades K-8 (Includes 1st Holy Communion)
Right of Christian Initiation for Adults, Sunday 1130 - 1230 Hrs at Seaside Chapel Annex during 1130 Mass
Confirmation class, Sunday 1700 - 1800 Hrs at South Patrick Chapel Annex
Youth Group, Sunday 1800 - 2000 Hrs at Shark Center for grades 9 - 12