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Posted 9/28/2007 Printable Fact Sheet

Det 1, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
Cape Public Affairs
(321) 494-5933/DSN 854-5933
Det 1, 45th Mission Support Group, otherwise known as the Cape Commander's office, is responsible for the day-to-day operations at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. These responsibilities include monitoring multiple space launch support contracts with an estimated value in excess of $100 million dollars, as well as the management of facility repair/maintenance and utilization, and the security and environmental protection for the Cape. The commander of Det 1 exercises operational control over Mission Support Group personnel supporting Cape Canaveral AFS: security, civil engineering, contracting, and services.

The Cape Commander and staff are also the stewards of the Cape, having responsibility for assets which include over 16,000 acres, over 1500 facilities, 4.6 million square feet of office space, and nearly $600 million in real estate with a work force of 10,000 people. The Cape Commander and staff are stewards of the environment with responsibility for protecting the wildlife, both endangered and protected species, as well as the plant life.

Finally, the Cape Commander and his deputies serve as On-Scene Commander of Disaster Response Forces for all space launches and hazardous operations.

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