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  • It Can Happen To Anyone, Anyone Can Stop It – A Victim Advocate’s Call to Action

    “Someone close to me was drugged. She got separated from her friend and couldn’t contact her because of the drugs in her system. She was alone. She was sexually assaulted. I knew then that I wanted to make a difference.” In a world of almost 8 billion people, it may be hard to see the effects that one person can have on another. To Staff Sgt.
  • New Year, New Security Forces; 45 SW Commander Meets with Defenders

    2019 is being coined Year of the Defender, which means the 45th Security Forces Squadron has taken the initiative to upgrade capabilities the readiness and resiliency across the squadron. Brig Gen Doug Schiess, 45th Space Wing commander, and his wife, Debbie, visited the 45th SFS to learn about new capabilities and to be immersed in their mission at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., April 16, 2019. This was an opportunity for Schiess to speak with the Defenders that have the capabilities to protect the installation.
  • 571st MSAS training engagement with Costa Rican Air Vigilance Service

    The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron completed a training event with the Air Vigilance Service, or SVA, of Costa Rica from March 23 through April 12 across two locations near the capital city of San José. This fundamental training was the 571st MSAS’ second full training engagement in Costa Rica, offering partners in the area courses from law enforcement and dog handling to aircraft maintenance, safety and aircrew flight equipment.
  • Meet a Victim's Advocate: Oren Gilbert

    Oren Gilbert wears many hats. He’s a husband, a father, an Army veteran, a contract specialist and a big Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan. But two years ago he added yet another hat to those he wears; a sexual assault Victim’s Advocate. “For a long time, I never knew of anyone who’d been affected by an assault,” said Gilbert. “Not until my military
  • 45th SW Cape Family Day

    Families enjoyed a fun-filled day seeing several historical and operations sites on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. during the 45th Space Wing Cape Family Day on April 6, 2019.
  • April is Child Abuse Awareness, Prevention Month; promoting protective factors linked to healthy child development, strong families

    According to Pinwheels for Prevention, “Child development is largely influenced by early interactions with parents and caregivers; however, the community also plays a role in healthy child development.
  • 45th SW inaugural State of the Installation

    Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess, 45th Space Wing commander, spoke with community partners about current and future missions during the inaugural State of the Installation event at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. on March 29, 2019.
  • 45th SFS upgrades training, resources, morale during Year of the Defender

    To be a lethal fighting force, a few things must happen. Airmen must be equipped with the proper tools, know how to use them and operate as a team. This is the initiative and this is the Year of the Defender.