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  • HURCON exercise helps ready base, personnel and families

    Exercise. Exercise. Exercise.For Senior Master Sgt. Jeff Jones, 45th Civil Engineering Squadron, those three words pretty much sum up his current job, where he serves as the superintendent of his squadron's Hurricane Recovery Team (HRT)."It's no secret why we do these exercises time and time again. We live near the beach in Florida. It just makes
  • Patrick ‘shirt’ takes top honors at SNCO Academy

    When Master Sgt. Joseph Powell studied Character and Personality Traits at the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy in Alabama, he found his personality was an 'I' for Influence.That meant he liked to talk and to get to know new people. That was helpful as Sergeant Powell recently graduated the Academy as the John L. Levitow Award winner out of
  • Inspection changes on fast track

    The Inspector General of Air Force Space Command, Col. John Stocker, visited the 45th Space Wing last week to discuss plans for better, more effective inspections.In light of recent incidents around the Air Force, Colonel Stocker said that he is "looking to Patrick Air Force Base to give the very best to improve the inspection process."While
  • AFSO21 to improve launches

    The 45th Space Wing continues to move forward with ways to improve under Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21).Members from various military units and civilian organizations met last week to compare findings and discuss plans for a consistent Roadmap to Launch (RTL) that could be used on both the Eastern and Western Ranges.Larry
  • Local Airmen earn top enlisted honor

    Master Sgt. George Price, 45th Space Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit supervisor, and Staff Sgt. James Weltin, from the Melbourne-based 333rd Recruiting Squadron were both named by the Air Force as two of its very best and members of the prestigious "12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2008."An Air Force selection board at the Air Force
  • Coming soon: an improved fitness center

    A $2.56 million military construction project to improve the Patrick Fitness Center is on track to be completed by the end of September.The six-stage project is the biggest the Fitness center has seen since it was established in the early 1990's."A lot of the work being done is not visible, because it is hidden work in the ceilings and under ground
  • Acting SECAF Donley shares his perspective with Airmen

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  • New wing commander selected

    45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Susan Helms recently received an assignment to Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., where she will be director of Plans and Programs for United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). She will be directly responsible to the USSTRATCOM Commander for the development and implementation of national security policy and
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