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  • Adjusted gate hours for Columbus Day weekend

    As Columbus Day approaches, Patrick AFB will change entry gate operating hours consistent with the direction of previous federal holidays. This change maximizes the number of defenders who can spend time with family and friends. Patrick AFB's East Gate will change operating hours beginning the evening of Friday, Oct. 6, and continue through the
  • From Tigers to Sharks, history comes full circle

    Frank Losonsky, a former crew chief with the World War II American Volunteer Group Flying Tigers, visited Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Sept 21. As the last living member of the original Tigers, Losonskly, and his reunion group were on a quest to explore the connection between the Flying Tigers and the 45th Space Wing Sharks during their 76th
  • Air Force senior leaders thank Team Patrick-Cape for Irma recovery efforts

    The Under Secretary of the Air Force, Matthew Donovan, and the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, thanked Airmen for their Hurricane Irma recovery efforts Sept. 20, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.  “We came here to thank Airmen for their selfless service to their nation during Hurricane Irma,” said Donovan. “We are
  • AFFSC prepares to process thousands of Irma vouchers

    Air Force Financial Services Center officials anticipate processing 6,000-8,000 travel vouchers filed by Air Force members who evacuated in advance of Hurricane Irma.

    This morning at 9:15 a.m. I declared Hurricane Condition I (HURCON I) in preparation of Hurricane Irma. HURCON I indicates surface winds in excess of 58 mph could arrive within 12 hours.

    Team, I have declared Hurricane Condition II (HURCON II) as of 9:00 p.m. today. As we enter HURCON II, we continue to monitor Hurricane Irma's progress. HURCON II indicates surface winds in excess of 58 mph could arrive in the area of the base within 24 hours. It is imperative you continue taking care of each other and yourselves.
  • 45th Space Wing carries out successful launch while Irma looms off coast

    Less than one year after Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, took a hit from Hurricane Matthew, the Sharks once again found themselves in a similar situation with one major twist.  This time as Hurricane Irma barred down on the Florida coast Sept. 7, the 45th Space Wing had a launch to perform. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle was due for its first

    As of 12:00 p.m. today, we entered Hurricane Condition III (HURCON III) in preparation for Hurricane Irma. I would like to share updates with you and your family members about our current situation.
  • HURRICANE CONDITION IV Declared & Evacuation Info

     Team Patrick & Cape, At 12:30 p.m. today I declared Hurricane Condition IV (HURCON IV) in preparation for Hurricane Irma. In an effort to keep everyone informed, during HURCON IV specialized response teams are recalled and briefed on the status of the storm. Teams will begin disconnecting electrical power to non-essential facilities and start
  • 45th Space Wing launched 5th Orbital Test Vehicle Mission

    The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle at 10 a.m. on Sept. 7, 2017, from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A. At approximately eight minutes after the launch, SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 first-stage booster at Landing Zone 1 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.    The Falcon 9 rocket carried