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  • 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

    The 45th Space Wing has entered Hurricane Condition V (HURCON V) and is currently taking actions to secure property in the event Hurricane Irma nears Space Coast facilities.  HURCON V normally indicates surface winds in excess of 58 mph (50 knots) could arrive within 96 hours; however, so that we can begin preparatory actions while still supporting
  • 24 Patrick-Cape members promote in September

    Congratulations to the following 24 Team Patrick-Cape members who are scheduled to promote in the month of September:AIRMAN 1st CLASS:  Ian B. James, 45th Weather Squadron Nestor E. Rojas, OL AA 45th Security Forces Squadron                       SENIOR AIRMAN:Rene B. Ibarrientos, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron  Taylor C. Kornegay, 45th Medical
  • Adjusted gate hours for Labor Day weekend

    As Labor Day approaches, Patrick AFB will change entry gate operating hours consistent with the direction of previous federal holidays. Patrick AFB's East Gate will change operating hours beginning the evening of Thursday, Aug. 31, and continue through the weekend prior to the designated federal holiday. The East Gate will resume normal operations
  • 45th Space Wing supports successful Minotaur IV ORS-5 launch

    The 45th Space Wing supported Orbital ATK’s successful Minotaur IV rocket launch carrying the United States Air Force’s Operationally Responsive Space 5 satellite Aug. 26, 2017, at 2:04 a.m. from Space Launch Complex 46 here. ORS-5 is a single satellite constellation with a primary mission to provide space situational awareness of the
  • AFSPC initiative destroys barriers to bolster Airmen innovation

    In a move to encourage Airmen to come forward with innovative thinking, a new decision panel will allow Airmen at all levels within Air Force Space Command to present ideas that could enhance the mission, save time, increase customer satisfaction, save the Air Force money, or anything that can improve the way things are done within the Air Force.
  • 45th MDG change of command

    Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing Commander, presents Col. Gigi Simko, 45th Medical Group commander, with the 45th MDG guidon during a change of command ceremony August 2, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Changes of command are a military tradition representing the transfer of responsibilities from the presiding officials to the upcoming official. (U.S. Air Force photo/Phil Sunkel)