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  • Commissary upgrades checkout stations

    Patrick Air Force Base Commissary customers can soon expect an improved level of service when they pay for their groceries, according to store officials. Starting Tuesday, the Patrick store will install the Defense Commissary Agency's new state-of-the-art checkout stations.This new front-end operation, known as the Commissary Advanced Resale
  • AAFES pumps big bucks into Patrick, Cape

    There are some big spenders at Patrick AFB and Cape Cananveral AFS and their spending habits helped the Army/Air Force Exchange Service pump nearly $5 million into recent quality of life enhancements at both installations.Locally, AAFES is upgrading facilities, to include the food courts at both Patrick and Cape Canaveral and eliminating one
  • Paramedics help Navy in daring rescue at sea

    On Jan. 22, two fire services personnel from Space Gateway Support were dispatched to an emergency medical call for a Sailor with chest pains - a not-out-of-the-ordinary call. However, the challenge wasn't the nature of the call, it was the location.The patient, Chief Petty Officer Jeff Klimczek was aboard the U.S. Navy submarine USS Alexandria,
  • Cape designated historic site

    Dozens of members of the team that launched America's first satellite from Cape Canaveral 50 years ago were on hand Jan. 31 to celebrate that anniversary. They also shared in the unveiling of a marker declaring Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as a National Historic Aerospace Site.Explorer 1 was launched on a Jupiter-C rocket from Complex 26 Jan.
  • Training upgrades keep Airmen prepared

    Dealing with the possible use of chemical or other non-conventional weapons is a fact of life for any Airman who deploys today.To meet this challenge, the Air Force recently implemented improvements to its Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-yield Explosive Defense training (Formally Chemical Warfare Defense Training). "The older
  • Show your Services card and save

    Interested in getting a free annual individual or family pool pass when the weather warms up? If so, just stop by the Outdoor Recreation Office, simply show them your Services Advantages Card and they'll be happy to hand you one. For free. No questions asked.In the mood to hit a bucket of range balls at the Manatee Cove Golf Course over your lunch
  • Fantastic four remember Explorer 1/Jupiter-C launch on 50th Anniversary of vital mission

    When George Bernard Shaw said, "Youth is wasted on the young...," he obviously hadn't met or envisioned twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings like Norm Perry, Terry Greenfield, Ike Rigell and John Meisenheimer. All four were youthful contributors to the dynamic launch team, which on Jan. 31, 1958 launched Explorer 1 -- America's first
  • 60 years.... and counting

    The U.S. Air Force was less than a year old. Gas cost 26 cents a gallon. Minimum wage was a whopping forty cents per hour. It cost three pennies to mail a letter.World War II was a three-year-look-back in the rear-view window, Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier the year before, Ed Sullivan made his television debut and Harry Truman beat
  • Last GPS IIR-M satellites being readied for launch

    Last Thursday, the second to last Global Positioning System block IIR-M satellites to be launched arrived at Cape Canaveral AFS.GPS satellite IIR-M20 is one of two currently being processed for launch by the 45th Launch Support Squadron.The satellites travel on a C-17 aircraft the 1,000 miles from the Lockheed Martin factory in Valley Forge, Pa. to