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  • USAF launches last DSP (EARLY WARNING) satellite

    The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the 23rd and last Defense Support Program satellite on a United Launch Alliance-built Delta IV-Heavy Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 37B Nov. 10 here. For almost four decades, DSP satellites have provided early warning for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launches. DSP
  • Remembering our vets, honoring the flag

    Sunday is Veterans Day, a day to honor and reflect on all of those who served this nation as a member of the United States Armed Forces. According to the Senate Resolution 357 that was passed Oct. 26, tens of millions of Americans have served in the Armed Forces of the United States during this past century. Hundreds of thousands of Americans have
  • Young officer spearheads prep of last DSP

    When 1st Lt. Lindsey Mahoney was born in 1982, Defense Support Program Satellites had been launching for nearly a dozen years. Tomorrow night between 8:39 and 10:42 p.m., the Clearwater, Fla. native, is scheduled to help put an exclamation point on the much-valued constellation with the 23rd -- and last -- launch of a DSP satellite. The first DSP
  • ROCC renamed after Gen. Morrell

    The Range Operations Control Center, or "ROCC," at Cape Canaveral AFS was renamed the Morrell Operations Center Nov. 2 in honor of the late Maj. Gen. Jimmey R. Morrell. General Morrell was the first commander of the 45th Space Wing. He served in that capacity from Nov. 12, 1991, through June 23, 1993. He and his family settled in Brevard County
  • Athletes compete in Wing Olympiad

    The 45th Mission Support Group, including the Wing Staff and Support Agencies, claimed bragging rights and the Sports Day Olympiad trophy for 2007 during wing sports day Oct 26. Scoring 77 total points overall was enough to earn the top honor. Coming in second place with 70 points overall was the 45th Launch Group and finishing third with 64 points
  • 45th Space Wing supports Discovery launch

    The U.S. Air Force's 45th Space Wing provided flawless support for NASA's successful launch of Space Shuttle Discovery today on the 23rd mission to the International Space Station. The launch occurred at 11:38 a.m. (EDT) from Space Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center. The wing's support included providing weather forecasts, helping organize
  • WGS launch ushers in new era of information dominance

    The U.S. Air Force launched the first of a new generation of military communication satellites Oct. 10 when an Atlas V booster carried a Wideband Global SATCOM satellite into space.WGS will provide a quantum leap in communications bandwidth for Marines, Solidiers, Sailors and Airmen. It will augment and eventually replace the aging Defense
  • Upgraded satellite launched for the GPS constellation

    The U.S. Air Force successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Delta II booster carrying the fourth modernized NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite into space today. The NAVSTAR GPS was launched at 8:23 a.m. (EDT) from Space Launch Complex 17A here.The satellite will join the constellation of 30 operational satellites on-orbit