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  • Final preparations under way for DAWN mission to explore solar system

    The 1st Space Launch Squadron participated in one of the final stages in the preparation for the launch of NASA's DAWN spacecraft Tuesday at Cape Canaveral AFS. Members of the squadron monitored the mating of the spacecraft to the Delta II launch vehicle that will send it on a mission to observe two asteroids. The operation began with the
  • Engineer earns spot in golf championships

    Five years ago, Capt. Bai Lan Zhu had never played golf in her life. Her only exposure to the sport came from a video game. Now, after playing for only four and a half years, the 5th Space Launch Squadron engineer responsible for the electrical subsystems to the Delta IV launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral AFS, is competing in the All-Air Force Golf
  • Tickets Available for 60th Anniversary Air Force Ball

    Patrick and Cape Canaveral AFS will celebrate the Air Force's 60th Anniversary during the annual Air Force Ball Sept. 22 in the Radisson at the Port in Port Canaveral. The guest speaker is Space Development and Test Wing Commander Col. Kevin McLaughlin. Entertanment will be provided by the Air Force Reserve Generation Band. Dress will be black tie
  • 45th SW joins beach cleanup

    Many 45th Space Wing employees, contractors and their families will join the general public to fight the war on trash Sept. 11 and 15 during annual beach cleanups.Each year, the wing joins the Brevard County effort during the Ocean Conservancy Florida Coastal Cleanup, sponsored locally by Keep Brevard Beautiful, Inc.The Cape Canaveral AFS beach
  • Unscathed by Hurricane Felix, Patrick medics continue relief ops in Honduras

    Barely affected by the landfall of Hurricane Felix this week, seven medics currently deployed to Honduras from the 45th Medical Group are continuing operations there.With the worst part of the storm missing their base at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, the seven medics from Patrick AFB are OK."We're spun up and ready to go to Nicaragua, if needed,"
  • Multi-purpose sports field aids "Fit to Fight

    Construction on a new multi-purpose sports field near the Riverside Dining Facility on Patrick is slated for completion in November.This state-of-the-art, regulation-size, multi-purpose field will be used for numerous activities such as football, soccer and "warfit" activities to aid in Patrick's "Fit to Fight" campaign.The project was designed by
  • 1st ROPS vital to all launches

    When NASA, a private corporation, the National Reconnaissance Office or the Department of Defense wants to put something into orbit using the Air Force's Eastern Range, the personnel of the 1st Range Operations Squadron (1st ROPS) make it happen.The squadron, under the 45th Operations Group, plans and monitors launches across the
  • Elite training unit visits Patrick

    Twenty-five students representing seven Air Force Honor Guard units honed their skills this week at Patrick AFB due to training by an elite team.The three-man instructor team from the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard, headquartered at Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C., arrived at Patrick Aug. 19 for the nine-day course in proper honor guard
  • Sharks keep up the pace

    The 45th Space Wing is abuzz with preparations of launch vehicles and space craft for an anticipated busy fall launch schedule. Among these missions are the launch of an Atlas V carrying the first of a new generation of military communications satellite, two Delta II rockets, one carrying a NASA probe and the other a navigation satellite, and the
  • Kids get up-close look at parents' jobs

    You'd never think 40 kids could have fun in a building without windows, but such was the case inside the Range Operations Control Center recently during the 1st Range Operations Squadron's family day. Members from about 20 different families of 1st ROPS Airmen converged at the ROCC for an afternoon of family fun, fellowship and learning. All of the