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  • 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
  • AFTAC team earns Air Force Science and Engineering Award

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center's Nuclear Debris Collection and Analysis Research and Development team was awarded the 2007 Air Force Science and Engineering Award (Exploratory or Advanced Technology Devel-opment).In a ceremony at the U.S. Air Force Academy Oct. 4, AFTAC Commander Col. Mark Westergren was on hand to watch as 1st Lt. Joe
  • Tides membership drive begins

    The management and staff at The Tides invite all eligible nonmembers and members to their kickoff parties for the Air Force Clubs Annual Membership Drive on Oct. 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The parties will be held at the Blockhouse and The Tides."We are excited about our drive," said Johnnie Rivera, club manager. "While this year the drive is
  • Security Forces open new complex

    The 45th Security Forces Squadron officially opened its new home on Patrick Drive with a ribbon cutting Oct. 5.The squadron accepted the $7.5 million, 25,000-square-foot building July 10.The old security forces building dated back to the World War II era as a barracks for the Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES) program when
  • AFTAC celebrates 60th anniversary

    While the entire Air Force celebrates its 60th anniversary, the Air Force Technical Applications Center will celebrate another 60th as well.The Long-Range Detection Pro-gram, a key part of AFTAC's nuclear treaty monitoring mission, began two days before the Air Force became a separate service."While Airmen everywhere should take pride in their
  • Dawn rises from the Cape

    The 45th Space Wing supported the successful Sept. 27 launch of a NASA probe called "Dawn" that will be the first spacecraft to orbit two asteroids on a single voyage. The probe was launched at 7:34 a.m. (EDT) aboard a Delta II booster from Space Launch Complex 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station."This mission should help us unlock some of the
  • Last DSP satellite mated to first Delta IV

    History will soon be made at Space Launch Complex (SLC)-37 at Cape Canaveral AFS with the launch of the first operational payload on a Delta IV Heavy Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle.The payload, the last Defense Support Program satellite, was mated to the booster Sept. 25."The operation began with moving the 20,000 pound encapsulated satellite
  • Civil engineers return home

    Tears of joy and smiles filled the faces of families and friends as Airmen from the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron arrived back home from deployment Wednesday at the Melbourne International Airport.The 17-member team redeployed after a four-month deployment to Al-Udeid, Air Base, Qatar, in support of the Global War on Terrorism.The team consisted of