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  • Sharks watching STS-118 closely

    Before, during and after Space Shuttle Endeavour thundered from Kennedy Space Station Aug. 8 on a trek to the International Space Station, several elements of the 45th Space Wing busily supported the mission. "The U.S. Air Force is pleased and proud to support our mission partners at NASA on this, another important mission to the station. Go
  • AF Ball commemorates 60th anniversary

    The Space Coast Community is invited to join Airmen from Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS to celebrate the Air Force's 60th Anniversary at the annual Air Force Ball, Sept. 22 at the Radisson at the Port in Port Canaveral. The guest speaker is Space Development and Test Wing Commander Col. Kevin McLaughlin. The master of ceremonies is Col. Mark
  • Briefs

    Change of command Lt. Col. Todd Oller will take command of the 114th Range Operations Squadron from Lt. Col. Rembert Schofield in a ceremony today at 10 a.m. in Hangar 750. A reception will follow. Afghanistan clothing drive The Space Coast Company Grade Officer Association is holding a clothing drive in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Items
  • Off to Mars: 10-month trek begins

    The 45th Space Wing supported Saturday's successful launch of a probe that will study Mars. NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander was launched at 5:26 a.m. aboard a Delta II booster from Space Launch Complex 17-A at Cape Canaveral AFS.After a 422 million-mile journey, the Phoenix spacecraft should arrive in May 2008. It will land in the arctic region of
  • Volunteers spend summer at Medical Group

    If you visit 45th Medical Group facilities at Patrick, you'll see youth volunteers helping out in the clinic filing records and in the Satellite Pharmacy handing out prescriptions. These high school students are spending their summer vacations serving military families on base under the supervision of the American Red Cross. The hours the
  • The Tides getting a makeover

    The Tides, Patrick AFB's popular beach-side consolidated club, is undergoing a major face-lift. Made possible with a matching grant from Space Command, the 45th Services Division plans to renovate the existing facility with nearly $500,000 in improvements. Preliminary work has already started and the project is expected to be completed within the
  • Three Sharks to compete in marathon

    Three athletes from Patrick are lacing up their sneakers to participate in the 11th Annual Air Force Marathon Sept. 15 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. This year's marathon events include the marathon, a wheelchair marathon, a four-person relay and a half marathon. All three of the athletes, assigned to the 45th Space Wing Staff Judge
  • Briefs

    A&FRC classes The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host the following class, located at the A&FRC, Building 722: - Identity Theft: Thursday, from 9 to 10 a.m. - Infant Massage: Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Power Yoga classes Power yoga classes have begun at the Patrick Fitness Center and will occur every Wednesday from 8 to 9 a.m. The
  • Order of the Phoenix: to fly to Mars

    The 1st Space Launch Squadron plans to launch the University of Arizona's (UA) Phoenix Mars Lander from pad 17A at Cape Canaveral AFS Saturday.The mission will be Cape Canaveral's 249th launch of the DELTA-II booster by the United Launch Alliance, formerly Boeing.Phoenix is the first Mars mission led by an academic institution and the first in
  • HURCON: Wing prepares for natural disasters

    The 45th Space Wing completed July 27 HURCON Exercise Ocean Breeze 07-11, simulating a hurricane making landfall close to Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS.The exercise began July 23 and was designed to test the wing's ability to react to a hurricane and its aftermath.This is the second hurricane exercise the wing has performed this year. The