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  • 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
  • Sharks prepare final DSP

    The 23rd and final Defense Support Program satellite is slated to lift off from Cape Canaveral Aug. 28. The DSP satellites help protect the United States and its allies by detecting missile launches, space launches and nuclear detonations. The satellite is being kept in the Cape's Large Processing Facility under the care of the 45th Launch Support
  • New satellite arrives at Cape

    The U.S. Air Force's first Wideband Global Satellite Communications spacecraft has arrived at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Bringing unprecedented satellite communications services one step closer to the warfighter, the first satellite, WGS SV-1, was transported to the Cape in an environmentally controlled container aboard an Air Force
  • Kennedy park open to Patrick personnel

    Badged and retired military personnel are now eligible to utilize and purchase Kennedy Athletic, Recreation and Social (KARS) memberships. These memberships are at the contractor and retirees existing fees of $15 and $10. This includes military, civilian and contractor personnel. In addition Patrick AFB retirees are included, provided they show
  • Be aware of restrictions when surfin' the Net

    The Internet has become one of society's newest and most indispensable pathways to finding information. Its use has changed today's world for the better. Many Airmen search "the Net" at work on Air Force computers; however, Internet use at home and at work comes with some important restrictions and caveats. One such restriction is for child
  • Crazy with the heat: beware of sunstroke

    In the competitive frenzy of a lunch hour racquetball game or the peaceful tranquility of a solitary run along the jogging path, you may not notice the mercury rising, but your body sure will. If you exercise, even indoors, Patrick's Fitness Center Director cautions you to use common sense to prevent one of the most serious life-threatening
  • Briefs

    South Chapel Islamic event The 45th Space Wing Chapel is hosting "When East Meets West; Knowing your Muslim Neighbor," Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the South Chapel. The study will cover basic Islamic etiquettes, terms and practices. For further information, contact Marvin Hagan at 494-5123. Honors for new Master Sergeants The Space Coast Top Three
  • Briefs

    USCG boat safety Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 46 is offering a one-day boating safety course 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday at Lee Wenner Park, in Cocoa. The cost is $40 per person and includes lunch and materials. It covers homeland security, state and federal boating regulations and more. The course is National Association of Safe Boating Law
  • DEOMI seeks support for food drive

    The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute is seeking base-wide support of a food drive for a community food pantry. The Central Brevard Sharing Center in Cocoa provides basic needs assistance to individuals and families who reside in central Brevard County. Last year, the center provided more than 45,000 meals. "The food pantry shelves at
  • Upgrades conserve energy, save money

    Contractors from Florida Power and Light are upgrading Patrick AFB's heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. Overseen by the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, these upgrades are the first part of a multi-phase plan to make Patrick more energy efficient. Begun in September 2006, the upgrades will affect 18 buildings in the 500 block of the