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  • 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
  • Briefs

    Boy Scouts seek members Patrick AFB Boy Scout Troop 326 is looking for children between the ages of 11 and 16 to join. The troop meets Mondays from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at the South Chapel Annex in the Pelican Coast Housing area. Contact Scoutmaster Bob Bryan at 254-7101 or visit the Web site at A&FRC classes The
  • Home station warriors accomplish mission in absence of deployed teammates

    Many might believe that a space launch wing might not be actively engaged in deploying Airmen for America's Global War on Terror, but such is not the case for the 45th Space Wing.With more than 150 troops deployed in support of the war, the 45th Space Wing is not only provided highly-trained Airmen in theater, but is proving its capability and
  • 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