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  • 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
  • Foreign visitors require prior permission

    So you're a retiree living in Satellite Beach and you want to bring your mother-in-law who's visiting from Germany to Patrick AFB? The 45th Space Wing's Foreign Disclosure Office advises those considering such a visit to call for permission first. "We handle hundreds of foreign visitors every year between here and the Cape (Canaveral AFS)," said
  • Have a safe and sane summer

    Summer time traditionally arrives with the Memorial Day weekend. For most children this means more outdoor activities. For all parents, this means being extra vigilant to keep your child safe and healthy. Here are some easy suggestions that the American Academy of Pediatrics and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have developed to help
  • NCO Academy grads

    The following NCO's graduated from the Airey NCO Academy at Tyndall AFB, Fla., July 12:Tech. Sgt. Kevin French 610th Reserve Recruiting Flight Tech. Sgt. James Horan 45th Security Forces Squadron Tech. Sgt. Turkessa Mike 45th Security Forces Squadron Tech. Sgt. Nichole Ockington 920th Maintenance Squadron Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Schaub 333rd Recruiting
  • Ops Group enters new era

    The 45th Operations Group has a new commander. Col. Bernie Gruber received the group's guidon from 45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Susan Helms during a change of command ceremony Thursday at the Patrick Base Theater. Colonel Gruber arrived at Patrick Monday from Washington, D.C., where he recently completed a National Defense Fellowship at the
  • Wing names Sijan Award nominees

    The U.S. Air Force honors Air Force personnel who exhibit the highest example of professional and personal leadership standards with the Lance P. Sijan Award. The award was first given in 1981. It was named in honor of the first Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor. Captain Sijan was shot down over Vietnam on Nov. 9, 1967, and
  • Air Force names colonel selects

    The following lieutenant colonels have been chosen for promotion to the rank of colonel by the Colonel (Line of the Air Force, Biomedical Sciences Corp and Nurse Corp) and Lieutenant Colonel (Biomedical Sciences Corp, Medical Service Corps and Nurse Corps) Central Selection Board: Lt. Col. Judith Hughes 45th Medical Operations Squadron Lt. Col.
  • Patrick spouse AFSPC's best child caregiver

    A Patrick AFB daycare provider is Air Force Space Command's Family Child Care Provider of the Year. Candy Jones will now compete at the Air Force level. "This achievement solidifies Ms. Jones commitment to offering quality child care," said Pamela Jordan, 45th Services Division Family Member Programs chief. Of course, it is Mrs. Jones' customers