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  • 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
  • Chef puts fork in language, gender barriers

    Talking to Joanie Hofer and eating her cooking are spiritual experiences. The executive chef at The Tides Club is a practicing Buddhist who weaves her heart and soul into every dish she prepares and into helping at least one person daily. Joanie has cooked at Patrick AFB since 1988 and recently celebrated her 10th anniversary as the executive chef.
  • With these drugs, Airmen beware

    The Drug Demand Reduction Program Office at Patrick AFB would like to bring the following items to your attention. There have been questions regarding supplements containing hemp seed or hempseed oil. Now there is "Chronic Candy" and "Dave." There is a new candy that is spreading across the United States and is very popular with the 21 and older
  • Airman treats sick in Honduras

    An Airman from the 45th Medical Group was among about 40 American and Honduran servicemembers who traveled from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, to the village of El Horno to provide medical care to the locals. Pharmacy Technician Staff Sgt. Natasha Johnson was part of the Medical Readiness Training Ex-ercise, or MEDRETE. "Currently there are seven of
  • Briefs

    45th Weather Squadron Change of Command The 45th Weather Squadron plans a Change of Command ceremony July 18 at 8:30 a.m. at The Tides. Col. Michael Bedard will relinquish command to Col. Andrew Boerlage. The commander of the 45th Operations Group, Col. Bernard Gruber is expected to officiate. Attire for military personnel is duty uniform and
  • Wing prepares for DAWN to rise

    The 45th Space Wing is set to help launch the NASA DAWN spacecraft on a Delta II booster from Cape Canaveral AFS on a journey to observe two asteroids. Before the rocket even leaves the ground, the 45th Weather Squadron, 1st Range Operations Squadron and other 45th SW agencies are working to ensure a safe mission. Joel Tumbiolo, 45th Weather
  • Shuttle Atlantis gets a lift home

    The 45th Weather Squadron went into high gear when they deployed a team of weather specialists to assist in the Space Shuttle Atlantis' return from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., back home to the Kennedy Space Center Tuesday. The shuttle, returning from a 14-day mission to the International Space Station, was forced to land at Edwards Friday due
  • Shark selected for national award

    Master Sgt. Carlos Torres, 45th Mission Support Squadron first sergeant and a former 45th Security Forces Squadron member, is one of only two Air Force recipients of the 2007 League of United Latin American Citizens Excellence in Military Service Award. The Air Force announced the national awards last week. Sergeant Torres said his award covered a
  • Air Force Academy cadets come to call

    Nine cadets from the Air Force Academy arrived at Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS June 25 as part of Operation Air Force. The cadets are serving in various organizations at the Cape and Patrick, such as the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, 1st Space Launch Squadron and 1st Range Operations Squadron. First Lieutenant Ashley Maher, 1st ROPS, said
  • Fourth of July Freedom Fest activities postponed

    Due to forecasted inclement weather, Patrick AFB officials have postponed planned Fourth of July Freedom Fest activities. "Because safety is a top priority, and there is a threat of lightning, we had to postpone the activities until a later date," said Colonel Mark Bontrager, 45th Mission Support Group commander. "We are going to release a new date
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