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  • DoD-led exercise simulates shuttle bailout

    Department of Defense personnel conducted an exercise in search and rescue operations May 31 to ensure their readiness to support upcoming Space Shuttle launches.The exercise, known as Mode VIII, the NASA designation for an astronaut bailout of the space shuttle, simulated the bailout of seven astronauts into the Atlantic Ocean 275 nautical miles
  • Vice commander remembers on eve of retiring

    One week. That is how much time Col. Thomas Bouthiller, vice commander of the 45th Space Wing, has until he joins the long blue line of Airmen who have retired from defending our nation.Colonel Bouthiller will retire after 29 years of service in a ceremony June 15 at The Tides.Colonel Bouthiller's Air Force career began with the dream of becoming a
  • Patrick Airmen honored at Sergeants Association convention

    Patrick AFB's chapter of the Air Force Sergeants Association recognized two of its members at AFSA's annual Division 5 convention in Tampa May 26.Senior Airman Charlene Rueben of the 45th Aeromedical-Dental Squadron was named First Term Airman of the Year and Tech. Sgt. Christian Pardue of the 45th Operations Support Squadron was named NCO of the
  • Friends reunite in Southwest Asia after two decades

    It took 20 years and 14,000 miles, but for Tom and Steve, reuniting was a great reason to deploy to Southwest Asia.Though these two Air Force officers now sit only five feet from each other, the road from their friendship begins at a middle school in San Antonio, Texas, a time both remember very well."Steve and I met in the seventh grade at John H.
  • Sharks rake in awards

    45th Space Wing Awards in 2006 or for 2006 AIR FORCE-LEVEL AWARDS Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for Meritorious  Achievement Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2005 Awarded to the 45th Space Wing in June 2006 Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for Meritorious Service Oct. 1, 2005 - Sep. 30, 2006 Awarded to the 45th Space Wing in November 2006 2006 Space Safety
  • Navy launches Trident II D5 missiles on Eastern Range, sets record for success

    The U.S. Navy successfully launched two Trident II missiles configured with a new test missile kit design from a submarine May 15 on the Eastern Range.The unarmed Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles (FBMs) were launched from the USS Tennessee, operating in the Atlantic Ocean.With this two-missile test, the Trident II D5 missile achieved 119
  • Space launch enterprise fully engaged in AFSO21 journey

    The 45th Space Wing moved closer to increased efficiency in the areas of Eastern Range safety and scheduling this week when teams briefed Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Susan Helms about Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) cost-cutting measures."Both teams developed very in-depth action plans to implement our future state for both
  • NCO named AFSPC's Outstanding Space System Operator

    Tech. Sgt. Christian Pardue, formerly of the 1st Range Operations Squadron, is Air Force Space Command's Outstanding Space Systems Operator Non-Commissioned Officer for 2006."It feels excellent," said Sergeant Pardue. "It feels pretty good to know you're the best in your job."As a member of the 1st ROPS, Sergeant Pardue served as an aerospace
  • Aerospace certification course approved for college credit

    Aerospace and aviation technicians at Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS have a new avenue to pursue a college diploma.The American Council on Education (ACE) has approved the Aerospace Technical Education Center (SpaceTEC) core certification for 24 credits toward a degree at the nation's colleges and universities.The Veteran's Administration has
  • Briefs

    Rocket Lanes Center closure Rocket Lanes and snack bar will close Monday, June 11 thru Tuesday, June 12 due to a planned air conditioning repair. They are expected to resume normal hours of operation on Wednesday, June 13. We apologize for any inconvenience. Call 494-2959 for any additional information. Junior Enlisted Appreciation PicnicAll junior
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