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  • 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
  • Wing wins Outstanding Unit Award

    Maj. Gen. William Shelton, 14th Air Force commander, presented Brig. Gen. Susan Helms, 45th Space Wing commander, with the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for 2006 Tuesday during an All Call."These aren't easy to come by, congratulations to all of you," said General Shelton, who emphasized the wing's exemplary launch record, lifting $2 billion
  • Safety manager urges wing members to take care

    Since the start of the Air Force's 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign on Memorial Day, there have been six mishaps at Patrick AFB that have caused people to miss work.These mishaps are part of only nine total mishaps across Air Force Space Command as of June 19.These mishaps are classified by the Air Force as Class C mishaps, where the
  • Executive director sets sights on new horizons

    He is quiet and unassuming. He carries himself with ease and is a master of communication. If you didn't know him you'd never guess he's the 45th Space Wing's executive director. Ask almost any senior leader at Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS who their most trusted advisor is and their responses would likely turn the spotlight on Bob Fore.For
  • Guardsmen, reservists support Honor Guard

    For the first time, members of the 114th Range Operations Squadron are serving on the "elite" Patrick AFB Honor Guard team.Airmen volunteer for the Honor Guard to represent the Air Force's military customs and courtesies, thus helping to carry on the Air Force's long-established traditions. Tech. Sgts. Doug Henry and Kristian Kobilis are among
  • Patrick Youth to marshal July Fourth parade

    One of Patrick's own will serve as the grand marshal in an Independence Day parade.Tori Grissom, 6, daughter of Tech. Sgt. William Grissom, 45th Weather Squadron, and Stephanie Grissom, will be grand marshal of the Limestone Heritage Parade in Bedford, Ind.The theme of the parade is "Coming Home." Sergeant and Mrs. Grissom, who are Bedford, Ind.,
  • Insurance helps weather the storm

    Hurricane season has arrived with a vengeance. Tropical Storm Alberto has already kicked open the door and brought near-hurricane force winds to Florida's Gulf Coast. In their June12 Letter to Airmen on personal financial management, Secretary Wynne and General Moseley point out that personal well-being affects job performance. They urge Airmen not
  • Freedom Fest a July Fourth tradition

    The 45th Space Wing invites base employees, their family and friends to celebrate this year's Independence Day at the annual Patrick AFB Freedom Fest celebration at Chevron Park on the banks of the scenic Banana River. Hosted by the 45th Services Division, this year's bash promises to be one of the best the base has ever held. First rate
  • Historic complex 36 towers toppled

    More than 3,600 tons of steel crashed to the surface at Space Launch Complex 36 Saturday morning when the old 209-foot-tall mobile service towers there were toppled as part of the ongoing project to demolish the historic complex. Approximately 60 pounds of dynamite strapped to the base of each tower was detonated about 15 minutes apart to knock the
  • New vice commander is ready to go

    Col. Stephen Butler entered the Air Force in 1985 as a second lieutenant launching global positioning system satellites and has spent most of his career in the space and missile career field at multiple locations. Since June 11, he has been vice commander of the 45th Space Wing. "It been a fast couple of weeks, filled with plenty of activity," said