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  • 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
  • Three Sharks win top honors

    Three members of the 45th Space Wing have been recognized by the Air Force and the DoD for their outstanding service. A reservist with the 45th Security Forces Squadron is the Air Force Reserve Command's Outstanding Individual Mobility Augmentee of the Year for 2006, while the Department of Defense recognized two Airmen from the 45th Civil Engineer
  • 2007 Air Force Assistance Fund drive exceeds goal

    The 2007 Air Force Assistance Fund (AFAF) campaign, "Commitment to Caring", concluded May 4, exceeding its goal by more than $6,000. The campaign, which kicked off March 26, was a resounding success. The PAFB/CCAFS goal for this year's six-week campaign was $40,744, with 100-percent contact of all assigned AF personnel. The PAFB/CCAFS community
  • Base releases cultural housing survey results

    Whether you're a thousand miles away or located in one of our three housing area, a family's unwavering support is often the fuel that feeds our execution of the mission. Therefore, 45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Susan Helms directed the 45th SW Military Equal Opportunity office to conduct a cultural assessment in the housing areas and
  • Sharks win Herres Award, rise above the rest

    Accolades continue to pour in for the 45th Space Wing Sharks. I was truly honored to receive the prestigious Herres and Space Safety Awards on your behalf April 27 at the Air Force Space Command Commanders' Conference. The Herres Award recognizes the best space wing with a space mission. You earned it by executing the most dynamic, airtight and
  • Are they smarter than 5th graders?

    An engineer and two ordnance specialists from the 45th Space Wing Safety Office proved they're at least as smart as fifth graders by treating the entire fifth grade class at Croton Elementary School in Melbourne, Fla. to a lesson in "Rocket Science 101" at the school May 2. Dan Berlinrut, Wayne Chamberlain and Will Davis spent the day working with