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  • CPO named best in Air Force

    A civilian member of Patrick AFB was recognized by the Air Force for her service in support of the 45th Space Wing's mission. Lyn Dixon, 45th Misssion Support Squadron chief of civilian personnel, was named CPO of the year April 27. As a CPO, Ms. Dixon advises senior leaders on policies governing civilian employees. Ms. Dixon credits her co-workers
  • Air Force names top paralegal

    The Air Force recently lauded a member of the 45th Space Wing for her service. Tech. Sgt. Dawn Wolfe of the 45th Judge Advocate's office has been named Outstanding Paralegal Airman of the Year. Sergeant Wolfe, currently non-commissioned officer in charge of claims and legal assistance at Patrick, was honored for her service as NCOIC of Detainee
  • Sharks welcome SpaceX

    The men and women of the 45th Space Wing could soon have a new mission partner working alongside them at Cape Canaveral AFS. Air Force Space Command recently approved a five-year agreement with commercial launch provider Space Exporation technologies, known as SpaceX, to allow the company to operate and launch from Space Launch Complex 40. "The
  • Patrick firefighter best NCO in AFSPC

    An NCO stationed at Patrick AFB is one of the top five outstanding Airmen in Air Force Space Command. Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Griffin, 45th Civil Engineering Squadron, fire protection station captain was awarded this distinction at Space Command's Outstanding Airmen of the Year Banquet April 27. "It's truly an honor and a humbling experience," said
  • Pre-launch ops keep Sharks busy

    The 45th Launch Group is busily processing flight hardware and gearing up for a number of launches through the rest of the year. "Although there aren't any launches in April and May, there is a lot of work being done at the Launch Group," said Col. Scott Henderson, 45th LCG commander. "All three of our squadrons are very busy." The 45th Launch

    The results from a grueling two-week inspection of the 45th Space Wing Sharks were presented to a roaring crowd March 27 at the Patrick AFB Theater. The 45th SW earned an overall "Excellent" rating for its 2007 Operational Readiness Inspection. Excellent represents the second to best in a five-tier rating system ranging from Outstanding to
  • DDMS inactivates

    The DoD Manned Space Flight Support Office (DDMS) was inactivated in a ceremony April 3 here.Immediately preceding the ceremony, alumni of NASA's Apollo program shared a working luncheon with current Air Force and NASA officials planning astronaut recovery operations for NASA's upcoming Constellation program. Constellation is set to fly to the moon
  • Grenades, flares, suspicious packages all in EOD day's work

    As if the Global War on Terror and the 45th Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection were not enough, the 45th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight dealt with a number of real-world scenarios in March.No sooner had the inspections kicked off March 11 when a briefcase was found in a dumpster at the south beach access. Then March 12, a suspect
  • Patrick Aero Club program closed

    On March 30, the director of Services (HQ USAF/A1S) officially approved the 45th Space Wing commander's request to close the Patrick Aero Club program.Effective March 31, the program ceased operations except for the administrative office which processes refunds for advanced flight payments and provides interested members "letters of good
  • USAF launches multiple satellites on Atlas V rocket

    A mission of "firsts" was successfully launched from here March 8 as six satellites were lofted into orbit on board a single Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV). The six satellites made up an integrated payload called the Space Test Program-1 (STP-1).The firsts on this mission include: · The first launch of an Air Force payload on an