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    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
  • Sharks welcome inspection team

    The Sharks of the 45th Space Wing will immerse themselves in their own version of March Madness when the Air Force Space Command Inspector General comes to town. A team of 91 inspectors from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., and augmentees from other bases, headed by the AFSPC Inspector General is expected to arrive Saturday and Sunday, said Bob
  • Patrons asked to exercise patience

    Anyone entering Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS can expect lots of exercise scenarios on base and some delays during the 45th Space Wing's Operational Readiness Inspection, March 11-25. Delays are expected at gates and wait times may increase at some customer service areas during the inspection and its related exercises. "Please be patient,"
  • Cape lighthouse topped off

    What went down Jan. 26, 2006 went back up Feb. 28 as workers reattached the lamp room, roof and light to the top of the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. "This marks the symbolic end of our lighthouse renovation project," said Robert Elliott, 45th Space Wing project officer. "Significant structural failures were found and fixed. The root issue was old
  • Base Aero Club shutting down

    After two-consecutive years of losing members and money, the 45th Space Wing Commander has recommended shutting down the Patrick AFB Aero Club. The Air Staff will make the final decision. The club is not supported by tax dollars and has to turn a profit in order to keep flying. It recently boasted membership of about 190, but currently is down to
  • Range forecasts 16-20 launches

    The 45th Space Wing will continue to recapitalize the Navstar Global Positioning System constellation in 2007 with two planned launches of modernized GPS satellites on Delta II boosters from Cape Canaveral AFS.Those launches are among the many military and civil launches forecasted for the Eastern Range during calendar year 2007. Although the