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  • 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
  • Briefs

    Volunteer Career Fair The Airman & Family Readiness Center (A&FRC) is sponsoring a Volunteer Career Fair March 29 from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Shark Center, 805 Harrier St., Building 3655, Pelican Coast Housing, Satellite Beach. Expect to fill out volunteer job applications for opportunities both on- and off-base agencies. Volunteer agencies
  • Wing wins Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

    Members of the 45th Space Wing may proudly wear a new ribbon. The 45th Space Wing won an Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for exceptionally meritorious service from Oct. 1, 2005, to Sept. 30, 2006."During this period, the 45th Space Wing personified devotion to duty by ensuring the world's busiest spaceport executed its mission seamlessly,"
  • Sergeants get STEP up

    When Staff Sgt. Brad Barber, 45th Space Wing, and Staff Sgt. Ericka Gayle, Air Force Technical Applications Center, arrived at work on separate days in December and January, little did they know they were in store for nice surprises -- new stripes. Sergeant Gayle had planned Dec. 6 to finish updating a continuity folder, train a co-worker on
  • Jan. 15 is deadline for enlisted retraining requests

    As a part of Phase II fiscal year 2007 NCO Retraining Program, the deadline for Airmen identified as vulnerable for involuntary retraining must submit initial retraining requests by Jan. 15.Requests now must be submitted through the Virtual MPF Website.Those who do not meet the Monday deadline will be considered ineligible for cross training or re
  • Air Force extends officers' VSP option deadline

    The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board in June if it fails to meet its force-shaping goal, said the service's senior-most officer for manpower and personnel. "While the goal has been to reduce active-duty end strength through voluntary programs where possible, if at the end of the extended Voluntary Separation Pay (VSP)
  • Base loses new member in motorcycle mishap

    Airman 1st Class Dustin Pierce, Air Force Technical Applications Center, died Dec. 28 as the result of a one-vehicle motorcycle accident in Cocoa Beach. The accident occurred at about 1:15 p.m. on Florida Highway A1A just north of State Road 520, said Base Mortuary Affairs Officer Greg Firkel. The accident was investigated by the Cocoa Beach Police
  • 'Roll Call' to help Airmen, supervisors tackle AF issues

    A new weekly publication titled "Roll Call" is designed to help shop- and office-level supervisors explain complex, yet important Air Force issues to their Airmen during daily or weekly meetings. Roll Call is a one-page print product, posted online every Friday. It covers one or two topics, in full sentences, and is written so supervisors can read