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  • 45th SW support key for nighttime shuttle launch

    Space Shuttle Discovery and its crew are set to launch from Kennedy Space Center Thursday, Dec. 7 at 9:30 p.m. STS-116 will be the first shuttle mission to launch after dark since the Columbia disaster in 2003. NASA required daylight launches for the first three shuttle missions after the Columbia disaster in 2003 to allow clear photography of the
  • Patrick tests its crisis response

    Kicking off the 45th Space Wing's first major event in preparation for the upcoming 2007 Air Force Space Command Inspector General's Readiness Inspection, the wing conducted a local Major Accident Response Exercise Nov. 21. Patrick fire, medical, and security forces personnel were among the first to arrive at the simulated accident site adjacent to
  • Pad 17A scores 158th launch

    Friday's successful launch of a Delta II booster from Cape Canaveral carried a NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite into orbit. It was the 158th launch from Space Launch Complex 17A.The satellite is the third of the modernized GPS satellites that incorporates various improvements to provide greater accuracy, increased resistance to
  • Patrick major thankful to serve others

    From her desk at Patrick AFB, Maj. Janice Hance could hear waves rolling in and rockets flying from Cape Canaveral AFS. From her desk at Phoenix Base in Baghdad, she hears a daily barrage of gunfire and explosions, and sees people scarred by war. Yet, she feels she has lots to be thankful for."I'm thankful just to be alive, to be an American and
  • ALS grads pay homage to veterans

    The soft, echoing voice of a fallen Vietnam Veteran broke the dead silence as he spoke to his family - telling them everything was OK. The veteran, his mother, wife and son, played by members of the Airman Leadership School, Class 05-1, held the nearly 200 guests mesmerized during the opening ceremony of the ALS graduation at The Tides Nov. 15. "It
  • Briefs

    Air Force Association luncheon The local chapter of the Air Force Association will hold its Community Partner Lunch Wednesday, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. at The Tides. Featured speaker will be Maj. Gen. Tom Deppe, commander, 20th Air Force. General Deppe is a former vice commander of the 45th Space Wing. "From time to time during the year, we hold a
  • Two Medical Group troops make chief

    Tears of joy ran down Marcie Blake's cheeks Wednesday morning as her husband, Senior Master Sgt. Larry Blake, walked into a crowded room at the base Medical Clinic and was told by Lt. Col. Jay Burks he'd been selected for promotion to chief master sergeant. The Blakes, Tyler, Texas, natives, have been married for 21 years, 19 of which have been
  • Veterans still serve proudly

    Veterans have been such an important part of the military's past, but they are still a vital part of the Air Force today at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Nearly 100 military veterans volunteer their time and services daily through Project Emeritus and the American Red Cross. These veterans are often filling mission
  • Everyone's a Wingman

    Airmen taking care of Airmen is the fundamental theme behind the third annual Patrick, Cape Canaveral Wingman Day, Nov. 17. The day-long venue is an opportunity for all Patrick and Cape personnel to stop and reflect on the health of the force and to reinforce a culture of looking after each other throughout the year. "The purpose of our Wingman Day
  • Patrick team arranges Kazakhstan medevac

    A 45th Space Wing team supporting the landing of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan became Good Samaritans when they arranged for the medevac of a critically ill DoD contractor.Three members of the Human Space Flight Support (DDMS), based at Patrick AFB, liaisoned with NASA and a DoD Aeromedical Evacuation team to support the Sept. 29 landing
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