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  • 45th Space Wing successfully launches Falcon 9 JCSAT-16

    The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported the successful SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 launch Aug. 14, 2016, at 1:26 a.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 here. The Falcon 9 rocket is carrying the JCSAT-16 communications satellite built by Space Systems Loral for Tokyo-based SKY Perfect JSAT Corp. JCSAT-16 will be a backup satellite for Ku-band and
  • 9 graduate CGO professional development course

    Nine members graduated from the Company Grade Officer’s Professional Development Course Aug. 12, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Over the past week, company grade officers and select civilians participated in a course designed to equip the next generation of leaders here. Outside of learning key processes, like the budget and promotion
  • 3 states, 1 US territory; IDs no longer valid for base access

    Individuals from Minnesota, Missouri, Washington or American Samoa will no longer be able to access Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., and other Air Force installations with a state-issued identification card or driver’s license beginning Aug. 15, 2016. While ID’s that do not meet security and data-collection guidelines will not be accepted, alternate
  • Help control mosquitoes that spread Zika virus

    By now, many Florida residents have likely heard of the Zika virus and how it’s primarily contracted.   Currently, the Florida Department of Health has identified an area with local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in Miami, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Additionally, Governor Rick Scott announced Aug. 1, 2016, that the
  • Do your part to keep wildlife healthy

    Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., have a variety of indigenous wildlife that share where we live and work. Some of the wildlife is considered to be protected, endangered species. Care and caution must be considered when we encounter them.   All personnel are reminded that feeding and/or harassment of wildlife, as
  • 19 Patrick-Cape members promote in August

    Congratulations to the following 19 Patrick-Cape members who are scheduled to promote in the month of August:         AIRMAN:Elijah E. Cantave, 45th Space Wing                                                                                                                              AIRMAN 1ST CLASS:Brandon A. Kessler, 45th Aerospace Medicine
  • 45th SFS change of command

    Col. Matthew Wallace, 45th Mission Support Group commander, presents Maj. Megan Hall, 45th Security Forces Squadron guidon during a change of command ceremony July 29, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Changes of command are a military tradition representing the transfer of responsibilities from the presiding official to the upcoming official.
  • 45th OSS ensures safe flying operations at Patrick AFB

    Senior Airmen Damon Sheperd, airfield management operations supervisor, and Henson Greene, airfield management shift lead, measure distances between aircraft to ensure there is adequate wingtip clearance at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., July 28, 2016. The Airmen are members of the 45th Operations Support Squadron who ensure the airfield is safe for
  • 45th Space Wing supports successful Atlas V NROL-61 launch

    The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the NROL-61 spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 here July 28, 2016, at 8:37 a.m. ET. The ULA Atlas V rocket is carrying a national security payload for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.   Before any spacecraft can launch from
  • Patrick AFB veteran nominated for ‘Veterans in Blue’

    For the past six years, the Air Force Public Affairs Agency recognizes veterans for their valuable and lasting contributions to America's modern, preeminent Air, Space & Cyberspace Force. This year, one of Patrick’s own, retired Don Shelton, deputy commander of the 45th Space Wing Detachment 3, and retired chief master sergeant, who was also the
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