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  • Center renamed to honor General Sands

    The Air Force Space & Missile History Center near the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station South Gate was renamed the Sands Space History Center during an official ceremony today in the history center’s main hall.   The 45th Space Wing and the Air Force Space & Missile Museum Foundation hosted the ceremony in honor of retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Harry
  • Patrick to host first-ever Wingman Multicultural Day Oct. 21

    Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, is hosting the first-ever Wingman Multicultural Day which focuses on the social domain of Comprehensive Airman Fitness through connection with Wingmen here Oct. 21, 2016. The day kicks off at 10 a.m. and features various countries and backgrounds who will showcase their diverse cultures through displays, cultural
  • CCAFS launch operations resume after Hurricane Matthew

    A team from the 45th Space Wing and contracted partners observe the arrival of the Mariner to the port at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Oct. 12, 2016. The large cargo ship transported United Launch Alliance’s vehicle hardware to the launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station just a day after the base reopened following Hurricane
  • Emergency Family Assistance Center opens

    The 45th Comptroller Squadron process reimbursement claims and paper vouchers for active duty, civilians and dependents with Evacuation Orders during Hurricane Matthew at the Emergency Family Assistance Center at the Airman & Family Readiness Center Oct. 11, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. In an effort to help assist those who may have
  • Cape Canaveral Air Force Station returns to mission after Hurricane Matthew

    An Antonov aircraft safely landed on the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Oct. 9, just days after Hurricane Matthew. The successful delivery of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster not only ensured the capability to proceed with the upcoming GOES-R (Geosynchronous Operational Environmental Satellite mission, it also
  • Hurricane Recovery Team restores Patrick AFB after Hurricane Matthew

    Tech. Sgt. Donrico Hooker, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, turns a valve on a water chiller pump to bleed air through the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning System in the headquarters building Oct. 8, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The 45th Space Wing’s hurricane recovery teams, made up of more than 175 personnel have been working
  • Wing Commander welcomes base residents returning after Hurricane Matthew

    Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing Commander, welcomes Airman 1st Class Samantha Westerman, 45th Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s Public Health Flight, at the South Gate as she returns back on base after Hurricane Matthew Oct. 8, 2016. Monteith spent more than eight hours personally thanking residents for their patience and positive attitude
  • Command and control, recovery teams ride out Hurricane Matthew

    The Patrick Air Force Base hurricane recovery team prepares to leave the installation and set up operations in an alternate location Oct. 5, 2016. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station also has a hurricane recovery team. The teams are comprised of security forces, civil engineers, medical personnel and other specialties who can assess storm damages and
  • 45th Space Wing enters Hurricane Condition II

    The 45th Space Wing has entered Hurricane Condition II (HURCON II) in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. HURCON II indicates the arrival of a storm with 58 m.p.h. sustained winds or greater possible within 48 hours. All non-mission essential personnel will be released at 11 a.m. Oct. 5. Mandatory evacuation for personnel and residents on barrier
  • 45th Space Wing enters Hurricane Condition III

    At 3 p.m. ET the 45th Space Wing entered Hurricane Condition III (HURCON III) in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. HURCON III indicates surface winds in excess of 58 mph, which could arrive in the area of the base within 72 hours.  We anticipate winds to reach 34 knots at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 6, 2016, with 50 knot winds expected around
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