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  • 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
  • Senior NCO Professional Enhancement Course graduates

    Congratulations to Patrick-Cape’s newest graduates of the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Professional Enhancement Course July 21, 2016, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. SNCOPEC is a five-day course designed to augment and reinforce information taught in basic military training, technical training, ancillary training, professional military education,
  • 45th Space Wing supports SpaceX’s CRS-9 mission launch

    The 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of a Falcon 9 Dragon spacecraft headed to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 40 here July 18, 2016, at 12:45 a.m. ET.At approximately eight minutes after the launch, SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 first-stage booster at Landing Zone 1 on Cape Canaveral Air
  • Patrick AFB wins 6 awards –Year of excellence

    The 45th Space Wing garnered four team awards to include: Child Development Program of the Year, Major General Eugene L. Eubank Award for the small base category of the Year, Operations Program of the Year and John L. Hennessy Award. Additionally, two members, Lt. Col. Paul N. Somer, prior 45th Force Support commander, received an individual award
  • 45th OSS change of command

    Col. Burton Catledge, 45th Operations Group commander, presents Lt. Col. Robert Shrader, 45th Operations Support Squadron commander, with a guidon during a change of command ceremony July 15, 2016, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. Changes of command are a military tradition representing the transfer of responsibilities from the presiding
  • 45th FSS change of command

    Col. Matthew Wallace, 45th Mission Support Group commander, presents Maj. Chong Gregory, 45th Force Support Squadron commander, with a guidon during a change of command ceremony July 15, 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
  • USAF Academy cadets immerse in 45th Space Wing operations

    A group of cadets from the U.S. Air Force Academy were given the opportunity to spend two weeks here as an introduction to military life. The program, named Operation Air Force, allows future leaders to visit active duty bases to learn about the various mission capabilities and responsibilities contained within a wing. They were given a number of
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