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  • A port in the storm; the Kriete family’s odyssey from Tyndall AFB to Patrick AFB

    1st Lt. Adam Kriete, his wife Heather, and their friend Carlos Diaz, travelled from Patrick AFB to Tyndall AFB early Friday morning. Five hours. They had a mission. They knew the gates were open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They had to drop off their supplies at the Youth Center, and see what was salvageable in their own home after Hurricane Michael.
  • A port in the storm; the Kriete family’s odyssey from Tyndall AFB to Patrick AFB

    (This story is part two of four of 1st Lt. Adam Kriete, 337th Air Control Squadron student, and his family coming to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. from Tyndall AFB, Fla.) When 1st Lt. Adam Kriete, his wife Heather and their three daughters came to Patrick Air Force Base they didn’t know what to do. “Before he joined the Air Force, we were on food stamps and Medicaid,” said Heather. “We came up from nothing and built ourselves up to what we have now. So it’s hard to go back and say we need help again.”
  • A port in the storm; the Kriete family’s odyssey from Tyndall AFB to Patrick AFB

    (This story is part one of four of 1st Lt. Adam Kriete, 337th Air Control Squadron student, and his family coming to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.)  He thought it would be a Category 2, maybe a Category 3. Hurricane Michael was a Category 4 hurricane, displacing approximately 11,000 people from Tyndall AFB including
  • Depression Awareness Month

    At times, we all experience sadness or feeling down, these feelings usually disappear. Depression on the other hand is much more serious. According to the National Institute on Mental Health, if you feel any of the symptoms below, either most of the day, nearly every day, or at least two weeks, then you may be experiencing depression.
  • Patrick AFB opens arms to Tyndall AFB Airmen

    The 45th Space Wing held a modified Emergency Family Assistance Center on Oct. 17, 2018, at the Airman & Family Readiness Center for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Airmen displaced due to Hurricane Michael.The EFAC provided a forum to connect with various Patrick AFB agency representatives for Tyndall families who relocated to Patrick.Those who
  • Tyndall AFB evacuee support

    Airmen and families displaced from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, who evacuated to the surrounding Patrick AFB region can receive help at Patrick AFB. Assistance includes support from all base organizations including administrative, medical, chaplain services, counseling and much more.The Airman and Family Readiness is hosting a Modified
  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month - it's what makes us strong

    At Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, during Hispanic Heritage month, we recognize the many men and women who make sacrifices to ensure that we continue to be the World’s Premier Gateway to Space. Each year there are celebrations that capitalize on the monumental progression of those who contributed to the diversity of our country and our military. Hispanic American, Dr. Ellen Ochoa is one of the many individuals who’ve made an impact in American history. She traveled to space four times with a total of 1,000 hours in space. She helped make the space mission possible for all of us. She was the first Hispanic woman that went into Space serving on the STS-56 aboard the space shuttle discovery in 1993.
  • 39 45th Space Wing Airmen promote in October

    Congratulations to the following 39 45th Space Wing Airmen who are scheduled to promote to the following ranks in the month of October:AIRMAN 1ST CLASS:Jaylon Bartley, 45th Security Forces SquadronJohn Mabulay, 45th Medical Operations SquadronKeyla Martinez, 45th Security Forces SquadronNisean McMillon, 45th Medical Support SquadronThaisheeim
  • Transportation Management Office supports nuclear monitoring improvements

    When members of the only agency in the Department of Defense charged with monitoring nuclear treaties discovered shipped equipment was not being accurately accounted for at forward supply points, they took to the drawing board to devise a solution. Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center here were determined to solve negative inventory trends, so they sketched out a conceptual prototype the old-fashioned way – with pen and paper. One aspect of the nuclear treaty monitoring center’s global mission is to gather seismic data to detect underground nuclear activity.
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