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  • In Memoriam – 45th Space Wing celebrates the life of Mr. Nicholas Byrnside

    The flag will be flown at half-staff Friday, March 30th in honor of Mr. Nicholas C. Byrnside, Chief, Safety Analysis, who passed away on March 19. He was 78 years old.For more than 50 years, Mr. Byrnside proudly served and supported the United States Navy and United States Air Force, where he had a tremendous impact on the United States space
  • It’s not a rental – 45th Space Wing warns against improper GMV usage

    Government Motor Vehicles are used abundantly throughout the military and especially here on Patrick Air Force Base, where Airmen make numerous trips back-and-forth to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.When operating a vehicle so frequently, it is easy to fall into bad habits. However, misusing a government motor vehicle can result in consequences
  • 45th Launch Group streamlines processes, optimizes mission assurance during organizational change

    The 5th Space Launch Squadron recently merged mission assurance operations with the 45th Launch Support Squadron (LCSS) to bring technical experts together under one organization and allow for the recently developed Falcon flight to meet future requirements.Prior to the merger, the members who worked on the United Launch Alliance Atlas and Delta
  • A trip down memory lane – 45th Space Wing visits with Honor Flight veterans

    Usually the Wickham Park Senior Center is filled with men and women playing bingo. However, at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, it was a very different picture as military members from the Space Coast area gathered to honor 25 local veterans embarking on an “Honor Flight” trip to Washington D.C. later that morning.Although everyone there is typically asleep
  • Citations to be issued for fishing violations on PAFB, CCAFS beginning April 1

    Beginning April 1, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will begin writing citations for illegal fishing practices, including those who violate the law on Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.Disobeying state fishing laws can result in criminal charges and even jail time, depending on the severity of the
  • Cape Canaveral Lighthouse celebrates 150 years of history

    The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation hosted a festival on Feb. 10, 2018, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the lighthouse at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The festival, celebrating the only fully operational lighthouse owned by the Air Force, included door prizes, food and beverages, a raffle, lighthouse tours and live musical
  • The Best Never Rest

    “The Best Never Rest” is not just the 45th Force Support Squadron’s motto, it’s the ticket to success in Air Force Food Service Operations.For the third consecutive year, the 45th Space Wing is a top contender for the Air Force’s prestigious John L. Hennessy Award for excellence in Air Force Food Service, and we plan on bringing the trophy here
  • Falcon Heavy successfully launches

    On Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 3:45 PM ET, Falcon Heavy successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, with the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb) -- a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with
  • Patrick Airmen take to Space Coast shores for beach clean-up effort

    Airmen from Patrick Air Force Base gathered at the base’s beach house on Feb. 3 in a clean-up effort of community beaches.The event, hosted by Patrick’s Airman Leadership School Class 18-2, provided an opportunity to any Airmen who were interested in volunteering.Senior Airman Dali Ramos, a client systems technician at the Air Force Technical
  • Launching With A Legacy -- Weather pioneer returns 60 years after historic mission

    The year was 1958. The Soviet Union launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into orbit the year before, which meant the U.S. was now officially behind in the race for space.After suffering three humbling launch setbacks, the U.S. finally had an answer to Sputnik and that answer, nestled atop a Juno rocket, was Explorer I.The
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