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  • How an LWO and his team guided a Minotaur IV rocket out of the labyrinth

    What does a rocket never before launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, unfavorable weather conditions and a launch pad with a dry spell of over 15 years have in common? A seven-man weather team from the 45th Space Wing, led by Mr. David Craft, launch weather officer and retired airman.The preparation, problem-solving and teamwork, which
  • Labor Day gate closure

    As Labor Day approaches, Patrick Air Force Base will change entry gateoperating hours consistent with the direction for previous federal holidays.This change maximizes the number of defenders who can spend time withfamily and friends.Patrick Air Force Base's East Gate will change operating hours beginningthe evening of Thursday, August 30, and
  • Back to school with the Base Education Office

    Back to school season is here and that means a chance to start a path toward a degree or to continue pursuing further educational opportunities by visiting the Patrick Air Force Base Education Office. The Base Education Office is a way to help those looking for resources and guidance on everything educational related. Whether you are active duty or not, they are here to help in an educational and vocational capability.
  • Passing the torch, 45th SW change of command

    Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess, former senior military assistant to the Under Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon, took command of the 45th Space Wing from Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith during a change of command ceremony, Aug. 23, 2018, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.As the commander, Schiess commands Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
  • PDF line held to streamline out-processing for Patrick AFB Airmen

    Over 20 Airmen gathered in the base Passenger Terminal July 17, 2018, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., for a pre-deployment function line to streamline out-processing for Airmen preparing to deploy.    The purpose of the line is to quicken and smooth the deployment process for large groups of departing Airmen, as well as saving time for base
  • 31 45th Space Wing Airmen promote in August

    Congratulations to the following 31 45th Space Wing Airmen who are scheduled to promote to the following ranks in the month of August: AIRMAN 1ST CLASS:Myles McCurdy, 45th Logistics Readiness Squadron SENIOR AIRMAN:Jacob Crotinger, 22nd Surveillance Squadron Thomas Anastasio, 22nd Surveillance Squadron Jordan King, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron Cory
  • Wing retools structure toward greater agility

    On July 31, 2018, the 45th Space Wing inactivated the 45th Launch Group, combining their launch mission and personnel with the 45th Operations Group. The personnel from both groups will be led by Col. Steven Lang, commander of the 45th OG.
  • Explore your options – Palace Chase and Palace Front

     “…I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." Some service members recite the oath of enlistment with the plan to fulfil one contract and separate, while others raise their right hand with the
  • Space Launch Complex 17 demolition

    With a final farewell and the push of a plunger, Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing Commander, demolished the nearly 200-foot-tall towers at 7 a.m. July 12 at Space Launch Complex 17, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The demolition of the towers marks the first phase of a contract, which was awarded in September 2016 and involved demolition of the Delta II towers, associated structures, and includes pavements and site restoration.
  • 45 SW/CC Response to PFOS & PFOA at PAFB and CCAFS

    Sharks As many of you may have seen in the news and social media, past cancer occurrences in South Patrick Shores have prompted their citizens to request an environmental investigation from the Florida Department of Health in an attempt to determine an environmental cause.  Recent media reports have created a perception that our installation’s
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