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  • It’s not Science Fiction – 45th Space Wing “Triad” enables space-based orbital-defense capability

    On Jan. 18, the fourth piece in the Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, was successfully launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, completing the SBIRS 'constellation' – a network of satellites allowing unparalleled defense capability for the United States.Hundreds of hands, ranging from engineers, Airmen, generals, technicians,
  • Col Gigi Simko Recognized with ACHE Distinguished Service Award

    Colonel Gigi Simko earned the American College of Healthcare Executives Distinguished Service Award for her commitment to her profession and to progressing healthcare management excellence. The ACHE of Central Florida is the regional chapter of the ACHE, an organization of over 48,000 with a mission to advance its members and healthcare management
  • SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Successfully Launched

    The Air Force successfully launched the fourth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Evolved Expendable launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 7:48 p.m. EST, Jan 19, 2018.“The successful launch of SBIRS GEO Flight-4 is the reward for
  • Project Emeritus volunteers recognized for 44,000 hours of service

    Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, recognized and thanked 11 Project Emeritus volunteers for their dedication and service during a Commander’s Call on Dec. 15, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Volunteers recognized have accounted for more than 44,000 volunteer hours. By comparison, that is equivalent to 24.5 years of
  • Adjusted gate hours for upcoming holidays

    As the Christmas and New Year holidays approach, Patrick AFB will change entry gate operating hours consistent with previous federal holidays. These hours will maximize the number of our Defenders who can spend time with family and friends as they enjoy the festivities of the season.   -Close PAFB East Gate at 10 p.m. on Dec. 22, 2017, and re-open
  • Be prepared: Winter Tornado Season

    The winter tornado season in central Florida usually peaks from February to early April. However, our winter tornadoes can strike as early as December.The 2017-2018 winter severe weather season in east central Florida is predicted to be below normal.  Fewer and weaker tornadoes than usual are expected. But it only takes one, so be prepared.A weak
  • AFSPC commander becomes JFSCC, joint space forces restructure

    Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, became the Joint Force Space Component Commander today, taking operational responsibility for employment of all joint space forces.
  • 32 Patrick-Cape members promote in December

    32 Patrick-Cape members promote in DecemberCongratulations to the following 32 Team Patrick-Cape members who are scheduled to promote in the month of December:AIRMAN 1ST CLASS:Dashaun A. Branch, 45th Operations Support Squadron  Kaleb J. Perez, Tech Surv Squadron Patrick A. Reynolds, 45th Space Wing   SENIOR AIRMAN: Christopher M. Hall, 45th
  • Adjusted gate hours for Thanksgiving Day weekend

    As Thanksgiving Day approaches, Patrick Air Force Base will change entry gate operating hours consistent with the direction for previous federal holidays. This change maximizes the number of defenders who can spend time with family and friends. Patrick Air Force Base's East Gate will change operating hours beginning the evening of Wednesday, Nov.
  • Adjusted gate hours for Veterans Day weekend

    As Veterans Day approaches, Patrick Air Force Base will change entry gate operating hours consistent with the direction for previous federal holidays. This change maximizes the number of defenders who can spend time with family and friends.  Patrick Air Force Base's East Gate will change operating hours beginning the evening of Thursday, Nov. 9,
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