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Cape Canaveral Air Force Station returns to mission after Hurricane Matthew

An Antonov aircraft safely landed on the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Oct. 9, just days after Hurricane Matthew. The successful delivery of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster not only ensured the capability to proceed with the  upcoming GOES-R (Geosynchronous Operational Environmental Satellite mission, it also demonstrated the wing's return to full mission capability after CCAFS closed Oct. 6 in an effort to keep personnel and the installation safe during Hurricane Matthew. The 45th SW returned to normal operations within three days following the storm. (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens)

An Antonov aircraft safely landed on the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Oct. 9, just days after Hurricane Matthew. The successful delivery of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster not only ensured the capability to proceed with the upcoming GOES-R (Geosynchronous Operational Environmental Satellite mission, it also demonstrated the wing's return to full mission capability after CCAFS closed Oct. 6 in an effort to keep personnel and the installation safe during Hurricane Matthew. The 45th SW returned to normal operations within three days following the storm. (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens)

Members of the 45th Space Wing offload a United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster from an Antonov aircraft Oct. 10, 2016. The aircraft safely landed on the Skid Strip on Oct. 9, 2016, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., while the base was in recovery operations after Hurricane Matthew. The successful delivery Oct. 9 not only ensured the capability to proceed with the upcoming GOES-R (Geosynchronous Operational Environmental Satellite) mission, it also demonstrated the wing's return to full mission capability after CCAFS closed Oct. 6 in an effort to keep personnel and the installation safe during the Category 3 storm. (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens)

Members of the 45th Space Wing offload a United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster from an Antonov aircraft Oct. 10, 2016. The aircraft safely landed on the Skid Strip on Oct. 9, 2016, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., while the base was in recovery operations after Hurricane Matthew. The successful delivery Oct. 9 not only ensured the capability to proceed with the upcoming GOES-R (Geosynchronous Operational Environmental Satellite) mission, it also demonstrated the wing's return to full mission capability after CCAFS closed Oct. 6 in an effort to keep personnel and the installation safe during the Category 3 storm. (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens)

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. -- An Antonov aircraft safely landed on the Skid Strip at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Oct. 9, just days after Hurricane Matthew. The successful delivery of a United Launch Alliance Atlas V booster not only ensured the capability to proceed with the upcoming GOES-R (Geosynchronous Operational Environmental Satellite mission, it also demonstrated the wing's return to full mission capability after CCAFS closed Oct. 6 in an effort to keep personnel and the installation safe during Hurricane Matthew. The 45th SW returned to normal operations within three days following the storm. (U.S. Air Force photos/Matthew Jurgens)