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  • Getting Ready to show off: Twice!

    Team, even as we continue to try to get back to some sort of "normalcy" here at the 45th Space Wing, especially after all we've been through these past few weeks, we still need to keep our eyes on what's just around the corner.As I'm sure you are all well aware, we recently got the official notification from the Air Force Space Command's Inspection
  • Government Shutdown Status

    At Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, every activity being worked, and many facilities or services that are open, are mission essential in support of launch operations. Some of the services you see open are NAF or non-appropriated funds; therefore, these services are not funded by congress' annual appropriations. Services such as
  • When to Seek Help

    We all have breaking points. Imagine you are wearing a backpack that is being filled with weights. Some of us might collapse at 50 pounds, some of us at 150 pounds, and some of us might make it to 500 pounds, but at some point we will all collapse no matter how much we would like to stand upright. The same is true for our mental wellbeing.If you
  • Times are Tough: Remember: 'Never leave an Airman Behind'

    No one in the 45th Space Wing or throughout our Air Force wanted a lapse in appropriations to occur. Now that it's happened, there is no telling when Congress will pass the Continuing Resolution to fund annual appropriations. It is my fervent hope that by the time you read this article, all of this will be behind us.However, as I write this, we are
  • JSTARS participates in counter UAV exercise

    Recently, the 605th Test and Evaluation Squadron Detachment 2, Melbourne, Fla., utilized the T3 JSTARS test jet to perform a tactics development & evaluation (TD&E) during an exercise at Naval Base Ventura County, in Oxnard, Calif. Tactics development and testing during the exercise was supported by the JSTARS Test Force (JTF); a combined group of
  • It's Time for Innovation

    I'm sure many of you have been following the daily media rumors on furlough. I'm also sure you feel as I do: I really do wish this would end, and soon.The impacts to the Budget Control Act and furlough at the 45th Space Wing are very real for our mission and our people. To put this in perspective, our budget (initial distribution) has steadily
  • Thanks for a job well done. Again!

    Wow! What a great job by "Team Patrick-Cape" last Friday morning as we all worked together to perform yet another successful launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Our entire team worked in perfect rhythm to launch a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the second Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-2) satellite for the United
  • Prepare NOW for Command Cyber Readiness Inspection

    Hopefully by now you have heard the wing will be undergoing a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection July 22-26. If not, SURPRISE! While the majority of the inspection will take place within the space communications squadron, all users have a part in helping the wing pass this inspection. You may be asking "what's so important about a communications
  • FSS … We Never Rest

    Our squadron war cry is FSS ... We Never Rest! Having responsibility for all things Food, Fitness, Fun, Families, and Force Support, there is always something we are working on for the benefit of the Wing, its Mission Partners and their families. Most people are familiar with some of the more visible services we provide such as issuing ID cards and
  • Military Spouses and Mother’s Day

    Within the course of the last week, our nation celebrated two events that should be very near and dear to everyone's heart: Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Mother's Day.Growing up in a military family, I was able to witness first-hand that military spouses stand shoulder-to-shoulder with all members of our military, whether they are Active