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  • Tornadoes: The underappreciated hurricane hazard

    Hurricanes are well known for strong winds and heavy rain. But did you know tornadoes are also a significant threat during hurricanes? Now is the time to learn about this hazard as you prepare for hurricane season.Some of the strongest tornadoes in Florida occur with land-falling tropical cyclones. These tornadoes can form over 250 miles from the
  • Army Vets care for pets

    The Patrick Air Force Base Veterinary Clinic, a 45th Space Wing mission partner, is run by the U.S. Army Veterinary Command. Operating with a staff of four active-duty soldiers and eight civilians to carry out its mission, the Vet Clinic's schedule can be dog-eat-dog.Their mission is to provide family pets in the Patrick community with accessible
  • Descendents Reunion: heritage protected, honored

    It's a familiar sight to people who work at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station: a small plot of land just past the gate, surrounded by a well-kept picket fence, with a proud tree in the middle.As personnel drive past on their way to work, they might also notice something else. That bit of land is a graveyard, one of eight on Cape Canaveral that
  • KUDOS gives kids knowledge

    Roles were reversed April 10 at the Patrick Air Force Base Air Terminal.For the "Kids Understanding Deployment Operations" program, the 45th Space Wing and 920th Rescue Wing staff staged a mock deployment for approximately 70 children ranging in age from 5 to 16. All of them had one or both parents serving in the military.KUDOS deployments have
  • Sportbike riders beware

    Sportbike riders have a need for speed and this bike provides an inexpensive thrill ride that many people are not respecting.With the rapid acceleration, agile maneuverability and quick stopping, this vehicle provides a motorcyclist with all the excitement and adrenaline rush one can ask for, making it a disaster waiting to happen.For the same
  • Friends don't let friends drive drowsy

    "After a long week of working 10 hours a day, I think I'll head north to visit some relatives and relax for the weekend. It's only an eight hour drive; I should be there by midnight if I leave right after work. Can't forget the energy drinks! They should keep me alert."It's great to plan a road trip, however ensure your plan considers the
  • Sharks save turtles from cold with help from partners

    Average high and low temperatures for this time of year in east central Florida are between 50 and 70° F, but in January Mother Nature took the helm and air temperatures fell into the low 30s.Subsequently, the water temperature had been decreasing in the northern Indian River Lagoon system that includes estuary waters of the Indian River, Banana
  • Observations on Women's History Month

    As you are well aware by now, Women's History Month is in full swing. This year's theme, "Writing Women Back into History" is happening right now, right here at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.I hope many of you had the opportunity to participate in the video montage showcasing the talents of the women at Patrick AFB and
  • Year of the Family: It's so much more than a motto

    It's easy to throw around mottos like "Be a Good Wingman" and the "Year of the Air Force Family." What isn't always easy, however, is putting words into action, "walking the talk," as the saying goes.Fortunately, for Tech. Sgt. (ret.) Shawn Mette and his wife, Nelia, they have a "family" at Patrick Air Force Base who believes in "walking the talk."
  • Reduce space, reduce waste... save energy

    Since efficiency is always a key to improving operations, I would like to inform the 45th Space Wing community on how the Civil Engineer Squadron is working to reduce the Wing's energy use.New federal requirements mandate the Wing reduce its energy intensity by three percent per year for 10 continuous years (from 2005 to 2015). Accomplishing this
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