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  • Not your average rocket launch; 45th SW supports Pegasus ICON

    The 45th Space Wing supported the Pegasus ICON rocket launch on Nov. 7, 2018 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Skid Strip. Skid Strip? That’s quite different than a standard launch from the Cape – don’t rockets launch from pads? The skid strip, a smaller flight line on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, served as the acting “launch pad” for an
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 45th MSG Airmen experience Koreasat-5A launch up close during immersion program

    Officers and enlisted Airmen from the 45th Space Wing Mission Support Group had the opportunity to network and see the end result of their day-to-day efforts during the ‘Lunch & Launch’ event, held Nov. 6 on the Eastern Range.The purpose of the ‘Lunch & Launch’ was to provide company grade officers, noncommissioned officers and senior
  • AFSPC initiative destroys barriers to bolster Airmen innovation

    In a move to encourage Airmen to come forward with innovative thinking, a new decision panel will allow Airmen at all levels within Air Force Space Command to present ideas that could enhance the mission, save time, increase customer satisfaction, save the Air Force money, or anything that can improve the way things are done within the Air Force.
  • 45th Space Wing enables nation's space mission

    Space launches may soon be an almost weekly sight on Florida's Space Coast. As the need for space lift grows globally, partnerships between the Air Force, other government agencies and the commercial space industry are enhancing the 45th Space Wing's vision of remaining the world's premier gateway to space.
  • Wing transforms, command takes notice

    Airman Jordan King, 45th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency manager, was standing tall, ready for his room inspection in a newly renovated dormitory, when what happened next caught him by complete surprise. Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, walked through the door to conduct an inspection. “Your room looks outstanding,” Raymond
  • AF begins migrating email to cloud-based system in 2017

    The dreaded “your mailbox is full” message is soon to be a thing of the past under a recent directive by the Air Force Space Command to realign resources to more critical priorities and outsourcing services like email. The Air Force Lifecycle Management Center (AFLMC) and Air Force Network Integration Center (AFNIC) partnered with industry under
  • Space warrior marks his return

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Gen. John W. Raymond assumed command from Gen. John E. Hyten as commander of U.S. Air Force Space Command during a ceremony here Oct. 25.Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presided over the change of command ceremony.Hyten will assume command of U.S. Strategic Command, headquartered at Offutt AFB,
  • Welsh visits Patrick AFB, focuses on people, pride

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III told Airman Keegan Atherton, "I would die for you and you would die for me too," during his closing remarks at an all call May 9 at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, driving home his point about what makes the Air Force unique and different to him.
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