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  • 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.
  • Explore your options – Palace Chase and Palace Front

     “…I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God." Some service members recite the oath of enlistment with the plan to fulfil one contract and separate, while others raise their right hand with the
  • Airmen from 45th Space Wing, service members unfurl flag at Daytona Coke Zero Sugar 400

    Over 100 service members gathered at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Fla., July 7, 2018, for a flag unfurling before the night’s race, the Daytona Coke Zero Sugar 400.Airmen from both Patrick and Moody Air Force Bases, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen took to the infield to unfurl a football field-sized American flag
  • 45th Space Wing carries out successful launch while Irma looms off coast

    Less than one year after Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, took a hit from Hurricane Matthew, the Sharks once again found themselves in a similar situation with one major twist.  This time as Hurricane Irma barred down on the Florida coast Sept. 7, the 45th Space Wing had a launch to perform. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle was due for its first
  • Zika Virus 2017, what you need to know

    As mosquito season ramps up this summer, we want to provide you with information to keep you and your family safe. Mosquitos have the ability to transmit the Zika virus and the following are the latest facts.  To date there have been no cases of local transmission of the Zika Virus in Brevard County or the 45th Space Wing. Although there have been
  • Patrick wings solidify partnership in epic way

    Most business agreements are solidified over coffee and a handshake at a boardroom table, but joint mission partners here commemorated signing their host-tenant support agreement in a first-time epic fashion.Host base commander Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith, 45th Space Wing, and tenant unit commander Col. Kurt Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing, agreed to
  • 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.
  • $18.6 million project begins on Cape

    The 45th Space Wing’s communication capabilities took a giant step forward with the groundbreaking of the new Range Communications Facility March 16, 2017.  A ceremony was held to signify the start of construction for the Eastern Range’s $18.6 million project, which will replace the former XY communications building, and serve as the new work
  • 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
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