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  • Are you storm ready? – Learning the hard way to stay storm safe

    Whipping wind cuts through the crops, searing across your cheeks. The frame of a home lies solitary on the dusty grounds of an Iowa farm. Trying to keep calm while nestled within the four walls in your innermost room of your home, fright chills you, because only four walls are what’s left of your home – sound a lot like the plot to Twister or an
  • 45th SW Airman becomes first enlisted in DoD to win award

    A 45th Space Wing Airman became the first enlisted service member in the Department of Defense to win the Excellence in Partnership Acquisitions Savings Award in October of this year.Tech. Sgt. James Sempter, a 45th Mission Support Group Detachment 1 contract manager, accepted this award in Falls Church, Virginia, on Nov. 7, 2018. Each year, the
  • A port in the storm; the Kriete family’s odyssey from Tyndall AFB to Patrick AFB

    (This story is part one of four of 1st Lt. Adam Kriete, 337th Air Control Squadron student, and his family coming to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.)  He thought it would be a Category 2, maybe a Category 3. Hurricane Michael was a Category 4 hurricane, displacing approximately 11,000 people from Tyndall AFB including
  • 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
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