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  • 45th OG, Task Force 3 ready to support April 22 space flight mission

    Several boosters ignite sending giant clouds of smoke in all directions. A thunderous rumble can be heard for miles. In a matter of seconds, the spacecraft climbs into the sky carrying astronauts toward space. Space launch is a frequent occurrence at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, where in 2020, the base supported 31 launches, including the return of manned space flight for the United States in May.
  • Historic Navaho missile welcomes visitors once again to CCSFS

    The Navaho missile has returned to Cape Canaveral Space Force Station after damage sustained during Hurricane Matthew forced a need for restoration.
  • 45th Medical Group Hosts Air Force Surgeon General

    Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg and CMSgt Dawn Kolczynski, Chief, Medical Enlisted Force visited Patrick Space Force Base, Fla. on Feb. 23 to meet with members of the 45th MDG. The pair toured the medical treatment facility and took time to show appreciation for the medical group’s collective efforts.
  • 45th WS enhances launch weather ops

    Throughout the years, the way weather forecasters study, document and keep watch over the weather, especially in the space industry, has drastically changed. With over five decades of space exploration under our belts, the 45th Space Wing has also changed with the times; in fact, the 45th Weather Squadron has geared up to make many changes in order
  • We Don’t Know Where We’re Going Unless We Know Where We’ve Been

    The Boy Scouts of America Troop 373B, out of Melbourne, visited Cape Canaveral Space Force Station Dec. 11–13, 2020, for a unique look at several sites in space history.Accompanied by Mr. James Draper, Air Force Space and Missile Museum director, the troop camped at the primary facility for the museum Launch Complex 26, for the weekend. They also
  • 45th MDG begins initial COVID-19 vaccinations

    Medical technicians from the 45th Medical Group administered their first round of COVID-19 vaccinations Jan. 14, 2021, at Patrick Space Force Base, Fla. The first round of vaccines were administered to our first responders and healthcare personnel tier as well as our critical national capability tier.
  • Purdy assumes command of Patrick SFB and Cape Canaveral SFS

    Brig. Gen. Stephen Purdy assumed command of the 45th Space Wing in a ceremony held Jan. 5, 2021, at Patrick Space Force Base, Fla. The ceremony was presided over by Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, commander of Space Operations Command. The new Eastern Range commander arrived at the 45th Space Wing from a dual-hatted position as the Director of
  • Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral AFS renamed as Space Force installations

    On the Eastern side of Florida, nestled within the aptly named ‘Space Coast’, stand two Department of the Air Force installations with an unparalleled history. Though the installations themselves have undergone several name changes, the mission still remains tried and true. As of Dec. 9, 2020, the 45th Space Wing will continue lifting off to new heights as Patrick Space Force Base and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
  • Be who you needed when you were younger; 45th SW Airman chosen for Army social work program

    1st Lt. Miah Aranda, 45th Comptroller Squadron Financial Analysis flight commander, was one of two Air Force applicants to be chosen for the U.S. Army-University of Kentucky (UK) Master of Social Work (MSW) Program, where upon completion she will earn an appointment as an officer in social work.
  • Pershing II missile returns to CCAFS after renovations

    On October 28, after nearly nine months of extreme restoration, one of only seven Pershing II surface to surface missiles in existence returned to its new home in Hangar C at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.In 1987, after the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the United States and the Soviet Union had to eliminate all short
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