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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Breaking barriers; first all-female launch weather team on Eastern Range

    It is no stretch to say that for over 75 years the Eastern Range has been breaking barriers -- working alongside mission partners to launch the first rocket with reusable boosters, the first mission for the U.S. Space Force, and providing support for the first manned launch mission from American

  • Keeping resilient during COVID-19

    Life for service members and their families can feel like a whirlwind at times. Hectic work schedules, deployments, temporary duty assignments, permanent change of stations, maintaining a work/life balance and upholding the standards of the Armed Forces are just a few of the things placed upon