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  • A new journey – recruit swear-in at Cape Canaveral

    30 Air Force recruits in the Delayed Entry Program, or DEP, swore in during a ceremony presided over by Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, commander of the 45th Space Wing, June 14, 2018, at Space Launch Complex-37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The DEP swearing-in ceremony was held in front of a ULA Delta IV Heavy rocket, one of the most powerful in the United States inventory.
  • 45th Space Wing welcomes new OSS and 1ROPS commander

    CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Fla. – Lt. Col. Gregory A. Vice assumes command of the 45th Operations Support Squadron and the 1st Range Operations Squadron June 14 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., accepting command from Lt. Col Robert E. Shrader and Lt. Col. Monique C. DeLauter. The change of command makes Vice a dual-hatted
  • 45th Launch Group commander assumes command of 45th Operations Group

    Col. Steven Lang, commander of the 45th Launch Group assumes command of the 45th Operations Group, June 1, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. accepting the command from Col. Burton Catledge. The change of command ceremony was presided over by Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, commander of the 45th Space Wing. Lang will be in command of both the 45th LCG and the 45th OG. “To the men and women of the 45th OG, you are phenomenal at what you do,” said Lang. “I promise you that we will keep our laser focus on mission success, as we always have. We will wade through challenges with integrity, service, and excellence, like we always have at
  • 42 Patrick-Cape members promote in June

    Congratulations to the following 42 Team Patrick-Cape members who are scheduled to promote in the month of June! Your hard work and dedication to the 45th Space Wing, and the Air Force as a whole, enables us to successfully continue being the premier gateway to space! We look forward to seeing more of the great things you do in the future! AIRMAN
  • 5th Space Launch Squadron commander assumes command of 45th Launch Support Squadron

    Lt. Col. Waylon Mitchell, commander of the 5th Space Launch Squadron (SLS) assumes command of the 45th Launch Support Squadron (LCSS) May 31 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, accepting the command from Lt. Col. Kathryn Cantu.The change of command ceremony is one of many steps the 45th Space Wing is taking to revitalize the squadron. In time, the
  • The Price of Freedom - 45th Space Wing Honors and Remembers Vietnam Veterans

    A UH-1 “Huey” helicopter, used extensively in the Vietnam War, roared over the crowds gathered May 28, 2018, at the Cape Canaveral National Cemetery to honor and pay respects to our Vietnam War veterans in a flyover, but even as thunderous as the “Huey” was, with its blades whirling fast and loud – was quiet compared to the respect given to those that had fallen. Over 900 people came to the cemetery, where over 3,200 military veterans are buried -- to
  • Lake Nona High School Completes Third Year of Collaborative Research with 45th Weather Squadron

    Lake Nona High School have completed three years of research for the 45th Weather Squadron (45 WS). They presented their results to 45 WS and Kennedy Space Center on April 27. The attendees were impressed with the quality of the research, professionalism and poise of the students. The results are also being shared with the Lightning Advisory Panel, National Weather Service/Melbourne, and the National Weather Service Lightning Safety Working Group. Lake Nona High School and 45 WS are already planning for their fourth year of collaborative research.
  • Adjusted gate hours for upcoming holiday weekend

    As Memorial Day weekend approaches, Patrick AFB will change entry gate operating hours consistent with the direction of previous federal holidays. These new hours will maximize the number of our Defenders who are able to spend the Memorial Day weekend with family and friends as we all honor and celebrate the lives of all of our fallen heroes.The