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  • 45th Launch Group streamlines processes, optimizes mission assurance during organizational change

    The 5th Space Launch Squadron recently merged mission assurance operations with the 45th Launch Support Squadron (LCSS) to bring technical experts together under one organization and allow for the recently developed Falcon flight to meet future requirements.Prior to the merger, the members who worked on the United Launch Alliance Atlas and Delta
  • A trip down memory lane – 45th Space Wing visits with Honor Flight veterans

    Usually the Wickham Park Senior Center is filled with men and women playing bingo. However, at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday, it was a very different picture as military members from the Space Coast area gathered to honor 25 local veterans embarking on an “Honor Flight” trip to Washington D.C. later that morning.Although everyone there is typically asleep
  • Citations to be issued for fishing violations on PAFB, CCAFS beginning April 1

    Beginning April 1, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will begin writing citations for illegal fishing practices, including those who violate the law on Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.Disobeying state fishing laws can result in criminal charges and even jail time, depending on the severity of the
  • Cape Canaveral Lighthouse celebrates 150 years of history

    The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation hosted a festival on Feb. 10, 2018, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the lighthouse at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The festival, celebrating the only fully operational lighthouse owned by the Air Force, included door prizes, food and beverages, a raffle, lighthouse tours and live musical
  • The Best Never Rest

    “The Best Never Rest” is not just the 45th Force Support Squadron’s motto, it’s the ticket to success in Air Force Food Service Operations.For the third consecutive year, the 45th Space Wing is a top contender for the Air Force’s prestigious John L. Hennessy Award for excellence in Air Force Food Service, and we plan on bringing the trophy here
  • Falcon Heavy successfully launches

    On Tuesday, Feb. 6th at 3:45 PM ET, Falcon Heavy successfully lifted off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon Heavy is the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two, with the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 metric tons (141,000 lb) -- a mass greater than a 737 jetliner loaded with
  • Patrick Airmen take to Space Coast shores for beach clean-up effort

    Airmen from Patrick Air Force Base gathered at the base’s beach house on Feb. 3 in a clean-up effort of community beaches.The event, hosted by Patrick’s Airman Leadership School Class 18-2, provided an opportunity to any Airmen who were interested in volunteering.Senior Airman Dali Ramos, a client systems technician at the Air Force Technical
  • Launching With A Legacy -- Weather pioneer returns 60 years after historic mission

    The year was 1958. The Soviet Union launched the world’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into orbit the year before, which meant the U.S. was now officially behind in the race for space.After suffering three humbling launch setbacks, the U.S. finally had an answer to Sputnik and that answer, nestled atop a Juno rocket, was Explorer I.The
  • It’s not Science Fiction – 45th Space Wing “Triad” enables space-based orbital-defense capability

    On Jan. 18, the fourth piece in the Space Based Infrared System, or SBIRS, was successfully launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, completing the SBIRS 'constellation' – a network of satellites allowing unparalleled defense capability for the United States.Hundreds of hands, ranging from engineers, Airmen, generals, technicians,
  • Col Gigi Simko Recognized with ACHE Distinguished Service Award

    Colonel Gigi Simko earned the American College of Healthcare Executives Distinguished Service Award for her commitment to her profession and to progressing healthcare management excellence. The ACHE of Central Florida is the regional chapter of the ACHE, an organization of over 48,000 with a mission to advance its members and healthcare management