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  • NCO Academy grads

    The following NCO's graduated from the Airey NCO Academy at Tyndall AFB, Fla., July 12:Tech. Sgt. Kevin French 610th Reserve Recruiting Flight Tech. Sgt. James Horan 45th Security Forces Squadron Tech. Sgt. Turkessa Mike 45th Security Forces Squadron Tech. Sgt. Nichole Ockington 920th Maintenance Squadron Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Schaub 333rd Recruiting
  • Ops Group enters new era

    The 45th Operations Group has a new commander. Col. Bernie Gruber received the group's guidon from 45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Susan Helms during a change of command ceremony Thursday at the Patrick Base Theater. Colonel Gruber arrived at Patrick Monday from Washington, D.C., where he recently completed a National Defense Fellowship at the
  • Wing names Sijan Award nominees

    The U.S. Air Force honors Air Force personnel who exhibit the highest example of professional and personal leadership standards with the Lance P. Sijan Award. The award was first given in 1981. It was named in honor of the first Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor. Captain Sijan was shot down over Vietnam on Nov. 9, 1967, and
  • Air Force names colonel selects

    The following lieutenant colonels have been chosen for promotion to the rank of colonel by the Colonel (Line of the Air Force, Biomedical Sciences Corp and Nurse Corp) and Lieutenant Colonel (Biomedical Sciences Corp, Medical Service Corps and Nurse Corps) Central Selection Board: Lt. Col. Judith Hughes 45th Medical Operations Squadron Lt. Col.
  • Patrick spouse AFSPC's best child caregiver

    A Patrick AFB daycare provider is Air Force Space Command's Family Child Care Provider of the Year. Candy Jones will now compete at the Air Force level. "This achievement solidifies Ms. Jones commitment to offering quality child care," said Pamela Jordan, 45th Services Division Family Member Programs chief. Of course, it is Mrs. Jones' customers
  • Chef puts fork in language, gender barriers

    Talking to Joanie Hofer and eating her cooking are spiritual experiences. The executive chef at The Tides Club is a practicing Buddhist who weaves her heart and soul into every dish she prepares and into helping at least one person daily. Joanie has cooked at Patrick AFB since 1988 and recently celebrated her 10th anniversary as the executive chef.
  • With these drugs, Airmen beware

    The Drug Demand Reduction Program Office at Patrick AFB would like to bring the following items to your attention. There have been questions regarding supplements containing hemp seed or hempseed oil. Now there is "Chronic Candy" and "Dave." There is a new candy that is spreading across the United States and is very popular with the 21 and older
  • Airman treats sick in Honduras

    An Airman from the 45th Medical Group was among about 40 American and Honduran servicemembers who traveled from Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, to the village of El Horno to provide medical care to the locals. Pharmacy Technician Staff Sgt. Natasha Johnson was part of the Medical Readiness Training Ex-ercise, or MEDRETE. "Currently there are seven of
  • Briefs

    45th Weather Squadron Change of Command The 45th Weather Squadron plans a Change of Command ceremony July 18 at 8:30 a.m. at The Tides. Col. Michael Bedard will relinquish command to Col. Andrew Boerlage. The commander of the 45th Operations Group, Col. Bernard Gruber is expected to officiate. Attire for military personnel is duty uniform and
  • Wing prepares for DAWN to rise

    The 45th Space Wing is set to help launch the NASA DAWN spacecraft on a Delta II booster from Cape Canaveral AFS on a journey to observe two asteroids. Before the rocket even leaves the ground, the 45th Weather Squadron, 1st Range Operations Squadron and other 45th SW agencies are working to ensure a safe mission. Joel Tumbiolo, 45th Weather