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  • Shuttle Atlantis gets a lift home

    The 45th Weather Squadron went into high gear when they deployed a team of weather specialists to assist in the Space Shuttle Atlantis' return from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., back home to the Kennedy Space Center Tuesday. The shuttle, returning from a 14-day mission to the International Space Station, was forced to land at Edwards Friday due
  • Shark selected for national award

    Master Sgt. Carlos Torres, 45th Mission Support Squadron first sergeant and a former 45th Security Forces Squadron member, is one of only two Air Force recipients of the 2007 League of United Latin American Citizens Excellence in Military Service Award. The Air Force announced the national awards last week. Sergeant Torres said his award covered a
  • Air Force Academy cadets come to call

    Nine cadets from the Air Force Academy arrived at Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS June 25 as part of Operation Air Force. The cadets are serving in various organizations at the Cape and Patrick, such as the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron, 1st Space Launch Squadron and 1st Range Operations Squadron. First Lieutenant Ashley Maher, 1st ROPS, said
  • Fourth of July Freedom Fest activities postponed

    Due to forecasted inclement weather, Patrick AFB officials have postponed planned Fourth of July Freedom Fest activities. "Because safety is a top priority, and there is a threat of lightning, we had to postpone the activities until a later date," said Colonel Mark Bontrager, 45th Mission Support Group commander. "We are going to release a new date
  • Wing wins Outstanding Unit Award

    Maj. Gen. William Shelton, 14th Air Force commander, presented Brig. Gen. Susan Helms, 45th Space Wing commander, with the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for 2006 Tuesday during an All Call."These aren't easy to come by, congratulations to all of you," said General Shelton, who emphasized the wing's exemplary launch record, lifting $2 billion
  • Safety manager urges wing members to take care

    Since the start of the Air Force's 101 Critical Days of Summer safety campaign on Memorial Day, there have been six mishaps at Patrick AFB that have caused people to miss work.These mishaps are part of only nine total mishaps across Air Force Space Command as of June 19.These mishaps are classified by the Air Force as Class C mishaps, where the
  • Executive director sets sights on new horizons

    He is quiet and unassuming. He carries himself with ease and is a master of communication. If you didn't know him you'd never guess he's the 45th Space Wing's executive director. Ask almost any senior leader at Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS who their most trusted advisor is and their responses would likely turn the spotlight on Bob Fore.For
  • Guardsmen, reservists support Honor Guard

    For the first time, members of the 114th Range Operations Squadron are serving on the "elite" Patrick AFB Honor Guard team.Airmen volunteer for the Honor Guard to represent the Air Force's military customs and courtesies, thus helping to carry on the Air Force's long-established traditions. Tech. Sgts. Doug Henry and Kristian Kobilis are among
  • Patrick Youth to marshal July Fourth parade

    One of Patrick's own will serve as the grand marshal in an Independence Day parade.Tori Grissom, 6, daughter of Tech. Sgt. William Grissom, 45th Weather Squadron, and Stephanie Grissom, will be grand marshal of the Limestone Heritage Parade in Bedford, Ind.The theme of the parade is "Coming Home." Sergeant and Mrs. Grissom, who are Bedford, Ind.,
  • Insurance helps weather the storm

    Hurricane season has arrived with a vengeance. Tropical Storm Alberto has already kicked open the door and brought near-hurricane force winds to Florida's Gulf Coast. In their June12 Letter to Airmen on personal financial management, Secretary Wynne and General Moseley point out that personal well-being affects job performance. They urge Airmen not
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