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  • 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
  • SBIRS GEO Flight-4 Successfully Launched

    The Air Force successfully launched the fourth Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit satellite on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V Evolved Expendable launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 7:48 p.m. EST, Jan 19, 2018.“The successful launch of SBIRS GEO Flight-4 is the reward for
  • Project Emeritus volunteers recognized for 44,000 hours of service

    Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, recognized and thanked 11 Project Emeritus volunteers for their dedication and service during a Commander’s Call on Dec. 15, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Volunteers recognized have accounted for more than 44,000 volunteer hours. By comparison, that is equivalent to 24.5 years of
  • Adjusted gate hours for upcoming holidays

    As the Christmas and New Year holidays approach, Patrick AFB will change entry gate operating hours consistent with previous federal holidays. These hours will maximize the number of our Defenders who can spend time with family and friends as they enjoy the festivities of the season.   -Close PAFB East Gate at 10 p.m. on Dec. 22, 2017, and re-open
  • Be prepared: Winter Tornado Season

    The winter tornado season in central Florida usually peaks from February to early April. However, our winter tornadoes can strike as early as December.The 2017-2018 winter severe weather season in east central Florida is predicted to be below normal.  Fewer and weaker tornadoes than usual are expected. But it only takes one, so be prepared.A weak
  • AFSPC commander becomes JFSCC, joint space forces restructure

    Air Force Gen. Jay Raymond, commander of Air Force Space Command, became the Joint Force Space Component Commander today, taking operational responsibility for employment of all joint space forces.