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  • Sergeants get STEP up

    When Staff Sgt. Brad Barber, 45th Space Wing, and Staff Sgt. Ericka Gayle, Air Force Technical Applications Center, arrived at work on separate days in December and January, little did they know they were in store for nice surprises -- new stripes. Sergeant Gayle had planned Dec. 6 to finish updating a continuity folder, train a co-worker on
  • Jan. 15 is deadline for enlisted retraining requests

    As a part of Phase II fiscal year 2007 NCO Retraining Program, the deadline for Airmen identified as vulnerable for involuntary retraining must submit initial retraining requests by Jan. 15.Requests now must be submitted through the Virtual MPF Website.Those who do not meet the Monday deadline will be considered ineligible for cross training or re
  • Air Force extends officers' VSP option deadline

    The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board in June if it fails to meet its force-shaping goal, said the service's senior-most officer for manpower and personnel. "While the goal has been to reduce active-duty end strength through voluntary programs where possible, if at the end of the extended Voluntary Separation Pay (VSP)
  • Base loses new member in motorcycle mishap

    Airman 1st Class Dustin Pierce, Air Force Technical Applications Center, died Dec. 28 as the result of a one-vehicle motorcycle accident in Cocoa Beach. The accident occurred at about 1:15 p.m. on Florida Highway A1A just north of State Road 520, said Base Mortuary Affairs Officer Greg Firkel. The accident was investigated by the Cocoa Beach Police
  • 'Roll Call' to help Airmen, supervisors tackle AF issues

    A new weekly publication titled "Roll Call" is designed to help shop- and office-level supervisors explain complex, yet important Air Force issues to their Airmen during daily or weekly meetings. Roll Call is a one-page print product, posted online every Friday. It covers one or two topics, in full sentences, and is written so supervisors can read
  • Award-winning Patrick AFB CDC earns bragging rights

    Patrick Air Force Base's Child Development Center has always been a safe, nurturing place for kids to grow and learn. But now the CDC has bragging rights; the center has been awarded Air Force Space Command's "Child Development Program of the Year" and its manager named "Civilian Manager of the Year" for 2006. Sue Pollock, director of the CDC, is
  • Wing to hold Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Luncheon

    Join the members of the 45th Space Wing African-American Heritage Committee and surrounding community by participating in a commemorative holiday luncheon honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event will be Jan. 11, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Tides Main Ballroom, Patrick Air Force Base.The guest speaker is Juanita Evangeline Moore,
  • Wing supports successful night shuttle launch

    Night became day in the skies over Central Florida when Space Shuttle Discovery launched on a mission to the International Space Station on Dec. 9 at 8:47 p.m. The 45th Space Wing Sharks supported NASA on this -- the shuttle's first night launch in four years. Several units across the 45th SW played vital roles including helping validate the pad
  • EOD 'up close and personal' with space shuttle

    An elite few members of the U.S. military are allowed to touch the space shuttle. Among those few are the proud Airmen of the 45th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight. "We're the only military team in the world authorized to touch the shuttle - inside and out," said Master Sgt. George Price, 45th EOD Flight chief. "It's one of the perks of being
  • Live fire training final note of Fontaine‚Äôs career

    It resembled the pre-game pep talk before a football game. About 20 Patrick AFB firefighters gathered around "player coach" Hugh Fontaine Monday morning as he gave them final instructions before starting live fire training at an abandoned base Central Housing unit. Monday marked the start of week-long, daily live fire training exercises for base