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  • Patrick team arranges Kazakhstan medevac

    A 45th Space Wing team supporting the landing of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan became Good Samaritans when they arranged for the medevac of a critically ill DoD contractor.Three members of the Human Space Flight Support (DDMS), based at Patrick AFB, liaisoned with NASA and a DoD Aeromedical Evacuation team to support the Sept. 29 landing
  • Delta II/STEREO launches from Cape Canaveral

    Two NASA observatories called "STEREO" blasted off from here Wednesday night, starting a two-year mission to study solar flares.A Delta II booster carried these spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 17B, lighting up Space Coast skies and the spirits of launch team members such as Capt. Chin Hiransonboom of the 1st Space Launch Squadron. She served
  • Program manager to launch anti-drug campaign

    While the Global War on Terrorism rages on, Andre Johnson wages his own war - on drugs. Mr. Johnson, 45th Space Wing Drug Demand Reduction Program manager, plans to launch a counter-drug campaign Monday in coordination with Red Ribbon Week, Monday through Oct 31.The National Family Partnership initiated Red Ribbon Week in 1988 in honor of Drug
  • Deployed medics return to Patrick

    The 45th Medical Squadron recently welcomed seven members back from a four-month deployment to Iraq and Kuwait.Three of the individuals who recently returned are from the Preventive and Aerospace Medicine Team: Lt. Col. Miguel Medina, flight surgeon, Maj. William Jones, public health officer, and Capt. Michelle Waiters, chief bioenvironmental
  • Security officer completes 50 years on the job

    Working 50 years at the same job is more than enough time for retirement, but when Gary "Hogman" Johnson came to work Aug. 25, it was just another day on the job.At 11 a.m., he arrived at a supply building adjacent to the lighthouse at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station for what he was told would be a "Pre-launch/Guardian Challenge
  • Deployed Patrick NCO Proctors Over 1,000 Exams

    The education center staff recently administered its 1,000th test, helping Airmen achieve academic advancement on its way to surpassing the last deployment rotation's record of 1,406. Tech. Sgts. Tommy Reid and Darryl Diggs, 332nd Services Squadron Education Center, proctored 1,134 tests from May 9 to Aug. 4. "The goal," said Sergeant Reid,
  • Anthony Led The Way

    On Aug. 26, Women's Equality Day will mark the 86th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, this legislation granted women the right to vote and ended the long struggle by women seeking that right. Interestingly, near the end of the late 19th century
  • Drunk Driving Risk Not Worth the Cost

    With Labor Day fast approaching, many Airmen will be celebrating the close of another great summer on Florida's Space Coast. But with those festivities comes a responsibility to remain safe, especially with drinking and driving. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, of the 339 fatal accidents that occurred in 2004 on Labor Day, over 50
  • Shark of the Week: Staff Sgt. Michael Hughes

    Reason for nomination: "Staff Sgt. Hughes led the effort to replace a severely corroded support structure on Patrick AFB's TACAN, critical to safety of flight. This weeklong project involving several base agencies and a systems expert TDY from Colorado sprung numerous opportunities to excel on Sergeant Hughes. With personnel working long hours atop
  • 45th SW Identifies Personnel Reductions

    The 45th Space Wing identified and sent forward through 14th Air Force to Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) 22 government civilian positions proposed for elimination March 31, 2007. These reductions are part of an Air Force-wide civilian personnel reduction of approximately 2,000 civilian slots across the Air Force, as directed by the Office of the