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  • 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’s 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
  • AFSO21 to improve, streamline wing

    In his March 8, 2006 Letter to Airmen, Mr. Michael W. Wynne, Secretary of the Air Force identified Air Force Smart Operations 21 (AFSO 21) as the service's dedicated initiative to maximize value and minimize waste. He said, "With AFSO 21, we will march unnecessary work out the door - forever."Mr. Wynne defined AFSO 21 as a leadership program for
  • Military Affairs Council honors wing members

    Three 45th Space Wing Airmen were honored recently by the Cocoa Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council. First Lt. William Conway and Technical Sgt. Will McCormick, both of the 1st Space Launch Squadron, and Staff Sgt. Tamarshia Smith, 45th Medical Support Squadron, each received a MAC Community Service Award for their time donated
  • Flu: the key to prevention is in your hands

    Often, the first signs of the flu are a runny nose, sneezing, a cough and a high fever. Every time you cough or sneeze you release tiny virus particles into the air. If you happen to cough or sneeze into your hand you are contaminating your hand and every surface that your hand then comes into contact with, including your co-worker, computer
  • Flying saucers coming to Patrick

    The Manatee Cove Golf Course is scheduled to host a free disc golf exhibition/clinic Dec. 16, 10 a.m. - noon. Ron Russell, 1999 World PDGA Disc Golf Champion, will be providing the expertise and available to sign discs. In the last 60 years a new sport has evolved from its humble beginnings. In 1947 a small plastic disc sailed out of the tiny
  • Legal documents can help smooth rough times

    When you are facing serious medical concerns, it can be a very stressful time for you and your family. There is even a possibility of conflict between family members and health care providers. Two important legal documents that Air Force members may want to consider in advance - to reduce the stress - are health care powers of attorney and advance
  • Diaper Club member has drive to help

    The holiday season "'tis the season for giving." One Patrick spouse is taking that old saying to the next level.Jennifer Borondy, wife of Staff Sgt. Jason Borondy, 45th Medical Support Squadron, has gathered her resources at the Patrick Diaper Club and organized a drive to donate clothing and household goods to the less fortunate before
  • ICE gives Services customers strong voice

    The goal of the 45th Services Division is to provide top notch programs and entertainment for the families of the 45th Space Wing, mission partners and retirees. One of the most important tools managers use to evaluate the success of their programming is customer feedback.By logging on to, customers can submit online comment
  • Wing holiday party promises to set the standard

    The 45th Space Wing is launching a holiday party that's out of this world, Saturday, Dec. 9 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. on Reef Court (also known as Commander's Row).According to 1st Lt. Andrea Matalik, project officer, the event is not your normal Wing holiday party. "This promises to be the most unique holiday get together ever at Patrick Air Force