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  • Purdy assumes command of Patrick SFB and Cape Canaveral SFS

    Brig. Gen. Stephen Purdy assumed command of the 45th Space Wing in a ceremony held Jan. 5, 2021, at Patrick Space Force Base, Fla. The ceremony was presided over by Lt. Gen. Stephen Whiting, commander of Space Operations Command. The new Eastern Range commander arrived at the 45th Space Wing from a dual-hatted position as the Director of
  • Patrick AFB, Cape Canaveral AFS renamed as Space Force installations

    On the Eastern side of Florida, nestled within the aptly named ‘Space Coast’, stand two Department of the Air Force installations with an unparalleled history. Though the installations themselves have undergone several name changes, the mission still remains tried and true. As of Dec. 9, 2020, the 45th Space Wing will continue lifting off to new heights as Patrick Space Force Base and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.
  • Be who you needed when you were younger; 45th SW Airman chosen for Army social work program

    1st Lt. Miah Aranda, 45th Comptroller Squadron Financial Analysis flight commander, was one of two Air Force applicants to be chosen for the U.S. Army-University of Kentucky (UK) Master of Social Work (MSW) Program, where upon completion she will earn an appointment as an officer in social work.
  • Pershing II missile returns to CCAFS after renovations

    On October 28, after nearly nine months of extreme restoration, one of only seven Pershing II surface to surface missiles in existence returned to its new home in Hangar C at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.In 1987, after the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the United States and the Soviet Union had to eliminate all short
  • Breaking barriers; first all-female launch weather team on Eastern Range

    It is no stretch to say that for over 75 years the Eastern Range has been breaking barriers -- working alongside mission partners to launch the first rocket with reusable boosters, the first mission for the U.S. Space Force, and providing support for the first manned launch mission from American soil since 2011.For the 45th Space Wing, going above
  • 45 OG, Det 3 continues to make history as it prepares for the return to human spaceflight

    The signature ink on the memorandum was still drying, but it had already begun to take effect.On August 10, 1959, the newly signed memorandum established the Department of Defense Manned Spaceflight office (DDMS) and its duties to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). They were now responsible for providing worldwide rescue and
  • Keeping resilient during COVID-19

    Life for service members and their families can feel like a whirlwind at times. Hectic work schedules, deployments, temporary duty assignments, permanent change of stations, maintaining a work/life balance and upholding the standards of the Armed Forces are just a few of the things placed upon military members and their family’s shoulders. Though
  • 45th SW School Liaison office support for your military children during pandemic

    With the current state of the global COVID-19 pandemic, millions of children worldwide have left their, now temporarily-closed, schools to stay in the safety of their homes with their families. Our Airmen and their families have a crucial resource at their fingertips to keep their children utilizing their knowledge over the indefinite break from
  • AEHF-6 feet apart; 45th SW supports launch of first USSF rocket payload safely during pandemic

    In our current reality of self-quarantine, scarcely stocked grocery stores and temporarily closed establishments, one thing that cannot afford to be halted is the launch mission of the United States Space Force. On March 26, 2020, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic, the 45th Space Wing and their mission partners safely and successfully launched