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  • How Can You Prevent Stormwater Pollution?

    How Can You Prevent Stormwater Pollution?As Earth Day approaches, you may ask yourself what you can do to help. Since Patrick Air Force Base makes its home on the banks of the Banana River, those of us who live and work here can easily help prevent potential pollutants from reaching the river. Stormwater runoff is rainwater that does not seep into
  • Partners. Defenders. Airmen: A bond forged in 45th SFS

    There’s nothing moving in morning dark, only a stillness that’s interrupted by the odd buzz from the bugs under street lamps at the Military Working Dog Kennels. The silence is soon shattered as Staff Sgt. Kyle Pethtel, 45th Security Force Squadron MWD handler, whips into the parking lot and slams on his brakes under a street lamp. As he steps out
  • 45th CPTS Airman Awarded Bronze Star Medal

    Master Sgt. Racquel Farquharson, 45th Comptroller Squadron financial operations flight chief, was presented with the Bronze Star Medal, January 10, 2020, for meritorious achievement during her deployment.
  • 45th FSS set to dish out another victory

    For professional hockey players, it is the Stanley Cup. For professional soccer players, it is the World Cup. For professional golfers, it is the Green Jacket. For food service professionals at the Riverside Dining Facility, it is the John L. Hennessy Trophy. For an unprecedented eighth consecutive year, the 45th Force Support Squadron is a top
  • 45th OG, Detachment 3; Making Sure an Astronaut’s Worst Day Isn’t Their Last Day

    Only months away from the first planned crewed space flight from the Space Coast since 2011, the 45th Operations Group, Detachment 3, is working hard to refine its command and control processes in the event they are needed to rescue our astronauts. Det 3 is the only unit within the Department of Defense tasked to support contingency operations
  • Not your average rocket launch; 45th SW supports Pegasus ICON

    The 45th Space Wing supported the Pegasus ICON rocket launch on Nov. 7, 2018 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Skid Strip. Skid Strip? That’s quite different than a standard launch from the Cape – don’t rockets launch from pads? The skid strip, a smaller flight line on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, served as the acting “launch pad” for an
  • 45th SFS MWD handlers give back to community through Cub Scout Outreach Program

    Kids begin thinking about ‘what they want to be when they grow up’ early in life. Some may say they want to become an astronaut, doctor, princess or firefighter –with so many options, it can be difficult to choose. But for a Cub Scout pack based in Viera, Fla., after a K-9 demonstration Oct. 7, 2019, from 45th Space Wing Defenders – their newest
  • Ascension Island's hydroponics lab is revitalizing life on the volcanic island

    Space has been the center of conversation in the news and entertainment. There was even a movie about future human inhabitance on Mars! But how would that happen? How would we be able to sustain growing food? Mars, a dry and dusty planet, would not be able to support human life organically. And just like the case would be on Mars, the food choices
  • 45 SW Airmen Receive Valor Awards from Local Community

    “It was pure instinct. Honestly, I wasn’t even thinking about what was going to happen to me. I was just focused on getting out there, getting to him, and getting him back.” Airman 1st Class Tyler Digby, Staff Sgt. Avery Morehead, and Master Sgt. Wynee Diaz — each of these Airmen had just a single moment to react, and each individually saved someone’s life in a moment of crisis.