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45th SW inaugural State of the Installation

Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess, 45th Space Wing commander, spoke with community partners about current and future missions during the inaugural State of the Installation event at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. on March 29, 2019.

Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess, 45th Space Wing commander, spoke with community partners about current and future missions during the inaugural State of the Installation event at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. on March 29, 2019. Schiess highlighted the 2018 year in review, upcoming launches and missions, economic impact to the community, infrastructure improvements and concluded with a Q & A session. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Brig. Gen. Doug Schiess, 45th Space Wing commander, spoke with community partners about current and future missions during the inaugural State of the Installation event at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. on March 29, 2019.

Schiess hosted approximately 70 community partners and several mission partners including NASA, the 920th Rescue Wing, Naval Ordnance Testing Unit, Air Force Technical Applications Center and the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. He highlighted the 2018 year in review, upcoming launches and missions, economic impact to the community, infrastructure improvements and concluded with a Q & A session.

The event shed light on the working relationships on the installation and building relationships within the community.

“We are committed to 100% mission success making sure that we can launch rockets to provide satellites not only for our warfighters but for our nation,” Schiess said.

Schiess talked about projects on Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station that are being upgraded or built. He mentioned several facility renovations such as the Pharmacy and also new construction happening for Space and mission industry partners.

“We have commercial launch providers to be able to do our mission and all the members who are a part of that mission are a part of the community and maintaining those relationships is one of the most important things to me.” Schiess said.

Schiess closed the event by emphasizing the importance of family and being a part of the community. He expressed his admiration for all the help the community has brought to Airmen and their families and thanked the audience for supporting the installation and its mission.