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PAFB, CCAFS transition to 24/7 fitness center

Senior Airman Jacob Palmer, Air Force Technical Applications Center Airman, briefs U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Currence, Cutter Shrike, during registration, to gain 24/7 access to the Patrick Air Force Base Fitness Center, March 16, 2015. Fitness centers at PAFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., are scheduled to remain accessible to active-duty military and DOD civilians beginning March 19, 2015. Only CAC holders who have registered with the fitness center for access during unmanned operations will have permission to use the fitness center during unmanned operations.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) (Released)

Senior Airman Jacob Palmer, Air Force Technical Applications Center Airman, briefs U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Currence, Cutter Shrike, during registration, to gain 24/7 access to the Patrick Air Force Base Fitness Center, March 16, 2015. Fitness centers at PAFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., are scheduled to remain accessible to active-duty military and DOD civilians beginning March 19, 2015. Only CAC holders who have registered with the fitness center for access during unmanned operations will have permission to use the fitness center during unmanned operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heidi Hunt) (Released)

Fitness centers at PAFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., are scheduled to remain accessible 24/7 to active-duty military and DOD civilians beginning March 19, 2015. Only CAC holders who have registered with the fitness center for access during unmanned operations will have permission to use the fitness center during unmanned operations. (U.S. Air Force graphic/James Rainier) (Released)

Fitness centers at PAFB and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., are scheduled to remain accessible 24/7 to active-duty military and DOD civilians beginning March 19, 2015. Only CAC holders who have registered with the fitness center for access during unmanned operations will have permission to use the fitness center during unmanned operations. (U.S. Air Force graphic/James Rainier) (Released)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Fitness centers at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are scheduled to remain accessible to active-duty military and DOD civilians, 24/7, beginning March 19, 2015. 

Brig. Gen. Nina Armagno, 45th Space Wing commander, approved implementation of the Air Force's 24-hour fitness access initiative, allowing PAFB and CCAFS active-duty and DOD civilians to enjoy the benefits of fitness center access at all hours. 

Active-duty and DOD civilians must first register for 24-hour fitness access at the front desk of the respective fitness centers during regular working hours, Mon. through Fri. 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sat. and Sun. 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and at CCAFS fitness center during regular working hours, Mon. through Fri. 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. with their Common Access Card.  Additionally, participants must sign an accident waiver, a statement of understanding, and receive a safety brief, provided during registration.

Only CAC holders who have registered with the fitness center for access during unmanned operations will have permission to use the fitness center during unmanned operations, according to Fitness Center guidelines. Guests of the registered CAC holders cannot attend during unmanned operations.

During overnight operating hours, patrons will have access to the indoor basketball gymnasium, select equipment, cardio room, free weight room and locker rooms.

According to Maj. Paul Somers, 45th Force Support Squadron commander, PAFB and CCAFS Fitness Centers will be the first Air Force accredited 24-hour fitness facilities in Air Force Space Command.

"As the world's premier gateway to space, Team Patrick-Cape has a 24-hour mission," said Somers. "The expanded operation allows Team Patrick-Cape to remain fit-to-fight on schedules that work best for them."

The fitness center will remain open to all PAFB and CCAFS personnel during normal operating hours. In an effort to ensure safety, the 45th Security Forces Squadron will include the fitness center in their normal patrols.

"The 45th Force Support Squadron is proud to bring 24-hour fitness capability to our Airmen and DOD civilians to help ensure are on-target with the Space Wing priority and commitment of investing in people," Somers said.

For more information, visit the 45th Force Support Squadron's website at www.gopatrickfl.com and select Fitness & Sports under Patrick Life, or click here. Interested individuals can also call the fitness center at PAFB during normal business hours at (321) 494-6697; and (321) 853-3966 at CCAFS.