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  • Celebrate National Children's Dental Month in February

    Children are faced with a bewildering array of food choices -- from fresh produce to sugar-laden processed convenience meals and snacks foods. What children are eating today poses not only a serious concern regarding their overall health, but more specifically it affects their oral health. Americans are consuming foods and drinks high in sugar and
  • 45th Space Wing proven Effective as World's Premier Gateway to Space, ready for 2016

    After 17 launches, overcoming a launch anomaly and a historic landing of a first stage booster at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, we have proven 100 percent mission success in 2015. As if that wasn't awesome enough, our performance was validated with an overall score of Effective on the Unit Effectiveness Inspection.The Air Force Space Command
  • 45th SW commander delivers holiday safety message

    SharksThere is no better way to round out the year than with the historic launch of a Falcon 9 rocket... ending with a picture-perfect landing of its first stage booster back on Earth. This successful launch (#17) and landing (#1) would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of everyone at the 45th SW. You continue to ensure
  • AFSPC commander issues winter holiday message

    To the men and women of Air Force Space Command,The holiday season is upon us in all its glory!  As we take time to unwind and spend time with family and friends, I encourage you to remember our deployed Airmen, their families, and those who may not be able to spend the holidays with their families.  With the hustle and bustle of the holiday
  • Be prepared: Winter Tornado Season to be well above normal

    The 2015-2016 east central Florida winter severe weather season is predicted to be well above normal.  More and stronger tornadoes than usual are expected. Are you prepared? A very strong potentially historic El Niño is already occurring and expected to persist through spring 2016.  An El Niño is above average water temperature in the equatorial
  • AFSPC commander sends holiday safety message

    To the Air Force Space Command Family,Each November, the Thanksgiving holiday provides the Air Force Space Command family with the opportunity to count our many blessings and to celebrate those blessings with family and friends.  Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest travel period of the year, and whether your plans include local area travel or
  • Drug Abuse in the Military: Illicit and Prescription Drugs

    Just 2.3 percent of military personnel were past-month users of an illicit drug, compared with 12 percent of civilians, according to the 2008 Department of Defense (DoD) Survey of Health Related Behaviors among active duty military personnel. Among those age 18¬-25, who are most likely to use drugs, the rate of military personnel was 3.9 percent,
  • Six secrets to UEI success

    With the Unit Evaluation Inspection creeping up on the 45th Space Wing in less than two months, this is a perfect time to share a bit of insider information.There are six secrets to UEI success that I learned when I volunteered to go behind the scenes as a member of an Inspector General team who evaluated Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, in August.The
  • When to seek help

    Anyone can experience feeling low, down, sad, or depressed, but at what point do we recognize the feelings we experience are temporary and not allow them to overwhelm us?First, I recommend taking the time to engage in enjoyable activities, or do the things you used to enjoy. Those who get over-stressed may tell themselves there is not enough time
  • Defenders keep legacies alive

    She was an Airman 1st Class who recently celebrated her 21st birthday during her first deployment when she made the ultimate sacrifice. That could be me.This startling thought would not leave my mind as I stood at attention at the 10th anniversary of the memorial for Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Jacobson in Pompano Beach, Florida, Sept. 27, 2015.It