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  • Patrick-Cape celebrates Pride Month

    The U.S. Air Force is consistently changing to become more diverse. One part of the continuing change to embrace diversity was the repeal of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell law in September 2011. The Air Force has gone from a service where Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Trans-sexual (LGBT) members were discharged if their sexuality was brought to
  • 'Quest for Zero' Campaign: My job, My life, My choice

    For the last several years, the Air Force has encouraged summer safety habits by conducting the annual critical days of summer campaigns many of us may remember.For 2015; however, the Air Force Safety Center has created the Quest for Zero Safety Campaign.  This campaign is designed for every Airman - The Big A -- in all career fields, to raise
  • Mission, Airmen highlight 'Year of Connection'

    First, let me say thanks again to Team Patrick-Cape on our successful launch of the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), May 20, 2015, from Space Launch Complex 41, on board an Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.Kudos to the Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center, United Launch Alliance and all mission partners who came together
  • AFSPC commander sends Memorial Day message

    To the women and men of Air Force Space Command --Memorial Day was established in 1868 to honor all soldiers who died during the Civil War. In 1971, it was declared a national holiday by an act of Congress, and expanded to honor those who have died in all American wars.This holiday also marks the start of the summer vacation season where many of us
  • Greatest privilege of my command here so far

    Created early in the Civil War, the Medal of Honor is awarded to those who distinguished themselves "conspicuously by gallantry and intrepidity" in combat with an enemy of the United States. Last Thursday evening at Riverfront Park in Cocoa, I was watching first-hand as one of our own was recognized for doing just that for his country. And then
  • Team Patrick-Cape: It’s all about ‘Pride and Commitment’

    Join me in giving a large 45th Space Wing kudos to SpaceX and all mission partners involved in last week's successful Pad Abort Test mission.As you know, this is just one of the many steps we'll continue to do with our mission partners as we lean forward in creating the "Spaceport of the Future" here at the Eastern Range. That was a great beginning
  • The Military Spouse: We owe them love, gratitude, respect

    While all military observances carry great importance, I can't think of any more fitting - and more justified - than the one we will officially celebrate May 8.That's when we'll join hands with military installations all around the world celebrating Military Spouse Appreciation Day here at Team Patrick-Cape.It would be practically impossible to put
  • Local launch expertise; world-wide attention

    Team, to use a baseball analogy, we are batting cleanup on a major league team. And we just hit one out of the park. Again.What I'm referring to is the performance I watched -- our 45th Space Wing vice commander, Col.  Shawn Fairhurst, who served as the Launch Decision Authority -- for the  unbelievable hard work and team work demonstrated by Team
  • Know your part; Do your part

    As many of you are aware, this month marks the 14th observance of Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month and the 2015 DOD SAAPM theme could not be any clearer:  "Eliminate Sexual Assault, Know Your Part, Do Your Part."Last week, many of us were in the base theater for a 90-minute briefing  and training session hosted by our Wing SARC, Patricia
  • SharkU: New site enhances professional development

    The Professional Development Center recently introduced a new tool to assist Team Patrick-Cape with professional development for active duty and DOD civilians.Shark University, or SharkU, is a SharePoint site that offers easy navigation and a broad array of resources that support professional development.The one-stop-shop allows members to sign-up