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  • In the face of Sunday's tragedy, the launch team was excellent

    I'm sure you've all seen or heard about the SpaceX launch mishap that occurred Sunday morning, just over two minutes into flight.  This is a shocking event for the 45th Space Wing and for the Space Coast, and certainly a setback for SpaceX. No one was injured and no launch infrastructure property

  • Happy Independence Day: Keep up the good 'Safety Stats!'

    Greetings to all members of Team Patrick-Cape,In just a few days, millions of Americans will pause to celebrate America's 239th Birthday!It is a time - hopefully - for us to look back, reflect and thank all those who paved the way for all of us to enjoy living in a country filled with life, liberty

  • 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

  • '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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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"

  • 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

  • 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