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  • The 45th Weather Squadron wins the Hammer of Thor!

    The 45th Weather Squadron competed in and won the 7th Annual Thor’s Legions Forecast Challenge. The "Hammer of Thor" trophy was presented to team members on April 30, 2024, during the Annual Air Force Weather Conference at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.In this head-to-head

  • A New Day

    Retired U.S. Air Force Capt. Nathan Nelson spoke to the Airmen and Guardians of Space Launch Delta about his life story and the importance of resiliency at the National Prayer Day luncheon hosted March 15, 2024. This is his story…

  • Committed to Connection: A Guardian helps his hometown heal

    In the military, service comes in many forms, and for one U.S. Space Force master sergeant, it came in the form of helping his hometown recover from a natural disaster. U.S. Space Force Master Sgt. Gary Meiman, Space Launch Delta 45 intelligence flight chief, was part of an informal relief effort

  • Guardians of the Sky: Overcoming Lightning's Fury for Mission Success

    Lightning Awareness Week is observed every third week in June. According to the National Weather Service, “the corridor from Tampa Bay to Titusville, FL, (a.k.a. “Lightning Alley”) receives the most lightning in the U.S. on an annual basis.” In response to these threats, a series of specialized

  • OSI Detachment 802 sets standard for fraud investigation across command

    Upholding integrity and character are core values for all members of the Air and Space Forces, but one organization at Space Launch Delta 45 (SLD 45) has a distinct mission dedicated to the task. The fraud department of the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) upholds integrity by rooting out

  • Logistics Plans - Ready and Prompt

    Every year, members of the U.S. Air and Space Force deploy to locations all over the world in support of the National Defense Strategy. Behind the scenes is the 45th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) Logistics Plans Office (LPO), who plays a crucial role in making sure everything goes smoothly for

  • Innovation Unleashed

    Space Launch Delta 45 takes a leap in innovation, thanks to The Forge, by becoming home to two Ghost Robotic Quadruped Unmanned Ground Vehicles (Q-UGV). With the addition of the Q-UGV’s, several tasks will be made automated by the additional detection and alert capability, allowing defenders more