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  • Air Force basketball team returns to Patrick

    The Patrick Air Force Base Fitness Center is the base camp for 15 female Airmen who are in training for the 2009 Armed Forces Basketball Championship.These players are from bases throughout the country and the world, including one Airman assigned to Misawa Air Base, Japan.The Armed Forces Championship consists of six games to determine the overall
  • Weather Airmen run across Sunshine State

    How many Airmen does it take to cross the state of Florida?Eighteen, according to the 45th Weather Squadron, because that's how many ran in the 2009 Sunrise to Sunset Relay March 27-28.The Sunrise to Sunset Relay is an across-the-state marathon starting out at Jensen Beach and finishing at Fort Myers, a total of 178 miles broken down into 36
  • Women's History Month: the right to fight

    What would it be like to be a patriotic American and denied the opportunity to serve in the U.S. military at times of war? And what would it be like to have served honorably in a military capacity, suffer injuries under hostile enemy fire or even lose your life, and not even be recognized as a veteran?In May of 1782, a 22 year-old youngster by the
  • Project Emeritus head retires – for the third time

    After graduating from high school in 1955, the North Carolina teen-ager said he was faced with three career options, and none of them appealed to him.And the fourth, an assignment to the first-ever class of the brand-new Air Force Academy that year was out of reach "because I didn't have the grades in the math and sciences.""I probably could've
  • Volunteers dig up ancient history at Cape

    In the shadow of Delta II boosters being readied for launch carrying the latest in scientific equipment, pieces of ancient history are being plucked from the earth by a small but hardy group of volunteers.Led by Thomas Penders, cultural resource manager for the 45th Space Wing, they are recovering artifacts from some of the earliest inhabitants of
  • Sharks fly with shuttle on return trip

    Nine 45th Operations Group personnel led the Department of Defense charge supporting NASA and helped bring the Space Shuttle Endeavour back to Kennedy Space center during the recent ferry flight of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) and the Shuttle.Detachment 3 is the only unit in the Air Force that coordinates ferry flight operations at DoD
  • Deactivation ends two decades of service on Cape Canaveral

    The Air Force men and women of Detachment 1, 2nd Space Operations Squadron officially handed over responsibility of the Global Positioning System (GPS) Ground Station May 1 at Cape Canaveral to Artic Slope World Services.The transition, part of the Network and Space Operations and Maintenance (NSOM) contract, marks the end of more than 22 years of
  • Security forces school local students

    With all of the reality shows on television, it can be hard to narrow down any one favorite to watch. The channels are lined up with singing, dancing and survival shows.Among these popular shows are the crime scene investigation series such as CSI Miami, Las Vegas and New York. In these shows, the investigators analyze every speck of evidence down
  • Shark in the desert: Airman augments Army in Afghanistan

    Nearly one year ago Staff Sgt. Trisha Scheu, a senior controller in the 45th Space Wing Command Post, heard there was a tasking for a deployment coming down to her office. "It was not specifically tasked to me but I went willingly," she said. "At the time, it wasn't something that came along for our career field too often."She and her co-workers
  • Airmen help local school during move

    Sometimes Sharks can help the smallest fish.Recently members of the 5th and 1st Space Launch Squadrons helped the Space Coast Early Intervention Center (SCEIC) move to a new facility in Melbourne.SCEIC is non-profit preschool designed specifically to support young children challenged with disabilities. Their program consists of placing role models