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  • St. Patrick's Day theme 5K benefits AFAF campaign

    Members from Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station participated in the 2016 Air Force Assistance Fund 5K Run, March 25, 2016, which benefits the Air Force Aid Society, Air Force Enlisted Village, Air Force Village and the General and Mrs. Curtis E. LeMay Foundation.The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign, titled 'Airmen
  • One question reveals three Sharks were once Rams

    Three leaders in space operations didn't have to travel to the moon to look back and see the Earth can seem like a small place.Colonels Shawn Fairhurst, 45th Space Wing vice commander, Shannon Klug, 45th Weather Squadron commander,and Daniel Gottrich, 45th SW chief of safety, recently discovered they passed each other in the hallways of James W.
  • A new woman: Transgender civilian Airman embraces change

    (This feature is part of the "Through Airmen's Eyes" series. These stories focus on individual Airmen, highlighting their Air Force story.)When Laura Perry first entered her office dressed as a woman, it was a colossal step in her yearslong quest for self-identity. It was time to show the world her true self."I came to work a different person,"
  • Launch weather officer triples her 15 minutes of fame

    On Dec. 17, 2015, the Weather Channel hosted Kathy Winters, a launch weather officer with the 45th Weather Squadron at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida,  for a Weather Geeks episode that aired Jan. 10."They were very excited about rocket launches," Winters said. "I think the Weather Geeks episode displayed very positive aspects of what the
  • Zika Virus: What you need to know

    Recently mosquitos have gained notoriety again by being the main culprit in the spread of the Zika virus.  You probably have a lot of questions, and we have the answers. The following are answers to the many frequent questions on the Zika Virus.Q: What is Zika virus?A:  Zika virus is not entirely new. It is named after the Zika forest of Uganda
  • PAFB ‘elves’ make a difference

    The Patrick AFB and Cape Canaveral AFS First Sergeant's Council collected more than 600 toys, and donated to the Brevard Family Partnership for an annual toy drive in support of children in foster care, Dec. 8, 2015, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Each year, the Brevard Family Partnership relies on numerous organizations and companies to support
  • Defenders save the day

    What should have been a routine start to the work day, turned into a lifesaving event at Patrick Air Force Base's South Gate entrance Dec. 8, 2015. Gearing up for rush hour traffic for Security Force Defenders is hectic to say the least, but is also a time when vigilance is most critical. Senior Airman Carmen Bigas, of the 45th Security Forces
  • Shark of the Week: Pemberton

    Gail Pemberton, 45th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy volunteer, was nominated for Shark of the Week.Staff Sgt. Jessica Brock, 45th MDOS physical therapy technician, and Tech. Sgt. Michelle Wright, 45th MDOS physical therapy technician, nominated Pemberton because the duo said she is motivated and has been pivotal in the success of the
  • Spence: Shark of the Week

    Pat Spence, 45th Medical Operations Squadron Physical Therapy volunteer, was selected for Shark of the Week.Spence was nominated because of her dedication to the military, and because the work she does fosters an environment of support and accomplishment, according to Tech. Sgt. Michelle Wright, 45th MDOS, who nominated her.Spence has been
  • PAFB lieutenant helps car accident victim

    Airmen seldom know how their unique training will benefit someone in need, but one Patrick Air Force Base second lieutenant found that his training helped save a man's life.It was just before 8 p.m., Aug. 8, 2014, when 2nd Lt. Benjamin Deschane, 5th Space Launch Squadron ordnance engineer for the Atlas V rocket program, was traveling westbound on
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