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  • Friends don't let friends drive drowsy

    "After a long week of working 10 hours a day, I think I'll head north to visit some relatives and relax for the weekend. It's only an eight hour drive; I should be there by midnight if I leave right after work. Can't forget the energy drinks! They should keep me alert."It's great to plan a road trip, however ensure your plan considers the
  • Sharks save turtles from cold with help from partners

    Average high and low temperatures for this time of year in east central Florida are between 50 and 70° F, but in January Mother Nature took the helm and air temperatures fell into the low 30s.Subsequently, the water temperature had been decreasing in the northern Indian River Lagoon system that includes estuary waters of the Indian River, Banana
  • Observations on Women's History Month

    As you are well aware by now, Women's History Month is in full swing. This year's theme, "Writing Women Back into History" is happening right now, right here at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.I hope many of you had the opportunity to participate in the video montage showcasing the talents of the women at Patrick AFB and
  • Year of the Family: It's so much more than a motto

    It's easy to throw around mottos like "Be a Good Wingman" and the "Year of the Air Force Family." What isn't always easy, however, is putting words into action, "walking the talk," as the saying goes.Fortunately, for Tech. Sgt. (ret.) Shawn Mette and his wife, Nelia, they have a "family" at Patrick Air Force Base who believes in "walking the talk."
  • Reduce space, reduce waste... save energy

    Since efficiency is always a key to improving operations, I would like to inform the 45th Space Wing community on how the Civil Engineer Squadron is working to reduce the Wing's energy use.New federal requirements mandate the Wing reduce its energy intensity by three percent per year for 10 continuous years (from 2005 to 2015). Accomplishing this
  • Elite team prevents launch interference

    Today's modern rockets have many delicate systems, all of which must function perfectly for a smooth launch.Besides the many professionals of the 45th Space Wing, an elite group of Airmen and civilians from the 85th Engineering Installation Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., are doing their part to ensure those launches take place.The EIS
  • Associates indispensible at Riverside

    Please call them "Associates." They like that handle - they've earned it. They are an indispensible part of the team, and without them, Patrick Air Force Base's premiere eatery, the Riverside Dining Facility, would be hard-pressed to fulfill its mission of providing three nutritious and tasty meals a day to the base's hungry enlisted personnel.Who
  • Apollo 1: We must never forget them

         It was Jan. 27, 1967, and the three astronauts assigned to the Apollo 1 mission climbed into the Command Module mounted on the Saturn 1B on Launch Complex 34 for what was to be a routine "full dress rehearsal" for their scheduled launch date of Feb 21.     It turned out to be anything but routine. Approximately five and one-half hours after
  • Deployment opportunities available for civilians

    Whether it's helping Iraqis with reconstruction projects or assisting Afghans with their motor pools, the Air Force relies on its civilian work force to help meet its global mission requirements. And the Air Force is not alone. In recent years, more than 1,100 Department of Defense civilians volunteered to fill 129 provincial reconstruction team
  • Going Down! Selected Central Housing units targeted for demolition

    Recently, the Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment authorized Hunt Pinnacle Communities LLC to move forward with the demolition of 68 old units in Central Housing. With this authorization, Hunt Pinnacle began mobilizing, and buildings on Blue Sky Lane have started coming down. Safety is a primary concern for Central Housing