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  • Air Force EOD team removes grenade from Florida home, flare from beach

    Discovering an explosive in the garage while you prepare for Thanksgiving, is probably not on anyone’s to-do list. When Johnny Winters, a tool technician from Georgia was cleaning out his father-in-law’s garage in Palm Bay, Florida, Nov. 24, he found an MK2 grenade.
  • Falcon 9 launches Starlink satellites into space

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 53 Starlink satellites into oribt from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, Nov. 13.
  • SLD 45 supports mission to explore Jupiter's asteroids

    A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying NASA’s Lucy spacecraft launched from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, Oct. 16. The mission will be the first to explore Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, which could bring new insight to the history of the solar system.
  • Service members, civilians come together to save lives

    She stood in the cemetery staring at her father’s grave, trembling. A few months ago, her father took his life. Today, she has decided to end her life. A world without her father is not one she wants to live in. In her right hand, she holds a gun.
  • Innovation is the game, GPS III-5 is the name

    The launch of the DoD’s first refurbished booster paved the way for significant savings for taxpayers.
  • Airmen claim USSF maintainer awards: ‘We are the insurance for the Space Force’

    Three Airmen at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, responsible for supporting missions valued at more than $5 billion, were selected as the top maintainers in the U.S. Space Force for 2020.
  • Wounded warriors share message of resiliency in Florida

    I did not know I got shot,” said the sergeant. “I thought a flare hit my legs.” He was on his second deployment in Afghanistan in July 2011 serving on a combat search and rescue team. His mission was to recover wounded service members. “Going out and getting shot at” was routine, he said, as his unit averaged eight missions a day. On the day a bullet tore through his legs inside an HH 60 Pave Hawk helicopter, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. August O’Niell, 414th Combat Training Squadron Detachment 1 flight chief in charge of ground operations at Davis-Monthan, Air Force Base, Arizona, said his world changed.
  • New flight termination system improves launch tempo

    The new Automated Flight Safety System (AFSS), formerly known as the traditional Flight Termination System (FTS), is now being used by some launch companies to increase launch capabilities, readiness and accuracy, while saving time and money.
  • Defenders Seize $1.2 Million in Cocaine at CCSFS

    Defenders from the 45th Security Forces Squadron seized nearly 30 kilograms of cocaine that washed ashore on a Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, beach, May 19, 2021.
  • Archaeologist receives DOD environmental award

    The Department of Defense announced in a press release April 22, that Penders, a native of Titusville, Florida, is the 2021 Secretary of Defense Environmental Award winner in the Cultural Resources Management, Individual/Team category. The award recognizes installations, teams and individuals for outstanding achievement in DOD, Air Force and Space Force environmental programs.
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