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  • ULA Atlas V launches Space Test Program SAT-6, LDPE-1 into orbit

    At 5:19 a.m., Dec. 7 while many along Florida’s space coast likely slept, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V at Cape Canaveral SFS, Florida, powered the Department of Defense’s Space Test Program (STP)-3 mission and two satellites into space.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Patrick SFB, Cape Canaveral SFS support mission to ISS

    Just before 6 a.m., Friday, a SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket carried the four astronauts of Dragon Crew-2 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, into space. The launch is the third commercial crew human space flight mission in less than a year. The crew, which consists of NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, from France, are set to dock with the International Space Station April 24.
  • 45th SFS MWD handlers give back to community through Cub Scout Outreach Program

    Kids begin thinking about ‘what they want to be when they grow up’ early in life. Some may say they want to become an astronaut, doctor, princess or firefighter –with so many options, it can be difficult to choose. But for a Cub Scout pack based in Viera, Fla., after a K-9 demonstration Oct. 7, 2019, from 45th Space Wing Defenders – their newest
  • Epic Airmen

    This video highlights the Epic Airmen of the 45th Space Wing and their commitment to our mission of delivering assured space launch, range and combat capabilities for the nation.
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