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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 OG, Task Force 3 ready to support April 22 space flight mission

    Several boosters ignite sending giant clouds of smoke in all directions. A thunderous rumble can be heard for miles. In a matter of seconds, the spacecraft climbs into the sky carrying astronauts toward space. Space launch is a frequent occurrence at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida, where in 2020, the base supported 31 launches, including the return of manned space flight for the United States in May.
  • Never Stop Looking – Retired Airman celebrates his father’s life, legacy

    “I was 12 and sitting in the living room when there was a knock at the door. I answered it, and there was a lieutenant colonel, a man with a lot of stripes, I think a senior master sergeant, and a chaplain. And I knew right away something was wrong.” Richard Kibbey, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and 45th Space Wing Antiterrorism Program
  • 571st MSAS training engagement with Costa Rican Air Vigilance Service

    The 571st Mobility Support Advisory Squadron completed a training event with the Air Vigilance Service, or SVA, of Costa Rica from March 23 through April 12 across two locations near the capital city of San José. This fundamental training was the 571st MSAS’ second full training engagement in Costa Rica, offering partners in the area courses from law enforcement and dog handling to aircraft maintenance, safety and aircrew flight equipment.
  • Royal Canadian Air Cadets visit Cape Canaveral

    Royal Canadian Air Cadets from Toronto, Canada, visited Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. on March 11, 2019. They learned about U.S. space missions, history of the programs and how the Air Force supports the world for space launch.
  • 45th Space Wing carries out successful launch while Irma looms off coast

    Less than one year after Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, took a hit from Hurricane Matthew, the Sharks once again found themselves in a similar situation with one major twist.  This time as Hurricane Irma barred down on the Florida coast Sept. 7, the 45th Space Wing had a launch to perform. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle was due for its first
  • AFSPC initiative destroys barriers to bolster Airmen innovation

    In a move to encourage Airmen to come forward with innovative thinking, a new decision panel will allow Airmen at all levels within Air Force Space Command to present ideas that could enhance the mission, save time, increase customer satisfaction, save the Air Force money, or anything that can improve the way things are done within the Air Force.
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