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  • Mission partnership solidified

    April 21 marked a momentous occasion for the 45th Space Wing and 920th Rescue Wing mission partners at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. The two Air Force wings signed a robust new support agreement. Even though their missions are distinctly different, wing leaders from both units agreed that working together ensures they maintain the greatest Air
  • Citizen Airmen support successful Falcon 9 NROL-76 launch

    Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing cleared the Eastern Test Range in support of SpaceX’s successful launch of the NROL-76 spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center May 1 at 7:15 a.m. ET.SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched with a classified national security payload for the U.S. National
  • Sea turtle nesting season begins

    All 45th Space Wing organizations, tenants and residents are reminded to turn their lights off from dusk until dawn during turtle nesting season, May 1 to Oct. 31.   The beaches at CCAFS and PAFB are prime nesting habitat for loggerhead, green and leatherback sea turtles.  Artificial lighting negatively affects nocturnal sea turtle behavior of both
  • Team Patrick Earth Day events

    Annual Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Spring Beach CleanupApril 20; 8-11:30 a.m. Cleanup supplies will be provided. Participants should bring hats, sunscreen, water, and wear comfortable closed-toed shoes. This is an authorized alternate duty location for 45th Space Wing civilians. Participants must pre-register by contacting Rachel Mandel at
  • Combat search-and-rescue mission showcased during Melbourne air show

    Nearly 200,000 spectators attended the Melbourne Air and Space Show, which showcased the advancements of avionics and airpower through civilian and military aircraft demonstrations April 1-2, 2017 at Melbourne, Florida.The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, two F-35 Lightning II and the French air force’s Patrouille de France (which has not been
  • Freeze-dried plasma to the rescue

    Since hemorrhage is the leading cause of preventable death in combat casualties, Air Force Special Operations Command is improving access to blood products on the battlefield.
  • Reserve wing leader holds first commander’s call

    The new commander of the 920th Rescue Wing held his first commander’s call at 2:30 p.m. April 2 at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute on base.Col. Kurt Matthews, who took command of the wing in December, spoke to Reserve Airmen about his expectations, the wing’s priorities, and the new vision and mission statements. He also
  • Wing hosts 4th Annual Rescue Feeds Food Drive

    The 920th Rescue Wing's 4th Annual Rescue Feeds Food Drive is aiming to collect more than 3,000 pounds of nonperishable food and toiletries for the South Brevard Sharing Center Inc. by April 7.The unit has donated approximately 5,200 pounds of food and supplies since 2014 in an effort to support the local community, said Master Sgt. Rhonda Danyus,
  • Stopping Sexual Assault – Not Just in April

    The truth is, the vast majority of Airmen we serve alongside have never – and will never – sexually assault another person in their lifetime. Let me say it again for the people in the back – the vast majority of our Airmen HAVE NEVER and WILL NEVER harm another person. Hard stop.