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The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 April 18, 2017, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., at 11:11 a.m. ET. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance) 45th Space Wing enables nation's space mission
Space launches may soon be an almost weekly sight on Florida's Space Coast. As the need for space lift grows globally, partnerships between the Air Force, other government agencies and the commercial space industry are enhancing the 45th Space Wing's vision of remaining the world's premier gateway to space.
0 5/18
2017
U.S. Air Force Graphic/James Rainier Adjusted gate hours for Memorial Day
As Memorial Day approaches, Patrick Air Force Base will change entry gate operating hours consistent with the direction for previous federal holidays.  This change maximizes the number of defenders who can spend time with family and friends.  Patrick Air Force Base's East Gate will change operating hours beginning the evening of Thursday, May 25,
0 5/18
2017
Heather Wilson was confirmed as the new Secretary of the Air Force by the Senate May 8, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary
Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.
0 5/08
2017
While surf fishing off the beach at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Tech. Sgt. Shaun Hartman risked his life to save 8 others who got caught in rip currents April 14, 2017. Three weeks after that harrowing day during the 920th Rescue Wing’s drill training weekend May 7, 2017, Vice Wing Commander Col. P. Brett Howard presented Hartman with the wing commander’s coin at the 308th Rescue Squadron where he serves as a medical logistics technician, for his heroics. 
Citizen Airman saves eight people from drowning
Sometimes spending time at the beach is just what one needs after a long day at work; however, for one Air Force Reserve Airman, his beach time was just what eight others needed. While surf fishing off the beach at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, Tech. Sgt. Shaun Hartman risked his life to save eight others who got caught in rip currents April 14,
0 5/07
2017
Master Sgt. Blain Morgan, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, shows American Ninja Warrior star Barclay Stockett an M4 carbine along with other military equipment April 21, 2017 during a tour of the unit at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo/Phillip Sunkel) Rescue Airmen host American Ninja Warriors
American Ninja Warrior stars Barclay Stockett and Brent Steffensen met with members of the 308th Rescue Squadron during their visit to Patrick Air Force Base April 21, 2017. The stars were on base as part of a two-day Alpha Warrior Military Tour that included a meet-and-greet the first day followed by a Ninja Warrior style competition for base
0 5/05
2017
Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith, left, 45th Space Wing commander, and Col. Kurt A. Matthews, 920th Rescue Wing commander, shake hands after signing a robust new support agreement April 21, 2017, to solidify their mission partnership. Even though the missions are distinctly different, working together ensures they maintain the greatest Air Force in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) 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
0 5/01
2017
Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, support a SpaceX launch from Kennedy Space Center (Courtesy photo) 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
0 5/01
2017
NOAA.gov 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
0 4/24
2017
AFCEC 2017 EARTH DAY graphic 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
0 4/13
2017
A young spectator smiles in the pilot seat of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during the Melbourne Air & Space Show April 1, 2017, in Melbourne, Fla. Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing displayed the helicopter and equipment used to accomplish the combat search-and-rescue mission. The airshow attracted nearly 200,000 participants and showcased both military and civilian aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jared Trimarchi) 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
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2017
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