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Default Air Force Logo 45th SW supports successful Atlas V launch of AFSPC-11 mission
The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the AFSPC-11 spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station April 14, 2018.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Two innovative Space Command ideas are in Air Force competition
Air Force Space Command recently nominated two innovative ideas for the Air Force’s Spark Tank competition.
0 1/23
2018
Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, visits Patrick Air Force Base. AF senior leaders thank Patrick-Cape Airmen for Irma recovery efforts
The Under Secretary of the Air Force, Matthew Donovan, and the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff, Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, thanked Airmen for their Hurricane Irma recovery efforts Sept. 20, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo 45th SW launches 5th OTV mission
The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle Sept. 7, 2017, from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A.
0 9/07
2017
AFTAC Cyberspace Capabilities Squadron Cyberspace critical to nuclear treaty monitoring
The Air Force Technical Applications Center here is charged with ensuring each and every nation across the globe complies with the ban on nuclear weapons testing, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members of AFTAC answer that call without fail – monitoring nuclear treaty compliance is their business.
0 8/29
2017
Maj. Chris Ferrara, HC-130P/N "King" co-pilot, is part of  concerted rescue effort of approximately 80 wing personnel from the 920th Rescue Wing who rescued two German citizens in distress at sea July 7, 2017 and into July 8. The victim's vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of southern Florida. At the request of the U.S. Coast Guard's Seventh District in Miami, the 920th RQW was alerted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, to assist in the long-range search and rescue. Approximately 80 wing Citizen Airmen and four wing aircraft helped execute the rescue mission to include, maintenance, operations and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark Borosch)
Rescue Airmen save two German citizens stranded at sea
In a concerted effort from July 7, and into the early hours of July 8, 2017, approximately 80 Airmen and four aircraft assigned to the 920th Rescue Wing successfully rescued two German citizens whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of southern Florida.
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2017
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
The U.S. Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported the successful SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 launch Aug. 14, 2016, at 1:26 a.m. ET from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. A combined team of military, government civilians and contractors from across the 45th Space Wing supported the mission with weather forecasts, launch and range operations, security, safety and public affairs. The wing also provided its vast network of radar, telemetry and communications instrumentation to facilitate a safe launch on the Eastern Range. (Photo/SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket, commo satellite successfully launched
The 45th Space Wing supported the SpaceX Falcon 9 JCSAT-16 launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Aug. 14.
0 8/15
2016
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V carrying the Air Force's GPSIIF-11 launches from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., on Oct. 31, 2015. (Courtesy photo) 45th Space Wing supports GPS satellite launch aboard Atlas V
The 45th Space Wing supported the Air Force's 11th launch of a Boeing-built Global Positioning System IIF satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on Oct. 31.
0 11/02
2015
The 45th Space Wing supported the United Launch Alliance’s 100th launch, an Atlas V 421 flying the Morelos-3 communications satellite for Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation on Oct. 2, 2015. (Courtesy photo/Lockheed Martin) 45th Space Wing supports ULA’s 100th Atlas launch
The 45th Space Wing supported the United Launch Alliance's 100th launch, an Atlas V 421 rocket flying the Morelos-3 communications satellite for Mexico's Secretariat of Communications and Transportation on Oct. 2.
0 10/02
2015
Default Air Force Logo 45th SW successfully launches first Turkmenistan satellite
For the second time in a 14-day span, the 45th Space Wing conducted a successful launch on the Eastern Range from Launch Complex 40 April 27.
0 4/28
2015
The 45th Space Wing successfully launched the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, for the U.S. Navy Jan. 20, 2015, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. MUOS is the next generation narrowband military satellite communication system that supports a worldwide, multi-service population of users in the ultra-high frequency band. 45th SW launches 3rd Mobile User Objective System satellite
The 45th Space Wing successfully launched the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite, built by Lockheed Martin, for the U.S. Navy on Jan. 20.
0 1/22
2015
Lt. Col. Samuel A. Little was recently named by the National Space Club as recipient of the prestigious General Bernard Schriever Award, honoring excellence in military space operations and acquisition. "The best part of our team's job here at the Cape is hearing that the spacecrafts we ushered through launch have been fully checked out and are entering operational life," Little said. He is the director of operations, 45th Launch Support Squadron, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.(U.S. Air Force Photo/Shawn Walleck) AF officer honored with space operations award
Lt. Col. Samuel A. Little, director of operations, 45th Launch Support Squadron was recently named by the National Space Club as recipient of the prestigious General Bernard Schriever Award, honoring excellence in military space operations and acquisition.
0 2/14
2014
A United Launch  Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket carrying the third Advanced Extremely High  Frequency (AEHF-3) satellite for the United States Air Force lifted off from  Space Launch Complex-41 here at 4:10 a.m. EDT today. The AEHF constellation is a joint-service satellite communications system that will provide survivable, global, secure, protected and jam-resistant communications for high-priority military ground, sea and air assets.
AF launches 3rd AEHF satellite
The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the third Advanced Extremely High Frequency communication satellite at 4:10 a.m. EDT, Sept. 18, from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The satellite was carried to orbit aboard an United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle.
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2013
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