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Installation Overview --Patrick Air Force Base, Florida

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Installation Overview --Patrick Air Force Base, Florida

United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket launches the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s STSS Demo payload from Space Launch Complex

Photo courtesy U.S. Air Force; photo by: Carleton Bailie, United Launch Alliance

Patrick Air Force Base is a United States Air Force Base located between Satellite Beach and Cocoa Beach, in Brevard County, Florida, United States. It was named in honor of Major General Mason M. Patrick. General Patrick had been Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces Air Services in World War I and Chief of the Air Service/U.S. Army Air Corps from October 1921 until his retirement in 1927.

An Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) base, Patrick AFB is home to the 45th Space Wing. The 45th Space Wing manages all launches of unmanned rockets at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS). These rockets include satellites for the US Military, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the National Security Agency, as well as scientific payload launches in support of NASA, weather satellite launches in support of NOAA, payloads in support of international customers such as the European Space Agency, and commercial payloads for various corporate communications entities.

The mission of Patrick Air Force Base is to provide combat capabilities through Eastern Range, launch, and expeditionary operations.

The official website for Patrick Air Force Base.

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