Welcome Home to Patrick Air Force Base
Patrick Air Force Base Florida, the United States Air Force Base located between Satellite Beach and Cocoa Beach, in Brevard County Florida. The base was established following the transfer of control of the Banana River Air Station, set up in 1940 to support Atlantic coastline defense, from the Navy to the Air Force. It was also being used as a launch command center and, shortly after, acquired more than 11,000 acres of land from the state of Florida to be used as its new proving ground.
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE PURPOSE
Patrick Air Force Base is the Air-Sea Rescue Squadron that responds to boating and shipping accidents as well as monitoring all launches at Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station .Patrick AFB is home to the 45th Space Wing whose Officers and Airmen manage all launches of unmanned rockets at CCAFS. These rockets include satellites for the US Military, the National Reconnaissance Office, and the National Security Agency. Units from this wing have deployed abroad during wartime. The 920th Rescue Wing, part of Air Force Reserve Command, searches the Caribbean for downed aircraft and retrieves critically ill sailors from ships hundreds of miles out in the Atlantic. The unit continues searches into the night. It has also plays a vital part in rescues during hurricanes of boaters and non-sailors, and non-sailors as well. It is the only rescue wing in the Air Force Reserve. In 2007, the wing deployed to Afghanistan.
Do You Work at the Patrick Air Force Base?
Whether working as a civilian at Patrick Air Force Base or stationed at this beachfront base, military personnel enjoy surfing, boating, sailing or spending the time off in the Florida sun. Close to area shopping and great restaurants, Patrick Air Force Base is a desirable tour of duty.