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United States Air Force
45 Space Wing
1201 Edward H. White St
Patrick AFB, FL 32925-3439
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The 45th Space Wing located at Patrick SFB provides spacecraft processing, launch, tracking, safety, and data services. The wing manages launch operations for all DoD space programs. Launches occur at Cape Canaveral SFS which is approximately 15 miles north of Patrick AFB taking Hwy AIA. Patrick SFB is also the home for Air Force Technical Application Center (AFTAC), Defense Equal Opportunity and Treatment Center (DEOMI), and the 920th Rescue Wing (AFRES).
Child Care Information
A 31,055 sq.ft. Child Development Center opened in January 2010 with a capacity of 256 children. The center is certified by the Dept of Defense and accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, a division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Advance application for childcare can be made by completing DD Form 2606. Attach a copy of your orders to the form. You can fax your form to the Child Development Center (CDC), at 321-494-5848, before you arrive. Upon receipt of this form, CDC will place your children on the waiting list.
The Family Child Care (FCC), Program is certified by DoD & offers in-home care to children 2 weeks to 12 years. The FCC program supports two Air Force child care programs, AF Aid Child Care for PCS and the Air Force Expanded Child Care Programs. extended duty child care. For more information on FCC programs, finding a provider, or becoming a provider call 321-494-7028.
There are a few lodging rooms where pets are welcome. However, there is an additional daily fee. There are no quarantines in Brevard County. The base veterinarian can be reached by calling 321-494-6080. When boarding your pets in the local area you will need to have proof of all vaccinations.
Important Documents to Hand Carry
You must have copies of your orders, birth certificates, marriage licenses, court documents such as child custody agreements, and your last Leave and Earnings Statement readily available. If you are a civil service employee on LWOP make sure to carry your latest SF Fm 50 and SF Fm 8 for filing for unemployment.
Passports and Visas
Ensure member and/or dependents have the required passports and/or visa prior to final out-processing. Member and/or dependents are not allowed to final out-process without the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents. Members electing the accompanied tour will not be permitted to out-process without having the required passports/visas in hand for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.
These actions are necessary to prevent unforeseen hardships to the military members and their families. Therefore, as the last reiteration, it is essential, members do not out-process without having the appropriate passports/visas for themselves (if applicable) and/or dependents.
Cost of Living
Landlords will generally require first and last months rent plus a security deposit. Active Duty members assigned to Patrick SFB or Cape Canaveral SFS can get a reduction for the electric deposit. Go to the Housing Office with a copy of orders and new address. Housing officials will assist with completion of the form and then fax to FPL. Housing can be reached by calling 321-494-2594. The fax number is 321-494-4031.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included.
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