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Patrick Air Force Base




Patrick Air Force Base
United States Air Force base located at the south end of Cape Canaveral, 19 km southeast of Cocoa, which is home to the 45th Space Wing of the Air Force Space Command. Patrick AFB operates the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station from which many military and non-military launches take place.

The base is named after Major General Mason M. Patrick, chief of the Army Air Service (1921–26) and chief of the Army Air Corps (1926–27) and 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.


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