Air Force Wings

Patrick Air Force Base

Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) base
Home to the 45th Space Wing (45 SW)
Brevard County, Florida

Patrick Air Force Base is the world’s premier gateway to space. The base is responsible for delivering assured space launch, range and combat capabilities for the Nation. It is considered the Department of Defense’s East Coast Space Port and provider’s of launch support services. The base serves all Branches, active duty and reserve personnel, retirees, DoD civilians and their families.


Patrick AFB is a United States Air Force base, located on the East Coast of central Florida; 3 miles south of Cocoa Beach. The base is nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Banana River, 12 miles north of Melbourne, Fla.


“One Team…Delivering Assured Space Launch, Range and Combat Capabilities for the Nation.”
Their mission, as the world’s premier gateway to space, is to deliver assured space launch, range and combat capabilities for the nation.


Patrick AFB was originally developed as a Long Range Proving Ground in 1950. It is now dedicated to launching missiles. Patrick AFB was named in honor of Major General Mason Patrick, a U.S. Army general and air power advocate.

Arriving at Patrick Air Force Base

Newly arriving military members are welcomed during normal duty hours by the base INTRO manager, located in the MPS Customer Service section of the 45th Force Support Squadron, Bldg 537, North Side. Those arriving after normal duty hours must report to the 24 hour arrival point, the Space Coast Inn, located in Bldg 1332, for lodging assignments. Please call 321-494-2073 for lodging information.


Upon arrival at Patrick AFB, contact your sponsor. They will accompany you through the in-processing process. If you haven’t been assigned, or have been in contact with your sponsor, contact Patrick’s INTRO manager before arriving and a sponsor will be assigned. Please contact the Airman and Family Readiness Center at 321-494-5676 if you still do not have a sponsor AFTER you arrive at Patrick AFB for assistance.


All military members must first in-process through their squadron commander support staff section before doing any other in-processing.. All hand-carried records and documents should be available for the base INTRO manager to begin in processing.


Relocation counseling, sponsorship assistance as well as information of personal finances are available at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at (321) 494-5676. Contact TMO at 321-494-4964 for any move related questions, such as household goods, hold baggage, or other household move issues.

Base Population

There are 3,209 active duty, guard and reservists, 3,938 contractors (includes mission partners), and 9,914 civilians (includes mission partners) assigned to Patrick Air Force Base.

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