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Patrick Air Force Base

Patrick Air Force Base
A Titan IV B rocket takes off from Cape Canaveral AFS on 9 September 2006.
Military structure
NamePatrick Air Force Base
Part ofAir Force Space Command (AFSC)
TypeAir Force Base
In use1949-Present
Controlled by 
45th Space Wing (USAF)

Patrick Air Force Base

Airport information
Elevation2 m (8 ft)

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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 Patrick. An Air Force Space Command (AFSPC) base, it is home to the 45th Space Wing (45 SW). In addition to its "host wing" responsibilities at Patrick AFB, the 45 SW also controls and operates Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) and the Eastern Range.

Additional tenant activities at Patrick AFB include the 920th Rescue Wing, the Air Force Technical Applications Center and the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI). Total employment is 10,400. There are 13,099 military, dependents, civilian employees and contractors on base.

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