For your Just Too Cool file.
From Florida Today…
Air Force: Space Coast bases will change names to reflect Space Force
The Space Coast’s two Air Force bases will soon change names to reflect their connections to the military’s newly minted Space Force branch.
Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will become Patrick Space Force Base and Cape Canaveral Space Force Station within 30 days, 45th Space Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Douglas Schiess said during his “State of the Installation” briefing early Friday. [How cool is that? Space Wing! If I were 40 years younger….]
“The names of the two bases will change,” Schiess said, adding that Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Space Force commander Gen. John Raymond will attend a local name change ceremony. “When that happens, we believe we’ll probably be one of the first, if not the first, bases to do that.”
Other than switching from “Air” to “Space,” Schiess said the designations will retain their historic references.
“We’re not going to change the Patrick part,” he said of the beachside installation, which is named after Gen. Mason Patrick, first chief of the Air Force’s predecessor. “And we would never think about changing the name of Cape Canaveral.”
Schiess said he also anticipates a name change for the 45th Space Wing itself, though no final decisions have been made. Uniform updates and designs are still being decided, too.