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Dr. Julie Gostic, a nuclear evaluator for the Materials Technology Directorate at the Air Force Technical Applications Center, displays an environmental sample to Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson (left) during the secretary’s visit to the nuclear treaty monitoring center at Patrick AFB, Fla., Feb. 8, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) SecAF briefed on AFTAC role in nuclear explosions
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center Feb. 8, 2018 to get a first-hand glimpse into the role the center plays in worldwide nuclear event detection. The Air Force Technical Applications Center hosted
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Airman 1st Class Nicholas, 22nd Intelligence Squadron fusion analyst working for ABLE Flight, conducts the run portion of an official Air Force Physical Training test, Jan. 29, 2018 at Fort George G. Meade, Md. ABLE Flight utilizes Airmen, who are waiting on their security clearances, to support prioritized Wing level jobs such as the Chaplain’s office, Military Personnel Flight, Fitness Center, Inspector General’s office, Dental Clinic, the Meade Attic, Transportation, Legal Office, Mailroom and many more. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. AJ Hyatt) ABLE Flight capitalizes on Airmen waiting for clearances
When Airmen newly assigned to 25th Air Force arrive at their first duty station, the security clearance required to do their jobs may take some time to process. At the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, these Airmen are often stuck sitting around waiting for several months, unable to access the information required for their assigned profession. That is why the 70th ISRW began utilizing an ABLE, or Airmen by Leadership and Example, Flight.
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Capt. JBernard Calpo, 707th Communications Squadron Special Missions Flight, repairs a connection on a CubeSat Jan. 16, 2018, in Laurel, Maryland. The 707th CS, aligned under the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, supports more than 5,700 global personnel and 57 National Security Agency missions with their 230 ‘Thunder Warriors.’ (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Thunder within ISR: Hammering down Cyber Communications
In 2017, the 707th Communications Squadron was honored to receive both the Maj. Gen. Harold M. McClelland and Chief Master Sgt. James C. Swindell awards from 25th Air Force. These annual awards recognize achievements in communications and information dominance.
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Senior Airman Dylan B. Melone (right), a clean room technician with the Air Force Technical Applications Center, shows Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, a transmission electron microscope grid he uses to accomplish AFTAC's trace particle analysis mission.  Holmes visited the nuclear treaty monitoring center, Patrick AFB, Fla., Jan. 24, 2018.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) Holmes, Batten pay first visit to nuclear treaty monitoring center
The commander of Air Combat Command paid his first visit to the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center recently to meet the Airmen responsible for providing forensic-level scientific data to support ACC and national decision makers.Gen. Mike Holmes, accompanied by his command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, flew in to
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Airman 1st Class Nathaniel, a cyber systems operations apprentice, researched and automated a fix action to establish 3D functionality in 36 IS’s newly purchased KVM (Keyboard, Video and Mouse) switches. Airman finds solution to unsolvable problem
When Airmen at the 363rd Intelligence and Surveillance Squadron discovered an issue with the three dimensional functionality on computer workstations vital to target analysts, one of their own highly-skilled Airmen found a solution and prevented $100,000 in equipment from becoming useless.
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Puerto Rico Dentist charters private plane for Puerto Rico
Every morning my brother wakes up at 2 a.m. to wait in line for gas with the rest of the island. After the 10 or 12 hour wait he moves to another line for 5 to 10 more hours for two bags of ice, which he brings home for drinking water. Then he proceeds to drive around the island to look for food to feed the entire family, my sisters, my mom, my
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2018
Twenty-Fifth Air Force officials released new mission, vision and priorities statements Jan. 18, highlighting the capabilities 25th Air Force Airmen provide the Air Force and Joint teams and how 25th Air Force is postured to adapt to a dynamically-changing national security environment. 25 AF releases revised mission, vision, priorities statements
Twenty-Fifth Air Force officials released new mission, vision and priorities statements today, highlighting the capabilities 25th Air Force Airmen provide the Air Force and Joint teams and how 25th Air Force is postured to adapt to a dynamically-changing national security environment.
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Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., walk on a frozen lake in Antarctica after a full day of performing maintenance on the center’s seismic equipment near Bull Pass.  The photo, taken at about 10 p.m., illustrates the 24-hour daylight cycle at Earth’s southernmost point.  Pictured from left to right:  Staff. Sgt. Jeremy Hannah, Senior Airman Andrew Pouncy and Staff Sgt. Justin Sherman.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Richard Westra) Airmen travel to Earth’s southernmost point for annual maintenance
With 24 hours of daily sunlight in their favor, a team of seismic technicians traveled to the southernmost point on Earth to conduct annual maintenance of the equipment they use to monitor global nuclear treaties.Six members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center made the trek from their home base at Patrick AFB, Fla., to Antarctica to
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Katherine Segovia, Executive Education Head of Learning Experience Design at Stanford University Design School, is assisted while putting on an Air Force U-2 Dragon Lady flight suit as part of her visit for a design thinking seminar on the Inaugural Design Day Beale Airmen, Stanford Design School professors collaborate to inspire creative thinking, innovation
More than two dozen Airmen walked into the conference room and were greeted by their instructors-- three Stanford University Design School professors. In eager anticipation, they took their seats at various tables. Each table had an assortment of scratch paper, sticky notes, pens and pencils—essentials for brainstorming and creative thinking.
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Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien takes command of 25th Air Force from Gen. Mike Holmes, Commander of Air Combat Command, May 31, at Joint Base San Antonio – Lackland.
Continuing the legacy: Airmen honed skills, tested new capabilities in 2017
Readiness was on the minds of 25th Air Force Airmen in 2017. While some practiced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities at Red Flag and other exercises, others migrated systems and took leadership roles across the Numbered Air Force.
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2018
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