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25th Air Force Shield Fact Sheet Art Future of ISR is Airmen
Brig. Gen. James Cluff, vice commander, 25th Air Force, along with Brig. Gen. Peter Lambert, director of intelligence, Air Combat Command, discussed the future of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance during a panel discussion Nov. 15 at the annual Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s Alamo Ace conference in San Antonio.
0 11/17
2017
Melissa Dawkins (right), a chemist at the Ciambrone Radiochemistry Laboratory, Patrick AFB, Fla., explains to newly-assigned chemists 2nd Lts. Kaleb Mitchell (left) and Jessica Lewer (center) how samples that undergo radiochemical separations are inspected.  Scientists from CRL, which is headquartered at the Air Force Technical Applications Center, use analytical chemistry methods to determine if trace levels of radioactive debris are present in environmental samples as part of AFTAC’s nuclear treaty monitoring mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) Ions and betas and treaties, oh my!
In a world filled with uncertainty and growing concerns about the global proliferation of nuclear weaponry, there is one organization in the Department of Defense dedicated to identifying debris from possible atomic explosions and analyzing the findings for national decision makers.The Ciambrone Radiochemistry Laboratory, which opened its doors at
0 11/08
2017
Military Sealift Command missile range instrumentation ship USNS Invincible makes way during sea trials following a regularly scheduled yard period.  The platform is designed to augment the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense sensor network by providing target discrimination information to U.S. Strategic Command.  (U.S. Navy photo by Tommy Chia) Tech Ops Squadron is heartbeat of nuke treaty monitoring from air, sea, space
When the Department of Defense needs bombs on target or fighters in the air, they reach out to any number of flying wings within the Air Force to task their squadrons to accomplish that mission. Yet when they need near-real time data of potential nuclear detonations, to include ballistic missile detection, radioactive plume debris collection, seismic activity or gamma ray emissions, there is only one wing within DoD that can meet that need.
0 5/23
2017
Daelyn Frey, a senior at Melbourne High School, Fla., and member of Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Detachment FL-011, examines a seismometer on display at the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla.  Frey and 126 members of her JROTC detachment toured the nuclear treaty monitoring center April 28, 2017.   (U.S. Air Force Photo by Susan A. Romano) Melbourne High School Junior ROTC visits AFTAC
The goal of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps is to instill values of citizenship, service to the United States, personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment. One of the ways it achieves that goal is when a detachment schedules a field trip to a military base.Florida Junior ROTC Detachment FL-011 accomplished just that
0 5/03
2017
Graphic illustration of the Air Force Technical Applications Center’s STEM program.  AFTAC Airmen haul in annual STEM hardware
Six Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center here earned Air Combat Command accolades for their accomplishments in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.The winners, all of whom are assigned to AFTAC’s Technology Coordination Office (TC), learned of their selection from AFTAC’s commander, Col. Steven M. Gorski,
0 4/27
2017
Airmen assigned to the Technical Support Squadron, Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., monitor seismic activity throughout the world in direct support of AFTAC’s nuclear treaty monitoring mission.  The center maintains a global network of nuclear event detection sensors called the U.S. Atomic Energy Detection System – the largest sensor network in the U.S. Air Force.   (U.S. Air Force photo by William B. Belcher)

Persistent surveillance gives squadron its global purpose
Deep within the walls of a four story structure along Florida’s Space Coast sits a squadron of Airmen whose number one mission is to detect, identify and locate nuclear explosions anywhere in the world.The Technical Surveillance Squadron, a subordinate unit to the Air Force Technical Applications Center, operates 24/7/365 and provides persistent
0 4/13
2017
Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick AFB, Fla., lift a downed live oak tree after it was uprooted during Hurricane Matthew Oct. 7, 2016.  Picture from left to right:  Maj. Jeremiah Betz, 1st Lt. Pamela Zhang, Senior Airman Donelle Gibson, Capt. Taylor Youtsler and 1st Lt. Michael Duff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano)
Despite storm threat, treaty monitoring mission continued, uninterrupted
As Hurricane Matthew churned into a Category 4 storm off Florida’s southeast coast, members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here set evacuation plans in motion to ensure the center’s critical mission continued uninterrupted.AFTAC, the Department of Defense’s sole organization dedicated to nuclear treaty monitoring and nuclear event
0 10/14
2016
Ed Lee, program coordinator for historically black colleges, universities and minority-serving institutions, looks over classwork with Clayton Hovik, a 5th grader in Stephanie Lay’s science class at Endeavour Elementary School in Cocoa Fla., Sept. 7, 2016.  Lee visited the Title I facility to observe the partnership between the school and the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano)

Senior Pentagon leaders visit AFTAC’s community school
Senior officials from the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower and Reserve Affairs) toured Endeavour Elementary School in Cocoa, Fla., Brevard County’s first and the State of Florida’s only elementary-level community school during their visit to the Air Force Technical Applications Center Sept. 7, 2016 for the center’s
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2016
Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force
Materiel Command, delivers the keynote address at the 2016 Women in Science and Engineering Symposium at Patrick AFB, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016.  Pawlikowski was invited by the Air Force Technical Applications Center to address the 250-plus crowd to discuss diversity in the workplace, especially tailored to women in science, technology, engineering and math.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Ben Thacker)
4-star returns to 1st assignment for WiSE keynote address
The U.S. Air Force’s third-ever female 4-star general returned to her first assignment to deliver keynote remarks at the Air Force Technical Applications Center’s Women in Science and Engineering Symposium Sept. 7, 2016.Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, opened the 3-day symposium with a speech that reflected on her
0 9/13
2016
Col. Jeffrey W. Dyball, vice commander of the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., presents a certification of recognition to Madison Zook, recipient of AFTAC Company Grade Officer Council’s annual scholarship.  Zook, a recent Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School graduate, received the $500 award July 29, 2016 for her essay on business analytics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) AFTAC CGOC awards scholarship to local teen
When she’s not executing her stickhandling skills on the lacrosse field, you might find Madison Zook helping grade school students improve their literacy, volunteering as a Relay for Life captain, or taking the stage with her fellow thespians at her high school.And if that’s not enough, you might also find her spending time at her church working on
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2016
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