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  • 480th ISR Wing, Groups, TFI partners get in sync

    With the mission to “Discover the Unknown,” leaders from the 480th Intelligence, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Wing, along with their Total Force Integration partners, gathered Dec. 4 to 7, 2017, to discuss and plan the future during a Global Synchronization and Planning Meeting at Nevada Air National Guard Base, Nevada.
  • 693rd ISRG returns to its roots

    After years of waiting, U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Brown, 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing commander, and Col. Tracy Ward, 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group commander, cut the ribbon to open the newly-renovated Distributed Ground Station-4 operations facility on Nov. 15, 2017, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • ICON Talks create pathway for innovation

    Imagine a space where process improvement programs and ideas are shared with like-minded innovators ready to change the Intelligence community for the better. The 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing began sponsoring biannual Innovate, Collaborate, Organize and Network Talks to do just that.
  • Air Force scientist qualifies for Ironman World Championship

    By day, he’s a nuclear engineer conducting forensics on radioactive sources. But when the duty day is complete, he trades in his proverbial white lab coat for a pair of running shoes, climbs aboard his Scott Plasma 10 bicycle, and prepares for the race of a lifetime.First Lt. Carl Eichert, a special nuclear events analyst for the Air Force
  • ACC Command Holiday Message

    See the link for a holiday message from Gen. Mike Holmes and Command Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III.
  • AFTAC Airmen selected for Air Force STEM awards

    The winners of the 2017 Air Force Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Awards were recently announced and the Air Force Technical Applications Center had an exceptional presence among the winners. Of the fourteen packages Air Combat Command submitted for this year’s awards, seven winners were selected, and five of those were from AFTAC.
  • Double take: Brothers’ bond extends far beyond twin upbringing

    It is well known that twins share a unique bond that transcends other sibling relationships. It’s common for twins to live, work and recreate within close proximity to each other throughout their lives.But for one pair of Air Force twins, they’ve taken that commonality several steps further.Staff Sgt. Jordan Peterson and his 2-minute-older
  • Air Force Marathon to feature MQ-9 Reaper

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB – The MQ-9 Reaper has been selected as the featured aircraft for the 2018 Air Force Marathon.  Built by General Atomics Aviation Systems Inc., the Reaper is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely-piloted aircraft that is employed primarily against dynamic execution targets and secondarily as an
  • AFTAC civilian, Army Reservist selected for promotion to brigadier general

    A member of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here was recently promoted Nov. 1 to brigadier general in the U.S. Army.Brig. Gen. Donald B. Absher, a civilian physical scientist for AFTAC’s Materials Technology Directorate, was selected for promotion in the Army Reserve, where he has served for almost 30 years. Absher graduated from
  • Airman enjoys being student, mastering Chinese culture, language

    Learning a new language can provide direct access to new literatures, new perspectives and new cultures. It can foster an understanding of the interrelation of language and human nature. It can also improve the knowledge of one’s own language; increasing native vocabulary skills. The benefits of learning a new language really are endless, as U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Abraham, an Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst with the 70th Operations Support Squadron, has discovered. He joined the Air Force seven years ago with the goal of testing his abilities, and he has passed that test with flying colors.