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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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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