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  • International, technical partnership continues to flourish

    Since 1996, the Air Force Technical Applications Center here and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization Preparatory Commission in Vienna have shared a long-term working relationship with the same vital goal in mind: global nuclear nonproliferation.It is through that collaborative partnership that the two organizations have been able
  • Two distinguished executives receive Presidential Rank Awards

    Two senior executives from the Air Force Technical Applications Center here were recognized with Presidential Rank Awards at a ceremony June 20 held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.Dr. Glenn E. Sjoden, AFTAC’s chief scientist, and Mr. David C. Merker, AFTAC’s Director of Systems Development and the U.S. National Data Center, were
  • Three inducted into AFTAC Wall of Honor

    Three former members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here were inducted into the center’s famed Wall of Honor recently.
  • From Uzbekistan to America: One Airman's Tale

    Bukhara is a centuries-old, culturally-rich city in the Asian country of Uzbekistan. Located on the historic Silk Road (a network of ancient trade routes that connected the East to the West), it has long been an epicenter of exports, scholarship, language and religion.
  • A1C with PhD now a 2Lt

    In December 2018, the Air Force published a story about an airman first class with a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry. The article went somewhat viral within Air Force circles, with many social media users questioning why someone with a doctoral degree would choose to enlist rather than earn a commission.The simplest answer to those viral questions
  • For first time, girls join boys to earn nuke science merit badge at AFTAC

    For the sixth time in as many years, Boy Scouts from around Central Florida descended on the Air Force Technical Applications Center here to earn Scouting’s Nuclear Science Merit Badge.What made this AFTAC-sponsored event different from the past half-decade was for the first time, girls were invited to participate with the boys to earn the uncommon
  • AFTAC exhibit ranked ‘best’ at American Chemical Society Expo

    Four members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center were recognized for their interactive booth at the American Chemical Society’s National Spring Meeting and Expo recently at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.Rose Day, Diana Velosa, Michael Ball and Melissa Holder made up the recruiting team that traveled from the Space Coast
  • Using dynamite and TNT to enhance nuclear mission

    Ten sticks of medium-grade dynamite, 60 pounds of C4, two-and-a-half pounds of Semtex and six canisters of TNT made for an explosive day for members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here March 13.
  • Military moms improve conditions

    In 1948, the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act was passed allowing women in military service to receive the same pay and benefits given to men, but it did not protect women who wanted to be mothers.
  • AFTAC Hockey defeats nationally-ranked Miami Hurricanes

    In a stunning victory against a nationally-ranked Division 3 hockey club, the Air Force Technical Applications Center hockey team defeated the Miami Hurricanes Feb. 23 at Pembroke Pines Ice Arena, Miami’s home rink.
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