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  • Another tournament, another trophy for AFTAC Hockey

    The Athletes for Teamwork and Charity Hockey Club took home its second trophy of the year during the Tampa Invitational Tournament held at the Florida Hospital Center Ice facility in Wesley Chapel, Fla., Dec. 1, 2018.The team co-hosted the charity tournament to raise money for Lightning Made Sled Hockey, a program sponsored by the Tampa Bay
  • 709th SPTS revamps transportation process

    The 709th Support Squadron here streamlined its transportation and shipping operations to more efficiently manage its fleet of vehicles and cargo shipments.The decision to physically move the squadron’s logistics section to the transportation warehouse was driven by the need for a more efficient workflow process and a better physical location for
  • A1C with Ph.D. lands job at nuclear treaty monitoring center

    It’s not often you see those three-letter titles – A1C and Ph.D. – used to refer to the same person. As a matter of fact, only one-hundredth of one percent of the Air Force’s enlisted force from E-1 through E-9 possess a doctor of philosophy degree – that’s just 33 Airmen out of 259,190 currently on active duty.Yet one woman with a doctorate in
  • COMMENTARY: Our Cardboard Christmas Tree

    Holidays are tough for me. I used to love Thanksgiving and Christmas, but some difficult times fell upon my family and I found myself separated from the joy I once knew. Maybe you find this season difficult as well, or maybe you are a sucker for Hallmark-esque Christmas tearjerkers like me my wife. Either way, I’d like to share a little story about
  • Hoop coaches, life mentors: AFTAC Airmen engage with community youth

    When a local recreational basketball league was looking for volunteers to coach youth athletes, two brothers assigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center stepped up to the challenge.Staff Sgts. Jarrod and Jordan Peterson, despite having no children of their own, submitted their names for consideration to the Viera Regional Community
  • COMMENTARY: Leadership in a Selfie Culture

    Almost everywhere you look on a military installation, you see photos of the chain of command proudly displayed on the walls. These men and women are seen as leaders within the profession of arms. But what can you really tell from their portrait? And, what should the portrait of a leader look like? Wait -- some of you might want to hold off and
  • AFTAC molecular biologist represents Air Force at SWE18 conference

    A molecular biologist assigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center here represented the Air Force at the Society of Women Engineers’ annual conference Oct. 18-20, 2018 in Minneapolis.Julia Ignacek, deputy director of AFTAC’s Strategic Integration Directorate, was invited to serve as a panelist during a session entitled, “Leading
  • Air Force Chief Scientist pays visit to treaty monitoring center

    The Chief Scientist of the Air Force paid a visit to the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center recently to meet with senior leaders and attend the center’s annual Research and Development Roadmap Forum.Dr. Richard J. Joseph was one of 169 mission partners and community stakeholders who attended the Air Force Technical
  • Downrange ‘MacGyvers’ creatively get the job done

    For six successive years starting in 1986, faithful viewers tuned in every evening before Monday Night Football to see what kind of clever solutions Secret Agent Angus MacGyver would concoct to solve cases for the fictional Department of External Services.The rise of MacGyver’s popularity largely stemmed from his innovative and resourceful use of
  • Musical Tesla Coil, 3-D printer draws crowd at Science Bowl

    With the help of members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center, children and adults alike were drawn to synchronized music emanating from a Tesla coil on display at the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers annual conference Sept. 17-18 in Orlando.The conference is NOBCChE’s premier event where visiting students
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