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  • 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.
  • AFTAC continues cooperative R&D agreement with FIT

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center here renewed its cooperative research and development agreement with Florida Institute of Technology March 1 at a symbolic signing held at the university’s Melbourne, Florida, campus.
  • Congressional staffers learn about AFTAC’s heritage, mission

    Three members of U.S. Rep. Bill Posey’s (FL-8) office visited the Air Force Technical Applications Center March 4 to learn more about the center’s rich history and heritage.
  • USAF Spark Tank finalists, winner visit AFTAC

    Finalists from the 2019 Air Force Spark Tank competition visited the Air Force Technical Applications Center here March 1 to meet with members of the center’s Innovation Lab and observe how failure has led to success for the nuclear treaty monitoring organization.
  • Rare boat-to-boat transfer executed on the high seas

    A rare sight was seen by crew members of the USNS Invincible recently when the ship’s mission commander transferred to the ship while it was out to sea.
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