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  • 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.
  • Nuclear air sampling aircraft on display at Patrick AFB

    PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- The aircraft that performs atmospheric sampling for the Air Force Technical Applications Center was on display for invited guests to get a glimpse into how AFTAC personnel perform their nuclear treaty monitoring mission. Based out of Offutt AFB, Neb., the WC-135 Constant Phoenix routinely conducts air sampling
  • STEM outreach key to uniting Airmen with students

    A group of Airmen – military and civilian alike – traveled to Croton Elementary School in Melbourne, Fla., Feb. 7 to serve as Science Fair judges.Eighteen members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here volunteered to examine more than 200 projects put together by 4th, 5th and 6th grade students and evaluate them based on their
  • 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