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  • Creative prototype leads to fielded implementation

    When members of the only agency in the Department of Defense charged with monitoring nuclear treaties discovered shipped equipment was not being accurately accounted for at forward supply points, they took to the drawing board to devise a solution.Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center here were determined to solve negative
  • Chemist at AFTAC earns award from national Hispanic organization

    A scientist at the Air Force Radiochemistry Laboratory here was selected to receive the Meritorious Service Award from National Image, Inc.Diana Velosa, a chemist in the Air Force Technical Applications Center’s Ciambrone Radiochemistry Lab, earned the award for “fostering an innovative and harmonic environment between the military and the
  • AFTAC Hockey takes trophy at charity match

    Players from the Athletes for Teamwork and Charity Hockey Club competed against the Tampa Bay Firefighters Aug. 25 to raise money for adolescent burn victims and walked away with the coveted Traveling Challenge Cup trophy.The AFTAC Hockey Club, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization, faced off against firemen from the greater Tampa area for
  • Center exercises capability to relocate treaty monitoring mission

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center exercised its capability to transfer its critical nuclear treaty monitoring mission Aug. 14-15 to the center’s newly established contingency operations location in Millington, Tenn.AFTAC is the sole organization in the Department of Defense tasked with monitoring worldwide nuclear detonations and with
  • AFTAC upgrades phone system to enhance security

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center here replaced its full complement of telephones to meet or exceed established security requirements outlined in guidance from the Committee on National Security Systems. AFTAC’s workforce of more than 1,000 operates in a sensitive compartmented information facility, or SCIF, where it conducts its
  • Cop for a Day: AFTAC Airmen learn role of base Security Forces

    Members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here spent a day with Airmen of the 45th Security Forces Squadron to learn more about the law enforcement officers who patrol and protect the installation and its most critical resource: the people.Eighteen military and civilian personnel of AFTAC’s 21st Surveillance Squadron teamed up with
  • With help from Airmen, Boy Scouts earn prestigious merit badge

    Nearly 100 Boy Scouts from 25 troops across Central Florida traveled to Patrick AFB March 31 to earn the much-sought-after Nuclear Science Merit Badge with the help of Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center here.AFTAC, the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center, is filled with highly skilled and educated
  • AFTAC Hockey Team receives special Congressional recognition

    Before the anthem was sung and the puck dropped at center ice, Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center hockey team were recognized by a member of Congress for their charitable fundraising efforts at a game versus Florida Institute of Technology March 24.Rob Medina, Director of Community Relations for Rep. Bill Posey (FL-15),
  • 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
  • Air Force scientist qualifies for Ironman World Championship

    By day, he’s a nuclear engineer conducting forensics on radioactive sources. But when the duty day is complete, he trades in his proverbial white lab coat for a pair of running shoes, climbs aboard his Scott Plasma 10 bicycle, and prepares for the race of a lifetime.First Lt. Carl Eichert, a special nuclear events analyst for the Air Force
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