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Boy Scout Nuclear Science Merit Badge
Larry Edgecombe, an 8th grader at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy and member of Boy Scout Troop #355, opens the door of a gamma ray detector as Staff Sgt. Nicholas Jarvis, a radiochemistry lab technician, observes and explains how the detector works. Edgecombe was one of 98 scouts who visited the Air Force Technical Applications Center March 31, 2018 to earn the Nuclear Science Merit Badge with the help of AFTAC Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano)