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  • Not just a buzzword; AFTAC showcases innovation to ISR community

    Thirty-five Airmen from across the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance enterprise converged at the Air Force Technical Applications Center here recently to get a first-hand view of how the nuclear treaty monitoring center applies innovation techniques to its worldwide mission.Chief Master Sgt. Michael Joseph, AFTAC’s Command Chief,
  • When the storms of life arise, how do you survive the onslaught?

    The storms of life appear in many forms. Some are small and arise as unexpected showers to rain on your parade, while others last so long they leave you exhausted -- mentally, physically, emotionally or even spiritually. Small storms can make their metaphoric appearance in the form of a bad day at work, annoying car troubles, locking yourself out
  • New commander inherits newly-structured Air Force organization

    Through the tradition of military pomp and circumstance, members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here witnessed the change of command between the center’s outgoing and incoming commander today.Col. Chad J. Hartman assumed command from Col. Steven M. Gorski under the authority of the presiding official, Maj. Gen. Mary F. O’Brien,
  • 24/7 treaty monitoring center ready for contingency ops

    Much like the famous words inscribed of the exterior of the New York City Post Office, neither rain nor snow nor heat nor gloom of night will keep the Air Force Technical Applications Center from the swift completion of its appointed rounds.Recently, the nuclear treaty monitoring center here transferred its Contingency of Operations (COOP) and the
  • From high-risk youth to national award winner – One Airman’s inspirational journey

    A Buffalo, New York, native, U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Butler has many accomplishments, including five Air Force-level awards, and soon he will add recipient of the prestigious, national Arthur S. Flemming Award to the list.
  • Florida Airmen Skype with Georgia middle school students

    Two Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center here chatted with students from a Georgia middle school via Skype April 25 to discuss how science, technology, engineering and math are used by members of the military.Tech. Sgt. BreAnne Groth, a satellite operations system analyst, and Staff Sgt. Jordan Peterson, an AFTAC web developer,
  • Reorganization brings structure, leadership to treaty monitoring center

    In a week that saw 13 formal ceremonies including 11 activations, five inactivations, and 10 assumptions of command, the Air Force Technical Applications Center here successfully completed its reorganization April 9-13 after more than five years of planning.The organization change request, better known as “AFTAC 2.0” to the center’s 1,000+
  • DoD’s sole nuclear surveillance unit undergoes organizational change

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center, the sole agency in the Department of Defense that conducts global nuclear surveillance, underwent a full-scale organizational change April 1 to better align the center’s vital capabilities to improve mission effectiveness.The reorganization, which was approved by the Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Feb.
  • Reserve Citizen Airman sets sail as first reserve mission commander

    While many Airmen take to the skies, Reserve Citizen Airman Maj. Christina Light sets sail.The space and missile operations officer, assigned to the Air Force Technical Applications Center (AFTAC) Technical Operations Squadron (TOPS) as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee, is the first Air Force Reservist certified to serve as a mission commander
  • 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
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