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  • Experts from AFTAC travel to Georgia for STEMversity

    In an effort to foster the betterment of underserved minority middle and high school students, members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here traveled to Georgia recently to serve as mentors at STEMversity.Dr. Andrew Giminaro, a nuclear forensics analyst for the nuclear treaty monitoring center, led the team of AFTAC volunteers who
  • Despite Dorian, vital nuke mission continues uninterrupted

    With a potential Category 5 hurricane barreling toward their headquarters building, the Air Force Technical Applications Center relocated its vital 24/7 nuclear treaty monitoring mission to an alternate location to ensure uninterrupted operations for national decision makers.
  • I did it. On purpose.

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first article in a series called ‘On Purpose’, which will discuss leadership and personal accountability, the difference between good intentions and responsible actions, and the importance of having a big picture purpose to guide our lives.
  • Two distinguished executives receive Presidential Rank Awards

    Two senior executives from the Air Force Technical Applications Center here were recognized with Presidential Rank Awards at a ceremony June 20 held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.Dr. Glenn E. Sjoden, AFTAC’s chief scientist, and Mr. David C. Merker, AFTAC’s Director of Systems Development and the U.S. National Data Center, were
  • Three inducted into AFTAC Wall of Honor

    Three former members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here were inducted into the center’s famed Wall of Honor recently.
  • From Uzbekistan to America: One Airman's Tale

    Bukhara is a centuries-old, culturally-rich city in the Asian country of Uzbekistan. Located on the historic Silk Road (a network of ancient trade routes that connected the East to the West), it has long been an epicenter of exports, scholarship, language and religion.
  • 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
  • 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.
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