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2nd Lt. Kaleb Mitchell, a chemist at the Air Force Radiochemistry Lab at Patrick AFB, Fla., checks Chief Master Sgt. Jessica Bender, command chief for the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, Beale AFB, Calif., for possible radioactive contamination using a hand-held radiation monitor.  Bender was one of 35 Airmen within 25th Air Force who visited DoD's sole nuclear treaty monitoring center June 1, 2018 to learn more about AFTAC's innovative mission.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) 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.
0 7/09
2018
A team of experts from the Air Force Technical Applications Center, headquartered at Patrick AFB, Fla., look over blueprints of the operations facility where AFTAC, the Department of Defense's sole nuclear treaty monitoring center, will house its contingency operations facility at Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, Tenn.  Pictured from left to right:  Bill Leslie, Randy Pomeroy and Lt. Col. Christopher Hall.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Chris Gaskill) 24/7 treaty monitoring center ready for contingency ops
Recently, the nuclear treaty monitoring center here transferred its Contingency of Operations (COOP) and the Alternate U.S. National Data Center location from San Antonio, Texas to Millington, Tenn. For the past five years, AFTAC’s alternate site was located at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, in close proximity to 25th Air Force, AFTAC’s Numbered Air Force.
0 6/14
2018
From high-risk youth to national award winner – One Airman’s inspirational journey From high-risk youth to national award winner – One Airman’s inspirational journey
This extraordinary Airman, who graduated from Penn State, loves the work he does for the Air Force and his country, but things did not always come easy to him. 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. The annual Flemming award honors outstanding federal employees who made significant and extraordinary contributions to the federal government. Butler won in the leadership and management category.
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2018
Lt. Col. Christopher Hall, 709th Support Squadron commander, renders a salute to Col. Richard Mendez, 709th Support Group commander, after taking command of the newly-formed squadron within the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla.  Also pictured (left) is Senior Master Sgt. Shannon S. Harris, 709th SPTS superintendent.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew S. Jurgens) Reorganization brings structure, leadership to treaty monitoring center
The Air Force Technical Applications Center here successfully completed its reorganization April 9-13 after more than five years of planning “Historically, AFTAC has been structured around mission areas – techniques to gather information with mission area managers who were experts in their respective disciplines,” said Col. Steven M. Gorski, AFTAC commander. “While this type of organizational structure works well in a resource-rich environment, it has inherent mission-effectiveness flaws. Our new organizational flow establishes clear responsibilities with common skills that allow us to develop our workforce more effectively.”
0 5/09
2018
Photo of the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., headquarters of the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) 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.
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2018
Luke Pendergrast, a Boy Scout from Troop 330 in Ormond Beach, Fla., carefully molds black felt in a petri dish to create a cloud chamber to visualize condensation trails left by ionizing radiation.  Pendergrast attended the Nuclear Science Merit Badge event hosted by the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla,. March 31, 2018.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) 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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2018
Dr. Bob Kemerait, senior scientist and Defense Intelligence Senior Level executive at the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., poses for a picture prior to the start of the Plenary Session of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization’s  Preparatory Commission at its headquarters in Vienna March 19, 2018.  Kemerait was recognized by CTBTO Executive Secretary Dr. Lassina Zerbo as the only person from any nation in the world to attend every Working Group B meeting since its inception in 1997.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) Grass does not grow under this octogenarian’s feet
With 82-plus years under his belt, a long and storied career with the federal government, and elbows that have rubbed with the likes of astronauts, diplomats, presidential appointees and renowned international scientists alike, one would think he’d have slowed down by now.One would think. But that’s not the case for Dr. Bob Kemerait, a senior
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2018
Master Sgt. Michael Nolan, a member of the Athletes for Teamwork and Charity hockey team at Patrick AFB, Fla., takes a face-off against a player from Florida Institute of Technology during a charity game March 24, 2018 in Rockledge, Fla.  Nolan and his teammates were recognized by Rep. Bill Posey (FL-15) for outstanding contributions to the community.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) 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),
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2018
Chief Master Sgt. Michael Joseph, command chief for the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., shares a hearty laugh with Mae Krier, an original member of “Rosie the Riveters” during the 2018 Women in Science and Engineering Symposium Feb. 8, 2018.  AFTAC hosted the event and invited Krier and many other high-profile women in government, education and industry to relay their success stories to young minds interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Phillip C. Sunkel IV) AFTAC hosts annual WiSE Symposium
For the fourth time in as many years, the Air Force Technical Applications Center hosted its annual Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Symposium Feb. 7-8, with Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson as the featured keynote speaker.The symposium was established in 2013 to bring attention to and highlight the value that gender diversity
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2018
Dr. Julie Gostic, a nuclear evaluator for the Materials Technology Directorate at the Air Force Technical Applications Center, displays an environmental sample to Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson (left) during the secretary’s visit to the nuclear treaty monitoring center at Patrick AFB, Fla., Feb. 8, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) SecAF briefed on AFTAC role in nuclear explosions
Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson visited the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center Feb. 8, 2018 to get a first-hand glimpse into the role the center plays in worldwide nuclear event detection.The Air Force Technical Applications Center hosted Wilson while she was in town for AFTAC’s annual Women in Science and
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