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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.
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Mary O’Brian, 25th Air Force commander, hands the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing guidion to the wing’s new commander, Col. Max Pearson, during a change of command ceremony June 19, 2018, at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. 480th ISRW welcomes new commander
U.S. Air Force Col. Max Pearson, the new 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing commander, accepted the wing’s guidion from Maj. Gen. Mary O’Brian, 25th Air Force commander, during the change of command ceremony here on June 19, 2018.
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Senior Airman Dylan B. Melone (right), a clean room technician with the Air Force Technical Applications Center, shows Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, a transmission electron microscope grid he uses to accomplish AFTAC's trace particle analysis mission.  Holmes visited the nuclear treaty monitoring center, Patrick AFB, Fla., Jan. 24, 2018.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) Holmes, Batten pay first visit to nuclear treaty monitoring center
The commander of Air Combat Command paid his first visit to the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center recently to meet the Airmen responsible for providing forensic-level scientific data to support ACC and national decision makers.Gen. Mike Holmes, accompanied by his command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten, flew in to
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Col. Steven M. Gorski (right), commander of the Air Force Technical Applications Center, and Chief Master Sgt. Michael Joseph, AFTAC’s command chief, pose next to the plaque that officially dedicates the center’s research laboratory after former AFTAC senior scientist, Michael Harkins, at a ceremony at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colo.  Harkins’ official portrait is on the right.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Susan A. Romano) AFTAC names lab after ‘giant’ of nuclear forensics
The Air Force Technical Applications Center dedicated its research laboratory in Colorado after a pioneer of gas analysis techniques at a ceremony held Oct. 24, 2017.Formerly known as Operating Location GT, the Harkins Laboratory Complex was officially named after Michael Harkins, a nuclear engineer who served as the senior scientist of AFTAC’s
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The distinction of being selected as the U.S. Air Force’s Command Language Program of the Year recently went to the Airmen of the 34th Intelligence Squadron, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. ISR Squadron leads Air Force in language programs
Over 200 military and civilian employees, three days, and one mission … chose the best language program in the Air Force. The victor? A squadron from the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing.
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Graphic:  Tech. Sgt. Christopher, a member of the Tactical Systems Operators’ Research and Development section, 25th Intelligence Squadron, is one of 25th Air Force's Outstanding Innovators. Innovator reconfigures, enhances critical intelligence asset
Among the nearly 30,000 Airmen of 25th Air Force are a multitude of outstanding innovators who, through hard work and diligence, make technological advancements that significantly improve mission and training capabilities.
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A photo depiction of a master sergeant writing poems with pen and paper. Master Sgt. Zhyronn Carter, 373rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group/Alaska Mission Operations Center, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, recently published her book in November 2016. According to Carter, her book consists of poems about domestic abuse and sexual trauma from different points of views. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Writer, Airman finds beauty through adversity in flowers
“Beauty comes in different forms. When we see beauty, we assume that it had a great life; but there is more than meets the eye. Even the most beautiful soul comes from a place of hardship and sorrow. There are many tragedies that happen to us all; whether it is domestic abuse or sexual trauma, we will triumph and continue to bloom like flowers.”
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Portrait of Capt. Charles Howell in his flight suit. Nuclear Deterrence Operations names CGO of the Year
Winners of the 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Operations, and Nuclear and Missile Operations Awards were announced in July 2017. Among the selected few was a 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing cyber warrior.
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U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons
Joint Service Achievement Medal awarded to Montagu-Hunter Challenge volunteer Airmen
Four Airmen from the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing were recently awarded the Joint Service Achievement Medal for volunteering at the Defense Program Support Activity’s Montagu-Hunter Challenge May 19.
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A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot prepares to take off during exercise Northern Edge 17 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 11, 2017. The joint training exercise is focused on interoperability and hosting approximately 6,000 service members, 200 fixed-wing aircraft and provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard with critical training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze) Dragon Lady makes historic appearance at Northern Edge 17
Looking across the flight line at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska during previous Northern Edge exercises one would have seen a mass of gray and white aircraft, but this year the distinctly black U-2 Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., made its presence known for the first time at Northern Edge, and showcased the unique
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