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  • Chemist at AFTAC earns award from national Hispanic organization

    A scientist at the Air Force Radiochemistry Laboratory here was selected to receive the Meritorious Service Award from National Image, Inc. A chemist in the Air Force Technical Applications Center’s Ciambrone Radiochemistry Lab, earned the award for “fostering an innovative and harmonic environment between the military and the Hispanic-American civilian community.” As one of two lead technicians in AFTAC’s world-class clean room, she safely processed nuclear samples for the International Atomic Energy Agency in an effort to combat nuclear weapons proliferation. She is responsible for analyzing and identifying radiological and nuclear debris from foreign nuclear explosions in support of national security requirements.
  • Breaking the STEM mold, one woman at a time

    In 1976, esteemed historian and author Laurel Thatcher Ulrich wrote a book entitled, “Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History.” The premise of her work was to shine a light on famous women throughout history who challenged the way things were done. While the title may seem to be a modern-day rallying cry for women to go out and break the rules through misbehavior, that was not the premise of her message. Ulrich’s emphasis was to encourage women to do more – to break with convention, make a mark on history and prove that ordinary people, including women, can have a lasting impact on the world by doing the unexpected.
  • Cop for a Day: AFTAC Airmen learn role of base Security Forces

    Members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center here spent a day with Airmen of the 45th Security Forces Squadron to learn more about the law enforcement officers who patrol and protect the installation and its most critical resource: the people. Eighteen military and civilian personnel of AFTAC’s 21st Surveillance Squadron teamed up with cops July 30 to get an up-close-and-personal look into how base law enforcement trains in shoot/no-shoot scenarios and to experience what it feels like to be stunned by a Taser.
  • 363d ISRW takes innovation from buzzword to reality

    Innovation is no longer just a buzzword; it’s a reality (virtually) at the 363d Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing. Over a 10-day period, the wing’s senior leadership and Airmen from the 363d ISRW worked with industry partners in a collaborative workspace right in the heart of downtown Norfolk, Virginia. The objective was to use virtual reality software to simulate notional adversary scenarios with multiple targets in various stages.
  • LION Board roars innovation

    Innovation is a subject you might hear about a lot in today’s Air Force. Often, discussions about innovation get a bit complicated. So, the 363d Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing has found a way to simplify unleashing the wing’s most important resource, Airmen, and their great ideas.
  • ACC commander, civic leaders visit JBSA

    Gen. Mike Holmes, commander Air Combat Command, and several civic leaders from across the command, visited the 24th and 25th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, May 31, 2018. The visit was hosted to introduce attendees to 24th AF's cyberspace mission and 25th AF's intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission.
  • History Office recognized for preserving ISR’s past

    Preserving history is important to those who lived it as well as those who follow in their footsteps, and the 25th Air Force History Office was recently recognized by the Air Force for their extraordinary efforts in documenting the past.
  • 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.
  • Analyst eliminates threats faster through innovative targeting

    In the field of missile targeting, Staff Sgt. Sean, mobile missile targeting analyst, 20th Intelligence Squadron, is one of the most innovative and motivated members of 25th Air Force. As a member of the Ballistic Missile Projects Team, Sean developed mobile missile targeting strategies, led the stand up of a 16-member innovation team and initiated squadron-to-squadron collaborations creating 15 intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance tools.
  • First Sergeant continues career after tumor, hearing loss

    More than ten years ago, while stationed in Hawaii, Master Sgt. Geoffrey VanDyck, had the constant feeling of water in his ear. He knew something was wrong. Nothing seemed to relieve the feeling, so his medical provider sent him to an ear, nose and throat specialist. After an MRI, the cause of his pain and discomfort was found: a golf ball-sized tumor, an acoustic neuroma.
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