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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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),
  • 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
  • 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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