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  • AFTAC gets first-ever Space Force vice commander

    For the first time in its history, the Air Force Technical Applications Center has a Space Force colonel as the vice commander. Col. Richard R. Beckman took the oath of office Aug. 20, officially swearing him into the U.S. Space Force at a ceremony held at the nuclear treaty monitoring center here. The colonel arrived at Patrick SFB in July and
  • Three inductees join past “giants” on AFTAC Wall of Honor

    In keeping with its annual tradition, the commander of the Air Force Technical Applications Center inducted three former members of the nuclear treaty monitoring center onto its famed “Wall of Honor” May 26. Col. Katharine G. Barber recognized retired Senior Master Sergeants Mike Clark and Tony DeMarco and Ms. Eunice Harris at a ceremony held in
  • AFTAC key personnel receive COVID-19 vaccine

    Key personnel from the Air Force Technical Applications Center received their second dose of the coronavirus vaccine that was administered by the 45th Medical Group here. The group of nearly 100 people received their first dose Jan. 14 and returned to the base’s Sharkatorium today for round two.  Another group was able to receive their first dose
  • H.S. student immerses with AFTAC in the Outback

    Situated in the remote terrain of Central Australia, the 709th Technical Maintenance Squadron’s Detachment 421 is responsible for operating and sustaining an expansive seismic array to detect the detonation of nuclear bombs. The detachment, led by Master Sergeant Jonathan Beedham, is manned by four Airmen who ensure data from the array are
  • Innovative self-serve temperature check helps workforce during COVID

    Social distancing.  Six feet of separation.  Tapping elbows instead of shaking hands.  These are terms and actions society has grown accustomed to hearing and seeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Another familiar occurrence since the outbreak of the virus is temperature checks at various entry points to businesses and workplaces. The Air Force
  • Tiny home, huge dividends

    It is only 400 square feet of living, eating, sleeping, dressing, bathing, and recreational space for two adults and a child. It is also the place the Inniss family proudly calls home.
  • The science of mind and body: A successful combination for one Airman

    When Dalton McIntire was a freshman in high school, he spent a lot of time lifting weights in his school’s gym.  For him, it was a way to increase stamina, strengthen his workout routine, and further build on his abilities on the baseball field It wasn’t until about four years ago after he enlisted in the Air Force that he developed a love for
  • AFTAC uses technology to execute Change of Command

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center here underwent a change of command today, employing modern-day technology to accomplish long-standing traditions. Col. Chad Hartman relinquished command to Col. Katharine Barber as 16th Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh served as the presiding officer via video teleconference from San Antonio,
  • COMACC joins AFTAC Airmen in online training session

    The commander of Air Combat Command carved out 30 minutes on his tight schedule May 13 to dial in to a virtual training class hosted by members of the 22nd Surveillance Squadron here. Gen. Mike Holmes participated in the webchat with 47 Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center to discuss geopolitical competition in the Arctic
  • Arguing Artificial Intelligence during pandemic becomes a reality

    It wasn’t what he envisioned as the final step toward earning his doctorate – having to defend his dissertation virtually instead of in person before a traditional panel of judges. The coronavirus, however, has changed the way people around the world are communicating, and this doctoral candidate was not immune to the “new norm” of social
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