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  • AFTAC inducts two onto Wall of Honor

    Two former members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center were inducted onto the center’s Wall of Honor May 16. In front of more than 200 family, friends, and former colleagues, retired Chief Master Sergeant Lloyd French and retired career civil servant Deborah Ward (via proxy) were

  • AFTAC hosts Student Expo in conjunction with WiSE Symposium

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center, headquartered at Patrick Space Force Base, Fla., hosted its annual Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) Symposium March 12-13 at the Space Coast Health Foundation in Brevard County. On the second day of the symposium, nearly three dozen exhibitors with

  • Director of operations by day, NFL cheerleader by night

    In an unprecedented tale of juggling military responsibilities and personal pursuits, many face numerous challenges when attempting to manage their time and energy. U.S. Air Force Maj. Nathan Curl stands out as a unique individual, adeptly navigating two distinct worlds as the 29th Intelligence

  • STRATCOM commander visits nuke treaty monitoring center

    For the first time since taking command of U.S. Strategic Command, Gen. Anthony J. Cotton and his Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Sgt. Maj. Howard Kreamer, visited the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center Nov. 16. The combatant command leadership team came to the Air Force

  • 39-year-old Airman with doctorate arrives at AFTAC

    Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, is home to Air Force Basic Military Training, and on any given day, there are more than 7,000 new recruits undergoing the 7-week program. The average age of trainees who undergo the Air Force’s introduction to military service is 21. In October 2022,

  • VCJCS pays historic visit to nuke treaty monitoring center

    For the first time in its decades-long history, the Air Force Technical Applications Center here hosted the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and his spouse June 9, 2023. Admiral Christopher W. Grady received several classified briefings about how the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear

  • 70th ISRW welcomes new commander

    U.S. Air Force Col. Craig S. Miller, 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing commander, relinquished command to U.S. Air Force Col. Celina Noyes, during a Change of Command Ceremony June 9, 2023, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.

  • Airman hailed ‘a hero’ after helping trapped motorist, child

    What was supposed to be a typical drive home turned into an act of heroism for one Airman stationed at Patrick Space Force Base, Fla. Senior Airman Tyler Johnson had just finished his shift as a Subsurface Operations Manager for the 22nd Surveillance Squadron at the Air Force Technical Applications

  • Breaking Ground for Fallen Airmen

    Since 1947, the mission of long range detection has been the responsibility of what is now known as the Air Force Technical Applications Center, and over the course of those 75 years, 81 Airmen – civilian and military alike – have died while in active government service. Prior to moving into their

  • 70th ISRW Airmen tests 2nd generation mobile radar equipment

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kurtis Knights, 29th Intelligence Squadron target development network analyst, assembles a mobile radar, March 1, 2023, at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. The radar is the second generation of its kind, providing mobile communications with an end-to-end connection