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  • 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

  • AFTAC briefs Member of Congress on nuclear mission

    Rep. Bill Posey, who represents Florida’s 8th District, visited the Air Force Technical Applications Center Feb. 22 to receive a mission update on current world events that affect the nuclear treaty monitoring center. Topics of discussion included classified briefings involving AFTAC’s current

  • Air Force Secretary immerses into Nuke Treaty Monitoring Center mission

    For the first time since assuming his position in July 2021, Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall visited the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center here Jan. 18 to learn more about how the organization performs its global mission. Kendall, accompanied by Honorable Kristyn

  • Family of AFTAC Headquarters’ namesake visits for first time

    In 2014, the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially commemorate the naming of its headquarters after an iconic leader and pioneer of long range detection. The Air Force Technical Applications Center christened its 276,000

  • AFTAC partners with Florida Tech for third research agreement

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center here renewed its cooperative research and development agreement with Florida Institute of Technology Nov. 15 at a symbolic signing held at the university’s Melbourne, Fla., campus. A CRADA is a government contract that allows for R&D collaboration between

  • CTBTO Executive Secretary visits AFTAC

    The executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization visited the Air Force Technical Applications Center Oct. 25 to learn more about the intricate and important partnership the two agencies share. Dr. Robert Floyd took over as CTBTO’s top leader in August 2021 and in

  • The Art of Sign in a Secure Environment

    There is an old saying that goes, “Actions speak louder than words.”  For one employee at the Air Force Technical Applications Center, certain actions are executed at just the right volume. Le Chen, a statistician with the 21st Surveillance Squadron here, was hired in August to work at the