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  • 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

  • Scouts earn rare badge with help from AFTAC

    Boy Scouts from around Central Florida traveled to the Air Force Technical Applications Center Oct. 22 to earn one of the Boy Scouts of America’s more rare badges, the Nuclear Science Merit Badge (formerly known as the Atomic Energy Badge). Just over 5,000 Scouts worldwide earn the NSMB each year,

  • “Call me when you quit”

    He’s met queens and princes, presidents and movie stars.  He’s won multiple gold medals, carried the American Flag to center field during the opening ceremonies of Super Bowl LI, and has been in the company of some of the U.S. military’s most senior officers. And yet, he remains grounded, humble,

  • 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

  • Finlayson takes command of nuclear treaty monitoring center

    The Air Force Technical Applications Center gained a new commander June 2 during the time-honored military tradition known as the change of command ceremony. Col. James “Cobra” Finlayson assumed command from Col. Katharine Branson, with Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh, commander of 16th Air Force, serving as

  • AFTAC, MSC inactivate ballistic missile tracking ship

    The Department of Defense's sole nuclear treaty monitoring center, in cooperation with the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command, inactivated U.S. Naval Ship Invincible Dec. 15, 2021, at a ceremony at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Fla. Members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.