NOTICE: This is a Private Organization. It is not part of the Department of Defense or any of its components and it has no governmental status.
We of the alumni welcome you!
Website Use Tip: 'Navigation,' Check column on left side for date changes/updates-check postings since your last visit.
The Logo above on the left has been 'retired' from active use. It is thus appropriate for service with the association
representative of so many who served during its tenure, 1970-2000. The Logo on the right is a coin minted for the 60th Anniversary
of Long-Range Detection (purchase information of this and other coins can be found at the 'Sage Shop' in 'Newsletters,' Page 01 at index on right side).
-ASSOCIATION HISTORY, 1985.03.12, A group of retired & active duty AFTACers, by invitation from then
CC, Col Clapper, meet at the Patrick AFB, FL, NCO Club (now 'Tides') to begin the process of forming the association.
The association was chartered in 1986. Originally ‘AFTAC Alumni Association,’ a name change was necessitated by Air Force requirements in mid-2001 if we were to continue meeting 'on base' and we became the 'Long Range Detection Alumni Association.'
--In mid-2014 requirements changed again and our request to return to the original name was approved. On 29 July 2014 we returned to the 'AFTAC Alumni Association' name.
--The assn provides a forum for those wishing to maintain a relationship with the center and its people,
active-duty and retired. Membership is open to past/present employees of all organizations associated with
Long Range Detection (LRD) (AFMSW-1, 1009th SWS, AFOAT-1, 1035th FAG, LRDAA and AFTAC), and any
subordinate field detachment.
--To learn more, 'Click' here for the LRDAA FACT SHEET