Featured Headlines

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank Air Force

Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles Defense

Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Top aviation military officials from the four services addressed Congress today on aviation readiness, all underscoring the urgent need for predictable budgets.

page-2A Local

Welcome to the 2017 Air and Space Expo

On behalf of all our Airmen and their families, it is our honor to welcome you to the Aviation Nation 2017 Air and Space Expo!

TbirdJ Local

Airshow 2017: U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

On May 25, 1953, the Air Force’s official air demonstration team, designated the 3600th Air Demonstration Unit, was activated at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. The unit adopted the name “Thunderbirds,” influenced in part by the strong Native American culture and folklore from the southwestern United States where Luke Air Force Base is located.

Air Force photograph Local

Airshow 2017: History of Nellis Air Force Base

Nellis Air Force Base, a part of the United States Air Force’s Air Combat Command, is located approximately eight miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. The base itself covers more than 14,000 acres, while the total land area occupied by Nellis and its restricted ranges is about 5,000 square miles. An additional 7,700 miles of…


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth
Local

Nevada Test and Training Range

Posted  November 9, 2016

The Nevada Test and Training Range, formally the 98th Range Wing, provides the warfighter a flexible, realistic and multidimensional battle-space to conduct testing tactics development and advanced training in support of U.S. national interests.

Full Story »

432d-wing
Local

History of Creech Air Force Base

Posted  November 9, 2016

Today, Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, is home to the famed “Hunters” of the 432nd Wing and 432nd Air Expeditionary Wing. The installation also houses the related operations of the British Royal Air Force’s No. 39 Squadron, the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron, the Nevada Air National Guard’s 232rd Operations Squadron and the Air Force…

Full Story »

air-warfare-center
Local

Headquarters U.S. Air Force Warfare Center 50 Years of Shaping Air Power

Posted  November 9, 2016

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United States Air Force Warfare Center this year, it is important to reflect on the role the center has played over the last five decades. Although it has had many names, the general concept of the Warfare Center’s role within the Air Force has remained relatively constant:…

Full Story »

Courtesy photo
Local

50 Years of Shaping Air Power

Posted  November 9, 2016

If there was one person whose contribution was key to the success of the Las Vegas Army Gunnery School, that might have be Lt. Col. (later Brig. Gen.) Martinus Stenseth.

Full Story »

pilot-obit2
Local

World mourns aviation legend, pioneer

Posted  November 9, 2016

The aviation world is mourning the death of Robert A. “Bob” Hoover, who inspired millions of aviation enthusiasts with his spectacular acrobatic flying in more air shows than anyone in history.

Full Story »