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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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…


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Static Displays

Posted  November 9, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg L. Davis The A-10 Thunderbolt II is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. They are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles. A-10C Thunderbolt II…

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NTTR: Tip of readiness spear

Posted  November 4, 2016

Spanning Southern Nevada lies the crown jewel for tactics, training and operational testing for the Department of Defense: the Nevada Test and Training Range.

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‘Capt. Carlisle’ unveiled: MiG-23 dedicated to ACC commander

Posted  November 4, 2016

A Russian MiG-23 fighter aircraft nicknamed “Captain Carlisle” was dedicated in honor of Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, during an Oct. 17 ceremony at the Threat Training Facility here.

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I was abused, reasons I ignored it

Posted  November 4, 2016

Courtesy photo Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed in October, was established to raise awareness and reduce the numbers of those abused. MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.—October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In observance of this, this article discusses one citizen Airman’s experience to shed light on this issue. “I swear I would never have hit…

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NELLIS/CREECH/NTTR vulnerable for CCRI

Posted  November 4, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis Members of the 99th Communications Squadron Cyber Readiness Inspection team speak with Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander during a mock readiness inspection on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 21. The CCRI is conducted by the Defense Information Systems Agency and it is…

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