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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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Health & Safety

Mishaps increase in FY15 after historic safety year

Posted  January 8, 2016

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — Taking the reins of Air Force chief of safety nearly six months ago, Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Mueller took command on the heels of the safest year in Air Force manned aviation history. Fiscal year 2014 ended with only seven Class A mishaps, which produced a rate of 0.43…

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DoD

Pentagon says F-35 program on right track

Posted  January 8, 2016

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office say they’ve finished delivering jets for 2015, increasing their yield from last year by 25 percent. Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman with the F-35 office at the Pentagon, said 45 F-35s were delivered, which met Lockheed and the program office’s delivery…

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World

Coalition airstrikes kill 10 senior ISIL leaders in December

Posted  January 8, 2016

WASHINGTON — A high-value Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leader killed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes Dec. 24 was just one of 10 ISIL leaders targeted and killed so far this month, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren confirmed Dec. 29. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon via…

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Health & Safety

Air Force Medical Service’s Year in Review

Posted  January 8, 2016

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — In 2015, the doctors, nurses and technicians of the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) made a difference in the Air Force’s mission, while new AFMS technologies and training exercises ensured air and space superiority. By working with overseas partners, and helping the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, AFMS aided the Air…

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Salutes & Awards

USAFWS congratulates WIC Class 15B graduates

Posted  January 8, 2016

8th Weapons Squadron (ABM) Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada Capt. Joseph S. Buckman-Ellis Capt. Joseph G. Butler Capt. Matthew B. Chapman Capt. Michael A. Ellsworth Capt. Christopher S. Huchingson (EC-130) Capt. Thomas B. Draper Capt. Blake S. Harness (RC-135) Capt. Shain L. Bestick 14th WPS (AC-130) Hurlburt Field, Florida Capt. Sarah K. Gagnon Capt. Philip N….

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