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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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Nellis participates in Pathway from Poverty

Posted  May 26, 2017

More than 150 volunteers from around the community gathered at J.E. Manch andZel and Mary Lowman Elementary Schools May 12 with one common goal; build a garden for students and their families to sustain healthy relationships and diets.

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Nellis/Creech mark annual Police Week

Posted  May 26, 2017

The annual National Police Week was held from May 15 to 19 to honor fallen law enforcement officers and recognizing those who serve today.

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Airman Leadership School honors new graduates

Posted  May 26, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Ninety-six Airmen completed their first Professional Military Education milestone by graduating Airman Leadership School as part of Class 17-D May 11th, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Ten members of the class were recognized with individual awards. Senior Airman Justin Sorge, a member of the 99th Civil Engineer…

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Nellis celebrates nurse, medical technician week

Posted  May 26, 2017

The 99th Medical Group clinic celebrated National Nurse and Medical Technician Week May 8-12 to recognize nurses and medical technicians for tremendous contributions and invaluable service while providing quality care for our military members and their families.

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99th SFS trains for all scenarios

Posted  May 26, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum Staff Sgt. Kenneth Delongchamp, 99th Security Forces Squadron member, prepares to enter a doorway during a training scenario in Area II on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 17. The 99th SFS designs realistic exercises to keep Airmen in a warrior mindset and sharpen tactics, techniques…

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