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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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Aviation Nation 2017 showcases “Breaking Barriers” Nov. 11,12

Posted  May 26, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.–Nellis Air Force Base is proud to present Aviation Nation 2017 on Nov. 11 and 12. The event is Air Combat Command’s closing celebration for the United States Air Force’s 70th Birthday. “We are excited to host the culminating event for Air Combat Command,” said Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing…

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Air Force selects 1,303 officers for field grade promotions 

Posted  May 24, 2017

The U.S. Air Force has selected 1,303 active-duty officers for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel and major during the 2017A Colonel Medical Service Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Line of the Air Force and Medical Service Corps, and Major Medical Service Corps central selection boards.  The boards selected 13 lieutenant colonels for promotion to colonel, 1,254 majors…

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Air Force selects 5,166 for promotion to master sergeant

Posted  May 24, 2017

The U.S. Air Force has selected 5,166 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant of the 20,169 eligible. The overall selection rate was 25.61 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 523.22. Selectees’ average time in grade was 3.86 years, time in service was 14.36 years and the average decorations score was 11.42. Additionally,…

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AF presents fiscal year 2018 budget

Posted  May 24, 2017

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2018 president’s budget request May 23, 2017, following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings. Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the Air Force budget director, said the request supports the Secretary of Defense’s commitment to strengthening the U.S. military by improving warfighting readiness and addressing critical shortfalls while…

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Around the Air Force: May 24

Posted  May 24, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, Air Force senior leaders testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Strategic Forces Subcommittee on space capabilities, and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force met with airline execs to discuss the pilot shortage.

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