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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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MQ-1s, MQ-9s provide ‘buddy lase’ capability against ISIL

Posted  July 1, 2016

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—As U.S. Central Command approaches the two year anniversary of supporting Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), the Airmen of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing reflect on their contributions using the remotely piloted MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL. The OIR campaign…

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Defense Secretary talks budget, readiness with Nellis community

Posted  February 12, 2016

Defense Secretary Ash Carter came here Feb. 4, during the last leg of his defense-budget installation visits, and spoke to Nellis Air Force Base Airmen to preview the fiscal year 2017 defense budget and discuss its impact on the Air Force.

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All Air Force occupations open to women

Posted  December 11, 2015

WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced all occupations in the U.S. military will be open to men and women alike during a press conference Dec. 3. The announcement came after a thorough review of findings from the last three years of studies, and the subsequent recommendation of service secretaries and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs…

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Creech spotlights the military child, sacrifice to serve

Posted  April 8, 2016

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.— During April, families can expect to have an eventful month with the spotlight on children in the military. Families can join in on any of the events honoring the themes “Month of the Military Child,” as well as “Child Abuse Awareness Month.” The “Month of the Military Child” recognizes the…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  March 18, 2016

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Deployed Spouses Supporting Deployed Spouses: Stay strong during deployments and meet with other deployed spouses. Share ideas, learn coping skills, socialize and more. Meetings are held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from…

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