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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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422 TES changes command

Posted  April 28, 2017

Courtesy photo “Sax” Mathes, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group commander, transfers the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Bradley “Split” Darling, 422 TES incoming commander during a change of command ceremony on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 21.

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April is Month of Military Child

Posted  April 28, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes A child rides a tricycle during the trike-a-thon at the Nellis Child Development Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 14. April is designated as the Month of the Military Child and is a way to celebrate the unique aspects of being a military…

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IDS hosts 5K Color Run/Walk

Posted  April 28, 2017

Airmen and their families gather at the finish line after the 5k Color Run/Walk, April 7 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 5k Color Run/Walk was open for all Department of Defense ID holders to participate in.   Chief Master Sgt. William Arcuri, 99th Air Base Wing interim command chief, relaxes after finishing the…

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505th CTS provides unique capability for Army Warfighter Exercise

Posted  April 28, 2017

More than 95 percent of the Airmen assigned to the 505th Combat Training Squadron prepared for and participated in the Army’s Warfighter Exercise 17-4, April 3-11.

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Nellis AFB conducts Major Accident Response Exercise

Posted  April 28, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum by a truck during the Major Accident Response Exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 13. The base conducted the exercise to evaluate real-life response capabilities of emergency personnel for scenarios that could impact the base.   arry a simulated victim on a stretcher during…

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