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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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Planes by day, cars by night: Airman’s passion brings balance

Posted  November 13, 2015

During the day he sits in a cushy, thick seat in a ground control station flying yet another eight-hour sortie in a remotely piloted aircraft, the MQ-9 Reaper. By night he sits in a thin, lightweight racing seat harnessed into a raw, stripped out track monster.

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DOD VOLED to hold virtual education fair Nov. 19

Posted  November 13, 2015

PENSACOLA, Fla. — In an effort to expand the reach of military voluntary education and help make higher education accessible for all service members, veterans and family members, the Defense Department’s Voluntary Education Program will host its first virtual education fair Nov. 19. The online fair is designed to enable members’ participation from anywhere in…

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Hustler Trough II

Posted  November 13, 2015

U.S. Army photograph by Sgt. Jessica R. Littlejohn Airmen assigned to the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., check the flight line for debris at Biggs Army Airfield during Hustler Trough at Ft. Bliss, Texas, Nov. 2. Hustler Trough, a joint training exercise, combining the expertise of Soldiers and Airmen from…

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823rd MXS keeps Pave Hawks healthy

Posted  November 13, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Staff Sgt. Warrell Rickets, 823rd Maintenance Squadron specialist, prepares to remove an adel clamp on an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 10. The adel clamp holds wire bundles together, and Rickets needed to remove the clamp to install a washer…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  November 13, 2015

Q. How does the Affordable Care Act affect TRICARE? A. The Affordable Care Act doesn’t have a direct effect on TRICARE since a different set of statutes under the authority of the Department of Defense and the Secretary of Defense apply to TRICARE. Eligibility, covered benefits, cost shares and all other features of the TRICARE…

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