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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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Health & Safety

April is Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month

Posted  March 31, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High Col. Paul Murray, 99th Air Base Wing commander and Avis Resch, Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program chief, discuss documents for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month during the proclamation signing on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. This year’s DOD theme is “Protecting Our…

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Change … key to progress

Posted  March 31, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — If anything is true, change is true … as Benjamin Disraeli famously said, “Change is inevitable.” The biggest challenge for me when I enlisted in 2008 was learning to accept and manage change. This challenge should have been simple; however, it was not welcomed easily. Leaving my hometown of…

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Got simulators?

Posted  March 31, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Yes we do! State-of-the-art simulators in fact, and you can expect to see quite a few more flight simulators at Nellis over the next several years, all located in an area around the Warrior Fitness Center. Call it our Nellis “Sim and Gym” complex. And for you avid fitness…

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Events

#Flat SAPR’s Big Air Force Journey Begins

Posted  March 31, 2017

April 3 to 28: Show us how you, the squadron, the unit are promoting prevention & awareness of Sexual Assault in the military by passing Flat SAPR around. Chaplain & SAPR Partnered Unit Welfare Checks April 17: Time TBD. Recieve cool mood stress balls and other SAPR Swag Note: SAPR Swag — any cool item…

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Airmen raise hope, funds to cure childhood cancer

Posted  March 31, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen Members of the 15th Attack Squadron get their heads shaved for a fundraiser March 11 in Las Vegas. The members shaved their heads to show support to children who have been diagnosed with cancer. LAS VEGAS — Airmen from the 15th Attack Squadron, Creech Air Force…

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