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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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It’s all about the hooks

Posted  March 3, 2017

High above Mosul, Iraq, a fighter pilot arrives on station.

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Many ISR firsts accomplished at Red Flag 17-1

Posted  March 3, 2017

This year’s first Red Flag at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, saw many firsts for the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance warriors of 25th Air Force.

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Heart Link program empowers spouses to succeed

Posted  March 3, 2017

After a loved one joins the military, their spouse and family members may need assistance in learning how to navigate through the unique aspects of a military lifestyle.

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Nellis to present Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Study

Posted  March 3, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis Air Force Base is hosting an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., March 15 at the Hollywood Community Center, 1650 S. Hollywood Blvd., Las Vegas, NV. 89142, to present Nellis’ 2016 Air Installation Compatible Use Zone study. The AICUZ study identifies aircraft operations, noise contours, accident potential…

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AF Selective Re-enlistment: Bonus program updates released

Posted  March 3, 2017

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2017 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 23, 2017. This year’s program consists of 80 Air Force specialties and continues the practice of offering larger sums of money initially up front. The program is designed to improve readiness and capacity by targeting retention of experienced…

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