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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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B-1B Lancer: Hard to be humble

Posted  February 17, 2017

The engines from two powerful bombers hum at an even pace as one of the most essential airframes in the U.S. Air Force’s arsenal, the B-1B Lancer, prepares to takeoff.

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Skyhawk reunion takes place at Red Flag 17-1

Posted  February 17, 2017

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — A chance reunion between man and machine took place here during Red Flag 17-1. Sgt. Murray Staff was deployed to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, as an imagery specialist to record the the Royal Australian air force’s participation in the exercise, and was surprised to see a familiar A-4…

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Youngest maintainer at Red Flag launches America’s youngest jet

Posted  February 17, 2017

Nathan Kosters, the youngest F-35A Lightning II crew chief in the 34th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, was born in 1996. “The Macarena” was No. 1 on the charts (somehow), “Independence Day” topped the box office, and the F-16 Fighting Falcon had already been flying for 22 years.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  February 17, 2017

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What changed? A. By law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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Nellis/Creech AFB Exchange President’s Day Hours of Operation Feb. 20, 2017

Posted  February 17, 2017

Retail Main Store 9 a.m.-6 p.m. MCS Closed Express\Class Six 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Creech Express\Subway 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Unattended Fueling 24/7 Hospital Express Closed Landings Express 10 a.m-6 p.m. Service Station Closed Unattended Fueling 24/7   Food Papa Johns 10 a.m.-midnight Burger King\Popeye’s 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Boston Market 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Anthony’s Pizza Closed Taco…

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