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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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BLUE: A step ahead

Posted  February 13, 2017

Air Force TV has released the latest episode of the Air Force’s flagship television program, BLUE. Staying a step ahead in current and future conflicts required a new edge in air warfare. In this episode, we introduce you to the newest fifth-generation, multi-role fighter aircraft, the F-35A Lightning II.

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 10

Posted  February 13, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the F-35A Lightning II makes its Red Flag debut, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein shares his goals for space, and the Air Force is committed to fostering civilian development.

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Interoperability is key to F-35A combat success

Posted  February 10, 2017

The F-35A Lightning II can carry thousands of pounds of bombs, but its ability to gather and share information is just as deadly.

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Weapons school officers employ total force training during Libya B-2 strike

Posted  February 8, 2017

Two B-2 Spirit bombers departed Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., for a transatlantic flight to Libya Jan. 18, 2017, in what would become the B-2s first combat mission since Operation Odyssey Dawn in 2011.

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New course focuses on sortie production at tactical level

Posted  February 8, 2017

Congress, former Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James stated, “less than half our combat forces are ready for a high-end fight.” Then, she added “the Air Force is the smallest, oldest and least ready…across the full spectrum of operations in our history.”   However, today, we’re one step closer to alleviating readiness impacts…

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