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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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Tribal heritage meeting celebrates Navajo Code Talkers

Posted  November 25, 2015

Members of the traditional Native American community joined senior leadership in gathering here Nov. 19 to reflect on their past, address concerns for their future, and recognize the efforts of one of their most outstanding surviving members — a veteran of World War II and a national treasure.

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Strike Eagles defend freedom overseas

Posted  November 25, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush An F-15E Strike Eagle sits on the flightline at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 12, 2015. Six F-15Es from the 48th Fighter Wing deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant missions in Iraq and Syria.

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Exchange shoppers can say ‘Hello Frisco’ in latest sweepstakes

Posted  December 4, 2015

DALLAS — This holiday season, Exchange shoppers have the chance to win a gift they’ll never forget — an all-expense paid trip for two to San Francisco, California. Through Dec. 24, shoppers can enter to win airline tickets, two nights in a local hotel, a meal allowance and spending money for their trip as part…

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Scholarships for military children: Commissaries accepting applications starting Dec. 15

Posted  December 4, 2015

FORT LEE, Va. — Now entering its 16th year, the Scholarships for Military Children Program will be accepting applications from eligible students beginning Dec. 15 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at www.militaryscholar.org. A total of 700 scholarship grants, each worth $2,000, will be awarded for the 2016-17 school year. Those students selected for…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  December 4, 2015

NELLIS Happenings Every Monday: Ready, Set, Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. CFC Golf Tournament: Don’t miss your opportunity to partner with the Combined Federal Campaign to support your favorite charity and enjoy a round of golf by signing up for this year’s 2015 Combined Federal…

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