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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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799th SFS mentors inmates through outreach program

Posted  February 3, 2017

The 799th Security Force Squadron at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, is currently involved in a cooperative agreement and community outreach program with The State of Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC), Three Lakes Valley Boot Camp (TLVBC).

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Red Flag evolves as ISR, cyber presence increases

Posted  February 3, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO- LACKLAND, Texas — The silent warfighters of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and Cyber communities are honing their operational skills and testing new capabilities during Red Flag 17-1 at the Nevada Test and Training Range north of Las Vegas, yesterday through Feb. 10. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise…

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Hill’s F-35As arrive for Red Flag 17-1

Posted  February 3, 2017

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum A crew chief, assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, marshals an F-35A Lightning II after landing on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 21. The F-35A is participating in Red Flag 17-1, making it the first iteration to incorporate the…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  February 3, 2017

Settlement of estate: Any person or persons having claims for or against the estate of Staff Sgt. Justin Cochran assigned to 820th RED HORSE Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., should contact Summary Court Officer, Capt. Christopher Parks, 820th RED HORSE Squadron, Nellis AFB. DSN 682-1228/COMM 702-652-1228, christopher.parks.7@us.af.mil.   NELLIS Happenings GI Bill Briefings are…

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A-10 pilots, Army brigade combat teams train at Green Flag

Posted  February 1, 2017

Pilots from the 74th Fighter Squadron [Moody Air Force Base, Ga.] prepared for future deployments while participating in Green Flag-West 17-03 from Jan. 13-27, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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