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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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Creech Airmen train with Marines

Posted  January 20, 2017

Airmen assigned to the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing participated in a non-combatant evacuation operation scenario Dec. 12 at Desert Rock Airport, Nevada.  

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Health & Safety

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Posted  January 20, 2017

Cervical Cancer: information to effectively raise awareness NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — January is Cervical Health Awareness month. Cervical cancer was at one point, the most common cause of cancer death for women in America. The death rate for cervical cancer has dropped significantly over the past 30 years. In fact, it has dropped…

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AF selects Shaw AFB as the preferred location to host a new RPA unit

Posted  January 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has selected Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, as the preferred location to base a new MQ-9 Reaper group, including mission control elements. Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona; Moody AFB, Georgia; Mountain Home AFB, Idaho; and Offutt AFB, Nebraska, were named as reasonable alternatives and will be considered as part of the…

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  January 20, 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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AF evolves policies to access more talent, maintain high standards

Posted  January 13, 2017

The Air Force announced new policies on dress and appearance with regard to tattoos, as well as changes to service medical accession policy Jan. 9. These changes result from a review of Air Force accessions policies directed by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James in 2016. “As part of our effort to attract and retain…

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