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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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Gen. Welsh discusses airpower future at Atlantic Council

Posted  December 4, 2015

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III spoke on the future of American airpower during a Dec. 1 event at the Atlantic Council here.

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Clydesdales visit NAFB

Posted  December 4, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Clydesdale horses trot along the Exchange parking lot at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 2. Nellis AFB Airmen and their families were able to take photos as well as hitch a ride on a holiday-adorned wagon.

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Nellis leadership serves Thanksgiving meal at Crosswinds DFAC

Posted  December 4, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika Members of Nellis leadership serve military retirees Thanksgiving Meals at the Crosswinds Dining Facility on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 26. Traditionally, commanders, chiefs, first sergeants, and installation leadership assist food service personnel each year in serving lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The…

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Volunteerism affects positive change

Posted  December 4, 2015

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Throughout our military careers, we often talk of being a volunteer force, a subset of our culture that has volunteered to serve our country in the profession of arms. Without disrespect to anyone currently in uniform or those that have served before me, I have always been in conflict…

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Dealing with holiday stress

Posted  December 4, 2015

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — It’s that time of year again. All things pumpkin spice become all things peppermint; television networks start showing nostalgic, holiday-themed movies; in northwest Florida, we complain about cold weather while the rest of the country actually deals with winter; and I write the holiday stress mental health message. My…

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