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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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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  December 11, 2015

Gate Closures: • From Nov. 30 to Dec. 15, the Area II Gate will be closed for a construction project. Commercial Vehicle Entry Operations will be conducted at the Hollywood Gate (which is open from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) located on North Hollywood Blvd. • From Dec. 20, 2015, to Jan. 4, 2016, the…

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Nellis Main Exchange doubles savings on gas

Posted  December 11, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.—The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is keeping military shoppers’ wallets from running on empty this holiday season by doubling the discount MILITARY STAR® cardholders receive on fuel. From Dec. 18 through Dec. 20, drivers fueling up with a MILITARY STAR card at Exchange gas stations will receive 10 cents…

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Do you know a potential veteran of the month?

Posted  December 11, 2015

Nevada seeks nominations for 2016 Nevada’s Veteran of the Month award recognizes veterans statewide who contribute their time and energy in support of veterans and the military, and/or who take pride in caring and nurturing their local communities. A desire to serve is what leads men and women to join the military. But that desire…

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Nellis gets into Holiday Spirit

Posted  December 11, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, and his wife Leslie count down to the lighting of the holiday tree at the base chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 4. To celebrate the holiday season, the Chapel hosted the holiday tree and…

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 11, 2015

Q.   Does TRICARE cover services to help me quit tobacco? A.  Yes, TRICARE pays for services, drugs and support to help you quit tobacco. You don’t need to have a tobacco-related illness to get these services. For more information, visit the Tobacco Cessation Services page. TRICARE provides services, drugs and support to help you…

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