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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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USO center debuts at Creech

Posted  October 27, 2017

USO Las Vegas held a grand opening ceremony in honor of its newest facility at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 12, 2017. It is one of four locations run by the chapter and is the first on an Air Force installation in Nevada.

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Verification of personnel data critical to enlisted promotion release

Posted  October 27, 2017

The weeks leading up to a promotion release can be filled with anticipation for Airmen hoping to hear news that they have earned the next Air Force rank and the responsibility that goes with it. Knowing how to verify eligibility information and what to do if a score notice is not received can help ease…

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57th WG leads USAF in training, testing missions

Posted  October 27, 2017

Since the 57th Wing activated in 1948 — nearly one year to the day after the Air Force activation – it has taken the lead in a variety of advanced air, space, and cyberspace training and testing missions. Currently, the wing is composed of innovative professionals leading advanced, realistic, multi-domain training focused on winning the…

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Nevada National Guard unit celebrates 10 years of RPA operations

Posted  October 27, 2017

The 232nd Operations Squadron celebrated its 10th year anniversary as an associate unit integrated with the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and the 432nd Wing at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.

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New Operations Center in RPA enterprise

Posted  October 27, 2017

Since 1996, the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper enterprise has been engaged in continuous combat operations in multiple theaters around the world. As the demand for remotely piloted aircraft support grew, so has the U.S. Air Force’s reconnaissance and attack capabilities.

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