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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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757th AMXS OIC challenges the status quo

Posted  December 16, 2016

Everyday, Palm Springs, California native Madison Gilbert is a woman of faith. A true believer in the importance of Comprehensive Airman Fitness — the Spiritual, Mental, Social and Physical pillars — her first line of business to start the day is to imagine what the day will entail as she privately prays for her unit.

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Everybody loves Ramos

Posted  December 16, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Edward Ramos, United States Air Force Weapons School command section administrator, poses in front of the USAFWS at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 4. Ramos assisted four passengers who were in a car wreck on March 25. NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — What is it to be…

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Trees for troops

Posted  December 16, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis Airmen assist in the delivery of Christmas trees for the “Trees for Troops” event held on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 2. The event was open to Staff Sgt. and below, families of deployed members as well as all active duty, retirees and veterans.  …

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Long awaited Purple Heart

Posted  December 16, 2016

Julius Farrar’s words begin to fill the auditorium and a hush engulfs the crowd that looks upon him as they listen with reverence. Respect is apparent just by gazing around at the Airmen who now hang on Farrar’s every sentence.

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Ask the Doc

Posted  December 16, 2016

Change in TRICARE pharmacy services Express Scripts added Walgreens to the TRICARE® retail pharmacy network on Dec. 1, 2016. CVS and CVS pharmacies in Target stores are no longer in the network. IMPORTANT: If you are still filling prescriptions at a CVS pharmacy, you need to transfer all your prescriptions now to avoid paying the…

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