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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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MAN ON THE STREET: What are your holiday plans?

Posted  December 2, 2016

“My wife and I have plans to go to the Bahamas for the holidays.” — Adam   “For Christmas I plan to visit my uncle and nephews who I have not seen for years in Phoenix. It shall be a wonderful surprise.” — Jonathan   “The holidays are my favorite time of the year. Who…

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Nellis’ Thanksgiving 2016

Posted  December 2, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum A turkey is displayed in the Crosswinds Dining Facility during the Thanksgiving meal on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 24. More than 240 individuals were served for the holiday.   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes Airmen serve food during…

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Eight-Step CPI modernizes Pass, ID office

Posted  December 2, 2016

The Nellis Air Force Base Pass and ID office recently went through a six-month continuous process improvement.

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Guest speaker addresses millennials

Posted  December 2, 2016

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Abraham J. Turner spoke to personnel at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Nov. 18.

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99th CES Geo Integration Office celebrates GIS Day with local school

Posted  December 2, 2016

LAS VEGAS — The 99th Civil Engineer Squadron’s Geospatial Integration Office, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, celebrated Geographic Information System Day with Explore Knowledge Academy students on their Las Vegas campus, Nov. 16, 2016. More than 16 years ago, consumer advocate Ralph Nader presented an idea to GIS industry leaders to dedicate one day to…

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