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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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Stories behind the names

Posted  December 11, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — One night I was driving to my residence in base housing when my kids started asking questions. If you have kids or have been around kids for more than two minutes, you know they ask a lot of questions — which I am used to fielding and happily answering….

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Childhood adversity tests Airman’s resilience

Posted  December 11, 2015

The alarm rings. Yelling is heard from the nearby hallway. As footsteps get closer, Vickie Tippitt knows she is in a world of trouble.

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Draken International provides adversary support to USAFWS

Posted  December 11, 2015

Draken International, a commercial fleet of ex-military aircraft, recently won a bid for a short-term contract to provide adversary support here.

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Happenings and Things to Do….

Posted  December 18, 2015

Gate Closures: • From Nov. 30 to Dec. 26, 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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Cookie Drive spreads holiday cheer

Posted  December 18, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika A donator to the Airman Cookie Drive hands over a bag of homemade cookies during the cookie drive’s drop off at the chapel on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 14. After cookies were collected, volunteers packaged them up and delivered them to Airmen living…

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