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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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Thunderbirds perform last show of year

Posted  December 2, 2016

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron perform the bomb burst maneuver during the Aviation Nation air show on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 13. The air show brought more than 295,000 spectators from across the globe to experience “75 Years of Air Power.”   U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin…

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Goldfein discusses changing face of war

Posted  December 2, 2016

New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets — all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  December 2, 2016

Q. I was previously informed that I could not get care on base once I turned 65. What changed? A. By Law, Medicare becomes your primary insurer once you turn 65. Most military treatment facilities do not have the resources to take care of seniors. However, select bases around the country that have robust medical…

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Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted  December 2, 2016

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons All new Department of Defense civilians appointed to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period. JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service…

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Salutes & Awards

Nominees sought for 2017 Joan Orr AF Spouse of the Year Award

Posted  December 2, 2016

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center is currently accepting nominations for the Air Force Association Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award. This award honors significant contributions made by non-military spouses of Air Force military members. The nominee’s spouse must be an active duty Air Force, Air National…

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