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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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Sports

CFC golf tournament tees off

Posted  December 18, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Doug Fitzpatrick, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron deputy civil engineer, hits a golf ball during the Combined Federal Campaign Annual Golf Tournament at the Sunrise Vista Golf Course on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 11. During the tournament, 68 golfers signed up, raising approximately $1,000….

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AAFES spreads holiday cheer to BMT recruits at Lackland

Posted  December 18, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Trainee Michael Bacos leaned over the jewelry counter at the Exchange here, looking for the perfect sparkling gift to send to his wife back home in Dothan, Alabama. The 21-year-old Airman, in fourth week of Basic Military Training, is spending his first holiday away from his wife, Courtney. “It’s…

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Staying resilient in dark times

Posted  December 18, 2015

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The holiday season can be hectic for Airmen here. Some have the opportunity to go to their hometowns or have family come see them. But, some Airmen don’t have the opportunity to spend time with their loved ones during the holiday season or they don’t have anyone to turn…

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Bringing holiday cheer to Creech children

Posted  December 18, 2015

Team Creech hosted the third annual children’s holiday party for military families here Dec. 12. The event included activities to bring Creech families together, improve morale and camaraderie, and provide opportunities for children to meet Santa.

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Forecasting missions keeps RPAs in the sky

Posted  December 18, 2015

The 432nd Weather Flight is the largest of its kind in Air Combat Command with 51 personnel who support remotely piloted aircraft operations globally.

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