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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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Retiring QF-4 stops in at Aviation Nation

Posted  November 18, 2016

After more than 60 years of service, the QF-4 Aerial Target, modified from the F-4 Phantom II, will officially retire from service.

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Created for Connection

Posted  November 18, 2016

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — It’s about relationships — doing life in community. Humans are created for relationships. The need to love and be loved motivates us. The sense of belonging drives us. The value of connection draws us to others. Relationships come in all shapes and sizes. You may possess strong family ties…

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Find combination to unlock your Airmen

Posted  November 18, 2016

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — There is not a more important position in our Air Force than that of a supervisor, but just being put in charge of personnel is not enough. Our official approach of a supervisor’s responsibility is to influence his or her followers to perform an action, complete a task, or…

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MQ-1, MQ-9 showcased at Aviation Nation

Posted  November 18, 2016

Men and women from Creech AFB showcased the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft during the Aviation Nation air show Nov. 12 and 13, at Nellis AFB, Nev.

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NAFB conducts post airshow FOD walk

Posted  November 18, 2016

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis Airmen conduct a post Aviation Nation air show foreign object debris walk at the flight line on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 14. In order to protect assets from foreign object damage following the air show, the base hosts a post event FOD Walk. This…

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