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Aviation Nation 2017 showcases “Breaking Barriers” Nov.11,12

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NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Nellis Air Force Base is proud to present Aviation Nation 2017 on Nov. 11 and 12. The event is Air Combat Command’s closing celebration for the United States Air Force’s 70th Birthday.


“We are excited to host the culminating event for Air Combat Command,” said Brig. Gen. Jeannie Leavitt, 57th Wing commander. “The 70th Birthday theme, ‘American Airmen: Breaking Barriers since 1947,’ is a perfect representation of Nellis Air Force Base as we continue to be the leading edge for innovation and warfighting excellence across the Air Force.”


Aviation Nation 2017 will exhibit United States Air Force heritage and its accomplishments in air, space and cyberspace. The Thunderbirds, the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, is the headliner for the event. Additional demonstrations and ground displays will be announced in the months leading up to the event.


The two-day event is open and free to the public.