Press Release

USAF Weapons School Activates F-35A Squadron

Release Number: 010617

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.The 6th Weapons Squadron will be activated as the F-35A Lightning II squadron for the United States Air Force Weapons School at 10:06 a.m. June 20, 2017.

    The 6th WPS is projected to be the USAF Weapons School’s largest squadron by 2023, with 30 instructors and 24 assigned F-35As.

    The USAFWS currently comprises 18 squadrons and is the world’s premier postgraduate weapons and tactics employment training located at Nellis Air Force Base. The F-35A’s state-of-the-art capabilities, joined with the rich history of the 6th WPS, will ensure dominance over future battlefields.

    For media interested in covering the activation ceremony, contact the 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office at 99abw.pacurrent@nellis.af.mil or (702) 652-2750.

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