Without 757th AMXS, WSINT isn’t
By Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie, 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
/ Published December 13, 2018
NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --
Across the Nellis flightline, maintainers assigned to the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron (AMXS) participated alongside their pilots during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration (WSINT).
For pilots, their Weapons School training boiled down to their capstone: WSINT, a two-week series of complex, large-force employment missions.
Completing WSINT requires a working relationship with aircraft maintainers, whose roles in the exercise are vital. Maintainers throughout Strike, Eagle, Raptor and Thunder Aircraft Maintenance Units assisted their pilots by skillfully preparing, launching and recovering the aircraft.
“We maintain the aircraft’s 100 percent capability to make sure our pilots have a good product to take up with them and perform their duties,” said Tech. Sgt. Jason Gauna, 757th AMXS Strike AMU avionics technician.
Gauna said the 757th AMXS’s participation in WSINT is a perfect example of the proficiency they’re capable of producing every day.
Through their intermediate-level maintenance on their aircraft and support equipment components, the 757th AMXS maintainers aided the Weapons School in producing leaders capable of delivering success in a spectrum ranging from small tactical teams to strategic transformational change.