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  • JTACs integrate with 16th Weapons Squadron in close-air support exercise

    Two F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jets assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron fly over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nevada, Oct. 8, 2020. The F-16s participated in an exercise during the close air support phase of their U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Weapons Instructor Course. Graduates of this course become experts in F-16 tactics,
  • NTTR: Scheduling keeps training operations on time, on target

    Similar to the way one might piece together a puzzle, the schedulers and NTTR members work together to de-conflict training requests and maintain the flow of operations on the range.
  • USMC supports USAFWS in producing expert weapons instructors

    A U.S. Marine assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Camp Pendleton, California, watches as a USMC helicopter takes off in support of the 66th Weapons Squadron Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Aug. 20, 2020. The WIC teaches instructors to become tactical experts in a cross-domain battlespace,
  • Hidden heroes: AFE equips USAFWS

    A pilot’s final option in the case of an emergency is to eject. The split second following that ejection and the canopy flying off is the difference between life and death. The pilot is launched out of the cockpit at more than 10 times their own weight and attention to detail is all that separates survival from disaster.
  • USAF Weapons School continues to innovate air superiority

    Covid-19 has created a new normal and everyday life is now categorized as either essential or non-essential. Unfortunately for the adversaries of the United States, the U.S. Air Force Weapons School (USAFWS) located on Nellis Air Force Base remains essential, delivering training to the warfighters of the present and future.
  • USAFWS uses crew swaps to enhance training

    The U.S. Air Force Weapons School fighter pilots are preparing for rigorous combat battle rhythms with the integration of rapid crew swap exercises. These exercises require aircrews and aircraft maintainers to launch and recover the jets in one-third the normal time.
  • Air Force Weapons School graduates first cadre of Space Warfighters

    Six enlisted Airmen made history Nov. 14, becoming the first cadre and graduates of the 1C6 Space Warfighter Advanced Instructor Course (AIC) at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School.
  • Weapons School: Multi-domain integration since 1996

    The purpose of Weapons School Integration — the capstone event for each class of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School (USAFWS) Weapons Instructor Course (WIC) — hasn’t changed much over the years, but the capabilities, platforms and domains involved have.
  • Cyber domain increases WSINT readiness

    A vast new battlefield has been created over the last few decades with the expansion of technology; a digital fight that isn’t touchable and reaches across the world in an instant.
  • WSINT: Behind the Boom

    The 57 Munitions Squadron (MUNS) is the boom behind Weapons School Integration (WSINT).
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