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USAFWC & NELLIS NEWS

 

USAFWC & NELLIS News

  • U.S. Navy supports Weapons School Integration

    A U.S. Navy Airman assigned to Airborne Command & Control Squadron at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, California, performs hand signals in an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft during Weapons School Integration at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Dec. 1, 2020. The U.S. Air Force Weapons School teaches

  • Nellis celebrates newest U.S. Air Force Weapons School grads

    Gen. Jeff Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, addresses graduates during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School graduation at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Dec. 10, 2020. Harrigian graduated from the USAFWS in 1995 and today is responsible for the air and missile

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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