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March 22, 2013

34th Weapons Squadron participates in terminal employment phase

An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 34th Weapons Squadron at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., powers down after arriving at Gowen Field, Idaho, March 8. The 34th WPS conducted the terminal employment phase of the weapons school syllabus

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 34th Weapons Squadron, assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School began the terminal employment phase of their class syllabus March 11, over the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho.

Four students assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School began rigorous training scenarios during the two-week phase, displaying maximum combat effectiveness to instructor pilots.

The “T.E.” mission objective is to demonstrate and instruct HH-60 Pave Hawk weapons employment and landing zone options to maximize weapons proficiency and quickly recover survivors.

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School trains tactical experts and leaders of Airmen skilled in the art of integrated battle-space dominance across the land, air, space and cyber domains. Every six months, the school graduates approximately 100 Weapons Officers and enlisted specialists who are tactical system experts, weapons instructors and leaders of Airmen.

The TE phase is one out of a series of advanced training programs administered at the U.S. Air Force Weapons School. The 34th WPS terminal employment phase will continue through today (March 22).




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