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Command and Control: The key to winning wars

Posted July 21, 2017 by Senior Airman Dustin Mullen

Four F-22 Raptors fly in and secure the airspace, behind them two F-16 Vipers ready their payload and prepare to drop bombs on an enemy target.

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53rd TEG welcomes new commander

Posted July 17, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver Col. Brian Schafer, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group commander, speaks to the crowd during the group’s change of command ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 11, 2017. The mission of the 53rd TEG is to provide the warfighter with the latest in software, hardware,…

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Avengers assemble

Posted July 14, 2017 by Sgt. Lillian Stephens

Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Lillian Stephens Marines with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 211 “Wake Island Avengers,” 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, wait for pilots to walk to three F-35B Lightning IIs on the first day of Red Flag 17-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 10. Red Flag 17-3 is a realistic combat training…

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Premier MQ-1, MQ-9 Wing changes hands

Posted July 10, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

The men and women of the leading MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper wing welcomed their new commander during the 432nd Wing change of command ceremony July 6, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev.  

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MQ-9 maintainer’s innovation expedites engine training

Posted July 7, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

In order to enable airpower, the Air Force calls upon skilled and competent maintainers to perform all required functions to keep aircraft at the ready.

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Weapons School re-activates historic 6th WPS

Posted June 27, 2017 by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz

The United States Air Force Weapons School re-activated one of the service’s historic fighter squadrons during an assumption of command ceremony June 20, 2017, at Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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34th WPS graduates first WIC built for HC-130J Combat King II

Posted June 27, 2017 by Susan Garcia

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School's 34th Weapons Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., capitalized on planning and collaboration to graduate its first class of students June 17 in the Class 17A HC-130J Combat King II weapons instructor course, laying the foundation to increase HC-130J weapons officers in the Combat Air Forces.

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USAF Weapons School F-16 hits 35 years old

Posted June 21, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

The United States Air Force Weapons School F-16 Fighting Falcon division hosted a reunion for past and present members to celebrate its 35th Anniversary June 15, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

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Cleared hot: When predators and reapers engage

Posted June 12, 2017 by Airman 1st Class James Thompson

Following the mission brief and pre-flight checks, an aircrew consisting of an officer pilot in command and a career enlisted aviator sensor operator observe a target in an area of responsibility overseas from a cockpit in the United States and waits for the green light from a joint terminal attack controller on the ground.

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USAFWS expands curriculum for current era of joint operations

Posted June 9, 2017 by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum

For 68 years, the legacy of the United States Air Force Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., has been to adapt to the current warfare environment in order to produce experts in air power and leaders.

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