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Vice President Mike Pence addresses Airmen during his visit to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 11, 2018. During his speech, Pence lauded the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center for its rigorous and realistic training via the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and Nevada Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Sarver) Vice President Mike Pence visits Nellis AFB
Vice President Mike Pence made his way to Las Vegas Jan. 11, 2018, to attend the grand opening of the first AFWERX facility and visit the men and women of Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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An Airman assigned to the 14th Weapons Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Florida, stands outside of a CV-22 Osprey helicopter before a night mission for the United States Air Force Weapons School advanced integration at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Dec. 10, 2017. The CV-22 Osprey is a tiltrotor aircraft that possesses the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions for special operations forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum/Released) WSINT trains at night; Operation Coyote Freedom
The U.S. Air Force Weapons School completed the Weapons School Integration (WSINT) exercise, Operation Coyote Freedom, Dec. 10, at the Nevada Test and Training Range.
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2017
Airman 1st Class Kendall McGovern, 99th Force Support Squadron chef, prepares a layer of fondant on the Air Force's 70th anniversary celebration cake at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, September 17, 2017. McGovern spent more than two hours creating fondant stars and stripes to place around the multiple layers of cake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Heidi West/Released) Nellis takes the cake with USAF 70th anniversary celebration
The Crosswinds Dining Facility at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, hosted a cake-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force, with this year’s theme of Breaking Barriers Since 1947.
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Lt. Col. Michael Blauser, 6th Weapons Squadron commander, assumes command of the squadron from Col. Michael Drowley, US Air Force Weapons School commandant, June 20, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 6th WPS was inactivated more than 70 years ago due to force-wide budget cuts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released) Weapons School re-activates historic 6th WPS
The U. S. Air Force Weapons School re-activated one of the service’s historic fighter squadrons during an assumption of command ceremony June 20, 2017.
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2017
An HC-130P/N King cargo aircraft assigned to the 34th Weapons Squadron, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lands on a dry lake bed during a composite mission application exercise at the Nevada Test and Training Range, April 24, 2017. The HC-130P/N is an extended-range version of the C-130 Hercules transport. HC-130 crews provide expeditionary, all-weather personnel recovery capabilities to combatant commanders and joint/coalitions partners worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz/Released) 34th WPS graduates first WIC built for HC-130J Combat King II
The U.S. Air Force Weapons School's 34th Weapons Squadron graduated its first HC-130J weapons officers class June 17 in the Class 17A.
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2017
Tony Blauer, founder of Blauer Tactical Systems Inc., instructs Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists during a week-long Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response System course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 27, 2017. The SPEAR System takes advantage of the human body’s startle/flinch mechanism to convert an aggressor’s attack into a tactical counter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski) SERE meets SPEAR: Specialists convene for unique combative course
Your transport aircraft has just crashed in a remote and hostile environment. You and only a handful of other troops have survived the crash. As you survey the surroundings, you notice a crowd of local inhabitants running toward the wreckage screaming wildly, with brows furrowed and fists clenched. The level of fear inside you begins to skyrocket. You’re now scanning the crowd for its weakest links, trying to formulate a progressive strategy with the little time you have before they make contact. Which combative system are you most confident to employ in order to save your own life? Self-defense is a major component of support provided by Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists to troops who have a high risk of isolation in theater, such as downed-pilots and operators. Late last month, SERE specialists across the 23d Wing, along with Pararescuemen from the 68th Formal Training Unit convened at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, to attend a one-week personal defense course led by a special guest.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Kohler, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew member, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. removes an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile from an F-16CM Fighting Falcon in support of Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 28, 2017. While participating in Red Flag, weapons load crew members have the opportunity to work with live munitions as opposed to the dummy munitions they practice with at Shaw. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zade Vadnais) Up all night: 20th MXG ensures readiness 24/7
Las Vegas never sleeps, and neither does the 20th Maintenance Group, which conducts 24-hour operations whether at home at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, or on temporary duty at Nellis in support of Red Flag 17-2.
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2017
Col. David, 432nd Wing/432 Air Expeditionary Wing vice commander presents a medal to an Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials competitor after competing in the wheelchair basketball competition March 1, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Competitors participated in the basketball tournament until a third, second and first place team were awarded. The trials allow wounded warriors to compete in sports again. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Wounded warriors participate at 2017 AFW2
Col. David, 432nd Wing/432 Air Expeditionary Wing vice commander presents a medal to an Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials competitor after competing in the wheelchair basketball competition March 1, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Competitors participated in the basketball tournament until a third, second and first place team were awarded. The
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2017
U.S. Air Force Maj. James Nicholas, 55th Fighter Squadron pilot, left, shakes hands with Airman Bryce Gavitt, 55th FS crew chief, right, before taking off in support of Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27, 2017. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel, aiming to increase their combat readiness and effectiveness for future real-world missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zade Vadnais) 20th FW kicks off Red Flag 17-2 at Nellis AFB
The U.S. Air Force’s two-week premier air-to-air combat training exercise Red Flag 17-2 began Feb. 27 and will conclude March 10.Held multiple times each year on the vast bombing and gunnery ranges of the 2.9 million acre Nevada Test and Training Range, Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States,
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Personnel assigned to the 14th Weapons Squadron, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment and 66th WPS execute a landing zone security and forward area refueling point operations between an Army MH-47 and Air Force U-28 aircraft in support of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration Exercise Special Operations Forces Hostage Recovery Mission.  The mission featured 17 aircraft, and more than 200 Army and Air Force personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Major Richie Harr,) USAFWS hosts joint integrated hostage rescue
The U.S. Air Force. Weapons School’s 14th Weapons Squadron hosted 17 diverse units and other government agencies during a hostage rescue exercise, as part of the Weapons School Integration phase on Dec. 2, at the Nevada Test and Training Range
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