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  • Hidden heroes out of sight: 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.
  • Gunsmoke: Revolutionized

    U.S. Air Force Weapons School (USAFWS) squadrons and various maintenance and special operations units competed in Gunsmoke at Nellis AFB, May 15. The purpose of the legacy competition was to demonstrate the capabilities of both jet and conventional fighter aircraft accuracy in bombing and gunnery.
  • USAFWS superintendent symposium fast-forwards Airmen development

    The Weapons School held its first symposium for squadron superintendents in 2016. The impetus for that symposium stemmed from other leadership initiatives the Weapons School has implemented to target the professional development of its personnel. It was successful but limited to Weapons School personnel.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • USAFWS expands curriculum for current era of joint operations

    For 68 years, the legacy of the United States Air Force Weapons School has been to adapt to the current warfare environment in order to produce experts in air power and leaders.
  • USAFWS: Defensive counter air

    The U.S. Air Force Weapons School serves as the pinnacle for advanced weapons training and tactics employment. The USAFWS accepts only the top weapons officers and enlisted specialist applicants to participate in its graduate-level curriculum, which is capped off by a two-week staged battle known as the Weapons School Integration [WSINT].
  • 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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