Air Force Weapons School gives pilots advanced training for combat missions

By 1st Combat Camera Squadron

US Air Force Weapons School

Click image to view slideshow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew J. Bruch)

The Air Force Weapons School, located at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., is a five-and-a-half-month training course that provides selected officers with the most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment. Students receive an average of 400 hours of postgraduate-level academics and participate in demanding combat training missions. The school was established in 1949 as the Aircraft Gunner School for World War II pilots to train the next generation for future challenges. The school was renamed in 1954.


  1. Hey these pictures are excellent. Are they public or should we be contacting Matthew Bruch for the rights? I am a reporter for The Guardian newspaper and might be interested in using some pics if that is doable

    Jonathan Franklin