Posted 22 July 2015
Photo by SrA Cody Griffith

The F-35A Lightning II participated in a large-force employment event, known as the Weapons School Integration, or WSINT, phase during an excise conducted by the US Air Force Weapons School at Nellis AFB, Nevada, from 8-24 June 2015. Pilots assigned to the 16th Weapons Squadron at Nellis flew two F-35As in a wide range of missions, including advanced Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses and offensive counterair taskings. Although the first F-35A Weapons Instructor Course is not scheduled to start until January 2018, the Lightning II was flown in the recent Class 15A WSINT to allow students to leverage the unique capabilities of the aircraft.

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