USAF Weapons School Reactivates 6th Weapons Squadron

Lt. Col. Michael Blauser, 6th Weapons Squadron commander, displays the 6th WPS patch. The patch has represented the squadron since 1917 and features a skull at the center of spinning propellers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver/Released)

The United States Air Force's Weapons School at Nellis Air Force Base activated the 6th Weapons Squadron on June 21, 2017.

The 6th WPS will act as the School's F-35A unit and by 2023 is expected to be operating twenty four F-35As with thirty instructors assigned.

The squadron has been inactive since February 1947.