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123 FS, Weapons Instructor Course 2017

photos by  Tech. Sgt. John Hughel

In June 2017 the 123rd Fighter Squadron “Redhawks” deployed for three weeks to Nellis AFB in support of the Weapons Instructor Course 2017. The Redhawks, provided as the ‘Red Team’ aggressors, taking the fight to the ‘Blue Team.

An Oregon National Guard F-15 Eagle taxis on the flighline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., (left) as additional Eagles prepare for their afternoon missions (right) in support of the Weapons Instructor Course, May 31, 2017 (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as part of the the Weapons Instructor Course (WIC), June 1, 2017. The Oregon Airmen are playing an the role of aggressors during their three-week WIC temporary duty assignment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
As the sun begins to set at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oregon Air National Guard Lt. Col. Nick Rutgers, assigned to the 123rd Fighter Squadron, 142nd Fighter Wing, prepares his F-15 Eagle for a late day sortie, June 8, 2017
Oregon Air National Guard Capt. Jamie Hastings, assigned to the 123rd Fighter Squadron, 142nd Fighter Wing, prepares for an afternoon sortie in an F-15 Eagle at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to support the Weapons Instructor Course, June 1, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
Oregon Air National Guard Lt. Col. Paul Shamy, 123rd Fighter Squadron is assisted with aircrew flight equipment prior to an afternoon flight to support the Weapons Instructor Course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 1, 2017 (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
Oregon Air National Guard Capt. Jamie Hastings, assigned to the 123rd Fighter Squadron, 142nd Fighter Wing, prepares for an afternoon sortie in an F-15 Eagle at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to support the Weapons Instructor Course, June 1, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as part of the the Weapons Instructor Course (WIC), June 1, 2017. The Oregon Airmen are playing an the role of aggressors during their three-week WIC temporary duty assignment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, Oregon Air National Guard, takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as part of the the Weapons Instructor Course (WIC), June 1, 2017. The Oregon Airmen are playing an the role of aggressors during their three-week WIC temporary duty assignment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
Oregon Air National Guard Senior Airman Aimee Lonidier, a crew chief assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, marshals an F-15 Eagle flown by Capt. Joshua Pfeifer as he prepares for a morning flight at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in support of the Weapons Intructor Course, June 1, 2017 (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
Oregon Air National Guard Capt. Joshua Pfeifer, assigned to the 123rd Fighter Squadron, climbs a ladder to board an F-15 Eagle, assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, as crew chief Tech. Sgt. Ryan Johannes, prepares to assist Pfeifer with his flight at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 31, 2017 (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
Oregon Air National Guard fighter pilot 1st Lt. David Goode, (left) discusses the morning flight with crew chief Tech. Sgt. Jacob Cox (right) at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 1, 2017. The Oregon Airmen are playing an the role of aggressors during their three-week Weapons Instructor Course temporary duty assignment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing prepares to take part in an afternoon sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 31, 2107. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
An F-15 Eagle assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing prepares to take part in an afternoon sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 31, 2107. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
Oregon Air National Guard Lt. Col. Jeff Personius, assigned to the 123rd Fighter Squadron, 142nd Fighter Wing, reviews aircraft flight records as he prepares for a morning sortie to support the Weapons Instructor Course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 31, 2017 (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
Oregon Air National Guard Capt. Joshua Pfeifer, assigned to the 123rd Fighter Squadron, 142nd Fighter Wing, prepares for a morning flight in an F-15 Eagle at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 31, 2017 (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
Oregon Air National Guard Lt. Col. Bill Kopp, assigned to the 123rd Fighter Squadron, steps into an F-15 Eagle assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing before a morning sortie to support the Weapons Instructor Course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 31, 2017 (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
Oregon Air National Guard Maj. Bradley Young, 142nd Fighter Wing (left), is joined by other classmates for a group photograph, June 10, 2017, as they near completion of their 6-month weapons course at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)
A row of U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagles assigned to the Oregon Air National Guard sit at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as an F-16 Falcon lands after a morning sortie, June 14, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs)
Oregon Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Jason Thompson, a crew chief assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, renders a quick salute to a pilot of an F-15 Eagle as he prepares for a morning flight at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., in support of the Weapons Instructor Course, May 31, 2017 (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
Oregon Air National Guard Capt. Joshua Pfeifer, assigned to the 123rd Fighter Squadron, is assisted with his F-15 Eagle flight equipment from Tech. Sgt. Ryan Johannes, a crew chief assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing, prior to a morning flight at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 31, 2017 (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).
Oregon Air National Guard Master Sgt. Kris Lewis, assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing Maintenance Group, quickly moves to calks from one F-15 Eagle to other Eaglas waiting for take off as part of the End Of Runway (EOR) team prior to an morning sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 12, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. John Hughel, 142nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs).

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