17 Weapons Squadron

Eagle History

The F-15E Strike Eagle Fighter Weapons School / F-15E Division, was established 8 July 1991at Nellis AFB. On the 3rd of February 2003 this was re-designated as the 17th Weapons Squadron at Nellis AFB, with the main mission to teach graduate-level instructor courses, which provide advanced training in weapons and tactics employment to officers of the combat air forces.

Squadron photos

An F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet assigned to the 57th Wing, lands after a training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 7, 2021. The Strike Eagle’s targeting pod contains a laser designator and a tracking system that mark an enemy for destruction at long ranges. (U.S. Air Force photo by William R. Lewis)
an F-15E of the 17th Weapons Squadron on approach into Nellis AFB, april 2017 (usaf photo)
The 17th WPS celebrated 100 years of its legacy in July 2017 and had this patch designed to commemorate the 100 years of service
An F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet assigned to the 57th Wing, takes off for a training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Jan. 7, 2021. . (U.S. Air Force photo by William R. Lewis)
Capt. Andrew Griffin, 17th Weapons Squadron pilot, inspects an F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet prior to his flight Nov. 15, 2018 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. Pilots preform pre-flight inspections to ensure safety of both pilots and the aircraft during a flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie)
An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 17th Weapons Squadron, takes-off for a Weapons School Integration mission at Nellis AFB November 18, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by William Lewis)