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