Nellis AFB 29th Weapons Squadron – Class 14B

Nellis AFB 29th Weapons Squadron – Class 14B poster art.

The 29th Weapons Squadron (29th WPS) is a geographically separated unit residing at Little Rock Air Force Base, AR, under the USAF Weapons School, Nellis AFB, Nevada. The squadron provides graduate-level instruction for C-130J and C-130H pilots and navigators running 2 courses per year. The course is comprised of 1 academic and 4 flying phases, which begin in Arkansas, and culminate in Colorado and Nevada. Graduates are awarded the USAF Weapons School Graduate patch, a historic symbol of expertise and skill. The Squadron aircraft call sign was “Gnarl” in 2014 but has since been changed to “Outlaw”.

The purpose of the 29th WPS is to produce graduate-level instruction in weapons and tactics employment for the C-130 community. It accomplishes this with six-month long training courses, two of which take place every year. These courses provide selected pilots and navigators with what is among the most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment in the world.

Class 14B was the last class to graduate a combined C-130H and C-130J course before the creation of the dedicated C-130H detachment in St. Joe, MO. Class 14B’s culminating event, known as Joint Forcible Entry, earned the USAF Weapons School’s Team of the Year award in 2014.

The class of 14B presents this piece of art to the 29th Weapons Squadron, the USAF Weapons School, and the public to commemorate what was, to us, an unforgettable journey. That being said, we would also like to give special thanks to the cadre of 14B, who made us the Weapons Officers we are today.

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Design by Michael Ross

Location: New Orleans, LA
Michael spent his childhood reading such literary classics as “Sgt. Rock” and “Enemy Ace”, spending hours copying the illustrations. He later received a B.A. in Art and still uses his comic book influence along with his love of history and aviation in his work.

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