USAF Fighter Weapons School Graduate Patches Nellis AFB U.S. Air Force Custom Patches

The USAF Weapons School, as it is known today, developed from a corps of World War II fighter pilots highly skilled in aerial combat. In the late forties, a cadre of these self-taught experts was brought together and the USAF Fighter Gunnery School was established. In 1954, the school assumed its primary mission, the training of gunnery instructors for the USAF as the Fighter Weapons School.