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Dyess Airmen complete WSINT training

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  • By Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell
  • 7th Bomb Wing Public Affairs

Airmen from the 7th Maintenance Group supported the 77th Weapons Squadron in completing the Weapons Systems Integration training course that started in June at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas and concluded this month at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. This training was accomplished with behind the scenes work of maintainers from all squadrons in the 7th Maintenance Group.


The United States Air Force teaches Airmen from a variety of jobs around 400 hours of curriculum that provides advanced training in weapons and tactics employment while participating in combat training missions and exercises.

WSINT training teaches aircrew students to be proficient in the art of battle-dominance while being adept in their combat specialty. This course serves the dual-purpose of training students in their respective career path as well as familiarizing them with their weapons platform.

Upon completion of WSINT training, aircrew graduates are able to display their ability to lead and instruct while efficiently combining numerous weapons systems across the realms of land, air, space, and cyber-space.

“It’s really important that we have our maintainers there because of how complex the B-1B Lancer is and the different systems we have on it.” said 1st Lt. Heather McNatt, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit assistant officer in charge.

The first five months of WSINT training was conducted at Dyess AFB, with the last month being a capstone exercise at Nellis AFB implementing the curriculum they had learned.

“During our time at Dyess we generate aircraft to get the aircrew qualified,” said McNatt. “We supported four B-1 aircraft throughout the time at Nellis AFB to help these pilots finish their training and graduate, and it’s all because of our maintainers working hard.”

During WSINT, Dyess personnel achieved 100% mission effectiveness, completing all 37 sorties attempted.

Dyess Airmen completed WSINT training through the hard work and combined efforts of the two units.