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Electronic Attack Weapons School


Provide comprehensive, formal training to EA-6B Prowler EA-18G Growler aircrew and extensive weapons related training to EA-6B and EA-18G ordnance and maintenance personnel. The school acts a central repository for all EA-6B and EA-18G tactical matters.

About Us

Our team of dedicated professionals is committed to providing graduate level tactics and comprehensive weapons loading training throughout the electronic warfare community. We execute our mission through classroom academics, advanced simulators, and tactical flights. In addition, we provide comprehensive courseware via CD-ROM and the internet. We take advantage of our staff expertise and the latest technology to get the information out to the warfighters. You’ll be serving with the best and brightest while you support the fleet and advance the electronic attack community.

EAWS is the model manager for the Prowler and Growler Weapons and Tactics Programs (PWTP and GWTP), the electronic attack community’s segment of Naval Aviation’s Air Combat Training Continuum, an important initiative designed to dramatically enhance the combat readiness of all Naval air forces. PWTP and GWTP upgrade and standardize all post-Fleet Replacement Squadron training for EA-6B and EA-18G aircrew. Critical to the success of the Weapons Training Programs are the fleet Prowler Tactics Instructors, trained and certified by the Weapons School in semi-annual courses featuring extensive academics, simulators and training flights. Each course culminates in a two-week Mission Employment phase at Nellis AFB, which is also part of the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Weapons Officer Instructor course.

Aviation Ordnance experts instruct fleet maintenance personnel in weapons loading and handling of various stores, including the AGM-88 High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile (also known as HARM), conducting 57 courses annually for 450 students. The Weapons School experts also conduct Conventional Weapons Technical Proficiency Inspections and Technical Assist Visits designed to standardize and certify aircraft ordnance handling procedures.

Aviation Electronic Technicians are the Conventional Release Systems Test course experts. They instruct Fleet Avionics Technicians in Release and Control (R&C) weapons check procedures for the AGM-88 High Speed Anti-Radiation Missile and the AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile, annually conducting 20 courses for 200 students on the EA-18G Growler. They also conduct Conventional Weapons Technical Proficiency Inspections and Technical Assist Visits designed to standardize and certify fleet R&C check teams in safe and proper R&C check procedures.

Electronic Attack News, published semiannually and distributed to all services, provides the electronic attack community a professional forum for frank discussion of innovative ideas, emerging technologies, joint operations and other relevant issues. The Weapons School maintains an extensive tactical library, which includes mission-planning computers and publications that provide a vital source of information for EA-6B and EA-18G aircrew and intelligence personnel.

Seminars conducted or hosted by the Weapons School round out a full-spectrum training philosophy that reinforces the professional excellence of the command and provides the Airborne Electronic Attack community with a cadre of specialized subject matter experts supporting every tactical aspect of EA-6B and EA-18G operations. In addition to supporting locally based squadrons, the command routinely provides training for units based at Andrews AFB, MD and Japan as well as representing the electronic attack community at tactics and development conferences and seminars. As the community continues to transition to the EA-18G Growler, EAWS is publishing courseware, developing curriculum, and designing the training that will prepare the fleet and keep the community at the leading of edge of electronic warfare operations around the world.

The dedicated staff of your Electronic Attack Weapons School reflects a command philosophy of excellence and a commitment to provide top-notch training to the world’s premier electronic attack community.

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