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TACAMO Weapons School


The TACAMO Weapons School is the center of excellence for air combat training and tactics development for all current, new and emerging systems upgrades for the E-6B. We train the TACAMO Community in advanced Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP) across all mission areas. Additionally, the TWS provides subject matter expertise support to various government agencies regarding the Nuclear Command and Control Mission.

About Us

In 1968, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Admiral Thomas Hinman Moorer ordered Captain Frank Ault to research the failings of the U.S. air-to-air missiles used in combat in the skies over North Vietnam. The Navy’s "Ault Report" concluded that the problem stemmed from inadequate aircrew training in air combat maneuvering (ACM). Among its wide-ranging recommendations to improve air combat performance, the Ault Report recommended that an "Advanced Fighter Weapons School" be established at Naval Air Station Miramar to revive and disseminate community fighter expertise throughout the fleet. CNO Moorer concurred.

The United States Navy Fighter Weapons School was established on 3 March 1969, at Naval Air Station Miramar, California. Today, the Navy Weapons School is headquartered at NAS Fallon, Nevada under the umbrella of the Naval Aviation Warfighting Development Center. NAWDC encompasses the Navy Fighter school TOPGUN, the Airborne Early Warning school TOPDOME, the helicopter weapons school SEAWOLF, and the Electronic Attack school HAVOC.

Founded in July 2019, The TACAMO Weapons School executes the NAWDC mission of training advanced tactics, techniques and procedures across assigned combat mission areas at the individual, unit, integrated and joint levels. Its mission ensures alignment of the training continuum; to set and enforce combat proficiency standards.  Additionally, the TACAMO Weapons School is responsible for crew certification and warfare development efforts for the TACAMO and Looking Glass missions and supports the development and integration of new capabilities into E-6B “Mercury” aircraft assigned to Strategic Communications Wing ONE.

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