AF Week in Photos

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle deploys flares while departing from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a refueling mission above Iraq March 16, 2018. The 340th EARS is assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Operations Group and supports various operations in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle deploys flares while departing from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a refueling mission above Iraq March 16, 2018. The 340th EARS is assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Operations Group and supports various operations in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

Maj. Christopher Zanetis, 101st Rescue Squadron pilot, 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, is honored during a procession led by the Fire Department of New York through lower Manhattan March 29, 2018. Zanetis lost his life close to the Iraq/Syrian border when his aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crashed near the city of Al-Qa'im. Zanetis was a member of the New York City Fire Department. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Christopher Muncy)

Maj. Christopher Zanetis, 101st Rescue Squadron pilot, 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, is honored during a procession led by the Fire Department of New York through lower Manhattan March 29, 2018. Zanetis lost his life close to the Iraq/Syrian border when his aircraft, an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter crashed near the city of Al-Qa'im. Zanetis was a member of the New York City Fire Department. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Christopher Muncy)

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a training mission March 30, 2018. Sakura trees bloomed at Yokota eight days earlier than last year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a training mission March 30, 2018. Sakura trees bloomed at Yokota eight days earlier than last year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ziemba, top, U.S. Air Force Band Airmen of Note pianist, plays with jazz pianist Kenny Barron during a Jazz Heritage Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., March 8, 2017. Barron was one of three guest artists to perform in this year’s Jazz Heritage Series. The band first established the series in 1990, and every year the concert features the Airmen of Note playing alongside legendary jazz icons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Viglianco)

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ziemba, top, U.S. Air Force Band Airmen of Note pianist, plays with jazz pianist Kenny Barron during a Jazz Heritage Series performance at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center in Alexandria, Va., March 8, 2017. Barron was one of three guest artists to perform in this year’s Jazz Heritage Series. The band first established the series in 1990, and every year the concert features the Airmen of Note playing alongside legendary jazz icons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Viglianco)

Tech. Sgt. Chloe Rainey, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsman, commands her flight during the New York City St. Patrick�s Day Parade, March 17, 2018. The Honor Guard participated in St. Patrick�s Day parades in New York City and Boston, as part of the team�s U.S. northeastern outreach tour to recruit, retain and inspire Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Viglianco)

Tech. Sgt. Chloe Rainey, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard ceremonial guardsman, commands her flight during the New York City St. Patrick�s Day Parade, March 17, 2018. The Honor Guard participated in St. Patrick�s Day parades in New York City and Boston, as part of the team�s U.S. northeastern outreach tour to recruit, retain and inspire Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Viglianco)

A pararescueman, assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, performs rifle training March 28, 2018. Weapons familiarity and competence is vital to a pararescueman's ability to perform the combat search and rescue mission set. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

A pararescueman, assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, performs rifle training March 28, 2018. Weapons familiarity and competence is vital to a pararescueman's ability to perform the combat search and rescue mission set. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

Maj. Paul  Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot, highlights the capabilities of the jet during the Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster, Calif., March 24, 2018. The team will travel to 21 different locations to perform 25 demonstrations this season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois)

Maj. Paul Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot, highlights the capabilities of the jet during the Los Angeles County Air Show in Lancaster, Calif., March 24, 2018. The team will travel to 21 different locations to perform 25 demonstrations this season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois)

An F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team member inspects the jet after its landing at General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif., March 22, 2018. The F-22s were flown in from Edwards Air Force Base where they landed until the show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois)

An F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team member inspects the jet after its landing at General William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif., March 22, 2018. The F-22s were flown in from Edwards Air Force Base where they landed until the show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois)

Two C-130J Super Hercules fly over Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, after conducting airdrop training missions, March 26, 2018. The C-130J assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Two C-130J Super Hercules fly over Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, after conducting airdrop training missions, March 26, 2018. The C-130J assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A C-17 Globemaster III approaches to receive fuel from a 336th Aerial Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over Calif., March 28, 2018. The 336th ARS is responsible for providing essential mission-extending capabilities through their refueling services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Castelan)
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A C-17 Globemaster III approaches to receive fuel from a 336th Aerial Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over Calif., March 28, 2018. The 336th ARS is responsible for providing essential mission-extending capabilities through their refueling services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

Aircraft with the 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance Air Force Base, Okla., fly in formation March 29, 2018, near Los Angeles. Crews of the 71st FTW were selected to fly over Dodger Stadium to begin the Dodgers' 2018 Major League Baseball season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Cardenas)
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Aircraft with the 71st Flying Training Wing, Vance Air Force Base, Okla., fly in formation March 29, 2018, near Los Angeles. Crews of the 71st FTW were selected to fly over Dodger Stadium to begin the Dodgers' 2018 Major League Baseball season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Erik Cardenas)

Two A-10C Thunderbolt II's from the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, conduct a flyover during the funeral service for Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs, 106th Rescue Wing special missions aviation specialist, New York Air National Guard, at Calverton National Cemetery, N.Y., March 29, 2018. Briggs was killed when the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter he was flying in crashed near the city of Al-Qa�im, Iraq. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Campbell)
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Two A-10C Thunderbolt II's from the 127th Wing, Michigan Air National Guard, conduct a flyover during the funeral service for Tech. Sgt. Dashan Briggs, 106th Rescue Wing special missions aviation specialist, New York Air National Guard, at Calverton National Cemetery, N.Y., March 29, 2018. Briggs was killed when the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter he was flying in crashed near the city of Al-Qa�im, Iraq. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Campbell)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.