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An A-10 Thunderbolt II shoots a flare off after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct. 6, 2017. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius, and short takeoff and landing capabilities, permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles) AF Week in Photos
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.
0 10/13
2017
Air Force birthday celebration continues with the Air Force Band's summer series Heritage to Horizons at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., May 17, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya) Heritage to Horizons celebrates 70 years of AF dominance
As the sun set across the Arlington, Virginia, skyline May 18, 2017, the Air Force kicked off its Heritage to Horizons summer concert series at the Air Force Memorial in honor of the service’s 70th anniversary.
0 5/18
2017
A four-ship formation performs a flyover during the Air Force Memorial's 10th anniversary ceremony in Arlington, Va., Oct. 14, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Past, present, future: AF Memorial 10th anniversary
For the last decade, the Air Force Memorial stood boldly in the skyline of the nation’s capital, inciting pride and honor, and recognizing the dedication and sacrifices of Airmen who have served. Members of industry, Airmen and media attended a ceremony in celebration of the monument’s 10th anniversary under its spires in Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 14.
0 10/14
2016
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James receives her honorary Tuskegee Airman red jacket during the Air Force Memorial's 10th anniversary ceremony in Arlington, Va., Oct. 14, 2016.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) James named honorary Tuskegee Airman
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James was named an honorary Tuskegee Airman and was presented the Tuskegee Airman red jacket during the Air Force Memorial’s 10th anniversary ceremony in Arlington, Va., Oct. 14.
0 10/14
2016
Members of the U. S. Air Force Honor Guard stand at attention during the graveside ceremony for 2nd Lt. Malvin G. Whitfield, Army Air Forces and Air Force veteran, at Arlington National Cemetery, June 8, 2016. Whitfield joined the Army Air Forces in 1943 as a Tuskegee Airman, one of the more than 1,000 African-American pilots who fought in World War II. He died Nov. 19, 2015, at the age of 91. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts/Released) Tuskegee Airman laid to rest
The Air Force paid its final respects to former 2nd Lt. Malvin G. Whitfield, an Army Air Forces and Air Force veteran, at Arlington National Cemetery, June 8. Whitfield distinguished himself as the first U.S. military member to win Olympic gold medals while serving his country. Whitfield joined the Army Air Corps in 1943 as a Tuskegee Airman, one of more than 1,000 African-American pilots who fought in World War II.
0 6/09
2016
Two-year-old James Jones hugs his father's headstone during a visit to Arlington National Cemetery, Va., May 30, 2016. James and his mother, Sarah Jones, participated in several events with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors during the Memorial Day weekend. (Courtesy photo/Sarah Jones) Forever family, never forgotten
A mother watched as her 2-year-old, blonde-haired, blue-eyed boy stood in the middle of Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day, hugging the gravestone of his father who had died five months prior. With heavy hearts, the two journeyed from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, to meet others who understood their loss.
0 6/01
2016
Heather Gray sits in front of the headstone for her husband, Maj. David Gray, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Nov. 11, 2015. Her husband was killed in action Aug. 8, 2012, during a deployment to Afghanistan. Heather and her three children moved from Colorado, where David was stationed at Fort Carson, earlier this year for the first time since his death. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross) A widow’s story: Living by faith
Just before sunset on Veterans Day, she sat next to her husband’s headstone at Arlington National Cemetery, reminding her three children how their father was with God in heaven and what it means to have faith. Faith has kept Heather Gray moving forward. It’s what has gotten her through the grief and trials she faced after her husband, Maj. David Gray, was killed by a suicide bomber in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 8, 2012.
0 12/04
2015
Army Brig. Gen. Tammy Smith, deputy Chief of Staff, Army Reserve, poses with female veterans from the first all-female honor flight, at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Sept. 22, 2015. DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando First all-female honor flight gets hero's welcome in Washington
Female veterans, trailblazers who served in the military decades ago, received a hero's welcome Sept. 22 after arriving in the nation's capital on the first all-female honor flight.
0 9/24
2015
Members of the Old Guard escort the ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. Binnicker passed away March 21 in Calhoun, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Preston Webb) 9th CMSAF laid to rest
“If you've met Chief Binnicker, you've met an icon -- a hero, a legend," said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James A. Cody. Cody said these words as he delivered the eulogy for former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker at the Fort Meyer post chapel in Arlington, Virginia, Aug. 14.
5 8/14
2015
Default Air Force Logo World War II Airman's remains identified
The remains of an Airman missing since World War II, have been identified and are being returned to his family for burial with full military honors, said the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency in a Defense Department news release issued Aug. 6.
1 8/07
2015
(U.S. Air Force graphic/Corey Parrish) Roll Call: 'This is your Air Force'
The Air Force senior enlisted Airman released the latest installment of Roll Call, urging Airmen to follow the example of the ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Binnicker, who passed away March 21. Binnicker will be laid to rest Aug. 14 at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
0 8/03
2015
Col. Larry Lang, commander of the United States Air Force Band, conducts the inaugural performance of the 2015 U.S. Air Force Band Summer Concert Series at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., May 29, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya) AF Concert Band, Singing Sergeants dazzle at Summer Concert Series kickoff
Just after sunset, a blue-suited orchestra begins a selection from the 1985 Western, “Silverado,” as three towering silver spires reflect the city’s skyline -- a setting that kicked off the U.S. Air Force Band Summer Concert Series, which runs from May 29 through Sept. 11.
1 6/03
2015
Default Air Force Logo Airmen missing from WWII accounted for
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced Feb. 23, that the remains of U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors.
5 2/25
2015
Lt. Col. David Burnett lays a wreath on a tombstone during the 23rd Annual National Wreaths Across America Day Dec. 13, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. Burnett, assigned to the Joint Staff, J1, Plans and Readiness Personnel Readiness Division at the Pentagon, was one of the nearly 50,000 volunteers at Arlington. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross) Airmen, families, friends remember loved ones at Arlington
Nearly 50,000 volunteers came together to place remembrance wreaths on the headstones of about 230,000 veterans during the 23rd Annual National Wreaths Across America Day Dec. 13, at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
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2014
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