Air Force Week In Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Dec. 9, 2016 Operation Inherent Resolve An A-10 Thunderbolt II prepares to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Iraq Nov. 29, 2016, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan) Details Download 45th SW supports successful Delta IV WGS-8 launch The 45th Space Wing supported United Launch Alliance's successful launch of a Delta IV rocket carrying WGS-8 mission from Space Launch Complex 37 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Dec. 7, 2016. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance) Details Download OIR Refueling missions take the fight to Da’esh A F-15E Strike Eagle disconnects from a KC-10 Extender after receiving fuel over Iraq Dec. 5, 2016. F-15s are providing precision guided close air support during Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, a multinational effort to weaken and destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant operations in the Middle East region and around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward) Details Download Joint aircraft static display showcases airpower for 75th Commemoration The U.S. Coast Guard Silent Drill Team performs for visitors during a joint static aircraft display on the flightline at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Dec. 6, 2016. The display, which featured a diverse range of aircraft, was open to all service members, family and veterans interested learning more about modern military aviation during the weeklong series of events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Alison Bruce-Maldonado) Details Download Refueling Operation Inherent Resolve A KC-10 Extender from the 380th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron flies over Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Dec. 9, 2015. OIR is the coalition intervention against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb) Details Download Christmas Drop 2016 An Airman from the 374th Maintenance Squadron checks a C-130 Hercules for potential damage during Operation Christmas Drop 2016 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 6, 2016. This year marks the 65th year of Operation Christmas Drop, which began in 1952, making it the world's longest-running airdrop mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Delano Scott) Details Download Checkered Flag 17-1 begins Air Force maintainers from the 325th Maintenance Squadron inspect and wipe off the cockpit of an F-22 Raptor on the flightline at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., after a thunderstorm Dec. 5, 2016. The F-22 and other aircraft continued operations after the storm during Checkered Flag 17-1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Solomon Cook) Details Download Operation Christmas Drop 16 Aircrew aboard a C-130 Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron circle a Micronesian Island Dec. 5, 2016. The crew was practicing airdrop procedures during Operation Christmas Drop. Each year Operation Christmas Drop provides aid to over 30,000 islanders in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker) Details Download Falcon basketball Dee Bennett, a junior, battles for the ball as Air Force hosted Navy at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 29, 2016. The Midshipmen defeated the Falcons, 64-46. (Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) Details Download Cleaning up after Matthew Staff Sgt. Sonny Tanner and Senior Airman Reid Johanns use chainsaws to cut trees while Staff Sgt. Claudas Crenshaw operates a front-end loader to pick up the debris at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Dec. 5, 2016. The a 20th Civil Engineer Squadron’s heavy equipment flight has cleaned up approximately 300 trees around Shaw that were damaged or uprooted during Hurricane Matthew. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Details Download Honoring the fallen Family, friends and fellow Airmen attend the funeral of Col. David Banholzer, a 14th Presidential Pilot, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., Dec. 7, 2016. Banholzer, from Green Bay, Wis., commanded the Presidential Airlift Group at the 89th Airlift Wing, and was a husband and father of two daughters. He died from Glioblastoma Muliforme, a rare form of brain cancer, in his southern Maryland home surrounded by his family on Nov. 4, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace) Details Download 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.