AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Feb. 17, 2017 Heritage Flight Training Course Capt. John Waters, an F-16 Viper Demonstration Team pilot, prepares to taxi during the Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2017. The HFTC taught and trained military and civilian pilots on how to fly in a close formation with World War II, Vietnam, and current day fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael Cossaboom) Details Download Engine health: Logistics Airmen ensure fuel quality Staff Sgt. Mario Shanks, the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory NCO in charge, checks fuel density with a hydrometer at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Feb. 14, 2017. Shanks conducted an American Petroleum Institute specific gravity test on a sample of fuel to determine the density of the fuel which helps them track how much is used. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Miles Wilson) Details Download Aircraft take flight in support of OIR A C-130 Hercules departs from the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 14, 2017. C-130s are capable of operating on dirt strips and are the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward) Details Download Strike Eagles swarm Suffolk skies A 492nd Fighter Squadron’s F-15E Strike Eagle takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Feb. 15, 2017. The 492nd FS trains regularly to ensure RAF Lakenheath brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) Details Download Engine work Airman 1st Class Casey McNamara, of the 121st Air Refueling Wing, seats a connector on the engine of a KC-135R Stratotanker Feb. 15, 2017, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. McNamara performed an acceptance inspection on the aircraft, which had recently returned from depot-level maintenance. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson) Details Download Heritage Flight 2017 An A-10C Thunderbolt II taxies down the flightline during the 2017 Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 12, 2017. During the course, aircrews practiced ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski) Details Download Rocket Wrench Senior Airman Rineck Darnellmartin, with the 158th Fighter Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit, practices and deploys techniques used to safely diffuse munitions during a controlled training session in Vermont Feb. 11, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo/Senior Airman Jon Alderman) Details Download Patriot Wyvern Army Spc. James Williams, an 801st Engineer Company horizontal engineer, awaits the go-ahead for Humvees to be backed into a C-17 Globemaster III prior to its takeoff from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., during Patriot Wyvern Feb. 11, 2017. Patriot Wyvern is a hands-on, bi-annual event conducted by the 349th Air Mobility Wing designed to hone combat skills and improve organizational interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Phelps) Details Download F-22 participates in 20th annual Heritage Flight An F-22 Raptor performs a heritage flight during the 2017 Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 9, 2017. The program was established in 1997, allowing certified civilian pilots and Air Force pilots to perform flights together. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kimberly Nagle) Details Download Patriot Wyvern Airmen from the 945th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron go over their inspection notes for a C-17 Globemaster III prior to its take off from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., for Patriot Wyvern Feb. 11, 2017. Patriot Wyvern is a hands-on, bi-annual event conducted by the 349th Air Mobility Wing designed to hone combat skills and improve organizational interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Daniel Phelps) 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.