AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo March 10, 2017 Australian International Airshow and Aerospace & Defence Exposition 2017 A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor banks left causing vapor contrails during an aerial demonstration at the Australian International Airshow and Aerospace and Defense Exposition (AVALON) March 3, 2017, in Geelong, Australia. The F-22 is assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and is part of the F-22 Demonstration Team from Joint Base Langley Eustis, Va. AVALON 2017 was an ideal forum to showcase U.S. defense aircraft and equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John Gordinier) Details Download Cope North 17 Security Forces FTX Senior Airman Montrai Tate, with the 824th Base Defense Force, points to opposing forces during a firefight while participating in exercise Cope North on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, March 2, 2017. The exercise included 31 units and more than 2,700 personnel from three countries and continued the growth of strong, interoperable relationships within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region through integration of airborne and land-based command and control. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Smith) Details Download A 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II A 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II takes off Feb. 27, 2017, to conduct sorties at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35’s helmet mounted display system is the most advanced system of its kind. All the intelligence and targeting information an F-35 pilot needs to complete the mission is displayed on the helmet’s visor. This provides the pilot with unsurpassed situational awareness, positive target identification and precision strike in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kristin Stewart) Details Download 103rd Rescue Squadron Trains with New NASA Rescue Systems Pararescuemen and combat rescue officers from the 103rd Rescue Squadron parachute to the ground after jumping from a C-17 Globemaster III during joint training with Human Space Flight Support Detachment 3 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, March 5 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy) Details Download Emerald Warrior 2017 An MC-130J Commando II receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker during a training sortie in support of Emerald Warrior 17 March 7, 2017. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to various threats across the spectrum of conflict. The MC-130J is assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron and the KC135R is assigned to Ohio Air National Guard’s 121st Air Refueling Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Ashley Williams) Details Download Yokota welcomes PACAF's first C-130J Super Hercules Tech. Sgt. Rainier Howard, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs preflight inspection of a C-130J Super Hercules at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 6, 2017. This is the first C-130J to be assigned to Pacific Air Forces. Yokota serves as the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. Missions include tactical air land, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation, special operations and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Smith) Details Download U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds practice The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds practice March 1, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The Thunderbirds perform numerous demonstrations throughout each year to display Air Force pride and dedication to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class James Thompson) Details Download 22nd Airlift Squadron Senior Airman Elias Wilson, 22nd Airlift Squadron, offloads cargo with Airmen from the 730th Air Mobility Squadron after arriving to Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 5, 2017. The team worked together to offload nearly 50,000 pounds of various cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm) Details Download Alaska Air Guardsmen bid farewell to last C-130 Hercules aircraft A C-130 Hercules, from Alaska Air National Guard’s 144th Airlift Squadron, flies over Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, March 4, 2017. After 41 years of flying the C-130, the squadron’s eight C-130s were divested, with the planes either being transferred to outside units or retired from service. The unit’s last two aircraft departed Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, the following day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton) 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.