AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo July 28, 2017 Panther Storm Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division conduct a static line jump out of a C-17 Globemaster III during exercise Panther Storm at Fort Bragg, N.C., July 24, 2017. The deployment readiness exercise tests the division's ability to rapidly deploy its global response force anywhere in the world within a short notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee) Details Download Water Rescue A French air force Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma helicopter hovers over the Gulf of Tadjoura during a bilateral water operations exercise with pararescuemen from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa July 24, 2017. The results of the exercise will aid in the development of standard operating procedures between CJTF-HOA and the French forces stationed in Djibouti for the U.S. and France’s rescue capabilities within the Horn of Africa region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Russ Scalf) Details Download Saber Guardian 2017 Staff Sgt. Nestor Fraga, a 321st Contingency Response Squadron aircraft maintainer, marshals a C-130 Hercules aircraft during Exercise Saber Guardian 17 at Bezmer Air Base, Bulgaria, July 19, 2017. The largest of the Black Sea region exercises, SG17 highlights participant deterrence capabilities, specifically the ability to mass forces at any given time anywhere in Europe to support the security and stability of the Black Sea region. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno) Details Download Night mission Airman 1st Class Young Achuka, a 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster, communicates with aircrew during cargo drop training, July 18, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Regular night time training operations are essential and ensure 24-hour mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson) Details Download Ready for anything Joint terminal attack controllers wave at an A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft during a show of force on the Nevada Test and Training Range July 19, 2017. The A-10 has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and low-altitude, and is a highly accurate weapons delivery platform. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum) Details Download 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron Conducts Air Drop U.S. personnel from the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron conduct C-130J Super Hercules airlift operations in East Africa, July 19, 2017. The 75th EAS supports the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa mission of promoting prosperity and security in East Africa by assisting partner nations with countering extremist organizations, fostering regional security cooperation and protecting U.S. personnel and facilities in its 10-country area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Russ Scalf) Details Download Water survival pushes Airmen Survival, evasion, resistance and escape cadre instruct aircrew members from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., on basic water survival skills during a training session in San Pablo Bay, Calif., July 19, 2017. More than 15 Aircrew members from Travis AFB participated in the training which covered mirror signaling, flare activations and simulated rescue from the U.S. Coast Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Louis Briscese) Details Download Always ready An Airman with the 374th Operations Group performs preflight checks on a C-130J Super Hercules engine exhaust system, July 18, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Pre-flight checks are done before takeoff to ensure aircraft are ready for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson) Details Download Raptor nights A 95th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., prepares to take off at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 14, 2017. The Raptors are at Nellis AFB for Red Flag 17-3, which is an exercise maximizing the combat readiness and survivability of participants by providing a realistic training environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cody R. Miller) Details Download Submerged Senior Airman Heath Jolley, a survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, supervises rotary wing water survival training from at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 18, 2017. Three SERE specialists supervised more than 10 aircrew members performing emergency exit procedures, while submerged, to ensure the aircrew is proficient if ever faced with a real-world incident. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Details Download Night streak A B-1B Lancer aircraft assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepares for takeoff from Andersen AFB, Guam, to a conduct bilateral training mission with Royal Australian Air Force Joint Terminal Attack Controllers July 18, 2017. The mission was part of Talisman Saber 17, a training exercise designed to maximize combined training opportunities and conduct maritime preposition and logistics operations in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Joshua Smoot) Details Download Always a warrior Staff Sgt. Frederick Taguba assists USS Arizona survivor Navy Seaman First Class Donald Stratton enter the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., July 17, 2017. Three survivors of the USS Arizona, which was attacked at Pearl Harbor at the beginning of World War II, toured the Pentagon. (Department of Defense photo/EJ Hersom) 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.