AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo July 10, 2020 Showing appreciation to COVID Heroes Maj. Joshua Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration team pilot and commander, flies an F-22 Raptor over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 9, 2020, as part of JBER Salutes, a two-day event to show of appreciation to service members and nearly 100 Anchorage-area “COVID Heroes” and their guests. The service members and COVID Heroes, nominated for their support to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, toured the installation, viewed exhibits and static displays of aircraft, and watched demonstrations by explosive ordnance disposal, military working dog teams, and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear experts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña) Details Download Bumping elbows with the SECAF Master Sgt. Thomas Hulsart, a 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-35A Lightning II production superintendent, bumps elbows with Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett after being coined at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 7, 2020. During her visit, Barrett talked with and listened to Airmen to learn more about how they contribute to the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky) Details Download Maintaining security and stability Airmen perform maintenance on a B-52H Stratofortress bomber deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., after it landed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 4, 2020. The B-52 flew the 28-hour mission to demonstrate U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s commitment to the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger) Details Download Keeping it in top shape Airman 1st Class Hunter Laub, a 494th Fighter Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, performs routine maintenance on an F-15E Strike Eagle at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, June 10, 2020. Crew chiefs are tasked with keeping aircraft in top flying condition to ensure the unit is always ready to deliver air combat capabilities to the fight when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte) Details Download Incentive flight Master Sgt. Christopher Torres, 104th Fighter Wing antiterrorism officer, flies as a passenger in an F-15 Eagle during an incentive flight, June 29, 2020, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass. Torres received his incentive flight for holding a position typically held by an officer and for serving as an emergency operations center manager during the wing’s initial COVID-19 response. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Sara Kolinski) Details Download Flag folding for the honor guard Staff Sgt. Seth Sammons, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineering Squadron, practices flag folding as a part of the honor guard program at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, July 3, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Patrick OReilly) Details Download Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake Capt. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Demonstration Team pilot, performs the "High Speed Pass" during the Thunder over Cedar Creek Lake air show, July 4, 2020 at Cedar Creek Lake, Texas. The event was the first public performance for the demonstration team since their rebasing from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to Hill AFB, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner) Details Download Independence Day celebration in Yokota Fireworks explode behind a C-130J Super Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 2, 2020. The fireworks show was part of the Independence Day celebration hosted by the 374th Force Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E. Bolfing) Details Download Cadet training during a pandemic Academy basic cadets participate in the first phase of basic cadet training with marching drills July 8, 2020, on the Terrazzo at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The global COVID-19 pandemic changed the way in which the more than 1,100 basic cadets train by keeping in mind social distancing and face mask rules. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download Salute to America An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 114th Fighter Wing, South Dakota Air National Guard, receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., July 3, 2020. The F-16 and other military aircraft flew over Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, S.D., during a Salute to America event celebrating the nation’s 244th birthday and providing the Defense Department an opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities and professionalism of the armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephanie Serrano) Details Download Honoring the fallen Airmen assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C., display the American flag in honor of 1st Lt. David Schmitz, a 77th Fighter Squadron pilot, while flying over Joint Base Charleston, S.C., July 4, 2020. Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint National Guard Base flew in formation behind the C-17 Globemaster III to honor Schmitz, who was recently killed in an F-16 crash at Shaw AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman William Brugge) 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.