AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo March 12, 2021 Heritage Flight Training Conference 2021 Capt. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander and pilot, flies during a demonstration rehearsal at the 2021 Heritage Flight Training Conference at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 5, 2021. The Heritage Flight Training Conference is an annual event for Air Combat Command single-ship demonstration teams to practice formation flying alongside historic military aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner) Details Download Air Force Chief of Staff visits Team Nellis Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. is briefed on the Multi-Utilization Secure Tactical and Network Ground Station, or MUSTANGS, capabilities by Paul Martinez, Flight Test and Data Center director, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 4, 2021. MUSTANGS were designed to provide secure data-relaying capability throughout the combat Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Zachary Rufus) Details Download Detachment 24: training better, faster students though PTN U.S. Air Force pilots and students assigned to Detachment 24, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, fly U.S. Navy T-6B Texans in a 4-ship formation over a military operations area in Southern Texas, March 5, 2021. The flight was designed to enhance airmanship principles, crew resources management and 4-ship proficiency. Detachment 24 teaches the Pilot Training Next program, a part of Air Education and Training Command’s initiative to re-imagine how the Air Force delivers learning to Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Boitz) Details Download Air Force Women's Gymnastics MPSF Dual 2021 U.S. Air Force Academy's Cam Barber performs on the balance beam during a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Dual against San Jose State at the Academy's West Gym in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 5, 2021. The Air Force Academy defeated San Jose 193.350-193.100. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download BTF defenders ensure asset and personnel security Two defenders assigned to the 7th Security Forces Squadron guard a B-1B Lancer on the flight line at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 7, 2021. Eight defenders deployed with the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron to support Bomber Task Force Europe as an Internal Security Response Team to guard war-fighting assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell) Details Download 908th EARS fuels Bomber Task Force A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress prepares to depart after receiving fuel from a KC-10 Extender during a bomber task force mission over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, March 7, 2021. The bomber deployment underscores the U.S. military’s commitment to regional security and demonstrates a unique ability to execute short-notice deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Harrison) Details Download WITO tests MCA during Mosaic Tiger 21-1 Staff Sgt. David Oulton, 23rd Security Forces Squadron resource protection noncommissioned officer in charge, scans the airfield for threats during exercise Mosaic Tiger Feb. 23, 2021, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. Mosaic Tiger 21-1 tested the 23rd Wing’s ability to integrate multi-capable Airmen into joint operations while maintaining a lighter footprint downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carly E. Kavish) Details Download 52nd FW safety office conducts BASH demonstration for 726th AMS Jack, a male hawk, perches on his trainer's arm at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, March 5, 2021. The bird of prey is trained to hunt on base to eliminate the chance of aircraft bird strikes, which can damage aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Miller) Details Download F-16 Viper and F-22 Raptor demo teams refuel with Okies An F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot flies towards Joint Base Langley–Eustis, Va., March 8, 2021. The F-22 team, assigned to Air Combat Command, received fuel from the 507th Air Refueling Wing during their flight back home after performing at an air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy) Details Download 352d SOW and 48th FW joint training A U.S. joint terminal attack controlman qualifies special tactics operators assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing to communicate attack coordinates with a 48th Fighter Wing pilot during simulated air-to-ground fires and close air support at Muckleburgh Military Collection, Norfolk, United Kingdom, Feb. 26, 2021. U.S. special operations forces bring unique capabilities and expertise in unconventional warfare that contributes to overall combined joint campaign planning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madeline Herzog) Details Download Liberty Wing tests combat capabilities during live missile fire A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, displays an empty missile rail after participating in a live missile fire exercise over the Atlantic Ocean, March 3, 2021. The training mission successfully fired four AIM-120B missiles at a subscale drone target, testing the pilot’s combat readiness in a peacetime environment to ensure full capability during a wartime setting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell) Details Download Night hot refuel of PSAB F-16 Fighting Falcons during ACE capstone event at AUAB U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, undergoes a hot refueling operation performed by Airmen with the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Group and 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, March 1, 2021. The F-16s received fuel with their engines still running to rapidly redeploy back into U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility during an Air Forces Central Command Agile Combat Employment capstone event. The capstone event enhanced theater ACE competencies, validating operational capabilities and command and control while simultaneously strengthening joint and regional partnerships. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Martin) Details Download Air Force Wing Open Boxing Championships 2021 The U.S. Air Force Academy’s Will Winstead and Don Angelo Piasecki compete during the academy’s Wing Open Boxing Championships at Colorado Springs, Colo., March 10, 2021. The U.S. Air Force Academy is an academic and military institution that provides young men and women with rewarding opportunities to transform into tomorrow's leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download U.S.- Japan conducts historic airborne operation A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft drops Japanese soldiers over Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, March 9, 2021, during the Airborne 21 exercise. Airborne 21 is considered the largest U.S.-Japan airborne operation in history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe) Details Download This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. 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