AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Oct. 29, 2021 Afterburner 360 Two F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform the “burner 360” during the Orlando Air and Space Show in Sanford, Fla., Oct. 17, 2021. During the aerial maneuver, the diamond formation of four F-16’s fly in a 360-degree turn with afterburners and air brakes engaged. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew D. Sarver) Details Download Dark Lancer A crew chief assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron prepares to marshal a B-1B Lancer during a Bomber Task Force Europe mission at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Oct. 19, 2021. The mission sets provide aircrew with theater familiarization while conducting strategic training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colin Hollowell) Details Download Flying with flare Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, deploys flares during her aerial demonstration at the Pacific Air Show, Huntington Beach, Calif., Oct. 2, 2021. The event was the first time the F-35 Demo Team deployed flares at a public performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner) Details Download Hanging with friends Air Force 2nd Lt. Oberon-Coultrane Peter plays with Afghan guests in Liberty Village, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 29, 2021. Through U.S. Northern Command and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening, and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures as quickly as possible. This initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Taylor Ferry) Details Download Partnership flight Fourth and fifth-generation aircraft from eight countries participate in a partnership flight to kick off Blue Flag 21 over Uvda Air Base, Israel, Oct. 17, 2021. This biennial training event is essential to building and maintaining defensive interoperability, ensuring Israel and other nations maintain a qualitative edge. Large-force exercises, like Blue Flag, allow partner nations to build trust and develop a shared understanding of the security environment. (Israeli Air Force courtesy photo) Details Download Kicking it with the Falcons Air Force Academy cadet Jordi Ives attempts to clear the ball during a home game against the University of Nevada at the Academy’s Cadet Soccer Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 3, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong) Details Download On the rise An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 158th Fighter Wing, Vermont Air National Guard, takes off for a training mission involving eight aircraft from South Burlington ANG Base, Vt., Oct. 15, 2021. The 158FW conducts daily training missions involving up to 10 aircraft to maintain operational readiness and proficiency. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ryan Campbell) Details Download Tunnel vision Airmen assigned to the 20th Component Maintenance Squadron engine test cell inspect the inside of an exhaust tube for damage after an engine run at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 13, 2021. The tube allows for safe testing of the F110-GE-129 engine’s 15-foot afterburner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dallin Wrye) Details Download Falcon flight A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon soars through the sky above Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 17, 2021. The power and maneuverability of the F-16 helps bolster the U.S.-Republic of Korea alliance, ensuring the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility remains free and open. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Kakaris) Details Download On target U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Waters, 82nd Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controller, fires an M-4 carbine at Udairi Range, Kuwait, Oct. 21, 2021. U.S. Air Force joint terminal attack controllers deployed to the 82nd EASOS, along with the U.S. Army 1st Battalion, 194th Armor Regiment joint fires observers in-training, and the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) Task Group Typhoon, practiced close air support, fostered enduring partnerships and advanced decisive combat dominance during the live-fire training exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Brooks) Details Download Get low U.S. Air Force Airmen and Swedish Air Force members sit on the tail of an MC-130J Commando II during a low-level formation flight over Sweden, Oct. 26, 2021. The aircraft, assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, and crew honed skills and shared knowledge during a bilateral exercise hosted by the Swedish Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Westin Warburton) Details Download Tactical party Tactical Air Control Party Airmen complete the final stages of Lighting Challenge at Camp Butner, N.C., Oct. 21, 2021. Lightning Challenge is an annual event that evaluates TACP specialists from around the globe through tests of agile combat employment, physical ability and marksmanship, to identify the most outstanding multi-capable Airmen in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Sokolov) 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.