AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Nov. 5, 2021 Own the skies Airmen from the 62nd Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., conduct flight line operations in support of an F-35 Lightning II training at Joint Base San Antonio-Kelly Field, Texas, Oct. 28, 2021. The multi-role capabilities of the F-35 allow it to perform missions that traditionally require numerous specialized aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian G. Rhodes) Details Download Locking it down Senior Airman Michael Ricardez, 22nd Airlift Squadron loadmaster student, secures a joint light tactical vehicle inside a C-5M Super Galaxy assigned to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., at Fort Campbell, Ky., Oct. 29, 2021. The 22nd AS partnered with the 1st Brigade Headquarters and Headquarters Combat Team to load, secure and offload tactical vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell) Details Download Checking the boxes A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, performs post-flight checks after landing at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 1, 2021, for exercise Checkered Flag 22-1. Checkered Flag is a large-force aerial exercise that fosters readiness and interoperability by incorporating fourth and fifth-generation aircraft during air-to-air combat training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany Price) Details Download Light it up Senior Airman Drew Thomas and Senior Airman Andrew McHatton, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron electrical systems journeymen, install a 300 watt LED flood light fixture at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Oct. 14, 2021. The 379th ECES electrical shop replaced, repaired and installed more than 600 lights around the installation in the last two months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kylie Barrow) Details Download Fill ‘er up A KC-46A Pegasus refuels on the flight line at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 25, 2021. The KC-46A represents the beginning of a new era of aerial refueling, having greater refueling, cargo and aeromedical evacuation capabilities than the KC-135 Stratotanker. The aircraft will soon undergo operational tests and evaluations on the way to initial operating capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Hastings) Details Download Lightning Challenge Tactical air control party Airmen divided into two teams and rucked 12 miles during their last day of the Lighting Challenge at Camp Butner, N.C., Oct. 21, 2021. The Lightning Challenge is an annual event that evaluates TACP specialists from across the globe through tests of agile combat employment, physical ability and marksmanship skill to identify the most outstanding multi-capable Airmen in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Charlye Alonso) Details Download Presence patrol A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer flies over the Persian Gulf on a presence patrol above the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, Oct. 30, 2021. The flight was a five-hour, non-stop multilateral mission with participation from air forces including Bahrain, Egypt, Israel and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jerreht Harris) Details Download All-female flight Female fighter pilots assigned to the 36th and 25th Fighter Squadrons fly a historic all-female flight at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Oct. 25, 2021. The benchmark flight is the first time 10 female Airmen have planned, led and flown in a formation together while being assigned to Osan AB. Eight of the pilots were A-10 Thunderbolt II pilots and two were F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.) Details Download Sky Dogs Staff Sgt. Zebulun Hart, 4th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, sits on the floor of a U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 14, 2021. The handlers exposed MWDs to the helicopter to familiarize them with the noises and vibrations to reduce their anxiety while flying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Breanna Gossett) Details Download Mission focus A U.S. Air Force flight engineer assigned to the 7th Special Operations Squadron, 352nd Special Operations Wing, mans the rear of a CV-22B Osprey during a bilateral exercise with the British Royal Marines over Scotland, Oct. 25, 2021. Combined allied exercises strengthen the partnership between the U.S. and its allies. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Nelson) Details Download Cleared to land Capt. Orr Genish, 37th Bomb Squadron weapons systems officer, uses a land mobile radio as he watches a B-1B Lancer land in support of a Bomber Task Force mission at Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia, Oct. 17, 2021. Operating with a variety of aircraft and units in the Indo-Pacific, Pacific Air Forces maintains ready and postured forces prepared to respond to and support global operations. (U.S. Air Force by Staff Sgt. Hannah Malone) Details Download Eagle’s nest An F-15C Eagle prepares to taxi for takeoff at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 27, 2021. Kadena aircrews perform bilateral training in a joint environment with regional allies and partners to deter adversaries and ensure a free-and-open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton) 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.