AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Nov. 12, 2021 CSAF speaks at NYC Veterans Day ceremony Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., speaks in Madison Square Park during a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony, Nov. 11, 2021, in New York City. The ceremony was held on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to honor each service branch and their contributions to the defense of the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Conroy) Details Download Full spectrum readiness Air Force Airmen with the 62nd Airlift Wing prepare a C-17 Globemaster III before a nighttime airlift mission as part of Exercise Rainier War 21B at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Nov. 6, 2021. Rainier War is a semiannual, large readiness exercise led by the 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train aircrews under realistic scenarios that support full-spectrum readiness operations against modern threats and replicate today’s contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes) Details Download In good company Royal Saudi Air Force F-15 Strike Eagles break away from a formation with a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer over the Red Sea as part of a presence patrol above the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, Oct. 30, 2021. Multiple partner nations’ fighter aircraft accompanied the B-1B at different points during the flight, which flew over the Gulf of Aden, Bab el-Mandeb Strait, Red Sea, Suez Canal, Arabian Gulf, Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman before departing the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jerreht Harris) Details Download Putting the virtual into reality Staff Sgt. Brandon Wilson, 75th Security Forces Squadron, simulates de-escalating an armed person using the Street Smarts Virtual Reality system at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 28, 2021. The squadron recently implemented virtual reality to fully immerse themselves into realistic three-dimensional situations to enhance their training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs) Details Download Bank on it Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, banks her jet during a demonstration at the Great Colorado Air Show, Colo., Oct. 17, 2021. During the aerial demonstration, the F-35 will fly just under the speed of sound at around .95 Mach, or 720 mph. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner) Details Download Defensive position Senior Airman Timothy Jansen, assigned to the 736th Security Forces Squadron, takes a defensive position during a field training exercise on North West Field, Guam, Oct. 28, 2021. The Commando Warrior FTX is a culmination of security forces tier training, which is mandatory pre-deployment training for defenders U.S. Air Force-wide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Breanna Gossett) Details Download Remote Island Disaster Exercise 2021 A 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter flies over Okinawa in support of Remote Island Disaster Exercise 2021, Japan, Nov. 2, 2021. An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter's mission equipment includes a retractable in-flight refueling probe, internal auxiliary fuel tanks, two crew-served 7.62mm or .50 caliber machine guns, and an 8,000-pound capacity cargo hook. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter) Details Download Taking in the view Tech. Sgt. Todd Hanggeli, 6th Airlift Squadron instructor loadmaster, and Airman 1st Class Thomas Dodd, 6th AS loadmaster, call out instructions over the intercom during training while aboard a C-17 Globemaster III at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Hawaii, Nov. 3, 2021. Airmen assigned to Joint Base McGuire-Dix Lakehurst, N.J., supported the 535th Airlift Squadron during the quarterly training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alan Ricker) Details Download Flying with the flock A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron takes off from the flight line during Agile Combat Employment exercise Castle Forge at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Nov. 3, 2021. The exercise enables U.S. forces in Europe to operate from locations with varying levels of capacity and support, ensuring Airmen and aircrews are postured to deliver lethal combat power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Koby I. Saunders) Details Download CSAF speaks at NYC Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., speaks in Madison Square Park during a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony, Nov. 11, 2021, in New York City. The ceremony was held on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to honor each service branch and their contributions to the defense of the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Conroy) Details Download Mission complete U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy Diola, a pararescueman assigned to the 212th Rescue Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, returns after a successful jump at Malemute Drop Zone during a training event at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 3, 2021. The training featured units from the Alaska ANG and Army National Guard as they practiced rescue and recovery operations, utilizing two different aircraft and four parachute systems, along with 25 jumpers and 65 total parachutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Patrick Sullivan) Details Download Falcon sunset A 187th Fighter Wing F-16C Fighting Falcon stages in Mobile, Ala., during Southern Lightning Strike, an Agile Combat Employment exercise throughout the southeastern U.S., Nov. 3, 2021. The ACE construct provides operational flexibility throughout all domains, posturing the Department of Defense for strategic competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. William Blankenship) Details Download Spirit fire U.S. Air Force Academy cadets participate in a spirit-rally bonfire on The Terrazzo at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 3, 2021. Cadets held the spirit rally in anticipation of the upcoming Air Force vs. Army football in Arlington, Texas, Nov. 6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download Raptor integration Four F-22 Raptors assigned to the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., train with F-35A Lightning IIs from the 134th Fighter Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard, at the South Burlington ANG Base, Vt., Nov. 7, 2021. This integrated training opportunity with the F-35s and F-22s allows fifth-generation fighters to perfect their skills and be more effective in hostile environments. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ryan Campbell) 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.