AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Jan. 14, 2022 Flight of the Flock MC-130J Commando IIs from the 1st Special Operations Squadron fly in formation during “Flight of the Flock” off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 7, 2022. The 1st SOS conducts specialized mobility with the MC-130J in order to conduct infiltration, exfiltration and resupply for allied forces in austere environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter) Details Download Attention to detail Tech. Sgt. Justin St Thomas, 162nd Wing aircraft engine specialist, inspects the liner of an F-16 Fighting Falcon jet engine for cracks, bulges and blemishes at Morris Air National Guard Base, Tucson, Ariz., Jan. 9, 2022. Aircraft engine specialists play a critical role in ensuring aircraft engines are in prime condition to execute safe missions and exercises. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Charles Givens) Details Download Ready to strike A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, flies over Poland during a Close Air Support exercise, Jan. 10, 2022. During CAS exercises, pilots communicate with joint terminal attack controllers to plan and execute simulated air strikes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ali Stewart) Details Download Infrastructure maintenance Airman 1st Class Blake Silvis, 97th Civil Engineering Squadron structural craftsman, welds a fence at Altus Air Force Base, Okla., Dec. 17, 2021. The 97th CES is upgrading the fence around the perimeter of the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kayla Christenson) Details Download Securing the skies A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon flies over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 1, 2022. The U.S. Air Force routinely flies a variety of aircraft and units throughout the Middle East. These dynamic deployments represent the U.S. commitment to allies and to enhanced regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano) Details Download CMSAF visits Agadez Senior Airman Madison Mortiz, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron member, briefs Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass about the Windows Team Assistance Kit (WinTAK) system at Nigerien Air Base 201, Agadez, Dec. 20, 2021. The WinTAK provides SFS members the ability to have increased situational awareness within the immediate area to ensure continued air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ericka A. Woolever) Details Download Herculean sunset A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 133rd Airlift Wing sits on the flightline in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 8, 2022. The C-130 primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Austen R. Adriaens) Details Download Protecting the Force Airman Aidan Moeser, 39th Security Forces Squadron security response team member, practices tactical movements at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Dec. 21, 2021. The mission of the 39th SFS is to provide cutting-edge force protection for Incirlik AB and its geographically-separated units in Turkey, security for tanker and airlift operations, law enforcement services and support for numerous contingency operations in Europe and Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Derry) Details Download Training tactical experts An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron, U.S. Air Force Weapons School, takes off for a training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 5, 2022. The weapons school trains tactical experts and leaders to control and exploit air, space and cyber on behalf of the joint force. (U.S. Air Force photo by William R. Lewis) Details Download Water survival training A U.S. Air Force special missions aviator participates in rope climb training during a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival training course in Lowestoft, England, Jan. 7, 2022. During the course, Airmen from the 48th Fighter Wing participated in the training as part of a requirement all flight personnel must complete every three years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Koby I. Saunders) Details Download Gas and go A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 55th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron waits on the flightline during a hot pit refueling operation as part of an Agile Combat Employment exercise at an undisclosed location, Dec. 21, 2021. ACE is an operational concept that leverages networks of well-established and austere air bases, multi-capable Airmen, prepositional equipment and airlift to rapidly deploy, disperse and maneuver combat capability throughout a theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick) Details Download Cleanup crew Firefighters assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department evaluate a simulated chemical spill during a hazardous material exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Dec. 20, 2021. The 386th ECES Fire Department completed a practical exam for the Department of Defense HAZMAT technician program, which involved more than 100 hours of instruction and 16 hours of hands-on training for each student. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daryn Murphy) 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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