AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Jan. 28, 2022 Cutting metal Senior Airman Samuel Zietzmann, a 354th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology journeyman, uses plasma cutting to cut metal squares on a Flightline Ice Breaking Apparatus at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2022. The FIBA effectively removes ice on the base’s flightline and is an innovation initiated by the Eielson Iceman Spark team in collaboration with the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron, the 354th Civil Engineering Squadron and the 354th MXS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong) Details Download Moon launch The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" practice during the team's inaugural winter training trip at Spaceport America, N.M., Jan. 20, 2022. The trip provided the team a month of airshow practice while in different conditions and terrains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicolas Myers) Details Download Protective equipment testing Staff Sgt. Gabrielle Wright, 40th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, performs preflight duties while testing the new Two-Piece Undergarment universal integrative ensemble chemical, biological, radioactive, and nuclear protective equipment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 12, 2022. The 317th Airlift Wing tested functionality of the gear during flight operations over a four-day span. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Reilly McGuire) Details Download Burning oil Airmen assigned to the 911th Maintenance Group conduct an engine depreservation run on a C-17 Globemaster III at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., Jan. 21, 2022. The run was conducted to burn off excess oil that was used to help preserve the aircraft engines due to spending an extended period of time inside the hangar while receiving an aircraft wash, refurbishment and fuel-cell maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert) Details Download CMSAF visit Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass (right) prepares for a snowmobile ride to Point Barrow, Alaska, during a visit to Utqiagvik, Alaska, Jan. 12, 2022. During the visit, 1st Air Support Operations Group personnel provided a demonstration of remote communications equipment by securely relaying a message from Point Barrow, Alaska, the northernmost point in the United States, to Pacific Air Forces headquarters at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais) Details Download Eagle refueling A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from the 494th Fighter Squadron participates in routine refueling operations over the North Sea, Jan. 13, 2022. Training like this increases the readiness and operational capabilities of Royal Air Force Lakenheath’s aircrew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gaspar Cortez) Details Download Dropping in U.S. Air Force pararescuemen from the 57th Rescue Squadron perform a static line jump over Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 12, 2022. The training exercise ensures the Airmen can accomplish their mission sets including personnel recovery and combat search and rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV) Details Download Desert Falcon A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon flies between Israeli Air Force aircraft during Desert Falcon in Israel, Jan. 16, 2022. The joint, international exercise allowed for Israeli and U.S. aircrews to fly wing-to-wing and train together for various aerial scenarios and strikes. (Israeli Air Force courtesy photo) Details Download In formation Airmen assigned to the 647th Security Forces Squadron and the 15th Medical Group move in formation during a joint field training exercise at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 12, 2022. The training included clearing three buildings of opposing teams and securing an extraction area for patients with simulated injuries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alan Ricker) Details Download Mighty wings A B-52H Stratofortress takes off as part of an Agile Combat Employment at the Arkansas Aeroplex, Blytheville, Ark., Jan. 12, 2022. Using the ACE concept, B-52s can land at a location, receive repairs, resupply and be back in the air before an adversary can pinpoint their location within a few hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Pugh) Details Download Free fall An Airman assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron performs a free-fall jump at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 13, 2021. The 57th RQS performs different jumps above a variety of terrains depending on the scenario. This exercise included free fall and static jumps above land and water. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Sudolcan) Details Download Starry Thunderbolt An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., parks in a dry lakebed during Green Flag-West at Fort Irwin, Calif., Jan. 19, 2022. Green Flag-West is an air-land integration combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josey Blades) 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.