AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Feb. 4, 2022 Massive descent Japan Ground Self-Defense Force paratroopers assigned to the 1st Airborne Brigade descend from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron over Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan, during Airborne 22, Jan. 25, 2022. Over 500 Japan Ground Self Defense Force paratroopers performed a static-line jump from 13 U.S. Air Force C-130’s, showcasing the strategic importance of engaging in bilateral operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brieana E. Bolfing) Details Download Elephant walk Six MC-130J Commando II aircraft, 1st Special Operations Squadron, taxi down the flight line at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 6, 2022. This event was the first time the 1st SOS generated all seven aircraft to complete a formation flight during the biennial “Flight of the Flock” training event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla) Details Download Welcomed greeting U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Erica Carruth, 119th Force Support Squadron, holds her daughter as family and friends greet her upon her return from a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia at Hector International Airport, Fargo, N.D., Jan. 20, 2022. The deployment was a regularly scheduled reserve component period (RCP) deployment supporting the U.S. Air Force air expeditionary force (AEF) structure of operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David H. Lipp) Details Download Multi-faceted training A Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor takes off during a training exercise Jan. 21, 2022, at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii. The exercise is held to provide participants a multi-faceted, joint venue with supporting infrastructure and personnel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mysti Bicoy) Details Download A new reality Airman 1st Class Nathalie Olarte, a 362nd Training Squadron crew chief apprentice course student, dons a virtual reality headset during a training session at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 21, 2022. The 362nd TRS employs virtual, augmented, and mixed realities as part of Technical Training Transformation, or T3. This concept brings technology into the classroom to enhance the learning capabilities of Airmen in Training. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle) Details Download Friendly skies An F-35A Lightning II, assigned to the 495th Fighter Squadron, flies above Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Feb. 1, 2022. The 48th Fighter Wing conducts routine training over the skies of Europe in support of our host nation partnership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gaspar Cortez) Details Download Modernizing security U.S. Air Force Gen. Mark D. Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, operates a Quad-legged Unmanned Ground Vehicle during a base security demonstration at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 24, 2022. The 325th Fighter Wing is the Department of Defense’s first Installation of the Future and will stand as the foundation to future installation designs. Kelly visited the Installation of the Future to gain a better perspective on Tyndall’s recent advancements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Betty R. Chevalier) Details Download 4th generation formation A formation of 4th generation fighter jets from the 40th Flight Test Squadron flies near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 31, 2022. The 40th FLTS executes developmental flight tests for fourth-generation fighter aircraft, including the A-10, F-15 and F-16. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Raven) Details Download Face-off Air Force's Clayton Cosentino and Army's John Keranen face-off during a game at the Cadet Ice Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 29, 2022. Air Force defeated Army in overtime 3-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download In the shadows A C-130J Super Hercules, assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, sits on the flight line at Alexandria International Airport, La., during Green Flag Little Rock 22-03, Jan. 10, 2022. The primary objective of GFLR is to support the Joint Readiness Training Center and provide the maximum number of airlift crews, mission planners and ground support elements to a simulated combat environment with emphasis on joint force integration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron Irvin) Details Download Hanging in there Tech. Sgt. Mark Riley, combat response force member, 341st Missile Security Operation Squadron, participates in a rappelling exercise on Jan. 25, 2022, at the Cheyenne Fire Tower, Cheyenne, Wyo. Defenders from the 341st Missile Wing, 90th Missile Wing, and 91st Missile Wing attended a rappelling course on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming, to learn new rappelling guidance and get certified in techniques such as knot tying, inspections, tower hookups and safety. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman Sarah Post) Details Download Lightning taxi A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II pilot taxis toward the runway before taking off for a Red Flag-Nellis 22-1 mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 25, 2022. The 414th Combat Training Squadron conducts Red Flag exercises to provide aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. (U.S. Air Force by Airman 1st Class Zachary Rufus) 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.