AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo March 11, 2022 Arctic Edge A C-17 Globemaster III from the 145th Airlift Wing prepares to offload missile defense equipment for Exercise Arctic Edge 2022 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 1, 2022. AE22 is the largest joint exercise in Alaska, with approximately 1,000 U.S. military personnel training alongside members of the Canadian Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph P. LeVeille) Details Download Combat Ready Airman 1st Class Nathan Landry, security forces response member at the 509th Security Forces Squadron, participates in the Combat Ready Defender course at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming, Feb. 15, 2022. CRD is a course designed to instruct Airmen how to manipulate weapon systems to effectively engage targets in a tactical environment and manage mental and physical stress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Munoz) Details Download Eagle Training An F-15C Eagle taxis to the end of the runway in preparation for a routine training mission at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore., March 1, 2022. The 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premier F-15C training base for the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Shirar) Details Download Hoist! A 57th Rescue Squadron pararescueman performs dynamic hoist training with an HH-60G Pave Hawk in Romania, March 4, 2022. The 56th RQS and the 57th RQS, both assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing, Aviano Air Base, Italy, are providing search and rescue capabilities for the NATO alliance while also conducting joint training missions with the Romanian air force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Sudolcan) Details Download Aerial Maneuver An F-22 Raptor performs aerial maneuvers during annual training at the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2022. The F-22 performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Miller) Details Download Drill Down Competitive drill teams from Air Education and Training Command technical schools traveled to Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, for the 37th Training Wing Invitational Drill Down, March 5, 2022. The competition showcased the precision and teamwork of the most lethal and ready Air Force in the world. The 81st TRW from Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., took first place in the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christa D'Andrea) Details Download Remembering the fallen Two loadmasters assigned to the 1st Special Operations Squadron prepare to airdrop a memorial wreath over the coast of the Philippines, Feb. 26, 2022. The wreath is dropped over the approximate area where an MC-130E Combat Talon I, assigned to the 1st SOS, call sign STRAY 59, crashed in 1981 during exercise SPECWAREX 81. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Rachael Parks) Details Download Graduation Day More than 600 Airmen and Guardians assigned to the 326th Training Squadron graduated from Basic Military Training, March 3, 2022. Lt. Gen. Scott Pleus, 7th Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Alvin Dyer, 7th AF command chief, reviewed the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Miriam Thurber) Details Download Ready to go Staff Sgt. Junior Frederic and Airman 1st Class Erika Hawkins, 909th Air Maintenance Unit crew chiefs, prepare to board a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during routine readiness training at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 4, 2022. The training evaluates Kadena AB’s ability to fulfill its mission, ensuring the stability and security of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sebastian Romawac) Details Download Forming bonds U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Curt Lavigne, 378th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron security response team member, and Pakistan Air Force Chief Technician Faheem, quick reaction team member, fist bump at a Pakistan Operational Air Force Base, March 2, 2022. The joint service members conducted joint fire and maneuver training as part of Falcon Talon 2022, an Agile Combat Employment operation that was the first bilateral training event between the two countries since 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Parr). Details Download Let the sparks fly Senior Airman Austin Black, 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology technician, performs metal inert gas welding at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 28, 2022. Aircraft metals technology specialists are responsible for repairing and creating essential aircraft parts and act as the Air Force’s machinists and welders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madeline Herzog) Details Download Fuel 'er up A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortess from the 96th Expeditionary Squadron approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker for air refueling after departing Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, for a Bomber Task Force mission Feb. 24, 2022. Bomber Task Force deployments support National Defense Strategy objectives of strategic predictability and operational unpredictability through the speed, flexibility, and readiness of strategic bombers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lawrence Sena) 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.