AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo March 18, 2022 Falcons in flight Two F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron fly past downtown Las Vegas, Nev., following exercise aerial combat operations during Red Flag-Nellis 22-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 9, 2022. Red Flag-Nellis 22-2 is an exercise demonstrating tactical integration of airpower from the U.S. and its primary allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Details Download Over the Alps A U.S. B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron at Royal Air Force Fairford, United Kingdom, flies over the Alpine Mountains during a Bomber Task Force operation, March 7, 2022. The operations are predetermined deployments with NATO partners and allies to demonstrate and strengthen the shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Wright) Details Download New Cadets U.S. Air Force Academy Cadets read from their training handbooks before conducting physical training during the class of 2025’s recognition at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 10, 2022. Successful completion of recognition formalizes their identity as cadets and allows them to wear the prop and wings insignia on their uniforms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download Past and present Maj. Joshua Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies in formation with Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, and two P-51 Mustangs during the 2022 Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 6, 2022. During the course, aircrew practice ground and flight training to enable civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and U.S. Air Force pilots of current fighter aircraft to fly safely in formations together. The HFTC is also intended to certify airshow pilots for the upcoming airshow season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Morigeau) Details Download Honoring MWDs Liko, a 354th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog, waits in a patrol vehicle at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 7, 2022. National K9 Veterans Day is celebrated annually on March 13. It is a day to commemorate and honor the service and sacrifices of American MWDs throughout history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong) Details Download Rainbow over Raptors F-22 Raptors assigned to the Hawaii Air National Guard 199th Fighter Squadron and 19th Fighter Squadron, are staged on the flightline of Marine Corps Base Kaneohe, Hawaii, March 3, 2022, during Agile Combat Employment exercise Hoʻoikaika. ACE is an operational concept that leverages networks of well-established and austere air bases, multi-capable Airmen, pre-positioned equipment, and airlift to rapidly deploy, disperse and maneuver combat capability throughout a theater. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by 2nd Lt. James Ro) Details Download Agile combat employment U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Chuck Davis and Airman 1st Class Skye Luck, Nevada Air National Guard loadmasters, stand of the ramp of a Nevada C-130 Hercules after completing a training mission at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, March 2, 2022. Airmen from various squadrons and groups from the Nevada ANG participated in the exercise designed to employ the agile combat employment concept across various Hawaiian Islands. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Thomas Cox) Details Download Lightning formation Four F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 355th Fighter Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, fly in a formation during a routine mission over the Indo-Pacific region, March 4, 2022. These missions are flown routinely and visibly to demonstrate commitment to allies and partners through the employment of military forces, demonstrating strategic predictability, while becoming more operationally unpredictable to adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla) Details Download On target Airmen from the 822 Base Defense Squadron operate a MK19 grenade launcher during heavy weapons training, Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., March 3, 2022. The Airmen qualified on heavy weapons enabling them to assume Immediate Response Force status. They fired a variety of weapons including M249, AT4s and the M24 during the Advanced Designated Marksmen course. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Katie Tamesis) Details Download Detail-oriented Airmen from the 190th Air Refueling Wing conduct preflight checks on a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 117th Air Refueling Squadron, Forbes Field Air National Guard Base, Kan., currently stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 10, 2022. The KC-135 can hold up to 200,000 pounds of fuel, which is pumped through the tanker’s flying boom and utilized mid-flight to refuel a variety of aircraft thus extending its global reach to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Yosselin Perla) Details Download Inspection time U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Lance Lynch and Senior Airman Gregory Hogle, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chiefs, conduct a pre-flight inspection on a B-52H Stratofortress prior to takeoff from Andersen Air Force, Guam, to support a bomber mission, March 4, 2022. The missions contribute to joint force lethality and deter aggression in the Indo-Pacific by demonstrating the ability to operate anywhere in the world at any time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan E. Ramos) Details Download Leading the way U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christian Klima, 435th Security Force Squadron instructor, sets up the training area for NATO participants taking part in the tactical leader’s course at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 1, 2022. The course focused on building foundational knowledge and tactical competency to effectively secure military assets and amplify force protection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexcia Givens) 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.