AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo April 1, 2022 Fueling the Falcon An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 91st Air Refueling Squadron, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, while participating in Red Flag-Nellis 22-2 over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., March 16, 2022. During Red Flag, the aggressor nation refines threat replication, applies advanced threats and jamming capabilities, and increases threat capabilities to maximize training in non-permissive environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josey Blades) Details Download Tahoe from above U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sydney Goddard (left) and Airman First Class Jaylin Ford (right), Nevada Air National Guard loadmasters, sit on the ramp of a C-130 Hercules over Lake Tahoe during a civic leader orientation flight, March 25, 2022. Local civic leaders participated in the orientation flight to increase their awareness about the Nevada Air National Guard and help them better understand the missions that the Airmen execute daily. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Thomas Cox) Details Download Cold start A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, starts its engines during Exercise Rainier War 22A at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 23, 2022. The exercise is designed to demonstrate the 62nd Airlift Wing’s ability to operate and survive while defeating challenges to the U.S. military advantage in all operating domains – air, land, sea and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Casner) Details Download Catching a lift U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Rafael Del Real, a military working dog handler with the 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, carries his MWD Kevin during a ruck march as part of The Rock’s Military Working Dog Competition at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 12, 2022. Throughout the day, the MWD teams competed in various events such as explosive detection, a 2.45-mile ruck, an obedience test and various scenarios checking the team's endurance, communication and job knowledge. Participants included a Navy and Army team from the Army Support Group, Kuwait Department of Emergency Services from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and four teams from the 386th ESFS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Patrick Evenson) Details Download Weapons check U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Benson, left, 33rd Rescue Squadron weapons expediter, and Staff Sgt. David Shelton, right, 33rd RQS weapons team chief, inspect weapons at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 23, 2022. The HH-60G Pave Hawk’s primary function is to recover personnel in hostile conditions, day or night, no matter the weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Moses Taylor) Details Download Raptor check up U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Gibson, a 525th Fighter Squadron F-22 Raptor pilot, performs a preflight inspection before take-off during Polar Force 22-4 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 30, 2022. Polar Force is a readiness exercise centered on developing service members for worldwide deployment, proficient in crisis response, and ready to deter aggressors by emphasizing regional stability and the U.S.’s commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Emily Farnsworth) Details Download Wings over Columbus The USAF Thunderbird aircraft perform aerial maneuvers during the Wings Over Columbus 2022 Airshow March 25, 2022, at Columbus Air Force Base, MS. Eight officers serve as the Thunderbirds highly experienced pilots, and four serve in critical roles from medical support to public affairs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jake Jacobsen) Details Download Swimming towards recovery U.S. Air Force Ret. Capt. Heather Wright, an Air Force Wounded Warrior athlete, competes in a swimming competition at the Blossom Aquatic Center, San Antonio, Texas, on March 24, 2022. The trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sergeant James R. Crow) Details Download Indo-Pacific formation A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, flies in formation with Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs, two EA-18 Growlers, two RAAF F/A-18F Super Hornets and two U.S. Air Force F-16C Aggressors from Eielson AFB, Alaska during a training mission in the Indo-Pacific region, March 23, 2022. The U.S. trains alongside allies and partners to demonstrate interoperability and bolster the collective ability to support a free and open Indo-Pacific. This most recent mission was no exception. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Hailey Haux) Details Download Firefighter in training Staff Sgt. Alex Rowe, a 374th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, demonstrates using a fire hose during a community outreach tour at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 19, 2022. Yokota Air Base has a relationship with its neighboring local leaders and communities, as it works to involve Airmen and locals with informative tours, base events and cultural exchanges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Lackey) Details Download Friendly formation A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress flies alongside Royal Air Force of Oman Eurofighter Typhoons above Oman, March 29, 2022. The bomber’s flight originated at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, and flew over the East Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula, and the Red Sea before departing the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jerreht Harris) Details Download Preflight checks Maj. Abby Gromowsky, 535th Airlift Squadron pilot, conducts a preflight inspection prior to a flight honoring Women’s History Month at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam March 23, 2022. A preflight inspection consists of a visual and operational check of controls around the aircraft before the flight ensuring the safety of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Makensie Cooper) 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.