AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo April 8, 2022 Roaring Thunder The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" fly over Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 31, 2022. The Thunderbirds landed at the 20th Fighter Wing in preparation for the Shaw Air and Space Expo April 2-3. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madeline Herzog) Details Download Forward march! Cadets are motivated to march from the Terrazzo to their respective dormitories to begin 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 In the shadows A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, take off from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., April 4, 2022. The stealth bombers integrated with B-1 Lancers from Ellsworth AFB and Dyess AFB, as part of Exercise Agile Tiger. Agile Tiger tests the ability to equip, sustain, move and maneuver deliberately trained Airmen across a network of bases to complicate adversary targeting, preserve combat power, and fight from a position of advantage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria Hommel) Details Download Establishing comms Master Sgt. Caleb Frisbie, 242nd Combat Communications Squadron, sets up and tests communication equipment for the Agile Battle Labs Communications Demonstration Unit at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 24, 2022. The Agile Battle Lab works with Air Force organizations to effectively train Airmen and bring forward changes that increase the organic capabilities of lead wings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar) Details Download Polar Force An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing flies over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, in support of Polar Force 22-4, March 30, 2022. This is the first Polar Force to be led by the 3rd Wing, with the primary focus on developing Agile Combat Employment and the U.S. Pacific Air Forces’ ability to fight in a contested, anti-access area denial environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Patrick Sullivan) Details Download Attention to detail A 492nd Fighter Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, performs inspections of flight equipment at Andravida Air Base, Greece, March 28, 2022. Technicians ensure the function and reliability of the flight equipment in their care allowing aircrew to accomplish their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Malissa Lott) Details Download Show of force A formation of 42 F-35A Lightning II’s assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing, wait on the flight line during a routine readiness exercise at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 25, 2022. The capabilities demonstration represents the culmination of the dedicated efforts of the 354th Fighter Wing, with each Airman providing vital contributions to ensure Eielson AFB is ready to deliver airpower anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jose Miguel T. Tamondong) Details Download Let the sparks fly Airman 1st Class Angel Felix, 18th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technician, performs metal inert gas welding at Kadena Air Base, Japan, March 28, 2022. Aircraft metal technicians fabricate and weld components to ensure reliable operability of mission-essential aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sebastian Romawac) Details Download Off we go! An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 15, 2022. The F-15Cs will no longer be assigned to Nellis AFB and will be reassigned to the 53rd Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by William R. Lewis) Details Download End of the road Maj. Joshua Brown, 673rd Surgical Operations Squadron Surgical Services flight commander, hikes into Nome, Alaska, as he completes the final leg of the Iditarod Trail Invitational 1,000-mile ultramarathon, March 24, 2022. Brown is the first active duty service member to compete in the ITI 1,000 and partnered with the We Are All Recruiters program to represent the Air Force at tribal villages along the route. Brown placed 3rd out of 13 competitors in his category, finishing the race in 24 days, 21 hours, and 51 minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Patrick Sullivan) Details Download First flight The Hexa, an electric, vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, hovers in the air during its first test flight at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 4, 2022. The Hexa team completed the aircraft’s first unmanned flight test via remote control. The aircraft, which used 18 motors and propellors, flew for approximately 10 minutes and reached a height of about 50 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.) Details Download One last hug Staff Sgt. Jonathan Agudo, 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of wing communication security, says goodbye to his children before deploying from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., March 30, 2022. U.S. forces deployed to multiple NATO nations to assure allies and deter further aggression in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch) 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.