AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo June 17, 2022 Sound of freedom The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, known as the Thunderbirds, fly over Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the opening ceremonies of the 106th running of the Indy 500 in Indianapolis, Ind., May 28, 2022. This was the second time in Indy 500 history that the Thunderbirds provided the flyover for the opening ceremonies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew D. Sarver) Details Download Battle buddies Master Sgt. Samantha Boylan holds a light for Tech. Sgts. Shelby McCullough and Raveen Simone Jones as they record casualty information for a field exercise during Agile Rage 22 at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., June 7, 2022. Agile Rage 22 is a National Guard Bureau-exercise that provides realistic training opportunities, mimicking current and future combat environments as dictated by the National Defense Strategy. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Shane Hughes) Details Download Flares out U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron, set off flares behind a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 50th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, after an in-flight refueling within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, June 10, 2022. The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Sokolov) Details Download Battling a blaze Staff Sgt. Robert Dickson, 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron crew chief, Airman 1st Class Justin Popovich, 22nd CES firefighter, and Jeffery Sturgeon, 22nd CES crew chief, extinguish a simulated engine fire at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., June 9, 2022. Training for Air Force and civilian firefighters provides the opportunity to experience putting out fires in various situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Willis) Details Download Patrolling the skies A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing, conducts a presence patrol mission with coalition and regional partners across the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, June 8, 2022. Presence patrol missions demonstrate the U.S.-led coalition’s commitment to promoting regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew) Details Download Ready for whatever comes next Tech. Sgt. Jerome Williams, 433rd Crisis Response Flight command and control operations craftsman, sits on a C-130J Super Hercules prior to take off in Guatemala City, Guatemala, June 11, 2022. Williams is in Guatemala in support of Resolute Sentinel 22, which is a multi-national training opportunity that offers real-world benefits to U.S. and partner nation military personnel and the people of Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador by promoting well-being and readiness in addition to building long-term partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Cossaboom) Details Download Good morning, Guam A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., is pushed into a parking spot at Andersen AFB, Guam, after supporting a Bomber Task Force integration mission in the Indo-Pacific region, June 6, 2022. Bomber Task Force missions strengthen the collective ability of the U.S. and its allies and partners to maintain a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nicholas Priest) Details Download One last flight Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., Air Force Materiel Command commander, is hosed down after his fini-flight at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, June 8, 2022. The fini-flight is an Air Force tradition where family, friends and coworkers hose down an aviator following his final flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez) Details Download Load ‘er up Staff Sgt. Schnathan Johnson, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load team chief, and Airman 1st Class Marcus Macias, 96th AMU weapons load crew member, load a CBU-105 munition to a B-52H Stratofortress during Combat Hammer at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 7, 2022. Exercise Combat Hammer is a part of the Weapon System Evaluation Program and evaluates U.S. Air Force air-to-ground weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan E. Ramos) Details Download Building bonds Tech. Sgt. Marissa Acosta, 776th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron command executive, holds a young girl at Chabelley Village, Djibouti, June 9, 2022. While visiting the village, Airmen with the 776th EABS and soldiers with Task Force Red Dragon built a swing set for the village school, assessed the school’s electricity and gave out clothes, toys and sweets to children. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Josiah Meece) Details Download Combat training Two F-35A Lightning IIs and two F-15E Strike Eagles fly in a formation after a combat training mission in the Nevada Test and Training Range air space to signify the history of the 65th Aggressor Squadron and its reactivation at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 9, 2022. Gen. Mark Kelly, Air Combat Command commander, flew an F-15E against the unit’s first assigned F-35 and newest commander, Lt. Col. Brandon Nauta, before the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Details Download Seeing red Capt. Tyler Olson, 77th Fighter Squadron executive officer, walks through red smoke during Combat Survival Training at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 6, 2022. Pilots were undergoing Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape training in which they had to survive and make contact with proper sources after landing in simulated enemy territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madeline Herzog) 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.