AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Aug. 12, 2022 Strategic deterrence A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit, assigned to 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., taxis at Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley, Australia, in support of a Bomber Task Force mission, July 25, 2022. The BTF employs the aircraft to conduct joint training and strategic deterrence missions alongside allies and partners in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dylan Nuckolls) Details Download Agile Flag Members from the 822nd Base Defense Squadron engage in a simulated firefight as part of Agile Flag 22-2 in Avon Park Auxiliary Airfield, Fla., July 26, 2022. Agile Flag functioned as a contributing certifying event for the 23rd Wing from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., to validate its ability to deploy, employ, sustain forces and execute priority mission essential tasks in a degraded and operationally limited environment as a lead wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. River Bruce) Details Download Falcons in flight F-16 Fighting Falcons from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., prepare to be refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 161st Air Refueling Wing during a local sortie, Aug. 6, 2022. The 161st ARW, from Goldwater Air National Guard Base, Ariz., conducts regular air refueling missions with their regional partners at Luke AFB. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. James A. Richardson Jr.) Details Download Night vision Maj. Ben Jones, 815th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, prepares for a night vision goggle assault landing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., July 20, 2022. The 815th AS is an Air Force Reserve unit within the 403rd Wing capable of providing an array of aerial support functions such as airlift, airdrop, aeromedical evacuation and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristen Pittman) Details Download The peak of training An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., Aug. 3, 2022. The NTTR provides the warfighter a flexible, realistic and multidimensional battlespace to conduct testing tactics development, and advanced training in support of U.S. national interests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Trevor Bell) Details Download Search and rescue Tech. Sgt. Alex Landers, 40th Helicopter Squadron flight engineer, lowers Maj. Joyanne Tesei, 341st Medical Group flight doctor, out of a UH-N1 Huey during a search and rescue exercise in Sluice Boxes State Park, Mont., Aug. 2, 2022. The purpose of the exercise was to practice SAR missions and hoist operations with guidance from ground units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mary Bowers) Details Download Medical readiness Capt. Aaron Porter, 379th Expeditionary Medical Group nurse, administers an IV bag to a patient during an exercise at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 4, 2022. The exercise tested the readiness and response of Al Udeid AB medical staff with realistic scenarios. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Michael J. Kelly) Details Download Preparing for takeoff Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Rowe, 803rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., marshals an 815th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules for takeoff Aug. 8, 2022. This marked Rowe’s final marshal as he transitions to the role of first sergeant within the Air Force Reserve's 403rd Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristen Pittman) Details Download Acceptance Day U.S. Air Force Academy cadets participate in the annual Acceptance Day Parade on the academy’s Stillman Field, Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 5, 2022. During the event, cadets receive their fourth-class shoulder boards to recognize completing Basic Cadet Training and to signify their acceptance into the Cadet Wing. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download Arctic Thunder The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform during the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 29, 2022. The Thunderbirds are scheduled to perform nearly 70 air shows in almost three dozen locations this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jordan Smith) 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.