AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Sept. 2, 2022 Mission extended An F-15E Strike Eagle departs after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over the northeastern United States, Aug. 24, 2022. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions with an array of avionics and electronics systems that give it the capability to fight at low altitudes, day or night, and in all weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hiram Martinez) Details Download Celebratory hug A Team Ukraine athlete hugs Senior Master Sgt. Brian Williams, U.S. Air Force Warrior Games athlete, after the gold medal match in seated volleyball at the 2022 Department of Defense Warrior Games, Aug. 28th, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. The DoD Warrior Games program aims to inspire recovery through adaptive physical fitness and to encourage new opportunities for growth and achievement for wounded, ill or injured service members and veterans. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Erin V. Currie) Details Download Airborne ops U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 11th Airborne Division, also known as Arctic Angels, conduct airborne operations at the Malemute drop zone after exiting an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2022. Training jumps allow the Arctic Angels to stay proficient at their primary function — being a joint forcible entry unit, able to respond and project power across the Pacific within 18 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Patrick Sullivan) Details Download In the dark Staff Sgt. Michael Armatage, 6th Combat Training Squadron joint terminal attack controller, establishes satellite communications to send medical evacuation requests during exercise Rigid Pulse 22-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 18, 2022. Rigid Pulse 22-1 is a readiness culmination exercise used to validate mission essential task lists to support personnel recovery operations in a deployed environment and to refine and exercise agile combat employment capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Pitch Black U.S. Air Force Capt. Cam Garrison, 67th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle pilot, performs pre-flight checks during exercise Pitch Black 2022 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, Aug. 24, 2022. PB22 is a multilateral exercise involving 17 nations and designed to enhance participating countries’ air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters) Details Download Hello, Nova! U.S. Air Force Academy cadet falconers display “Nova,” the school's newest mascot, for visitors at a farm-to-table reception held at the Carlton House at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., Aug. 17, 2022. Since 1956, the falconry club has performed flying demonstrations at thousands of athletic contests and civic events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download Heavy cargo U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron load a U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams into a U.S. C-17A Globemaster III at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Aug. 27, 2022. The 816th EAS conducts rapid global mobility operations vital to the multinational coalition effort dedicated to militarily defeating the Islamic State group of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew) Details Download Night ops Three service members participate in an operations dry run prior to exercise Rigid Pulse at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 18, 2022. Rigid Pulse 22-1 is a readiness culmination exercise used to validate mission essential task lists to support personnel recovery operations in a deployed environment and to refine and exercise agile combat employment capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Easy does it... Senior Airman Jolan Besse, 535th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs a k-loader to load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III in support of an airdrop exercise at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 24, 2022. Airdrop exercises provide Airmen with real-world training opportunities to advance the 15th Wing’s mission of rapid global mobility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Makensie Cooper) Details Download Extraction training Tech. Sgt. Alexander Graves, a special missions aviator from Air Force Global Strike Command’s Det. 7, helps steady an Airman and a litter on the side of a UH-1 Huey’s hoist at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 23, 2022. The 413th FLTS, the Air Force’s only rotary wing developmental test unit, provided realism to the tactical air control party Airmen’s extraction training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.) Details Download Taking aim Tech. Sgt. Reece Dinofsky, 316th Security Support Squadron assistant noncommissioned officer in charge of training, aims an M4 carbine toward a target during a weapons proficiency training exercise at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 23, 2022. Dinofsky acted as a mentor to three Airmen throughout the “shoot, move, communicate” exercise and created simulated events to enhance their training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isabelle Churchill) Details Download Reaper in waiting An MQ-9 Reaper sits on the 361 Expeditionary Attack Squadron flight line at an undisclosed location Aug. 6, 2022. The MQ-9 is an unmanned aircraft capable of remote-controlled or autonomous flight. The 361 EAS operates the aircraft in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Bentley) Details Download This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. 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