AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Sept. 16, 2022 Securing the night An Airman assigned to the 35th Security Forces Squadron responds to simulated aerial missile attacks during exercise Beverly Sunrise 22-06 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 31, 2022. The exercise is part of an effort to incorporate Agile Combat Employment, a proactive and reactive operational scheme of maneuver executed within threat timelines to increase survivability and continue to generate combat power despite enemy attempts at saturation attacks on forward airfields. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Antwian Hanks) Details Download Locked in An F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker with the 155th Air Refueling Wing, over Texas, Aug. 25, 2022. F-22 pilots received fuel from the 173rd Air Refueling Squadron to prepare for their air show in South Padre Island, Texas. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Alexander D. Schriner) Details Download Patriot Day Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall pays respect to the fallen at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City, Sept. 8, 2022. The memorial is a tribute of remembrance for the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, and honoring those involved in rescue and recovery operations. (Courtesy photo) Details Download Friendship flight From back to front, U.S. Air Force Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, German air force Air Chief Lt. Gen. Ingo Gerhartz, and Royal Australian Air Force Air Marshal Rob Chipman, chief of RAAF, fly their fighter aircraft over Australia’s Northern Territory Sept. 5, 2022, during a demonstration of friendship and cooperative leadership. Wilsbach flew an F-22 Raptor, Gerhartz a Eurofighter, and Chipman an RAAF EA-18G, as part of a dynamic force employment demonstration designed to increase the lethality of forces in contested environments and improve interoperability among the joint, allied, and partner nation members. (Photo by German air force Senior Master Sgt. Christian Timmig) Details Download Falcons ready to soar Air Force Falcons football players take the field alongside Nova, their falcon mascot, before a game against Northern Iowa in Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 3, 2022. Air Force defeated Northern Iowa 48-17 in the regular-season opener. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download Sentry refuel A U.S. Air Force E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft assigned to the 968th Expeditionary Airborne Air Control Squadron conducts aerial refueling operations within the U.S. Air Forces Central area of responsibility Sept. 6, 2022. AFCENT forces remain postured to uphold whole-of-government diplomacy efforts promoting security and regional stability in the Middle East. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew) Details Download Let the sparks fly Tech. Sgt. Ryan Rinn, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Innovation Lab noncommissioned officer in charge, uses a power saw to cut a metal plank Sept. 1, 2022, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. All Airmen are encouraged to use the lab’s equipment to make various items like plaques, racked and 3D-printed models. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman William Lunn) Details Download Airman's best friend A military working dog and its handler from the 820th Base Defense Group, 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing, pose for a photo at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Ga., Sept. 6, 2022. The 820th BDG and 23rd Security Forces Squadron K-9 units instructed the military working dogs on water conditioning, aquatic patrol, deep water retrieval, water obstacles, bite work while in water and amphibious Tactical Combat Casualty Care. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Katie Tamesis) Details Download Securing the load Tech. Sgt. Jose Cardoza, C-17A Globemaster III loadmaster assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, measures the restraints on a U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank 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 defeating the Islamic State group of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew) Details Download Defensive maneuvers A C-17 Globemaster III from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, and its associate reserve unit the 514th AMW, based at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., dispenses flares during a resupply mission with a low-level ingress into a hostile location while responding to simulated surface to air missiles fired by an enemy at Bollen Range on Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., Aug. 22, 2022. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Jon Dahms) Details Download Off we go... Staff Sgt. Erik Carlson, 58th Rescue Squadron pararescue team leader, ensures pararescuemen exit the aircraft at the correct time to ensure landing on target over Spring Valley, during routine jump training at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 31, 2022. The Airmen train regularly to ensure when they are called to do their job, every member of the team can perform at their peak. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Lightning in the sky An F-35A Lightning II from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., moves away from a KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell AFB, Kan., after being refueled Aug. 23, 2022, over Michigan. The F-35A is the Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Willis) Details Download Piercing the sky An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test Sept. 7, 2022, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif. ICBM test launches demonstrate that the U.S. ICBM fleet is relevant, essential and key to leveraging dominance in an era of strategic competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ryan Quijas) Details Download Pre-flight checks Senior Airman Teagan McArthur, 154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, runs pre-flight checks on an F-22 Raptor prior to taxiing at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Northern Territory, Australia, Aug. 30, 2022. Pacific Air Forces Airmen and aircraft operate throughout the Indo-Pacific to help maintain an international rules-based order. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Biese) 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.