AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Sept. 30, 2022 A reenlistment to remember Maj. Nicholas Reynolds, 219th Engineering Installation Squadron director of operations, administers the Oath of Enlistment to Staff Sgt. Jessica Middleton, 138th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management technician, while in Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear during Middleton’s reenlistment ceremony at the Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., Sept. 20, 2022. Middleton, an Oklahoma native, has been a member of the 138th Fighter Wing for six years. (Oklahoma Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Imwalle) Details Download Thunder skies An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., during a weapons evaluation mission Sept. 15, 2022. The A-10 offers excellent maneuverability at low airspeeds and altitude while maintaining a highly accurate weapons-delivery platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Makenna Gott) Details Download Hurricane Hunters First Lt. Zach McDermott, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron pilot, goes through pre-flight checks on a WC-130J Super Hercules in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Sept. 22, 2022. The 53rd WRS is currently deployed from their home base at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., to support atmospheric data collection efforts in Hurricane Fiona near the Lesser Antilles. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Details Download Paw patrol Seneca, 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog and explosives detection dog, receives instructions from Staff Sgt. Sirmann Toliver, 409th ESFS military working dog handler, while on patrol at Air Base 201, Niger, Sept. 7, 2022. This will be Seneca's final deployment before she retires after 10 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Perry Aston) Details Download Readying the Raptor U.S Air Force crew chiefs maintain an F-22 Raptor from the Hawaiian Raptor Expeditionary Squadron, a Total Force integrated unit based out of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, conduct a basic post-flight inspection at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Northern Territory, Australia, Sept. 8, 2022. Opportunities to train alongside allies and partners enhance interoperability and bolster a collective ability to support a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mysti Bicoy) Details Download Teamwork in action Airmen assigned to the 36th Wing put up tents during an operational readiness exercise at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Sept. 12, 2022. The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command strategy centers on fielding and sustaining a force capable of combat-credible deterrence posture to win before fighting and if necessary, ready to fight and win. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lauren Clevenger) Details Download Honoring fallen heroes Col. Jason Allen, 81st Training Wing vice commander, and his wife, Mayra, release a lantern during the Gold Star Families Sky Lantern Release at Biloxi Beach, Miss., Sept. 23, 2022. The event, hosted by Keesler Air Force Base, included eco-friendly sky lanterns released in honor of fallen heroes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue) Details Download Preparing for landfall An HH-60G Pave Hawk is loaded into the back of a C-17 Globemaster at Patrick Space Force Base, Fla., Sept. 26, 2022, in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Ian. HC-130J Combat King II and HH-60G helicopters were prepared, pre-flight checked, then flown or loaded to be transported off the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master. Sgt. Kelly Goonan) Details Download Water survival F-22 Raptor pilots train on the emergency raft portion of the Water Survival Training Course at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 15, 2022. There are six sections of the WST consisting of an academic portion, emergency parachute training, parachute disentanglement, drop and drags, emergency raft training and a hoist performed alongside the U.S. Coast Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaela Smith) Details Download Stratofortress sunset The sun sets behind a B-52H Stratofortress on a parking area during exercise Prairie Vigilance at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 21, 2022. Prairie Vigilance tests the Fifth Bomb Wing’s ability to conduct strategic-bomber readiness operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Nottingham) Details Download Fire response Staff Sgt. Larry McIver, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron lead firefighter, removes his gear after a fire response training scenario at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 14, 2022. Osan AB firefighters were evaluated on their ability to rescue a simulated victim in a timely and efficient manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dwane R. Young) Details Download Thunderous performance The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, perform an aerial demonstration during the Air & Space Expo at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 17, 2022. The team performs precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dean Markos) 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.