AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Oct. 14, 2022 Warrior Ethos Cadet First Class Tatum Boldt participates in the Commandant's Challenge at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 5, 2022. The challenge is an annual event at the Academy focused on military training, warrior ethos and teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download SECAF visits JBLE Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall arrives at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 23, 2022. Kendall toured multiple units throughout JBLE, meeting with Airmen and leaders to foster open communication and listen to firsthand concerns of military members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaela Smith) Details Download Orange Flag An F-35A Lightning II participates in exercise Orange Flag at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 14, 2022. Orange Flag is the Air Force Test Center’s all-domain, large force test series focused on advanced technology, kill-web integration and analysis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Giancarlo Casem) Details Download One last push Airman 1st Class Nathaniel Battle, 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron ground transportation operator, pushes a pallet of munitions onto a K-loader at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 20, 2022. The 379th ELRS ground transport team moved munitions to a staging area, where they were later loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Michael J. Kelly) Details Download Live fire training Firefighters from the 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron participate in live-fire training at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., Sept. 19, 2022. The exercise provided firsthand experience with tools and techniques required for fighting aircraft fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Stassney Davis) Details Download Point & shoot Airmen fire the M240B machine gun on a tripod during a shooting exercise as part of the Lightweight Machine Gun course at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, Oct. 4, 2022. The two-week training event offers weapons familiarization in multiple conditions and is designed to prepare the Airmen for mission demands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian Boisvert) Details Download Training the next generation The sun rises behind an F-35 Lighting II at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 22, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leandra Garcia) Details Download Special tactics Special tactics Airmen from the 24th Special Operations Wing are hoisted into a UH-1N Huey provided by Fairchild Air Force Base at Long Lake, Wash., Oct. 6, 2022. The Airmen used the opportunity to test for their medical evacuation and water operations certification. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Morgan Dailey) Details Download Viper refuel An F-16 Fighting Falcon with the Viper Demonstration Team at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., lines up with a KC-135 Stratotanker from Altus AFB, Okla., to receive fuel Sept. 29, 2022. An F-16 holds 450 gallons which equal up to 3,060 pounds of fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Christenson) Details Download Path to victory Air Force Falcons running back John Lee Eldridge III runs the ball over a Navy football player during a game against the Midshipmen at the U.S. Air Force Academy in, Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 1, 2022. The Falcons were victorious 13-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download 72-hour mission A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a B-52 Stratofortress, departing McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn., for a 72-hour endurance mission Oct. 6, 2022. For more than 72 hours, the KC-135 only landed to refuel, change crews, and service engine oil while keeping at least one engine running. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jenna A. Bond) Details Download Homecoming Airmen from the 355th Wing and 563rd Rescue Group greet family and friends on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 8, 2022. The Airmen returned home to their families after a deployment overseas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kaitlyn Ergish) Details Download Strike Eagles Two F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, taxi on the flight line at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Oct. 3, 2022. RAF Mildenhall hosts transient aircraft throughout the year which allows the Expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Hetlage) Details Download Graduation Ceremony A military training instructor stands with new Airmen during graduation from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 5, 2022. More than 600 Airmen from the 433rd Training Squadron graduated during the weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Vanessa R. Adame) 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.