AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Oct. 28, 2022 Pre-flight checks Senior Airman Austin Sondergard, 605th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs pre-flight checks on a KC-10 Extender at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Oct. 10, 2022. Sondergard underwent brain surgery to remove an arteriovenous malformation, and later suffered losses to both memory, speech and motor skills due to a stroke. Now recovered, Sondergard returned to his duties as a crew chief and his hobby as an avid powerlifter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matt Porter) Details Download Fueling a Falcon An F-16 Fighting Falcon moves into position to receive fuel from a 168th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise RED FLAG-Alaska at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Oct. 20, 2022. RF-A is a two-week advanced aerial combat training exercise which aims to offer realistic air-combat training for military pilots and other flight crew members from the United States and allied countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman David Phaff) Details Download Airfield damage recovery Senior Airman Mark Morgan, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron structures journeyman, sweeps water over the dried cement during a Rapid Airfield Damage Recovery exercise at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Oct. 7, 2022. Airmen assigned to the 386th ECES demonstrated agile combat employment during the exercise by handling jobs outside of their day-to-day expertise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley N. Mikaio) Details Download Learning from above The 412th Test Wing, in conjunction with NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, conduct a flyover over Antelope Valley, Calif., Oct.12, 2022, ahead of the 2022 Aerospace Valley Air Show. The flyover provided students from over 55 schools with a visible representation of lesson plans created by the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and NASA. The flights also provided crews valuable training time in skills such as formation flying and time on targets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Dyer) Details Download Navigating new terrain Adja, a German Shepard military working dog assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, passes through a training tube in the 380th ESFS obedience yard, Oct. 20, 2022 at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. By practicing in the obedience yard, handlers ensure their MWD is familiar with different obstacles, so they are not impeded by new terrain on the job. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi) Details Download A new generation More than 700 Airmen and Guardians assigned to the 326th Training Squadron graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 19, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Vanessa R. Adame) Details Download Landing in the shadows A C-17 Globemaster III lands on the runway after an evening sortie during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 23-1 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 12, 2022. Airmen from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are participating in Red Flag-Alaska, as part of exercise Rainier War 22B. Rainier War is designed to evaluate and exercise JB Lewis-McChord’s ability to generate, employ and sustain rapid global mobility into and in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific areas of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Sutton) Details Download Look out below Tech. Sgt. David Gwin, 736th Security Forces Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of training operations, rappels down a U.S. Navy explosive Ordnance disposal tower on Naval Base Guam, Oct. 21, 2022. The 736th SFS, 554th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineers and 36th Contingency Response Squadron participated in the training exercise aimed toward updating and refreshing their skills in rappelling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lauren Clevenger) Details Download Night flight A pilot assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, 33rd Fighter Wing, prepares for a night flying training mission in an F-35A Lightning II, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 19, 2022. Night flying is performed monthly to ensure pilots are proficient in every capability of the F-35A. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leandra Garcia) Details Download Water confidence training Combat rescue officer candidates participate in water confidence training during the CRO Phase II Screener at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2022. Water confidence training is also used as a tool to measure the stress tolerance of Air Force Special Warfare candidates. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman William Turnbull) Details Download Flying by Fuji A U.S. Air Force UH-1N Iroquois assigned to the 459th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a training mission Oct. 25, 2022. The 459th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient with flight skills necessary to support contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe) Details Download Fire Prevention Week Staff Sgt. Dallin Wilson, 341st Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department crew chief, passes out plastic firefighter hats to children at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., Oct. 12, 2022. The fire department visited the Child Development Center during their 2022 Fire Prevention Week to teach children about fire safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mary Bowers) Details Download Extending the mission A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle assigned to the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron conducts aerial refueling operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Oct 15, 2022. The 335 EFS delivers airpower and showcases U.S. commitment to deterrence and regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta) Details Download Ready to fly U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor pilots assigned to the 90th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron walk to their jets at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, Oct. 17, 2022. The 90th EFS conducted agile combat employment and integrated with Royal Netherlands air force F-35A Lightning IIs and U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing in RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. Continued collaboration and integration of ACE alongside RNLAF counterparts and other NATO allies improve the resilience and survivability of coalition airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Sukhlall) 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.