AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Dec. 2, 2022 Weapons load crew U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dillon Golden and Staff Sgt. Kenyah Smith, 25th Fighter Generation Squadron weapons load crew members, prepare a GBU-31V3 munition for load onto an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a weapons load crew of the quarter competition at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Nov. 23, 2022. The competing teams were judged on best uniform, best exam score and overall competition winner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell) Details Download Elephant walk Airmen from the 509th Bomb Wing participate in a B-2 Spirit elephant walk, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 7, 2022. The elephant walk was a culmination of this year’s Spirit Vigilance exercise. The exercise series are Air Force Strategic-Air exercises that focuses on the training and readiness of Airmen directly involved in bomber operations, with a specific focus on a different component of bomber operations with each iteration. (U.S. Air Forces photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar) Details Download Under the lights Senior Airman Gunner Berg, 28th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., hooks up a tow bar to a B-1B Lancer for parking after a Bomber Task Force mission at Andersen AFB, Guam, Nov. 12, 2022. BTF missions enhance joint and multilateral readiness to respond to any potential crisis or challenge in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Hannah Malone) Details Download Air-to-air refueling An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron, conducts air-to-air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker during U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 28, 2022. The school trains tactical experts and leaders to control and exploit air, space and cyber on behalf of the joint force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Patrol Air Force security forces trainees patrol an area as part of the field operations block of training during the U.S. Air Force security forces apprentice course at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, Nov. 8, 2022. The field operations course is part of a six-week course designed to teach the basic skills necessary to new security forces Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kara Carrier) Details Download Falcon refuel A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, over an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Nov. 26, 2022. F-16 aircraft routinely conduct presence patrols within the CENTCOM area of responsibility to reassure allies and ensure regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gerald R. Willis) Details Download Red Man training Airmen assigned to the 19th Security Forces Squadron participate in Red Man training at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Nov. 8, 2022. During the training, Airmen are provided with safety gear and a baton-like weapon and must defend themselves from their instructor to prepare for any hand-to-hand combat situation they could encounter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Maria Umanzor Guzman) Details Download Sunset takeoff A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 77th Weapons Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, takes off during a U.S. Air Force Weapons School integration mission at Nellis AFB, Nev., Nov. 22, 2022. The B-1B carries the largest conventional payload of guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Green Flag-West Airman 1st Class Dylan Prusso, 75th Fighter Generation Squadron crew chief, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., climbs on to an A-10C Thunderbolt II during exercise Green Flag-West 23-02 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov. 9, 2022. The 549th Combat Training Squadron completed the Green Flag-West exercise Nov. 2-9, integrating U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force command and control, tactical units, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, while operating from multiple locations across the West Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Commemoration formation Ten F-35 Lightning IIs assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing fly in formation to commemorate the Royal Norwegian Air Force achieving 10,000 flying hours Nov. 16, 2022, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Personnel and aircraft from Norway have been training with the 62nd Fighter Squadron since 2015. (Courtesy photo) Details Download Operation Iron Thunder U.S. Air Force Capt. Coleen Berryhill, 74th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, flies while flanked by A-10 aircraft above the Philippine Sea, Nov. 9, 2022. The aircraft were brought to the Indo-Pacific region in conjunction with Operation Iron Thunder, a Dynamic Force Employment operation that enables training and increases Pacific Air Forces’ ability to remain strategically predictable, but operationally unpredictable in an ever-evolving, competitive and contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Coleen Berryhill) Details Download I see you A U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 23, 2022. The presence of U.S. military personnel and assets in Japan ensures regional stability and security beneficial to all nations in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Yosselin Campos) Details Download Sky high U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alexander Lauher, 29th Weapons Squadron weapons instructor, looks out the back of a C-130J Hercules during a Green Flag-West 23-02 mission over the Pacific Ocean Nov. 7, 2022. To modernize and strengthen the military for strategic competition, the 549th Combat Training Squadron used the exercise to focus on facilitating air operations in maritime surface warfare missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Hexa The HEXA, an electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, sits ready for a test flight at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 16, 2022. Airmen in HEXA training piloted the aircraft via remote control for the first time. The aircraft, which used 18 motors and propellers, flew for approximately 10 minutes and reached a height of about 50 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.) 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.