AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Jan. 20, 2023 Mission ready A C-17 Globemaster III sits on the flightline at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Jan. 3, 2023. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to operating locations around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Silvera) Details Download Al Dhafra all-call U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass answer questions during an all-call with Airmen and Guardians at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Jan. 8, 2023. The senior leaders’ stop at Al Dhafra AB was one of many across Air Force Central Command to recognize and thank Airmen and Guardians who protect the U.S., allies and partners’ national security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sabatino DiMascio) Details Download Flight of the Flock Two U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando IIs assigned to the 1st Special Operations Squadron fly in formation during the Flight of the Flock training event at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 5, 2023. The event is an opportunity to flex combat capabilities while strengthening teamwork through friendly competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Redin) Details Download Reviewing orders Airman 1st Class Cecilia Whitney, C-17 Globemaster III aircraft maintainer assigned to the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, reviews her technical order during pre-flight checks of the aircraft in support of a mission generation exercise at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Jan. 5, 2023. The exercise kicked off Mobility Guardian 23 and involved the launch of 24 C-17s for the largest-ever show-of-force formation flight over Charleston Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew) (This photo has been altered for security purposes by blurring out the tablet screen.) Details Download Modernizing capabilities An F-35A Lightning II flies above the Mojave Desert, Calif., during a test flight, Jan. 6, 2023. A developmental test team from the 461st Flight Test Squadron conducted the first flight of an F-35 in the Technology Refresh 3 configuration at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Details Download Rendering aid Special tactics Airmen with the 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1, render medical aid to a simulated combat casualty in an arctic environment as an Alaska Army National Guard HH-60M Black Hawk from the approaches during a training exercise at Camp Mad Bull, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2023. Based out of MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., 24th SOW Detachment 1 consists of 54 members across 15 job codes forming four agile teams, whose primary role is to bare base, rapidly turn undeveloped locations into fully functional bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña) Details Download Foggy FOD walk Airmen from the 171st Air Refueling Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., conduct a Foreign Object Debris walk on the airfield where the KC-135 Stratotankers are parked as a dense fog rolls in, Jan. 4, 2023. FOD walks are designed for the clean-up of an area or flightline, retrieving trash, rocks, loose metal objects, or anything else that may be or could become a hazard to aircraft or personnel. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David Kujawa) Details Download Tight fit Staff Sgt. Zachary Lester, 8th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, shines a light inside an F-16 Fighting Falcon at the ‘Hush House’ on Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Jan. 9, 2023. Before firing an engine in the Hush House, Airmen verify every aspect of the aircraft is in good working order to prevent mishaps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Shannon Braaten) Details Download Aerial maneuvers Capt. Samuel Larson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander and pilot, performs an aerial maneuver during a practice flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Jan. 6, 2023. This demonstration was a part of a practice flight, in addition to being a flyover performance celebrating the 71st Fighter Generation Squadron assumption of command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaela Smith) Details Download Fueling the mission An Airman assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing carries a fuel hose to a C-17 Globemaster III prior to takeoff at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Jan. 5, 2023. This mission generation exercise kicked off Mobility Guardian 23 and involved the launch of 24 C-17s for the largest-ever show-of-force formation flight over Charleston Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Cossaboom) Details Download Airpower! A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot flies within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 4, 2023. The F-16’s mission is to deliver airpower, fortify U.S. commitment to partner nations, and provide regional stability within the AOR. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak) Details Download Cold-water rescue Fire protection specialists assigned to the 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron conduct ice rescue training at Six Mile Lake on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 8, 2023. After completing a classroom course, the JBER firefighters tested their skills in a series of scenarios designed to simulate real-world rescues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Patrick Sullivan) Details Download Globemaster maintenance Staff Sgt. Vince Sarmiento, 8th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron aerospace propulsion specialist, performs maintenance on a C-17 Globemaster III engine at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 17, 2023. Aerospace propulsion specialists test, maintain and repair all parts of the engine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Britten) Details Download Securing the perimeter Senior Airman Brandon Heyman, 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron security forces specialist, maintains a defensive perimeter around an F-15E Strike Eagle at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Dec. 29, 2022. An HC-130J Combat King II crew and expeditionary maintenance Airmen recovered two F-15Es after weather forced pilots to divert to an alternate airfield within the CENTCOM AOR. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gerald R. Willis) 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.