AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Feb. 24, 2023 Start your engines Aerospace propulsion system specialists from the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, perform post maintenance engine testing on a F110-129 turbofan aircraft engine, Feb. 16, 2023, in Duluth, Minn. Aerospace propulsion system specialists, also known as jet engine mechanics, remove, install, inspect, repair and modify engines, engine modules and components. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Audra Flanagan) Details Download Contingency response U.S. Air Force Capt. Shailey Dao, flight nurse, receives in-flight contingency response training from a Royal Australian Air Force service member while aboard a C-27J Spartan during exercise Cope North 2023 near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 14, 2023. The U.S., Australia and Japan displayed the coalition’s interoperability and airpower resilience and survivability across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jao’Torey Johnson) Details Download Delta formation over Daytona The U.S. Air Force’s Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" kick off the 2023 Daytona 500 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Fla., Feb. 19, 2023. The flyover celebrated the 65th Daytona 500, NASCAR’s 75th anniversary, and the Thunderbirds’ 70th birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dakota B. Carter) Details Download Under cover Senior Airman Christopher Goodwyn, 22nd Security Forces Squadron patrolman, provides security for his team during joint training at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Feb. 3, 2023. The Airmen trained with Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kan., to practice tactical takeoffs and landings in a UH-60 Blackhawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tryphena Mayhugh) Details Download Under the radar An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 58th Fighter Squadron, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is shown on the flightline at MacDill AFB, Fla., Feb. 13, 2023. The F-35A is designed to perform in an advanced threat environment, providing next-generation stealth, enhanced situational awareness, and reduced vulnerability for the U.S. and allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Hastings) Details Download Accelerating the Legacy More than 600 Accelerating the Legacy 2023 participants, to include Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and retired Lt. Col. James H. Harvey, documented original Tuskegee Airman, join for a photo following the Accelerating the Legacy 2023 banquet in Charleston, S.C., Feb. 16, 2023. Accelerating the Legacy is an aviation heritage event that honors the Tuskegee Airmen’s legacy, offers professional development and networking opportunities to Total Force Airmen, and inspires the next generation of aviation professionals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) Details Download Hot pit A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II from the 25th Fighter Squadron receives a hot-pit refuel at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Feb. 9, 2023. To support Osan AB’s high operational-tempo mission, the fuels service center operates 24 hours a day with members standing by for emergency refueling or maintenance support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell) Details Download Falcon on patrol A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, flies a combat patrol mission within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Feb. 13, 2023. The fighter aircraft routinely conduct patrols within the CENTCOM AOR to provide combat airpower and ensure regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta) Details Download By any stretch U.S. Air Force Academy cadet Oliver Zavel competes in the ring exercise portion of the gymnastics tournament against Army West Point and the University of California at the academy’s Cadet West Gym in Colorado, Feb. 11, 2023. The USAFA Falcons won and posted a season-high score of 397.650. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download Building a Reaper U.S. Air Force aircraft maintainers assigned to the 119th Wing positions an MQ-9 Reaper on to jacks to prepare for a landing gear swing at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 9, 2023. Placing the aircraft onto jacks allows the landing gear to swing down into place so maintainers can begin the assembly process. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Christa Anderson) Details Download Fueled up 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 within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Feb. 13, 2023. The 908th EARS delivers fuel for U.S. and partner nation forces, extending the reach and combat airpower dominance to the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta) Details Download Helping those in need Airman 1st Class Kaylan Bartlett, 728th Air Mobility Squadron aircraft services technician, and Staff Sgt. Jason Dumag, 728th AMS ramp controller, prepare to unload medical shelters and equipment at Incirlik Air Base, Türkiye, Feb. 18, 2023. The medical shelters and equipment will be utilized to provide aid to those in need following the earthquakes that struck Türkiye Feb. 6, 2023. The U.S. military is working in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the government of Türkiye, allies and partners to provide relief to the people of Türkiye. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua T. Crossman) Details Download Wheels down A C-130 Hercules from the Savannah Air National Guard prepares to land at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Feb. 16, 2023, while transporting participants for Accelerating the Legacy 2023. Accelerating the Legacy is an aviation heritage event that honors the Tuskegee Airmen’s legacy, offers professional development and networking opportunities to Total Force Airmen, and inspires the next generation of aviation professionals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) Details Download Call it in Airman 1st Class Damien Nuey, 6th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal apprentice, communicates with his unit during an alert response at Crystal Beach, Fla., Feb. 14, 2023. The 6th CES EOD unit responds to reports of military ordnance that may be found within several counties surrounding the Tampa region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Hastings) 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.