AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo March 3, 2023 On patrol A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 389th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, flies a combat patrol mission within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Feb. 18, 2023. Fighter aircraft routinely conduct patrols within the CENTCOM AOR to ensure combat airpower dominance, deter adversaries, and ensure regional security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta) Details Download A special moment Retired Lt. Col. James Harvey, an original Tuskegee Airman, speaks with Capt. Nic Young, 437th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment flight commander, during Accelerating the Legacy Feb. 16, 2023, in Charleston, S.C. Accelerating the Legacy is a three-day Black History Month aviation heritage event which honors the past, develops the present, and promotes the future of aviation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Parker) Details Download Always ready Maintainers from the 23rd Air Expeditionary Wing perform a post-flight inspection on an A-10 Thunderbolt II during Operation Forward Tiger at Muniz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, Feb. 16, 2023. The Air Forces Southern exercise is designed to increase combat readiness alongside humanitarian assistance and disaster response capabilities with U.S. partners and allies throughout the Caribbean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jessica H. Smith-McMahan) Details Download Combat-ready Senior Airman Michael Saterfield, 96th Security Forces Squadron, fires a round at a target during a training scenario Feb. 21, 2023, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The scenario was part of a new consolidated training curriculum created by Eglin AFB’s security forces unit that combines the defenders’ requirements with combat-ready deployment exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.) Details Download Wet Talons Three T-38C Talons dry out after a downpour on the flightline at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., Feb. 9, 2023. The aircraft are one tool in the Undergraduate Pilot Training curriculum allowing pilots to go on and fly fighter or bomber aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathy Duran) Details Download High-five for healing Senior Airman Darryl Holley and retired Senior Airman Sharliett Cardenas, Air Force Wounded Warrior wheelchair rugby competitors, high-five each other after a play at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 23, 2023. The Air Force Trials are a Paralympic-style competition featuring adaptive sports that use equipment tailored to the needs of the athletes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jhobany Sanchez) Details Download Mountain bank An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron takes off at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 27, 2023. The F-22 is a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force and is designed to project air dominance rapidly and at great distances to defeat threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Patrick Sullivan) Details Download Build it up U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Samuel Gainey, 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron, Civil Engineer Flight, connects modular sections of a tent during construction at Air Base 101, Niger, Feb. 6, 2023. The tent can be built and covered in a single day, providing the ability to quickly create a functional structure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Matkin) Details Download Night moves A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II, assigned to the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, is prepared for a forward area refueling point exercise in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Feb. 15, 2023. FARP specialists provide a unique refueling capability, extending the reach of a variety of aircraft in austere locations across the CENTCOM AOR. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak) Details Download Feeling the heat Firefighters extinguish a fire during fire training for exercise Cope North on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 22, 2023. Cope North is an annual field training exercise allowing partner nations to hone vital readiness skills while enhancing interoperability among multiple mission areas to include air superiority, interdiction, electronic warfare, tactical airlift and aerial refueling capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Spencer Perkins) Details Download Mission started A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron takes off from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of a Bomber Task Force mission, Feb. 21, 2023. The BTF missions demonstrate the bomber’s ability to rapidly deploy anywhere, anytime and provide lethal precision global strike options for combatant commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Michael Caggiano) Details Download Ready for takeoff Capt. Madeleine Girardot, 40th Airlift Squadron pilot, prepares for a flight during exercise Forward Tiger at the Luis Muniz Marin International Airport in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Feb. 18, 2023. The exercise focused on the critical value of air mobility in accomplishing agile combat employment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Courtney Sebastianelli) Details Download Chocks up! Crew chiefs assigned to the 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron run toward a 23rd Bomb Squadron B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 23, 2023, to remove the chocks and launch the aircraft to Moron Air Base, Spain, to participate in Bomber Task Force 23-2. The U.S. maintains a strong, credible strategic bomber force that enhances the security and stability of allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael A. Richmond) Details Download Choke hold Staff Sgt. Jared Elliot, puts Airman 1st Class Hunter Warren, 96th Security Forces Squadron, in a choke hold during a training class Feb. 16, 2023, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The class was part of a new consolidated training curriculum that combines the security forces unit’s requirements with combat-ready deployment exercises. (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.