AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo March 31, 2023 Falcon refuel An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 927th Air Refueling Wing, MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., during a Red Flag-Nellis 23-2 mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., March 23, 2023. The 64th AGRS played as the Red Force against Blue Forces Red during one of the U.S. Air Force’s largest combat training exercises designed to improve the interoperability of U.S. and coalition forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Recruiting challenges testimony Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller Kristyn Jones, who is currently performing the duties of Under Secretary of the Air Force, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington, D.C., March 22, 2023. Jones focused primarily on military recruiting challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich) Details Download Thunder and Lightning An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, performs at the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona air show at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 25, 2023. This year marks the squadron’s 70th anniversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicolas A. Myers) Details Download Teamwork Air Force Falcons lacrosse players huddle at center field before a game against Lindenwood University in the Holaday Athletic Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 25, 2023. USAFA defeated Lindenwood 15-6. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download Wolf on the way An MH-139 Grey Wolf takes off from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 23, 2023. The aircraft, set to replace the UH-1N Huey, will provide emergency security response and convoy escort security at U.S. Air Force intercontinental ballistic missile bases. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Capt. Joshua Thompson) Details Download High-five U.S. Air Force pilots from the 25th Fighter Squadron greet South Korea air force pilots assigned to the 102nd FS after completing exercise Buddy Squadron 23-2 at Osan Air Base, South Korea, March 8, 2023. The exercise is a recurring, pre-planned training that provides air and ground operations the ability to improve readiness and train joint interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dwane R. Young) Details Download Weather flush E-3G Sentry aircraft assigned to the 552nd Air Control Wing await clearance to depart during a weather flush exercise at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., March 21, 2023. The 552nd ACW’s mission is to train, develop and employ combat-ready Airmen and weapons systems to deliver decisive command of the air, supporting America’s national security priorities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Paul Shirk) Details Download Securing the night U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Legotti, 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron combat arms instructor, maintains security around a U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II and a U.S. Air Force MQ-9 Reaper while conducting a forward area refueling and rearming point operation during exercise Agile Spartan 23 at an undisclosed location in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, March 21, 2023. The joint training exercise enhances international partnerships and regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gerald R. Willis) Details Download Taking a closer look U.S. Air Force Airmen inspect the propellers of an MC-130J Commando II in support of exercise Freedom Shield 23 at Daegu Air Base, South Korea, March 13, 2023. Freedom Shield integrates elements of live exercises with constructive simulations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Trevor Gordnier) Details Download Mobility snapshot Airman 1st Class Natalie Vandergriff, aerial combat camera journeyman assigned to the 1st Combat Camera Squadron, documents a mobility force training mission over Charleston, S.C., March 13, 2023. The squadron acquires still and motion imagery in support of classified and unclassified air, sea and ground military operations as a fundamental tool of commanders and decision-makers throughout the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew) Details Download Cope Tiger A Republic of Singapore Air Force A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport leads a formation flight with a U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea, two South Korean RSAF F-15SGs and a Royal Thai Air Force F-16ADF during exercise Cope Tiger 23 over Korat Royal Thai Air Base, Kingdom of Thailand, March 22, 2023. The annual exercise aims to improve readiness and the ability of participating forces to operate together while enhancing military relations and combined capabilities (Courtesy Photo) Details Download Marching with pride Air Force basic military training graduates participate in their graduation ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, March 15, 2023. More than 500 Airmen assigned to the 324th Training Squadron graduated from this iteration of BMTS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian Boisvert) Details Download Test mission Maj. Kevin Stout, 40th Flight Test Squadron Detachment 1 commander at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., completes a test mission in an A-10C Thunderbolt II, March 20, 2023. The 40th FLTS Det 1 falls under the 96th Test Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla., and continues developmental tests for the A-10C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John McRell) Details Download Integrated defense Airman 1st Class Jhi Nichols, a fireteam member assigned to the 459th Security Forces Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Md., fires an M240B machine gun at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center, Ohio. Nichols and fellow defenders participated in a two-week Integrated Defense Leadership Course to develop combat readiness skills needed for wartime situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christina Russo) 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.