AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo April 14, 2023 Bank on it An Air Force F-22 Raptor performs a flyover and air demonstration during noon meal formation at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 12, 2023. Air demonstration events aim to cultivate warrior ethos, encourage a future-focused mindset and supplement existing character, leadership, and officer development efforts with cadets. (U.S Air Force Photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download Rolled up Tech. Sgt. Tristan Geray, 40th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, wraps up a fuel hose during Operation Night King in the California desert, March 26, 2023. During the exercise, the 40th AS tested Multi-Capable Airman concepts by empowering aircrew to assist in rapid refueling procedures while simultaneously moving people, equipment or supplies on and off the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Porter) Details Download Out in full force Four thousand Airmen and 80 aircraft stand in formation in a one-of-a-kind elephant walk, April 7, 2023, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Technical training students from the 82nd Training Wing joined 40 T-38 Talon and 40 T-6A Texan II trainer aircraft from the 80th Flying Training Wing on a runway to shine a spotlight on the importance of training as the foundation of airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan Quevy) Details Download Priority airlift Three U.S. Air Force UH-1N Huey helicopters from the 1st Helicopter Squadron, Joint Base Andrews, Md., prepare to land on the National Mall, Washington, D.C., during a routine training flight, April 6, 2023. First HS's mission is to provide priority airlift for national-level civil and military senior leadership in the National Capital Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nicholas Priest) Details Download Pitch out U.S. Air Force Academy cadet Sam Kulasingam attempts to force out Fresno State during a game at Falcon Field in Colorado Springs, Colo., on April 6, 2023. The Falcons beat Fresno State in a 13-4 Friday afternoon win. (U.S Air Force Photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download Coordinated response Defenders with the 75th Security Forces Squadron respond to a simulated opposing force attack during a training exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 28, 2023. The squadron conducted a series of near-peer adversary field training exercises in the Base Operations Readiness Area from March 18-28. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw) Details Download On approach CV-22 Ospreys assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron approach an MC-130J Commando II for aerial refueling over the Sea of Japan, March 17, 2023. The 21st SOS utilizes the unique capabilities of the Osprey to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply missions for special operations forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Trevor Gordnier) Details Download Getting their feet wet Special Warfare candidates participate in a team challenge while instructors and staff maintain a safe environment during Prolonged Resiliency Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, March 23, 2023. PRT simulates the challenges operators face in the field by testing the candidates' endurance and ability to work as a team while preparing them for the rigors of the training pipeline ahead. (U.S. Air Force photo by Miriam Thurber) Details Download Cloudy with a chance of bomber A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to a Bomber Task Force from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., parks at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, April 1, 2023. U.S. Indo-Pacific Command force employment, military posture, and operations honor our security commitments in the region by enabling U.S. forces to respond rapidly to any potential crisis or challenge in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Pugh) Details Download Ready for what comes next Airmen assigned to the Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing prepare an F-35A Lightning II for a training mission at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, Fort Drum, N.Y., April 3, 2023. The Airmen are participating in an Agile Combat Employment exercise, which tests the wing's ability to deploy and conduct tactical missions with minimal personnel and resources. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ryan Campbell) Details Download Spray mission An aerial spray-modified C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, takes off from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 14, 2023. Hill Air Force Base was the first aerial spray mission to use the 910th AW’s new electronic modular aerial spray system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Noah J. Tancer) Details Download Focal Point Senior Airman Garrett Jackson, a 305th Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology journeyman, reviews parts cut for a KC-46A Pegasus auxiliary power unit bleed air duct on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., March 23, 2023. This fixture was created to ensure compliance with safety regulations to ensure the 305th Air Mobility Wing sustains airworthiness and continuous airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Morales) Details Download Regional security A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron flies within the U.S. Central Command Area of responsibility, March 20, 2023. F-16 aircraft are deployed to the CENTCOM AOR to deter adversaries, provide combat airpower and ensure regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta) Details Download Tactical Jump U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron prepare for a static line jump from an MC-130J Commando II over Ie Shima, Japan, March 29, 2023. The static line is a cord attached to the parachute deployment bag at one end while hooked to the aircraft at the other end. As the jumpers exit the aircraft, the line is drawn taut, and the parachute is pulled from the deployment bag. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessi Roth) 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.