AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo May 12, 2023 Gun run An F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing performs a strafing run during exercise Haboob Havoc, April 26, 2023, over Barry M. Goldwater Range, Ariz. Haboob Havoc is a total force competition enabling pilots from various bases to demonstrate their skills across a diverse range of aircraft while also testing their abilities in different mission sets such as dogfighting and gun runs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mason Hargrove) Details Download A notch above Ben Charlebois, U.S. Air Force Academy cadet, competes in the pole vault competition during the Twilight Open at the Academy's Cadet Outdoor Track and Field Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 5, 2023. The team concluded its regular season by recognizing its senior cadets who will be leaving the team after graduation. (U.S Air Force Photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download Friendly skies U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Joseph Hoffman, 535th Airlift Squadron Advance Instructor Course loadmaster, sits on the ramp of a C-17 Globemaster III during a training flight over Australia for exercise Global Dexterity 23-1, April 27, 2023. This is the sixth iteration of the exercise between the U.S. Air Force and its Indo-Pacific partners, which is a vital effort given the changing strategic environment in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Makensie Cooper) Details Download On target Tactical air control party Airmen with the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron and special tactics Airmen with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron fire M4 rifles at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 19, 2023. Multiple times a year, the 5th ASOS holds a basic proficiency training in small arms tactics focused on safely maneuvering with the M4 and M18 weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Callie Norton) Details Download Catching a lift An MH-139A Grey Wolf lifts an Air Force Global Strike Command Detachment 7 special mission aviator into the air as part of live hoist testing April 26, 2023, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 413th Flight Test Squadron and Det. 7 worked together to successfully complete the test for the Air Force’s newest helicopter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.) Details Download Teamwork makes the dream work U.S. Airmen and Soldiers throw a net onto a loaded cargo pallet at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 1, 2023. These Soldiers from Camp Zama, Japan, refreshed their skills on pallet building and equipment-loading procedures in a training hosted by Yokota AB Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jarrett Smith) Details Download Prepping the big guns Master Sgt. Casey Spang, a 14th Weapons Squadron special mission aviator, waits for takeoff at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 4, 2023. Special mission aviators have many duties, including conducting preflight inspections, monitoring engines and other critical aircraft systems, managing missions, operating defensive systems and computing fuel needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bailey Wyman) Details Download Breaking barriers Capt. Samuel Larson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander, breaks the sound barrier during the Air Power over Hampton Roads air show at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., May 6, 2023. F-22 engines produce more thrust than any current fighter engine; the combination of sleek aerodynamic design and increased thrust allows the F-22 to cruise at supersonic airspeeds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Chloe Shanes) Details Download Ready for takeoff U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. David Eaglin, 18th Wing commander, prepares for takeoff in an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 27, 2023. Eaglin joined the 33rd Rescue Squadron for combat search and rescue training, piloting the HH-60 and performing combat maneuvers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tylir Meyer) Details Download Bringing the storm KC-135 Stratotankers assigned to the 6th Operations Group and 927th Air Refueling Wing are marshaled on the flightline during Operation Violent Storm, April 26, 2023, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The exercise proved MacDill AFB has the capability to project airpower in a short timeframe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Foster) Details Download Training time Staff Sgt. Austin West, 366th Security Force Squadron military working dog handler, and MWD Dak, practice obedience commands with a training aid at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, April 21, 2023. MWD teams follow strict and continuous training to enhance their skills in explosion and narcotic detection, along with providing military operations support and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Krista Reed Choate) Details Download Rolling thunder The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds perform in Biloxi, Miss., April 29, 2023. The Thunderbirds headlined the Thunder Over the Sound air show to demonstrate the pride, precision and professionalism of the total force around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dakota Carter) Details Download Remember the Alamo Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from John Paul Stevens High School perform during U.S. Air Force Day at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, April 24, 2023. Military members from the area gathered at the Alamo as part of the 2023 Fiesta, which is a 10-day celebration featuring more than 100 events that feature music, food, sports, pageantry, military and patriotic observances, exhibits and parades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian Boisvert Details Download Need for speed The Air Force-sponsored No. 43 Legacy Motor Club car driven by Erik Jones battles for a lead spot during a NASCAR race, April 23, 2023, at Talladega Superspeedway, Ala. During the event, the U.S. Air Force Reserve celebrated 75 years of history and heritage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Corban Lundborg) 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.