AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo June 9, 2023 Let’s glide U.S. Air Force personnel jump out of an HC-130J Combat King II assigned to the 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron over Djibouti, May 9, 2023. The 81st ERQS is a rapidly deployable combat search and rescue force that can conduct tactical air refueling, airdrop and recovery of personnel and equipment during day or night operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Irvin) Details Download Flying with friends F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 94th Fighter Squadron fly in formation with Arctic allies and partners during Arctic Challenge Exercise 2023, June 1, 2023. U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa maintains a combat-credible force committed to NATO allies and partners and thrives through regular training and routine exercises like Arctic Challenge, which has occurred biennially in the Nordic region since 2013. (Courtesy photo) Details Download Congrats for a job well done! Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. congratulates U.S. Air Force Academy cadets during the Class of 2023 Graduation Ceremony at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 1, 2023. Nine-hundred-twenty-one cadets crossed the stage to become the Air and Space Force’s newest second lieutenants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download Post up Tech. Sgt. Paul Vermaire takes a shot over two Army defenders during the wheelchair basketball preliminary round at the 2023 Department of Defense Warrior Games in San Diego, Calif., June 8, 2023. The games are a Paralympic-style competitive event featuring adaptive sports. Each service provides wounded warriors access to adaptive sports, allowing them to find new ways of enhancing their journey toward recovery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Shawn Sprayberry) Details Download Jump to the rescue Master Sgt. Michael Mueller, 79th Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II loadmaster, stands in the back of an HC-130J in preparation for pararescuemen to jump during exercise Red Flag-Rescue 23-1 over New Mexico, May 15, 2023. PJs jumped out of the aircraft to complete a combat search and rescue mission in a simulated austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Paige Weldon) Details Download Lightning in the sky U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 355th Fighter Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean, May 23, 2023. The U.S. is committed to denying adversarial aggression through strategic airpower aimed to deter and dominate aggressors in any airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Yosselin Campos) Details Download Adapt and overcome Maj. Heather Sealover competes in a wheelchair race during the 2023 DoD Warrior Games at Naval Base San Diego in San Diego, Calif., June 6, 2023. The 2023 Warrior Games Challenge is a Paralympic-style competitive event featuring adaptive sports used by wounded warriors as part of their recovery. Each service provides wounded servicemembers with access to adaptive sports, allowing them to find new ways of enhancing their journey toward recovery. (U.S. Department of Defense photo by EJ Hersom) Details Download Honoring heroes U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Travis Shaw, 57th Rescue Squadron chief enlisted manager at Aviano Air Base, Italy, salutes during the American, French and German national anthems at the C-47 Memorial Ceremony in Picauville, France, June 3, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rose Gudex) Details Download Steel City sunrise The sun rises on a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing, May 15, 2023, at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi) Details Download More than meets the eye Airman 1st Class Peyten Aldrich, 81st Medical Group ophthalmology technician, checks the pressure of a patient's eye during a Healthy Tennesseans event at Bledsoe County High School in Pikeville, Tenn., June 4, 2023. The IRT program provides an array of services to communities in need, including civil engineering, medical and cybersecurity missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristen Pittman) Details Download Serpent in the sky Capt. Aimee Fiedler, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team commander, and pilot, performs aerial maneuvers during the National Warplane Museum Airshow at Geneseo, N.Y., June 3, 2023. The demo team's mission is to inspire and recruit the next generation of pilots, maintainers and Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Madeline Herzog) Details Download Shield wall Air National Guard Airmen from the 185th Air Refueling Wing Security Forces Squadron form a shield wall during domestic operations training at the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City, Iowa, June 4, 2023. During the training, security forces Airmen trained with shields, batons and smoke grenades. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Tylon Chapman) Details Download Controlling the skies A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing refuels an E-8C Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System with the 116th Air Control Wing over the skies of North Carolina, June 1, 2023. The KC-135 enables the E-8C's mission of developing, detecting, locating and attacking enemy armor at ranges beyond the forward area of troops. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Ivy Thomas) Details Download Selfie with CMSAF Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass takes a selfie with Eglin Air Force Base personnel after a breakfast-with-Airmen meeting during a visit to Eglin AFB, Fla., May 23, 2023. Bass spent the day speaking with Airmen from across the base and highlighting the Enlisted Swap Assignment Program. This new policy provides Airmen with more control and new flexibilities in their assignment process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amber Litteral) 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.