AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo June 23, 2023 Bank on it An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, departs after receiving aerial refueling during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 23-2, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, June 14, 2023. RF-A is an advanced aerial combat training exercise that provides U.S. joint and allied forces an opportunity to integrate and improve interoperability through the exchange of tactics, techniques and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessi Roth) Details Download Enlisted Blueprint Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass delivers remarks during the CORONA South all-call at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., June 15, 2023. Top Air Force leaders convened at MacDill AFB June 12-15 for CORONA South, a bi-annual event that allows Air Force commanders to discuss strategy and policy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.) Details Download Painting with pride Tech. Sgt. Mark Spitznogle, 133rd Civil Engineer Squadron, stains the concrete pad in front of the 133rd Operations Group building in St. Paul, Minn., June 3, 2023. The concrete pad holds the Minnesota Air National Guard’s Flight of Honor display, recognizing distinguished Airmen from the 133rd Airlift Wing, 148th Fighter Wing and Joint Force Headquarters. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Austen Adriaens) Details Download Ready for the skies ahead A C-130 Hercules operated by the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois National Guard, is readied on the flightline to transport Airmen and equipment to Germany for exercise Air Defender 2023, May 29, 2023, in Peoria, Ill. Exercise AD23 integrates U.S. and allied airpower to defend shared values while leveraging and strengthening vital partnerships to deter aggression worldwide. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Paul Helmig) Details Download Attention to detail Staff Sgt. Bloom Marie Esteller, 423rd Air Base Group Honor Guard noncommissioned officer in charge, participates in a change of command ceremony at RAF Croughton, United Kingdom, June 15, 2023. The ceremony is a military tradition that formally transfers a unit’s authority from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eugene Oliver) Details Download Extending the mission Two HH-60G Pave Hawks, assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, prepare to refuel from an HC-130J Combat King II, assigned to the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, during an exercise at an undisclosed location over Southwest Asia May 30, 2023. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Harrison Winchell) Details Download Incentive flight Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve members and 512th Airlift Wing Airmen sit inside a C-17 Globemaster III cargo bay during an incentive flight over Delaware, June 3, 2023. ESGR, a Department of Defense office, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in resolving conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Amanda Jett) Details Download Getting vertical An F-22 Raptor from the F-22 Raptor Demo Team flies over Rickenbacker International Airport, Ohio, June 16, 2023, as part of the Columbus Airshow, which returned after an almost 20-year absence. The airshow featured more than 20 military and civilian planes, including a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 121st Air Refueling Wing, which served as the base of operation for military aircraft participating in the show. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Ivy Thomas) Details Download Locked and loaded Airman 1st Class Alexandria Magtibay and Senior Airman Rams Thomas, 336th Fighter Generation Squadron weapons load crew members, secure an unarmed practice munition onto an F-15E Strike Eagle during a weapons load evaluation at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., June 13, 2023. The load evaluation is facilitated by the 4th Maintenance Group Weapons Standardization Section and is a recurring training for Airmen responsible for loading armaments onto aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal) Details Download Two of a kind Two B-1B Lancers take off for a Weapons School Integration mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 30, 2023. The U.S. Air Force Weapons School teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide advanced training in weapons and tactics employment to officers and enlisted specialists of the combat and mobility air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by William Lewis) Details Download Giddy up Capt. Magin Day, 375th Operational Medicine Readiness Squadron flight commander, makes a turn on Rumor, her horse while competing on the first day of the two-day 2023 Queeny Park Equestrian Events Horse Trials at the National Equestrian Center in St. Louis, Mo., June 10, 2023. Day represented the Air Force and competed in her service dress uniform during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class De’Quan Simmons) Details Download Honoring partnerships An F-35A Lightning II from the Vermont Air National Guard's 158th Fighter Wing lands at Hinterstoisser Air Base before a ceremony honoring the first anniversary of the signing of a State Partnership Program agreement between Austria and Vermont in Zeltweg, Austria, June 16, 2023. The ceremony marked the close trans-Atlantic ties between Austria and Vermont and was the first time American F-35s landed and trained with the Austrian air force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ryan Campbell) 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.