AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo July 21, 2023 Ceremonial Honors The United States Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs at the 2023 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 2, 2023. The mission of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard is to deliver premier ceremonial honors, inspire the nation and represent all Airmen and Guardians to the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Brandon DeBlanc) Details Download Elephant walk U.S. and allied aircraft conduct an elephant walk at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 19, 2023. More than 15,000 U.S. and allied forces are participating in various exercises across the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility to enhance readiness and interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Cossaboom) Details Download In-flight training Maj. Amanda Peterson, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron training flight commander, briefs her team about a simulated patient during in-flight training at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, June 27, 2023. Members with the 86th AES conduct monthly training with the 93rd Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron in a KC-135 Stratotanker to maintain familiarity with the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Allison Payne) Details Download Paws down A 45th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler and K9 conduct fast rope insertion and extraction system training from an HH-60W Jolly Green II helicopter at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., June 28, 2023. The 45th Security Forces Squadron from Patrick Space Force Base came to the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing headquarters at Moody AFB to train with the 820th Base Defense Group to bolster air mobility employment capabilities of military working dog teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Katie Tamesis) Details Download Tail washing Tech. Sgt. Gavin Ball, an isochronal inspector with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron, Ohio Air National Guard, washes the tail of a KC-135 Stratotanker before inspection at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, Ohio, July 12, 2023. Isochronal inspections are detailed inspections conducted every 18 months to ensure aircraft is properly maintained and mission ready. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Ivy Thomas) Details Download Mobility Guardian U.S. Air Force Maj. Michael Bakke from the 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., prepares as a Japanese C-130 Hercules lands on Baker Landing Zone in Tinian, U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, July 12, 2023. The 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron members, Air Mobility Liaison Officers, Expeditionary Air Ground Liaison Element members, and Japanese loadmasters participated in exercise Mobility Guardian 23, supporting the coalition landing zone, drop zone operations, and support cargo preparation. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kadielle Shaw) Details Download Interception A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle intercepts two B-1B Lancer bombers as they entered an Air Defense Identification Zone off the east coast of North America during air-defense Operation Noble Defender, June 26, 2023. Aircraft from the Canadian NORAD Region and Continental U.S. NORAD Region executed maneuvers designed to defend the eastern approach of North America from simulated cruise missile threats in this operation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Bryan Hoover) Details Download Let the shells fly Gen. Mike Minihan, Air Mobility Command commander, fires an M4 with 5.56 training rounds during a visit to Mobility Guardian 2023 at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., July 11, 2023. Mobility Guardian 2023 is designed to deepen our connections with regional allies and partners while testing the mobility air force’s large-force, agile combat employment, humanitarian assistance, and disaster relief capabilities in contested, degraded and operationally limited environments spanning over 3,000 miles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Merchak) Details Download Diamond in the sky The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” fly F-16 Fighting Falcons above the McChord Field flightline during their rehearsal for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Airshow and Warrior Expo at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 14, 2023. The mission of the JAWE is to foster goodwill to educate and familiarize attendees with the people, mission, and equipment of the Air Force, Army and other armed services while continuing to provide installation-wide mission support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kylee Tyus) Details Download Visual inspection U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Brendan Price, 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron in-flight refueling specialist, visually inspects the exterior of a KC-10 Extender at an undisclosed location, July 11, 2023. The KC-10 Extender allows air assets to remain in the air for longer durations, maximizing their patrol time and ensuring regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Cabanero) Details Download Warm welcome Combat rescue Airmen with 920th Rescue Wing return from deployment July 7, 2023, at Patrick Space Force Base, Fla. Airmen from across the wing were reunited with their family and friends. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Dakota Raub) Details Download Banking hours Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander, flies an F-35 assigned to the 421st Fighter Generation Squadron during a practice performance at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, July 12, 2023. Military members and key spouses with the 388th Fighter Wing were invited to observe the practice performance on the flight line and interact with the crew members assigned to the demonstration team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kaitlyn Ergish) Details Download Aggressive posture U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ahmad Houston, a military working dog handler assigned to the 378th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, controls his K9 during dog handler training at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, July 1, 2023. The training aimed to prime military working dogs’ response to aggression, to keep them prepared to subdue subjects if needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexander Frank) Details Download Moving cargo A U.S. Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy cargo aircraft, assigned to the 439th Airlift Wing, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., arrives and prepares to unload cargo at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru, June 27, 2023, during exercise Resolute Sentinel 23. Resolute Sentinel improves readiness of U.S. and partner nation military and interagency personnel through joint defense interoperability training, engineering projects and knowledge exchanges. (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.