AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Aug. 25, 2023 Spirit in the shadows A B-2 Spirit is prepared for a Bomber Task Force mission at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 12, 2023. BTF missions are designed to provide assurance to allies while deterring adversaries and giving Airmen interoperable training to enhance their skills for real-world events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Garcia) Details Download Forming bonds U.S. Air Force Airmen complete a ruck march at RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom, Aug. 18, 2023. More than 100 personnel from the 501st Combat Support Wing and mission partner units participated in a 25-kilometer Danish Contingent ruck march, which allowed them to test their physical capabilities and encouraged social bonds between joint forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eugene Oliver) Details Download Raptor inspection U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mike Jones, 199th Air Expeditionary Squadron F-22 Raptor crew chief, conducts a post-flight inspection as the sun sets during exercise Talisman Sabre 23 at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Northern Territory, Australia, July 29, 2023. Maintaining and building trust with allies and partners is crucial to maintaining an open and free Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Mysti Bicoy) Details Download Gimme paw Senior Airman Cassandra Timm, 90th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and MWD Robi box with each other after training at the kennels on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Aug. 11, 2023. Robi is a single-purpose detection dog and provides detection capability for Air Force assets and personnel assigned to F.E. Warren AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sarah Post) Details Download Mirror image The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Team “Thunderbirds” perform at the Rochester Air Show, Aug. 12-13, 2023, in Rochester, N.Y. The Thunderbirds performed their second New York airshow alongside many other performers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Breanna Klemm) Details Download Ceremonial greeting Airman 1st Class Zackery Easley, U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team ceremonial guardsman, greets Vietnam War veterans before the team’s performance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wis., July 28, 2023. The military veterans took a one-day flight to Washington, D.C., before returning to a large crowd celebrating their service, and performances by the Drill Team and 484th Army Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kristen Wong) Details Download Sentry on the way An E-3 Sentry assigned to the 552nd Air Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., takes off for a mission during exercise Red Flag 23-2 at Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 4, 2023. Red Flag allows Airmen to experience realistic combat scenarios in preparation for future warfare. (U.S. Air Force photo by William R. Lewis) Details Download All strapped in U.S. Air Force Airmen and Royal Air Force personnel assigned to the 48th Munitions Squadron and the 93rd Expeditionary Squadron assemble munitions during a Combat Ammunition Production exercise at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Aug. 10, 2023. CAPEX is a non-rated, non-aircraft, live-munition production exercise supporting air-tasking orders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Delanie Brown) Details Download Friendly formation U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, flies in a three-plane formation with Bulgarian NATO allies during exercise Thracian Summer 2023 out of Bezmer Air Base, Bulgaria, Aug. 9, 2023. This exercise provided field training requirements and enhanced interoperability with allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Lazaro) Details Download Eyes in the brush Senior Airman Louie Caraballo, 633rd Security Forces Squadron installation entry controller, lays prone near a tree line to prevent opposing forces from breaching the perimeter during an Agile Combat Employment exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Aug. 8, 2023. The squadron conducts annual training on security tactics and procedures to better equip defenders to guard against potential threats on the installation and abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ian Sullens) Details Download Jolly combat training An HH-60W Jolly Green II, assigned to the 34th Weapons Squadron, participates in air-to-air combat training over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., Aug. 10, 2023. The training qualified 34th WPS student pilot instructors in air combat maneuvers against fixed-wing aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Just hanging out Airman 1st Class Rudolph Laumbach and Senior Airman Seth Gulbranson, 205th Engineering Installation Squadron radio frequency transmission system technicians, practice rescue operations from a tower during annual training at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base, Okla., Aug. 8, 2023. Members of the 205th EIS and 137th Special Operations Communications Squadron partnered for their annual training to certify 15 members in tower climbing, rappelling and rescue operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire) Details Download Extending the mission Two F-35A Lightning IIs from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, refuel from an Alaska Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 23-3 over Joint Pacific-Alaska Range Complex, Alaska, Aug. 14, 2023. Red Flag-Alaska provides unique opportunities to integrate various forces into joint, coalition and multilateral training from simulated forward operating bases. (Courtesy photo) Details Download Honoring past heroes Staff Sgt. Jonathan McElderry, a forensic photographer with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, carries the remains of Air Force Lt. Col. James Alvin Branch during a ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 22, 2023. Branch was killed in action during the Vietnam War and was identified in 1993. His remains were recently transferred to Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Blake Gonzales) 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. To view all Week in Photos collections, click here.