AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Oct. 13, 2023 Feeling the heat Staff Sgt. Alex Urrutia, 99th Civil Engineering Squadron lead fire protection specialist, extinguishes a fire during structural fire training at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 18, 2023. The training tests firefighters’ skills to search a burning building, successfully extinguish the fire, and evaluate teamwork and safety protocols. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Rapid transfer Air Force Reserve aircrews land at Bradshaw Army Airfield in a C-130H Hercules to practice rapid equipment transfers with minimal ground time during the Rally in the Pacific 2023 exercise in Hilo, Hawaii, Sept. 13, 2023. The team was able to effectively offload cargo in less than five minutes on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Ellie Mayo) Details Download Football flyover Airmen from the 34th Weapons Squadron look out the back of a C-130J Combat King II over Las Vegas, Oct. 9, 2023. The 34th WPS participated in a flyover over the Allegiant Stadium for a Monday Night Football game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Green Bay Packers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Megan Estrada) Details Download The last taxi U.S. Air Force Col. Clinton Varty, 60th Maintenance Group commander, taxis out the last KC-10 Extender at Prince Sultan Air Base, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Oct. 5, 2023. The departure of the KC-10 at PSAB marked the end of the airframe's more than 30 years of service within the U.S. Air Forces Central area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexander Frank) Details Download Inflight patient care Lt. Col. Paul Sanford, a simulated patient, and Staff Sgt. Kiera Rivera Cortes, an aeromedical evacuation technician, both with the 156th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, North Carolina Air National Guard, simulate the delivery of a breathing treatment during an inflight training scenario aboard a 22nd Air Refueling Wing KC-46A Pegasus over Oklahoma City, Sept. 16, 2023. Guardsmen with the 137th AES and 156th AES received their initial flight certifications by conducting various medical scenarios that could occur in an actual mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Erika Chapa) Details Download Falcon escort A Marine Corps XQ-58A Valkyrie, a highly autonomous, low-cost tactical unmanned air vehicle, conducts its first test flight with an Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 3, 2023. The XQ-58A test flight and the data collected inform future requirements for the Marine Corps in a rapidly evolving security environment while successfully fueling joint innovation and experimentation opportunities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Tristan McIntire) Details Download To the rescue U.S. Airmen, training with the 68th Rescue Squadron, rescue a simulated casualty from beneath a car at an undisclosed location in California, Sept. 17, 2023. The Airmen worked as a team to lift the car while one of their team members removed the simulated casualty from underneath. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Finn V) Details Download Heading home Two F-35 Lightning IIs assigned to the 34th Fighter Generation Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, return to base after participating in the 2023 William Tell competition at the Savannah Air National Guard base in Savannah, Ga., Sept. 15, 2023. William Tell simulates real combat scenarios, challenging participants in air-to-air combat, aerial gunnery, and air-to-ground targeting, including the combat and control aspects of participating aerial assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Decontamination preparation U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nicholas Ronan, 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment manager, prepares to decontaminate members of the French air force as part of a scenario during NATO exercise Toxic Trip 23 at Koksijde Air Base, Belgium, Sept. 27, 2023. The annual exercise increases interoperability while strengthening the relationships between NATO allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madelyn Keech) Details Download Holding the line Senior Airman Tyler Copley, 49th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal operations manager, secures a position during an exercise at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 20, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michelle Ferrari) Details Download Ready to go A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 23rd Bomb Squadron idles on the flightline at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Oct. 3, 2023. The B-52 has been the backbone of America’s strategic bomber force for over 60 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Wilson) Details Download Salute to Service Staff Sgt. Taylor Thagard, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron fire and emergency services noncommissioned officer in charge of training, throws a football during the United Services Automobile Association Salute to Service Bootcamp at Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Sept. 19, 2023. Airmen were coached and evaluated for their execution of NFL combine drills that the Las Vegas Raiders utilize. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Megan Estrada) Details Download Bank on it Two F-22 Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing conduct flight operations at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 28, 2023. The F-22 is a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force and is designed to project air dominance rapidly and at great distances to defeat threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julia Lebens) Details Download Welcome home Tech Sgt. Christopher Harrington, 437th Airlift Wing, is welcomed home by a family member at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Oct. 3, 2023. Harrington was deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, with the 15th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, one of the first mission generation force elements under a new deployment model known as Air Force Force Generation, or AFFORGEN. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bailee A. Darbasie) Details Download Marching for the fallen Airmen assigned to the 336th Training Squadron and the Airmen Leadership School participate in the 2023 Fallen Defender Ruck at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Oct. 6, 2023. Keesler AFB security forces hosted the ruck to pay homage to those who lost their lives in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrew Young) 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.