AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Oct. 20, 2023 Slicing through the sky The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform in Huntington Beach, Calif., Sept. 30, 2023. The Thunderbirds headlined the Pacific Air Show, one of the largest air shows across the United States that attracts millions of spectators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dakota Carter) Details Download Eyes on target A U.S. Air Force Academy cadet participates in a Commandant's Challenge exercise in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 27, 2023. The cadet wing executed military training and development focusing on leadership, teamwork, agile combat employment skills and a strategic understanding of the future fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download All-electric aircraft A BETA Technologies Alia conventional takeoff and landing aircraft sits on the flightline at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Oct. 18, 2023. AFWERX, in collaboration with BETA Technologies, an electric aerospace company, landed the all-electric aircraft at JB Andrews during a multi-stop flight from Vermont to Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gianluca Ciccopiedi) Details Download IED X-ray Senior Airman Kevin Sinning, Airman 1st Class Ariana Nalica and Senior Airman James Verrelli, 436th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technicians, look at the X-ray of an improvised explosive device taken during a training session at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Oct. 13, 2023. A portable X-ray device wirelessly sends the image to a display tablet for viewing and analysis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik) Details Download Preflight checks A U.S. Air Force crew chief assigned to the 494th Fighter Generation Squadron performs preflight checks on an F-15E Strike Eagle before the aircraft departs from RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, for a deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Oct. 16, 2023. The 494th Fighter Squadron will be assigned to the 9th Air Force (U.S. Air Forces Central), where they will be postured to support contingency operations and protect coalition forces and citizens abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Olivia Gibson) Details Download VCSAF speaks at UAS Summit Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David Allvin delivers a speech at the 2023 Unmanned Aerial Systems Summit and Expo Oct. 10, 2023, at Grand Forks, N.D. Allvin discussed the need to leverage emerging technology to be successful in today’s complex strategic environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Raisa Christie) Details Download Mass generation Maintenance and aircrew Airmen assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, conducted a mass generation of seven C-130 Hercules aircraft at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 14, 2023. The aircraft conducted airdrops at Rosecrans and a flyover at a Missouri Western State University football game. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Michael Crane) Details Download Puppy love Koda, the new support dog for the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, poses during a photoshoot at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., Oct. 10, 2023. Koda is a 4-month-old Goldendoodle training to be a certified post-traumatic stress disorder support dog, therapy dog and comfort dog. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Janae Masoner) Details Download Burning rubber Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass participates in a ride-along with Amanda Sorensen, an Air Force Recruiting Service-sponsored driver, at a Formula Drift event at the Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, Calif., Oct. 14, 2023. Bass joined Sorensen for a lap around the track, where Sorensen showcased her professional driving abilities by expertly balancing speed and control while drifting around the track. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Colin Hollowell) Details Download A Jolly good time! An HH-60W Jolly Green II and HC-130J Combat King II assigned to the 34th Weapons School perform a flyover over Las Vegas, Nev., Oct. 9, 2023. The mission of the Combat King II is to rapidly deploy to execute combatant commander-directed recovery operations including airdrop, airland, helicopter air-to-air refueling and forward area ground refueling missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Josey Blades) Details Download Falcon on the hunt Air Force's Alec Mock tries to block a throw from San Diego State University's Keynan Higgins during a football game at Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 30, 3023. Air Force defeated SDSU 49-10. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download All systems go An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 334th Fighter Generation Squadron takes off from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Oct. 4, 2023. The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, with an array of avionics and electronics systems enabling the aircraft to fight at low altitudes, day or night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kylie Barrow) Details Download Down we go ... U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Nicole Jarrett, religious affairs specialist, repels down a rock wall during a Jungle Religious Ministry Course at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 26, 2023. JREL is executed biannually to enhance religious ministry personnel's expeditionary skills in an advanced base jungle environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Morales) Details Download Gaining altitude An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing conducts flight operations at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 28, 2023. The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, 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 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. 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