AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Nov. 9, 2023 Wings over Houston Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies an F-35 assigned to the 421st Fighter Generation Squadron at the Wings Over Houston Airshow, Texas, Oct. 15, 2023. The airshow showcases vintage World War II aircraft alongside modern aviation and has supported a variety of local and national charities during its 39-year history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kaitlyn Ergish) Details Download Unexploded ordnance U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Carson Hudson, 51st Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team leader, measures a simulated unexploded ordnance during Vigilant Defense 24 at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Oct. 31, 2023. VD24 is a routine training event that tests military capabilities across the peninsula, allowing combined and joint training at both the operational and tactical levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Sjoberg) Details Download A new day KC-135 Stratotankers from the 126th Air Refueling Wing rest on the flightline at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Nov. 5, 2023. The aircraft are operated and maintained by this Illinois Air National Guard. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Rodriguez) Details Download Angels from above U.S. Army paratroopers with the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 11th Airborne Division, “Arctic Angels,” descend after jumping from a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 176th Wing from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, while conducting joint forcible entry operation at Malemute Drop Zone, JBER, during exercise Arctic Aloha, Nov. 2, 2023. Arctic Aloha is a joint Army and Air Force exercise designed to prepare the 11th Airborne Division’s paratroopers for decisive action operations in the U.S. Army Pacific area of responsibility and validate the ability to establish an intermediate staging base in the Pacific and follow-on joint forcible entry in the Arctic environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julia Lebens) Details Download Firing Party A firing party begins its rifle volley during a full-honors funeral demonstration at the Honor Guard graduation ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 27, 2023. The graduation demonstration includes flag detail, rifle volley, pallbearing and bugling for friends, family and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.) Details Download Rapid engine change Airmen from the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron perform a rapid engine change on a B-1 Lancer during a Bomber Task Force mission at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Nov. 1, 2023. The missions are representative of the U.S. commitment to allies and partners and enhance regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Hayman) Details Download Going up An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing takes off above Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 31, 2023. The F-22 performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julia Lebens) Details Download Going for the kill Air Force’s Joi Harvey swings through for a kill during the Falcons’ conference volleyball game against University of Nevada Las Vegas, Oct. 26, 2023 at the Cadet Gym East in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons lost the game. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rayna Grace) Details Download Heavy load U.S. Airmen with the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron load a U.S. Air Force HH-60W Jolly Green II into a C-5M Super Galaxy prior to redeploying at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Oct. 29, 2023. In addition to the HH-60W, the C-5 was loaded with passengers returning to their home stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Allison Payne) Details Download Ambush Trainees from the 352nd Special Warfare Training Squadron conduct a simulated ambush during a small unit tactics training on Mackall Army Airfield, N.C., Oct. 24, 2023. The 352nd SWTS is responsible for executing the combat control, special reconnaissance and special tactics officer apprentice courses. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Xiaofan Liu) Details Download Vigilant Defense U.S. Air Force Capt. Jacob Yarnell, 35th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, conducts preflight systems checks during exercise Vigilant Defense at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Oct. 28, 2023. The exercise is designed to enhance the readiness of U.S. and South Korea forces and sustain capabilities that strengthen the South Korea-U.S. alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Karla Parra) Details Download A closer look Master Sgt. Joe Bland, an advanced special missions aviator instructor assigned to the 34th Weapons Squadron, conducts pre-flight inspections before participating in a combat search and rescue training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 23, 2023. Special missions aviators ensure the safety of the aircraft and Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Appalachian flight An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing flies over the Appalachian Mountains near Linville, N.C., Oct. 16, 2023. The 4th Fighter Wing performs routine flight training ensuring abilities to project agile combat airpower for the United States and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rebecca Sirimarco-Lang) Details Download Ground defense Air Force defenders perform tactical movements during 2023 Defender Flag at Fort Bliss, Texas, Oct. 23, 2023. The live-fire field exercise, hosted by the Air Force Security Forces career field and executed by the Air Force Security Forces Center, tested and validated base defense operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Antonio Salfran) 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.