AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Jan. 12, 2024 Lightning strikes Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander, demonstrates the capabilities of the F-35A, a single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighter aircraft, during a practice flight with the F-35 demo team at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Dec. 13, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Rodgers) Details Download 41st Vice Chief of Staff Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. congratulates newly appointed Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James Slife during a ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Dec. 29, 2023. Slife became the Air Force's 41st Vice Chief and most recently served as the deputy chief of staff for operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya) Details Download Valley of Fire An HH-60W Jolly Green II flies over the Valley of Fire as part of a 53rd Wing civic leader flight from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 12, 2023. The aircraft proceeds the HH-60G Pave Hawk and boasts a digital radar warning receiver, laser missile, hostile fire warning and externally mounted .50 caliber weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Tan) Details Download Holding the line Senior Airman Malachi Davidson, 823rd Base Defense Squadron fire team leader, secures a perimeter during a Tactical Leader Course at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Dec. 14, 2023. The course helps squad leaders improve their ability to plan, create operations orders and lead Airmen in tactical situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deanna Muir) Details Download Clearing the way A 354th Civil Engineering Squadron snowplow operator blows snow off the flightline on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Dec. 19, 2023. The snowplow operators run 24/7 shifts to ensure the flightline is clear to deploy aircraft in support of Pacific Air Forces and United States Indo-Pacific Command missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Spencer Hanson) Details Download Honing skills U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Clement Chhay, 51st Maintenance Squadron metals technology craftsman, practices welding a T-joint at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Dec. 22, 2023. Metals technicians from the 51st MXS ensure aircraft components meet required specifications and standards, enabling the 51st Fighter Wing jets to fight anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany Russell) Details Download Wreaths Across America A C5-M Super Galaxy piloted by members of the 9th Airlift Squadron flies over a Wreaths Across America Honor Stop at the Harrington Fire House near Dover Air Force Base, Del., Dec. 14, 2023. Members of WAA made an Honor Stop in Harrington, Del., for a public memorial service honoring fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino) Details Download High altitude, low drag U.S. Air Force operators assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and Joint Personnel Recovery Center perform high altitude, low opening training jumps from a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules cargo aircraft over East Africa, Dec. 27, 2023. HALO jumps are performed from altitudes with limited oxygen, requiring members to employ specialized training beyond standard parachute insertions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Allison Payne) Details Download Pacific Falcons Two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons soar over the Indo-Pacific, Dec. 20, 2023. U.S. F-16s from the 35th FS and 8th Fighter Wing flew alongside Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2s from the 8th Air Wing and South Korean Air Force F-15Ks from the 11th Wing to conduct a trilateral escort flight of two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers operating in the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Karla Parra) Details Download Off to a good start Newly commissioned 2nd Lt. Lexi De Villiers, right, embraces a fellow graduate following the U.S. Air Force Academy’s 2023 Winter Graduation ceremony, Dec. 15, 2023, in Colorado Springs, Colo. In total, USAFA commissioned 32 seniors into the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download Standing ready KC-135T Stratotankers from the 127th Air Refueling Group stands ready at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Jan. 3, 2024. The KC-135T provides aerial refueling capability to nearly every aircraft in the U.S. military inventory, making it the vital force multiplier in global airpower. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tom Demerly) Details Download Ready to roll A C-17 Globemaster III from the 15th Airlift Squadron prepares for a mission at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Dec. 14, 2023. The 437th Airlift Wing conducted a proficiency jump with the 82nd Airborne Division to hone the inter-service operability needed to sustain mission excellence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emily Farnsworth) 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.