AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Jan. 19, 2024 Braving the elements Maintainers from Dover Air Force Base, Del., walk across the flightline while initiating de-icing procedures Jan. 16, 2024. De-icing is a critical maintenance process of removing snow, ice, or frost from an aircraft’s surface. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua Williams) Details Download Welcome salute U.S. Air Force Academy cadets salute during a Cadet Wing Change of Command ceremony transferring power from Cadet 1st Class Isaac Bates to Cadet 1st Class Abigail Worley on Jan. 4, 2024, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. A change of command is a military tradition representing a formal transfer of authority and responsibility for a unit from one commanding or flag officer to another. (U.S. Air Force photo Rayna Grace) Details Download Combat ops A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 35th Fighter Squadron takes off after hot pit refueling at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Jan. 17, 2024. The 35th FS executes air combat operations in support of U.S. and South Korean interests in the Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Karla Parra) Details Download Miss America Second Lt. Madison Marsh buckles in for her familiarization flight at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 19, 2023. Marsh is a 2023 U.S. Air Force Academy graduate, and she won the title of Miss America Jan. 14, 2024, making her the first active-duty Air Force officer to win the Miss America pageant. (U.S. Air Force photo by William R. Lewis) Details Download Photo chase The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Team “Thunderbirds” conduct a photo chase over Spaceport, N.M., Jan. 17, 2024. This winter training trip marks the third consecutive year the Thunderbirds have completed winter training at Spaceport. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Breanna Klemm) Details Download Flight prep Senior Airman Austin Palmer, a crew chief with the 191st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Michigan Air National Guard, prepares a KC-135T Stratotanker aerial refueling aircraft for a flight at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Jan. 16, 2024. Training and operations continue at Selfridge ANGB even as temperatures in the region fell below zero. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tom Demerly) Details Download New Year's Jump Japan Ground Self-Defense Force paratroopers from the 1st Airborne Brigade jump out of a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron during the annual New Year's Jump at Camp Narashino, Chiba, Japan, Jan. 7, 2024. Approximately 40 JGSDF paratroopers jumped out of several C-130 aircraft during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe) Details Download Desert Spirits B-2 Spirit stealth bombers sit on the tarmac during exercise Red Flag 24-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 16, 2024. Red Flag is an annual exercise organized at Nellis AFB and hosted on the Nevada Test and Training Range, the U.S. Air Force's premier military training area with over 12,000 square miles of airspace and 2.9 million acres of land. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bryson Britt) Details Download Drone training U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kaleb Heard, a security forces counter-small unmanned aerial systems training assistant, operates a drone during a C-sUAS training at an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 2, 2024. Security forces Airmen use C-sUAS to provide installation security and protect assets from potential drone threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stassney Davis) Details Download Honoring Dr. King Members of the 374th Airlift Wing discuss the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a luncheon at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 16, 2024. In 1994, Congress passed the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and Service Act, which designated the third Monday in January as MLK Day. The Department of Defense utilizes this day to reflect on the principles of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Spencer Tobler) Details Download On the way A U.S. Air Force UH-1N Iroquois assigned to the 54th Helicopter Squadron takes off at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 20, 2023. The UH-1N is a light-lift utility helicopter used to support a wide variety of missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Wilson) Details Download Snowy de-icing An Airman assigned to the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron clears ice and snow off of a B-52H Stratofortress with a de-icing truck during Exercise Prairie/Bayou Vigilance at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Dec. 6, 2023. The event provided a realistic training environment to exercise strategic airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Nottingham) Details Download A token of appreciation Japan Ground Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Junya Wakamatsu, 1st Airborne Brigade commander, accepts a gift from U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Kira Coffey, 36th Airlift Squadron commander, following the annual New Year's Jump exhibition at Camp Narashino, Japan, Jan. 7, 2024. The New Year's Jump brought together U.S. and Japanese forces and created a platform for international allies and partners to collaborate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Natalie Doan) Details Download Up to standards A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team flies in a practice airshow performance at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Jan. 11, 2024. The team performs rehearsal flights regularly to maintain flying certifications and to uphold and maintain their mission and Air Force recruiting standards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kaitlyn Ergish) 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.