AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Jan. 26, 2024 Rising Raptor An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, takes off for Red Flag-Nellis 24-1 mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Jan. 16, 2024. These exercises build partnerships and interoperability among our allies and across multiple domains. Red Flag exercises provide aircrews with the experience of numerous intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by William R. Lewis) Details Download Meeting with partners Royal Canadian Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Eric Kenny speaks with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David W. Allvin during a meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Jan. 24, 2024. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich) Details Download Load ‘er up! Airmen assigned to the 9th Airlift Squadron and Lockheed Martin crew members load a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite onto a C-5M Super Galaxy at Buckley Space Force Base, Colo., Jan. 22, 2024. GOES-U will be able to monitor severe weather, identify volcanic eruptions, measure land and sea surface temperatures, provide early alerts to emergency responders during wildfires and observe solar flares that could impact telecommunication on and around Earth. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marco A. Gomez) Details Download Controling the puck Brian Adams, a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet, dumps the puck into the offensive zone near American International College's Matt Rickard during a game at the Cadet Ice Arena, Jan. 12, 2024, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Air Force defeated AIC 6-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download Lightning formation A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 309th Fighter Squadron and F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron fly in formation Jan. 19, 2024, over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Flying operations at Luke AFB contribute to advancing training, producing mission command-focused U.S., allied and partner Airmen to meet warfighter needs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Katelynn Jackson) Details Download Let it burn Master Sgt. Theodore Hayes, an aircraft metals technology specialist with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron, practices welding at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 12, 2024. Aircraft metals technology customizes metal components critical to the function of KC-135 Stratotankers and the success of the Air Force mission. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Ivy Thomas) Details Download Spraying from above A 910th Airlift Wing aerial spray modified C-130H Hercules sprays water from its training modular aerial spray system during an aerial spray demonstration Jan. 10, 2024, at the Manatee County Regional Airport, Fla. The aerial spray demonstration was part of the combined Department of Defense Category 11 Pesticide Applicator Training and Certification Course and Florida Mosquito Control Association fly-in. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Donnie J. Hatheway) Details Download Women in Peace and Diplomacy Three current or former ambassadors to the United States and a British Embassy Washington senior official served as contributing panelists at the 2024 Women in Peace and Diplomacy event hosted by the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs at the Pentagon, Jan. 10, 2024. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya) Details Download Chute out A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., lands on the flightline in support of exercise Prairie Vigilance and Bayou Vigilance 24-2 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 4, 2024. Air Force Global Strike Command maintains a credible strategic capability that enhances deterrence of threats to the United States, its allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Nottingham) Details Download A symbol of inclusion Capt. Wilmine T. Simon, Tech. Sgt. Benson Berdy Jean, Lt. Col. Jacqueline Garcia-Castellanos and Capt. Robert Tang Bau, 482nd Medical Squadron, pose in front of a projection of Georges Seurat's painting "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte" at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Jan. 7, 2024. This gathering symbolizes the Air Force's commitment to fostering an environment of appreciation, diversity, inclusion and equality. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lionel Castellano) Details Download Spirit taxi A B-2 Spirit taxis out for an exercise Red Flag-Nellis 24-1 mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 16, 2024. Red Flag exercises provide aircrews with the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by William R. Lewis) Details Download Unstrapped U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cameron Elkins, 733rd Air Mobility Squadron air freight specialist, removes chains from an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 22, 2024. During peacetime, the HH-60G's primary tasks include civil search and rescue, emergency aeromedical evacuation, disaster relief and international aid. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Catherine Daniel) Details Download Hot pit refuel A U.S. Air Force 80th Fighter Generation Squadron crew chief marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon for hot pit refueling at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Jan. 17, 2024. Hot pit refueling is a technique used to eliminate downtime, increase reliability and enhance agility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Karla Parra) Details Download Free falling A member of the U.S. Air Force’s 31st Rescue Squadron jumps out of an MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Wing over Okinawa, Japan, Jan. 19, 2024. Pararescuemen are trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full-spectrum personnel recovery operations in both peacetime and combat environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tylir Meyer) 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.