AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Feb. 2, 2024 Foggy inspection Senior Airman Hector Orenga, 305th Air Mobility Wing crew chief, conducts engine inspections on a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Jan. 24, 2024. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in deployed areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sergio Avalos) Details Download Honorable moment Senior Airman Ty Mathes, an honor guardsman assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing, tucks in a corner of the American flag during a full-honors funeral demonstration at the Honor Guard graduation ceremony Jan. 26, 2024, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Thirteen new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course and demonstrated flag detail, rifle volley, pallbearer and bugler procedures for friends, family and leadership. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.) Details Download Falcon in flight An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron takes off during Red Flag 24-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan 25, 2024. Red Flag Nellis 24-1 provided unique training that emphasized preparing Airmen for high-end warfighting and strategic competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Heather Ley) Details Download Chilly rescue Airman 1st Class Victor Glavan and Airman David Dicken of 90th Civil Engineer Squadron participate in an Ice Rescue Course rescue scenario on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Jan. 26, 2024. The course is conducted to teach proper rescue techniques and procedures to members of the F.E. Warren and Cheyenne fire departments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mattison Cole) Details Download Pacific refueling A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor receives fuel from a 203rd Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Sentry Aloha 24-01, Jan. 23, 2024, over the Pacific Ocean. Sentry Aloha is an ongoing series of exercises hosted by the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing, enabling tailored, cost-effective, and realistic combat training for Air National Guard, U.S. Air Force, and other Defense Department services to provide U.S. warfighters with the skill sets necessary to perform homeland defense and overseas combat missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mysti Bicoy) Details Download Learning the mission Airmen attending the First Term Enlisted Course learn about the airlift capabilities of a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 29, 2024. FTEC is designed to transition junior enlisted Airmen from a training mindset to a mission-oriented environment and prepares Airmen for their role in the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Makensie Cooper) Details Download Taxi to takeoff A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 69th Bomb Squadron taxis down the flightline at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 30, 2024. The 69th Bomb Squadron plays a critical role in the 5th Bomb Wing’s mission to provide global strike and combat capabilities to geographic commanders around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lieutenant Casen Salitore) Details Download Masters of the Air Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass signs a “Masters of the Air” poster at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 27, 2024. The “Masters of the Air” series follows the actions of the 100th Bomb Group, a B-17 Flying Fortress unit in the Eighth Air Force during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gianluca Ciccopiedi) Details Download Ready for takeoff U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nathalie Olarte, crew chief, launches an F-16 Fighting Falcon from an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Jan. 14, 2024. The F-16 can fly more than 500 miles, deliver its weapons with superior accuracy, defend itself against enemy aircraft, and return to its starting point. The U.S. Air Force’s expeditionary capability enables U.S. and coalition forces to rapidly establish credible, combat-ready forces within USCENTCOM’s AOR to proactively deter potential adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexander Cook) Details Download Boomshakalaka Beau Becker, U.S. Air Force Academy cadet, slam dunks during a fast break versus New Mexico Jan. 20, 2024, at the Academy’s Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. Air Force was defeated by New Mexico 66-85. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download Handled with care U.S. Air Force Airmen with the 33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit and 718th Aircraft Maintenance Unit offload an HH-60W Jolly Green II at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 26, 2024. The HH-60W is designed for mission-critical operations, including personnel recovery, humanitarian missions, civil search and rescue, disaster relief, medical evacuation and non-combatant evacuations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan R. Sifuentes) Details Download Mission ready Airman 1st Class Jakayla Toombs, 607th Air Control Squadron aircraft controller, dons an explosive ordnance disposal bomb suit, Jan. 26, 2024, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Toombs was immersed in the EOD mission after earning recognition from her unit leadership for outstanding performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mason Hargrove) Details Download Birthday tour First Lt. Micala Bruce, 349th Air Refueling Squadron pilot, and Lt Col. Kristen Smith, 349th ARS director of operations, walk with WWII veteran Katie Conkling at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Jan. 18, 2024. Conkling celebrated her 103rd birthday with a tour of the base and the inside of the KC-46A Pegasus. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Gavin Hameed) Details Download Practice makes perfect An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team performs a practice airshow at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Jan. 11, 2023. The demo team regularly performs rehearsals to maintain flying certifications and 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.