Air Force Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Nov. 8, 2013 War Week prepares Airmen for real-life situations Tech. Sgt. Matthew Campbell guards pararescuemen during a war week exercise Oct. 29, 2013, at Marine Corps Camp Hansen's training area in Japan. Airmen from the 31st RQS and 33rd Rescue Squadron on Kadena Air Base; 212th Air National Guard from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; and the 48th Rescue Squadron of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.; participated in the three-day exercise in order to prepare for potential real-life situations while deployed down-range. Campbell is the 31st Rescue Squadron combat arms NCO in charge. Details Download 131029-F-MD332-1214 Airmen from the 31st Rescue Squadron load simulated casualties onto a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from the 33rd Rescue Squadron Oct. 29, 2013, during a war week exercise at Marine Corps Camp Hansen's training area in Japan. Several volunteers from around Kadena Air Base played roles ranging from opposing forces to injured personnel in order to assist members of the 31st RQS and 33rd RQS in training scenarios. Details Download Weapons Training Capt. Charles Trovarello fires an M203 during weapons training Nov. 3, 2013. The M203 is a single shot 40 mm grenade launcher designed to attach to a rifle. It uses the same rounds as the older stand alone M79 break-action grenade launcher, which utilizes the High-Low Propulsion System to keep recoil forces low. Trovarello is assigned to 439th Security Forces Squadron, Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. Details Download A B-52H Stratofortress flies over Minot Air Force Base, N.D., during a training exercise Nov. 3, 2013. In a conventional conflict, the B-52H can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations. Details Download Students train on recovering an F-15 Eagle aircraft that experienced landing gear failure Oct. 28, 2013, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The training crews utilized a dedicated wire rope sling and a 55-ton crane to lift the aircraft to the proper height simulating placing the aircraft into a flatbed trailer to remove it from the runway. The students are assigned to the 362nd Training Squadron, Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery course, or CDDAR. Details Download Green Flag-West A pilot launches an F-16 Fighting Falcon for a training mission during Green Flag-West Nov. 4, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Green Flag-West provides joint close-air support training for forces preparing to support combat operations. The pilot is from the 157th Fighter Squadron at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina Air National Guard. Details Download LOX servicing Airman 1st Class Christopher Garrison performs liquid oxygen, or LOX, servicing Nov. 6, 2013, at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. LOX is primarily used as aviator breathing oxygen. Garrison is an F-16C Fighting Falcon crew chief assigned to the 177th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Details Download 67th FS returns to Kadena An F-15 Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron breaks away from a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker over the Pacific Ocean Oct. 28, 2013. For more than three weeks, six F-15s from the 67th FS trained with the Singapore air force to improve international cohesion and further develop allied partnerships for the security of the Asia-Pacific region. Details Download Aircraft washing: not your average bubble bath Airman 1st Class Courtney Swain pulls waterproof tape off of an F-16 Fighting Falcon after a routine cleaning Oct. 28, 2013, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The tape ensures that water does not get into places that could be damaged during the jets cleaning at the wash rack. Swain is a 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons apprentice. Details Download Joint team brings ammo to Max Thunder Airman 1st Class Gerald Rascoe helps Marine Corps ordnance technicians load a missile Nov. 4, 2013, at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The 8th Maintenance Squadron munitions systems section builds and maintains missiles and bombs in support of the Marine Corps ordnance technicians during Max Thunder. The Airmen participated in the Marine mission and are just one of several teams working side-by-side during the exercise. Rascoe is an 8th Maintenance Squadron munitions systems apprentice. Details Download Operation Enduring Freedom; Bomber Air Refueling Mission Lt. Col. Sloan Hollis maneuvers a B-1B Lancer bomber over Southern Afghanistan, Nov. 6, 2013. Hollis is a 379th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron commander and pilot. Details Download This week's photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.