Air Force Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Jan. 10, 2014 Five F-22 Raptors fly in formation during an event held in their honor Jan. 6, 2014, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. These jets mark the beginning of a new mission at Tyndall AFB and are the first five of 24 marked to call Tyndall AFB their new home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dustin Mullen) Details Download First Snow Fall Hits Dover AFB Aircraft maintenance personnel tow a C-5M Super Galaxy down the flightline Jan. 3, 2014, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Snow removal crews from the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron cleared the flightline during and after a recent snow storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik) Details Download Competition tests 177th Fighter Wing load crews' skills Airman 1st Class Desmond Charles disassembles a GBU-12 Paveway II mounted on an F-16C Fighting Falcon during the annual load crew competition Jan. 9, 2014, at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. Charles is an aircraft armament systems specialist assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, 177th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht) Details Download 2nd Annual Matthew S. Schwartz Memorial Plunge Gene Duran scrambles to get out of the icy waters of Sloan Lake, Cheyenne, Wyo., during the second annual Matthew S. Schwartz Memorial Polar Plunge Jan. 4, 2014. Participants braved 16-degree air and 30-degree water temperatures to raise money for a foundation which helps wounded explosive ordnance technicians and their families. Duran is the 90th Civil Engineer Squadron unit deployment manager. (U.S. Air Force photo/R.J. Oriez) Details Download Senior Airman Jamie Young looks through the diagnostics of a C-130J Hercules to ensure it is working properly Dec. 18, 2013, at Sigonella Naval Air Station, Italy. Airmen of the 37th Airlift Squadron, assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, delivered much-needed supplies and personnel to Central African Republic, Africa, in order to help stabilize the region after recent conflicts. Young is a 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg) Details Download Air Force firefighters suppress an engine and fuel fire during a live-fire training exercise Jan. 8, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. This training prepared Airmen for real-world scenarios and kept them qualified for their annual requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese) Details Download A-10 Thunderbolt II An A-10 Thunderbolt II flies a combat sortie Jan. 7, 2014, over northeast Afghanistan. The A-10 is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close-air support of ground forces. The A-10 is assigned to the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson) Details Download KC-135 Aerial Refueling mission A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a NATO E-3 Sentry Jan. 7, 2014, over northeast Afghanistan. The crew of the Stratotanker provided fuel for coalition aircraft during the more than 10-hour combat sortie. The KC-135 is assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson) Details Download Airman 1st Class Andrew Bracamontes, left, and Senior Airman Matthew Howard double check equipment prior to boarding a C-130J Hercules, Dec. 18, 2013, at Sigonella Naval Air Station, Italy. Fly-away security team members provided security for the Airmen of the 37th Airlift Squadron during a mission to Central African Republic, Africa. The 37th AS delivered much-needed supplies and personnel as part of a peace-keeping mission to support the civilian population disrupted by the nation’s recent conflicts. Bracamontes and Howard are FAST members assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg) Details Download Senior Airman Anthony Green tests the panel fan on an A-10 Thunderbolt II Dec. 30, 2013, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The A-10 Thunderbolt II provides close-air support for troops on the ground. Green is a 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron electrical environmental journeyman. He is deployed from the 23rd Component Maintenance Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman) 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.