Air Force Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Jan. 31, 2014 140123-F-RB551-002 A crew chief from the 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron sits in the cockpit of a B-52H Stratofortress during a one-on-one training session with Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ramsauer, Jan. 23, 2013, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Training is conducted daily and class sizes range from as few as one to 10 students. Ramsauer is a 372nd Training Squadron, Det. 22 crew chief instructor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Auld) Details Download 140125-F-XT249-145 Airmen load a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle on to a C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 25, 2014, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Aircrews are working around the clock to support Operation Enduring Freedom retrograde operations, airlifting equipment out of Afghanistan. Equipment is airlifted to regional logistics hubs where it is then sent by sealift to its final location. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson) Details Download 140123-F-ZV089-162 An Airman from the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron rinses the tail wing of a C-130J Hercules Jan. 23, 2014, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Dirt, grease, grime, exhaust carbon and hydraulic oils can hide cracks or other faults on an aircraft and must be washed before an isochronal inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Scott Poe) Details Download Red Flag 14-1 An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off during Red Flag 14-1 at Nellis AFB, Nev. The 414th Combat Training Squadron’s staff conducts the planning conferences where unit representatives and planning staff members develop the size and scope of their unit’s participation in Red Flag. All aspects of the exercise, including billeting of service members, transportation to Nellis AFB, range coordination, ordnance and munitions scheduling, and development of training scenarios designed to be as realistic as possible, fully exercising each participating unit's capabilities and objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard) Details Download 140124-F-DL987-069 Maintainers push a KC-135 Stratotanker engine into place Jan. 24, 2014, at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. Each engine weighs approximately 5,000 pounds and takes several Airmen and an engine trailer to move. Due to their weight, engine trailers and manpower are the easiest method for transporting engines across hangar floors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Preston Webb) Details Download 9 RW/PA U-2 pilots prepare to land a TU-2S at sunset Jan. 22, 2014, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. TU-2S are trainer aircraft used to gain proficiency before pilots deploy for operational missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings) Details Download 140124-F-SN009-034 Airman 1st Class Ross Keserich enters a firefighting training scenario Jan. 24, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Firefighters practice making low-entrances to ensure they are safe from the heated gases escaping the facility. Keserich is a 374th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Meagan Schutter) Details Download 140128-F-QQ999-008 A B-52 Stratofortress lands Jan. 28, 2014, at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia. The B-52 took part in short-term bilateral training with the RAAF. The B-52 is assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as part of U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Air Force rotational bomber presence in the Pacific. (Australian Department of Defence photo) Details Download 140128-F-NI493-151 Senior Airman Donald Bacha checks a target during M4 carbine qualifications Jan. 28, 2014, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen attempting to qualify on the M4 carbine fired a total of 196 shots. Bacha is a 23rd Security Forces Squadron combat arms training and maintenance instructor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan) Details Download 140129-F-BN304-002 A 92nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crane operator de-ices a KC-135 Stratotanker on the flightline for flight preparation Jan. 29, 2014, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Aircraft de-icing is a process in which liquid solutions are sprayed onto an aircraft during the winter to both defrost and prevent future precipitation from freezing. Snow and ice on the wings and rear tail component change their shape and disrupt the airflow making it difficult to fly and diminishes fuel economy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Details Download 140121-F-LP948-004 Maj. James Silva (left) and Lt. Col. Steven Myers complete a flight in the first newly-upgraded operational B-1B Lancer Jan. 21, 2014, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The B-1B was recently upgraded with an Integrated Battle Station, which is a combination of three different upgrades, including a Fully Integrated Data Link, Vertical Situation Display upgrade and Central Integrated System upgrade. Silva and Myers are B-1B pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Richard Ebensberger) Details Download Fearsome four-ship: 188th Warthogs train at Razorback Range Col. Mark Anderson and Maj. Doug Davis conduct a training mission Dec. 30, 2013, over Razorback Range at Fort Chaffee Maneuver Training Center, Ark. The sortie was one of the last four-ship training missions that will be conducted at the 188th Fighter Wing as it is currently transitioning from a fighter mission, to an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance/remotely piloted aircraft mission. Anderson is the 188th FW commander and Davis is the 188th FW, Det. 1 commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch) 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.