Air Force Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Nov. 7, 2014 Story title Staff Sgt. Gregory Lacy plays a guitar solo during a Red Ribbon Week concert Oct. 22, 2014, at the Edgewood Theater for Performing Arts in San Antonio, Texas. Lacy is a solo guitarist for the Band of the West horn band "Warhawk," The band performed a free concert to promote Red Ribbon Week, which endorses the full potential of healthy, drug free youth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joshua Rodriguez) Details Download 141106-F-DL404-001 A student pilot from the 80th Flying Training Wing assigned to the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot training (ENJJPT) program takes off at sunrise in a T-38 Talon Oct. 30, 2014, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The ENJJPT program is a challenging and rigorous 55-week course that tests pilots’ nerves and produces some of the best pilots in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Danny Webb) Details Download 2014 Global Strike Challenge score posting The total-force team of the 509th Bomb Wing and the 131st Bomb Wing wins the Fairchild Trophy for best bomb wing in the Air Force Nov. 5, 2014, at the 2014 Global Strike Challenge (GSC) score posting, hosted at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. After months of fierce competition, the ‘best of the best’ were named among GSC teams around Air Force Global Strike Command, Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command the Air National Guard. The 509th BW and the 131st BW are based at Whiteman AFB, Mo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Gonsier) Details Download 141030-F-OC707-900 A 40th Flight Test Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon sits in the anechoic chamber after completion of the initial round of testing simulations on the new M-7 software upgrade Oct. 30, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The M-7 software package will provide multiple advanced capabilities to the aircraft. The anechoic chamber is a room designed to stop reflections of either sound or electromagnetic waves. The room is insulated from exterior sources of noise. The room is part of a facility that allows testing of air-to-air and air-to-surface munitions and electronics systems on full-scale aircraft and land vehicles prior to open-air testing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Details Download 141103-F-VN235-387 Staff Sgt. Robert Eady conducts a well certification review Nov. 3, 2014, at Langley Air Force Base, Va. Nondestructive inspection technicians inspect foreign object debris discovered in an aircraft via X-ray. Debris, no matter the size, can lead to disastrous consequences if introduced into an aircraft engine. Eady is a 1st Maintenance Squadron NDI technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Antoinette Gibson) Details Download 141023-F-OC707-024 A 40th Flight Test Squadron F-15 Eagle soars upon takeoff for a morning sortie Oct. 23, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 40th FTS Airmen fly operational test missions in the F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-15 and A-10 Thunderbolt II. The 40th FTS is a squadron in the 96th Test Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Details Download 141103-F-VN235-230 Airman 1st Class Michael Griffin utilizes a stationary penetrant line Nov. 3, 2014, at Langley Air Force Base, Va. A penetrant is used to detect discontinuities, such as cracks and pits, open to the surface on parts made of nonporous materials. Griffin is a 1st Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Antoinette Gibson) Details Download 141101-F-RR679-808 The Thunderbirds Delta Formation perform the Delta Closer Nov. 2, 2014, during the Amigo Airshow, at Santa Teresa, N.M. The Thunderbirds are the premier precision-flying demonstration team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez) Details Download 141009-F-DM566-689 A special operations Airman aims his weapon to designate the location of a threat Oct. 9, 2014, during a training mission at Stanford Training Area near Thetford, England. Operators can equip their weapons with various tools like infrared lasers to help them accomplish their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony) Details Download CRW supports OUA Service members unload a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk from a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 30, 2014, during Operation United Assistance. The U.S. Africa Command-led operation provides command and control, logistics, training and engineering support to the U.S. government’s efforts to contain the Ebola virus outbreak in West African nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Gustavo Gonzalez) Details Download Southern Strike 15 Reserve Master Sgt. Matt Jackson conducts en route casualty care training Nov. 3, 2014, on board a Kentucky Air National Guard C-130H2 Hercules during Exercise Southern Strike 15 near the Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC) in Gulfport, Miss. Southern Strike is a total-force, multi-service training exercise that emphasizes air-to-air, air-to-ground and special operations forces training opportunities. Jackson is a 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight medic, based at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The C-130H2 is assigned to the 165th Airlift Squadron, at Louisville, Ky. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo) 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.