Air Force Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Feb. 27, 2015 Students of the 364th Students of the 364th Training Squadron's electrical systems course practice climbing power poles as part of a familiarization and trust exercise with the safety equipment Feb. 3, 2015, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. They spent an extended period suspended to simulate a lengthy installation or repair as part of the training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Danny Webb) Details Download An Airman marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon An Airman marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon to a stop Feb. 5, 2015, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The mission of the 20th Fighter Wing is to provide combat ready airpower and Airmen, to meet any challenge, anytime, anywhere. The Airman is assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan Bass) Details Download Ramstein AB celebrates 64th annual Fasching parade Members of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band interact with the crowd during the Fasching parade Feb. 17, 2015, in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany. The USAFE Band and approximately 1,400 other participants marched in the parade for more than two hours, entertaining the crowd. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Timothy Moore) Details Download Oregon F-15 Eagles An F-15D Eagle takes off Feb. 19, 2015, from the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. The F-15 is assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. John Hughel) Details Download Security Forces Guardsmen conduct small arms training Members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Security Forces Squadron conducted small arms training Feb. 18, 2015, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The guardsmen qualified on the M240 and M249 machine guns during their annual training in preparation for future deployments. (Alaska Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton) Details Download Cope North 2015 A B-52H Stratofortress flies during exercise Cope North 15, Feb. 17, 2015, off the coast of Guam. During the exercise, the U.S., Japan and Australia air forces worked on developing combat capabilities enhancing air superiority, electronic warfare, air interdiction, tactical airlift and aerial refueling. The B-52H is assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson) Details Download Kadena opens gates for 2015 Okinawa Marathon Thousands of runners pass through Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 15, 2015, during the 2015 Okinawa Marathon. A 2.8-kilometer portion of the 42-km race went through Kadena AB. A team of nine municipalities including Kadena AB came together to host the Okinawa Marathon, the only marathon in Japan that runs through a U.S. military installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tim Flack) Details Download Thunderbirds fly over Daytona 500 The Thunderbirds Delta Formation flies over the Daytona International Speedway during a practice flight Feb. 21, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard) Details Download Honor guardsmen practice Honor guardsmen practice live-firing party movements Feb. 9, 2015, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. The firing party ceremonial tradition dates back to the Civil War, and consists of firing three rounds to symbolize the removal of fallen Soldiers from the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Zachary Hada) Details Download Cope North 2015 U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian air force aircraft fly in formation during Cope North 15, Feb. 17, 2015, off the coast of Guam. During the exercise, the U.S., Japan and Australia air forces worked on developing combat capabilities enhancing air superiority, electronic warfare, air interdiction, tactical airlift and aerial refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson) 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.