AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo July 31, 2015 Airmen fired up about training at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center Members of the 122nd Fighter Wing fire department battle a simulated aircraft fire July 22, 2015, at the Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena, Mich. The 122nd FW is based at Fort Wayne, Ind. (Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. William Hopper) Details Download F-15E Strike Eagle An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 389th Fighter Squadron takes off during Red Flag 15-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 21, 2015. Aircraft and personnel deploy to Nellis AFB for Red Flag under the air expeditionary force concept and make up the exercise's "blue" forces. By working together, these blue forces are able to utilize the diverse capabilities of their aircraft to execute specific missions, such as air interdiction, combat search and rescue, close air support, dynamic targeting, and defensive counter air. The 389th FS is from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Thomas Spangler) Details Download 5th CES particpates in rope rescue class An Airman from the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron hangs upside down during rappelling training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 9, 2015. Repelling was a portion of a rope rescue class provided to Airmen to prepare them to descend down the side of buildings or enter confined spaces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Sahara L. Fale) Details Download Search and rescue ready A UH-N1 Iroquois circles trees during a search and rescue training mission near Garrison, N.D., July 20, 2015. The crew practiced search and rescue operations in preparation for the upcoming Air Force Global Strike Command’s Global Strike Challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephanie Morris) Details Download Pre-Ranger A security forces Airman plunges into the combat water survival test at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., July 17, 2015. The event was part of a daylong course for Airmen across the Front Range area to determine if they are physically and mentally ready to attend the U.S. Army Pre-Ranger Training Assessment Course, a prerequisite to attending U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez) Details Download Final Tyndall QF-4 takeoff Lt. Col. Todd Houchins, the 53rd Test Support Squadron commander, signals before the final takeoff of the last QF-4 Aerial Target on Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., July 24, 2015. The QF-4 was assigned to the 82nd Aerial Target Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz) Details Download TV chef featured at Patrick AFB Celebrity chef Robert Irvine toured base facilities, interacted with Airmen, and participated in a live show at the base theater on Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., July 23, 2015. Irvine has appeared on a variety of Food Network programs including “Dinner: Impossible,” “Worst Cooks in America,” “Restaurant: Impossible” and “Restaurant Express.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Matthew Jurgens) Details Download Lift off A Delta IV rocket carrying Wideband Global Satcom-7 aboard lifts off July 23, 2015, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. WGS is the nation's next-generation wideband satellite communications system supporting Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and international partners around the world. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance) Details Download The process Members of the 23rd Component Maintenance Squadron Propulsion Flight perform maintenance on a TF-34 engine July 27, 2015, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23rd CMS supplies the 74th and 75th Fighter Squadrons with TF-34s in support of Moody AFB’s A-10C Thunderbolt IIs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Greg Nash) Details Download F-35 night flight An F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base takes off July 28, 2015. Since 2010, the F-35 has flown more than 30,000 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Staci Miller) 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.