AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Sept. 25, 2015 F-22s in Europe A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor pilot from the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., flies over the Baltic Sea Sept. 4, 2015. The U.S. Air Force has deployed four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, approximately 60 Airmen and associated equipment to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. While these aircraft and Airmen are in Europe, they will conduct air training with other Europe-based aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson/Released) Details Download Airmen flood support to Kanuma Airman 1st Class Thomas Smith, assigned to the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron fire protection, shovels mud from an irrigation system in Kanuma City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, Sept. 15, 2015, after floodwaters hit the city. Smith and other members of a large volunteer force from Yokota Air Base ventured to Tochigi to assist locals with mud removal, sand bagging and fixing what was broken during a recent flood and landslide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez) Details Download 730th AMS catching the big birds Staff Sgt. Randall Ard, 730th Air Mobility Squadron crew chief, clears the runway for a C-5 Galaxy at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 31, 2015. The 730th AMS provides maintenance support to four types of aircraft, including the world’s largest U.S. military aircraft, the C-5. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Baker/Released) Details Download 106th Rescue Wing Honor Guard takes part in Sept. 11 Memorial Senior Airmen Corey Smith, Dwayne Morgan and Dominic Surinaga, all members of the 106th Rescue Wing’s honor guard, take part in a memorial at Westhampton Beach for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. During this event, the honor guard displayed the colors and presented a folded American flag to Christine Dwyer, the sister of Army Pfc. Joseph Dwyer who died in 2008. Dwyer was featured in an iconic photo taken of him helping an Iraqi boy to safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Muncy) Details Download Deployers return A C-130J Super Hercules taxis onto the flight line after returning from supporting operations in Southwest Asia Sept. 15, 2015, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. About 400 Little Rock AFB Airmen are currently deployed around the globe supporting wartime and contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Poe) Details Download Pope Francis Pope Francis, escorted by President Barack Obama, greets Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl, the archbishop of Washington, and Maj. Gen. Darryl Burke, the Air Force District of Washington commander, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 22, 2015. This marked the first visit by the current pope to the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys) Details Download 408th F-16s U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 408th Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, conduct aerial refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall Air Base, England during a training sortie Sept. 9, 2015, over The United Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson/Released) Details Download Deployers return Capt. Boston McClain, a 61st Airlift Squadron co-pilot, embraces his wife after returning from deployment Sept. 15, 2015, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Little Rock AFB Airmen specialize in combat airlift and expeditionary support downrange. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Poe) Details Download Future Pilot A child looks out the window of a C-130 Hercules during the Japanese-American friendship festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 20, 2015. Yokota invited visitors to explore the inside of some of the aircraft on display at the festival. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Baker) Details Download Getting fired up Chief Master Sgt. Vincent Marler, the 48th Fighter Wing command chief, sprays a mock F-15 fighter jet with water during live-fire training at the burn pit on Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Sept. 17, 2015. Marler joined the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department training to understand the skills and techniques required to effectively put out an aircraft fire. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride) Details Download Warbirds take the sky A P-51 Mustang flies over Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, during a military tattoo Sept. 16, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant) Details Download Ellsworth begins flight operations in PRTC A B-1 Lancer prepares for takeoff at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 18, 2015. Ellsworth aircraft began conducting training missions in the Powder River Training Complex, allowing for an 85 percent increase in local flight training, ensuring more efficient use of resources. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class James L. Miller) Details Download Warbirds take the sky A sunset is seen through the nose of a B-25 Mitchell during a military tattoo held at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, Sept. 16, 2015. The “warbird flight” consisted of two B-25 Mitchells, two P-40 Warhawks and a P-51 Mustang. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan J. Sonnier) Details Download First F-35A local training sortie Lt. Col. George Watkins, the 34th Fighter Squadron commander, flies a combat-coded F-35A Lightning II aircraft past the control tower at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Sept. 17, 2015. During the sortie, the base’s first, Watkins conducted mission qualification training focusing on weapons employment, range familiarization and mission system proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alex R. Lloyd) 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.