AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo April 29, 2016 Birds of Prey An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 492nd Fighter Squadron peels off from a formation April 20, 2016, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The F-15s conducted air-to-air fighter integration training with F-22 Raptors from the 95th Fighter Squadron, which allowed the legacy aircraft a unique opportunity to fly alongside the advanced fifth-generation aircraft while working with joint partners and NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) Details Download LaFayette Escadrille A B-52 Stratofortress flies over the Lafayette Escadrille Memorial in Marnes-la-Coquette, France, April 20, 2016, during a ceremony honoring the 268 Americans who joined the French air force before the U.S. officially engaged in World War I. In addition to the B-52, four F-22 Raptors, four French Mirage 2000Ns and a World War I-era Steerman PT-17 biplane performed flyovers during the ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Layfette Escadrille’s formation. Men of the Lafayette Escadrille and Lafayette Flying Crops were critical to the formation of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua DeMotts) Details Download AirPower soars over Hampton Roads The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform aerial maneuvers during the AirPower over Hampton Roads Open House at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 24, 2016. Originally scheduled to perform three times at the open house, the team only performed once due to weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) Details Download RED HORSE paves the way Airman 1st Class Bryan Daniel, a heavy equipment operator with the 823rd RED HORSE Squadron, sifts freshly laid asphalt to the proper depth at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 20, 2016. As part of a two-week milling and paving training course, more than 20 Airmen from across the globe participated by laying asphalt to repair a parking lot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick) Details Download C-130 crew chiefs ensure aircraft are mission capable Crew chiefs with the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Maintenance Group tow an aircraft inside a hangar to facilitate maintenance April 21, 2016 in Cheyenne, Wyo. Maintainers must tow the aircraft in the hangar when wind gusts are above maximum limits to perform certain types of repairs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Charles Delano) Details Download 57th RQS showcases capabilities to Civic Leaders Pararescuemen assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron use the Jaws of Life to tear apart a vehicle's roof to remove a mock victim during a combat search and rescue demonstration at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 21, 2016. Pararescuemen and members of the 48th Security Forces Squadron demonstrated the rescue during a Chief of Staff of the Air Force Civic Leader Program visit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Emerson Nuñez) Details Download Maintainers ensure HH-60 flight Airman 1st Class Ian Wilkerson, a 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communication navigation specialist, checks the radio systems of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a preflight inspection April 26, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Maintenance and inspections are conducted before and after every mission to ensure aircraft safety and longevity. (U.S. Air Force photo/Naoto Anazawa) Details Download 374th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Capt. Daniel Stancin, a 36th Airlift Squadron navigator, applies face paint during survival, evasion, resistance and escape training at Tama Hills Recreation Area, Japan, April 21, 2016. The SERE training keeps personnel prepared for contingency situations, such as evading and escaping capture behind enemy lines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Delano Scott) Details Download Earthquake Relief An Air Force team sets up a mobile air traffic control tower at Eloy Alfaro International Airport in Manta, Ecuador, April 26, 2016. The portable tower will help local controllers increase the flow of humanitarian aid entering the country. The United States, in coordination with the Ecuadorian government, deployed 12 U.S Airmen to Ecuador to support international relief efforts for victims of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. (Courtesy photo/U.S. Embassy Quito) Details Download AirPower soars over Hampton Roads An F-22 Raptor performs an aerial maneuver during the AirPower over Hampton Roads Open House at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 24, 2016. The Raptor, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to rapidly project air dominance and defeat threats attempting to deny access to the nation's military services. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman) Details Download Airmen compete for German badge Airmen assigned to the Missouri Air National Guard‘s139th Airlift Wing participate in a ruck march in Elwood, Kan., April 22, 2016. The Airmen were qualifying for the German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency. The event included running, swimming, sprints, pullup hang, pistol marksmanship and a ruck march. Participants could qualify in bronze, silver or gold categories. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Michael Crane) Details Download AFRICAN LION 16 A U.S. Airman and a Royal Netherlands Army soldier wrestle after receiving a level two exposure to pepper spray as part of a nonlethal weapons class during exercise African Lion 16 in Tifnit, Morocco, April 23, 2016. The participants of the class had the opportunity to receive either a level one or two exposure before practicing nonlethal skills learned during the class. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey) Details Download AFRICAN LION 16 Military members participating in exercise African Lion 16 gather inside a tent at the end of the day in Tifnit, Morocco, April 23, 2016. Of the 11 nations participating in the annual exercise were a group of U.S. military members, Royal Moroccan Armed Forces members, Spanish Legion soldiers and Royal Netherlands Army soldiers. They lived in field conditions and participated in daily familiarization with other nations’ tactics to improve interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey) 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.