AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Sept. 1, 2016 Assurance and Deterrence Multiple B-2 Spirits land for aircraft recovery as storm clouds gather Aug. 24, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The B-2s low-observable, or stealth, characteristics give it the ability to penetrate an enemy’s most sophisticated defenses and threaten its most valued, heavily defended targets, while avoiding adversary detection, tracking and engagement. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jovan Banks) Details Download 106th Security Forces Squadron Trains on the Firing Range Staff Sgt. Robert Converse, a member of the 106th Rescue Wing Security Forces Squadron, fires a M240 machine gun during a training event at the Suffolk County Range in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2016. Security forces members regularly train on the use and upkeep of these weapons, as well as the M249 squad automatic weapon, M4 carbine and M9 pistol. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy) Details Download EMT Rodeo 2016 Emergency medical technicians participating in the 2016 EMT Rodeo exit a CV-22 Osprey at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., Aug. 25, 2016. Cannon Air Force Base’s EMT Rodeo tests the skills of medical professionals from across the Air Force through a series of innovative, high-pressure scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez) Details Download 106th Rescue Wing Fire Department at Work Staff Sgt. Daniel Glenn, a firefighter with the 106th Rescue Wing, operates a powered saw in order to cut through a reinforced cinder block wall at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y., Aug. 25, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy) Details Download Aviano supports joint airborne training U.S. Army 173rd Airborne Brigade and German Army 1st Airborne Brigade paratroopers jump out of a C-130 Hercules near Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 25, 2016. The C-130 was from the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey) Details Download Vietnam Veterans honored, Air Force welcomes new vice chief of staff The U.S. Air Force Band performs in a public concert at the Air Force Memorial to honor Vietnam War veterans Aug. 26, 2016, in Arlington, Va. Prior to attending the concert, Air Force Undersecretary Lisa S. Disbrow and Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein welcomed Gen. Stephen W. Wilson as the service's new vice chief of staff at a reception in the Fort Myer Officer's Club. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts) Details Download Northern Lightning 2016 Pilots with the 33rd Fighter Wing prepare to take off during exercise Northern Lightning at Volk Field, Wis., Aug. 26, 2016. Northern Lightning is a joint total force exercise that gives the Air National Guard, Air Force and Navy a chance to practice offensive counter air, suppression and destruction of enemy air defense and close air support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stormy Archer) Details Download The Thunderbirds Return From Washington A KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., refuels a Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcon during the air demonstration team’s return to Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 29, 2016. The Thunderbirds performed at the Airshow and Warrior Expo at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 27-28. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz) Details Download 18th Wing conducts aircraft generation exercise Maintainers from the 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and pilots assigned to the 44th and 67th Fighter Squadrons conduct a mass aircraft generation exercise Aug. 22-23, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Maintainers loaded weapons onto F-15 Eagles before the aircraft taxied and were dispersed around the flightline. . (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft) Details Download Red Flag 16-4: Mad Hatters F-15E Strikes Eagle from the 492nd Fighter Squadron return from a sortie in support for exercise Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug 24, 2016. Red Flag is the Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise and one of a series of advanced training programs that is administered by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and executed through the 414th Combat Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) Details Download 67th AMU swing shift Airmen ensure F-15s remain ready for launch Airman Marquel Marshall and Airman 1st Class Darris Little, both 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit F-15 Eagle crew chiefs, service a liquid oxygen converter on the flightline Aug. 24, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Marshal and Little work as swing shift maintainers, ensuring around-the-clock mission readiness of Kadena AB’s F-15s. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft) Details Download Arctic Chinook An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 210th Rescue Squadron takes off after loading simulated casualties during exercise Arctic Chinook near Kotzebue, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2016. Arctic Chinook is a joint U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Northern Command sponsored exercise, which focuses on multinational search and rescue readiness to respond to a mass rescue operation requirement in the Arctic. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton) Details Download The Thunderbirds Return From Washington The Thunderbirds fly over Crater Lake, Oregon, during their return to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 29, 2016. The Thunderbirds performed at the Airshow and Warrior Expo at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 27-28. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz) 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.