AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Dec. 2, 2016 Thunderbirds perform in last show of the year The Thunderbirds’ F-16 Fighting Falcons sit on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., before Aviation Nation, Nov. 11, 2016. The Thunderbirds demonstrate the capabilities of the Air Force and the decisive combat power Airmen bring to threats against the U.S. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum) Details Download 11-25-16 U.S. Air Force Academy vs Boise State Football Arion Worthman, quarterback for the U.S. Air Force Academy, gets tackled as the Air Force Falcons met the Boise State Broncos at the Academy's Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 25, 2016. Air Force beat No. 19 Boise State 27-20, ending the Broncos' bid for the Mountain West title. The Falcons are heading to their ninth bowl game since coach Troy Calhoun took over in 2007. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan) Details Download South Dakota National Guard’s 1st Battalion A Soldier from the South Dakota National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 189th Aviation Regiment, descends from an UH-60 Black Hawk during exercise Combat Raider 1701 near Belle Fourche, S.D., Nov. 16, 2016. The exercise simulated rescuing two injured pilots that ejected from their aircraft in hostile territory. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class James L. Miller) Details Download Mission ready Senior Airman Jon Huggins, a 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a preflight inspection on a C-130J Super Hercules at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Nov. 16, 2016. The C-130 primarily performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission. The aircraft is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips and is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston) Details Download Boys in Blue Staff Sgt. Jeremy Wortham waits to lead in an honor guard flag detail to a ceremony Nov. 16, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. In 2016, the base's honor guard teams traveled 190,823 miles to complete 458 details between 20 counties and two states. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.) Details Download At the break of dawn Airmen from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, parachute into the Pacific Ocean at dawn Nov. 22, 2016, off the western coast Okinawa, Japan. The 320th STS Airmen train to operate in adverse conditions at sea or overland to accomplish their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Omari Bernard) Details Download Missile defenders practice recapture, recovery Senior Airman Brandon Thompson, a 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron defender, provides security during a recapture and recovery exercise at a missile complex in North Dakota Nov. 16, 2016. During the simulated scenario, defenders set up a security perimeter to watch for hostile forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Apryl Hall) Details Download show-of-force flyover A B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., performs a show-of-force flyover as part of a joint exercise rescue near Belle Fourche, S.D., Nov. 16, 2016. Combat Raider 1701 is a joint exercise that aims to maintain interoperability between air support and ground troops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class James L. Miller) Details Download 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse Capt. Jordan Petersen, a 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse, performs a preflight check on a Next Generation Portable Therapeutic Liquid Oxygen System during exercise Tropical Storm Greg Nov. 8, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Medical crews use this system to provide oxygen to patients during emergency aerial transportation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephanie Serrano) Details Download A-10 CTF conducts ops testing An A-10C Thunderbolt II flies past a fire after completing operational testing at Davis-Monthan Air Force base, Ariz., Nov. 28, 2016. The Air National Guard Air Force Reserve Command Test Center, A-10 Combined Test Force performed the testing to collect A-10 sensor performance data in the presence of a large fire. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier) 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.