AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Dec. 3, 2021 Airman’s best friend U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Anthony Stuart, a military working dog handler assigned to the 39th Security Forces Squadron, waits with his K-9 partner, Nico, prior to a joint training event at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Nov. 22, 2021. Explosive ordnance disposal, medical and military working dog experts conducted operations to detect explosive devices, react to enemy contact, prepare wounded personnel for evacuation and provide follow-on care at fortified medical facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandt Self) Details Download Operation Christmas Drop An Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron takes off at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Dec. 1, 2021, in support of the 70th annual Operation Christmas Drop. The weeklong international effort allows Pacific Air Forces Airmen to work with partner nations to build interoperability for future real-world humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe) Details Download Overcoming the pain Chief Master Sgt. William Hebb, installation command chief, is sprayed with oleoresin capsicum, also known as pepper spray, during a 66th Security Forces Squadron Honorary Beret Program training at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Nov. 12, 2021. The program allows personnel an in-depth look at the required training of security forces defenders to earn their berets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy) Details Download Desert inversion Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies during a demonstration practice at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 5, 2021. Wolfe led the team at 17 air shows in the 2021 season, culminating the year at the Thunder & Lightning over Arizona Air Show held on Davis-Monthan AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Codie Trimble) Details Download Responding to the call A U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician responds to a simulated attack during a field training exercise at Forward Operating Base Gerber, Kuwait, Nov. 17, 2021. The 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Flight hosted the FTX, which included ordnance clearing, identifying homemade explosives and defeating unmanned aerial vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael S. Murphy) Details Download Over the Gulf A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor with the 43d Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, flies over the Gulf of Mexico during Checkered Flag 22-1, Nov. 9, 2021. Checkered Flag is a large-force aerial exercise held at Tyndall, which fosters readiness and interoperability through the incorporation of fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft during air-to-air combat training. The 22-1 iteration of the exercise was held Nov. 8-19, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Betty R. Chevalier) Details Download Salute to service Airmen from the 914th Air Refueling Wing, Air Force Reserve, and the 107th Attack Wing, Air National Guard, greet members of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts as they prepare to enter the field at Highmark Stadium, Orchard Park, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2021. The game, hosted by the Buffalo Bills, was designated as a Salute to Service game honoring service members, veterans and their families. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Michael Janker) Details Download Thunderbird diamond The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform their last show of the 2021 season at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 10, 2021.The Thunderbirds perform for people around the world displaying the pride, precision and professionalism the U.S. Air Force represents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew D. Sarver) Details Download Feel the heat Airmen extinguish a simulated aircraft fire during a training exercise at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 10, 2021. The training was held to familiarize participants with aircraft firefighting operations similar to conditions they would face during aircraft incidents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Breanna Gossett) Details Download Stratofortress integration A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 340th Weapons Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., takes off during a U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., Nov. 18, 2021. The B-52 is a long-range bomber capable of dropping or launching a vast array of weapons in the U.S. inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo by William R. Lewis) Details Download Standing proud Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. and his wife, Sharene, pose with the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Nov. 23, 2021. During the tour of the 11th Operations Group, Brown watched team demonstrations and performances by the Honor Guard, the U.S. Air Force Band and Air Force Arlington National Cemetery Chaplaincy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Smith) Details Download Gas and go A KC-46 Pegasus assigned to the 931st Air Refueling Wing, McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., refuels an F-15C Eagle while an F-16 Fighting Falcon and F-15C assigned to Eglin AFB, Fla., fly alongside while over the Gulf of Mexico, Nov. 18, 2021. The aircraft were participating in Checkered Flag 22-1, a large-force aerial exercise held at Tyndall AFB, Fla., fostering readiness and interoperability through the incorporation of fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft during air-to-air combat training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. 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.