AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Dec. 10, 2021 KC-10s on the flight line Two KC-10 Extenders taxi on the flight line at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 1, 2021. While the KC-10's primary mission is aerial refueling, it can combine the tasks of a tanker and cargo aircraft by simultaneously refueling aircraft and transporting support personnel and equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch) Details Download Clearing a path Special tactics operators assigned to the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. observe as a C-17 Globemaster III takes off from a runway they’ve cleared during a humanitarian aid and disaster relief scenario at Moses Lake, Wash., Nov. 30, 2021. The 22nd STS trained on airfield survey, rescue and emergency medical techniques during a humanitarian aid and disaster relief exercise designed to maintain readiness for worldwide crisis response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carly Kavish) Details Download Airmen celebrate the holidays Airmen assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, celebrate the holidays with their families during the Annual Christmas Celebration at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 5, 2021. Children and family members visited Santa, participated in gift giveaways and played games. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Audrey Chappell) Details Download Dusty takeoff A C-17 Globemaster III from the 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., takes off at Delamar Dry Lake, Nev., during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration held at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 4, 2021. The C-17 is the most flexible aircraft to enter the airlift force with capabilities for rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Rufus) Details Download Tuskegee Airman honored Retired Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, documented Tuskegee Airman, holds up a bottle of cola to honor the tradition of shooting down an enemy aircraft during his tour of the 99th Flying Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Dec. 6, 2021. In celebration of the U.S. Air Force’s 75th anniversary, McGee was treated to a heritage tour of the 99th FTS and participated in a training mission in a T-1A Jayhawk flight simulator. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sean M. Worrell) Details Download Departing the flightline Two HH-60W Jolly Green IIs take off from the flightline at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 17, 2021, as part of exercise Mosaic Tiger 22-1. During the exercise, MacDill AFB acted as a contingency location to test the 23rd Wing's Command and Control of dispersed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Briana Beavers) Details Download Victory formation Air Force football players celebrate following the signing of the Alma Mater after defeating the University of Nevada, at the Falcon Stadium, U.S. Air Force Academy, Nov. 26, 2021. The Air Force defeated Nevada 48-14 in their final game of the regular season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download Strike Eagle takeoff A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Dec. 2, 2021. The 48th Fighter Wing conducts routine training sorties to ensure pilots remain prepared to meet mission requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Olivia Gibson) Details Download Fighting Falcon receives fuel A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker above the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Dec. 2, 2021. The F-16 is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that delivers war-winning airpower to the U.S. Central Command AOR. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hernandez) Details Download Missile load competition Staff Sgt. Kenyah Smith, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team chief, and Airman 1st Class Logan Millman (right), 44th AMU weapons load crew member, install wings on an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile during a load competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 30, 2021. Weapons load crews must be proficient in performing approximately 800 critical steps that maintain the safety, security and reliability of weapons systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anna Nolte) 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.