AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo May 27, 2022 She Flies with Her Own Wings Senior Airman Jessica Pieper, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team dedicated crew chief, catches an F-35A in preparation for the Oregon International Air Show, May 19, 2022, at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. Dubbed the "She Flies with Her Own Wings" air show, the event was considered an all-female air show including female performers, maintenance personnel, emcees, and air bosses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner) Details Download Future leaders The U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2022 graduates toss their hats into the sky as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” roar overhead during the graduation ceremony in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 25, 2022. During the ceremony, 970 cadets crossed the stage to become the Air Force and Space Force’s newest second lieutenants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong) Details Download Aggressor Squadron An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron takes off during Black exercise Flag 22-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 10, 2022. The mission of the Aggressor Squadron is to prepare warfighters to win in air combat against any pacing competitors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josey Blades) Details Download Century Ride Chief Master Sgt. Jeremy Murphy, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group senior enlisted leader, rides his bike during Virginia Capital Trail Cap2Cap Century Ride, May 6, 2022. Murphy is planning to ride with the Air Force Cycling Team in the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, a seven-day ride across Iowa. The AFCT helps fellow bike riders with mechanical issues and basic first aid, along with being ambassadors for the Air Force. (Courtesy photo) Details Download Stealth bomber Lt. Gen. Michael A. Loh, Air National Guard director, taxis a B-2 Spirit out of its hangar at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., May 14, 2022. Loh visited Whiteman AFB to observe training and operations involving total force integration and combat readiness. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Kelly C. Ferguson) Details Download Capture the shot Airman 1st Class Tiffany Del Oso documents exercise Checkered Flag 22-2 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 18, 2022. Checkered Flag is a large-force aerial exercise held at Tyndall AFB fostering readiness and interoperability through the incorporation of fourth and fifth-generation aircraft during air-to-air combat training. The 22-2 iteration of the exercise was held May 9-20, 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anabel Del Valle) Details Download Operation Fly Formula Airmen assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron load a pallet of infant formula onto a C-17 Globemaster lll at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 22, 2022. The infant formula arrived from Switzerland as part of the U.S. government’s Operation Fly Formula to rapidly transport infant formula to the United States due to critical shortages there. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jared Lovett) Details Download Wings over New Zealand Members of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s 40 Squadron observe their surroundings from the open ramp of a U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Wing while flying over New Zealand’s South Island during a dissimilar formation flight as part of exercise Teak Net 22, May 13, 2022. The formation flight of a RNZAF C-130H Hercules and two U.S. Air Force MC-130Js tested the aircrews’ knowledge of the multiple airframe capabilities and how to combine the tactics and procedures in flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Joshua Thompson) Details Download Sparks fly Josh Crutchfield, an 8th Aircraft Maintenance Unit civilian contractor, welds pieces of metal together, May 18, 2022, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The 49th EMS maintains the F-16 Fighting Falcons and the MQ-9 Reapers by providing repairs and maintenance to the systems and aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicholas Paczkowski) Details Download Mountain Home Maintenance professionals from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, prepare F-15E Strike Eagles for mission operations during exercise Raging Gunfighter 22-2 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, May 22, 2022. The Mountain Home Range Complex terrain and airspace provides 9,600 square miles of unique and challenging training opportunities for the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Hoskins) Details Download Together again Staff Sgt. Darrell Anderson, 934th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, hugs his wife, Felicia and son, after returning from a three-month deployment to Europe, May 19, 2022, at Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minn. The 934th Airlift Wing performed tactical airlifts and aeromedical evacuations in support of U.S. European Command to assure commitment to allies and partners in the region and deter any future aggression. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chris Farley) Details Download Welcome home A KC-10 Extender assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing returns from the U.S. European Command area of responsibility, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 25, 2022. The return marks an end to EUCOM aerial refueling support for KC-10 Extenders assigned to the 305th AMW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Simonne Barker) Details Download Ruck march Senior Airman Seth Vreeland, a K-9 handler with the 460th Security Forces Squadron, carries Military Working Dog Ketty over his shoulder during a 5K ruck march at Buckley Space Force Base, Colo., May 17, 2022. The march was held to pay homage to the public servants who put themselves in harm’s way to keep Americans safe and honor those who lost their lives in the line of duty. (U.S. Space Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shaun Combs) Details Download Anniversary flight Multiple C-130J Super Hercules fly in formation during the 37th Airlift Squadron’s 80th anniversary at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 25, 2022. The celebration consisted of events including a mass airdrop, a static display including C-130J and a Douglas C-47, and a show-of-force formation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Wongwai) 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.