AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo July 29, 2022 Flying with friends A Republic of Korea air force KA-1 Woongbi flies alongside two 25th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt IIs during Buddy Squadron 22-5 at Wonju Air Base, South Korea, July 12, 2022. The exercise was the first of its kind since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic for pilots, maintenance technicians and support personnel to build trust, introduce new tactics and exchange ideas. (Courtesy photo by South Korea Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Hyung Kwon) Details Download Globetrotter tour Saul White, Harlem Globetrotters team member, smiles after helping an Airman assigned to the 74th Fighter Generation Squadron spin a ball on his finger during a visit at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 7, 2022. Ball-handling and interaction are part of the Globetrotters’ appearances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jasmine Barnes) Details Download Ironclad alliance A U.S. Air Force and a Republic of Korea air force F-35A Lighting II aircraft soar in a tight formation over Korea, July 12, 2022. The 356th Fighter Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrived in South Korea to conduct combined training flights with the ROKAF's 151st and 152nd Fighter squadrons. This training on and around the Korean peninsula enhanced interoperability between the two air forces. Pilots from both nations were able to share tactics and learn from each other, increasing the lethality of the ironclad U.S.-South Korea alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Trevor Gordnier) Details Download Turbo Distribution Staff Sgt. Jacob Harlan, 821st Contingency Response Squadron Phoenix Raven, surveys the perimeter of a forward node distribution point during exercise Turbo Distribution 22-2 at Fort Campbell, Ky., July 18, 2022. Turbo Distribution is a joint task force-port opening exercise designed to train Air Force and Army personnel to rapidly respond to humanitarian aid and disaster response missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Warner) Details Download Air combat training An F-16C Fighting Falcon, assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School and piloted by Col. Cameron Dadgar, Nevada Test and Training Range commander, participates in a training mission during exercise Red Flag-Nellis 22-3 over the NTTR, Nev., July 14, 2022. The 414th Combat Training Squadron conducts Red Flag exercises to provide aircrews the experience of multiple, intensive air combat sorties in the safety of a training environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Details Download Persistent motivation Basic cadets from the Class of 2026 complete the assault course at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Jacks Valley in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 13, 2022. Basic cadet training is a six-week indoctrination program to guide the transformation of new cadets from being civilians to military academy cadets prepared to enter a four-year officer commissioning program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong) Details Download Partners in Spirit and Stealth Two U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirits assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., fly a Bomber Task Force mission alongside two Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs during exercise Koolendong 22 over Royal Australia Air Force Base Curtin, Australia, July 18, 2022. The exercise is a combined and joint force training focused on expeditionary advanced base operations conducted by U.S. service members and Australian Defence Force personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dylan Nuckolls) Details Download Done for the day Airmen walk off the flightline during the Liberty Eagle Readiness Exercise at Dover Air Force Base, Del., July 12, 2022. The exercise validated the 426th Airlift Wing and the 512th AW’s ability to generate, employ and sustain airpower across the world in a contested and degraded operational environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Jensen Stidham) Details Download Staying proficient An F-EX Eagle II takes off at dusk from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 19, 2022. Members from the 40th Flight Test Squadron and the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron routinely perform night flying to maintain proficiencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. John Raven) Details Download Load 'er up U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Beth Evans, 48th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load team chief, prepares to load an MK-82 bomb during exercise Poseidon’s Rage 22 at Souda Air Base, Greece, July 19, 2022. The exercise is a multinational training event designed to bolster readiness and interoperability between the U.S. and the Hellenic air force by demonstrating localized air superiority through the incorporation of both live and inert munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rachel Maxwell) Details Download Fueling Falcons An F-16 Fighting Falcon conducts air-to-air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Red Flag-Nellis 22-3 over the Nevada Test and Training Range at Nellis AFB, Nev., July 19, 2022. During RF-N 22-3, the aggressor nation refines threat replication, applies advanced threats and jamming capabilities, and increases threat capabilities to maximize training in non-permissive environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Up north Maj. Joshua Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander and pilot, maneuvers into a climb after a tactical pitch at the Cold Lake Air Show in Alberta, Canada, July 17, 2022. The F-22's two Pratt and Whitney F119 Turbofan engines bring a combined 70,000 pounds of thrust in combination with two-dimensional thrust vectoring to enable maximum maneuverability for the multirole air-to-air stealth fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Don Hudson) 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.