AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Aug. 19, 2022 Wall of Fire The “Wall of Fire” explodes behind two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors during the Joint Air-Ground Task Force Demonstration as part of the 2022 Kaneohe Bay Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Aug. 13, 2022. The air show provided an opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of a joint force in the Indo-Pacific Region. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Arianna Lindheimer) Details Download A look at airpower A U.S. Air Force flight engineer assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing looks across the ramp of a CV-22B Osprey during local training over the United Kingdom, Aug. 2, 2022. Continuous training on advanced aircraft, tactics and air refueling techniques ensures the 352nd SOW is ready to respond any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alex Kaelke) Details Download On the job Senior Airman Alex George, 43rd Fighter Generation Squadron dedicated crew chief, removes a bolt from the bottom of an F-22 Raptor at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Aug. 4, 2022. Crew chiefs are experienced maintainers assigned to individual aircraft and are responsible for maintaining that aircraft when it's not in the air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany Del Oso) Details Download Precision maintenance Staff Sgt. Jonathan Knutson, 6th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, removes a leading-edge panel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 6th Air Refueling Wing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 15, 2022. Maintainers perform thorough pre-flight inspections on aircraft to ensure they meet safety standards and are ready to fly at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Hastings) Details Download Talons over the beach Four U.S. Air Force T-38A Talons assigned to the 2nd Fighter Training Squadron fly over the Florida Panhandle, Aug. 6, 2022. The 2nd FTS, stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., provides air-to-air threat replication in support of combat and formal training units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Betty R. Chevalier) Details Download As the night falls A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 911th Airlift Wing sits on the flight line at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., Aug. 11, 2022. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert) Details Download Maintaining the Reaper Senior Airman Gabriel Peralta, 29th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics specialist, conducts pre-flight checks on an MQ-9 Reaper during exercise Rim of the Pacific 2022 at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, July 26, 2022. Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, three submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Antonio Salfran) Details Download Flying high A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor departs after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker over Poland, Aug. 10, 2022. The NATO Air Shielding mission provides a near-seamless shield from the Baltic to Black Seas, ensuring NATO Allies are better able to safeguard and protect alliance territory, populations and forces from air and missile threat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Long) Details Download Quickstrike inspection Capt. Jonathan Acker, 20th Bomb Squadron navigator, inspects an MK-62 Naval Quickstrike Mine under a B-52H Stratofortress in support of exercise Rim of the Pacific 2022 at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 1, 2022. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan E. Ramos) Details Download Cleared for landing An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., prepares to land at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wis., Aug. 10, 2022. Airmen with the 33rd FW traveled to Volk Field to participate in exercise Northern Lightning to enhance the Agile Combat Employment concept and to help build combat-credible Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Christian Corley) Details Download Mission certified First Lt. Kevin Shutack, 351st Air Refueling Squadron pilot, secures his aircrew eye and respiratory protection equipment before a refueling mission at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, July 21, 2022. Shutack wore the AERP equipment to complete one of the many certification trainings that are needed to always stay mission ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Long) Details Download Priorirty airlift A UH-1N Huey assigned to the 1st Helicopter Squadron flies over Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 8, 2022. The 1st HS's mission is to provide priority airlift for national-level civil and military senior leadership in the National Capital Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nicholas Priest) Details Download This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. 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