AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Aug. 26, 2022 Nighttime ops U.S. Air Force pilots conduct nighttime training operations aboard a 352nd Special Operations Wing MC-130J Commando II over the United Kingdom, Aug. 3, 2022. The training mission included three airdrops, an emergency recovery simulation, air-to-air refueling and low-visibility special tactics. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire) Details Download Bringing the Thunder The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, the Thunderbirds, perform for the Abbotsford International Air Show in Abbotsford, British Colombia, Aug. 5, 2022. The air show is one of two stops the Thunderbirds will make in Canada during the 2022 show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew D. Sarver) Details Download Popping smoke Second Lt. Ben Daniels, 15th Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party Precision Strike Team member, pops a smoke grenade during a training exercise at Fort Stewart, Ga., Aug. 16, 2022. The 15th ASOS conducts intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance training to hone command and control capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. River Bruce) Details Download Flying high An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a routine training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 15, 2022. The principal testament to the value of the aggressor program is the consistent dominance of the U.S. Air Force during recent conflicts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Attention to detail Staff Sgt. Rafael Molina, 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red, prepares to connect a GBU-12 Paveway II to an F-15 Eagle during the squadron’s weapons load competition at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 29, 2022. During the quarterly competition, the Red team battled the Blue (F-16 Fighting Falcon) team for weapons load crew supremacy. The Red team claimed victory this quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.) Details Download Bank on it An F-35A Lightning II arrives at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 1, 2022. The aircraft is the first of six F-35s the 461st Flight Test Squadron and F-35 Lightning II Integrated Test Force will receive in the next few years. The upgraded fleet will be used to test the Technical Refresh 3 and Block 4 configurations of the Air Force’s newest fighter, creating tactical and operational advantages over peer competitors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chase Kohler) Details Download Wheelchair rugby Retired Tech. Sgt. Joshua Smith, a Warrior Games athlete on Team Air Force, high-fives a Team Navy athlete during a wheelchair rugby game at the 2022 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 21, 2022. The DoD Warrior Games feature a variety of adaptive sports such as wheelchair basketball, archery, sitting volleyball, reconditioning and other competitive athletic opportunities for wounded, ill and injured service members to improve their quality of life throughout the continuum of recovery and transition. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Erin V. Currie) Details Download Patriotic performance An F-22 Raptor performs an aerial maneuver during the Kaneohe Bay Air Show at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Aug. 12, 2022. The event celebrated the military’s longstanding relationship with the local community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier) Details Download Head over heels A U.S. Air Force pararescueman jumps out of the back of a C-130J Super Hercules during a search and rescue training scenario as a part of exercise Pacific Angel 22-2 at Kuantan Air Base, Malaysia, Aug. 18, 2022. Pacific Angel 22-2 helps U.S. Airmen and allied military and civilian personnel work together to quickly and effectively respond to a wide range of possible humanitarian assistance and disaster relief scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessi Roth) Details Download Into the darkness An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, takes off for a nighttime training flight in Swanton, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2022. The 180th FW conducts training, rain or snow, day and night, to enhance mission readiness and ensure combat power can be delivered to combatant commanders, anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kregg York) Details Download Under cover Airman 1st Class Lee Frazier, assigned to the 94th Security Forces Squadron, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., moves through smoke cover during a security operations training exercise at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center, Ohio, July 27, 2022. The training helps provide Reserve Airmen with focused, hands-on skills to achieve and maintain combat readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric M. White) Details Download Air assault Airmen from the 123rd and 156th Contingency Response Groups attach cargo to the bottom of a UH-60 Blackhawk from the 2/147th Assault Helicopter Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard in Little Falls, Camp Ripley, Minn., Aug. 9, 2022. The Airmen participated in a fieldcraft contingency response exercise simulating movement to a location where air operations are nonexistent or insufficient. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren) 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.