AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Sept. 23, 2022 Air Force 75th Anniversary Tattoo The United States Air Force Honor Guard parades the country flags representing the international air chiefs in attendance at the Air Force 75th Anniversary Tattoo at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15, 2022. The parading of the flags symbolizes the unity and collective power the U.S. has built with its international partners and allies. This display was a part of the celebration of the Air Force’s 75th year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nilsa Garcia) Details Download Lightning streak An F-35A Lightning II, flown by Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander, performs aerial displays during the Joint Base Andrews 2022 Air and Space Expo, at JBA, Md., Sept. 18, 2022. Wolfe demonstrated several difficult maneuvers throughout her performance at the expo, providing an opportunity for people to see U.S. military air capabilities in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isabelle Churchill) Details Download State of the Air Force Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. delivers a keynote address on the state of the Air Force during the 2022 Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2022. The conference brings together top Air Force and Space Force leadership, industry experts, and government officials to discuss challenges facing the aerospace and cyber communities today and in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich) Details Download Lancer aurora A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, sits on the flightline at Eielson AFB, Alaska, during the Baked Alaskan exercise, Sept. 9, 2022. During the exercise, Dyess AFB Airmen and reserve mission partners deployed two B-1s from home station to Eielson AFB where they tested fly-away communication kits, conducted routine maintenance and armament reloading, and integrated with a variety of joint force aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colin Hollowell) Details Download Controlling the Reaper Staff Sgt. Chase Ward, 727th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron avionics craftsman, operates the third generation of the digital aircraft link emulator in front of an MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, and two older generations of DALE at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 25, 2022. Master Sgt. Bridget Carroll created DALE seven years ago to reduce the size of RPA maintenance packages loaded onto cargo aircraft when deploying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Candin Muniz) Details Download Strafing run An A-10 Thunderbolt II, from Idaho National Guard’s 124th Fighter Wing, performs a strafing run during the Hawgsmoke 2022 gunnery competition at the Saylor Creek Bombing Range, south of Mountain Home, Idaho, Sept. 8, 2022. The competition traces its heritage back to 1949 and the Gunsmoke gunnery competition. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras) Details Download Inspecting the Eagle Aerospace propulsion technicians assigned to the 48th Component Maintenance Squadron, conduct an exhaust tube inspection before starting an F-15E Strike Eagle engine at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Aug. 30, 2022. Propulsion technicians' responsibilities can include receiving, teardown, inspection, buildup and the test cell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Olivia Gibson) Details Download To the rescue Airmen assigned to the 129th Rescue Wing, California Air National Guard, prepare to land an HH-60G Pave Hawk in Siskiyou County, Calif., Sept. 7, 2022. A team of Airmen from the 129th RW participated in a medevac mission in support of the Cal Fire operations on the Mill and Mountain Fire in Weed, Calif. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Prouse) Details Download Off we go into the wild blue yonder Lt. Col. Jim Sluder, 10th Air Force personnel recovery division combat rescue officer and jumpmaster, faces Maj. Gen. Bryan Radliff, 10th Air Force commander, and Master Sgt. Rob Hutchison, 306th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, as they jump from an HC-130J Combat King II over Patrick Space Force Base, Fla., Sept. 10, 2022. Radliff jumped tandem with Hutchison as part of his 920th Operations Group immersion over the weekend, when he recognized three Airmen for their outstanding performance and presided over the wing’s change of command ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Goonan) Details Download Night flight An F-15C Eagle aircraft assigned to the 125th Fighter Wing, Florida Air National Guard, takes off during night flying at the Jacksonville Air National Guard Base, Sept. 14, 2022. The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Michael Monlezun) Details Download CMSAF remarks Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass gives her remarks during the Air Force 75th Anniversary Tattoo at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., Sept. 15, 2022. The Tattoo is a 300-year-old tradition held worldwide, showcasing the excellence and readiness of service members. During the ceremony, Airmen exhibit the precision and teamwork essential for mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nilsa Garcia) Details Download Interoperability training Colombian air force KFIRs and U.S. Air Force F-16s rapidly integrate into theater training as well as joint, coalition and partnered missions during the Relampago VII exercise in Colombia, Aug. 30, 2022. The military exercise focuses on training techniques, tactics, procedures and strengthening interoperability between the U.S. and Colombian air forces as allies under NATO standards. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Nicole Szews) Details Download LC-130 elephant walk Nine LC-130 Hercules’ with the 109th Airlift Wing conducted the unit’s first-ever elephant walk at Stratton Air National Guard Base, N.Y., on Sept. 10th, 2022. An elephant walk is a United States Air Force term for taxiing military aircraft in close formation, often employed to project air power through the rapid deployment of multiple aircraft at once. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jamie Spaulding) Details Download Calling it in U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jordan Locke, 51st Security Forces Squadron defender, calls in a possible drone sighting during a training scenario at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Sept. 13, 2022. The training helped the defenders to improve their ability to identify and respond to drone sightings and enemy movements. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Trevor Gordnier) 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.