AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Dec. 9, 2022 Fill ‘er up! A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron prepares to receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron over an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Dec. 2, 2022. The KC-10 is capable of day and night air refueling operations with multiple air assets supporting CENTCOM and Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gerald R. Willis) Details Download Honoring excellence Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., spends time with retired Col. Clarence E. “Bud” Anderson before a ceremony promoting Anderson to the honorary rank of brigadier general at the Aerospace Museum of California in McClellan, Calif., Dec. 2, 2022. The ceremony was an opportunity to honor the 100-year-old World War II triple ace during the 75th anniversary year of the U.S. Air Force’s establishment as a military service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch) Details Download Night eyes Airman 1st Class Natalie Vandergriff, 1st Combat Camera Squadron aerial combat camera journeyman, adjusts her night vision goggles during exercise Green Goblin at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Dec. 6, 2022. The four-day exercise provided relevant and essential night-vision training to prepare combat camera Airmen to capture imagery in low-light and no-light environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Cossaboom) Details Download Down we go... Tactical air control party specialists from the 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard, fast rope down from a Boeing CH-47 Chinook during exercise Forward Reach 23-1 in Danvers, Ill., Dec. 3, 2022. The TACPs used the exercise to demonstrate their new Mobile Response Team domestic operations capability, which will quickly extend the reach of first responders during natural disasters. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wynndermere Shaw) Details Download Training for combat Airmen fire their M-16 rifles during an Airman Combat Skills Training exercise at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Dec. 2, 2022. The exercise consisted of a chemical gas simulation in which Airmen in full Mission Oriented Protective Posture gear returned fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isabelle Churchill) Details Download Prepared for departure Airman 1st Class Zachary Warren, 44th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, prepares an F-15C Eagle for departure at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Dec. 1, 2022. The 18th Wing bid farewell to several Eagles during the first part of the aircraft's phased withdrawal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessi Roth) Details Download Spreading holiday cheer U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Benjamin Pall and Airman 1st Class Riley Henagar, loadmasters assigned to the 36th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, discuss airdrop operations over Saipan Dec. 1, 2022, during Operation Christmas Drop 2022. Events like OCD 2022 deliver assistance to remote populations while also offering aircrew an opportunity to maintain preparedness for real-world emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe) Details Download Friendly formation U.S. Air Force Capt. “Brave,” 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-16 pilot, and Royal Netherlands Air Force Maj. “Turbo” Scherders, 77th EFS director of operations, fly in formation over an undisclosed location within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Dec. 2, 2022. As part of the Foreign Exchange Officer program, the Dutch instructor pilot flew with the Gamblers to support Operation Inherent Resolve, ensuring regional security and strengthening partnerships with NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gerald R. Willis) Details Download Going for the goal U.S. Air Force Academy's Willie Reim shoots the puck against Holy Cross's Jason Grande during a hockey game at the Academy’s Cadet Ice Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 2, 2022. Air Force was defeated by Holy Cross 4-1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download On watch A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist and 920th Rescue Wing pararescuemen watch for threats as a patient simulating injuries are loaded onto an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla., Nov. 18, 2022. Airmen from across the wing worked to ensure pararescuemen and aircrew from HH-60G and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft enhanced their abilities to treat critically-injured patients in austere locations, support ground special operations teams, and conduct extended duration overland movement and in-flight patient care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Goonan) Details Download Dynamic Force Employment U.S. Air Force Capt. Coleen Berryhill, 74th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, flies near a formation of B1-B Lancer and A-10 Thunderbolt II above the Philippine Sea, Nov. 9, 2022. These aircraft were brought to the Indo-Pacific region in conjunction with Operation Iron Thunder, a Dynamic Force Employment operation that enables training and increases Pacific Air Forces’ ability to remain strategically predictable but operationally unpredictable in an ever-evolving competitive and contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Coleen Berryhill) Details Download Ready to go Airmen assigned to the 45th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron participate in an evacuation operation at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 5, 2022. The exercise simulated a deployment setting and enhanced the capabilities of the Airmen to rescue wounded warriors from the battlefield with an aircraft’s engines running. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Hastings) Details Download Airpower redefined A B-21 Raider is unveiled at Northrop Grumman’s manufacturing facility on Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., Dec. 2, 2022. The B-21 is a long-range, highly survivable, penetrating-strike stealth bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua M. Carroll) Details Download Celebrating victory Airman 1st Class Aubrey Jourdan, right, 67th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, shows off the team's trophy after the Weapons Load Crew of the 3rd Quarter Competition at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 23, 2022. Load competitions ensure members from the 18th Maintenance Group are proficient in their craft and support Kadena Air Base’s projection of peace and security in the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessi Roth) 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.