AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Dec. 16, 2022 Holiday concert Singers with the Air Force Band perform during a holiday concert at the Daughters of the American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., Dec. 11, 2022. The band’s “Season of Hope” program featured performances from the Singing Sergeants and the Concert Band. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich) Details Download Certification flight Capt. Samuel Larson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander and pilot, performs an aerial maneuver during the team’s certification flight at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Dec. 9, 2022. To perform at aerial shows around the world, the F-22 Demo Team must be certified by Gen. Mark Kelly, commander of Air Combat Command, to ensure safety and performance standards are adhered to. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marcus M. Bullock) Details Download Spreading holiday joy Senior Airman Janealle Hogans, 36th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and Master Sgt. Luke McLimans, 36th EAS operations senior enlisted leader, dropped four humanitarian aid bundles over Fananu atoll in the state of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, Dec. 9, 2022, during Operation Christmas Drop 2022. The aircraft, callsign SANTA 67, was the last mission flight of OCD 2022. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe) Details Download The mission begins... A C-130J Hercules from the 29th Weapons Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., takes off for a United States Air Force Weapons School Integration mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Dec. 6, 2022. The C-130 is capable of operating in rough terrain and serves as the main transport for troops and equipment for any scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Santa's here! Santa visits the kids of the 117th Air Refueling Wing at Sumpter Smith Joint National Guard Base, Ala., Dec. 10, 2022. Family Readiness planned the event, which included snacks, crafts, and Christmas games for children. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Wesley Jones) Details Download Specialized fuel ops Airmen assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, stationed at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., and 509th Bomb Wing, stationed at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., conduct a specialized fuel operation from a C-17 Globemaster III to a B-2 Spirit at Edwards AFB, Calif., Dec. 2, 2022. The SFO marks the first time a C-17 refueled a B-2, increasing flexibility for the bomber to conduct agile combat employment operations. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mitchell Corley) Details Download Lab time Staff Sgt. Austin Taitingfong, 49th Logistic Readiness Squadron fuels laboratory noncommissioned officer in charge, inspects a flask of jet fuel at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 12, 2022. The 49th LRS fuels laboratory is the first line of defense for fuel quality control for all organizations on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Pedrazzini) Details Download Above the clouds A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Joint Base Charleston, S.C., flies above Wake Island Dec. 6, 2022. Airmen assigned to the 437th AW conducted off-station training in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibilities to hone global reach and readiness capabilities. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mitchell Corley) Details Download Monster Garage Orlando Cepeda, 90th Logistics Readiness Squadron mobile metal mechanic, welds a piece of metal on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Nov. 29, 2022. With more than 40 years of experience, the 90th LRS Monster Garage team repairs the 90th Missile Wing fleet while supporting Air Force Global Strike Command by finding innovative solutions to equip the next generation of Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joseph Coslett Jr.) Details Download Ready to go ... First Lt. James Summer, 25th Fighter Squadron pilot, performs pre-flight checks on an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Dec. 7, 2022. Aircrew flight equipment personnel are vital in delivering safe and mission-ready support equipment for F-16 Fighting Falcon and A-10 pilots at Osan AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dwane R. Young) Details Download Ready, set, jump! Air Force's Charles Whitcomb competes in the men's 60-meter hurdle competition at the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Field House in Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec. 2, 2022. The hurdle competition was part of the annual Holiday Open track and field event held at the academy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download Scanning the terrain A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group scans the desert during an agile combat employment exercise within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Dec. 3, 2022. The ACE exercise enabled pilots, loadmasters, special warfare Airmen, and special mission aviators to increase their combat search and rescue proficiency by working as a rescue triad consisting of HH-60s, HC-130s, and pararescue forces to rescue isolated personnel in a hostile environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta) 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.