AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo July 28, 2023 The calm after the storm A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, sits on the flightline at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., July 16, 2023. The 45th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron recently utilized the aircraft in a total force aeromedical training event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Foster) Details Download When the dust settles U.S. Air Force Airmen from the Ohio Air National Guard 200th RED HORSE squadron complete a construction project while performing annual training at Morón Air Base, Spain, July 24, 2023. As part of their annual training, members gained valuable experience abroad while benefiting from the installation constructing a new patio, paving parking lots and accomplishing the groundwork for a new firing range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joe Harwood) Details Download Over the range An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 113th Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md., takes off for a Red Flag 23-3 mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 24, 2023. Red Flag provides unique training emphasizing Airmen and Guardians’ readiness for high-end warfighting and strategic competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by William R. Lewis) Details Download Raw emotion Basic Cadets from the Class of 2027 complete the Assault Course at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Jacks Valley in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 18, 2023. Basic Cadet Training is a six-week indoctrination program to guide the transformation from civilians to new military academy cadets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download Controlled fire U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, 151st CES and 176th CES put out a controlled fire on an F-15 Eagle replica during an exercise Silver Flag mission qualification course at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 27, 2023. Silver Flag teaches members from civil engineer career fields the necessary skills to complete large-scale base recovery and rapid airfield damage recovery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madelyn Keech) Details Download Gift exchange Japan Air Self-Defense Force Maj. Gen. Hideaki Kajiya, deputy commander of Air Support Command, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. John Klein, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, exchange gifts on the flightline as part of Mobility Guardian 23 at Yakumo Air Base, Japan, July 13, 2023. A multilateral endeavor, MG23 featured seven participating countries: Australia, Canada, France, Japan, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and the United States—operating approximately 70 mobility aircraft across multiple locations spanning a 3,000-mile exercise area from July 5-21, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexander Cook) Details Download Arctic Boom The F-35 Demonstration Team performs during an aerial event for the Arctic Lightning Air Show at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 21, 2023. The biannual demonstration provided an open house for community members to learn about military operations and capabilities through aerial and ground performances, educational static displays and engagement with military members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Sukhlall) Details Download Locked and loaded Senior Airman Ethan Waltman, aircraft armament systems specialist assigned to the 113th Wing, Joint Base Andrews, Md., conducts final checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon before a Red Flag 23-3 mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 19, 2023. This Red Flag will provide complex, realistic scenarios concentrated on warfighting in the Indo-Pacific theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Megan Estrada) Details Download Viper-like focus U.S. Air Force Capt. Aimee Fiedler, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team commander, and pilot, mentally prepares for her flight back to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., after F-AIR Colombia International Aeronautics and Space Fair at José María Córdova Airport in Rionegro, Colombia, July 17, 2023. Activities like F-AIR strengthen international partnerships, enhancing interoperability and improving the collective readiness to conduct various potential future operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Madeline Herzog) Details Download A day with USecAF Air Force and Space Force ROTC cadets and newly commissioned officers speak with Kristyn Jones, Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., July 14, 2023. The group is part of a summer internship program at the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich) Details Download Jolly good training An HH-60W Jolly Green II assigned to the 34th Weapons Squadron participates in air-to-air combat training over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., July 29, 2023. The HH-60W’s self-sustaining changes compared to the HH-60G include a lengthened cabin, increased top speed, integrated fuel tanks, in-flight refueling probe and an increased allowed takeoff weight, furthering capabilities to provide airpower necessary to execute lifesaving actions for America and its partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Back in a flash A NASA ER-2 takes off from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., to conduct terrestrial gamma-ray flash, or TGF, research in the Gulf of Mexico July 13, 2023. The Airborne Lightning Observatory for TGFs campaign is a collaboration between NASA and the University of Bergen, Norway, to study the advanced science of high-energy radiation emissions, known as dark lightning, from thunderstorms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Foster) Details Download Casualty evac Air Force Special Warfare operators assigned to the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron conduct a casualty evacuation training scenario with the U.S. Army’s 7th Special Forces Group, Peru’s Defensa y Operaciones Especiales and other special operations forces assets during exercise Resolute Sentinel 23 in Lima, Peru, July 20, 2023. Resolute Sentinel improves the readiness of U.S. and partner-nation military and interagency personnel through joint defense interoperability training, engineering projects and knowledge exchanges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Corban Lundborg) Details Download New engine on the way Aerospace propulsion craftsmen with the 121st Air Refueling Wing Maintenance Squadron replace an engine on a KC-135 Stratotanker at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Columbus, Ohio, July 18, 2023. Maintainers are imperative to the mission, ensuring aircraft are in operational condition and able to deploy at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman First Class Ivy Thomas) 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. To view all Week in Photos collections, click here.