AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Aug. 4, 2023 On target Maj. Carl Price and Capt. Elisabeth Holloway, 39th Rescue Squadron pilots, fly an HC-130J Combat King II underneath a KC-46 Pegasus during an air-to-air refueling training exercise over the Gulf of Maine, July 12, 2023. The 39th RQS routinely conducts refueling training to hone skills for combat search and rescue missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darius Sostre-Miroir) Details Download Engine certification Senior Airmen Jamir Rosales and Cameron Smith, 309th Fighter Squadron aerospace propulsion specialists, stand by as ground control during installed engine operation certification for a General Electric F110 powered Bock 40 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 20, 2023. The GE F110 is an afterburning turbofan jet engine that powers the F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Katelynn Jackson) Details Download Flying with friends Royal Australian Air Force Cpl. Charlotte Roe, No. 36 Squadron RAAF C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jason Livingston, 16th Airlift Squadron C-17 loadmaster, watches a U.S. C-17 from the 62nd Airlift Wing and a RAAF C-17 from No. 36 SQN fly over the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands during exercise Mobility Guardian 23, July 12, 2023. MG23 is an opportunity to train with allies and partners and bolster capabilities to support a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sean Carnes) Details Download Sling and go Staff Sgt. Paul Bartholdson and Tech. Sgt. Nathan Edwards, 920th Logistics Readiness Squadron rescue riggers, prepare to attach a reach pendant underneath an HH-60G Pave Hawk during sling load training at Patrick Space Force Base, Fla., July 25, 2023. A sling load is used to transport various types of cargo to remote locations or to expedite shipments into austere environments while suspended beneath the HH-60G. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darius Sostre-Miroir) Details Download Thunder over Mount Rainer The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" fly over Mount Rainier, Wash., July 17, 2023. The Thunderbirds performed the flyover during their return to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., from the JBLM Air Show and Warrior Expo at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dakota Carter) Details Download Gimme five U.S. Air Force Capt. Aimee Fiedler high-fives a child during F-AIR Colombia, an international aeronautics and space fair in Rionegro, Colombia, July 16, 2023. The air show highlighted military-to-military relationships with Colombian hosts and regional partners to a crowd of more than 50,000. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Madeline Herzog) Details Download That’s the Spirit! A B-2 Spirit assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 19, 2023, as part of a bomber Agile Combat Employment exercise. Bomber task force missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and validate their always-ready, global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Patrick Sullivan) Details Download Let the sparks fly Senior Master Sgt. Justin Cruz, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron operations flight superintendent, uses an oxy-acetylene cutter to slice through a metal beam in the structures shop at Peterson Space Force Base, Colo., July 18, 2023. Structures Airmen are trained to utilize specialized materials, tools and equipment to maintain and repair base infrastructure. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Brooke Wise) Details Download Bombs away A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon joins a South Korean F-35A Lightning II to conduct combined flight operations July 28, 2023, employing munitions at a live-fire training area off the west coast of South Korea. The U.S. remains committed to peace and prosperity through the region to secure a free and open Indo-Pacific and its ironclad commitment to the defense of South Korea. (South Korea air force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Kwan-Young Hong) Details Download Generations of service Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and Tuskegee Airmen, stand in front of a PT-17 Stearman during the Tuskegee Airmen PT-17 Stearman Aircraft Exchange ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., July 26, 2023. The event recognized the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen and their impact on ensuring that Airmen and other service members could serve to their full potential. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyrone Thomas) Details Download Warm welcome Airmen gather around an F-35A Lightning II during an arrival ceremony at Tyndall AFB, Fla., Aug. 1, 2023. With the arrival of the F-35s, Tyndall AFB’s mission transitioned from a formal training unit to a fully combat-coded fighter wing ready to project unrivaled combat airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Betty R. Chevalier) Details Download Water survival Airmen from the 22nd Training Squadron instruct water survival techniques to local Civil Air Patrol members at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., July 12, 2023. The 22nd Training Squadron’s Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape course teaches service members how to survive in austere environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Phaff) Details Download Filling the frame Senior Airman Wyatt Stabler, 57th Wing public affairs specialist, captures video of an F-16 Fighting Falcon takeoff during Red Flag 23-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 25, 2023. This Red Flag will concentrate on three primary themes: defensive counter-air, offensive counter-air suppression of enemy air defenses and offensive counter-air-to-air interdiction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Embracing the transformation A cadet from the Class of 2027 completes the assault course at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Jacks Valley in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 18, 2023. The training is a six-week indoctrination program to guide the transformation of new cadets from civilians to military academy cadets prepared to enter a four-year officer commissioning program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rayna Grace) 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.