AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Aug. 18, 2023 Let the sparks fly Tech. Sgt. Richard Collins, Pennsylvania Air National Guard vehicle maintenance craftsman, performs maintenance on an Aircraft Tug MB2 undercarriage Aug. 11, 2023, near Pittsburgh, Pa. The MB2 is an aircraft towing vehicle used by the U.S. Air Force and allied forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Bryan Hoover) Details Download Spirit in Iceland Two U.S. Air Force 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron pilots approach a B-2 Spirit during Bomber Task Force 24-4 in Keflavik, Iceland, Aug. 15, 2023. BTF operations are U.S. Strategic Command's means of conducting Dynamic Force Employment in support of the National Defense Strategy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar) Details Download Ceremonial honors The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs for a crowd at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wis., July 29, 2023. The Honor Guard's primary mission is to deliver premier ceremonial honors and represent Airmen to the American public and the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kristen Wong) Details Download Sandy landing zone Master Sgt. Chase Plumley, 235th Air Traffic Control Squadron chief of operations, walks on the landing zone in front of a KC-130F Hercules at the Holland Drop Zone Pass in Vass, N.C., July 19, 2023. The 235th ATCS led a two-week Landing Zone Safety Officer course for Airmen across the Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech Sgt. Mary McKnight) Details Download All in the family Senior Master Sgt. Marykathleen Olaes, 82nd Aerial Port Squadron manager, plays with her nephew during a KC-46 Pegasus arrival ceremony at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., July 28, 2023. During the event, Travis AFB welcomed their first KC-46 and celebrated the official beginning of the installation’s KC-46 operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch) Details Download Weapons check U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Dustin Flaspohler, 138th Fighter Wing aircraft armament systems specialist, performs weapons checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 125th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, after hot pit refueling at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 15, 2023. Hot pit refueling occurs after an aircraft has landed and is still running its engine allowing for refueling in austere locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexander Frank) Details Download Football boot camp Master Sgt. Bradley Sheppard, 36th Electronic Warfare Squadron flight chief, conducts a basic military training-style exercise session for members of the Fort Walton Beach High School Vikings football team during Air Commando Youth Athletic Camp at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 19, 2023. For the three-day football camp, the team trained alongside Airmen performing formation runs, military drills and military tent building as an opportunity to learn the 1st Special Operations Wing’s mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Miranda Mahoney) Details Download Supersonic smoke Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander, flies an F-35 assigned to the 356th Fighter Generation Squadron during the Arctic Lightning Air Show at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, July 21, 2023. The air show theme was celebrating 50 years of women in military aviation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kaitlyn Ergish) Details Download Graduation performance Staff Sgt. Mason Hagen, Eglin Air Force Base Honor Guard member, holds a flag during the unit's graduation ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 28, 2023. Approximately 12 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pallbearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Abigail Duell) Details Download Huey ride Dr. Ravi Chaudhary, assistant secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Installations and Environment, and Eglin Air Force Base leaders ride in a UH-1 N Huey to the Eglin Test and Training Range during a tour at Eglin AFB, Fla., Aug. 2, 2023. These tours enable Air Force senior leaders to view the expanse of the ETTR and witness the geographical distance Eglin AFB utilizes. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Rebecca Abordo) Details Download Simulated attack U.S. Air Force Medical personnel from the 386th Expeditionary Medical Squadron field response team and the 405th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron prepare to load victims from a simulated attack onto a C-130J Super Hercules during a contingency response development at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Aug. 9, 2023. This mass-casualty training event provided joint participants from multiple wings and squadrons with the chance to put their life-saving medical capabilities to the test, ensuring the safety of the U.S. and coalition forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Long) Details Download Fueling the Raptor An F-22 Raptor receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, flown by pilots from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron stationed at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., over the Stony Military Operations Area, Alaska, Aug. 15, 2023. The F-22 is assigned to the 525th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Grady Epperly) Details Download Handle with care A member of the Royal Danish Air Force (left), and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Connor, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordinance disposal technician, lay out a detonation cord near Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, July 21, 2023. EOD technicians are experts in the safe handling and destruction of chemical, biological, incendiary, radiological and nuclear materials and devices, and they help ensure freedom of operations by removing such hazards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Long) Details Download Shutting down U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. John Dwinell, 56th Rescue Generation Squadron flying crew chief, shuts down a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Batajnica Air Base, Serbia, Aug. 7, 2023. The 56th RGS plans and directs five HH-60Gs, maintaining the only combat search and rescue mission supporting United States European Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Edgar Grimaldo) 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.