AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Sept. 15, 2023 Dedication pass An F-35A Lightning II flown by Maj. Kristin Wolfe, 388th Fighter Wing F-35A Demonstration Team commander, performs a dedication pass during an airshow over Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium, Sept. 8, 2023. The F-35 Demo Team comprises approximately 15 Airmen, including the pilot and commander, pilot safety officers, superintendent, team chief, maintenance Airmen, aircrew flight equipment specialists and public affairs personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Barley) Details Download Keynote address Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall delivers a keynote address at the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 11, 2023. The conference provides first-class professional military development, facilitates the sharing of emerging requirements and technologies, and helps fuel connections that advance the cause of air and space power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya) Details Download Search and rescue refuel An HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter flown by the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing refuels from a C-130J Combat King II during search and rescue training over Campo Grande, Brazil, Aug. 23, 2023. The New York Air National Guard deployed 100 Airmen to participate in Exercise Tapio, a combat search and rescue training exercise, as part of Brazil's State Partnership Program relationship with the New York National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Sarah McKernan) Details Download Remembering the fallen Airmen from the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron stride forward during the 9/11 memorial ruck march at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Sept. 11, 2023. Service members from the U.S., Canada, Italy and Denmark gathered for a moment of silence, followed by a ruck march in remembrance of the innocent lives lost during the attacks on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Long) Details Download That’s the Spirit A B-2 Spirit assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., takes off after hot pit refueling at Ørland Air Base, Brekstad, Norway, Aug. 29, 2023. The B-2s are currently operating out of Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, for Bomber Task Force Europe 23-4. The BTF allows aircrews to forward posture strategic bombers within the European theater, enabling integration with NATO allies and partners to advance the ability of the allies to operate as a cohesive force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar) Details Download Helping hands California Air National Guard Airmen build tents on San Clemente Island, Calif. for a six-day Grizzly Agile Combat Employment exercise, Sept. 6, 2023. The exercise is a statewide event between five different ANG wings across the state of California to demonstrate ACE in a hub and spoke system. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pagan) Details Download Fear the Reaper An MQ-9 Reaper, piloted by the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron, fires an Air-to-Ground Hellfire missile over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., Aug. 30, 2023. The 556th TES performs all software and physical testing to improve the combat capabilities of the MQ-9 Reaper. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria Nuzzi) Details Download Senior Leader Perspective Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Mrs. Sharene Brown, Chief of Space Operations Gen. Chance Saltzman, Mrs. Jennifer Saltzman, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass, Mr. Rahn Bass, Chief Master Sgt. of the Space Force Roger Towberman and Mrs. Rachel Rush take part in a panel discussion about the Senior Leader Perspective at the Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 13, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya) Details Download Preparing for Invictus Staff Sgt. Gregory Walker, U.S. Air Force veteran and Team U.S. athlete, trains for track and field Sept. 4, 2023, at Fort Belvoir, Va. In preparation for the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023, athletes work with their coaches to train for their respective sports. Fifty-nine competitors will represent the United States at the Invictus Games Düsseldorf 2023, from Sept. 9-16, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Anthony Beauchamp) Details Download Lighting up the sky A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the Florida Air National Guard flies over Palanquero, Colombia, Aug. 29, 2023, during exercise Relámpago. Colombian air force and U.S. Air Force aircraft fly together and compete against one another in training scenarios using NATO standards to promote seamless interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Juliana Londono) Details Download Maintaining security Senior Airman Andrew Cranley, 423rd Security Forces Squadron Base Defense Operations controller, monitors base operations at RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom, Sept. 8, 2023. The Base Defense Operations Center is responsible for coordinating security on the installation and remains ready to coordinate responses to ensure the safety and security of the community and mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eugene Oliver) Details Download Head over heels Staff Sgt. Cameron Cullen, a student with the 68th Rescue Squadron Formal Training Unit, jumps from a plane during the Combat Leader Course over Marana, Ariz., Aug. 14, 2023. The CLC trains the next generation of Air Force pararescuemen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devlin Bishop) Details Download Full throttle A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron performs a maximum power test conducted by the 36th Fighter Generation Squadron at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 7, 2023. Maintaining the F-16s assigned to the 36th Fighter Squadron is the primary responsibility of the 36th FGS. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Zachariah Lopez) Details Download Angle grinder Staff Sgt. Gregory Bailey, 51st Maintenance Squadron metals technician, operates an angle grinder at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 7, 2023. In the event of an aircraft component breaking, the 51st MXS aircraft metals technology section is tasked with repairing it or fabricating a new component from scratch, ensuring the swift and efficient continuation of aircraft operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Sjoberg) 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.