AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Oct. 6, 2023 Maximum power U.S. Air Force crew chiefs from the 36th Fighter Generation Squadron run a maximum power check on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 7, 2023. Maintainers run the F-16’s engine at in-flight performance levels to correct any potential complications or failures on the ground rather than in the air, ensuring these jets stay combat ready for missions maintaining stability in the Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Zachariah Lopez) Details Download 21st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. swears in as the 21st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Armed Forces Hail at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Sept. 29, 2023. The ceremony, hosted by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III, marked Brown's swearing in as chairman and was attended by President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Vice President Kamala Harris, and other distinguished guests. (Department of Defense photo by Benjamin Applebaum) Details Download Friendly flight A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, flies alongside a Royal Brunei Air Force Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk during exercise Pacific Angel 23-3, Rimba Air Force Base, Brunei, Sept. 12, 2023. This iteration of Pac-Angel is focused on regional search and rescue and humanitarian assistance/disaster response capacity-building interoperability with partnering nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shelimar Rivera Rosado) Details Download Splash landing Special operations Airmen land at Hurlburt Field, Fla., during an exhibition for the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference, Sept. 20, 2023. The JCOC is the Defense Department’s oldest and most prestigious public outreach program, inviting select groups of civilians to the Pentagon and military bases to engage with troops and leaders from each of the armed services and observe their work on land, at sea, and in the air at various locations throughout the United States. (Department of Defense photo by EJ Hersom) Details Download Early morning inspection Aircrew assigned to 22nd Airlift Squadron perform pre-flight inspections on C-5M Super Galaxies at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 22, 2023. The C-5 is the largest aircraft in the Air Force inventory and has a wingspan of 222 feet and nine inches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chustine Minoda) Details Download Cargo on the move U.S. Air Force loadmasters assigned to the 4th Airlift Squadron and U.S. Army Soldiers with the Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, offload a Humvee and a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System from a C-17 Globemaster III during exercise Rainier War 23A at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Sept. 21, 2023. Rainier War is an annual exercise, led by the 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to evaluate the ability to generate, employ and sustain in-garrison and forward deployed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colleen Anthony) Details Download Commando formation A formation of MC-130J Commando II aircraft assigned to the 15th Special Operations Squadron fly near Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 21, 2023. Crews conducted the four-ship formation flight as part of a demonstration for the 94th Joint Civilian Orientation Conference at Hurlburt Field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Natalie Fiorilli) Details Download Hanging tight A U.S. Air Force pararescueman executes an urban high-angle ropes scenario to reach a simulated injured service member, render medical care, and lower him to safety during the 2023 PJ Rodeo competition in Louisville, Ky., Sept. 6, 2023. The biennial event, which tests the capabilities of pararescue Airmen across the service, was hosted by the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Special Tactics Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Dale Greer) Details Download Raptor vapor An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 27th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., takes off during the 2023 William Tell Air-to-Air Competition at the Savannah Air National Guard base in Savannah, Ga., Sept. 11, 2023. The return of William Tell signifies not only a celebration of the past but also a testament to the future of air superiority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Dismounted patrol TacRAT 2023 participants assigned to the 1st Combat Camera Squadron halt on a road during a dismounted patrol at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 20, 2023. TacRAT is a new exercise designed to prepare combat camera professionals to develop and demonstrate the skills and mindset required to support the Air Force Force Generation deployment model. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bryan Guthrie) Details Download Taking aim U.S. Air Force Academy Cadet Victoria Leppert aims her rifle downrange at the U.S. Air Force Academy rifle range Sept. 12, 2023, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Air Force rifle team will open the 2023-24 season by hosting UTEP, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download Tunnel vision Senior Airman Trevor Marlin and Staff Sgt. Gonzalo Wieler, both 14th Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III loadmasters, guide a pallet on to a C-17 at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Sept. 26, 2023. The 14th AS provides combat-ready C-17A aircrews for worldwide, direct-delivery airlift supporting rapid global mobility efforts of the Air Force during global contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bryan Guthrie) 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.