AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Nov. 24, 2023 Gulf flyover F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., fly over the Gulf of Mexico during exercise Checkered Flag 24-1, Nov. 7, 2023. The 325th Fighter Wing recently transitioned missions, progressing towards a combat-ready F-35 mission with more than 70 aircraft projected to call Tyndall AFB home. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Betty R. Chevalier) Details Download Nourish the Service Master Sgt. Sarabrian Jackson, 6th Maintenance Group quality assurance chief inspector, unloads turkeys during a Nourish the Service event at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 17, 2023. Nourish the Service is a Blue Star Families-supported annual event dedicated to bringing installation personnel donations during the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Foster) Details Download Dropping heavies C-17 Globemaster IIIs from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, prepare for a heavy equipment airdrop at Pōhakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, Nov. 4, 2023. The Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center is the Army's newest Combat Training Center and contributes to readiness in environments and conditions where joint forces are most likely to operate. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Mysti Bicoy) Details Download Holding the line South Korean air force military police and U.S. Air Force security forces Airmen work together to hold a defensive position during an anti-terrorism response exercise at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Nov. 16, 2023. The training enabled the two units to fully integrate capabilities and focus on improving combined base defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Earick) Details Download CSAR refuel An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter receives fuel from an HC-130J Combat King II hose-and-drogue system during a helicopter air-to-air refueling, or HAAR, training event over central Florida, Nov. 8, 2023. The HAAR event was part of a week-long combat search and rescue skills competition where CSAR squadrons from around the world were invited to compete in events such as weapons employment, HAAR, degraded navigation, degraded search and confined hoisting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Goonan) Details Download Stay on target U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Anthony Toliver and Tech. Sgt. Fernando Brome, 351st Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker boom operators, prepare a KC-135 flying boom for aerial refueling operations over the European area of responsibility, Nov. 8, 2023. Brome evaluated Toliver to ensure he could perform in-flight refueling procedures correctly and safely. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Campbell) Details Download Polar Force An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing conducts a sortie above Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, during exercise Polar Force 24-2, Nov. 7, 2023. Polar Force is a training exercise designed to test JB Elmendorf-Richardson’s mission readiness, and hone Airmen’s skills and techniques in a simulated expeditionary environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julia Lebens) Details Download Skills test Tech. Sgt. Nick Sivilich, 301st Rescue Squadron special missions aviator and simulated isolated person, uses a combat survivor evader locator radio during a skills-based competition event at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla., Nov. 7, 2023. This competition brings together combat search and rescue squadrons from around the world, offering valuable training and skill development as participants learn from each other's techniques, tactics and experiences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Goonan) Details Download Falcon refuel A KC-46A Pegasus assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 309th Fighter Squadron, over the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range, Ariz., Nov. 3, 2023. The aerial refueling occurred during Instructor Pilot War Day in concert with exercise Desert Hammer which aimed to replicate intense aerial combat scenarios, featuring an array of aircraft from multiple branches and bases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mason Hargrove) Details Download Pacific Air Chiefs Air chiefs and senior enlisted leaders from more than 20 countries stand in formation during the opening ceremony of the Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2023 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Nov. 14, 2023. The symposium provided an opportunity for senior leaders from around the globe to share regional perspectives through bilateral and multilateral engagements and panels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alan Ricker) Details Download Show of force U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy aircraft line up on the runway during an elephant walk at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 21, 2023. Kadena AB's ability to rapidly project joint airpower is vital to supporting Japan's defense and ensuring the Indo-Pacific region's stability and security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan R. Sifuentes) Details Download Point and shoot Staff Sgt. Christian Magaling, 354th Fighter Squadron weapons technician, fires at a target during a shooting competition at Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club in Mesa, Ariz., Nov. 10, 2023. The USAF Action Shooting Team competed against Army, Marine, and Secret Servicemen as well as civilian shooters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devlin Bishop) 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. 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