AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Aug. 5, 2022 EX in action Majs. Kevin Fogler and Matthew Sowder from the 85th Test and Evaluation Squadron, prepare their F-15EX Eagle II before takeoff at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., July 19, 2022. The F-15EX was first delivered to Eglin AFB in February 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. John Raven) Details Download Eyes on target Second Lt. Ben Daniels, 15th Air Support Operations Squadron tactical air control party member, surveys outside while clearing a building and assessing potential targets for airstrikes at Avon Park Auxiliary Airfield, Fla., July 24, 2022. Daniels took part in reconnaissance and control training as part of exercise Agile Flag 22-2, which functioned as a contributing certifying event for the 23rd Wing to validate its ability to deploy, employ, sustain forces and execute priority mission essential tasks in a degraded and operationally limited environment as a lead wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. River Bruce) Details Download Commando refuel Two U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando IIs fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during a training mission over the North Sea, July 21, 2022. The Commando II flies a variety of low-level air refueling missions for special operations aircraft, while also supporting infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Long) Details Download Prep and go A U.S. Air Force pilot with the 510th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron adjusts his oxygen mask after boarding an F-16 Fighting Falcon at 86th Air Base, Romania, July 12, 2022. The 510th EFS deployed from Aviano Air Base, Italy, to support NATO’s Enhanced Air Policing operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb) Details Download Plugged in Staff Sgt. Patrick Purtee, 335th Expeditionary Fighter Generation Squadron aerospace propulsion technician, reads an electronic technical order under an F-15E Strike Eagle during Agile Combat Employment Exercise Agile Tuskegee at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, July 13, 2022. Aerospace propulsion technicians solve maintenance problems by studying drawings, wiring and schematic diagrams, technical instructions, and analyzing operating characteristics of aircraft engines and propellers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Grossi) Details Download Feel the Thunder Maj. Kyle Oliver, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” opposing solo pilot, performs during the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 30, 2022. The Thunderbirds serve as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, and are entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Layman) Details Download Ready, set, lift Tech. Sgt. Jordyn Rayot, Airman 1st Class Cole Whitmore and Airman 1st Class Jason Wilson, weapons loaders assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, remove munitions from an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a training exercise in Swanton, Ohio, Aug. 2, 2022. The 180th FW is the only F-16 fighter wing in the state of Ohio, whose mission is homeland protection, effective combat power, and defense support to civil authorities, while developing Airmen, supporting their families and serving in the community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wilkes) Details Download Falcon over the range An F-16 Fighting Falcon piloted by Capt. Tim Joubert, 64th Aggressor Squadron instructor pilot, flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range after participating in an exercise Red Flag-Nellis 22-3 mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 12, 2022. The Nevada Test and Training Range is the U.S. Air Force’s premier military training area with more that 12,000 square miles of air space and 2.9 million acres of land. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Ensuring safety Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Christopher Church, 210th Engineering Installation Squadron radar, airfield and weather systems craftsman, acts as an attendant of a telecommunications maintenance hole at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 26, 2022. The attendant’s job is to assess activities and conditions inside and outside of a telecommunications maintenance hole to make certain of the Airman's safety. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lauren Clevenger) Details Download Inspiring patriotism A T-38 Talon four-ship formation flies over the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals match between the Republic and the Kansas City Sporting in Sacramento, Calif., July 27, 2022. The U.S. Air Force performs close to 1,000 flyovers a year, showcasing the capabilities of its aircraft while also inspiring patriotism and future generations of aviation enthusiasts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Frederick A. Brown) Details Download Reaching the summit Staff Sgt. Trenten Collins, a tactical air control party specialist assigned to Detachment 1, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, approaches the cliff summit during mountaineering training at Sunshine Ridge, Alaska, July 22, 2022. Airmen assigned to the 3rd ASOS utilize Alaska’s varied and austere training locations to prepare for conditions they may face on deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Patrick Sullivan) Details Download Honor guard Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass and 5th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Robert D. Gaylor watch the funeral procession of 6th Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James M. McCoy during McCoy's funeral service at St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic Church in Bellevue, Neb., July 29, 2022. McCoy, who served as the first senior enlisted advisor of Strategic Air Command and was selected as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year in 1974, passed away July 13, 2022, at the age of 91. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jarad A. Denton) 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.