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AF Week in Photos

Thunderbirds fly over Las Vegas

The U.S Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” fly over Las Vegas April 11, 2020, to show appreciation and support for the healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel who are working on the front lines to combat COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cory W. Bush)

Mobility Airmen conduct historic first aeromedical evacuation mission using Transport Isolation System

Airmen prepare to offload COVID-19 patients during the first-ever operational use of the Transport Isolation System at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2020. The TIS is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by a disease. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Nothstine)

Air National Guard COVID-19 Response

A C-130H Hercules assigned to the 182nd Airlift Wing, Illinois Air National Guard, delivers 250 medical isolation pods to Chicago Midway International Airport in Chicago, April 8, 2020. The 182nd AW flew the pods cross-country overnight for use at the McCormick Place COVID-19 alternate care facility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jay Grabiec)

Andersen Remains Ready

A U.S. MH-60S Knighthawk, Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk, Navy MQ-4C Triton, five Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses and six KC-135 Stratotankers stationed at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, perform an elephant walk April 13, 2020. The parade of aircraft showcases the 36th Wing's readiness and ability to generate combat airpower at a moment's notice to ensure regional stability throughout the Indo-Pacific area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael S. Murphy)

W.Va. Guard Sanitizes Workspaces for West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission

Members of the West Virginia National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Enterprise sanitize workspaces belonging to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission in Charleston, W.Va., April 11, 2020. Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for environmental cleaning and disinfection, TF-CRE sanitized workspaces on multiple floors of the building, helping to combat the possible spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Edwin L. Wriston)

Propelling fire into readiness

Firefighters from the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron extinguish a fire during training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., April 14, 2020. The 355th CES Fire Protection Services Flight conducts a variety of exercises to include live fire, medical and other situational training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

Rescue Exercise

Members of the 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons suspend from an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter while practicing rescue techniques during an exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 9, 2020. The 57th Rescue Squadron leads, organizes, trains and equips combat support teams to conduct day and night personnel recovery operations in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

NJ National Guardsmen Operate at Federal Medical Station in Secaucus

Chief Master Sgt. James F. McCloskey, 177th Fighter Wing command chief, gets his temperature taken by U.S. Army Spc. Kambiac Creighton, a member of the Meadowlands Task Force security, at the Meadowlands Exposition Center Federal Medical Station, Secaucus, N.J., April 10, 2020. New Jersey National Guardsmen worked closely with the Department of Health to help set up and run the Meadowlands Exposition Center as a federal medical station to support the COVID-19 relief effort. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Cristina J. Allen)

Aircraft disinfection

Staff Sgt. John Lundy, 32nd Aerial Port Squadron fleet services technician, disinfects the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., April 15, 2020. Aircraft are disinfected before and after missions to protect the health and well-being of Airmen and their family members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Liberty Wing conducts flying operations

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron performs a flight maneuver above RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, April 15, 2020. The 492nd FS conducts daily routine training to provide combat capabilities to the region and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)


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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