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AF Week in Photos

Glowing inspection

Senior Airman Joey Ulanch, 911th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance technician, inspects metal on the inside of a C-17 Globemaster III for any kind of damage during a Home Station Check inspection at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., May 9, 2020. Due to the travel restrictions put in place because of COVID-19, Airmen are performing HSC inspections on the airport’s flightline while the new hangar is under construction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Air Force Salutes Upstate New York

A New York Air National Guard LC-130 assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing flies over the New York State Capitol during an Air Force Salutes flyover, May 12, 2020. The campaign recognizes healthcare and essential workers, first responders and people in the community who keep the country going during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Gabriel Enders)

Wright-Patterson Physicians Coordinating a New Protocol for COVID-19 Patients

Doctors Maj. Evan Fisher, chief of Nephrology and Maj. Matthew Koroscil, a Pulmonary and Critical Care specialist, work together at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Ohio, April 13, 2020. Fisher and Koroscil are leading the way in coordination with the Dayton, Ohio, medical community on a new drug protocol for COVID-19 patients. (U.S. Air Force photo by Matthew Clouse)

100th ARW fuels bomber mission

A B-52 Stratofortress breaks away from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, after receiving fuel during a strategic bomber mission, May 7, 2020. Strategic bomber missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency, and validate the always-ready global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

ANG Charlie West crews breeze through sandstorms

Crew chiefs assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare a C-130 Hercules for a mission May 6, 2020, at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait. The 386th EAMS supports Air Force Central Command and its coalition partners day and night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

812th EOD detonates UXO

Explosive ordnance disposal Airmen assigned to the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron, 412th Test Wing, prepare unexploded ordnance and training munitions for demolition at the Precision Impact Range Area at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., May 7, 2020. The 412th TW uses the PIRA to conduct weapons and payload drops for flight tests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Giancarlo Casem)

The Triple Nickel Returns Home

Senior Airman Briana Cavassa, 31st Dental Squadron dental technician, conducts a medical screening for Airmen returning from deployment May 11, 2020, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. To combat the spread of COVID-19, new screening procedures for returning Airmen have been implemented. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Savannah L. Waters)

Deployed F-15E Strike Eagles Arrive

F-15E Strike Eagles from the 492nd Fighter Squadron arrive at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, May 5, 2020. The F-15E is an extremely maneuverable tactical fighter designed to allow the Air Force to establish air superiority over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandria Brun)

Aviano Refuels

Airman 1st Class Corey Chalupa, 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 510th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, refuels an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 12, 2020. The 510th FS performed air and space control and force application roles of counterair, strategic attack and counterland including interdiction and close-air support with 21 F-16CMs employing state-of-the-art munitions in support of the joint, NATO and combined operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever)

LRAFB America Strong Flyover

A C-130 Hercules assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. flies over its home state, May 8, 2020. The flyover was part of America Strong; a collaborative salute to healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Irvin)

Ellsworth B-1s return to European Theater as part of latest BTF mission

Aviators assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., attend a step briefing prior to a Bomber Task Force mission to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility, May 10, 2020. BTF missions help aircrews become more familiar with operations in different geographic combatant command areas of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Michael Jones)

NJANG Conducts Flyover to Honor COVID-19 Front-Line Workers

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 177th Fighter Wing in Egg Harbor Township N.J., and a KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 108th Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., perform a flyover, May 12, 2020, across various locations in the tri-state area. The New Jersey Air National Guard units conducted a joint flyover as part of Air Force Salutes, a salute to healthcare workers, first responders and other essential personnel who are working on the front lines to combat COVID-19. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Cristina J. Allen)


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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