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AF Week in Photos

F-22, F-35 fly over Emerald Coast

An F-22 Raptor from the 325th Fighter Wing flies alongside an F-35 Lightning II from the 33rd Fighter Wing over the Emerald Coast in northwest Florida May 18, 2020. The fifth-generation fighters were part of a nationwide flyover by the Air Force May 15, 2020, saluting healthcare workers, first responders and other essential employees. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Savanah Bray)

CSAF and CMSAF Visit Team Minot

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright coins an Airman while visiting Minot Air Force Base, N.D., May 14, 2020. Wright and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein toured the installation visiting medical facilities, building bonds and witnessing how the Airmen at Minot AFB have remained mission-ready and resilient throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jesse Jenny)

452nd AMW Honor SoCal 1st Responders with C-17 and KC-135 Flyovers

Medical and law-enforcement personnel wave and cheer as a KC-135 Stratotanker flies over the crowd at the Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley, Calif., May 14, 2020. The 452nd Air Mobility Wing participated with two flyovers in the #AirForceSalutes portion of #AmericaStrong collaborative salute with the U.S. Navy, honoring local healthcare workers, essential employees and other first responders on the front line of the battle against COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nick Kibbey)

B-1B Lancers conduct mission in South China Sea

A 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer flies over Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 19, 2020. The 9th EBS and other units assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing from Dyess AFB, Texas, are deployed to Guam as part of a Bomber Task Force to support Indo-Pacific Command operations in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman River Bruce)

B-1s return to Guam after training mission in East China Sea

Senior Airman Jae Sajonas, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer assistant crew chief, helps align an MB-2 Tow Tractor on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 14, 2020. Tow tractors are used to bring aircraft to their parking locations. Approximately 200 Airmen and four B-1s assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing at Dyess AFB, Texas, deployed to support Pacific Air Forces' training efforts and strategic deterrence missions with allies, partners and joint forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman River Bruce)

Tourette’s poses no setback for EOD Airman

Lt. Col. Kelly Hannum, 51st Mission Support Group deputy commander, dons an Explosive Ordnance Disposal 10 bomb suit, May 18, 2020, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. The suits are designed to protect the individual wearer from immediate area blast threats and feature voice activation, integrated cooling and compatibility with chemical and biological protective equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Greg Nash)

First Airmen graduate BMT at Keesler since 1968

Military training instructors lead graduating Airmen onto the drill pad during a basic military training graduation ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., May 15, 2020. Nearly 60 Airmen from the 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 completed the six-week basic military training course. Due to safety concerns stemming from COVID-19, the Air Force sent new recruits to Keesler AFB to demonstrate a proof of concept that generates the force at multiple locations during contingencies. The flight was the first to graduate BMT at Keesler AFB since 1968. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

B-1s integrate with Swedish Gripens for first time over Sweden

B-1B Lancers from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., integrated with Swedish Armed Forces JAS 39 Gripens for the first time over Sweden during a long-range, long-duration Bomber Task Force mission, May 20, 2020. Operations and engagements with allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen the shared commitment to global security and stability. (Swedish Armed Forces courtesy photo)

Utah National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assist state in COVID-19 response

Airman 1st Class Mary Lawrence, a medical technician assigned to the 151st Medical Group, conducts a COVID-19 test on a member of the Utah National Guard at a supply warehouse in Salt Lake City, May 14, 2020. More than 120 Soldiers and Airmen from the Utah National Guard are assisting in the COVID-19 response, including supply and warehouse management, logistics and testing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Winn)

Ellsworth B-1s integrate with allies, partners in Nordic region

An aviator assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., conducts pre-flight checks on a B-1B Lancer prior to launching in support of a Bomber Task Force mission to U.S. European Command May 19, 2020. BTF missions are representative of the U.S. commitment to integrate with NATO and allied partners to ensure regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett)

Team Charleston participates in Operation: America Strong

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing conducts a flyover of local medical facilities as a part of Operation America Strong, May 15, 2020, over Charleston, S.C. The flyovers are a salute to those at the forefront of the COVID-19 response. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Duncan C. Bevan)

New York National Guard Responds to COVID-19 Outbreak

Master Sgt. Nicole Cafarelli, a member of the 106th Rescue Wing, dons protective gear at the COVID-19 testing site at the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center at Jones Beach, N.Y., May 15, 2020. Joined by members of the New York Army National Guard and New York Naval Militia, the service members are part of a coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic and provide care and testing throughout the state. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

Airlifter of the Week: Helping COVID-19 patients fly

Senior Airman Juan Castro, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, pulls up a hydrant outlet coupling after refueling an aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 16, 2020. Castro’s fuel support has enabled the transport of hundreds of testing swabs during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

High level inspection

Staff Sgt. Andre Rivera, 911th Maintenance Squadron jet propulsion technician, inspects a C-17 Globemaster III engine during a Home Station Check inspection at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., May 18, 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)


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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