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AF Week in Photos

B-1B Lancers fly 24-hour mission for BTF

Ninth Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer mechanics take selfies as a B-1B flies overhead at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 21, 2020. The 9th EBS, along with 200 Airmen assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing, deployed to Guam from Dyess AFB, Texas, as part of a Bomber Task Force supporting Pacific Air Forces’ strategic deterrence missions and commitment to the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman River Bruce)

SecAF Trip Kirtland AFB

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett offers a treat to a military working dog during a tour of Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., May 21, 2020. Barrett toured units at Cannon, Holloman and Kirtland Air Force Bases during her three-day trip. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

Nellis AFB take offs

An F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., May 21, 2020. The 422nd TES utilized GBU-49 bombs during a routine training mission to test the bombs capabilities with the F-35. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie)

NJANG Members Honor Veterans for Memorial Day

Members of the 177th Fighter Wing and 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard, conducted a retreat ceremony for residents of the Veterans Memorial Home in Vineland, N.J., May 22, 2020. New Jersey ANG members are currently deployed to the Vineland Veteran’s Memorial Home to assist staff in caring for the residents during the COVID-19 crisis. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Cristina J. Allen)

Night Shift: 171st Air Refueling Wing Maintainers

Pennsylvania Air National Guard Maintainers on second shift at the 171st Air Refueling Wing in Coraopolis, Pa., work on a KC-135 Stratotanker through the night, May 20, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Monk)

180FW Firefighter Train With Live Fires

Firefighters assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing extinguish a controlled fire during an exercise at the Toledo Express Airport in Swanton, Ohio, May 19, 2020. The exercise consisted of firefighters attempting to extinguish controlled fires in a variety of scenarios they may experience including engine fires, burning fuselages and burning trails of gas. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kregg York)

714th AMXS Deploys Overseas

Reserve Airmen with the 714th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, board a KC-10 Extender with the 514th AMW to deploy overseas, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 26, 2020. Airmen from the 514th AMW deployed to support U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s mission to deliver air and space power on behalf of U.S. Central Command for the security and stability of the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Evans)

Refueling the world's first responders

A C-17 Globemaster III from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., receives fuel from a Utah Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker during a training mission over northern Utah and southwestern Wyo., May 19, 2020. C-17s have played an integral role in fighting COVID-19 by delivering vital supplies and transporting patients for medical treatment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

3rd Air Support Operations Squadron conducts airborne training at JBER

Senior Airman Jonathan Valdes, a photojournalist with the 673rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs, photographs airborne operations at Malemute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 26, 2020. Airmen from the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron conducted the airborne training to maintain operational readiness through the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Landing gear check

Tech. Sgt. John Thompson, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects the landing gear of a C-17 Globemaster III at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., May 27, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

19th AW, AMC receive final C-130J

A new C-130J Super Hercules arrives at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., May 27, 2020. The historic aircraft delivery to Little Rock AFB serves as the final C-130J for the 19th Airlift Wing since it began transitioning from older C-130H cargo aircraft to newer C-130J models in 2004. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jayden Ford)

Three brothers at bmt

Daniel Hughes, an Air Force basic training trainee, runs through an obstacle course at Joint Base San Antonio-Chapman Annex, Texas, May 21, 2020. Hughes is one of three brothers from Tucson, Ariz., who were in the same basic training flight. The brothers plan to continue on to training in the avionics career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Campbell)

Zertuche COVID testing

Air National Guard Senior Airman Manuel Zertuche, 185th Air Refueling Wing medical technician, works with medical staff in order to administer a COVID-19 test at the “TestIowa” site in Sioux Center, Iowa, May 27, 2020. Zertuche is assisting the Iowa Department of Public Health’s “TestIowa” initiative by administering COVID-19 testing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot)

3rd Air Support Operations Squadron conducts airborne training at JBER

Airmen assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron descend after jumping from an C-17 Globemaster III during airborne training over Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 26, 2020. The 3rd ASOS Airmen conducted the airborne training to maintain operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Valdes Montijo)

Yokota Showcases Adaptability and Mission Capability With Samurai Surge

CV-22 Osprey and C-130J Super Hercules from the 36th Airlift Squadron, 459th Airlift Squadron and 21st Special Operations Squadron taxi across the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, during the elephant-walk portion of the Samurai Surge training exercise, May 21, 2020. The exercise demonstrated the wing’s ability to rapidly provide humanitarian aid and disaster relief across Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)


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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