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AF Week in Photos

801st SOAMXS accepts delivery of new CV-22

Air commandos with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron accept delivery of a new CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 2, 2020. The 801st SOAMXS keeps Ospreys ready to execute infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan LeVang)

Capt. Robert Flemming embraces his daughter after deployment.

Capt. Robert Flemming, 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron weapons system operator, embraces his daughter at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 31, 2020. Four 9th EBS B-1B Lancers and approximately 200 Dyess AFB Airmen returned from a Bomber Task Force deployment to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, where they supported Pacific Air Forces’ commitment to security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

Return of human spaceflight to the U.S.

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken in the Dragon crew capsule launches from Space Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center, May 30, 2020 marking the return of human spaceflight in the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lt. Col. Jon Quinlan)

Arizona National Guard service members assist the Public Heath Service on the Navajo Nation

Staff Sgt. Gisele Adanlete-Engram, 161st Medical Squadron aerospace medical technician, puts on personal protection equipment before entering a COVID-19 hot zone at an alternate care facility on the Navajo Nation in Chinle, Ariz., June 1, 2020. Arizona National Guard service members are assisting the Public Health Service while caring for COVID-19 patients by providing security and other non-medical tasks as needed. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Matkin)

RQ-4 2020 rotation of operation in Japan

An RQ-4 Global Hawk, assigned to the 319th Operations Group Detachment 1, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, lands at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May, 30, 2020, for a rotational deployment. The movement maintains operations for Global Hawks during months of inclement weather and other scenarios that have the potential to hinder readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Aaron Church)

Battlefield Airmen, Army aviators and pathfinders conduct airborne training at JBER

Airmen assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron proceed to the rally point after completing airborne training at Geronimo Drop Zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 28, 2020. Airborne training maintains operational readiness and demonstrates the installation’s resiliency and posture for the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Aviano Elephant Walk

Aircraft and vehicles assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing line the runway during an elephant walk at Aviano Air Base, Italy, June 1, 2020. Squadrons represented include the 555th and 510th Fighter Squadrons, 56th and 57th Rescue Squadrons, the 606th Air Control Squadron and the 31st Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsey Tucker)

Teamwork makes the plane work

Staff Sgt. Andre Rivera and Senior Airman Wilfredo Vargas, 911th Maintenance Squadron jet propulsion technicians, perform maintenance on a C-17 Globemaster III engine during a home station check inspection at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., June 3, 2020. Maintainers are performing home station checks on the flightline in Pittsburgh due to travel restrictions because of COVID-19 and construction on the new hangar. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

B-1 integrates with Polish aircraft over Europe

Polish F-16 Fighting Falcons and MiG-29s escort a B1B Lancer during a training mission for Bomber Task Force Europe, May 29, 2020. Aircrews from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., took off on their long-range, long-duration Bomber Task Force mission to conduct interoperability training in the Black Sea region. Training with NATO allies and theater partner nations contributes to enhanced interoperability and enables building enduring relationships necessary to confront the broad range of global challenges. (Polish Air Force courtesy photo)


Airmen assigned to the Minnesota National Guard’s 133rd Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron provide support to local law authorities in Saint Paul, Minn., June 1, 2020. As community members exercised their First Amendment right to demonstrate in a peaceful manner, guardsmen provided security throughout Minneapolis, Saint Paul and surrounding communities with the immediate mission of protecting life and property, and restoring order through a time of civil unrest. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Austen R. Adriaens)

62nd AS protects training pipeline with airlift assistance

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 314 Airlift Wing flies over Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., June 1, 2020. While training combat-minded aircrew is the main mission of the 314th AW, members of the 62nd Airlift Squadron accepted the task of providing essential transportation to hundreds of students across the country in support of Air Education and Training Command’s training pipeline during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jayden Ford)

52nd FW participates in 'hot-pit refueling' ACE exercise

Master Sgt. Jayson Lyons, 435th Contingency Response Squadron readiness and training flight chief, drags a fuel hose to an F-16 Fighting Falcon during exercise Agile Wolf at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 28, 2020. The exercise tested the ability to perform a "hot-pit refuel" during a contingency operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alison Stewart)

100th ARW fuels B-52 off Norwegian coast

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress from the 5th Bomb Wing, Minot Air Force Base, N.D., 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 off the northern Norwegian coast, June 3, 2020. Joint and combined training, exercises and operations help mitigate and reduce security risks associated with increased human activity in the arctic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

Combat Search-and-Rescue

Master Sgt. Dan, 301st Rescue Squadron Special Mission Aviator, flies in an HH-60G Pave Hawk, May 30, 2020 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Special missions aviators can perform as a flight engineer, loadmaster, aerial gunner, navigator, weapons system specialist, electronic warfare officer, radio operator, sensor operator and combat systems officer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Goonan)


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.