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AF Week in Photos

US KC-135 refuels Netherlands F-16

A Royal Netherlands air force F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, for refueling during a NATO Multinational Air Group exercise over Germany, June 25, 2020. U.S. forces in Europe and the relationships built over the past 70 years provide the U.S. strategic access that is critical to meeting its commitment to respond to threats against NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Mortuary Affairs transports transfer cases

Staff Sgt. Jamal Miqbel, 3rd Airlift Squadron loadmaster, guides a K-loader carrying two empty transfer cases from Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations at Dover Air Force Base, Del., June 25, 2020. The transfer cases were flown to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for Operation Colony Glacier, a mission to recover and identify the remains of service members who were killed when an aircraft crashed in 1952. The transfer cases will be used to transfer remains back to Dover AFB, where the armed forces medical examiner will begin identifying the remains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Esteban Esquivel)

C-130J flies over East Africa

Air Force 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron pilots fly a C-130J Super Hercules over East Africa, June 28, 2020. The 75th EAS provides strategic airlift capabilities across the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Combat Team Member Course

An Airman assigned to the Combat Team Member Course receives instruction during training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 26, 2020. CTMC gives combat search and rescue Airmen the opportunity to train on a wide variety of skills over a two month period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

15th Wing vice commander completes fini flight

Col. Geoffrey E. Lohmiller, 15th Wing vice commander, exits an F-22 Raptor for the last time during his fini flight at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, June 26, 2020. Lohmiller, who served as the vice wing commander since May 2018, is expected to retire later this year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

Public affairs specialist shoots video in Somalia

Staff Sgt. Gabriel MacDonald, a public affairs specialist, shoots video during a cargo load by members of the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in Somalia, June 26, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn White)

DCMA pilot lands F-35A

A Defense Contract Management Agency pilot lands an F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 25, 2020. Pilots assigned to DCMA deliver aircraft to bases around the world. For the 356th Fighter Squadron, DCMA aircraft deliveries enable F-35 pilots to focus on stand up and training preparation without risk of COVID-19 exposure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kahdija Slaughter)

Airmen train during Operation Porcupine

Tech. Sgt. Dylan Sedillo, noncommissioned officer in charge of Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape training for the 31st Operations Support Squadron, applies a bandage to the leg of Col. Leslie F. Hauck III, 31st Operations Group Commander, to simulate a broken leg at a military training area in Osoppo, Italy, June 30, 2020. Hauck acted as a downed pilot in need of rescue during Operation Porcupine, a unique exercise testing the diverse capabilities of the 31st Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tory Cusimano)

SECDEF visits RAF Mildenhall

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper talks with Col. William Freeman, 352nd Special Operations Wing commander, and other wing leaders during a visit to RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, June 25, 2020. The purpose of his visit was threefold: familiarization with the CV-22B Osprey platform, discuss COVID-19 response, and have a sit-down discussion with Airmen on discrimination, racism and prejudice in the Air Force and the workplace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Washburn)

Cadets participate in ROM training

Academy basic cadets participate in restriction of movement training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., June 29, 2020. The global COVID-19 pandemic changed how the more than 1,100 men and women arrived at the Academy. Medical staff tested each trainee for coronavirus ensuring the safety and security of cadets and staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)

4th FW commander inspects F-15E

Col. Donn Yates, 4th Fighter Wing commander, inspects an F-15E Strike Eagle at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., June 26, 2020. Yates performed his final flight as 4th Fighter Wing commander before retiring after 23 years of serving in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Derry)

AFMC commander visits Holloman AFB

Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Materiel Command commander, tours the Basic Expeditionary Airfield Resources Base at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., June 29, 2020. Bunch’s tour included meeting with Airmen across the installation to see how units remained resilient and successful despite challenges derived from the global COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Collette Brooks)

Maintenance Airmen inspect C-17

Tech. Sgt. Shelly Pavcik, 911th Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance technician, inspects the metal inside 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., June 30, 2020. Airmen performed the first-ever HSC in the 911th Airlift Wing’s new two-bay hangar. (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.