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AF Week in Photos

340th EARS conduct aerial refueling with two F-15Cs

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle releases flares over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Aug. 13, 2020. The F-15C is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable tactical fighter designed to perform air-to-air missions, demonstrating U.S. Air Forces Central Command's posture to fight and win today. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan C. Bevan)

Air Force top officials visit JBSA missions for first combined trip

Tech. Sgt. Sarah Mitchell, 323rd Training Squadron military training instructor, briefs Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass, and Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett, during a tour of the Airman Training Complex, Aug. 21, 2020, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The top Air Force leaders visited the 37th Training Wing to immerse themselves in the daily operations that transform America's sons and daughters into the Airmen needed to fuel the Air and Space Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)

Sun sets over Dover AFB flight line

The sun sets over Dover Air Force Base, Del., as Airmen work on the flightline Aug. 12, 2020. The 436th Airlift Wing generates global strategic airlift with both C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17A Globemaster III aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)

Laughlin pilots honor families of CBP lost to COVID-19 with flag flight

Maj. Camber Governski, 96th Flying Training Squadron T-6A Texan II chief pilot, rests her helmet and the American flag on the dashboard of her aircraft Aug. 14, 2020, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The flag was flown for the family of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection service member who died of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anne McCready)

Walk around inspection

Airman 1st Class Elijah Turner, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a walk-around inspection on a C-17 Globemaster III at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., Aug. 24, 2020. Walk-around inspections are performed as part of a basic pre-flight inspection to ensure aircraft readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Travis firefighters help community battle Solano wildfires

Airman 1st Class Ryan Girouex, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, extinguishes a fire on a shed on Soaring Eagle Trail in Vacaville, Calif., Aug. 20, 2020. The 60th CES loaned 28 personnel and five trucks to aid in the fight against the LNU Lightning Complex fire, a cluster of fires that forced tens of thousands of people to evacuate their homes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

Dyess AFB honor guard; honoring those that served

Airman 1st Class Ryan Furtado, 7th Force Support Squadron honor guardsman, presents a folded American flag to a service member’s family during a funeral at Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, Texas, Aug. 10, 2020. The flag is presented to the family as a keepsake that symbolizes the service, dedication and sacrifice given to their country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

U.S. Air Force B-52s return to Europe for ally, partner training

Two B-52 Stratofortress fly over Royal Air Force Station Fairford, United Kingdom, Aug. 22, 2020. Strategic bombers contribute to European theater stability as they are intended to deter conflict and offer a rapid response capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

Special Tactics operators conduct static line jump training

Special Tactics operators conduct a static line jump out of a C-130H Hercules, assigned to the 908th Airlift Wing from Maxwell Air Force Base, Ga., following a Rigged Alternate Method Boat package into the water during training at Eglin Air Force Base Range, Fla., Aug. 21, 2020. The training ensured operators are familiar with static line jump procedures and working with a RAMB package for water rescues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rose Gudex)

Thunderbirds soar over Indy 500

Maj. Zane Taylor, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" slot pilot, flies over Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the opening ceremonies of the 104th Indy 500 in Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 23, 2020. This was the first time the Thunderbirds performed the opening ceremonies for the Indy 500. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew D. Sarver)

SERE specialists instruct CST, ensuring Air Commandos remain deployable any time, anyplace

Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape specialists assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron utilize an all-terrain vehicle during combat survival training at Eglin Range, Fla., Aug. 13, 2020. Combat survival training ensures personnel maintain critical skills gained at formal SERE training courses, while in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

C-5M Super Galaxy taxis at Dover AFB

A C-5M Super Galaxy taxis down the flightline prior to an early-evening takeoff Aug. 21, 2020, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Eighteen C-5Ms assigned to Dover AFB, along with 13 C-17 Globemaster IIIs, provide 20% of the nation’s outsized airlift capacity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)


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.