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AF Week in Photos

B-2 Spirit operates at Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia

A B-2 Spirit assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., sits on the flightline of Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia, in support of a Bomber Task Force deployment, Aug. 24, 2020. As part of the BTF deployment, B-2s participated in a combined United States-Australia exercise with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin and Australian Defence Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

Yokota Airmen, Soldiers train on K-9 Aeromedical Evacuation capabilities

Rroswell, 374th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, participates in a C-12J Huron, K-9 air evacuation training, Aug. 20, 2020, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Airmen assigned to the 374th SFS and 18th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron practiced K-9 evacuation procedures and best practices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Juan Torres)

U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training Graduation and Coining Ceremony

Airmen and training instructors participate in a U.S. Air Force basic military training graduation and coining ceremony, Aug. 27, 2020, for the 331st Training Squadron at the Pfingston Reception Center on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Graduation ceremonies are closed to the public until further notice for safety and security of the newly accessioned Airmen and their family members due to the coronavirus pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Johnny Saldivar).

510th Fighter Squadron arrives at Lakenheath

A U.S Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, arrives at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Aug. 28, 2020. The 510th FS participated in a flying training deployment event to enhance interoperability, maintain joint readiness and strengthen relationships with regional allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

1 SOLRS Airmen keep it cool, enable 1 SOW aviation

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Andrews, 1st Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of fixed facilities, displays a liquid-oxygen sample at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 26, 2020. Air commandos assigned to the 1st SOLRS collect samples of liquid oxygen and test the odor to ensure all oxygen delivered to 1st Special Operations Wing aircraft is safe for aircrew members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

New Falconry Mascot

Nova, a 15-week-old full white-phase Gyrfalcon, is the latest addition to the Falconry team and new mascot of the U.S. Air Force Academy. Her name was decided by a vote amongst the entire cadet wing. They chose Nova because it means a star showing a sudden increase in brightness, representing the new era of Space Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

1 SOW leadership attends FieldWerx military open

Chief Master Sgt. Courtney Freeman, 1st Special Operations Wing command chief, uses a virtual reality headset during the FieldWerx military open event in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Aug. 24, 2020. VR is used across the force to provide training to Airmen on how to maintain aircraft, fly remotely piloted aircraft, or perform other technical tasks in a safe environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robyn Hunsinger)

ANG Refuels US, partner nations

A 428th Fighter Squadron F-15SG multirole fighter flown by Republic of Singapore air force pilots approaches a 151st Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker to receive fuel midair over Idaho, Aug. 25, 2020. The squadron is a part of the Peace Carvin V program, which helps ensure a strong U.S. relationship with Singapore, a critical partner in the Pacific region, through training that helps Singapore project airpower into the next generation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

146th ASOS participates in Sentry Rescue III

Senior Airman Casey Walker, a 146th Air Support Operations Squadron tactical air control party Airman, fires as he engages a target during a rescue scenario for isolated personnel who are injured during exercise Sentry Rescue III, Aug. 25, 2020, at Fort Sill, Okla. Sentry Rescue III integrates Combat Air Force and Air Force Special Operations entities to develop tactics, techniques and procedures for personnel recovery scenarios. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Brigette Waltermire)

Air Guard Firefighters get hands-on training at Rosecrans

Firefighters assigned to the 139th Fire Emergency Services, Missouri Air National Guard, don protective gear prior to conducting fire training on a mobile training plane, at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, in St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 30, 2020. This mobile-training tool is facilitated by a joint partnership between the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, and the University of Missouri’s Fire and Rescue Training Institute, which brought the training plane to St. Joseph. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Advanced Battle Management System Onramp 2

Tech. Sgt. John Rodiguez, 321st Contingency Response Squadron security team, provides security with a Ghost Robotics Vision 60 prototype at a simulated austere base during the Advanced Battle Management System exercise on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 1, 2020. The ABMS is an interconnected battle network — the digital architecture or foundation — which collects, processes and shares data relevant to warfighters in order to make better decisions faster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cory D. Payne)

388th FW soars over Alaska in RED FLAG-Alaska 20-3

Four F-35A Lightning IIs, assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fly in formation over Denali National Park, Alaska, Aug. 17, 2020. The 388th FW participated in exercise Red Flag-Alaska 20-3 during which fourth and fifth-generation fighter aircraft trained side-by-side in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Defense Department's largest instrumented training range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)


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.