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AF Week in Photos

F-35 Demo Team Flies for the 2020 Tri-City Airshow

Maj. Cody Wilton, A-10 Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team commander and pilot, flies alongside Capt. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot, Maj. Garret Schmitz, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team pilot, and a P-51 Mustang as part of a heritage flight formation for the Tri-City Water Follies Drive-In Airshow at Kennewick, Wash., Sept. 4, 2020. The heritage flight was flown as a showcase of past, present and future Air Force aviation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)

45th Space Wing Supports Successful Falcon 9 SAOCOM 1B Launch

A Falcon 9 SAOCOM-1B rocket launches from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Aug. 30, 2020. After ignition, the Falcon 9 flew in a polar orbit from Cape Canaveral, flying south along the eastern coast of Florida, on its way to orbit. (U.S. Space Force photo by Joshua Conti)

822d BDS return from deployment

Col. Derrick Weyand, center, 820th Base Defense Group commander, speaks to Airmen assigned to the 822nd Base Defense Squadron during a redeployment brief, Sept. 6, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 822nd BDS worked together with the Kenyan Defense Force for joint training and base-security patrols to further their interoperability and keep the area secure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

916th ARW KC-46 Pegasus refuels 336th FS F-15E Strike Eagles

F-15E Strike Eagles from the 336th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. fly in formation over North Carolina, Sept. 3, 2020. The F-15E has the capacity to fight its way to a target over long distances and destroy enemy ground positions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

Ammo Airmen

Airmen of the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing pose for a group photo during sunrise after their shift at an undisclosed location, Aug. 15, 2020. The Airmen work around-the-clock to ensure the wing can deliver combat power wherever needed. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Jonathan Young)

MQ-9 Reaper new weapons test

A MQ-9 Reaper, assigned to the 556th Test and Evaluation Squadron, armed with an AIM-9X missile sits on the flightline, Sept. 3, 2020, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The MQ-9 successfully employed a live air-to-air test of an AIM-9X Block 2 missile against a target BQM-167 drone simulating a cruise missile. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Haley Stevens)

Inspired to serve: Little Rock CGO joins base honor guard

Ceremonial Guardsmen fold the American flag during practice at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Aug. 25, 2020. The practice exercise was a replication of a funeral ceremony in which the flag draped over the casket is folded and gifted to the departed’s next of kin. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Miller)

Defenders graduate Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course

Tech. Sgt. Cory Irvin, 27th Security Forces Squadron Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element program manager, paints his face to act as an opposing force during a hostage rescue exercise at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., Sept. 1, 2020. The exercise involved an integration of helicopter operations, overland movements, mounted movements and military working dog teams on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Reed)

Wing 1 WERX sparks new missile field idea

Senior Airman Zachariah Abdul-Aziz, 341st Missile Security Operations Squadron tactical response force assaulter, views his descent for a rappel down an entrance to a launch facility, Aug. 21, 2020, near Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. Security Forces at Malmstrom AFB regularly test new routes that provide faster and more efficient ways to navigate a launch facility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Brosam)

510th Fighter Squadron at RAF Lakenheath

A U.S Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off from RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Sept. 1, 2020. The 510th FS is conducting close air support training with the 321st Special Tactics Squadron, the 19th Regiment Royal Artillery and the 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron to enhance combat capabilities in support of European theater operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)


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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