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AF Week in Photos

393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron

More than 200 U.S. Air Force members, government employees and contractors assigned to the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, pose for a group photo at Naval Support Facility Diego Garcia, Aug. 31, 2020. The 393rd EBS deployed with three B-2 Spirits as part of a Bomber Task Force, which tests the readiness of Airmen and equipment, as well as their collective ability to operate at forward locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

AFA Airman's Hall

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass speaks with Space Force Lt. Gen. Nina Armagno after a presentation for the Air Force Association 2020 Virtual Air, Space and Cyber Conference, at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Sept. 14, 2020. This year was the first virtual AFA conference due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

NDI test

Tech. Sgt. Mathew Rupert and Master Sgt. Kevin Simmons, 911th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technicians, perform a daily process control to test the magnetic particle unit functionality at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., Sept. 17, 2020. The magnetic particle unit is used to check for cracks on a variety of aircraft parts and ground equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Airshow London Skydrive 2020 Practice

Maj. Cody Wilton, A-10 Demonstration Team pilot and commander, prepares to disembark an A-10 Thunderbolt II on the flightline at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Sept. 11, 2020. The demonstration team is scheduled to perform at Airshow London Skydrive over London, Ontario, Canada, along with the F-22, F-35 Demonstration Teams, and the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, Sept. 12-13, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine Legate)

USAF, RSAF conduct Exercise Desert Eagle in CENTCOM AOR

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, F-15C Eagles, F-15E Strike Eagles, and Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SAs fly over Saudi Arabia while participating in a large formation exercise, Sept. 10, 2020. U.S. Air Forces Central continues to build and strengthen regional partners by training alongside one another, integrating capabilities and increasing interoperability to project agile combat employment from established and austere locations throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan C. Bevan)

Pararescuemen jump during a mass casualty exercise

A U.S. Air Force pararescueman from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron prepares to jump out the back of a 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules during a mass casualty exercise Sept. 12, 2020, over East Africa. Mass casualty exercises prepare pararescuemen and support personnel for potential real world operations with large numbers of casualties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Charles T. Fultz)

403rd Wing evacuates aircraft ahead of Tropical Storm Sally

The Air Force Reserve 403rd Wing began evacuating its aircraft in preparation for then-Tropical Storm Sally, Sept. 13, 2020, at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The 815th Airlift Squadron’s C-130J Super Hercules and the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron’s WC-130Js relocated to Joint Base San Antonio and Ellington Airport, Texas. The 53rd WRS continued to fly data collection missions to support the National Hurricane Center from Ellington. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shelton Sherrill)

9/11 Remembrance

A commemorative helmet is displayed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Sept. 10, 2020. The number on the helmet signifies the 343 firefighters who sacrificed their lives to save others at the twin towers on 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Boyton)

345th EBS launches multi-theater sortie

A B-1 Lancer departs Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Sept. 14, 2020, on its way to Europe in support of a Bomber Task Force mission. BTF missions enable crews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency while assuring regional allies and partners of the U.S. commitment to stability throughout the European continent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ted Daigle)

EOD Airmen train at Prince Sultan Air Base

Members of the 378th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal section perform a training scenario at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 4, 2020. This exercise scenario helps EOD Airmen coordinate with engineering assistants to discover unexploded ordnances and assess flightline damage after an attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cary Smith)

Bomber Task Force Europe

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., flies below a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, after receiving fuel above the Mediterranean Sea in support of a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, Sept. 16, 2020. The Stratotankers are deployed to RAF Fairford, U.K., in support of joint and combined training with U.S. allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jennifer Zima)

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels F-15C Eagles

Two U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles fly over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Sept. 8, 2020. The F-15C Eagle 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 Staff Sgt. Justin Parsons)


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.