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AF Week in Photos

Yokota participates in Samurai Readiness Inspection

Staff Sgt. Dillon Livingston and Senior Airman Jade Strofaci, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, participate in a live-fire training scenario, Oct. 27, 2020, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The training scenario was part of a Samurai Readiness Inspection designed to enhance base readiness through training and practicing skill sets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Juan Torres)

Pegasus sunrise

A KC-46A Pegasus assigned to the 916th Air Refueling Wing sits on the flightline at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Oct. 21, 2020. The KC-46A was brought to Pittsburgh to allow members of the 911th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron to familiarize themselves with the aircraft to prepare for real-world missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

436th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Section trains for perfection

Senior Airman Theresa Braak, 436th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and Military Working Dog, Sam, negotiate a window obstacle Oct. 8, 2020, at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. The window is one of nine obstacles in the obedience yard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mauricio Campino)

CSAF Meets San Antonio Leaders

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. speaks with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg about economic and military development in the city during a meeting at the Pentagon, Arlington, Virginia, Oct. 22, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

Prairie Vigilance: Lead the way

Airman 1st Class Stephen McArthur, 5th Security Forces Squadron response force sentry, stands guard in front of a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, Oct. 19, 2020, during exercise Prairie Vigilance. The annual exercise is performed in conjunction with Barksdale AFB that demonstrates Air Force Global Strike Command’s ability to generate strategic bombers at a moment’s notice and provides readiness training annually for Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillon J. Audit)

Daybreak ready

Airmen assigned to the 8th Maintenance Group fuel and arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Oct. 28, 2020. It takes a team of maintenance specialists to inspect and service the aircraft before it is ready for takeoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

48th FW welcomes home deployers

F-15E Strike Eagle aircrew assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron reunite with their families at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Oct. 16, 2020. The 492nd FS returned from a six-month deployment in support of U.S. Air Force Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

CV-22 Osprey conducts emergency landing training

A CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing hovers above a set of mattress pads during emergency landing training at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Oct. 19, 2020. CV-22 aircrew and 752nd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainers conducted the training to enhance readiness and emphasize safety in the event of landing-gear malfunctions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mackenzie Mendez)

CBRN training during COVID operations help maintain battle readiness

Senior Airman William Murray, 375th Communications Squadron security manager, adjusts the hood of his mission-oriented protective posture training gear on Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Oct. 13, 2020. To complete Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear training, participants must correctly dress to MOPP level 4, the highest CBRN readiness posture. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shannon Moorehead)

C-17 delivers cargo during Agile Flag 21-1

Airmen exit a C-17 Globemaster III at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, Oct. 27, 2020. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward operating bases in the deployment area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)

Lightning Challenge 2020

A Tactical Air Control Party specialist low crawls through the mud as part of an obstacle course during the 2020 Lightning Challenge at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 26, 2020. The Lightning Challenge is a service-wide competition where teams of two TACP specialists compete against each other to be named the best in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. JT May III)

Air Battle Management aides Allied Arctic vigilance

U.S. Air Force F-15C/D Eagles assigned to the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron conduct routine operations in support of NATO air policing at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Oct. 26, 2020. Aircrews rely on the critical judgement of Air Battle Managers at the Control and Reporting Center to ensure their missions are conducted as safely as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)


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.