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AF Week in Photos

U.S. Air Force and Army work together for CENTCOM Air and Missile Defense Exercise

An Airman preflight checks a C-130 Hercules during Air and Missile Defense Exercise 21-1 in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Oct. 22, 2020. AMDEX evaluates and validates U.S. Central Command bases’ readiness, mission assurance, command, control and communication response to an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Carnes)

Certification weld

Staff Sgt. Adam Kitta, 911th Maintenance Squadron metals technology specialist, welds metal recertification welding plates at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pennsylvania, Oct. 29, 2020. Metals technology specialists must renew their welding certificates every four years to ensure their skills meet Air Force requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

38th RQS Airman receives Silver Star

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Brunetto, 38th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, listens to his citation during a ceremony to present his Silver Star Medal at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, Oct. 29, 2020. While deployed in February 2020, Brunetto performed a lifesaving procedure on a wounded teammate and managed the evacuation of nearly a dozen patients while under attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taryn Butler)

Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show 2020

Maj. Josh Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot, flies during the Lockheed Martin Space and Air Show in Sanford, Florida, Nov. 1, 2020. The F-22 possesses a sophisticated sensor suite allowing the pilot to track, identify, shoot and kill air-to-air threats before being detected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)

Combat Search and Rescue Exercise: Keen Sword 21

A CV-22 Osprey prepares to take off at Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, following combat search and rescue training during exercise Keen Sword, Oct. 29, 2020. Keen Sword is a joint, bilateral, biennial field-training exercise involving U.S. military and Japan Self-Defense Force personnel, designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of the Japan-U.S. alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Renee Douglas)

Lightning Challenge 2020

Two Air Force tactical air control party specialists plot points to prepare for land navigation during the 2020 Lightning Challenge in Burnet, Texas, Oct. 27, 2020. 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)

9th EBS completes sorties, hot-pit training

A B-1B Lancer lands after completing a training mission during a Bomber Task Force deployment at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 3, 2020. The BTF deployment enables Airmen to gain experience and become efficient in deployment and execution processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Travis EOD Airmen train advanced warfighting capabilities

Staff Sgt. Justin Coleman, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, prepares to enter a shipping container during a weapons of mass destruction training at Travis Air Force Base, California, Oct. 28, 2020. Travis AFB EOD technicians train twice a week in preparation for responding to real-world missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chustine Minoda)

Exercise WestPac Rumrunner III

U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles and an E-3 Sentry aircraft assigned to the 18th Wing fly in formation after participating in exercise WestPac Rumrunner, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 16, 2020. WestPac Rumrunner integrates a variety of skills into one training scenario and tests Air Force interoperability with other services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel E. Fernandez)

510th FS maintains mission readiness

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron takes off from Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 28, 2020. The 510th FS performs air and space control and force application roles of counter-air, strategic attack and counter-land, including interdiction and close-air support, with F-16s employing state-of-the-art munitions in support of joint, NATO and combined operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Valerie Halbert)


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.