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AF Week in Photos

212th Rescue Squadron mark change of command with unique Alaska backdrop

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard’s 210th Rescue Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, transits the Malamute Drop Zone Feb. 10, 2021, during parachute jump operations. The jump preceded a change-of-command ceremony for the 212th Rescue Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David Bedard)

Chief of Staff tours Kessel Run

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. looks on as Staff Sgt. David Ahn, Kessel Run 3D program manager, demonstrates how to fix code in minutes versus days during a tour of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Detachment 12, Kessel Run, at their headquarters in Boston, Mass., Feb. 16, 2021. Kessel Run builds, tests, delivers, operates and maintains cloud-based infrastructure and warfighting software applications for use by Airmen worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Maki)

Snow bird like a C130

A snow-covered C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flightline awaiting snow removal and de-icing at Quonset Air National Guard Base in North Kingstown, R.I., Feb. 10, 2021. The 143rd Airlift Wing received its first C-130J in December 2001 and became the first in the Air Force to receive the "stretch" version of the "J" model. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Deirdre Salvas)

125th STS Full Mission Profile in Pendleton, OR

A 125th Special Tactics Squadron operator works on a new form of communication during a full mission profile in Pendleton, Ore., Feb. 4, 2021. The plan focused on maintaining proficiency on core global access and precision strike mission assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emily Moon)

36th Airlift Squadron supports ACE at Cope North 21

An F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 356th Fighter Squadron takes off to participate in an agile combat employment scenario at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam during exercise Cope North 21, Feb. 16, 2021. Engagements incorporating ACE concepts in “less than optimal environments” improve interoperability among forces and help allies and partners increase their capabilities, creating the greatest possible opportunity for long-term advancement of combined interests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan C. Bevan)

First female Muslim chaplain graduates from Air Force Chaplain Corps College

First Lt. Saleha Jabeen, a graduate of Basic Chaplain Course Class 21A, raises her hands in prayer during a group prayer at the start of the graduation ceremony Feb. 5, 2021, at the Ira C. Eaker Center for Leadership Development at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Jabeen, a native of India, is the first female Muslim chaplain to serve in the U.S. military. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jackson Manske)

Python Ops refuel F-16’s

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon prepares to depart after receiving fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker over Southwest Asia, Feb. 3, 2021. The F-16 is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that delivers airpower to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Harrison) (This image has been altered for security reasons)

Al Udeid Airmen, Qatar Emiri Air Force partnership enhances versatility

Senior Airman Eric Cruz, a crew chief with the 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares to refuel a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker at Doha Air Base, Qatar, Jan. 21, 2021. Airmen with the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing’s Logistics Readiness and Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons at Al Udeid AB worked with their Qatari Emiri Air Force partners to conduct the remote refueling operation from Doha AB. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Martin)

37th Helicopter Squadron provides helicopter security response for ICBM mission

Staff Sgt. Jacob Wilson, 37th Helicopter Squadron special missions aviator, watches the tail rotor of a UH-1 Iroquois while the aircraft lands near F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Feb. 10, 2021. The UH-1, which entered military service in 1959, is used by the U.S. Air Force to support intercontinental ballistic missile sites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cole Yardley)

91st Air Refueling Squadron supports Super Bowl flyover

Two B-1B Lancers assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., fly in formation above the Gulf of Mexico, Feb. 7, 2021. A B-1 performed alongside a B-2 Spirit and a B-52 Stratofortress during the Super Bowl LV flyover, Feb. 7, 2021 in Tampa, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan C. Grossklag)


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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