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AF Week in Photos

Wolf Pack F-16s take off at dawn

An 8th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during a routine training event at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, March 24, 2021. The F-16 is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. It can reach top speeds of 1,500 mph and can reach altitudes of more than 50,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kristin S. High)

CMSAF visits CRW Devil Raiders

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass is briefed by Master Sgt. Brad Johannes on the "alpha mike" team capabilities during a visit to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., March 24, 2021. The assessment team has the tools and capability to survey any given location to create a comprehensive report on the suitability of that location as an airfield. (U.S. Air Force by Master Sgt. Liliana Moreno)

Warthogs over Idaho

An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 124th Fighter Wing approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 191st Air Refueling Squadron during an aerial refueling mission over Idaho, March 18, 2021. With upgrades and wing replacements, the A-10’s service life could be extended to 2040. As of 2017, it has no planned retirement date. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cole Yardley)

First civilian U-2 instructor pilot team takes flight

Retired Col. Dean Neeley and retired Lt. Col. Jon Huggins, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron U-2 Dragon Lady instructor pilots, sit en route to the flightline, March 23, 2021, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. As civilian U-2 instructor pilots, Neeley and Huggins work with the newest U-2 trainees and get them proficient at flying the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz Vazquez)

9th EBS maintainers fundamental to BTF success

A crew chief assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron connects a generator cord into a B-1B Lancer at Ørlans Air Force Station, Norway, March 13, 2021. The generator is responsible for charging batteries on the aircraft while servicing the accumulators needed to start the auxiliary power unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

Ford Field Community Vaccination Center opens in Detroit

Air Force medical staff, members of the Michigan Department of Health, and Meijer pharmacists fill doses of COVID-19 vaccines during the grand opening of the state-run, federally-supported Ford Field Community Vaccination Center in Detroit, Mich. March 23, 2021. The site will vaccinate up to 6,000 community members per day. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andrew Wash, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

393rd EBS demonstrates agility during BTF

A B-2 Spirit assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., prepares for takeoff March 19, 2021, at Lajes Field, Azores. The bomber supported a Bomber Task Force mission and integrated with Norwegian F-35s in the High North. U.S. Global Strike Command Airmen and assets routinely operate around the globe and are flexible to respond to changes in the operational environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar)

Women's History Month Images

Staff Sgt. Alexa Ammerman, 60th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, acts as a decoy for MWD Gyozo during a training session March 16, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Handlers and their canine partners form highly-trained teams responsible for detecting drugs and explosives and protecting and defending military assets worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Python Ops refuel F-15E’s

An F-15E Strike Eagle departs after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, March 17, 2021. The KC-135 delivers U.S. Air Forces Central a vital global reach aerial refueling capability to support joint and coalition aircraft throughout the U.S. CENTCOM AOR. The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Harrison)

Tyndall brings in the big dogs

Master Sgt. Krystoffer Miller, 325th Security Forces Squadron operations support superintendent, operates a Quad-legged Unmanned Ground Vehicle, March 24, 2021 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The Q-UGV adds an extra level of protection to the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anabel Del Valle)

Women's History Month Flight

Maj. Cari Piha, 535th Airlift Squadron instructor pilot, reads over the flight plan and pre-flight checklist before a training mission around the Hawaiian Islands, March 25, 2021. Women from the 535th Airlift Squadron conducted an all-female flight in honor of Women’s History Month, celebrating female Airmen's contributions. Women first entered pilot training in 1976 and currently constitute 21% of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Makensie Cooper)

Heritage Flight Training Course 2021

Maj. Joshua Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team pilot and commander, performs a "knife edge pass" as Capt. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning ll Demonstration Team pilot and commander, repositions her aircraft for an aerobatic maneuver at the 2021 Heritage Flight Training Course, March 4, 2021, at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The Heritage Flight Training Course is an annual training event that includes each of Air Combat Command's single-ship demonstration teams and an assortment of aircraft from Air Force past, including World War ll and the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Codie Trimble)

Loading up the Raptor

A 325th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew lifts a guided bomb unit, or GBU-32, during the unit’s weapons load competition March 23, 2021, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Weapons load crews use the competition to see who can load armaments onto aircraft the fastest and with fewest errors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Acting SecAF visits Hill AFB, focuses on supporting Airmen and Guardians

Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth greets Airman Alexis Shook, 649th Munitions Squadron, during his visit to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 24, 2021. The visit, which was Roth’s first to Hill AFB as acting secretary, included meetings with Airmen and Guardians from the 75th Air Base Wing, Ogden Air Logistics Complex, 388th Fighter Wing, Reserve 419th Fighter Wing and Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent Systems Directorate. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)


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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