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AF Week in Photos

Thunderbirds return to St. Joseph for Sound of Speed Air Show

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” line up in formation before performing in the Sound of Speed Air Show in St. Joseph, Mo., May 2, 2021. This was the first time the team performed in St. Joseph in more than three decades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew D. Sarver)

CSAF visits Scott Air Force Base

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. talks with the Scott Air Force Base Honor Guard during his visit to Scott AFB, Ill., April 28, 2021. During the visit, Brown witnessed how the base’s honor guard utilizes and trains their Airmen while being the third busiest in the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac Olivera)

Foggy Yokota

An MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group sits on a foggy runway at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 30, 2021. The MC-130J flies clandestine, or low visibility, single or multiship, low-level air refueling missions for special operations helicopters and tiltrotor aircraft, and infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces by airdrop or airland intruding politically sensitive or hostile territories. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

EOD Memorial 2021

Air Force Honor Guard members prepare for a rifle volley at the end of the 52nd Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial Service, May 1, 2021. Names of recently fallen and past EOD technicians are added to the memorial wall and flags are presented to their families during the annual ceremony at the Kauffman EOD Training Complex at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Army and Navy added two names this year. The all-service total of names now stands at 343. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

821st CRS participate in Exercise Rainier War

An Airman surveys an F-15SG Strike Eagle during exercise Rainier War on the flight line at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, April 28, 2021. The aircraft tested its ability to employ air combat capabilities during a time of potentially imminent foreign aggression. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christian Conrad)

Sniper Qualification Course

An Airman prepares to shoot his weapon while participating in marksmanship training at the Advanced Designated Marksman course in Florence, Ariz., April 16, 2021. Airmen from the 55th Rescue Squadron and 355th Security Forces Squadron were trained in the classroom, as well as in the field, on tactics, techniques and procedures for advanced marksmanship. This is the first course of its kind at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and it produced four qualified ADM teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)

F-15EX, F-35s in Northern Edge

An F-15EX assigned to the 53rd Wing takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, in support of exercise Northern Edge 2021, May 4, 2021. Approximately 15,000 U.S. service members are participating in the joint training exercise hosted by Pacific Air Forces, May 3-14, on and above the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, the Gulf of Alaska, and temporary maritime activities area. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Savanah Bray)

Incirlik first responders tested in accident response exercise

A 39th Civil Engineer Squadron explosives ordnance disposal member photographs a bomb rack during a major accident response exercise at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, April 28, 2021. Exercise participants responded to a simulated aircraft incident designed to test their capabilities and provide them with hands-on training, optimizing overall readiness in the event of a real-world incident. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Derek Seifert)

Travis AFB is delivering life-saving COVID aid to India

Airmen assigned to the 60th Aerial Port Squadron load pallets containing medical supplies onto a C-5M Super Galaxy, April 30, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The U.S. government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development, donated medical supplies to assist the country of India in its ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The donation included oxygen cylinders and regulators, N95 masks and COVID-19 rapid diagnostic kits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

210423 MWD 90th Security Forces Group

Staff Sgt. Samantha Gassner and Staff Sgt. Manuel Smith, military working dog handlers assigned to the 90th Security Forces Group, hold their MWDs at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., April 23, 2021. MWDs support the nuclear mission by providing a psychological deterrence toward adversaries and detecting illegal drugs and explosives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Munoz)

F-35 Demo Team rocks Utah skies for April practices

Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander and pilot, flies during a demonstration rehearsal at Hill Air Force, Utah, April 28, 2021. The demonstration team is part of the 388th Wing, the Air Force’s first operational F-35A wing, and flies over the Hill AFB runway to prepare for upcoming air shows around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)

Hawaiian Raptors fly with RAAF for exercise Pacific Edge 21

A Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor pulls away from a KC-135 Stratotanker after receiving fuel April 21, 2021, near Oahu, Hawaii. The fifth-generation aircraft, operated by Airmen from the 199th and 19th Fighter Squadrons, integrated with a Royal Australian Air Force command-and-control aircraft during exercise Pacific Edge 21. The exercise was held to enhance air-combat proficiencies through the integration of allied units and further the interoperability between the two countries’ aircraft. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. John Linzmeier)


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.