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AF Week in Photos

Westmoreland County Airshow

Maj. Josh Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander, performs a pull-push takeoff at the Westmoreland County Airshow in Latrobe, Pa., May 29, 2021. The cloud that forms across the aircraft is due to a change in air pressure across the wing, causing the moisture to condense into a visible vapor cloud. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Don Hudson)

General Ray Visits Ellsworth AFB

Rhonda Ray, spouse of Gen. Timothy M. Ray, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, prepares for a ride in a utility terrain vehicle at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 26, 2021. The Rays toured the base and met with the men and women who enable the installation’s mission to provide combat airpower – anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonah Fronk)

Greenland 2021

An LC-130 "Skibird" assigned to the 109th Airlift Wing sits on the ice runway at Raven Camp in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, May 11, 2021. Raven Camp is used to train members on landing on ice runways, polar airdrops and operating in the snow and ice conditions. (Courtesy photo)

Memorial Day 2021

Rows of headstones line the grounds at the Brookwood American Military Cemetery, United Kingdom, May 30, 2021. As one of eight permanent American cemeteries established outside of the United States after World War I, Brookwood is the final resting place of 468 Americans killed during World War I. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jennifer Zima)

USAF, USA load cargo, Soldiers

Airmen load a C-17 Globemaster III at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, May 16, 2021. The C-17 transported Soldiers and cargo in support of a Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taryn Butler)

USAFA Graduation Parade 2021

Senior cadets stand in formation during the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2021 graduation parade at Stillman Parade Field, May 25, 2021, in Colorado Springs, Colo. In all, 1,019 Air Force Academy graduates received their diplomas in a graduation ceremony at Falcon Stadium, with 114 of those graduates commissioning into the Space Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

422, 423 SFS come together for Force on Force training

Airman 1st Class Luciano Medrano, 423rd Security Forces Squadron response force leader, scans his perimeter during a force-on-force exercise at RAF Molesworth, United Kingdom, May 21, 2021. Defenders from the 422nd and 423rd SFS came together to train as they responded to multiple scenarios geared towards sharpening their skills in deadly-force situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Eugene Oliver)

18 ASOG Annual Dragon Challenge

Airmen from five squadrons across the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing participate in the 2021 Dragon Challenge at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., May 19, 2021. Comprised of shooting drills, an obstacle course, physical fitness and land navigation, the competition began in 1999 as a means to push the best Airmen from each squadron to compete, improve and bring new skills back to their units. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Ricki Sidorov)

Staff Sgt. Hall boom operator

Staff Sgt. Morgan Hall, a boom operator assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 121st Air Refueling Wing, looks out of the boom pod of a KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling flight off the coast of the United Kingdom, May 26, 2021. Miller is a part of a group of Guard members operating from Scotland and providing air refueling support as part of exercise At-Sea Demo / Formidable Shield. Formidable Shield is a first-of-its-kind multinational exercise, taking place in the region of the North Atlantic Ocean around the United Kingdom. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot)

Portuguese F-16's supporting the B-52

A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., conducts Bomber Task Force operations throughout Portugal with Portuguese air force F-16 Fighting Falcons, June 2, 2021. Training with joint partners and allied nations contributes to ready and postured forces and builds enduring and strategic relationships necessary to confront a broad range of global challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Allred)

F-35 Demo Team shows appreciation for Oklahoma maintainers

Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, performs for F-135 engine maintainers assigned to the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., May 25, 2021. The demonstration team put on the performance for the maintainers as a show of appreciation for keeping F-35s throughout the Department of Defense running and in the sky. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Barley)

City of Fairborn Memorial Day Ceremony

Honor guard members from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, line up to present the colors during a Memorial Day ceremony in Fairborn, Ohio, May 31, 2021. Established in 1971, Memorial Day is a federal holiday meant to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth)


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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