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AF Week in Photos

315th Airlift Wing Flare Drop

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to Joint Base Charleston deploys flares as part of a training event over the Atlantic Ocean in a military operating area outside Charleston, S.C., June 5, 2021. The C-17 is capable of rapidly and strategically delivering troops and all types of cargo to MOAs or forward-operating bases in deployment areas. The C-17 can perform tactical airlift and airdrop missions as well as transport litters and ambulatory patients during aeromedical evacuations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben)

CSAF Brown meets Bangladesh ACM Sernibat

Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Sernibat, Bangladesh air force chief of the air staff, meets with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ. Brown, Jr. at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., May 19, 2021. Brown and Sernibat discussed partnerships between their military branches. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

Pegasus fuels Poseidon's Rage

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing participate in exercise Poseidon’s Rage over the Aegean Sea, June 7, 2021. Key objectives in the exercise focused on an increase in proficiency with employing inert and live munitions, helping to underscore U.S. commitment to the European region in direct support of the National Defense Strategy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Maxwell)

U.S. Air Force BMT Trainees receive vaccine

Capt. Sarah Gilbert, (center, kneeling) 59th Medical Wing clinical nurse, discusses the COVID-19 vaccine with a basic trainee assigned to the 37th Training Wing at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, May 14, 2021. This was the first time the vaccine was offered to Air Force basic military training trainees. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tory Patterson)

Weapons School night operations

Airmen assigned to the 77th Weapons Squadron, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, greet each other before a U.S. Air Force Weapons School integration exercise at Nellis AFB, Nev., June 3, 2021. The USAFWS teaches graduate-level instructor courses that provide advanced training in weapons and tactics employment to officers and enlisted specialists of the combat air forces and mobility air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by William R. Lewis)

F-16 Elephant Walk

F-16 Vipers from the 138th Fighter Wing participate in an elephant walk, June 4, 2021, at Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla. The elephant walk, or taxiing of military aircraft prior to takeoff, was part of a large-scale readiness exercise that was conducted to test the wing's ability to rapidly deploy combat-ready forces around the globe. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Rebecca Imwalle)

U.S. Navy and Air Force SOF perform joint dive training

U.S. Air Force special tactics operators assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing and U.S. Navy special warfare operators perform joint dive training at the Naval Activity Center, Souda Bay, Greece, May 25, 2021. Joint training events enhance the ability of special operations forces and partners to work together effectively and respond to threats from any direction. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Nelson)

Special Tactics Airmen participate in AMC's Mobility Guardian 2021

A special tactics operator establishes a resupply drop zone during Air Mobility Command’s premier large-scale exercise, Mobility Guardian 21, at Volk Field, Wis., May 21, 2021. Special tactics teams worked with Total Force Airmen to train on a variety of agile combat employment scenarios based on relevant real-world security challenges and future conflicts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra Welch)

Weapons School exercise kicks off

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron takes off during a U.S. Air Force Weapons School Integration exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., June 2, 2021. WSINT provides personnel further exposure to a joint environment to ensure readiness and increase lethality. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dwane R. Young)

BTF 21-3 integrates with Spanish air force

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress operating out of Morón Air Base, Spain, flies in formation with Spanish air force F-18 Hornets in support of a Bomber Task Force Europe mission, June 3, 2021. Forward operating locations strengthen the ability to rapidly respond and coordinate with allies and partners. (Spanish air force courtesy photo)


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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