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AF Week in Photos

U.S Air Force KC-135R Stratotanker Refuels A U.S. Air Force RC-135 Rivet Joint

A U.S. Air Force RC-135 Rivet Joint aircraft assigned to the 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron is refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during an operation in support of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, May 23, 2021. The Rivet Joint is an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platform that hosts an extensive sensor suite to allow the crew to detect, identify and geolocate signals throughout the electromagnetic spectrum. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Crul)

U.S. Air Force F-35A Demonstration Team storms over Deke Slayton Airfest

Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning ll Demonstration team pilot and commander, performs the "weapons-bay pass" maneuver during a demonstration rehearsal over La Crosse Regional Airport, Wis., during the Deke Slayton Airfest, June 11, 2021. The mission of the F-35 Demonstration team is to showcase the unique aerial capabilities of Air Force’s most advanced fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighter, the F-35A Lightning II, as well as highlight the history of the Air Force through heritage formation flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Codie Trimble)

CMSAF Visits Wright-Patterson

Airman 1st Class Yusuf Shabazz, an aerospace physiology technician with the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, speaks with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass during her visit to the school, June 3, 2021, as part of a three-day tour of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Bass visited several units within the 88th Air Base Wing, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and Air Force Research Laboratory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Fulton)

Red Flag-Alaska 21: U.S. and Japan fighters kick-off Red Flag

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron taxi during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 21-02 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 14, 2021. Red Flag-Alaska, the premier Pacific Air Forces exercise, serves as an ideal platform for international engagement and has a long history of integrating allies, ultimately enabling global partners to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures while improving interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Peter Thompson)

Ready, Set, Fire! 152nd SFS maintain proficiency at the shooting range

Staff Sgt. Ricky Meno, 152nd Security Forces Squadron alpha flight team lead, fires an M-4 carbine from behind a barricade during a live-fire training exercise at the Hawthorne Army Depot Freedom Range, Nev., June 9, 2021. The purpose of the training is to maintain and improve weapon proficiency. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Cox)

KC-135 Stratotanker Refuels F/A-18D Hornets

KC-135 Stratotanker pilots assigned to the 97th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron prepare to refuel F/A-18D Hornet during a mission supporting Dynamic Force Employment at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 20, 2021. Dynamic operations and force employment deliver force commanders the critical capability to move forces fluidly into and across and exploit the initiative against an adversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Harnden)

Mississippi Army National Guard conduct search and rescue training at PATRIOT 21

Jakoby, a search and rescue dog working with the Mississippi Task Force 2, takes an orientation flight aboard a Mississippi Army National Guard UH-72 Lakota during exercise Patriot 21 at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center, Wis., June 13, 2021. Patriot 21 is a training exercise designed for civilian emergency management and responders to work with military entities in the same manner they would during disasters. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Michelle Brooks)

D-Day 77th anniversary flyover and F-15 refueling

U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker prior to flying over the beaches of Normandy, France, in honor of the 77th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2021. The flyover honors those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Europe during World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madeline Herzog)

CE Paves the Way

Civil Engineers assigned to 51st Fighter Wing Civil Engineering Squadron complete a sidewalk reconstruction project at Osan Air Base, South Korea, June 10, 2021. The 15-man team, led by Master Sgt. Daniel Ray, finished the task ahead of schedule. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)

Amalgam Dart 21-01

Tech. Sgt. Dalla, a 140th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, works on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during exercise Amalgam Dart at Thule Air Base, Greenland, June 14, 2021. Running from June 10-19, the exercise includes training operations ranging across the Arctic from the Beaufort Sea to Thule, Greenland. The exercise provides North American Aerospace Defense Command the opportunity to hone continental defense skills as Canadian and U.S. forces operate together in the Arctic. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Basic Mira Roman)

100 ARW Provides Fuel Over the Arctic

Staff Sgt. Kaylene Larose assists with aircraft refueling during exercise Arctic Challenge at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, June 15, 2021. Hosted by by Norway, Sweden and Finland, the training in the Nordic region enhances flexibility and interoperability among ally and partner nations in the interest of strengthening the combined response capabilities and demonstrating international resolve. (U.S. Air Force by Airman 1st Class Antonia Herrera)

SJAFB performs flyover for Flags for Heroes

F-15E Strike Eagles perform a flyover during the Flags for Heroes event to honor veterans, first responders and health care workers in Clayton, N.C., June 14, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class David Lynn)


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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