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AF Week in Photos

A-10s execute air combat exercise during Red Flag-Alaska 21

A-10 Thunderbolt IIs from the 25th Fighter Squadron fly in formation after conducting an air combat exercise during Red Flag-Alaska 21 out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 18, 2021. Red Flag-Alaska is the premier Pacific Air Forces exercise that serves as a platform for international engagement, and integrating allies, ultimately enabling global partners to exchange tactics, techniques and procedures, while improving interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski)

Rescue Airmen return home

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Brunetto, 38th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, greets his family during the 38th RQS redeployment at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., June 17, 2021. Pararescue specialists rescue and medically treat downed military personnel around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hayden Legg)

Amalgam Dart 21-01

Capt. Joseph Christensen, 120th Fighter Squadron pilot, refuels while returning from exercise Amalgam Dart 21-01, June 17, 2021. With operations ranging across the Arctic from the Beaufort Sea to Thule, Greenland, Amalgam Dart 21-01 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 Mira Roman)

317th AW tests 2PUG aircrew chem gear

Senior Airmen Noah Isom, 39th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, conducts preflight checks on a C-130J Super Hercules while wearing the new Two-Piece Undergarment universal integrative ensemble chemical protective suit at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, June 2, 2021. Research and development of new protective equipment allows the U.S. Air Force to find practical ways to combine functionality, operability and comfortability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

Intramural soccer kicks off at Andersen AFB

U.S. service members compete in an intramural soccer tournament at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, June 16, 2021. The tournament is scheduled to run until June 28. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

Moody conducts rescue helicopter Heritage Flight

An HC-130J Combat King II refuels an HH-60G Pave Hawk and HH-60W Jolly Green II, both assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, during a heritage flight at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., June 15, 2021. The HC-130J can provide helicopter air-to-air refueling to almost every rotary wing platform in the world through its hose and drogue aerial refueling system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hayden Legg)

AFE Airmen fit F-35 pilots for new CBRN flight suits

Capt. Taylor Ausbun, a 356th Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II pilot, along with aircrew flight equipment Airmen, test a chemical, biological, radioactive or nuclear flight suit and joint service aircrew mask on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 17, 2021. Aircrew flight equipment Airmen are responsible for maintaining gear for pilots such as helmets, G-suits and parachutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

Dyess B-1 lands at Barksdale to be decommissioned

A B-1B Lancer from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, parks on the flightline at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 22, 2021. The aircraft was flown to Barksdale AFB to become decommissioned and displayed as a part of Barksdale AFB's Global Power Museum airpark of static displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Multi-national Medics African Lion 21

Staff Sgt. Wesley Nixon, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron technician, places a blood-pressure cuff on a Royal Moroccan Air Force aeromedical evacuation team member during exercise African Lion 21, June 16, 2021. African Lion provides Airmen the opportunity to work with partner nations and share tactics, techniques and procedures to better accomplish shared goals. The exercise is U.S. Africa Command’s largest, premier, joint, annual exercise hosted by Morocco, Tunisia and Senegal, involving more than 7,000 participants from nine nations and NATO training together with a focus on enhancing readiness for U.S. and partner-nation forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Devin Nothstine)

F-35 Demo Team meets F135 Engine Team

An F-35A Lightning II aircraft assigned to the Air Force’s F-35 Demonstration Team creates a vapor cone as it performs a demonstration flight at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., May 25, 2021. Vapor cones are visible clouds of condensed water created by aircraft flying through moist air at high speeds. (U.S. Air Force photo by April McDonald)


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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