AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Nov. 18, 2022 Over the desert A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, flies over an undisclosed location in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Nov. 10, 2022. The KC-10 delivers global aerial refueling capability to support joint and coalition aircraft, providing war-winning airpower throughout the CENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gerald R. Willis) Details Download Keen Sword U.S. Air Force F-22A Raptors assigned to the 3rd Wing, fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron, during exercise Keen Sword 23 over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 15, 2022. Keen Sword is an example of the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, which has been the foundation of peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region for almost 75 years. The relationships built and maintained during these training events are critical to the collective capability to respond to crises or contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tylir Meyer) Details Download Weapons load competition Staff Sgt. Eric Zimmerman, weapons team chief with the 60th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 33rd Fighter Wing, participates in the third quarter weapons load competition at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 28, 2022. Airmen from the 58th and 60th AMU showcased their attention to detail, teamwork, precision and bomb loading proficiency during the load competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leandra Garcia) Details Download Nighttime flying A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron is parked on the flightline at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Nov. 8, 2022. Nighttime flying exercises provide fighter squadron aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force capable of defending a free and open Indo-Pacific, day and night. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessi Roth) Details Download Flying colors A U.S. Air Force Academy cadet from the Wings of Blue demonstration team displays the American flag during the Aviation Nation 2022 opening ceremony at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 4, 2022. The primary mission of the Wings of Blue is to run the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Basic Freefall Parachuting course, known as Airmanship 490. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Makenna Gott) Details Download Lightning Challenge A tactical air control party specialist fires his weapon at targets during the TACP 2022 Lightning Challenge at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, Nov. 4, 2022. Lightning Challenge tests TACP Airmen through competition in agile combat employment, physical ability and marksmanship. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tyler McQuiston) Details Download Remembrance Day Airmen from the 420th Munitions Squadron salute during a Remembrance Day ceremony at RAF Welford, United Kingdom, Nov. 10, 2022. Airmen from the 501st Combat Support Wing, Royal Air Force, and distinguished guests, came together to honor the sacrifices of armed forces veterans, past and present. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eugene Oliver) Details Download Joint formation Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers assigned to Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., and four U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs assigned to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., fly in a joint formation during a Bomber Task Force mission over the Pacific Ocean, Nov. 9, 2022. BTF missions provide an opportunity to train alongside allies and partners to demonstrate interoperability and bolster the collective ability to support a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Hannah Malone) Details Download ATREUS Members of the 137th Mission Sustainment Team conduct an unexploded ordnance sweep during the U.S. Special Operations Command Europe led ATREUS 22-4 at Andøya Space Defense Range, Norway, Nov. 8, 2022. This was the first time the multi-capable Airmen conducted their mission in a setting realistic to the austere environments they will encounter while supporting global SOF operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigette Waltermire) Details Download Scroll of Honor Clemson University Air Force ROTC cadet Brittney McKeone, a senior studying electrical engineering from Aynor, S.C., helps place American flags around the Scroll of Honor for Veterans Day and Military Appreciation Week, at Clemson, S.C., Nov. 10, 2022. The Scroll of Honor is Clemson's memorial to its 497 alumni who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Their names are carved in the stones around the barrow. (U.S. Army photo by Ken Scar) Details Download Falcon refuel A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon refuels from a KC-10 Extender over an undisclosed location in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Nov. 9, 2022. With assistance from the KC-10, F-16s can remain in the AOR for longer durations, maximizing their patrol time and helping to ensure regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Gerald R. Willis) Details Download Teaching moment Staff Sgt. Jory Linneman, 535th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. Jose Molestina, 204th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, discuss austere environment training scenarios while a C-17 Globemaster III reverse taxis at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, in support of the Joint Pacific Multinational Readiness Center exercise 23-01, Nov. 4, 2022. JPMRC 23-01 is a regional combat training center rotation that builds combat readiness and continues to support a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.) Details Download 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.