AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo March 24, 2023 Here comes the boom Capt. Christopher Allen, 6th Airlift Squadron deputy chief of squadron training, copilots a C-17 Globemaster III to be refueled by a KC-46 Pegasus over the Eastern Seaboard, March 9, 2023. The aerial refueling occurred during exercise White Stag, a full-spectrum readiness exercise demonstrating the 305th Air Mobility Wing’s overall ability to deploy and sustain rapid global mobility around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Morales) Details Download Flying with friends Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers and four F-16 Falcons participate in a combined aerial exercise alongside four South Korea Air Force F-35 Lighting IIs over South Korea, March 19, 2023. Combined flight operations allow the U.S. and its allies to improve interoperability and demonstrate a combined defense capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Cameron Silver) Details Download A friendly welcome Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. (center right) hosts a welcome ceremony honoring Qatar Emiri Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Jassim Al-Mannai at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., March 16, 2023. The event took place on the ceremonial parade field and included a performance by the Air Force band and display by the Air Force Honor Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andy Morataya) Details Download Face of freedom Senior Airman Robert Carmichael, 921st Contingency Response Squadron aerial port mobility team member, watches equipment being unloaded during exercise Agile Flag 23-1 at Savannah Air National Guard Base, Ga., Feb. 28. 2023. Agile Flag is the latest Air Force investment in capabilities enabling lead wings to operate at the speed, scope, complexity and scale needed in a modern-day threat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Warner) Details Download Set 'er up A U.S. Air Force Academy cadet constructs an emergency shelter during an exercise, March 18, 2023, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. As part of the exercise, cadets were presented a scenario with real-world adversaries, testing leadership, teamwork and agile combat employment skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download Prepare to offload Staff Sgt. Cesar Lozano, 921st Contingency Response Squadron aerial port mobility team member, waits to unload a C-130 Hercules during exercise Agile Flag 23-1 at Savannah Air National Guard Base, Ga., March 7, 2023. The 621st Contingency Response Wing worked alongside the 4th Fighter Squadron from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, aircraft and Airmen from Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, as well as total force partners from Montana, Mississippi and Connecticut. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Scott Warner) Details Download Airpower multiplied The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform a series of demonstrations during the Point Mugu Airshow March 19, 2023, at Naval Air Station Point Mugu, Calif. This was the team’s first official air show of the season and a joint show with the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Nicolas A. Myers) Details Download Show 'n tell Children from a Spanish school are given a tour of a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 13, 2023. The children learned about bomber missions that demonstrate the capability of U.S. forces and airpower around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Nottingham) Details Download Order...March! Basic military training graduates participate in their graduation ceremony at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, March 16, 2023. Brig. Gen. Terrence Adams, director of Air Force Cyberspace Operations and Warfighter Communications, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Cyber Effects Operations, reviewed the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian Boisvert) Details Download On the move A 352nd Special Operations Wing CV-22B Osprey prepares to take off from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) during deck landing qualifications, March 2, 2023, in the Sixth Fleet area of responsibility. These operations demonstrate U.S. European Command’s ability to rapidly deploy special operations around the world and the U.S. commitment to train with allies and partners to deploy at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Westin Warburton) Details Download Just dropping by Instructors from the Special Warfare Training Wing rappel in the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, March 10, 2023, before a San Antonio Spurs basketball game. Rappelling is one of the basic skills every Air Force special warfare operator is trained on at the wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Miriam Thurber) Details Download Leaving Las Vegas Two F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., taxi down the runway prior to taking off for an exercise during Red Flag-Nellis 23-2 at Nellis AFB, Nev., March 15, 2023. Red Flag, established in 1975, is a contested combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Rufus) Details Download Attention to detail U.S. Air Force aircrew perform pre-flight checks on a B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron prior to takeoff at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 16, 2023. The aircraft, part of strategic bomber missions, enhance the readiness and training necessary to respond to any potential crisis or challenge around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Nottingham) Details Download Sustaining the mission Two New York Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawks engage in air-to-air refueling operations during exercise Red Flag-Nellis 23-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 16, 2023. The exercise provides realistic combat training to save lives while increasing combat effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan McCoy) 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.