AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo April 21, 2023 AF Reserve celebrates 75 years of answering the nation’s call Chief of Air Force Reserve Lt. Gen. John Healy, Senior Airman Shamadre Chambliss, the youngest Airman present, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. and Chief Master Sgt. Tim White, command chief of Air Force Reserve Command, cut a cake during the Air Force Reserve’s 75th birthday celebration at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., April 14, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich) Details Download Home on the range Airmen assigned to the 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight cross over a low depression filled with water on a firing range at Camp Navajo, Ariz., April 10, 2023. The Airmen participated in exercise Furious Alpaca; a three-day exercise with the strategic objective of conducting operations in degraded environments alongside foreign forces against a near peer threat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Noah D. Coger) Details Download Slicing the skies An F-22 Raptor performs a flyover and air demonstration during noon meal formation at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 12, 2023. Events such as these aim to cultivate warrior ethos, a future-focused mindset and supplement existing character, leadership and officer development efforts with the cadets. (U.S Air Force Photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download Throwing heat Air Force Falcons pitcher and U.S. Air Force Academy cadet Jake Sansing pitches to a Fresno State Bulldogs batter during a game at Falcon Field in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 6, 2023. The Falcons beat the Bulldogs 13-4. (U.S Air Force Photo by Justin R. Pacheco) Details Download A team effort A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., undergoes maintenance at Andersen AFB, Guam, in support of a Bomber Task Force mission, April 11, 2023. More than 210 Airmen and four B-52s recently arrived on the installation in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command BTF missions to offer aircrews the opportunity to familiarize themselves with operating in a joint and coalition environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Pugh) Details Download Securing the way ahead U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ismael Del Toro, explosive ordnance disposal technician, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, participates in the 379th ECES’ 72-hour field training exercise at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 12, 2023. The exercise places emphasis on near-peer conflicts and conventional warfare tactics. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew Britten) Details Download Thoughts on the future Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., speaks with Airmen of the 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Air National Guard Base, N.Y., during a C-17 Globemaster III dedication, a medal decoration ceremony and an all-call with Airmen, April 1, 2023. During the visit, Brown provided thoughts on the future of the Air Force and the vital role its members, allies and partners play. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Rebekah Wilson) Details Download A special visit David and his mother, Tech. Sgt. Shannon Lee, 75th Medical Group, color together April 14, 2023, at Hill Field Elementary School in Clearfield, Utah. The school, which is adjacent to Hill Air Force Base, invited parents to celebrate the Month of the Military Child with performances and crafts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs) Details Download Pride and precision The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds, sit on the flightline before an air show at Cocoa Beach, Fla., April 16, 2023. The Thunderbirds headlined the Cocoa Beach Air Show, which allowed them to demonstrate the pride, precision and professionalism of total force Airmen to thousands of spectators on the Space Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dakota Carter) Details Download Up in smoke Tech. Sgt. Matthew Young, noncommissioned officer in charge of facilities and cryogenics, performs a demonstration involving liquid-nitrogen for University of Puerto Rico Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadets on April 14, 2023, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The cadets toured several units across the installation to explore different career fields and experience life in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Katelynn Jackson) Details Download Attention to detail U.S. Air Force Capt. Bianca Santos, 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker pilot, conducts a pre-flight inspection at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 14, 2023. The 909th ARS is the premiere force for aerial refueling operations in the Indo-Pacific theater, which supports U.S. forces, regional allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessi Roth) Details Download Performing the gauntlet Capt. Brian Johnson of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team completes the gauntlet during a performance at the Joint Services Drill Exhibition at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C, April 14, 2023. The Drill Team is an elite unit of 25 Airmen who train, on average, five days a week for eight to 10 hours per day to obtain their level of mastery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kristen Wong) Details Download Making a splash A C-130 Hercules from Nevada Air National Guard's 152nd Airlift Wing releases water during Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System Spring Training 2023, April 12, 2023, in the Angeles National Forest, Calif. Hosted by the California ANG's 146th AW, training included classroom sessions, flying and ground operations for Air Force aircrews, civilian lead plane pilots and support personnel from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, other federal agencies and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Paula Macomber) Details Download Lightning from above A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 355th Fighter Squadron receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during a bilateral air exercise with Japan Air Self-Defense Force fighters over the Pacific Ocean, April 14, 2023. Bilateral operations exemplify the U.S. and Japan alliance's ability to quickly and decisively respond to threats within the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessi Roth) 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.