AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo April 28, 2023 Vapor lock 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 14, 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 In alignment U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Dorsey, 75th Expeditionary Fighter Generation Squadron, prepares munitions to be loaded on to a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, April 18, 2022. Ninth Air Force (U.S. Air Forces Central) is committed to ensuring security and stability alongside our partners in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III) Details Download Show of force Forty-nine F-16 Vipers and MQ-9 Reapers assigned to the 49th Wing line up on the runway during an elephant walk at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 21, 2023. The 49th Wing is the Air Force’s largest F-16 and MQ-9 formal training unit, building combat aircrew pilots and sensor operators ready for any future conflicts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Victor J. Caputo) Details Download Pool party Students in the Air Force Combat Dive Course practice search and rescue techniques in Panama City Beach, Fla., April 5, 2023. The course prepares future special warfare operators to conduct underwater tactical diving for insertion, extraction and maritime rescue and recovery missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Miriam Thurber) Details Download All fueled up Airman 1st. Class Johnathan Bond, 172nd Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels specialist, and Senior Airman Justin Green, 172nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, recover a fuel line during pre-flight preparations at the 172nd Airlift Wing, Jackson, Miss., April 20, 2023. The global impacts of the 172nd AW's C-17 Globemaster IIIs rely on the men and women who fuel, service and clear Air Force aircraft every day, regardless of the conditions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jared Bounds) Details Download Locked and loaded An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron takes off for a test mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 19, 2023. The 422nd TES is testing an updated version of Operation Flight Program 11 to test a software patch that will allow the GBU-39, small diameter bomb employment on two additional weapons stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by William R. Lewis) Details Download Camp Kudos U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Takeira Ayala speaks with Alconbury Elementary School students during Camp Kudos at Royal Air Force Alconbury, United Kingdom, April 14, 2023. The camp gave military children the opportunity to experience and learn about various aspects of deployment preparation. (U.S. Air Force by Staff Sgt. Eugene Oliver) Details Download Fun in the sun The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at Cocoa Beach, Fla., April 14, 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 Digging deep Tech Sgt. Jason Evans, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, digs for mock explosive ordnance during exercise Furious Alpaca, April 12, 2023, at Camp Navajo, Ariz. Over the course of three days, EOD Airmen participated in the exercise designed to simulate working closely with foreign forces to counter a near-peer adversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mason Hargrove) Details Download America Fest U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles sit on display as a fireworks presentation closes out day one of America Fest 2023 at Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 22, 2023. America Fest is Kadena AB’s open-house event where attendees viewed static aircraft displays, interacted with U.S. service members and enjoyed a wide variety of entertainment and activities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jessi Roth) Details Download Sticking together Air Force Academy cadets participate in physical training exercises during the class of 2026’s recognition at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 20, 2023. Successful completion of recognition formalizes the cadet’s identity and allows them to wear the prop and wings insignia on their uniforms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download Catching a lift Airmen from the 341st Medical Group and 40th Helicopter Squadron demonstrate search and rescue capabilities April 6, 2023, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The 40th HS has contributed to a proud rescue history saving over 400 lives since 1973 and logging upwards of 145,000 flying hours conducting search-and-rescue missions in support of the Joint Chiefs of Staff national search and rescue plan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Hannah Hardy) 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.