AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo May 5, 2023 Emerald jump A special tactics Airman jumps from a Marine Corps KC-130J Hercules over Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 26, 2023, in support of exercise Emerald Warrior. The exercise prepares forces for a complex and evolving security environment. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Orlanys Diaz Figueroa) Details Download Taming the flames U.S. Air Force firefighters assigned to the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron approach a controlled fire using hand lines during a base-wide exercise at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, April 27, 2023. The 100th CES was practicing suppression techniques on a simulated aircraft fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Campbell) Details Download Evening taxi A 114th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon waits to taxi for evening operations at Joe Foss Field, S.D. April 26, 2023. Pilots and personnel from operations and maintenance conduct evening operations to maintain their mission readiness. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Solberg) Details Download Secured for launch Airmen assigned to the 91st Missile Security Operations Squadron Tactical Response Force secure a launch facility during a recapture and recovery exercise in support of exercise Global Thunder 23 near Minot Air Force Base, N.D., April 28, 2023. Global Thunder is U.S. Strategic Command’s annual nuclear command and control exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Wright) Details Download Let it rain A C-130 Hercules equipped with the Modular Airborne Firefighting System from Nevada Air National Guard's 152nd Airlift Wing performs a water drop April 14, 2023, during MAFFS Spring Training 2023, in Green Valley, Calif. Training included classroom sessions, flying and ground operations for Air Force aircrews, civilian lead plane pilots and support personnel from the USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, other federal agencies, and CAL FIRE. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Paula Macomber) Details Download Rifle toss Airman 1st Class Stephen Souza of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team tosses his rifle during a performance at the Joint Services Drill Exhibition, April 14, 2023, at the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. The 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 Raptor demo An F-22 Raptor from the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team performs during the 2023 Dyess Big Country Air Fest at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 22, 2023. More than 30,000 people attended the one-day event highlighting the best of America’s only lift and strike base, Air Force heritage and Dyess AFB community partners. The air show featured the F-22 demo team, U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue, U.S. Army Golden Knights, WWII heritage flight, B-1B Lancer and C-130J Super Hercules flyovers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Porter) Details Download Man's best friends Col. Justin Spears, 49th Wing commander, introduces his dog, Blue, to a Vision 60 Q-UGV ground robot at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., April 17, 2023. The Vision 60 is a quadrupedal ground robot that is capable of maneuvering through rough terrain, making it perfect for patrolling Holloman AFB’s arid environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaiah Pedrazzini) Details Download Ready for take-off A 28th Bomb Wing B-1B Lancer prepares to take flight for a Bomber Task Force mission at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 12, 2023. The bomber missions provide opportunities to train and work with allies and partners in joint and coalition operations and exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Austin McIntosh) Details Download Locked and loaded U.S. Air Force Capt. John Kline, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for flying operations at Gwangju Air Base, South Korea, during Korea Flying Training 2023, April 19, 2023. KFT 23 is a combined training event focused on tactical execution of combat missions to maintain military readiness and is part of the South Korea-U.S. alliance’s routine, annual training program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Tristan Truesdell) Details Download Stuffed bird Operators from the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron load onto an MH-6 Little Bird during exercise Agile Chariot in Riverton, Wyo., May 2, 2023. The exercise hones capabilities linked to agile combat employment. Instead of relying on large, fixed bases and infrastructure, ACE uses smaller, more dispersed locations and teams to rapidly move and support aircraft, pilots and other personnel to wherever they are needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Carly Kavish) Details Download Career day More than 700 ROTC and Junior ROTC cadets, Airmen and leadership from the 6th Air Refueling Wing pose for a photo in front of a KC-135 Stratotanker during Military Career Day at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., April 28, 2023. The event provided an opportunity for Airmen to share their experience with the next generation of service, inspiring change in America’s future leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexander Cook) Details Download HALO jump U.S. Air Force pararescuemen assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron jump out of a C-130 Hercules during their High-Altitude Low Opening jump training at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 18, 2023. The 57th RQS provides personnel recovery, combat search and rescue, civil search and rescue and casualty evacuation to fulfill U.S. European Command, U.S. Africa Command and NATO security cooperation requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Sudolcan) Details Download Smooth landing A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., lands at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam in support of a Bomber Task Force mission, April 20, 2023. Bomber missions demonstrate the credibility of U.S. forces to address a complex and uncertain security environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class William Pugh) 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.