AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo Sept. 22, 2023 All aboard U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Corey Farrer, 36th Fighter Squadron pilot, climbs into the cockpit of a F-16 Fighting Falcon after being prepared by Airman 1st Class Jesus Gerardo, 36th Fighter Generation Squadron crew chief, before departing to Malaysia in support of exercise Cope Taufan 23 at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 18, 2023. CTFN23 is a bilateral routine training exercise with the Royal Malaysian Air Force, with an estimated 220 U.S. personnel participating. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsea J. Caballero) Details Download Presidential greeting President Joe Biden meets service members after commemorating the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 during a remembrance ceremony at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2023. Biden highlighted continued commitment to the defense of the nation and support to allies as an ongoing tribute to the lives lost that day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Julia Lebens) Details Download Bomber maintenance U.S. Air Force maintainers assigned to the 393rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron work on a B-2 Spirit during Bomb Task Force Europe 23-4, Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, Sept. 7, 2023. BTF deployments provide critical touchpoints to train and operate alongside NATO allies and partners while bolstering collective response to any global conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Salazar) Details Download Helping hands Airmen assigned to the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron disassemble an Alaska Small Shelter System at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 30, 2023. The Air Force has used these shelters since 1999, both deployed and stateside. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Paige Weldon) Details Download Hispanic heritage flight U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Andrew Flint and Airman 1st Class Andrea Medranda, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmasters, sit on a C-130J Super Hercules ramp during a simulated cargo drop during a Hispanic heritage flight over Germany, Sept. 6, 2023. In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, an all-Hispanic crew, including the loadmasters, pilots, maintainers and medical personnel, participated in an aeromedical flight training sortie, providing real-world aeromedical evacuation practice. (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Edgar Grimaldo) Details Download Leadership on the move A U.S. Air Force C-40C prepares to taxi down the flightline at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2023. The C-40C is a military aircraft that provides safe, comfortable and reliable transportation for U.S. leaders to locations around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis E. Rios Calderon) Details Download CMSAF keynote speech Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass discusses Air Force culture, goals and vision during her 'Airmen of the Future' keynote speech at the 2023 Air and Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 13, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stuart Bright) Details Download Servicing the Stratotanker Airmen prepare a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker for open fuel tank maintenance at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 8, 2023. Open fuel tank maintenance helps find and eliminate any possible failures and maintains the overall integrity of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis E. Rios Calderon) Details Download Celebrating 76 years of airpower Retired Col. Len Augustine and Airman 1st Class Jayden Chetram, 60th Communications Squadron network and infrastructure technician, cut the cake during the 76th Air Force anniversary gala at the Sunrise Banquet Hall in Vacaville, Calif., Sept. 16, 2023. Travis Air Force Base Airmen came together to celebrate 76 years of Air Force history and heritage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Philip Bryant) Details Download Servicing the Stratotanker Pennsylvania Air National Guardsman Senior Airman Matthew Bracall, a crew chief assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing, services surge boots on a KC-135 Stratotanker Sept. 16, 2023, in Coraopolis, Pa. A surge boot runs the entire length of the telescope tube and dampens fuel surges during coupled flight or disconnect. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Shawn Monk) Details Download The thrill of victory Christina Johnston crosses the finish line of the 27th annual Air Force Marathon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2023. It was Johnston’s third women’s half-marathon title. (U.S. Air Force photo by Daniel Peterson) Details Download Combat search and rescue Two HH-60G Pave Hawks fly overhead during exercise Fury Horizon 23 at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla., Sept. 9, 2023. The combat search and rescue exercise is designed to sharpen the wing’s sustained wartime contingency operations in a contested and operationally limited environment by engaging with realistic tactical challenges during a mass rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicole Koreen) Details Download Friendly skies An MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 15th Special Operations Squadron prepares to conduct a flyover near Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 15, 2023. The 1st Special Operations Wing performed a two-ship formation flyover for Military Appreciation Nights at Fort Walton Beach High School and Navarre High School. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Natalie Fiorilli) Details Download Locked and loaded Airman 1st Class Marta Graudina, with the 31st Fighter Generation Squadron, loads an Inert GBU-12 on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during exercise Ample Strike at Náměšť Air Base, Czechia, Sept. 14, 2023. Ample Strike showcases the U.S. Air Force’s ability to operate from locations with varying levels of capacity and support, ensuring Airmen and aircrews are postured to deliver lethal combat power across the spectrum of military operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Sudolcan) Details Download Air dominance Capt. Samuel Larson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander and pilot, takes part in an aerial demonstration during the William Tell Air-to-Air Weapons Meet over Tybee Island, Ga., Sept. 13, 2023. Hosted by the 1st Fighter Wing based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., after a 19-year hiatus, William Tell returned in full force at the Air Dominance Center in Savannah, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kaitlyn Ergish) 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. To view all Week in Photos collections, click here.