AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo March 17, 2023 Seeing double The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 9, 2023. Following the demonstration, the Thunderbirds received final certification for 2023, which officially kicked off the air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dakota Carter) Details Download It takes two U.S Air Force Staff Sgt. David Petrie and Staff Sgt. Timothy Petterson, 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron crew chiefs, inspect the engine of a B-52H Stratofortress after landing at Morón Air Base, Spain, March 7, 2023. Bomber missions demonstrate the credibility of forces to address a global security environment that is more diverse and uncertain than at any other time in recent history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Nottingham) Details Download Fist bump Capt. Jeremy Touma, 4th Fighter Generation Squadron, 388th Fighter Wing F-35 Lightning II pilot, is greeted by Senior Airman Brett Buerkle, 4th FGS crew chief, after landing on a simulated forward operating base on Hunter Army Airfield during exercise Agile Flag 23-1, March 2, 2023. Agile Flag is the latest U.S. Air Force investment in capabilities that enables Lead Wings to operate at the speed, scope, complexity, and scale needed in a modern-day threat environment. (U.S. Army photo by Daniel Malta) Details Download Dental day Senior Airman Mikhaela Maglaque, 28th Medical Group dental technician, cleans a child’s teeth during a Children’s Dental Day event at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., March 10, 2023. During the event, the medical group's dental clinic provided free services for children of military service members at the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dylan Maher) Details Download Aim high Beau Becker, a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet, dunks the ball during a basketball game against San Jose State University in Clune Arena at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 4, 2023. The Air Force team was defeated by San Jose 61-63. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley) Details Download Fill 'er up! Tech. Sgt. Paul Santos, 9th Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender boom operator, refuels an F-35A Lighting II assigned to the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Santos was accompanied by Aiden Babiarz, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University ROTC cadet, during an incentive flight over Florida, March 1, 2023. Over the course of three days, the 6th and 9th ARS familiarized more than 30 Air Force ROTC cadets with operational Air Force functions including air refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Karla Parra) Details Download Maintaining the Thunderbolt Airman 1st Class Timothy Gisclair, 25th Fighter Generation Squadron crew chief, performs pre-flight checks on an A-10C Thunderbolt II during exercise Buddy Squadron 23-2 at Osan Air Base, South Korea, March 8, 2023. During the exercise, the 102nd Fighter Squadron from Daegu AB, S.K, trained alongside the 25th FGS to sharpen their combat skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dwane R. Young) Details Download Fixing a Talon Airmen assigned to the 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron move the rear spinner of an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 8, 2023. The 1st SOMXS is dedicated to supporting the generation of safe, reliable, combat-capable aircraft and equipment, ensuring Air Force Special Operations Command can accomplish its mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hussein Enaya) Details Download Night defense Senior Airman Dylan Gregorich, 647th Security Forces Squadron member, provides security in a Humvee for Airmen and assets during a nighttime defend-the-base training scenario at a forward operating base at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, during the Joint Base Readiness Exercise, March 6, 2023. JBRE is the wing’s annual exercise, demonstrating the installation’s capability to deploy wing and tenant unit assets in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.) Details Download Taming the Raptor An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 43rd Fighter Squadron flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker after aerial refueling during the squadron’s pilot training over the Florida Panhandle, March 3, 2023. During the training, students learn aircraft flying fundamentals to operate the aircraft properly and safely, including day and night aerial refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Betty R. Chevalier) Details Download Airman’s best friend Military working dog Fanny receives praise during training at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., March 10, 2023. Tyndall AFB is currently home to four MWDs trained in a variety of skills, including the detection of explosives and drug paraphernalia, tracking down suspects and patrolling the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anabel Del Valle) Details Download Soaring Eagle An F-15 Strike Eagle assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to MacDill AFB, Fla., for refueling over the Gulf of Mexico, March 8, 2023. Air refueling provided by tanker aircraft enables the F-15 and other aircraft to stay in the air longer and avoid landing in combat-contested areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lauren Cobin) 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.