AF Week in Photos

A member of the 820th Base Defense Group drifts toward the ground after conducting a static-line jump from an HC-130J Combat King II, Jan. 17, 2018, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. The 820th BDG routinely conducts static-line jumps to maintain qualifications and ensure mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

A member of the 820th Base Defense Group drifts toward the ground after conducting a static-line jump from an HC-130J Combat King II, Jan. 17, 2018, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. The 820th BDG routinely conducts static-line jumps to maintain qualifications and ensure mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

A KC-135 Stratotanker descends before landing at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Jan. 18, 2018. Air Mobility Command’s tanker fleet, which is primarily made up of KC-135s, offloaded 1.18 billion pounds of fuel to U.S. and allied aircraft in 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan)

A KC-135 Stratotanker descends before landing at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Jan. 18, 2018. Air Mobility Command’s tanker fleet, which is primarily made up of KC-135s, offloaded 1.18 billion pounds of fuel to U.S. and allied aircraft in 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan)

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks to a crowd of deployed service members assigned to the 332d Air Expeditionary Wing January 21, 2018 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. During his speech, Pence praised the wing’s continued dedication to the production of unrivaled airpower and reaffirmed the administration’s efforts to end the current government shutdown. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Kleinholz)

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks to a crowd of deployed service members assigned to the 332d Air Expeditionary Wing January 21, 2018 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. During his speech, Pence praised the wing’s continued dedication to the production of unrivaled airpower and reaffirmed the administration’s efforts to end the current government shutdown. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Kleinholz)

An Atlas V rocket carrying the Space Based Infrared System GEO Flight 4 satellite lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018. The SBIRS program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile-warning and infrared surveillance information to the president, the secretary of defense, combatant commanders, the intelligence community and other key decision makers. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Dalton Williams)

An Atlas V rocket carrying the Space Based Infrared System GEO Flight 4 satellite lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Jan. 19, 2018. The SBIRS program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile-warning and infrared surveillance information to the president, the secretary of defense, combatant commanders, the intelligence community and other key decision makers. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Dalton Williams)

A pilot from the 163rd Fighter Squadron, left, and Staff Sgt. Michael Gresley, 122nd Aircraft Maintenance crew chief, 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Ind., climb to the cockpit of an A-10C “Warthog” aircraft during Operation Guardian Blitz, Jan. 23, 2018, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Both crew chief and pilot perform inspections prior to takeoff to ensure success of the mission. The 122nd Fighter Wing and the 163rd Fighter Squadron constantly train to ensure our members are always prepared to defend the nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. William Hopper)

A pilot from the 163rd Fighter Squadron, left, and Staff Sgt. Michael Gresley, 122nd Aircraft Maintenance crew chief, 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Ind., climb to the cockpit of an A-10C “Warthog” aircraft during Operation Guardian Blitz, Jan. 23, 2018, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. Both crew chief and pilot perform inspections prior to takeoff to ensure success of the mission. The 122nd Fighter Wing and the 163rd Fighter Squadron constantly train to ensure our members are always prepared to defend the nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. William Hopper)

A B-52 Stratofortress arrives at RAF Fairford, England, to conduct theater integration and training Jan. 10, 2018. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom will include joint and allied training to improve bomber interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

A B-52 Stratofortress arrives at RAF Fairford, England, to conduct theater integration and training Jan. 10, 2018. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom will include joint and allied training to improve bomber interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

A student from the U.S. Air Force Pararescue School shields a wounded Airman while engaging in small arms fire during a mass casualty exercise Jan. 6, 2018 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The exercise, part of a sequence of full mission profiles pararescuemen and combat rescue officer students must face before graduation, included more than 100 Airmen and Soldiers. Members of the 3-501st Air Assault Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, provided the air component with UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Fisher)

A student from the U.S. Air Force Pararescue School shields a wounded Airman while engaging in small arms fire during a mass casualty exercise Jan. 6, 2018 at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M. The exercise, part of a sequence of full mission profiles pararescuemen and combat rescue officer students must face before graduation, included more than 100 Airmen and Soldiers. Members of the 3-501st Air Assault Brigade from Fort Bliss, Texas, provided the air component with UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jim Fisher)

Airman 1st Class Charles Curran, 823rd Maintenance Squadron electrical environmental apprentice, uses a floor scrubber at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 5, 2018. Floor scrubbers remove dust, oil and grease to maintain a safe and clean work environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

Airman 1st Class Charles Curran, 823rd Maintenance Squadron electrical environmental apprentice, uses a floor scrubber at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 5, 2018. Floor scrubbers remove dust, oil and grease to maintain a safe and clean work environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

Staff Sgt. Michael Dalrymple, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, checks the exhaust of an F-16 Fighting Falcon on the flight line at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 25, 2017. Dalrymple is assigned to the Aggressors who are responsible for providing the opposing threat during training exercises at Nellis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

Staff Sgt. Michael Dalrymple, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, checks the exhaust of an F-16 Fighting Falcon on the flight line at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 25, 2017. Dalrymple is assigned to the Aggressors who are responsible for providing the opposing threat during training exercises at Nellis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

Tech Sgt. Matthew Coutts, assigned to the 332d Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, launches a Raven B Digital Data Link drone during a demonstration Jan. 24, 2018 in Southwest Asia. After takeoff, the Raven B uses battery power to patrol the air for 60-90 minutes at a time.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Kleinholz)
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Tech Sgt. Matthew Coutts, assigned to the 332d Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, launches a Raven B Digital Data Link drone during a demonstration Jan. 24, 2018 in Southwest Asia. After takeoff, the Raven B uses battery power to patrol the air for 60-90 minutes at a time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Kleinholz)

A 153rd Airlift Wing maintainer plugs in a generator cable into her C-130H Hercules after arriving at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 11, 2018. The Air Force’s first fully upgraded C-130H is here for test and evaluation on its new modified propeller system and engines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)
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A 153rd Airlift Wing maintainer plugs in a generator cable into her C-130H Hercules after arriving at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 11, 2018. The Air Force’s first fully upgraded C-130H is here for test and evaluation on its new modified propeller system and engines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen and Soldiers compete in the 5th annual Army-Air Force hockey game in Anchorage, Alaska, Jan. 13, 2018. The game enhances the relationship between Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and the Anchorage community. The Air Force team won the game 11-1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)
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Airmen and Soldiers compete in the 5th annual Army-Air Force hockey game in Anchorage, Alaska, Jan. 13, 2018. The game enhances the relationship between Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and the Anchorage community. The Air Force team won the game 11-1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies near Mt. Fuji, Japan, during a routine sortie, Jan. 12, 2018 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 36th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in the necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
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A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies near Mt. Fuji, Japan, during a routine sortie, Jan. 12, 2018 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 36th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in the necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Tech. Sgt. Matthew Clark, assigned to the 119th Civil Engineer Squadron, hugs his son after 193 days apart upon completion of a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia, as he arrives at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, N.D., Jan. 15, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)
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Tech. Sgt. Matthew Clark, assigned to the 119th Civil Engineer Squadron, hugs his son after 193 days apart upon completion of a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia, as he arrives at the North Dakota Air National Guard Base, Fargo, N.D., Jan. 15, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- 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.