AF Week in Photos

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle flies over Iraq on May 5, 2018. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle flies over Iraq on May 5, 2018. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

President of the United States Donald J. Trump walks with Col. Casey D. Eaton, 89th Airlift Wing commander at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 10, 2018, as they prepare to greet three Americans who were freed from North Korea on May 9. An 89th AW C-40 high-priority personnel transport aircraft carried Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song from North Korea to Anchorage, Alaska, where the plane refueled before arriving at JB Andrews. The 89th AW executes special missions such as these on a routine basis while enabling national interests through global transportation for America's senior leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston)

President of the United States Donald J. Trump walks with Col. Casey D. Eaton, 89th Airlift Wing commander at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 10, 2018, as they prepare to greet three Americans who were freed from North Korea on May 9. An 89th AW C-40 high-priority personnel transport aircraft carried Kim Dong-chul, Tony Kim and Kim Hak-song from North Korea to Anchorage, Alaska, where the plane refueled before arriving at JB Andrews. The 89th AW executes special missions such as these on a routine basis while enabling national interests through global transportation for America's senior leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston)

A Qatar Emiri Air Force C-17 Globemaster performs an airdrop during the (QEAF) Lahoub exercise at Al-Qalael dropzone, Qatar, May 9, 2018. The QEAF recently sent one of their C-17 aircrews back to the U.S. to receive airdrop training. This is a new capability for the QEAF and the first C-17 airdrop capability in the Gulf Corporation Council. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

A Qatar Emiri Air Force C-17 Globemaster performs an airdrop during the (QEAF) Lahoub exercise at Al-Qalael dropzone, Qatar, May 9, 2018. The QEAF recently sent one of their C-17 aircrews back to the U.S. to receive airdrop training. This is a new capability for the QEAF and the first C-17 airdrop capability in the Gulf Corporation Council. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

An Army Ranger kicks in a door during a demonstration at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s open house event May 5, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

An Army Ranger kicks in a door during a demonstration at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion’s open house event May 5, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The event was a chance for the public to learn how Rangers train and operate. The event displays showed equipment, weapons, a reptile zoo, face painting and weapon firing among others. The demonstrations showed off hand-to-hand combat, a parachute jump, snake show and Rangers in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

A T-6A Texan II is used to train specialized undergraduate pilots at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., April 24, 2018. The Texan has a thrust-to-weight ratio that allows the aircraft to perform an initial climb of 3,100 feet per minute and reach a height of 18,000 feet in less than six minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Erik Cardenas)

A T-6A Texan II is used to train specialized undergraduate pilots at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., April 24, 2018. The Texan has a thrust-to-weight ratio that allows the aircraft to perform an initial climb of 3,100 feet per minute and reach a height of 18,000 feet in less than six minutes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Erik Cardenas)

Senior Airman Makayla Scanlan, 96th Surgical Operations Squadron, holds the bugle in place as it plays taps at the 49th Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial ceremony May 5, 2018. Names of recent fallen and past EOD technicians are added to the memorial wall and flags presented to their families during a ceremony each year at the Kauffman EOD Training Complex at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Army and Navy added 12 new names this year. The all-service total now stands at 338. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman Makayla Scanlan, 96th Surgical Operations Squadron, holds the bugle in place as it plays taps at the 49th Annual Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial ceremony May 5, 2018. Names of recent fallen and past EOD technicians are added to the memorial wall and flags presented to their families during a ceremony each year at the Kauffman EOD Training Complex at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Army and Navy added 12 new names this year. The all-service total now stands at 338. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

An F-22 Raptor piloted by Maj. Paul Lopez performs a single-ship demonstration at the 2018 Power in the Pines Open House and Air Show rehearsal held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 4, 2018. The F-22 Demo Team is based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

An F-22 Raptor piloted by Maj. Paul Lopez performs a single-ship demonstration at the 2018 Power in the Pines Open House and Air Show rehearsal held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 4, 2018. The F-22 Demo Team is based out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

More than 20 select civic leaders accompanied Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Air Force operations on Guam. As liaisons, they connect the Air Force with its surrounding communities by explaining and interpreting Air Force programs to other key local influencers and to the general public through various outreach efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

More than 20 select civic leaders accompanied Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force Gen. Stephen Wilson for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Air Force operations on Guam. As liaisons, they connect the Air Force with its surrounding communities by explaining and interpreting Air Force programs to other key local influencers and to the general public through various outreach efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Bomber makes a fly-by over a monument dedication ceremony for Lt. Gen. Frank Maxwell Andrews and his 13 crew members, May 3, 2018, in Keflavic, Iceland. The ceremony recognized the 75th anniversary of the crash of the B-24 Liberator, ‘Hot Stuff’ which resulted in the death of Andrews and his crew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Bomber makes a fly-by over a monument dedication ceremony for Lt. Gen. Frank Maxwell Andrews and his 13 crew members, May 3, 2018, in Keflavic, Iceland. The ceremony recognized the 75th anniversary of the crash of the B-24 Liberator, ‘Hot Stuff’ which resulted in the death of Andrews and his crew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston)

Airman 1st Class Isaiah Jackson, 23rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology journeyman, welds components of a table, April 25, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Metals technicians support the mission by utilizing fabrication techniques to repair and overhaul countless tools and aircraft parts. The technicians strive to exercise safe and precise fabrication techniques to be able to sufficiently handle their intense workload. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
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Airman 1st Class Isaiah Jackson, 23rd Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology journeyman, welds components of a table, April 25, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Metals technicians support the mission by utilizing fabrication techniques to repair and overhaul countless tools and aircraft parts. The technicians strive to exercise safe and precise fabrication techniques to be able to sufficiently handle their intense workload. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

C-130J Super Hercules from the 36th Airlift Squadron prepare to take off during the 374th Airlift Wing Generation Exercise Elephant Walk at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 4, 2018. The exercise was conducted in order to demonstrate the wing’s ability to rapidly deploy forces across Indo-Pacific region. The 374th AW maintains and operates the C-130J Super Hercules, C-12 Huron, and UH-1N Iroquois, making it the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
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C-130J Super Hercules from the 36th Airlift Squadron prepare to take off during the 374th Airlift Wing Generation Exercise Elephant Walk at Yokota Air Base, Japan, May 4, 2018. The exercise was conducted in order to demonstrate the wing’s ability to rapidly deploy forces across Indo-Pacific region. The 374th AW maintains and operates the C-130J Super Hercules, C-12 Huron, and UH-1N Iroquois, making it the primary Western Pacific airlift hub for U.S. Air Force peacetime and contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Air Force reservists assigned to the 44th Aerial Port Squadron, introduce military children to deployment processing procedures during Operation Inafa’ Maolek at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 5, 2018. Military families shared a playful version of military processing to introduce children of deploying reservists to what their parents will experience when preparing for their deployment. The Chamorro term “Inafa' Maolek” literally translates into ‘to make’ (inafa’) ‘good’ (maolek). It describes the concept of restoring harmony or order. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)
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Air Force reservists assigned to the 44th Aerial Port Squadron, introduce military children to deployment processing procedures during Operation Inafa’ Maolek at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, May 5, 2018. Military families shared a playful version of military processing to introduce children of deploying reservists to what their parents will experience when preparing for their deployment. The Chamorro term “Inafa' Maolek” literally translates into ‘to make’ (inafa’) ‘good’ (maolek). It describes the concept of restoring harmony or order. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

Firefighters assigned to the 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron extinguish an aircraft fire during live-fire training, April 24, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters from the 23rd CES and Valdosta Fire Department participated in the training to gain more experience fighting aircraft fires and to work together as a cohesive team while still practicing proper and safe firefighting techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
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Firefighters assigned to the 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron extinguish an aircraft fire during live-fire training, April 24, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Firefighters from the 23rd CES and Valdosta Fire Department participated in the training to gain more experience fighting aircraft fires and to work together as a cohesive team while still practicing proper and safe firefighting techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

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.