AF Week in Photos U.S. Air Force Logo May 20, 2022 Sun's out, guns out An F-16C Fighting Falcon pilot with the 77th Fighter Squadron, Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., taxis during the Weapons System Evaluation Program East-22.08 at Tyndall AFB, Fla., May 13, 2022. WSEPs are formal, two-week evaluation exercises designed to test a squadron’s capabilities to conduct live-fire weapons systems during air-to-air combat training missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany Del Oso) Details Download Modernizing the service Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John “Jay” Raymond testify before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense for the Department of the Air Force’s fiscal year 2023 budget request in Washington, D.C., May 17, 2022. The $194 billion budget request aims to modernize the services to counter strategic competitors around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich) Details Download Flying with friends A Royal Australian Air Force C-17 Globemaster III flies in front of a U.S. Air Force C-17 during an aerial maneuver training mission around the Hawaiian Islands as part of Exercise Global Dexterity 2022 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, May 4, 2022. The Royal Australian Air Force and U.S. Air Force conducted joint flying missions alongside each other and swapped aircrew members to better learn of each other's procedures and techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Makensie Cooper) Details Download Chutes and ladders Tech. Sgts. Andrew Turner and Cody Harpster, 126th Maintenance Group crew chiefs, enter a KC-130 Stratotanker during an inspection at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., May 14, 2022. The Nuclear Operations Readiness Inspection is an Air Mobility Command sponsored assessment designed to provide select mobility air refueling forces a robust training opportunity to hone nuclear readiness and strategic deterrent capabilities through tailored field training activities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Rodriguez) Details Download A special moment U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School cadet candidate Emily Adams embraces a family member following the prep school's graduation parade, May 16, 2022. Preparatory school offers a select group of enlisted personnel and civilians a pathway to join the cadre at the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong) Details Download Wings Over Solano Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team commander and lead pilot, showcases the unique aerial capabilities of the U.S. Air Force’s most advanced fifth-generation, multi-role stealth fighter during Wings Over Solano at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., May 15, 2022. The open house and air show provided an opportunity for the local community to interact directly with Travis AFB and its Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch) Details Download In tribute Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing perform group push-ups during a National Police Week defender challenge at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 17, 2022. National Police Week is a national observance that pays tribute to the local, state and federal peace officers who have died or have been disabled in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madeline Herzog) Details Download A bird above the trees A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing flies over a park while descending to land at the Pittsburgh Airport in Moon Township, Pa., May 17, 2022. The KC-135 has provided the core aerial refueling capability for the U.S. Air Force for more than 60 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert) Details Download An office with a view Fourth Combat Camera Squadron Airmen sit on the ramp of a C-17 Globemaster III while documenting an airdrop over Joint Base Charleston, S.C., May 12, 2022. Fourth CTCS provides Department of Defense and joint leaders with a directed imagery capability in support of strategic, operational and planning requirements during wartime operations, worldwide crises, contingencies, joint exercises and humanitarian operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn White) Details Download Little eyes in the sky Senior Airman Marcus Kelly, 319th Security Forces Squadron base defense operations center controller, practices a drone landing during an unmanned aircraft system flight training course at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, April 27, 2022. Over the course of three days, members familiarized themselves with the drone features that can assist them with conducting daily operations such as security patrol and incident response missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Richards) Details Download A fighting falcon An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, flies over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 22-1, May 12, 2022. The JPARC provides more than 77,000 square miles of airspace, making it the world’s largest instrumented air, ground and electronic combat training range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shelimar Rivera Rosado) Details Download Airpower demo Sixteen U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcons, 12 Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters, two JASDF E-2C Hawkeyes, one JASDF CH-47 Chinook, one U.S. Navy EA-18G Growler, one USN C-12 Huron, and one USN P-8 Poseidon perform a wing capabilities demonstration to culminate a week-long readiness exercise at Misawa Air Base, Japan, May 13, 2022. The formation was part of a routine exercise scenario testing the 35th Fighter Wing's ability to generate airpower in support of the defense of Japan and other partner nations, ensuring the stability and security of a free and open Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leon Redfern) 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.