AF Week in Photos

A 54th Helicopter Squadron UH-1N Iroquois lifts a simulated casualty above the Turtle Mountain State Forest, N.D., Feb. 14, 2018, during a 91st Security Forces Group field training exercise. During the FTX, defenders vectored the aircraft to a landing zone and performed a simulated medical evacuation.

A 54th Helicopter Squadron UH-1N Iroquois lifts a simulated casualty above the Turtle Mountain State Forest, N.D., Feb. 14, 2018, during a 91st Security Forces Group field training exercise. During the FTX, defenders vectored the aircraft to a landing zone and performed a simulated medical evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)

An F-15C Eagle fighter jet assigned to the Oregon Air National Guard’s 123rd Fighter Squadron approaches an in-flight refueling boom during Red Flag 18-1 over the Nevada Test and Training Range Feb. 7, 2018. Units from across the country along with members from the Royal Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force participated as Blue Forces in this year’s first Red Flag exercise.

An F-15C Eagle fighter jet assigned to the Oregon Air National Guard’s 123rd Fighter Squadron approaches an in-flight refueling boom during Red Flag 18-1 over the Nevada Test and Training Range Feb. 7, 2018. Units from across the country along with members from the Royal Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force participated as Blue Forces in this year’s first Red Flag exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

Airman 1st Class Austin Worth, 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit crew chief, prepares to launch an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Feb. 15, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. As a crew chief, Worth is responsible for providing service and maintenance to keep the helicopter ready to fly at a moment’s notice.

Airman 1st Class Austin Worth, 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit crew chief, prepares to launch an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Feb. 15, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. As a crew chief, Worth is responsible for providing service and maintenance to keep the helicopter ready to fly at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Soldiers assigned to Charger Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, march to their next objective during Operation Punchbowl at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 10, 2018. Operation Punchbowl was a battalion-level, combined arms, live-fire exercise focused on arctic lethality. During the operation three 150-Soldier companies maneuvered through varied terrain; attacking and seizing enemy positions as well as eliminating key weapons and vehicles being utilized by the enemy.

Soldiers assigned to Charger Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, march to their next objective during Operation Punchbowl at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 10, 2018. Operation Punchbowl was a battalion-level, combined arms, live-fire exercise focused on arctic lethality. During the operation three 150-Soldier companies maneuvered through varied terrain; attacking and seizing enemy positions as well as eliminating key weapons and vehicles being utilized by the enemy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

A KC-10 Extender with the 76th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, moves away after being refueled by a KC-10 crewed by Airmen with the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th AMW, over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 14, 2018. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

A KC-10 Extender with the 76th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, moves away after being refueled by a KC-10 crewed by Airmen with the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th AMW, over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 14, 2018. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

Master Sgt. Greg L. Thomas, a KC-10 Extender flight engineer with the 76th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, performs a pre-flight inspection of the KC-10’s cargo hold at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 15, 2018.

Master Sgt. Greg L. Thomas, a KC-10 Extender flight engineer with the 76th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, performs a pre-flight inspection of the KC-10’s cargo hold at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 15, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

30th Logistics Readiness Squadron Air Transportation technicians help load explosive ordnance disposal vehicles and equipment onto a C-17 Globemaster III, from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Feb. 18, 2018, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The EOD vehicles and equipment were transported as part of a deployment to U.S. Africa Command.

30th Logistics Readiness Squadron Air Transportation technicians help load explosive ordnance disposal vehicles and equipment onto a C-17 Globemaster III, from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Feb. 18, 2018, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. The EOD vehicles and equipment were transported as part of a deployment to U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Air Force photos by Staff Sgt. Shane Phipps)

A 17th Special Operations Squadron pilot executes in-flight training with aircrew eye and respiratory protection system equipment Jan. 31, 2018, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. Aircrew took turns donning equipment in-flight, while the remainder of the crew monitored them as a safety precaution.

A 17th Special Operations Squadron pilot executes in-flight training with aircrew eye and respiratory protection system equipment Jan. 31, 2018, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. Aircrew took turns donning equipment in-flight, while the remainder of the crew monitored them as a safety precaution. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Jessica Tait)

An Airman performs maintenance on an A-10C Thunderbolt II during the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2018. Cactus Flag is designed to ensure Davis-Monthan AFB is ready to deliver attack aircraft anywhere in the world.

An Airman performs maintenance on an A-10C Thunderbolt II during the Bushwhacker 18-02 Cactus Flag exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2018. Cactus Flag is designed to ensure Davis-Monthan AFB is ready to deliver attack aircraft anywhere in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing flies over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 13, 2018. The F-22 is the Air Force’s premium fifth-generation fighter asset.
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An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 3rd Wing flies over Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Feb. 13, 2018. The F-22 is the Air Force’s premium fifth-generation fighter asset. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Meredith Kelly, 60th Aerospace Medical Squadron patient, lays in the monoplace hyperbaric chamber Feb. 13, 2018, at the hyperbaric clinic at David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Kelly has therapy four days a week for 90 minutes because she is diagnosed with myonecrosis, a rare diabetic condition.
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Meredith Kelly, 60th Aerospace Medical Squadron patient, lays in the monoplace hyperbaric chamber Feb. 13, 2018, at the hyperbaric clinic at David Grant U.S. Air Force Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Kelly has therapy four days a week for 90 minutes because she is diagnosed with myonecrosis, a rare diabetic condition. (U.S. Air Force photo taken by Airman 1st Class Jonathon D. A. Carnell)

U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy aircraft fly in formation alongside Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force aircraft during exercise Cope North 18 in the vicinity of Guam, Feb. 21, 2018. Cope North is a long-standing exercise designed to strengthen relationships in the Indo-Pacific region through air operations, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief training.
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U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy aircraft fly in formation alongside Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force aircraft during exercise Cope North 18 in the vicinity of Guam, Feb. 21, 2018. Cope North is a long-standing exercise designed to strengthen relationships in the Indo-Pacific region through air operations, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarrod Vickers)

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.