AFCENT Week in Photos

An U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing,  Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates prepares to taxi down the runway in  support of Operation Inherent Reslove, Feb. 13, 2018. The Raptor is a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force and is designed to
 project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats  attempting to deny access to our nation's Air force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

An U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor assigned to the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates prepares to taxi down the runway in support of Operation Inherent Reslove, Feb. 13, 2018. The Raptor is a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force and is designed to project air dominance, rapidly and at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to our nation's Air force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

Handlers practice controlled aggression training with military working dogs in order to deal with hostile people.

Senior Airman Nicole Meyer, 386th Expeditionary Security Force Squadron, military working dog handler, rewards Nido, a Belgian Malinois, after training at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 19, 2018. Meyer graduated from the military working dog technical school approximately a year ago and was assigned Nido after being notified of her deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William Banton)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Abe Velasco, 908th Expeditionary Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender in-flight refueling operator, controls the boom above the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 2, 2018. The KC-10 mission flew in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, a Combined Joint Task Force assembled to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Abe Velasco, 908th Expeditionary Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender in-flight refueling operator, controls the boom above the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 2, 2018. The KC-10 mission flew in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, a Combined Joint Task Force assembled to defeat ISIS in designated areas of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning)

An U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor pilot fly’s above Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Feb 2, 2018. The combination of stealth, integrated avionics and supercruise drastically shrinks surface-to-air missile engagement envelopes and minimizes enemy capabilities to track and engage the F-22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott)

An U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor pilot fly’s above Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Feb 2, 2018. The combination of stealth, integrated avionics and supercruise drastically shrinks surface-to-air missile engagement envelopes and minimizes enemy capabilities to track and engage the F-22. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott)

U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules pilots, assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, perform engine start procedures at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Feb. 09, 2018. The C-130H is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to bases throughout the U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- This week's photos feature Airmen from around the AFCENT area of responsibility involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.