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.


Focused Finish

Team Marine Corps veteran Staff Sgt. Danielle Pothoof finishes the 100 meter dash during the 2018 Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 2, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

Mentor’s Vision

Sgt. Samuel Benton, (Gardnerville, Nevada native), squad leader assigned to 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, mentors Soldiers during the Bull Run V training exercise with Battle Group Poland in Olecko, Poland, on May 22, 2018. Battle Group Poland is a unique, multinational coalition of U.S., U.K., Croatian and Romanian Soldiers who serve with the Polish 15th Mechanized Brigade as a deterrence force in support of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Hubert D. Delany III)

September Heat

An Army paratrooper descends to the ground at Rivolto Air Base in Udine, Italy, Sept. 26, 2017, during Exercise September Heat 2017. The soldier is assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade. Army photo by Paolo Bovo

Aurora Look

A Marine holds a defensive position during Exercise Aurora 17 in Larbro, Sweden, Sept. 21, 2017. The Marine is assigned to Marine Rotational Force-Europe. The exercise includes forces from the United States and other nations to promote common regional security. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Careaf Henson

Warrior Run

Army Staff Sgt. Nate Sanchez runs to assist a competitor during the Army Best Warrior Competition at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., Oct 4, 2017. The annual weeklong event tests 22 soldiers from 11 major commands on their physical and mental capabilities. Army photo by Pfc. Miguel Pena

Rainy Reunion

A Marine Corps pilot kisses his wife at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., Oct. 10, 2017, upon returning from a seven-month deployment supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Jailine L. Martinez

Purple Haze

Airmen assigned to the 820th Base Defense Group demonstrate capabilities during a visit from Air Force Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Oct. 18, 2017. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider

Green Fire

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Luis Arana fires the Carl Gustav rocket system during a training at Camp Hansen, Japan, Oct. 25, 2017. Arana is an assaultman assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Aaron S. Patterson

Archer’s Aim

Team Air Force veteran Senior Airman Brett Campfield competes in the visually impaired category for archery during the 2018 DoD Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 7, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)


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