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Pave Hawk jump

An Air Force Reserve pararescueman from the 920th Rescue Wing jumps out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter on May 26th, 2018 during the 2nd annual Salute to American Heroes Air and Sea Show, in Miami Beach, Fla. This two-day event showcases military fighter jets and other aircraft and equipment from all branches of the United States military in observance of Memorial Day, honoring servicemembers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jared Trimarchi)

Dog handler

Staff Sgt. Cody Howey, 380th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler and his K-9 partner, Eros, navigate an obstacle during a warm-up exercise to prepare Eros for patrol duty on Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 14, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Nieko Carzis)

KC-10 Exhaust inpection

Airman 1st Class Ryan Hobbs, 908th KC-10 crew chief, completes an intake and exhaust inspection on a KC-10 aircraft, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, May 29, 2018. During the inspection, Hobbs checks fan blades for damage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ross A. Whitley)

Thunderbirds heart in sky

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds create a heart shape in the sky during their aerial demonstration at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., May 27, 2018. The Thunderbirds performed both days of the air show as the last act of the day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman)

F-35 Lightning II fighter maintenance

Master Sgt. Thomas Puckett, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit aircraft section chief, sends off an F-35 Lightning II fighter jet assigned to the 6th Weapons Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, May 29, 2018. The F-35 is one of the most technologically advanced aircraft in the Air Force’s arsenal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

A-10 Thunderbolt II

122nd Fighter Wing weapon loaders prepare an A-10 Thunderbolt II for flight at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, May 21, 2018. Attached to the 451st Air Expeditionary Group, the aircraft are providing close-air support for coalition and Afghan forces on the front lines. The 451st AEG provides an airpower presence in the Afghanistan area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

C-17 Jump

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, jump from an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III out of Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash., during airborne training over Malemute Drop Zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 22, 2018. The Soldiers of 4/25 belong to the only American airborne brigade in the Pacific and are trained to execute airborne maneuvers in extreme cold weather and high altitude environments in support of combat, partnership and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

A-10 Thunderbolt II maintenance

Airman 1st Class Jacob Curry, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs a preflight systems check prior to launching an A-10C Thunderbolt II, May 17, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen conduct routine training missions in the airspace surrounding Moody AFB to remain current on their tactics and procedures. While helping pilots remain proficient, training also gives crew chiefs and maintainers the opportunity to remain proficient at launching and maintaining the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

CV-22 flying

Two CV-22 Osprey aircraft fly close together during the Cannon Air Show, Space and Tech Fest at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., May 26, 2018. The Osprey aircraft participated in the air show by demonstrating their full capabilities in a rescue-scenario exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Kitterman)

F-16 flying
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker, 151st Air Refueling Wing, Utah Air National Guard, over Germany, May 30, 2018. After refueling, the F-16 broke away from the KC-135R and continued its training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jovante Johnson)

Fini Flight
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Maj. Tait W. Stamp, a KC-10 Extender pilot with the 76th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, gets soaked by a crew member after his final flight at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 20, 2018. The final flight, or fini-flight, is a tradition among pilots and air crew to celebrate one’s last flight with their unit or on a certain airframe. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command unit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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.

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