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Loadmasters

Staff Sgt. George Childres, 41st Airlift Squadron loadmaster, scans the skies over Oregon July 14, 2018, at Kingsley Field, Ore. Childres worked to keep F-15Cs from Kingsley Field in sight during engagements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)

RAF Royal Tattoo

A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit flies past a crowd of spectators during the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo, or RIAT, at RAF Fairford, England July 14, 2018. This year’s RIAT celebrated the 100th anniversary of the RAF and highlighted the U.S.’ ever-strong alliance with England. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

Offutt Air Force Base Firefighters

Firefighters assigned to the 139th Fire Emergency Services, Missouri Air National Guard, battle a simulated aircraft fire at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., July 16, 2018. The civilians and Airmen were conducting an aircraft live-fire exercise as part of their annual training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Royal International Air Tattoo

A U.S. Air Force pilot demonstrates the capabilities of the F-35A Lightning II during the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo, or RIAT, at RAF Fairford, England. July 14, 2018. This year’s RIAT celebrated the 100th anniversary of the RAF and highlighted the U.S.’ ever-strong alliance with England. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball)

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein addresses Airmen

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David L. Goldfein addresses an Airman during an all call June 28, 2018 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Goldfein spent two days visiting Eglin AFB, the Air Force Enlisted Village and Hurlburt Field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Drone light show

Travis Air Force Base, Calif.'s Intel Shooting Star Drone light show choreographed capabilities of over 500 drones during an Independence Day celebration July 5, 2018. The drones conducted a show consisting of various designs meant to highlight both the U.S. Air Force's and Travis AFB's history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Conrad)

Special Tactics Airmen demonstrate dive techniques

Special Tactics Airmen demonstrate dive techniques to U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during an Air Force Special Operations Command immersion at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 17, 2018. Special Tactics operators are the Air Force’s premiere special operations ground force and are highly trained to deploy whenever they are needed into restricted environments by air, land or sea to conduct air power on the front lines, to save lives and ensure mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

GBU-24 Paveway III laser-guided bomb

Munitions Airmen prepare a GBU-24 Paveway III laser-guided bomb for transport during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa’s inaugural Combat Ammunition Production Exercise July 17, 2018. The 48th Maintenance Group hosted approximately 160 Airmen from the 9th Munitions Squadron, Beale Air Force Base, Calif., 31st Maintenance Group, Aviano Air Base, Italy, 52nd MXG, Spangdahlem AB, Germany, 86th Logistics Readiness Group, Ramstein AB, Germany, and the 422nd Air Base Group, RAF Alconbury, England to participate in the training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Combat Arms Training

Senior Airman Ansumana Turay, 9th Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance instructor, gives instructions to Airmen on the firing line during a weapons qualifications class at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., July 6, 2018. CATM instructors are responsible for qualifying service members and civilians on various weapons systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justin Parsons)

F-22 Raptors OIR
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A boom operator assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron operates a boom to provide fuel to U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors during an aerial refueling mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, July 6, 2018. The KC-135 provides aerial refueling to U.S. and coalition forces in support of operations Inherent Resolve and Resolute Support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

C-130J Super Hercules
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A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 18, 2018, during a "fini-flight" for Col. Kenneth Moss, 374th Airlift Wing commander. The "fini-flight" marked Moss's final flight as commander of the 374th AW. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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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