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F-16 Fighting Falcon

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron is de-iced during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 29, 2018. Cold Scandinavian weather conditions provide a unique opportunity to test the squadron’s readiness and defense capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Bulldog flight demonstration

The Bulldog flight demonstration team flies in formation during the Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Oct. 28, 2018. The aircraft were personally built by their pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rhett Isbell)

a World War II veteran

Dick Marsch, a World War II veteran, celebrates his 100th birthday touring sites at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., October 29, 2018. Marsch flew the Martin Marauder B-26 from 1942 to 1945 while assigned to North Africa and Sardinia, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese)

KC-135 Stratotanker

Master Sgt. Ronnie Martin, 134th Air Refueling Wing quality assurance, observes maintenance being conducted outside a KC-135 Stratotanker window during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Oct. 29, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Wings of Blue parachute team

A member of the U.S. Air Force Academy Wings of Blue parachute team glides down with an American flag during the Thunder Over the Rock Air and Space Show at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Oct. 27, 2018. In addition to the parachute team, the air show was highlighted by performances by the U.S. Army Golden Knights, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and a World War II demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine Gruwell)

F-22 Raptor

An F-22 Raptor from the Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team flies overhead during the Master Sgt. John A. Chapman Medal of Honor Celebration Oct. 27, 2018, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Hurlburt Field hosted a three-day celebration to commemorate the legacy of Chapman, a combat controller who was the 19th Airman to receive the Medal of Honor and the first Airman to be recognized with the decoration since the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

C-130J Super Hercules

A 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules from Yokota Air Base, Japan, waits to be loaded with cargo in support of Typhoon Yutu relief efforts, Oct. 28, 2018, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and Indo-Pacific Command are providing Department of Defense support to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

C-130J Super Hercules

Pilots and crew chief with the 36th Airlift Squadron prepare to take off in a C-130J Super Hercules at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Oct. 28, 2018, to deliver necessary fuel refilling equipment to the Marian Islands recently hit by Typhoon Yutu. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and Indo-Pacific Command are providing Department of Defense support to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands’ civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

A surgeon

Major Richard Knight, Diplomate of the American Board of Urology, and 48th Medical Group chief of surgery, makes the final sutures on a patient during a laparoscopic radical prostatectomy surgery using FlexDex technology at RAF Lakenheath, U.K., Oct. 18, 2018. Knight hopes the results of his cases inspire other Air Force medical treatment facilities to adopt the technology for future surgical operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

A-10C Thunderbolt II
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The A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team performs a flyover during the Master Sgt. John A. Chapman Medal of Honor Celebration aerial demonstration at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 26, 2018. Hurlburt Field hosted a three-day celebration to commemorate the legacy of Chapman, a combat controller who was the 19th Airman to receive the Medal of Honor and the first Airman to be recognized with the decoration since the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

military working dog
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341st Security Forces Squadron military working dog, Lady, sits atop a training obstacle Oct. 23, 2018, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. MWDs are vital military assets because of their natural abilities including their speed and heightened sense of smell. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Thompson)

intramural flag football
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Tyrelle Shepherd, 4th Space Operations Squadron, attempts to hold onto a pass during the intramural flag football championship at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., Oct. 24, 2018. The 4th SOPS lost to the 50th Operations Support Squadron 18-12 in the championship game. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Rogers)

AC-130U
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Joseph, a military dependent, gazes down from the flight deck of an AC-130U during the Master Sgt. John A. Chapman Medal of Honor Celebration Oct. 27, 2018, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Hurlburt Field hosted a three-day celebration to commemorate the legacy of Chapman, a combat controller who was the 19th Airman to receive the Medal of Honor and the first Airman to be recognized with the decoration since the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

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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