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Exercise Keen Sword

Japan Air Self-Defense Force and U.S. Air Force aircraft participate in exercise Keen Sword 19, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Nov. 1, 2018. The exercise enables all allies to enhance their joint, bilateral tactics which produces more fluid mission execution in the future. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

Fuel truck delivery

Members of Team Yokota load a fuel truck onto a C-130J Super Hercules for delivery to the Mariana Islands, Oct. 26, 2018 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. 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)

Familiarization flight

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson rides in an F-15D Eagle piloted by Col. Jeff Smith, 173rd Fighter Wing commander, during a familiarization flight Nov. 4, 2018, at Kingsley Field, Ore. Wilson’s visit provided her a first-hand look at the wing’s mission as the sole provider of F-15C air superiority pilots to the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Riley Johnson)

Flightline ops

Airman 1st Class Daniel Kasanovich, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electrical and environmental specialist, waits while F-16 Fighting Falcons prepare to taxi during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Nov. 5, 2018. This exercise ensures NATO forces are able to operate together and be ready to respond to any threat from any direction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Memorial Workout

Maj. Ashley Parker, 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, participates in the 2018 Explosive Ordnance Device 133 Memorial Workout, Nov. 4, 2018, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The event was held in honor of Army Sgt. James Slape, 430th Explosive Ordnance Company, who was killed by an improvised explosive device Oct. 4, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the delta burst at the Wings Over Homestead Air and Space Show at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Nov. 4, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

jump training

A Japan Ground Self-Defense Force soldier assigned to the 1st Airborne Brigade waits to jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules over the Hiju-dai drop zone, Oita prefecture, Japan, Nov. 4, 2018, during exercise Keen Sword 19. Approximately 280 JGSDF personnel conducted jump training from U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules’ for the first time in Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Exercise Trident Juncture 18

A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 134th Air Refueling Wing out of McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn., sits on the flight line under the Aurora Borealis during Exercise Trident Juncture 18 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Nov. 5, 2018. The exercise takes place in Norway and the surrounding areas of the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, including Iceland and the airspace of Finland and Sweden. With more than 50,000 participants from 31 countries, it is the largest NATO exercise since 2002. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Pararescue training

Pararescue Airmen conduct helicopter hoist training Nov. 5, 2018, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. These Airmen assigned to the 83rd Rescue Squadron train exactly how they would perform in a real world mission by simulating real casualties and injuries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rito Smith)

Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launch
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An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Araos)

F-22 takeoff
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An F-22 Raptor takes off at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 5, 2018. In the wake of Hurricane Michael, multiple units and mission sets have worked together to help recover and rebuild the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze)

Hoist training
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Pararescue Airmen from the 83rd Rescue Squadron conduct helicopter hoist training Nov. 5, 2018, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The training helps them prepare for how they would perform in a real world mission by simulating real casualties and injuries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rito Smith)

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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