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B-52H Stratofortress

A B-52H Stratofortress takes off during exercise Global Thunder 19 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Nov. 4, 2018. Global Thunder is a U.S. Strategic Command exercise designed to provide training opportunities to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. The training is based on a notional scenario developed to drive execution of USSTRATCOM and component forces' ability to support the geographic combatant commands, deter adversaries and, if necessary, employ forces as directed by the U.S. president. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jarad A. Denton)

A musician with the U.S. Air Force Band

A musician with the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., enjoys pregame activities during the San Francisco Forty-Niners and New York Giants Monday Night Football game at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., Nov. 12, 2018. The band performed in honor of Veterans Day and to support the National Football League’s Salute to Service Campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese)

An airman marshals in a C-130J Super Hercules

Staff Sgt. Keaton Truman, 36th Mobility Response Squadron mobility crew chief, marshals in a C-130J Super Hercules with the 347th Airlift Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan, at the Saipan International Airport, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 10, 2018. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command are providing Defense Department support to the CNMI's civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Super Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)

flight engineer

Chief Master Sgt. Kenneth Kunkel, 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules flight engineer, conducts a pre-flight inspection prior to launch Nov. 13, 2018, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Kunkel reached 10,000 flying hours Oct. 6, a number considered prestigious amongst military aviators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

F-16 Fighting Falcons

A rainbow appears over F-16 Fighting Falcons from the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing, on the flight line at Boca Chica Naval Air Station, Fla., Nov. 9, 2018. Maintenance, operations, logistics and security personnel from the 177th FW traveled to the Key West Naval facility to take advantage of the weather and fly numerous training sorties, as well as incentive flights for deserving Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley)

An Airman assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron corrosion control paint barn

An Airman assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron corrosion control paint barn, admires his work at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Nov. 13, 2018. The entirety of the painting process consists of the sanding the aircraft, applying primer, painting and adding protective coatings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado)

F-35A Lightning II

An 388th Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, is refueled by a KC-10 Extender over Texas, November 9, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Ki Hong)

wheelchair rugby practice

Staff Sgt. Kevin Greene pushes hard to make it up the court during wheelchair rugby practice at the Northeast Region Warrior CARE Event at Joint Base Andrews, MD. Adaptive sports are biggest moving part of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program Warrior CARE Events. They are dynamic and fast-moving, giving each warrior an opportunity to see what they can do. Wounded warriors often come to the events with a prescribed lists of things they cannot do and the coaching staff work hard to move around those mental barriers to increase their restorative care for long-term success in their overall recovery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Shawn Sprayberry)

F-16 Fighting Falcon

Lt. Col. Daniel Bunts, a pilot with the 120th Fighter Squadron, Colorado Air National Guard, and the Green Flag deployment detachment commander, prepares to take off on a mission in an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft during a Green Flag exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., November 9, 2018. Green Flag is a realistic air-land integration combat training exercise involving the air forces of the United States and its allies and is primarily conducted in conjunction with U.S. Army Combat Training Center exercises at Ft. Irwin, Calif. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer)

Frances Daniels who served as a medical assistant in the Women’s Army Corps
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A side-by-side photo collage of Frances Daniels, created from photos taken during an annual Veterans Day celebration held at Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph’s Residence, Enfield, Conn., November 9, 2018. Frances Daniels served as a medical assistant in the Women’s Army Corps from 1965 to 1968. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. Tamara Dabney)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron sits on the flight line under the Aurora Borealis during exercise Trident Juncture 18 at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, Nov. 5, 2018. This exercise takes place in Norway and 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, this is the largest NATO exercise since 2002. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

A boom operator
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Staff Sgt. Dariel Benjamin, a 514th Air Moblity Wing KC-10 Extender boom operator, inspects a pallet in a KC-10's cargo bay at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 10, 2018. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command unit at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Ki Hong)

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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