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F-22 Raptor aerial refueling

An F-22 Raptor from the Hawaii Air National Guard’s 199th Fighter Squadron conducts aerial refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 15, 2019. The F-22s conducted interoperability training with a B-2 Spirit bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Bomber aircraft regularly rotate through the Indo-Pacific region to integrate capabilities with key regional partners and maintain a high state of aircrew proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Exercise Emerald Warrior 19

A Royal Danish Air Force Landing Zone Safety Officer monitors an inbound Danish C-130J Super Hercules preparing to land at Field Six on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 15, 2019, during Exercise Emerald Warrior 19. Emerald Warrior 19 provides annual realistic and relevant pre-deployment training encompassing multiple joint operating areas to prepare special operations forces, conventional force enablers, partner nations and interagency elements to integrate with and execute full spectrum special operations in a complex and uncertain irregular warfare security environment using all aspects of live, virtual, and constructive training assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)

Interoperability training

A U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and two F-22 Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, fly in formation near Diamond Head State Monument, Hawaii, during an interoperability training mission Jan. 15, 2019. Three B-2 bombers and more than 200 Airmen deployed here in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s bomber task force mission. Bomber aircraft regularly rotate through the Indo-Pacific region to integrate capabilities with key regional partners and maintain a high state of aircrew proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Barley)

C-17 Globemaster III pre-flight checks

Senior Airman Nicholas Anding, 21st Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster, wears aircrew eye and respiratory protection system equipment while completing pre-flight checks before a training sortie and Gary Gottschall's fini-flight at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Jan. 14, 2019. Gottschall, 60th Operations Group deputy commander, has served at Travis AFB since 2010 when he retired from the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joey Swafford)

Three B-2s arrive at JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam

An Air Force B-2 Spirit bomber deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., flies on its first sortie from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 14, 2019. Three B-2s arrived to JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Jan. 10, 2019, in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s bomber task force mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Barley)

U.S. Air Force Academy basketball

Ryan Swan takes a shot on Jan. 2, 2019, during the game against the University of New Mexico at Clune Arena, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. The U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons lost to the University of New Mexico Lobos 58-65. (U.S. Air Force photo by Darcie L. Ibidapo)

Vehicle operations

Tech. Sgt. Jacob Graham, a 173rd Fighter Wing vehicle operations mechanic, removes a cotter pin from a damaged plow roll-over assembly, Jan. 8, 2019 at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls, Ore. The parts for this older plow are growing harder to find, and the mechanics will have to fabricate one part on-site in order to return this snow plow to service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jefferson Thompson)

Thunderbird diamond formation

Airmen assigned to the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" conduct the first official launch of the Thunderbird Diamond formation Jan. 9, 2019, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This training flight represents a key milestone for the 2019 Thunderbird team as they prepare to showcase the pride, precision and professionalism of the Air Force during the upcoming show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory W. Bush)

F-15C Eagle takes off

An F-15C Eagle takes off from Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 9, 2019. The Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

Loading and unloading munitions
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Airman 1st Class Gavin Sybiak, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 79th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load team member, inspects an F-16CM Fighting Falcon weapon rack at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 10, 2019. Sybiak was part of a three-man team tasked with loading and unloading munitions onto an F-16CM Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado)

Keeping the mission going
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Tech. Sgt. Andrew Smith, a 182nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Illinois Air National Guard aerospace maintenance specialist, de-ices a C-130H3 Hercules on the flightline at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill., Jan. 13, 2019. The Peoria area received a record-breaking 17.2 inches of snowfall between Jan. 11 and 12, according to National Weather Service preliminary reports. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Grabiec)

Feeding the battlefield
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Members from both the North Carolina Air National Guard and Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, New York, prepare lunch in the dining facility during drill weekend at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Jan. 12, 2019. Food services Airmen from the North Carolina Air National Guard train members from the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., on full-service kitchen operations in preparation for the upcoming Air Force active duty and reserve Hennessy Award competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Anthony Ballard)

Bonding moment
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Staff Sgt. Samantha Gassner 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, bonds with her dog LLoren after an MWD Expo at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Dec. 27, 2018. During the expo, military working dog handlers and their dogs demonstrated a confidence and basic obedience course as well as the six phases of controlled aggression that security forces members use when training their K-9 partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

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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