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F-35A Lightning II

U.S. Air Force Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demo Team commander and pilot, flies inverted during a demonstration practice, Jan. 23, 2019 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The F-35A is the Air Force’s latest fifth-generation fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Daniel Lagomarsino, 75th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, and his girlfriend, Kacey Borden, share an embrace

U.S. Air Force Capt. Daniel Lagomarsino, 75th Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II pilot, and his girlfriend, Kacey Borden, share an embrace during a redeployment at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Jan. 25, 2019. The 75th FS returned from Southwest Asia after a six-month deployment in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. (U. S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

F-16CM Fighting Falcon

A U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 79th Fighter Squadron, takes off from the flightline during Exercise Red Flag 19-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 28, 2019. The 79th FS, otherwise known as the “Tigers,” served as an air superiority role, performing various missions intended to test their job proficiency in a combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado)

Airmen walk the flightline looking for debris

Aircraft maintenance technicians, assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, walk the flightline looking for debris that could damage an aircraft engine at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., before the day’s training sorties Jan. 29, 2019. The Patrick AFB deployment allows the 180 FW Airmen to conduct daily training in realistic environments, under realistic circumstances, to ensure our force maintains the highest levels of proficiency and readiness for worldwide deployment. (Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman Hope Geiger)

F-16 Fighting Falcon

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon gains altitude, Jan. 28, 2019, near Aviano Air Base, Italy. The 31st Fighter Wing is home to the 555th and 510th Fighter Squadrons, capable of offensive and defensive air combat operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Sommer Giron)

An Airman inspects a piece of equipment with a black light

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jaylin Tripp, 5th Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection apprentice, inspects a piece of equipment with a black light at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Jan. 25, 2019. The black light allows NDI Airmen to locate cracks and imperfections on B-52H Stratofortress parts and aircraft support equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry)

B-2 Spirit bomber

A B-2 Spirit bomber, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., is prepared for a training mission at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 17, 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)

An Air Force cadet competes in a race

Air Force Falcons Quade Aiu competes in the men’s 400-meter race at the Cadet Field House during the Air Force Invitational track and field meet, Jan. 25, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

Pilots inside a B-52 Stratofortress cockpit

U.S. Air Force Maj. William McNair, 20th Bomb Squadron pilot, adjusts a dial inside a B-52 Stratofortress Jan. 16, 2019. The routine-training flight included a flyover of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. to honor Col. John Reilly during his funeral service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Philip Bryant)

An Airman inspects a C-17 Globemaster III engine
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marc Alfonso Ganir, 154th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, inspects a C-17 Globemaster III engine Jan. 17, 2019, during exercise Southern Strike at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, Miss. Southern Strike 19 is a total force, multi-service training exercise hosted by the Mississippi Air National Guard’s Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport and Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg, Miss. from Jan. 15 through Jan. 30, 2019. The exercise emphasizes air-to-air, air-to-ground and special operations forces training opportunities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

A formation of A-10's
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U.S. Air Force Airmen and aircraft from the 75th Fighter Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., return from supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, Jan. 25, 2019. The A-10C Thunderbolt II, which has an increased loiter time and weapons capabilities, deployed to Southwest Asia in support of ground forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Eugene Oliver)

Small Unmanned Aircraft System
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U.S. Air Force civil engineers fly a Small Unmanned Aircraft System during a newly adopted Rapid Airfield Damage Assessment System training course at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 23, 2019. Throughout the first week of training, Airmen focused on learning to fly the SUAS. During the second week they learned to fly the RADAS mission while using the SUAS systems. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Crystal A. Jenkins)

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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