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F-16 Fighting Falcon

An F-16 Fighting Falcon flies over the coast of Florida during a training sortie during a deployment at Patrick Air Force Base, Feb. 4, 2019. The Patrick AFB training provides the strategic agility needed to fight against a formidable and aggressive adversary in a continually strained fiscal environment. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Hope Geiger)

Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief

Airman 1st Class Nathaniel West, 18th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, cleans an F-15 Eagle engine bay compartment, Jan. 18, 2019, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Over time, dirt, grease and grime can build up in the aircrafts engine bay and can cover up cracks or other discrepancies on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)

C-5M Super Galaxy

Maintainers assigned to the 60th Air Mobility Wing work to lower the nose landing gear on a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 1, 2019. The C-5M landed with its nose landing gear up after experiencing an in-flight emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joey Swafford)

A KC-135 Stratotanker is de-iced

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 506th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron is de-iced before a refueling mission at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Feb. 5, 2019. The Stratotankers refueled a B-52 Stratofortress bomber from the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron which is currently deployed from Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations. This recent mission is consistent with international law and United States’ long-standing commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson)

Refugees from Tutapona smiling and laughing

Refugees from Tutapona, an organization that provides trauma rehabilitation, participate in a community discussion in Adjumani, Uganda. Capt. Benajmin Quintanilla, a 28th Bomb Wing chaplain, visited Adjumani to work alongside Tutapona in January 2019. (Courtesy photo by Candice Lassey)

C-17 Globemaster III

Airmen from the 15th Airlift Squadron board a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Jan. 10, 2019. JB Charlestonis home to the largest fleet of C-17s in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Joshua Maund)

Cadet 2nd Class Eric Hembling uses a Ludwieg Tube to measure the pressure, temperature, and flow field of various basic geometric and hypersonic research vehicles at Mach 6 in the U.S. Air Force Academy's Department of Aeronautics

Cadet 2nd Class Eric Hembling uses a Ludwieg Tube to measure the pressure, temperature, and flow field of various basic geometric and hypersonic research vehicles at Mach 6 in the U.S. Air Force Academy's Department of Aeronautics, Jan. 31, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

F-35A Lightning II

An F-35A Lightning II takes off at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Feb. 1, 2019. Pilots and maintainers from the 388th Fighter Wing's 4th Fighter Squadron and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit are participating in exercise Red Flag 19-1. This is the wing's second Red Flag with the F-35A, America's most advanced multi-role fighter, which brings game-changing stealth, lethality and interoperability to the modern battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Military working dog and his handler

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman James Terry, 20th Security Forces Squadron (SFS) military working dog (MWD) handler, and Tank, 20th SFS MWD, relax after practicing basic obedience commands at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 4, 2019. The K-9 Unit’s mission is to protect personnel and property as well as support the United States secret service and local agencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Maldonado)

F-35A Lightning II
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Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, performs a high-speed pass during a demo practice over Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 28, 2019. Olson has spent the last three months designing, developing, and practicing the maneuvers of the all-new demo profile. The new demonstration features 14 aerobatic maneuvers, many of which have never been seen by public audiences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)

F-15E Strike Eagle
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An F-15E Strike Eagle painted in the heritage colors of its P-47 Thunderbolt predecessor takes off from RAF Lakenheath, England, Feb 6. The 48th Fighter Wing officially unveiled the aircraft publicly during a ceremony Jan 31. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

C-17 Globemaster III
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A C-17 Globemaster III takes off from an airfield in an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Jan. 31, 2019. The 386th Expeditionary Medical Group facilitates transfers of ill personnel from across the area of responsibility back to the United States or other locations to receive required care. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy L. Mosier)

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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