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An F-16C

An F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 18th Aggressor Squadron out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, breaks away after receiving air refueling from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 909th Air Refueling Squadron from Kadena Air Base, Japan, over the Pacific Ocean during exercise Cope North 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 21, 2019. Cope North is an annual multilateral U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored field training exercise conducted focused on combat air forces large-force employment and mobility air forces humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training to enhance interoperability among U.S., Australian and Japanese forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

A C-17 Globemaster III pilot

Capt. Susan Jennie, a C-17 Globemaster III pilot, delivers humanitarian aid from Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., to Cucuta, Colombia, Feb. 16, 2019. The role of the U.S. military during this peaceful mission is to transport urgently needed aid to Colombia for eventual distribution by relief organizations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds"

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform the flyover for the Daytona 500, Feb. 17, 2019, at Daytona International Speedway, Fla. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cory W. Bush)

Chapel 2 at Tyndall Air Force Base

Kylan Nathey, a field operations manager, carries a cross from Chapel 2 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 15, 2019. The chapel was severely damaged by Hurricane Michael, a category 4 storm that made landfall on Oct. 10, 2018. The demolition marked the beginning of a long process to clear out damaged structures to make way for new construction. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Javier Alvarez)

A C-130 Hercules

A C-130 Hercules aircraft from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., sits on the flighline at the Alexandria International Airport, La., Feb. 13, 2019, during a mission in support of Green Flag Little Rock exercise. The primary objective of the exercise is to support the Joint Readiness Training Center and provide the maximum number of airlift crews, mission planners and ground support elements to a simulated combat environment with emphasis on joint force integration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Liliana Moreno)

Airmen work to load pallets on a plane

Reserve Airmen work side-by-side with active duty and coalition military partners to palletize, load and transport urgently needed aid to Colombia for eventual distribution to Venezuelans, Feb. 16, 2019. The U.S. military has a long history of supporting national and international relief organizations to provide aid to people impacted by life-threatening crises and disasters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin T. Hayes)

Airmen, Soldiers and personnel prepare to load Apache Helicopters into a C-5 Galaxy

Airmen, Soldiers and personnel prepare to load Apache Helicopters into a C-5 Galaxy at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on Feb. 20, 2019. Troops must work together to ensure the Apache will ‘clear’ the C-5 during the loading process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jean-Paul Arnaud-Marquez)

Qatar Emiri Air Force Brig. Gen. Saif Rashid Al-Khayarin, Qatar Emiri Air Force intelligence director (center right), talks with U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen Jason Armagost

Qatar Emiri Air Force Brig. Gen. Saif Rashid Al-Khayarin, Qatar Emiri Air Force intelligence director (center right), talks with U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen Jason Armagost, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing commander (left), during Qatari National Sports Day Feb. 12, 2019, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. U.S. and Qatar military forces were able to compete in team events including basketball, volleyball and soccer, as well as individual events such as swimming and ping pong throughout the morning. Qatari National Sports Day provided service members from both nations an opportunity to strengthen military relations through friendly competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

A B-2 Spirit

A B-2 Spirit, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., is staged on the flightline at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 30, 2019. Three B-2s and more than 200 Airmen deployed to JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam in support of U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force mission. During the BTF mission, 37 sorties were flown for a total of 171 hours, with eight of the missions including F-22 Raptor integration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Barley)

A radar tower
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Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III, command chief of ACC, visit a radar tower assigned to the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 14, 2019. The 380th AEW’s mission is to conduct combat operations to provide high-altitude all-weather intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, airborne command and control and air refueling for operations Inherent Resolve and Resolute Support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby)

Airmen from the 124th Fighter Wing survey the area around buildings in full protective gear during a major readiness exercise
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Airmen from the 124th Fighter Wing survey the area around buildings in full protective gear during a major readiness exercise at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho. The exercise, which started on Feb. 8, 2019 and lasted from early morning through the night until Feb. 10, 2019, is vital to ensuring Airmen are prepared for all possible scenarios. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds"
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The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" flew Matt Dibenedetto and Daniel Suarez, both NASCAR drivers and Steve Phelps, NASCAR president, in the days prior to the Daytona 500 Feb. 13-14, 2019, at Daytona Beach, Fla. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cory W. Bush)

A dental exam
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A general dentist from the 81st Dental Squadron conducts an exam on Master Sgt. William Blankenship’s son, William Blankenship II, during the 9th Annual Give Kids a Smile Day at the dental clinic inside the Keesler Medical Center at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Feb. 15, 2019. The event was held in recognition of National Children’s Dental Health Month and included free dental exams, radiographs and cleanings for more than 60 children ages 2 and older. The clinic provided approximately $16,000 in care during the free screening. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Staff Sgt. Adam Bowen, 55th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron phase floor chief, inspects an F-16C Fighting Falcon's engine
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Staff Sgt. Adam Bowen, 55th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron phase floor chief, inspects an F-16C Fighting Falcon's engine exhaust for damage at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 10, 2019. In addition to fulfilling all required actions identified by the flightline maintainers, phase personnel also perform in-depth nose-to-tail inspections of every jet that comes through their shop. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Clinton Atkins)

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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