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Two Airmen weld a metal bar in place

Airman 1st Class Matthew Crozier, an 11th Civil Engineer Squadron structural apprentice, left, assists Fabian Moore, welder, right, as he welds a metal bar in place at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Feb. 13, 2019. For some projects, two welders are required, one to hold pieces in place while the other welds it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Noah Sudolcan)

B-1B Lancer

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber and a Qatari Mirage 2000 fly in formation, Feb. 19, 2019. The aircraft participated with regional partners to test objective-based command and control actions during Joint Air Defense Exercise 19-01. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Clayton Cupit)

Airmen lower the vertical stabilizer on a B-52H Stratofortress

Airmen assigned to the 5th Maintenance Squadron lower the vertical stabilizer on a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 10, 2019. The crew chiefs took turns operating the jackscrew that held the weight of the vertical stabilizer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jesse Jenny)

T-6 Texan IIs fly in formation

T-6 Texan IIs fly in formation at Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Woodrum Field, Va., February 2019. Instructor pilots from the 37th Flying Training Squadron and 48th FTS at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., worked with cadets from the Virginia Tech Air Force’s ROTC program Feb. 8-11, 2019. (Courtesy photo)

An Airmen walks past multiple C-17

An Airmen walks past multiple C-17 Globemaster IIIs at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Feb. 21, 2019. Exercise Patriot Sands was a joint-service exercise coordinated by the Air Force Reserve, designed to integrate first responders from federal, state, local agencies and the military by providing quick response training in the event of a regional emergency or natural disaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

A World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient, shakes the hand of French Consul

Emil Reich, a 99-year-old World War II veteran and Purple Heart recipient, shakes the hand of French Consul General Lebrun-Damiens at the Idaho State Capitol Building in Boise, Idaho, Feb. 22, 2019. Reich received France’s highest award, the French Legion d’Honneur, for his efforts on the shores of Normandy during D-Day. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedee Wilds)

A crew chief, prepares to close the canopy on an F-35A

Staff Sgt. Paul Ogletree, F-35 Demonstration Team dedicated crew chief, prepares to close the canopy on an F-35A Lightning II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 26, 2019. The F-35 Demonstration Team prepared to perform their final certification flight during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

CV-22 Osprey

A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.K., performs a flyover during the Mi Amigo 75th anniversary flypast event at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield, U.K., Feb. 22, 2019. The aircraft flew over the park where thousands of U.K. residents honored the memory of the ten fallen U.S. Airmen who died when their war-crippled B-17 Flying Fortress crash landed to avoid killing residents and nearby children. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Zima)

A C-17 Globemaster III pilot dons his headphones

A C-17 Globemaster III pilot assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing dons his headphones at North Auxiliary Airfield in North, S.C., Feb. 12, 2019. The pilot took part in exercise Crescent Moon, an annual training event, aimed at maintaining the readiness of Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command contingency response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Joshua Maund)

A KC-46A Pegasus
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A KC-46A Pegasus takes off from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., Feb. 26, 2019. McConnell AFB has completed $267 million in facility improvements, began the familiarization period and has been taking continuous stops toward achieving full operational capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexi Myrick)

An engine of an F-15E Strike Eagle with an Airman seated inside
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A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to RAF Lakenheath, U.K., climbs out of an engine of an F-15E Strike Eagle at Albacete Air Base, Spain, Feb. 18, 2019. Routine courses such as the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme 19-1 flying course, ensured the U.S. Air Force and its allies remained capable and ready to meet future security challenges as a unified force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket PSN VI launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Feb. 21, 2019. The satellite launched provided communication and internet services for Indonesia and Southeast Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dalton Williams)

Airmen board a Japan Air Self-Defense Force C-130H
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U.S. Air Force Airmen board a Japan Air Self-Defense Force C-130H Hercules from the 401st Tactical Airlift Squadron, Japan, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb 25, 2019. The Airmen took part in COPE North which was an annual multilateral U.S. Pacific Air Forces-sponsored field training exercise 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)

B-52 Stratofortress
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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress makes a flyover at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru, India, Feb. 20, 2019. The five-day airshow, Aero India, provided an opportunity to strengthen partnerships between the U.S. and India. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Juan Torres)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- 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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