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An aerospace propulsion technician

Senior Airman Haelie Egbert is an aerospace propulsion technician assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing. Her role as an F-16 jet engine mechanic is to maintain the wing’s Pratt & Whitney 229 engines through time-sensitive inspections, repairs and test runs, providing the highest quality engines for the mission, while ensuring the safety of pilots. In 2019, the 180th FW will celebrate Women in Aviation, highlighting female Airmen from across the wing who play a critical role in aviation and the success of the 180th FW’s flying mission. (Air National Guard photo illustration by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker)

F-22 Raptors

F-22 Raptors from the 1st Fighter Wing and 192nd Fighter Wing taxi during a total force exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Feb. 28, 2018. Both wings partnered with 633rd Air Base Wing during the Phase 1 exercise to showcase their readiness and deployability of the F-22s. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson gives remarks

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson gives remarks during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 28, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

Airmen carry a simulated patient

Senior Airman Eunel John Castaneda and Staff Sgt. Alexandria Davis, members of the Air Force Reserve’s 624th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, carry a simulated patient, Chief Master Sgt. Danyell Stoutamire, during an aeromedical staging and aerial port training at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, March 3, 2019. The event was a collaborative effort to build working relationships between the Hawaii Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve and focused on both medical and aerial port functions, to include enroute patient care and staging, and cargo preparation and loading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Theanne Herrmann)

An Airman inspects a folded flag during an Honor Guard graduation ceremony

Staff Sgt. William Coleman, 96th Civil Engineer Squadron, inspects a folded flag during the Team Eglin Honor Guard graduation ceremony March 1, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Approximately 18 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. The graduating flight size increased because Eglin AFB and Hurlburt Field Honor Guard teams are supporting part of Tyndall AFB’s funeral area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

F-16 Viper, F-35 Lighting II and F-22 Raptor fly in formation

F-16 Viper, F-35 Lighting II and F-22 Raptor fly in formation during the Heritage Flight Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2019. The five-day course prepares demonstration team pilots for the upcoming air show season by allowing them time to practice formations with other teams and Heritage Flight aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

2019 Air Force Trials Wounded Warrior team during opening ceremonies

Retired Capt. Lawrence Hufford escorts the 2019 Air Force Trials team during opening ceremonies at March 1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the trials, 107 wounded warriors are displaying their resilience through adaptive sports and competing for a spot on the Air Force Team for the upcoming 2019 Warrior Games. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Long)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II flies over a C-130 J Hercules

An A-10C Thunderbolt II flies over a C-130 J Hercules at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 26, 2019. Among one of the most utilized aircraft in the Air Force fleet, the A-10 is designed specifically for close air support and ground attack missions against armored vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)

Thunderbird pilots stand on a flightine in front of a plane

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" prepare to fly over Hollywood in celebration of the upcoming film Captain Marvel March 4, 2019, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The formation featured six F-16 Fighting Falcons, the Air Force’s premier multi-role fighter aircraft, soaring over Hollywood from 12:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cory W. Bush)

Womens Air Force basketball
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Air Force Falcons guard Emily Conroe attempts to dribble around a University of Wyoming Cowgirls player during a home game at Clune Arena, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., March 2, 2019. Wyoming narrowly escaped with a 59-56 win against Air Force after an overtime thriller. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

Sunset silhouette of planes on a flightline
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Staff Sgt. Justin Warren, F-16 Viper Demo Team public affairs, walks on the flightline during the Heritage Flight Training Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 2, 2019. The five-day training prepares Air Force demonstration team pilots, maintenance and public affairs members for the upcoming 2019 air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon flies over Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 14, 2019. The 40th Flight Test Squadron’s mission is to execute exceptional fighter developmental test and support to deliver war-winning capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Raven)

Aircraft from the U.S., Australia and Japan participating in exercise COPE North 2019 engage in a large show-of-force formation
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Aircraft from the U.S., Australia and Japan participating in exercise COPE North 2019 engage in a large show-of-force formation off the coast of Guam, March 6, 2019. COPE North 2019 is a long-standing exercise designed to enhance multilateral air operations amongst partner nations and includes humanitarian assistance and disaster relief airlift operations as well as large-force employment. Approximately 2,000 U.S. Airmen, Marines and Sailors participated alongside approximately 800 Royal Australian Air Force and Japan Air Self-Defense Force members during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Adam Engelhart)

A crew chief cleans the front window on a C-130
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Senior Airman Daniel Hall, a 133rd Aircraft Maintenance squadron crew chief, cleans the front window on a C-130 Hercules in Yuma, Ariz., Feb. 28, 2019. This year’s Operation Snowbird exercise consisted of a multi-state aviation partnership between the 133rd and 182nd Airlift Wings, in preparation for future overseas deployments. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Austen R. Adriaens)

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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