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A formation of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs

A formation of A-10 Thunderbolt IIs attached to the 442nd Fighter Wing at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., departs a KC-135 Stratotanker after receiving fuel over Kansas March 6, 2019. The KC-135 is attached to the Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing at Sioux City, Iowa, and is regularly scheduled to refuel A-10s for training purposes. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Ter Haar)

Airmen familiarize themselves with quad-copter

U.S. Air Force Academy cadets in the Unmanned Aerial System Operations Program familiarize themselves with quad-copter flight controls at the Cadet Field House, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., March 4, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

F-16C Fighting Falcons

F-16C Fighting Falcons with the 13th Fighter Squadron, assigned to Misawa Air Base, Japan, sit on the south ramp at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 28, 2019. Misawa AB’s F-16s were among the nearly 100 aircraft participating in this year’s COPE North exercise in Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jarrod Vickers)

An Airman performs the final set of checks during Transportation Isolation System training

An Airman performs the final set of checks during Transportation Isolation System, or TIS, training while practicing patient care in a containment unit at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., March 5, 2019. Engineered and implemented after the Ebola virus outbreak in 2014, the TIS is an enclosure the Department of Defense can use to safely transport patients with highly contagious diseases. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cody R. Miller)

Airmen perform preflight checks on a KC-135

Lt. Cols. Duane Boyle, William Poulson and Tech. Sgt. Amanda Galles assigned to the Air National Guard’s 185th Air Refueling Wing perform preflight checks on a KC-135 Stratotanker in Sioux City, Iowa, March 6, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Ter Haar)

A C-130H Hercules

A C-130H Hercules is prepared for daily flight operations on the flightline March 9, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th AW is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Megan Shepherd)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson provide testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee in Washington D.C., March 7, 2019. The committee examined privatized military housing for service members and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

Members of the 335th Training Squadron freestyle drill team perform

Members of the 335th Training Squadron freestyle drill team perform during the 81st Training Group drill down on the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., March 8, 2019. Airmen from the 81st TRG competed in a quarterly open ranks inspection, regulation drill routine and freestyle drill routine. Keesler AFB trains more than 30,000 students each year. While in training, Airmen are given the opportunity to volunteer to learn and execute drill down routines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

An  F-16 Viper Demonstration Team commander and pilot navigates an F-16CM Fighting Falcon

Maj. John Waters, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team commander and pilot, navigates an F-16CM Fighting Falcon during a practice flight at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 12, 2019. Participants viewed the various missions of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, U.S. Army Central Command, the 20th Fighter Wing and its tenant units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado)

A crew chief services and aircraft
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Josiah Baychu, 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, services the emergency blowdown bottle during exercise COPE Tiger 19 at Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base, Thailand, March 11, 2019. Approximately 150 personnel from Misawa Air Base forward deployed in support of COPE Tiger, an annual multilateral aerial exercise aimed at improving combat readiness and interoperability between the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Royal Thai Air Force and U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Melanie A. Hutto)

An instructor teaches a trainee on proper rappelling techniques
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Army Cpl. Alexandra Perez, Iron Training Detachment air assault instructor, instructs Air Force Staff Sgt. James Tienor, 377th Security Forces Group Air Assault trainee, on proper rappelling techniques at Fort Bliss, Texas, March 8, 2019. Nine members of the 377th SFG at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., graduated from the Fort Bliss Air Assault Training School March 11, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Airmen unload cargo from a C-130J Hercules
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U.S. Airmen unload cargo from a C-130J Hercules assigned to the 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (75th EAS) in East Africa, March. 4, 2019. The 75th EAS supports Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) with medical evacuations, disaster relief, humanitarian and airdrop operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben)

Airmen participate in avalanche training
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Members of the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron, Gowen Field, Idaho, participate in avalanche training at Tamarack Mountain Resort, March 9, 2019. The training ensures Airmen from the Idaho National Guard have skills necessary to assist civilians and support teams with search and rescue operations during a state emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Walker)

A military working dog jumps over a training course obstacle
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Diego, a 51st Security Forces Squadron military working dog, jumps over a training course obstacle at Osan Air Base, South Korea, March 12, 2019. On March 13, 2019, military working dogs were celebrated for National K9 Veterans Day. Additionally, the U.S. Army established the War Dog Program, or K-9 Corps, on this day in 1942. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

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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