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A CV-22 Osprey

A CV-22 Osprey aircraft from the 20th Special Operations Squadron, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., is refueled by a KC-10 Extender from the 6th Air Refueling Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif., during an aerial refueling training mission over New Mexico, March 11, 2019. Travis AFB Airmen fly training missions regularly to stay current and be prepared for future mobility operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

An Airman presents a flag to a family member of the deceased at a funeral

First Lt. Andrew Forsythe, Honor Guard officer in charge, presents a flag to a family member of the deceased during a funeral March 2, 2019, in Camarillo, Calif. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, a military burial flag is provided to a deceased veteran in order to honor the memory of their service to the country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

An E-3 Sentry

An E-3 Sentry breaks away from a KC-135 Stratotanker after being refueled Feb. 28, 2019, while flying in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. The E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning and control system, or AWACS, aircraft with an integrated command and control battle management, or C2BM, surveillance, target detection and tracking platform. The aircraft provides an accurate, real-time picture of the battlespace to the joint air operations center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Clayton Cupit)

Airmen  load a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System onto a C-130J

(From left) Senior Airman Kadeem Warren, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, and Staff Sgt. Vincenzo Gallegos, 36th AS evaluator loadmaster, from Yokota Air Base, Japan, load a M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System onto a C-130J Super Hercules during the fly-in exercise at Arkansas International Airport-Byh, March 12, 2019. The fly-in allows for side-by-side training and increases the capability of the C-130J force to operate together cohesively in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rhett Isbell)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II

The A-10C Thunderbolt II demonstration team performs a simulated bomb drop during the Yuma Air Show at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., March 9, 2019. During each performance, the A-10 demonstration team performs two simulated strafe runs and a bomb drop to portray some of the A-10s combat munitions capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Betty R. Chevalier)

An airman looks out the back of a C-130J Super Hercules during the fly-in exercise

Tech. Sgt. Luke Hughes, 61st Airlift Squadron instructor loadmaster and noncommissioned officer in charge of training, looks out the back of a C-130J Super Hercules during the fly-in exercise at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., March 13, 2019. The second-annual fly-in includes C-130J units from around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristine M. Gruwell)

A 56th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk

A 56th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk, based out of Aviano Air Base, Italy, transports simulated casualties during a non-combatant evacuation operation exercise near Zagreb, Croatia, March 18, 2019. NEO exercises simulate the ordered or authorized departure of civilians and non-essential military personnel from danger in an overseas country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Sommer Giron)

Delta IV rocket launches

The United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV rocket launches with a Wideband Global SATCOM WGS-10 satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Complex 37 on March 15, 2019. The satellite brings enhanced communication capability for command and control of U.S. military forces on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Satran)

A 908th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron pilot maneuvers a KC-10 Extender into position in preparation to receive fuel

A 908th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron pilot maneuvers a KC-10 Extender into position in preparation to receive fuel over the United Arab Emirates in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, March 14, 2019. The 908th EARS empowers the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria by providing mission extending aerial refueling services to U.S. and coalition forces conducting operations in OIR's area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

U.S. Air Force Academy’s Cadet for a Day program, in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, hosts 9-year-old Je’Moni Ford and his family
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U.S. Air Force Academy’s Cadet for a Day program, in partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, hosts 9-year-old Je’Moni Ford and his family, March 15, 2019. Since 2000, the Cadet for a Day initiative has been helping make dreams a reality by providing young people facing severe medical challenges with the opportunity to experience life as an Academy cadet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

A B-52 Stratofortress
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A B-52 Stratofortress flies below a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, after receiving fuel off the U.K. coast, March 14, 2019. U.S. Strategic Command forces are on watch 24/7 to deter and detect strategic attacks against the U.S. and NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

Participants in the Maltz Challenge perform the knees to elbows exercise
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Participants in the Maltz Challenge perform the knees to elbows exercise at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., March 15, 2019. The Maltz Challenge is a timed, team competition that consists of a 400-meter run, 50 pull-ups, 100 yard fireman’s carry, 50 dips, 100 push-ups, 50 knees-to-elbows, 100 sit-ups and another 400-meter run. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Austin J. Prisbrey)

A F-15E Strike Eagle refuels
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A F-15E Strike Eagle refuels from a 908th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, March 17, 2019. The 908th EARS empowers the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria by providing mission extending aerial refueling services to U.S. and coalition forces conducting operations in OIR's area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

Airmen wash a C-130H Hercules
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Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, wash a C-130H Hercules, March 14, 2019. The aircraft known as the "Jolly Roger" returned from flying more than 500 hours in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)

A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot drives a high-performance chase car on the runway to catch a U-2 performing a low-flight touch-and-go
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A 99th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron U-2 Dragon Lady pilot drives a high-performance chase car on the runway to catch a U-2 performing a low-flight touch-and-go at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2019. While driving the chase cars, U-2 pilots aid the pilot flying the U-2 by radioing altitude and runway alignment during takeoff and landings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie I. Lee)

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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