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The Thunderbirds perform

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona Air Show, March 22, 2019, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The air show in Tucson, Ariz. kicks off the 2019 season for the Thunderbirds. They tour from March through November. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cory W. Bush)

A  maintenance crew chief looks down a Guided Bomb

Senior Airman Angelica Melendez, 2nd Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., looks down a Guided Bomb Unit-38 at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, March 21, 2019. Certain components on the GBU-38s had specific ways to be lined up once attached. Melendez checked to ensure those components were correctly placed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

A C-130J Super Hercules performs an airdrop

A 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules performs an airdrop during the Yokota C-130J Rodeo, March 22, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The airdrop portion of the competition tested the ability of pilots and loadmasters to execute a mission both accurately and expeditiously. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

A test of the nation's Ground-based Midcourse Defense system

A test of the nation's Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, was conducted from North Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., March 25 by 30th Space Wing officials, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, and U.S. Northern Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Wear)

Airmen participate in tactical combat casualty care familiarization training

Airmen with the 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron participate in tactical combat casualty care familiarization training March 14, 2019, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The training took place over a two-day period and included self-aid buddy care and expended 100 live M84 stun grenades over the two-day training evaluation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob M. Thompson)

F-22 Raptor

F-22 Raptors arrive at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., prior to the Thunder Over the Bay Air Show, March 25, 2019. In addition to the F-22 Raptor, the two-day event featured performances by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team, U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, flyovers and static displays. The event honored hometown heroes such as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers and ordinary citizens whose selfless work makep their communities safer and enhanced quality of life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

An Airman builds cabin walls

Tech. Sgt. Kenton Oakley, an Ohio Air National Guard, 200th RED HORSE Squadron structures Airman, builds cabin walls while deployed for an Innovation Readiness Training project at Camp Kamassa, Crystal Springs, Miss., helping to build a specialized camp for children with special needs, March 21, 2019. IRT projects support the community while providing valuable training for the RED HORSE mission to provide a dedicated, mobile, flexible, self-sufficient heavy construction engineering force for airfield, base infrastructure and special capabilities to support worldwide contingency operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)

A pilot in a F-35A Lightning II fighter taxis down the ramp

Capt. Kyle Benham, 62nd Fighter Squadron F-35A Lightning II fighter jet pilot, taxis down the ramp for takeoff during Red Flag 19-2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 20, 2019. Benham previously had 72 hours in the F-35A before Red Flag, but accumulated more experience after flying five times during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie)

An Airman plays a trumpet

Staff Sgt. David Wuchter, The U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific-Asia regional band, plays a trumpet March 4, 2019, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Wuchter was selected as Airlifter of the Week for his dedication to perform 201 concerts in Indo-Pacific region to strengthen and build partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

The Thunderbirds perform
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 23, 2019. During the two-day air show, spectators witnessed several performances to include a Heritage Flight formation featuring the F-35 Demo Team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

An Air Force Academy sophomore performs on the pommel horse
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Scott McMurray, a U.S. Air Force Academy sophomore, performs on the pommel horse during a meet against the University of Washington in the Cadet West Gym, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., March 23, 2019. The Air Force gymnastics team defeated Washington 396.100 - 378.750. (U.S. Air Force photo/Trevor Cokley)

F-22 Raptors in an elephant walk
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F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing and 477th Fighter Group participate in a close formation taxi, known as an Elephant walk, with an E-3 Sentry and a C-17 Globemaster III March 26, 2019, during a Polar Force exercise at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. This two-week exercise gives squadrons an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities to forward deploy and deliver overwhelming combat airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)

Airmen troubleshoot a construction vehicle
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Tech. Sgt. John Beckett, left, 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment project lead, Master Sgt. Christopher Beckett, 379th ECES heavy equipment section chief and Staff Sgt. Justin Emanuelson, 379th ECES pavement and equipment operator, troubleshoot a construction vehicle March 27, 2019, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The Beckett brothers, who have served in the Arizona Air National Guard since 2003, are currently deployed together to the same ECES unit at Al Udeid AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal)

The Royal Malaysian Air Force performs aerobatics
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The Royal Malaysian Air Force performs aerobatics during the opening ceremony for the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 in Padang Matsirat, Malaysia, March 26, 2019. This year’s participants included Australia, Belarus, China, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

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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