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Exercise African Lion

A Royal Moroccan Armed Forces paratrooper participates in a free-fall jump mission during Exercise African Lion, on a C-130J Super Hercules, April 1, 2019. This year was the first time Moroccan military paratroopers conducted free-fall operations on board a U.S. aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Milton Hamilton)

F-35A Lightning II night-flying operations

A pilot from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 421st Fighter Squadron prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning II during night-flying operations at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 26, 2019. Night flying is required for pilots to sharpen their combat skills. The 388th FW is the Air Force’s first combat-coded F-35A wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

B-52 Stratofortresses deployment

Four B-52 Stratofortresses deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., fly a sortie over Norway, March 28, 2019. The B-52s are deployed to RAF Fairford, U.K. for U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force in Europe. The deployment of strategic bombers to the U.K. helps exercise RAF Fairford as U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s forward operating location for bombers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tessa B. Corrick)

Mission Readiness Exercise

Staff Sgt. Lindsay Zaccardi, 823nd Base Defense Squadron military working dog handler, and JJoan, 823nd BDS MWD, dig into their pack for medical supplies during a Mission Readiness Exercise at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., March 26, 2019. The pair was patrolling an entry control point when two scenario actors approached the ECP as injured, local civilians. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Faith Brodkorb)

C-17 Globemaster III take off

A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from the 317th Airlift Squadron, 315th Air Reserve Wing, conducts semi-prepared runway operations training after takeoff from Joint Base Charleston S.C., March 27, 2019. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo to bases throughout the many U.S. areas of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

live-fire aircraft burn training

Andreas Willems, driver operator (front), Airman 1st Class Jonathan Hyslop, firefighter (middle) and Matthias Huewels, crew chief (back), all assigned to the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, conduct live-fire aircraft burn training at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, March 26, 2019. Live-burn exercises give firefighters the opportunity to practice techniques they learn in the classroom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

Thunderbirds fan

Spectators watch the U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform during the “Thunder over the Bay” Air Show at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., March 31, 2019. In addition to the Thunderbirds, the two-day event featured performances by the 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 made their communities safer and enhanced the quality of life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joey Swafford)

Thunder Over the Bay

Tech. Sgt. Meko Morales, 22nd Airlift Squadron C-5M Super Galaxy flight engineer, walks up the stairs into a C-5M, March 30, 2019, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Travis AFB hosted "Thunder Over the Bay" which included the U.S. Air Force F-22 Demonstration Team, the U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds,” the U.S. Army Golden Knights Parachute Team and the Parade of Heavies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathon Carnell)

Thunder over the Bay

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform during the “Thunder over the Bay” Air Show, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., March 30, 2019. In addition to the Thunderbirds, the two-day event featured performances by the U.S. Army Golden Knights parachute team, flyovers and static displays. The event honored hometown heroes like police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers and ordinary citizens whose selfless work made their communities safer and enhanced the quality of life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese)

Melbourne Air and Space Show
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Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander, performs a dedication pass during the Melbourne Air and Space Show in Melbourne, Fla., March 30, 2019. During the two-day event, more than 50,000 guests attended the Melbourne Air and Space Show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)

C-130J Airdrop
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A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, passes by Mt. Fuji after airdropping a bundle during a bundle-drop training scenario at the Combined Arms Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, March 27, 2019. During the scenario, the 36th AS were able to complete formation flight training as well as drop pallets consisting of simulated heavy equipment and containerized delivery system bundles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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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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