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More than 2,000 students and teachers from South Carolina participate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics events during McEntire STEM Day, hosted by the South Carolina National Guard

More than 2,000 students and teachers from South Carolina participate in science, technology, engineering and mathematics events during McEntire STEM Day, hosted by the South Carolina National Guard at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, April 5, 2019. STEM Day provides an up-close opportunity to work with Swamp Fox Airmen to perform hands-on learning and view the inner workings of aircraft and advanced-technology systems while being enlightened to STEM educational opportunities. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Floyd)

A-10 Thunderbolt II

An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 190th Fighter Squadron participates in the final flight ceremony for Col. Tim Donnellan, 124th Fighter Wing commander, at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho, April 5, 2019. Donnellan flew more than 3,300 hours in the A-10 during his career as a fighter pilot. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor K. Walker)

The 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron trained in flight for a number of different scenarios

The 142nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron trained in flight for a number of different scenarios. They prepared and loaded a C-130 Hercules for multiple teams and patients, then conducted their operations once under way. The training focused on pediatric and obstetrics, but included multiple scenarios with other team members serving as patients. (U.S. Air Force phot by Staff Sgt. Shawn Lowe)

An F-15C Eagle

An F-15C Eagle takes off from Kadena Air Base, Japan, April 3, 2019. The F-15 is an all-weather, maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

Military children are escorted to the next check list item during Operation Hero

Military children are escorted to the next check list item during Operation Hero at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., April 6, 2019. The event, hosted by the Airman and Family Readiness Center in recognition of the Month of the Military Child, gave military children a glimpse into the lives of deployed military members. Children received Operation Hero dog tags and t-shirts as they made their way through the mock deployment line and medical triage demonstrations, gas mask training and face painting. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

F-16 Viper

Maj. John Waters, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team pilot and commander, performs aerial maneuvers in his F-16CM Fighting Falcon during a capabilities demonstration at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 6, 2019. Waters performed for Shaw AFB and local community members following a flight line 5K. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

Firefighters carry a simulated explosion victim to safety during an exercise

Firefighters carry a simulated explosion victim to safety during an exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 3, 2019. Eglin AFB held a two-day base readiness exercise that included force protection conditions, a fuel spill, explosion and active assailant scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

UH-60 Blackhawk

An Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew prepares to hoist Air Force pararescuemen from the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron during joint training at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 5, 2019. The rescue Airmen and Soldiers work and train together regularly to be prepared to save lives across the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Anna-Marie Wyant)

An Airman from the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron performs maintenance on a KC-135

An Airman from the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron performs maintenance on a KC-135 Stratotanker engine at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, April 4, 2019. The KC-135s deployed to Kandahar to provide aerial refueling capabilities, significantly increasing range and reach of various military aircraft in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Anna-Marie Wyant)

F-15E Strike Eagle
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An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron at RAF Lakenheath, U.K., approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, U.K., to receive fuel over Scotland during exercise Joint Warrior 19-1, April 4, 2019. Joint Warrior is hosted by the U.K. biannually and aims to allow NATO forces to conduct joint operations in a complex environment, involving different military branches and units from different countries against a range of current and future threats. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

Maj. Michael Harrison, 100th Air Refueling Wing Inspector General director of inspections, flies a KC-135 Stratotanker
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Maj. Michael Harrison, 100th Air Refueling Wing Inspector General director of inspections, flies a KC-135 Stratotanker over Scotland to refuel aircraft participating in exercise Joint Warrior 19-1, April 4, 2019. Joint Warrior is a biannual, U.K.-led multinational exercise and one of the largest NATO exercises in Europe, involving 13 countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A formation of different aircraft
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Maj. Paul Lopez, F-22 Demo Team pilot and commander, flies the Raptor in formation alongside the F-35A Lightning II, A-10C Thunderbolt II and F-86 Sabre during the Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona air show at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 23, 2019. This rare four-ship Air Force Heritage Flight Formation featured the Korean War era F-86 alongside three modern day aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Samuel Eckholm)

Master Sgt. Ruel Lechadores, 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Ryan Watts, 62nd AMXS crew chief, communicate and work to repair an engine on a C-17 Globemaster
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Master Sgt. Ruel Lechadores, 446th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Ryan Watts, 62nd AMXS crew chief, communicate and work to repair an engine on a C-17 Globemaster III, April 3, 2019, at March Air Reserve Base, Calif. Several crew chiefs from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., were temporarily relocated to March ARB because the JB Lewis-McChord flightline is closed for repairs March - June 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Mikayla Heineck)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- 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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