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F-35A Lightning II

An F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing, Hill Air Force Base, Utah flies beside a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R assigned to the 151st Air Refueling Wing over the Utah Test and Training Range, April 22, 2019. Due to their geographic proximity to one another, the 388th FW and 151st ARW work together on a regular basis. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Winn)

Soldiers and Airmen take off running for a six-mile ruck march

Soldiers and Airmen from the West Virginia and D.C. National Guard take of running for a six-mile ruck march during the 2019 West Virginia National Guard Best Warrior Competition held April 26, 2019, at Camp Dawson in Kingwood, W.Va. More than 30 Soldiers and Airmen participated in the three-day event designed to measure a Soldier or Airman’s physical abilities, leadership skills, teamwork and critical thinking while completing basic and advanced core warrior competencies. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Bo Wriston)

A pararescueman assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga. fast-ropes from an HH-60G Pave Hawk

A pararescueman assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga. fast-ropes from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, April 25, 2019, in Eufaula, Ala. The 41st and 38th RQS conducted water operations training that included tethered duck and live alternate search and extraction methods. The 41st RQS maintains combat-ready status as an HH-60G personnel recovery squadron. This squadron specializes in combat rescue of downed aircrews using night vision goggles, low-level formation, air refueling and survivor recovery. Members assigned to this squadron rapidly mobilize, deploy and employ to provide combat and peacetime search and rescue in support of U.S. national security interests and defense support to civil authorities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taryn Butler)

An Airman poses for a photo during a tour of a C-17 Globemaster III

An Airman poses for a photo during a tour of a C-17 Globemaster III, April 23, 2019, as part of a Pacific Air Forces exercise, Resilient Typhoon. The aircrew and aircraft, from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, 535th Airlift Squadron, were hosting the static display after completing a dispersal, or rapid deployment, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam in order to increase their readiness and adaptability in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gabrielle Spalding)

Airmen ruck march along a running trail

Airmen ruck march along a running trail May 1, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The Airmen participated in a nine-mile ruck march to remember the nine lives lost on May 2, 2018, in a C-130 aircraft crash in Port Wentworth, Ga., in which JB Charleston, along with other agencies, provided response and recovery efforts.

The F-22 Demo Team commander, flies above the U.S. Navy Blue Angels' iconic diamond formation

Maj. Paul Lopez, F-22 Demo Team commander, flies above the U.S. Navy Blue Angels' iconic diamond formation, over Beaufort, S.C., April 25, 2019. The historic flight featured two of the world's premier aerial demonstration teams side-by-side for the first time in history. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Samuel Eckholm)

Tech. Sgt. Patrick Lerman, 70th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation specialist, Homestead Air Force Base, Fla, competes in the Halvorsen 25K Loader Obstacle Course

Tech. Sgt. Patrick Lerman, 70th Aerial Port Squadron air transportation specialist, Homestead Air Force Base, Fla, competes in the Halvorsen 25K Loader Obstacle Course during the Port Dawg Challenge at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., April 25, 2019. The Port Dawg Challenge is Air Force Reserve Command's premier aerial port competition created to promote professionalism, demonstrate global mission capabilities and help identify best practices to improve wartime readiness.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Dyer)

A pilot inspects his F-15C Eagle

Capt. Tyson Hyer inspects his F-15C Eagle before departing from Tinian International Airport, Tinian, during exercise Resilient Typhoon, April 23, 2019. During the exercise, Airmen practiced new fueling techniques for the jet aircraft and hosted a static display for local residents. Resilient Typhoon is a dispersal exercise based at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, designed to validate Pacific Air Force’s ability to maintain readiness while adapting to rapidly evolving regional events such as inclement weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Seefeldt)

Security Forces members conduct M4 rifle and M9 pistol training

Members of the 151st Security Forces Squadron conduct M4 rifle and M9 pistol training at Camp Williams, Utah, April 24, 2019. Security forces members spent the week conducting proficiency training to ensure they are fully trained on the most current weapons skills and tactics. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Winn)

F-16 Fighting Falcon
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 138th Fighter Wing, Tulsa Air National Guard Base, Okla., flies behind a KC-135R Stratotanker April 25, 2019. The Stratotanker, from the 507th Air Refueling Wing at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., refueled four 138th FW F-16 Fighting Falcons during flight operations over Kansas. (Courtesy photo by Mike Killian)

Senior Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro and his wife, Carmen, renew their wedding vows during his retirement ceremony
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Senior Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro and his wife, Carmen, renew their wedding vows during his retirement ceremony at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 27, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

F-15 Eagle
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An F-15 Eagle from the 104th Fighter Wing takes off from the flightline April 26, 2019, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass. The 104th FW has flown F-15s since 2007. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Sara Kolinski)

Military spouses sit on the back of an MC-130J Commando II
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Military spouses sit on the back of an MC-130J Commando II during a Spouse’s Day event, while flying over New Mexico April 27, 2019. Dependents of military members from Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., explored different work environments and received an inside look on how day-to-day operations work at some units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Vernon R. Walter III)

A pilot climbs out of an F-35A Lightning II
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Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team commander, climbs out of an F-35A Lightning II following an aerial performance during the 2019 Wings Over Wayne Airshow April 27, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. During the two-day event, more than 200,000 air show guests attended the WOW Airshow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)

A crew chief works on an A-10 Thunderbolt
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A 124th Fighter Wing crew chief at Gowen Field, Bosie, Idaho, works on an A-10 Thunderbolt II with the 190th Fighter Squadron after a training sortie, April 25, 2019. The 190th FS participated in training operations with the Strike Fighter Squadron 32, Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia Beach, Va. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedee Wilds)

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