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Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team stand at attention

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team stand at attention during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the IPL 500 Festival Parade in Indianapolis, May 25, 2019. The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard presented the colors along with a joint service color guard comprised of service members from Indiana. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jonathan W. Padish)

F-35A Lightning II

Capt. Andrew Olson, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot, performs over Miami Beach, Fla., May 24, 2019. Olson performed the demonstration in preparation for the Miami Beach Air and Sea Show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

a P-51 Mustang flies along an F-16C Fighting Falcon

Scat VII, a P-51 Mustang once flown by triple-ace fighter pilot Robin Olds, flies along an F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron, Spangdahlem Air Base, May 28, 2019. The plane is the last one Olds flew before the end of World War II and is one of the only flying examples of the aircraft in Europe. Olds flew in both World War II and the Vietnam War, scoring a total of 16 air-to-air victories over the course of his career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Roidan Carlson)

Airmen remove a wing from an F-15 Eagle

The 126th Brigade Support Battalion and the Robins Air Force Base Depot team remove a wing from an F-15 Eagle, May 23, 2019, at Barnes Air National Guard Base, Mass. The joint maintenance effort will ensure the 104th Fighter Wing's fully qualified, combat-ready pilots have aircraft available to them. (U.S. National Guard photo by Airman Basic Sara Kolinski)

A pilot conducts a preflight inspection of a KC-135

A pilot from the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron conducts a preflight inspection of a KC-135 Stratotanker at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, May 26, 2019. The 28th EARS maintains a 24/7 presence in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, supporting U.S. and coalition aircraft in various operations in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Two Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs break away from each other after an aerial refueling mission

Two Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs break away from each other after an aerial refueling mission over Southwest Asia, May 29, 2019. The F-35s are in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility as part of the standard rotational forces protecting U.S. forces and interests in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski)

A firefighter puts out a fire in a mobile aircraft fire training unit

A firefighter, assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron, puts out a fire in a mobile aircraft fire training unit May 27, 2019, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. JB Charleston’s fire department teamed with the Crash Fire Rescue Marines from Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort, S.C., to conduct joint mobile aircraft fire training, May 27-31, 2019, at JB Charleston’s fire department training grounds. The training not only fulfilled an annual requirement for mission-capable firefighters, but also highlighted the importance of collaboration between joint mission partners throughout the South Carolina low country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Helena Owens)

An Airman services the liquid oxygen system of a C-130

Senior Airman Sawyer Ezzell, a crew chief with the 123rd Maintenance Group, 123rd Airlift Wing, services the liquid oxygen system of a Kentucky Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft at Aviano Air Base, Italy, May 15, 2019, as part of Immediate Response 2019. The annual exercise is focused on allied airborne forces’ ability to quickly and effectively respond to crisis situations as an interoperable, multinational team. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton)

A RC-135 Rivet Joint receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker

A U.S. Air Force RC-135 Rivet Joint receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission within the U.S. Air Force Central Command area of responsibility, May 26, 2019. The Rivet Joint supports theater and national-level consumers with near real-time, on-screen intelligence collection, analysis and dissemination capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Airmen winch an R-11 refueler aboard a C-17 Globemaste
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Airmen assigned to the 628th Aerial Port Squadron winch an R-11 refueler aboard a C-17 Globemaster III during exercise Palmetto Challenge, May 21, 2019, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. The exercise develops and maintains full-spectrum readiness and ensures Joint Base Charleston’s forces are equipped and trained to conduct rapid global mobility operations in support of Air Mobility Command and Defense Department priorities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Maund)

C-130 Hercules aircraft
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A Kentucky Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft conducts a nonstandard-load training flight in the airspace above Venice, Italy, May 20, 2019, while carrying equipment from U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team as part of exercise Immediate Response 2019. The exercise is designed to improve readiness and interoperability among participating allied and partner nations integrated into a multinational battalion. Combined training enables allies and partners to readily respond more effectively to regional crises and meet their own national defense goals. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Horton)

Members of the Vandenberg Air Force Base Honor Guard post the colors
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Members of the Vandenberg Air Force Base Honor Guard post the colors during a Memorial Day ceremony, May 27, 2019, in Lompoc, Calif. Memorial Day became a federal holiday in 1971 as a way to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Pilots recover and gather their belongings after flying in an F-15
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Lt. Col. Matthew Griffin, 339th Flight Test Squadron director of operations, and Maj. Gen. Kenneth Lewis Jr., Air Force Reserve Command deputy commander, recover and gather their belongings after flying in an F-15 Eagle aircraft, May 16, 2019, at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. The flight was Lewis’ final in a military aircraft after more than 34 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jamal D. Sutter)

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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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