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An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon

An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon flies during RED-FLAG-Alaska 19-2, June 13, 2019, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. RED-FLAG-Alaska, a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored exercise, is designed to provide realistic training in a simulated combat environment for joint and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

A C-5M Super Galaxy engine

Senior Airman Chad Helminiak, 60th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, left and Staff. Sgt. Randolph Quarteroni 725th Air Mobility Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, right, lower a C-5M Super Galaxy engine, June 6, 2019, at Dover Air Base, Del. The engine needs to be balanced from the front, back and from each side while it is being lowered and raised. In order to accomplish this, each Airman must be able to communicate effectively as a team all while cranking and checking the scales attached to the engine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)

A Joint Terminal Attack Controller takes notes during close air support training

Staff Sgt. Vincent Yocco, a Joint Terminal Attack Controller assigned to the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron, takes notes during close air support training at RED-FLAG-Alaska 19-2, June 17, 2019, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. RED FLAG-Alaska is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces field training exercise for U.S. and international partners to develop and improve combined interoperability by demonstrating safe and effective joint and multilateral planning, execution and lessons observed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Taylor Phifer)

F-22 Raptor performs a stiff-pitch maneuver

Maj. Paul Lopez, F-22 Raptor Demo Team commander, performs a stiff-pitch maneuver during an aerial demonstration at the Wings Over Whiteman Air Show, June 15, 2019. Maj. Lopez has more than 1,500 hours flying both the F-15 Fighting Falcon and the F-22 and is in his second year as commander of the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Samuel Eckholm)

Airman swims in preparation for the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games

Master Sgt. Roger Hopkins polishes his swimming technique in preparation for the 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, Fla., June 21-30. The Warrior Games is a Paralympic-style sporting event including more than 300 athletes from all DoD service branches and five international coalition partners. Active duty and veteran wounded warriors will compete in 14 adaptive sports to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of those who serve their country. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. David Long)

An Airman inspects an EC-130H

Staff Sgt. William Urquhart, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion, inspects an EC-130H Compass Call engine during Aviation Rotation 19-2 at Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, June 13, 2019. Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system that uses noise jamming technology to disrupt enemy command and control communications and deny time-critical adversary coordination essential for enemy force management. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

A biomedical equipment technician removes water from a flooded inflatable air shelter

Airman 1st Class Geoffrey Elungata, a biomedical equipment technician assigned to the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, removes water from a flooded inflatable air shelter at the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation Tri-State Innovative Readiness Training 2019 site in Sikeston, Mo., June 16, 2019. A strong thunderstorm flooded the inflatable air shelter in which the service members were operating a temporary medical clinic. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Jonathan W. Padish)

Honor Guard program manager grips a folded flag

Staff Sgt. Alonzo Clark, 319th Air Base Wing Honor Guard program manager, grips a folded flag of the United States of America to his chest June 5, 2019, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Clark manages the small, eight-person team of Airmen on base, which has regional responsibility of 153,000 square-miles including: North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. Becoming a guardsman is an earned position of honor and duty, reserved only for members who strive to preserve the Air Force heritage. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elora J. Martinez)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II performs a maneuver during RED-FLAG-Alaska

An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 51st Fighter Wing performs a maneuver during RED-FLAG-Alaska 19-2 over the Yukon Training Area, Alaska, June 14, 2019. RED-FLAG-Alaska serves as an ideal platform for improving interoperability as the exercise has a long history of including U.S. and international partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaac Johnson)

Children tour an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter

Children tour an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a redeployment ceremony, June 14, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 41st Rescue Squadron and 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron returned from a deployment in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa. Reintegration events like these afford families the opportunity to celebrate their loved ones return surrounded by other families doing the same. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Janiqua P. Robinson)

The Aeroshell AT-6 Texan Aerobatic Team performs during the Wings over Whiteman Air and Space Show

The Aeroshell AT-6 Texan Aerobatic Team performs during the Wings over Whiteman Air and Space Show at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., June 15, 2019. Wings over Whiteman featured more than 50 displays and demonstrations including performances by the U.S. Army Golden Knights, Air Combat Command's A-10 Thunderbolt II and F-22 Raptor demonstration teams. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Missy Sterling)

Cadets after a successful landing

Cadets participating in the Airmanship 490 program walk together after a successful landing, June 14, 2019 at the U.S. Air Force Academy airfield. AM-490, Basic Freefall Parachuting, is a training program where cadets must complete five parachute jumps to earn their jump wings following nearly 40 hours of ground training. It is the only certified program in the world where the student’s very first jump is an unassisted freefall. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

Three Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons

Three Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, fly in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex beside a KC-135 Stratotanker while conducting a mission during RED-FLAG-Alaska 19-2, June 17, 2019. The 18th AGRS prepares combat Air Force, joint and allied aircrews through challenging, realistic threat replication, training, test support, academics and feedback. RED-FLAG-Alaska is a Pacific Air Forces sponsored exercise which tests joint and international participants to execute multi-domain operations in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

An Airman checks his oxygen levels on a C-130 Hercules

Senior Airman Jonathan Cummins, 700th Airlift Squadron flight engineer, checks his oxygen levels on a C-130 Hercules before RED-FLAG-Alaska 19-2 near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 19, 2019. RED-FLAG-Alaska is an annual U.S. Pacific Air Forces field training exercise for U.S. and allied partners to practice combat readiness in a controlled environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz)

An F-16 jet Fighting Falcon engine in max power during a test

Airmen from 2nd Audiovisual Squadron film an F-16 jet Fighting Falcon engine in max power during a test in the 576th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s hush house engine facility at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 5, 2019. The shop is responsible for performing organizational level maintenance on more than 200 engines per year. The shop’s maintenance tasks include engine inspections, external engine component removal and replacement, repairs and troubleshooting during flightline and test cell operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alex R. Lloyd)

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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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