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An Air Force F-22 Raptor

An Air Force F-22 Raptor flies during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Fairchild AFB’s role in enabling rapid global mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)

Warrior Games 2019

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Andres Rodriguez, Team Air Force athlete, cheers after a successful rally during a match at the Department of Defense Warrior Games sitting volleyball competition in Tampa, Fla., June 26, 2019. Warrior Games athletes have overcome significant physical and psychological challenges, not always visible to others and have demonstrated that life continues after becoming wounded, ill or injured. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James R. Crow)

U.S. Air Force Academy cadets stand by for another plane to land

U.S. Air Force Academy cadets stand by for another plane to land on the runway before shortly before their training flight at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., on June 24, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

Honor Guard members wait to post colors

Honor Guard members wait to post colors during the 2019 Skyfest Open House and Airshow on Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., June 22, 2019. Skyfest 2019 offered a unique view of Fairchild’s Air Force Base role in enabling rapid global mobility for the U.S. Air Force. The show featured more than 13 aerial acts and 16 static display aircraft, as well as other attractions and displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kiaundra Miller)

Fourth and fifth-generation aircraft fly in an echelon formation

U.S. Air Force fourth and fifth-generation aircraft fly in an echelon formation with a Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon in support of exercise Point Blank 19-2, over the North Sea, June 27, 2019. The objective of the exercise is to prepare coalition warfighters for a highly contested fight against near-peer adversaries by providing a multi-dimensional battle-space to conduct advanced training in support of US, UK and French national interests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Air Force Staff Sgt. races a recumbent cycle during the 2019 DoD Warrior Games

Air Force Staff Sgt. Kevin Greene races a recumbent cycle during the 2019 DoD Warrior Games in Tampa, Fla., June 26, 2019. The Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured service members and expose them to adaptive sports. Approximately 300 athletes are participating in 13 adaptive sport competitions June 21-30. The athletes represent the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command. Athletes from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands and Denmark will also compete. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel

An 18th Aggressor Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel from an 168th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during Red Flag-Alaska 19-2, June 17, 2019, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. RF-A, 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)

Members from the 700th Airlift Squadron

Members from the 700th Airlift Squadron look out the window of a C-130 Hercules during Red Flag-Alaska 19-2, near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 19, 2019. The 700th AS is one of various units, to include NATO partners, participating in exercise RF-A. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz)

Staff Sgt. hands out candy to students during Pacific Angel 19-1

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Danny Mclain, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron structural craftsman, Kadena Air Base, Japan, hands out candy to students during Pacific Angel 19-1 in Lalmonirhat, Bangladesh, June 25, 2019. These humanitarian assistance exercises build relationships between Bangladesh, the U.S. and other regional nations by promoting military-civilian-nongovernmental organization cooperation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ramon A. Adelan)

F-15C Eagle takes off during exercise Point Blank 19-2
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A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, takes off during exercise Point Blank 19-2 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, June 17, 2019. Routine multinational training exercises like Point Blank increase participating air force’s ability to integrate with other allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

A 5th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter
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Airman 1st Class Kodi Newsome, 5th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, tests his equipment at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 20, 2019. The firefighters train every day which includes gearing up, testing equipment and running drills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillon J. Audit)

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy STP-2 launches at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.
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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy STP-2 launches June 25, 2019, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The STP-2 was the first Falcon Heavy launch with an official Department of Defense mission and payload; the payload included satellites from the NASA, several universities and even the cremated remains of more than 150 humans, such as Apollo 11 astronaut, Bill Pogue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zoe Thacker)

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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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