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An A-10 Thunderbolt II sits on the flight line

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, sits on the flight line at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 22, 2019, during exercise Northern Strike 19. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson)

CSAF administers the oath of enlistment to Air Force recruits

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein administers the oath of enlistment to a group of Air Force recruits during a Heritage to Horizons concert in honor of military and veteran service organizations at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., July 26, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Adrian Cadiz)

A SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-18 rocket launches

A SpaceX Falcon 9 CRS-18 rocket launches July 25, 2019, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The CRS-18 is the latest mission in the Commercial Resupply Services program, which transports thousands of pounds of cargo and supplies to resupply the International Space Station. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dalton Williams)

Security forces specialist walks the flight line

Tech. Sgt. Hai Spletstoser, a 116th Security Forces Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, security forces specialist, walks the flight line at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center, Mich., July 22, 2019, during exercise Northern Strike 19. Northern Strike 19 is a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise uniting service members from more than 20 states, multiple service branches, and seven coalition countries. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Scott Thompson)

An F-22 flies a twilight demonstration

Maj. Paul Lopez, F-22 Demonstration Team commander, flies a twilight demonstration during EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., July 28, 2019. Founded in 2007, the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team showcases the unique capabilities of the world's premier fifth-generation fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Samuel Eckholm)

A C-130H Hercules lands on a dirt runway

A C-130H Hercules assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing, Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., lands on a dirt runway after performing an airdrop during exercise Sentry Storm 19, July 23, 2019, at Camp Branch Drop Zone, Logan County, W.Va. Sentry Storm is a West Virginia National Guard-led joint exercise involving 15 separate military and civilian organizations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. De-Juan Haley)

An C-17A Globemaster III during an aerial refueling

Lt. Col. Bryan Ferrari, 16th Airlift Squadron pilot, assigned to Joint Base Charleston, S.C., pilots a C-17A Globemaster III during an aerial refueling, July 25, 2019. Aircrew members from the 16th AS maintain their flight currency by flying frequent, local missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie I. Lee)

Five F-35A Lightning IIs line up before taking off

Five F-35A Lightning IIs assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing line up before taking off at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 27, 2019. Luke AFB has 100 F-35s currently assigned, as the Air Force's largest fighter training base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

Senior Airman helps child operate a fire hose during Youth Fair

Senior Airman Isaiah Raiano, 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, helps a child operate a fire hose during the Summer Youth Fair at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., July 25, 2019. Approximately 100 children from across Fairchild AFB participated in the fair. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lawrence Sena)

F-15E Strike Eagle takes off
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A 494th Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle takes off for a familiarization flight for a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, July 26, 2019. The cadets are participating in Operation Air Force, a two-week program in which they are able to see and experience the Air Force mission being accomplished. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

Specialist performs a fluorescent-penetrant inspection on an aircraft part
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Staff Sgt. Efren Vaquera, a 1st Special Operations Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection specialist, performs a fluorescent-penetrant inspection on an aircraft part at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 19, 2019. Fluorescent penetrants cause extremely small cracks in aircraft parts to become visible under a black light. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Caleb Pavao)

An MQ-9 Reaper flies over Training Range
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An MQ-9 Reaper, piloted from the ground by Maj. Stevo, MQ-9 instructor pilot, flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range, July 15, 2019. Remotely piloted aircraft Airmen are responsible for providing dominant, persistent attack capabilities for the U.S. and its allies across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Haley Stevens)

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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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