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Pilots soar through the sky in T-38C Talon

Pilots from the 25th Flying Training Squadron and the 5th FTS soar through the sky in a T-38C Talon July 26, 2019 over Oklahoma. The T-38 Talon is a twin-engine, high-altitude, supersonic jet trainer used in a variety of roles across the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Crul)

Handlers allow MWDs to practice correctly subduing a suspect

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Victor Henderson, left, and Staff Sgt. Kyle Strobele, 52nd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers, conduct training with Mike, an MWD, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Aug. 1, 2019. Handlers wear protective gear to allow MWDs to practice correctly subduing a suspect with minimal injury to the handler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

An RQ-4 Global Hawk lands at Yokota Air Base

An RQ-4 Global Hawk assigned to the 69th Reconnaissance Group, Detachment 1, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, lands at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 5, 2019, for a rotational deployment. The movement maintains operations for Global Hawks during months of inclement weather endured at Andersen AFB such as typhoons and other scenarios which have the potential to hinder readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Juan Torres)

CMSAF presents a coin to a Senior Airman

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright presents a coin to Senior Airman Richard O’Rourke, 317th Airlift Wing client systems technician, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 1, 2019. Senior Airman O’Rourke was coined for excellence in his duties over the past year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class River Bruce)

A C-130 Hercules sits on the ramp

A C-130 Hercules deployed from the 120th Airlift Wing, Montana Air National Guard, sits on the ramp at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, July 29, 2019. C-130s carry cargo around the Air Force Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

Hydraulics technician assembles an elevator actuator for an A-10 Thunderbolt II

Senior Airman Joanna Escamilla, 4th Component Maintenance Squadron hydraulics technician, assembles an elevator actuator for an A-10 Thunderbolt II July 30, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. The seals on the elevator actuator are replaced as one of the final steps of the maintenance process. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria Boyton)

Cadets participate in an acceptance-day parade

U.S. Air Force Academy cadets participate in the acceptance-day parade for the Class of 2023 Aug. 6, 2019, on Stillman Field at the Air Force Academy, Colo. The ceremony marks the moment when the Class of 2023 is formally accepted into the cadet wing and receive their fourth-class cadet shoulder boards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

Pilot performs B-1 Lancer preflight checks

Capt. Mike Costello, 337th Test and Evaluation Squadron, performs B-1 Lancer preflight checks prior to take off from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 1, 2019. Aircrew brought the 53rd Wing bomber from Dyess AFB, Texas, to allow wing personnel an opportunity to see one of their geographically separated aircraft up close. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

U.S. Secretary of Defense visits Yokota Air Base

U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper shakes hands with Airmen from the 353rd Special Operations Group prior to departing Yokota Air Base, Japan, to continue his Pacific tour, Aug. 7, 2019. While in Japan, Esper met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Japanese Minister of Defense Takeshi Iwaya to discuss the partnership between the U.S. and Japan, further ensuring continued stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Gilmore)

An F-22 Raptor flies above an undisclosed location
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An F-22 Raptor out of Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker during an aerial refueling mission above an undisclosed location, Aug. 1, 2019. The F-22 Raptor from the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., is currently serving its first deployment to Al Udeid Air Base to defend American forces and interests in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski)

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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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