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An F-22 Raptor conducts a combat air patrol mission

An F-22 Raptor conducts a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 13, 2019. The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to rapidly project air dominance at great distances and defeat threats attempting to deny access to the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Air Force Chief of Staff delivers a State of the Air Force speech

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein delivers a State of the Air Force speech during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 17, 2019. The ASC Conference is a professional development seminar that offers the opportunity for Department of Defense personnel to participate in forums, speeches and workshops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

A C-5M Super Galaxy flies over the 2019 Thunder Over Dover Air Show

A C-5M Super Galaxy flies over the 2019 Thunder Over Dover Air Show, Sept. 14, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The event featured more than 20 aircraft static displays, as well as numerous aerial demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)

Student pilot competes in the 2019 Air Force and Inter-Service Alpha Warrior Battles

Air Force 2nd Lt. Michelle Strickland, student pilot, Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., competes in the 2019 Air Force and Inter-Service Alpha Warrior Battles, Sept. 14, 2019, at the Alpha Warrior Proving Grounds in Selma, Texas. The Air Force partnered with Alpha Warrior three years ago to deliver functional fitness training to Airmen and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)

A B-2A Spirit bomber leads a delta formation

A B-2A Spirit bomber assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing leads a delta formation consisting of two F-15C Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing and two Royal Air Force F-35B Lightning IIs as they conduct aerial operations over the North Sea, Sept. 16, 2019. The 48th Fighter Wing and the Royal Air Force routinely train with integrated fourth and fifth-generation capabilities to deliver full spectrum air combat support to European allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Airman 1st Class performs F-15E Strike Eagle pre-flight inspection

Airman 1st Class Brandon Maximovich, 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle crew chief, performs a pre-flight inspection before takeoff for exercise Agile Strike, Sept. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The 336th EFS sent two aircraft and personnel to operate missions out of Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, to challenge their flexibility at expanding tactical and strategic reach while strengthening coalition and regional partnerships in the Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility through adaptive basing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury)

A T-38C Talon during a training sortie

Maj. Dean Hall, pilot, and Lt. Col. Jared Laliberte, co-pilot, perform close-formation flying in a T-38C Talon during a training sortie over a military operations area located in East Texas, Sept. 12, 2019. The purpose of the flight was to conduct required upgrade training for the instructor pilot program. The pilots are assigned to the 560th Flying Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

Ayden Houston and Maj. Richard Stocker fly a C-130 Hercules flight simulator

Ayden Houston and Maj. Richard Stocker fly a C-130 Hercules flight simulator, the Multi-Mission Crew Trainer, after Ayden was named an honorary "pilot for a day," Sept. 15, 2019, at the 179th Airlift Wing at Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base, Mansfield, Ohio. The 164th Airlift Squadron collaborated with “A Special Wish Foundation” of Cleveland to provide Ayden with this unique experience he could share with his family who have been battling a variety of health issues with Ayden since birth. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)

A KC-10 Extender parks on the base’s flightline

A KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., parks on the base’s flightline Sept. 13, 2019. The KC-10 participated in the 2019 iteration of exercise Mobility Guardian, Air Mobility Command’s largest exercise designed to build and test the Mobility Air Force’s readiness to compete and win in contested operations against near-peer adversaries as outlined by the National Defense Strategy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)

The United States Air Force Honor Guard presents the colors at a football game
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The United States Air Force Honor Guard presents the colors at a football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., Sept. 15, 2019. The presentation of the colors serves to recognize and honor veterans and current members of the United States armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Delano Scott)

An F-15C Eagle receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker
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An F-15C Eagle receives fuel from a 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 3, 2019. The F-15C Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)

F-35A Lightning II sits on the flightline
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A 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II sits on the flightline after an early morning AIM-9X missile load at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 17, 2019. This is the first time AIM-9X missiles have been loaded onto 33rd FW F-35A Lightning IIs as part of a short notice Weapons Standardization and Evaluation Program tasking. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Amber Litteral)

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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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