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A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft conduct a combat air patrol mission

A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft conducts a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 21, 2019. The A-10 provides coalition forces with close air support and precision-strike capacity for targeting enemy revenue sources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Airmen honor former prisoners of war and those missing in action

Airmen from the 56th Maintenance Group honor former prisoners of war and those listed as missing in action during a 24-hour vigil run at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2019. During the event, Airmen ran for the 24-hour period while holding a POW/MIA flag as part of National POW/MIA Recognition Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Wongwai)

CMSAF greets Senior Airman and Military Working Horse

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright greets Senior Airman Michael Terrazas, 30th Security Forces conservation patrolman, and Military Working Horse Duke at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 25, 2019. The 30th SFS MWH law enforcement unit is the only equine patrol unit within the Defense Department and is one of four conservation units in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

A C-130J Super Hercules during exercise Mobility Guardian 2019

A C-130J Super Hercules aircrew member, boards the aircraft during exercise Mobility Guardian 2019 at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., Sept. 18, 2019. Through robust and relevant training, Mobility Guardian improves the readiness and capabilities of mobility Airmen to deliver rapid global mobility and builds a more lethal and ready Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Tech.Sgt. conducts post-flight operations

Tech. Sgt. Spencer Magers, 79th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group maintainer, conducts post-flight operations during exercise Saber Junction 2019, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 18, 2019. Saber Junction, an exercise involving nearly 5,400 participants from 16 allies, partner nations and the U.S. Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas, is designed to assess the readiness of the Army's 173rd Infantry Airborne Brigade to execute land operations in a joint, combined environment and to promote interoperability with participating allies and partner nations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Alexis Wade)

An Airman stands at attention in front of the POW/MIA Memorial

An Airman stands at attention in front of the POW/MIA Memorial at Heritage Park on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., Sept. 20, 2019. During the 24-hour vigil, Airmen took turns standing at the memorial, honoring service members who were imprisoned and remain missing in action. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening)

Fire operation technicians observe a controlled fire

Mike Rivera and Alex Duncan, Vandenberg Wildland Support Module fire operation technicians, observe a controlled fire at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 18, 2019. The Vandenberg Fire Department and “Hotshots” team conducted a prescribed burn of grassland and coastal sage scrub. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aubree Milks)

Runners participate in the 2019 Air Force Marathon 5K Race

Runners participate in the 2019 Air Force Marathon 5K Race at Wright State University in Fairbon, Ohio, Sept. 20, 2019. More than 12,700 runners and 2,600 volunteers from all 50 states and 15 different countries came out to run in the race’s 23rd year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michelle Gigante)

Col. exits an MC-130H Combat Talon II during his final military free-fall jump

Col. Spencer Cocanour, 24th Special Operations Wing former acting commander, exits an MC-130H Combat Talon II during his final military free-fall jump at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 20, 2019. Cocanour is retiring after 24 years of service. The 24th SOW is U.S. Special Operations Command’s tactical air-to-ground integration force and the Air Force’s only special operations ground force, leading global access, precision strike, personnel recovery and battlefield surgery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rose Gudex)

An F-15C Eagle flies near the wing of a KC-135 Stratotanker
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An F-15C Eagle flies near the wing of a 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat air patrol mission over an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)

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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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