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A B-52H Stratofortress takes off from RAF Fairford

A B-52H Stratofortress, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., takes off from RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Oct. 14, 2019. The B-52s and Airmen from the 2nd Bomb Wing deployed to improve interoperability with the United States’ joint partners and allied nations and to conduct European theater integration. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stuart Bright)

CSAF talks with Barbara Barrett before she takes the administrative oath of office as the 25th SECAF

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein talks with Barbara Barrett before she takes the administrative oath of office as the 25th Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon, Arlington, Va., Oct. 18, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

Senior Airman participates in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive defense training

Senior Airman Amber Mullen, 178th Wing personnel, participates in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive defense training at Springfield-Beckley Air National Guard Base, Springfield, Ohio, Oct. 6, 2019. CBRNE training contributes to enhanced readiness by preparing Airmen for a variety of unique threats. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Rachel Simones)

Tech. Sgt. secures a new cable for perimeter lighting

Tech. Sgt. Guillermo Cajigas, 768th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron Power Production and Electrical Systems section lead, secures a new cable for perimeter lighting at Nigerien Air Base 101, Niamey, Niger, Oct. 10, 2019. The cable was rerouted to make way for the foundation of the base’s new gym facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

Tactical aircraft maintainers prepare to launch a CV-22B Osprey

Tactical aircraft maintainers assigned to the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., prepare to launch a CV-22B Osprey tiltrotor aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 10, 2019. The 801st SOAMXS's mission is to perform all equipment maintenance in support of worldwide special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie)

Cadet uses an immersive training device during a Pilot Training

Cadet 1st Class Cade Cavanagh uses an immersive training device during a Pilot Training Next course at the U.S. Air Force Academy airfield, Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 7, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jennifer Spradlin)

Airmen participate in search and recovery training

Airmen assigned to the 673rd Air Base Wing participate in search and recovery training during exercise Polar Force 20-1 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Oct. 9, 2019. Designed to test JB Elendorf-Richardson’s mission readiness, Polar Force 20-1 is a two-week exercise that hones Airmen’s skills and experience when facing adverse situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Farnsworth)

U.S. Air Forces in Europe Ambassadors Jazz Band commander and conductor, directs a concert with the USAFE Band

Lt. Col. Cristina Moore Urrutia, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Ambassadors Jazz Band commander and conductor, directs a concert with the USAFE Band, Lviv Opera Chamber Orchestra and Ukrainian National Presidential Orchestra at the Lviv National Opera, Lviv, Ukraine, Oct. 9, 2019. The USAFE Band’s Music of Freedom tour traveled to six cities in central and western Ukraine, celebrating the shared spirit of freedom and enduring partnership between U.S. and Ukrainian armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Zima)

Airmen provide airlift and airdrop support for the Army’s joint force exercise Arctic Anvil,

Tech. Sgt. Joel Wilson, left, and Master Sgt. Doug Otten, right, 815th Airlift Squadron loadmasters, watch the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules open prior to an airdrop over Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., Oct. 2, 2019. The 815th AS, with the 327th AS, provided airlift and airdrop support for the Army’s joint force exercise Arctic Anvil, Oct. 1-6, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Carranza)

Senior Airman ensures the cap on a BDU-50 is secure
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Senior Airman Emily Murphy, 2nd Munitions Squadron munitions inspector, ensures the cap on a BDU-50 is secure at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Oct. 16, 2019. Bomber Task Force Europe 20-1 is a deployment of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 2nd Bomb Wing to conduct theater integration and to improve bomber interoperability with joint partners and allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stuart Bright)

Airmen conducted an aeromedical evacuation on a C-17 Globemaster III
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Airmen from the 315th Airlift Wing conducted an aeromedical evacuation and proficiency sortie mission on a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Oct. 6, 2019. The C-17 is capable of multiple configurations for rapid mobility mission employment anywhere around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

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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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