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Airmen prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon for takeoff

Airmen prepare a 555th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon for takeoff from Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 28, 2019. The 555th FS deployed in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb House)

A military training instructor presents an Airman's coin

A military training instructor, center right, presents an Airman's coin to one of his newly graduated trainees during the coin ceremony and retreat on Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 17, 2019. The coin ceremony and retreat is the first time trainees are called Airmen and the first day in eight weeks they are able to see their families and friends. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 107th Fighter Squadron

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft assigned to the 107th Fighter Squadron, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., supports Joint Terminal Attack Controllers from the Latvian National Armed Forces as they conduct close air support training at Grayling Aerial Gunnery Range in Waters, Mich., Oct. 29, 2019. Michigan and Latvia have been linked under the U.S. National Guard Bureau's State Partnership Program since 1993. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Cessna)

Airmen take a lunch break

Airmen from the 60th Civil Engineering Squadron take a lunch break at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 28, 2019. These Airmen are electricians and maintain the 394 fire alarms systems across the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Nicholas Pilch)

The Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Mission 5 successfully landed

The Air Force’s X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Mission 5 successfully landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility, Fla., Oct. 27, 2019. The X-37B OTV is an experimental test program used to demonstrate technologies for a reliable, reusable, unmanned space test platform for the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

Flight line security patrol the flight line

Airman Felicity Richards, left, 48th Security Forces Squadron, and Senior Airman Alex Katsigiannis, 2nd Security Forces Squadron flight line security, patrol the flight line at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Oct. 21, 2019, during the Bomber Task Force Europe 20-1 deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Philip Bryant)

Two F-22 Raptors fly in formation

Two F-22 Raptors fly in formation with a C-17 Globemaster III following a personnel airdrop training mission on the northern side of Oahu, Hawaii, Oct. 17, 2019. Training events like this ensure units are able to operate cohesively and employ combat airpower across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather R. Redman)

A fleet of B-1B Lancers

Maintainers from the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., ready a fleet of B-1B Lancers for flight in support of a Bomber Task Force mission in the U.S. Central Command area of operations, Oct. 24, 2019. The Bomber Task Force mission allows the U.S. and regional partner nations’ militaries to train and work together to strengthen military-to-military relationships, promote regional security, improve combined tactical air operations and enhance interoperability of forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John C. B. Ennis)

Air Force pilots conduct instructor pilot training in a T-38C Talon

Maj. Joe Calcitrai, 39th Flying Training Squadron pilot, and Lt. Col. Josh Lechowick,19th Air Force pilot, conduct instructor pilot training in a T-38C Talon over a military operations area in southern Texas, Oct. 23, 2019. The 560th Flying Training Squadron qualifies pilots from various airframes as instructor pilots in the T-38 aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

USAF “Thunderbirds” perform
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The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform at the Guardians of Freedom Air Show at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 26, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

Weapons system officer exits a USAF F-15E Strike Eagle
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First Lt. Acosta, 494th Fighter Squadron weapons system officer, exits a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle Oct. 18, 2019, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. (The service member’s first name was omitted for security reasons.) (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Anna-kay Ellis)

A pilot does a preflight inspection on a B-52H Stratofortress
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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Kevan Thomas, a pilot assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron, does a preflight inspection on a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress during Bomber Task Force Europe 20-1, Oct. 23, 2019, at RAF Fairford, England. This deployment allows Aircrews and support personnel to conduct theater integration and to improve bomber interoperability with joint partners and allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Duncan C. Bevan)

A C-130 Hercules flies during an aerial spray operation.
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A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 757th Airlift Squadron flies over the Utah Test and Training Range, Oct. 24, 2019, during an aerial spray operation. The aircraft sprayed invasive vegetation to establish new and expand existing firebreaks on the range in areas inaccessible to work crews due to unexploded ordnance hazards. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

A B-2 Spirit sits on the flight line
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A 509th Bomb Wing B-2 Spirit sits on the flightline at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Oct. 24, 2019. The B-2 Spirit is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Barley)

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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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