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Tech. Sgt. de-ices an aircraft early in the morning

Tech. Sgt. Joshua Nordeen, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, de-ices an aircraft early in the morning as the sun rises in Pittsburgh, Dec. 12, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Hoover)

Santa Claus waves as he arrives in an F-16 Fighting Falcon

Santa Claus waves as he arrives in a 169th Fighter Wing F-16 Fighting Falcon at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Dec. 7, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Megan Floyd)

A pilot signals the “thumbs-up” as they taxi a C-130J Super Hercules

A pilot assigned to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., signals the “thumbs-up” as they taxi a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft during a Bomber Agile Combat Employment exercise at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Dec. 12, 2019. The exercise tested Airmen’s capabilities to travel to an austere location with minimal manning and equipment as they support the B-1B Lancer mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mercedes Porter)

Fighter Wing and Fire Department conduct decontamination procedures during a Hazardous Material Spill Response exercise

Members of the 4th Fighter Wing and the Goldsboro Fire Department, conduct decontamination procedures during a Hazardous Material Spill Response exercise, Dec. 9, 2019, in Goldsboro, N.C. The HAZMAT exercise allowed on and off base emergency response agencies to work together. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria Boyton)

Air Force Two lands

Air Force Two, carrying Vice President Mike Pence, lands at the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pittsburgh, before participating in a local campaign event, Dec. 10, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Hoover)

Airman 1st Class and AMU load crew technician work together to load a Bomb Rack Unit 61 on an MJ-1 lift truck

Airman 1st Class Mychael Perry, 334th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, and Michael Simonell, 336th AMU load crew technician, work together to load a Bomb Rack Unit 61 on an MJ-1 lift truck, Dec. 11, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. The MJ-1 is used to transport weapons and load them onto an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Kimberly Barrera)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II

An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 190th Fighter Squadron flies over Southwest Idaho, Dec. 7, 2019. Idaho and Utah Air National Guard units collaborated to support an in-flight refueling experience for spouses of Airmen from the 124th Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor Walker)

Senior Airman demonstrates K-9 bite training with MWD

Senior Airman Ryan McHone, 56th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, demonstrates K-9 bite training with MWD, Enzo, Dec. 10, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The demo showcased several 56th SFS MWDs as they maneuvered through an obstacle course, performed bite training and responded to obedience commands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

F-22 Raptors soar overhead

F-22 Raptors assigned to Hawaii Air National Guard’s 154th Wing soar overhead, Dec. 7, 2019, during the Hickam Field Dec. 7th Remembrance Ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The ceremony is held annually to commemorate those affected by the historic aerial attack that occurred at the same location in 1941. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

An Airman dressed in Mission-Oriented Protective Posture gear takes cover under a desk
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An Airman dressed in Mission-Oriented Protective Posture gear takes cover under a desk during Operation Varsity 19-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 10, 2019. During the exercise, Airmen took shelter while a simulated air strike occurred over the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

The Tyndall Spouses Club and Tyndall First Sergeants Group held a Cookie Caper event
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Samantha Laidlaw, a Tyndall Spouses Club member, bags holiday cookies with Master Sgt. Jeffery Hunter, 325th Operations Group first sergeant, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 9, 2019. The Tyndall Spouses Club and Tyndall First Sergeants Group held a Cookie Caper event, distributing hundreds of donated cookies to Airmen living in the base dormitories, and gave extra cookies to units and offices on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Magen M. Reeves)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft
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Tech. Sgt. Darren Whiteside reviews a technical order while Airman 1st Class Tom Camaj and Senior Airman Zachary Fish work on an A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Dec. 7, 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)

A C-130J Super Hercules during Operation Christmas Drop 2019
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A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, Yokota Air Base, Japan, drops a low-cost, low-altitude bundle as part of Operation Christmas Drop 2019 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Dec. 8, 2019. Operation Christmas Drop is a quadrilateral training mission designed to give C-130 crews from the U.S., Japan, Australia and New Zealand a chance to airdrop supplies on unsurveyed drop zones throughout the Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

An F-15E Strike Eagle after flight
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Murray, a 389th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, and Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Moyle, a foreign exchange weapons systems officer, taxi an F-15E Strike Eagle after flight Dec. 4, 2019, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. During the flight, Murray surpassed 3,000 total hours in the F15E; 2,000 hours as a pilot and 1,000 hours as a WSO. The subjects’ names were partially omitted for security reasons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson)

Maintainer cleans an A-10C Thunderbolt II
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A 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer cleans an A-10C Thunderbolt II canopy, Dec. 11, 2019, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. The last full moon of the decade shined over the A-10’s flightline operators who generate and exhibit air power to sustain the Korean Peninsula’s premier close air support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Greg Nash)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- 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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