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An F-16C Fighting Falcon takes off

An F-16C Fighting Falcon assigned to the 944th Fighter Wing takes off at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz, Jan. 13, 2020. The Total Force integration of the 944th FW and 56th FW, alongside their partner-nation counterparts, produces some of the world’s greatest fighter pilots and combat-ready Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Wongwai)

U.S. Air Force Academy cadet, leaps over a hurdle during her 60m hurdle race

Ashley Cameron, a U.S. Air Force Academy cadet, leaps over a hurdle during a 60m hurdle race on Jan. 18, 2020, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The race was part of a track and field meet held at the Academy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trang Le)

Staff Sgt. evaluates Airman 1st Class as he sets up a ground-portable laser target designator

Staff Sgt. Guillermo Pacheco, Battalion Tactical Air Control Party noncommissioned officer in charge, Detachment 1, 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, evaluates Airman 1st Class Jared Best, Det. 1, 3rd ASOS TACP Airman, as he sets up a ground-portable laser target designator at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Jan. 15, 2020. Pacheco organized the three-day field training to certify tactical air control party Airmen as combat mission ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kay Magdalena Nissen)

A KC-135 Stratotanker approaches Honolulu Airport

A 128th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker approaches Honolulu Airport for a landing Jan. 17, 2020, during exercise Sentry Aloha 20-1. The KC-135s provided in-air refueling to F-15 Eagles, F-16 Fighting Falcons and F-22 Raptors as they conducted a series of dissimilar-air-combat-training missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Airman lift an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile during weapons-load competition

Members of the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s Blue Team lift an AIM-9X Sidewinder missile during the 96th Test Wing’s fourth quarter weapons-load competition, Jan. 17, 2020, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The competition tested the team's ability to load an AIM-9X and a MK-82 bomb the fastest and with the fewest mistakes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen deployed to Puerto Rico set up campsites to accommodate relief and rescue efforts

Airmen from the Ohio Air National Guard 200th RED HORSE Squadron unload pallets in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, Jan. 18, 2020. RED HORSE stands for Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers. The Airmen deployed to Puerto Rico to set up campsites to accommodate relief and rescue agencies responding to the destruction caused by recent earthquakes. (Ohio Air National Guard photo by Capt. Lou Burton)

Ten A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter aircraft

Ten A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter aircraft, flown by pilots of the 107th Fighter Squadron, depart from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Jan. 21, 2020, during the Snowbird exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Terry L. Atwell)

Pilots perform preflight operations

Capt. Adam Stahl and Maj. Jacob Predis, 758th Airlift Squadron pilots, perform preflight operations at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., Jan. 16, 2020. The flight provided vital training for aircrew members including nighttime touch-and-go practice at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

U.S. and Australian airmen worked together to loaded the aircraft with materials to aid in Australian wildfire relief

Members of the 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the Royal Australian Air Force push a pallet of fire suppressant up the ramp of an Australian C-17 Globemaster III, Jan. 16, 2020, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. U.S. and Australian airmen worked together to loaded the aircraft with materials to aid in Australian wildfire relief. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeremy Wentworth)

Senior Airman repairs a mask
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Senior Airman Brise Eble, 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, repairs a mask at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 16, 2020. AFE Airmen are charged with maintaining survival equipment used by pilots, directly supporting the Continuous Bomber Presence that routinely forward deploys aircraft in support of global strike capability and regional security for American interest and allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

Athletes run in a half-marathon at Yokota Air Base
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Athletes run in a half-marathon during the 39th annual Frostbite Run, Jan.19, 2020, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The yearly event gives runners from the local Japanese community an opportunity to run on an airfield and see U.S. Air Force aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Machiko Arita)

Airmen take the Polar Bear Plunge
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Airmen take the Polar Bear Plunge into Choctawhatchee Bay, Jan. 17, 2020, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Nearly 100 “plungers” completed the annual Resolution Run prior to their quick dip in the bay. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Military working dog handler, and MWD Fix, take a break
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Senior Airman Michael Madeira, 7th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and MWD Fix, take a break at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Jan. 21, 2020. MWDs have a diet designed for their strict training regimen, but treats are authorized. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman River Bruce)

An F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender
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An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender assigned to the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron over an undisclosed location, Jan. 13, 2020. The 908th EARS, deployed with U.S. Air Forces Central Command, is responsible for delivering fuel to U.S. and coalition forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brandon Cribelar)

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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