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An F-15 Eagle after being refueled

An F-15 Eagle breaks away from a KC-135 Stratotanker after being refueled during Exercise Cope North 2020, Feb. 25, 2020 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Cope North is an annual trilateral field training exercise conducted at Andersen AFB and around the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie Lee)

SECAF delivers remarks during the AFA’s Air Warfare Symposium

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett delivers remarks during the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 27, 2020. The three-day event is a professional development forum that offers the opportunity for Department of Defense personnel to participate in forums, speeches, seminars and workshops with defense industry professionals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

Structural journeyman, shapes a metal rod with an abrasive wheel

Senior Airman Jason Killian, 50th Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman, shapes a metal rod with an abrasive wheel at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., Feb. 21, 2020. Structural journeymen keep the base operational by performing repairs and maintenance across the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Freestyle drill team perform during drill down

Members of the 335th Training Squadron freestyle drill team perform during the 81st Training Group drill down on the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Feb. 21, 2020. Airmen from the 81st TRG competed in a quarterly open-ranks inspection, regulation drill routine and freestyle drill routine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

A loadmaster signals to crew chiefs

A loadmaster assigned to the 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron signals to crew chiefs to remove a power cart from a C-130H Hercules during engine startup at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Feb. 20, 2020. The 779th EAS, deployed with U.S. Air Forces Central Command, is responsible for delivering cargo and passengers to U.S. and coalition forces' bases, enabling a constant presence in the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz)

CSAF and CMSAF after touring the new HH-60W combat rescue helicopter

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfien talks to Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright after touring the new HH-60W combat rescue helicopter at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 27, 2020. During the event, the HH-60W was given the name “Jolly Green II,” following the legendary tradition of the Vietnam-era HH-3E Jolly Green and HH-53 Super Jolly Green crews who pioneered the combat search and rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson)

Airman inspects internal components of a jet engine using a borescope

Airman 1st Class Cesar Batalla Rivera, 52nd Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, inspects internal components of a jet engine using a borescope at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Feb. 25, 2020. Batalla Rivera checked the engine for discrepancies, which was part of a quality-control check requiring several hours of attention to detail. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

Airmen during the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course

Airmen from the 14th Medical Group train with a medical training mannequin during the Tactical Combat Casualty Care Course at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss., Feb. 23, 2020. TCCC has become the standard of medical training proficiency for military personnel to prepare them for potential combat situations in an ongoing effort to heighten medical readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Jacobsen)

The U.S. Air Force Band of Flight, Spirit of Freedom ensemble perform

Members of the U.S. Air Force Band of Flight, Spirit of Freedom ensemble perform at the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2020. The ensemble supports military ceremonies and events year-round in addition to playing at schools, fairs, amusement parks and other community-sponsored events throughout Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth)

Crew chief services a nose landing-gear tire on a C-17 Globemaster III

Senior Airman Zachary Anderson, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, services a nose landing-gear tire on a C-17 Globemaster III at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., Feb. 26, 2020. Airmen work on the aircraft during all conditions ensuring mission and operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

A KC-135R Stratotanker refuels an E-3 Sentry

A KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 507th Air Refueling Wing refuels an E-3 Sentry from the 552nd Air Control Wing during an orientation flight at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Feb. 25, 2020. The flight gave the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center logistics community and interns from the Premier College Intern Program and PALACE Acquire Logistics Trainee Program an opportunity to learn about the 507th Air Refueling Wing's mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy)

Airmen set up a Joint Incident Site Communication Capability system

Airmen from the 255th Air Control Squadron set up a Joint Incident Site Communication Capability system for communication support in preparation for exercise Patriot South 20 at Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center, Miss., Feb. 26, 2020. Patriot South is an annual, accredited Joint National Training Capability exercise that provides a simulated natural disaster environment for units to test their response and capabilities to conduct domestic operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Wendy Kuhn)

Cadets cross the terrazzo braving winter weather

Cadets cross the terrazzo braving winter weather caused by a sudden snow squall at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 24, 2020. The Academy offers 27 majors and four minors ranging from astronautical engineering, history and military strategic studies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron takes off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Feb. 27, 2020. The 510th FS was inactivated in April 1994 and reactivated at Aviano AB July 1, 1994. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever)


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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RT @USAFCENT: USAFCENT Airmen and coalition partners are executing missions of national, regional and global importance and Exercise Desert…
In March 2019, @AFSpecOpsCmd received its first Block 30 AC-130J Ghostrider gunship. Referred to as “the ultimate b… https://t.co/V9FoDThYRQ
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.@AFGlobalStrike tackled B-1B readiness issues head-on by readying the fleet with a roadmap to recovery over a 2-yr… https://t.co/dEfZemGKbb
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Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
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A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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