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A B-2A Spirit bomber conducts aerial operations

A B-2A Spirit bomber assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing conducts aerial operations in support of Bomber Task Force Europe 20-2 over the North Sea March 12, 2020. Bomber missions enable aircrews to maintain a high state of readiness and proficiency and validate U.S. global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)

U.S. Air Force Academy wrestler celebrates winning

U.S. Air Force Academy wrestler, Cody Surratt, celebrates winning the match against his University of Northern Colorado competitor, Feb. 23, 2020, during the final dual meet of the 2020 season at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

Airmen carry a simulated casualty during a medical evacuation exercise

Airmen from the 354th Security Forces Squadron carry a simulated casualty during a medical evacuation exercise at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Feb. 26, 2020. The SFS personnel simulated taking small-arms fire and evacuating casualties to a UH-60 Blackhawk assigned to the Army 1-52D General Support Aviation Battalion. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

A B-52 Stratofortress takes off

A B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., at the beginning of Red Flag 20-2, March 9, 2020. The exercise is conducted over the 2.9 million square acres of Nevada Test and Training Range that allows combat air forces to prepare for future threats in realistic combat scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Philip Bryant)

Senior Airman participates in the new Army Combat Fitness Test

Senior Airman Travis Ross, a member of the 147th Air Support Operations Squadron, participates in the new Army Combat Fitness Test during the Texas Military Department’s 2020 Best Warrior Competition, March 4, 2020, at Camp Swift, Texas. The competition brings together Soldiers and Airmen from Chile, Czech Republic, the Texas State Guard, Texas Air Guard and Texas Army National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Agustin G. Salazar)

Loadmaster is checked for contamination during a large-scale readiness exercise

Tech. Sgt. Thomas Buckley, 118th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, is checked for contamination on his aircrew eye and respiratory protection system equipment during a large-scale readiness exercise at Bradley Air National Guard Base, East Granby, Conn., March 5, 2020. The exercise tested the 103rd Airlift Wing’s ability to deploy to and sustain in a contested environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Steven Tucker)

F-15E Strike Eagles prepare to receive fuel

U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, prepare to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, during exercise Valiant Liberty off the coast of England, March 5, 2020. Valiant Liberty is an agile combat employment exercise which allows U.S. and allied forces to deter, defend and win across the spectrum of conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

SECAF speaks with base leadership at the commissary at Minot Air Force Base

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett speaks with base leadership at the commissary at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., March 5, 2020. While visiting Minot AFB, Barrett toured downtown Minot and took the opportunity to answer questions from military families while hosting focus groups at the 5th Bomb Wing headquarters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josh W. Strickland)

F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot flies during an air show

Capt. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies during an air show demonstration practice March 5, 2020, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The team will make its first of 20 appearances at the Yuma Air Show, March 13-14, 2020, at Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Master Sgt. loads magazines during "shoot, move and communicate" drills
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Master Sgt. Aaron Palmerton, a member of the 110th Security Forces Squadron, loads magazines during "shoot, move and communicate" drills at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Mich., March 7, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Gary Leonard)

Services specialists are evaluated for the Air National Guard’s Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth Disney Award
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Services specialists assigned to the 139th Services Flight, Missouri Air National Guard, season fish at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., March 7, 2020. The unit was being evaluated for the Air National Guard’s Senior Master Sgt. Kenneth Disney Award. The award is given to a unit for their outstanding performance in overall dining facility experience and food service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Michael Crane)

An LC-130 sits on the ski-landing area on the sea ice
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An LC-130 from the 109th Airlift Wing sits on the ski-landing area on the sea ice near Deadhorse, Alaska, to receive cargo during the Camp Rockwell pack-out, March 3, 2020, during exercise Arctic Eagle 2020. The 109th AW participated in the exercise, building a runway in the snow to showcase the LC-130’s ability to access remote polar environments. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt Christopher DuMond)

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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