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A B-2 Spirit prepares to take off

A B-2 Spirit assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., prepares to take off at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, March 20, 2020. The aircraft is deployed as part of Bomber Task Force Europe, which tests the readiness of Airmen and equipment, and their ability to operate at forward locations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Colton Elliott)

Medical technician assisting in the effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic

Airman 1st Class Rachel Tucker, 56th Medical Group medical technician, poses for a portrait March 23, 2020, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. In an effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the 56th MDG worked over the weekend to facilitate screenings. The 56th MDG is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines and working closely with Arizona health officials to decrease the impact of COVID-19 at Luke AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon performs a flyby maneuver

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 120th Fighter Squadron performs a flyby maneuver over the runway after returning from a practice alert scramble intended to enhance proficiency training for pilots and crew at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., March 31, 2020. While many members of the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, are currently under a stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 virus, there are still a number of essential personnel working to keep the mission going during this unprecedented time in our nation's history. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer)

Medical technician writes down patient information during COVID-19 testing

Staff Sgt. Maxime Copley, 86th Medical Group independent duty medical technician, writes down patient information in the Ramstein Medical Clinic’s COVID-19 screening drive-thru at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 31, 2020. The 86th MDG transformed their main parking area to expedite testing and prevent the spread of COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

F-16 Fighting Falcons parked on the flightline

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 114th Fighter Wing are parked on the flightline prior to a sortie at Joe Foss Field, Sioux Falls, S.D., March 31, 2020. The 114th FW’s mission is to deploy worldwide and execute directed tactical fighter sorties to destroy enemy forces, supplies, equipment, communications systems and installations with conventional weapons. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Duane Duimstra)

Commander conducts pre-flight checks on his aircraft

Lt. Col. Ryan Lippert, 48th Fighter Wing Operations Support Squadron commander, conducts pre-flight checks on his aircraft prior to a training sortie March 27, 2020, at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. Despite the current COVID-19 crisis, the 48th Fighter Wing’s critical mission — delivering combat air power when called upon — must continue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

Snow falls on a CV-22 Osprey

Snow falls on a CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron as it sits on the flightline March 29, 2020, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The base recorded more than 2 inches of snowfall during a 12-hour period. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Airmen and Soldiers transload newborn twins onto a C-17 Globemaster III

Pacific Air Force’s Airmen and Soldiers transload newborn twins onto a C-17 Globemaster III during an aeromedical evacuation mission, March 30, 2020, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. The infants, children of Soldiers from Camp Walker’s 188th Military Police Company, were born in Daegu’s Yeungman Medical University Medical Center in the heart of South Korea’s COVID-19 outbreak. After medical clearance from COVID-19, the twins were transported to Osan AB for a follow-on flight to Joint Base Andrews, Md., culminating in advanced care at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James L. Miller)

Tech. Sgt. points a missile-to-air cannon toward aircraft during a training

Tech. Sgt. Tyler Engle, 563rd Aerial Delivery Unit air transportation troop, points a missile-to-air cannon toward aircraft during a training event at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Ariz., March 26, 2020. Engle tried to target aircraft as an acting opposing force during a combat search and rescue training event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

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NASA’s Super Guppy arrives at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, March 22, 2020. The 179th AW is assisting the Super Guppy in transporting parts of the Orion Space Project that recently completed testing at the Glenn Research Center in Sandusky, Ohio. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)

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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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