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Airmen parachute to their designated landing zone

Airmen assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron parachute to their designated landing zone on the airfield at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 2, 2020. The 57th RQS trains periodically to remain technically proficient in their job and to provide day or night personnel recovery operations in and out of combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsey Tucker)

Senior Master Sgt. catches a commander's coin during a ceremony

Senior Master Sgt. Desiree Spruel, 163rd Attack Wing, California Air National Guard catches a commander's coin during a ceremony at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., April 5, 2020. The coin, traditionally given via handshake as a token of gratitude, was tossed to each recipient to comply with social distancing health guidelines. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman Neil Mabini)

An HH-60W Jolly Green II sits in a frozen chamber

An HH-60W Jolly Green II sits in a frozen chamber in the McKinley Climatic Lab, March 19, 2020, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Air Force’s newest combat search and rescue helicopter and crews experienced temperature extremes from 120 to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit as well as torrential rain during the month-long testing period. The tests evaluate how the aircraft and its instrumentation, electronics and crew fare under the extreme conditions it will face during operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Members of the Illinois Air National Guard are activated to support COVID-19 relief efforts

Brig. Gen. Richard R. Neely, adjutant general of Illinois, tours the McCormick Place Convention Center in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Chicago, April 8, 2020. Approximately 60 members of the Illinois Air National Guard were activated to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to temporarily convert part of the McCormick Place Convention Center into an alternate care facility for COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms who do not require intensive care in the Chicago area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jay Grabiec)

Flight engineer conducts pre-flight checks on a C-130

Master Sgt. Ronald Bacon, 339th Flight Test Squadron C-130 Hercules flight engineer, conducts pre-flight checks on a C-130, April 2, 2020, at Robins Air Force Base, Ga. Reserve Airmen of the 413th Flight Test Group and 339th FLTS have continued to fly and support the programmed depot maintenance mission, despite the current COVID-19 epidemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jamal D. Sutter)

An F-15E Strike Eagle launches for a training sortie

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron launches for a training sortie from RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, April 6, 2020. The 494th FS conducts daily routine training to ensure the 48th Fighter Wing brings unique air combat capabilities when called upon by U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

Commander packages cloth face masks

Lt. Col. Chris Thackaberry, 62nd Operations Support Squadron commander, packages cloth face masks at the 62nd OSS aircrew flight equipment fabrication shop on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 6, 2020. The masks were distributed to Airmen who come in contact with aircrews most frequently, such as maintainers and AFE Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikayla Heineck)

RED HORSE Squadron set up a tent frame

Airmen with the 823rd RED HORSE Squadron set up a tent frame at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 3, 2020. The tents were put up to provide drive-thru COVID-19 testing at the 1st Special Operations Medical Group. RED HORSE stands for Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hailey M. Ziegler)

Inspection of an RQ-4 Global Hawk

Maj. Marc Nichols, 452nd Flight Test Squadron assistant director of operations, conducts a walk-through inspection of an RQ-4 Global Hawk remotely-piloted aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., April 6, 2020. The RQ-4’s mission is to provide a broad spectrum of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance collection capability to support joint combatant forces in worldwide peacetime, contingency and wartime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Giancarlo Casem)

Airmen walk in formation during their basic military graduation
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Airmen walk in formation during their basic military graduation, April 2, 2020, at the 331st Training Squadron’s Airman Training Complex on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Due to current world events, the graduation ceremonies are closed to the public until further notice for safety and security of the newly accessioned Airmen and their family members due to COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Johnny Saldivar)

Airmen receive instructions from COVID-19 response team
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Airmen from the 194th Wing receive instructions on the mission of Joint Task Force Steelhead, April 2, 2020, at Camp Murray, Wash. Joint Task Force Steelhead is the Washington National Guard’s COVID-19 response team. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Tim Chacon)

A C-17 Globemaster III sits on the flightline
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A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing sits on the flightline at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 5, 2020. The 305th AMW extends America's global reach by generating, mobilizing and deploying KC-10 Extender and C-17 aircraft to conduct strategic airlift and air refueling missions worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephanie Serrano)

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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