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Total Force Airmen demonstrate Alaskan airpower

An E-3 Sentry and F-22 Raptors assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, conduct a formation flight May 5, 2020. The aircraft were part of a demonstration of airpower and consisted of active duty, Guard and Reserve components. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerilyn Quintanilla)

Negatively Pressurized Conex undergoes in-flight testing

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein listens to a brief by Lt. Col. Paul Hendrickson, Agile Combat Support Directorate's Air Force Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Systems Branch materiel leader, on the rapid acquisition process and functional capabilities of a negatively-pressurized conex prototype at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., April 30, 2020. The NPC was developed and designed to fit inside both C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III aircraft to enable safe transport of up to 28 passengers, as well as teams of medical professionals to medical facilities around the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Drzazgowski)

Kentucky Air Guard flies over the commonwealth during Operation American Resolve

A Kentucky Air National Guard C-130 Hercules flies over the state as part of Operation American Resolve, May 1, 2020. The 123rd Airlift Wing sent two C-130s for the aerial demonstration as a nationwide salute to all those supporting COVID-19 response efforts. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Phil Speck)

436th Legal Office maintains mission despite COVID-19

Staff Sgt. Tanea Resto, 436th Airlift Wing legal office noncommissioned officer in charge of military justice, stamps a document during an appointment, May 1, 2020, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Though most legal office functions have shifted to teleworking, some appointments require in-person signatures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Harding)

386th Air Expeditionary Wing Conducts RADR Exercise

Senior Airman Zaldy Edjan, 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron water fuel systems maintenance technician, shovels dirt from a wheel saw during rapid airfield damage recovery, or RADR, training at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, May 1, 2020. RADR training teaches Airmen how to rebuild a damaged runway after an attack in a short amount of time to get planes back in the air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

Flightline sunrise

Airmen assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing tow an F-15E Strike Eagle April 15, 2020, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The F-15E is an extremely maneuverable tactical fighter designed for the Air Force to establish air superiority on the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson)

Rican 68 Remembrance Ceremony

Airmen with the 156th Wing, Puerto Rico Air National Guard, place wreaths at the Rican 68 monument at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, May 2, 2020. The ceremony was in honor of the nine Airmen who passed away when their C-130 Hercules crashed in Savannah, Ga., May 2, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Caycee Watson)

N.D. National Guard continues COVID-19 testing efforts

Staff Sgt. Misty Poitra and Senior Airman Chris Cornette, 119th Medical Group, collect throat swabs during voluntary COVID-19 rapid drive-thru testing for members of the community while North Dakota Army National Guard Soldiers gather test-subject data in the parking lot of the FargoDome in Fargo, N.D., May 3, 2020. The guardsmen partnered with the N.D. Department of Health and other civilian agencies in the mass-testing efforts of community volunteers. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Chief Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)

ASAB Flightline Operations

Staff Sgt. Alexis Barron, 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial porter, prepares to load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, May 2, 2020. The 386th AEW is responsible for delivering decisive combat power and theater support for U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Isaiah J. Soliz)

B-1B Lacer conduct training in East China Sea

A 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron B-1B Lancer flies over the East China Sea, May 6, 2020, during a training mission. The 9th EBS is deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as part of a Bomber Task Force supporting Pacific Air Forces’ strategic deterrence missions and commitment to the security and stability of the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman River Bruce)

Senior Airman checks tire air pressure on a C-17

Senior Airman Zachary Anderson, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, checks the air pressure of a tire on a C-17 Globemaster III at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., May 6, 2020. Crew chiefs routinely inspect and service the aircraft to ensure mission and operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Launch Flyovers for Baltimore, D.C. Atlanta COVID-19 Responders

Airmen with the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, Thunderbirds, prepare for takeoff to conduct a series of flyovers honoring Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta COVID-19 responders and essential workers, May 2, 2020. The flyovers were part of America Strong, a collaborative salute from the Air Force and Navy to recognize healthcare workers, first responders, military and other essential personnel while standing in solidarity with all Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Ray Geoffroy)


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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