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Battlefield Airmen jumping from a HC-130J Combat King ll

Special Warfare Airmen assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron descend after jumping from a HC-130J Combat King ll during airborne training over Malemute Drop Zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 24, 2020. The 3rd ASOS conducted the airborne training to maintain operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Valdes Montijo)

Hydraulics technician attaches a hose to the landing gear of a C-17 Globemaster III

Senior Airman Kendra Ancell, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulics technician, attaches a hose to the landing gear of a C-17 Globemaster III at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., June 20, 2020. The 911th Airlift Wing maximized the mission readiness of Airmen and aircraft while adhering to social distancing guidelines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Fritz)

A B-52H Stratofortress prepares to take off

A B-52H Stratofortress prepares to take off at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 2, 2020. The B-52s are conducting a long-range, long-duration strategic Bomber Task Force mission throughout Europe and the Arctic region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alyssa Day)

SECAF looks at a model of an F-18 Super Hornet

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett looks at a model of an F-18 Super Hornet in the Arnold Engineering Development Complex 16-foot Transonic Wind Tunnel during her visit to Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn., June 18, 2020. Also pictured is Dr. Rich Roberts, flight commander for store separation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jill Pickett)

Airmen simulate an air rescue during a training scenario

Airmen assigned to the 355th Civil Engineer Squadron simulate an air rescue during a training scenario at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 22, 2020. The unit was conducting training on Humvee convoy, land navigation, defensive fighting positions and integrated base defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)

A B-1B Lancer flies above Minot Air Force Base, N.D.

A B-1B Lancer flies above Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 22, 2020. The B-1 can travel faster than the speed of sound and carry a payload of 75,000 pounds. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jesse Jenny)

Aircraft maintenance crew chief performs a preflight inspection on an A-10C Thunderbolt II

Staff Sgt. Austin Radke, an aircraft maintenance crew chief assigned to the 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, performs a preflight inspection on an A-10C Thunderbolt II June 24, 2020, in Fort Wayne, Ind. Aircraft maintenance crew chiefs perform the checks before the first flight of the day to ensure the aircraft is in top mechanical condition. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. William Hopper)

Aircraft participate in an elephant walk

Twelve U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcons, 12 Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-35A Lightning IIs, two U.S. Navy EA-18G Growlers, a U.S. Navy C-12 Huron, two U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando IIs, and a U.S. Navy P-8 Poseidon participate in an elephant walk at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 22, 2020. The display of aircraft showcased Misawa AB’s collective readiness and ability to generate combat airpower at a moment's notice to ensure regional stability throughout the Indo-Pacific. This was Misawa AB’s first time hosting a bilateral and joint elephant walk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class China Shock)

Basic cadets from the Class of 2024 follow social-distancing precautions

Basic cadets from the Class of 2024 follow social-distancing precautions during their arrival at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25, 2020. These new steps are the first as they begin their journey to become commissioned officers in the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

F-15E Strike Eagles conduct bilateral interoperability training
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U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing conduct bilateral interoperability training with Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons over the North Sea, June 19, 2020. Interoperability training remains a symbol of the shared commitment between the Netherlands, the U.S. and NATO to maintain the continued security of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anthony Clingerman)

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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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