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NAS Oceana air show 2020 practice day

U.S. Air Force Maj. Cody Wilton, A-10 Demonstration Team pilot and commander, performs a demonstration over the flight line at Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., Sept. 18, 2020. NAS Oceana hosted a virtual airshow broadcasted through Live Air Show TV Sept. 19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine Legate)

SECAF explores MHAFB’s unique capabilities, partnerships

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett speaks with 366th Security Forces Airmen, Sept. 24, 2020, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Barrett recognized these Airmen for assisting in the apprehension of an assailant during a high speed chase that ended on base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)

U-2 Federal Lab achieves flight with Kubernetes

A U-2 Dragon Lady equipped with a U-2 Federal Lab-developed open software architecture orchestrated by Kubernetes prepares to land Sept. 22, 2020, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. The Sept. 22 flight represents the first time Kubernetes has flown on an operational major weapon system in the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luis A. Ruiz-Vazquez)

75th conducts a mission over East Africa

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Adam Puccetti, 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron pilot, flies a C-130J Super Hercules over East Africa Oct. 1, 2020. The 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron supports Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa with medical evacuations, disaster relief, humanitarian and airdrop operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Charles T. Fultz)

The Liberty Wing takes flight

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron takes off at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Oct. 6, 2020. The 48th Fighter Wing conducts routine training to enhance combat readiness and increase the tactical proficiency needed to maintain a ready force capable of ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Travis security forces revolutionize training with VR capabilities

Senior Airman Christian Reyes, 60th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, uses virtual reality training to test his reaction to a use-of-force scenario Sept. 25, 2020, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The 60th SFS training instructors at Travis AFB are able to maneuver the parameters of the VR training on the fly, giving the scenarios their students face during training an element of unpredictability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)

Air Force Football vs. Navy 2020

Air Force football debuted their 2020 edition of the Air Power Legacy Series uniforms honoring the Tuskegee Airmen Oct. 3, 2020, at the Navy vs. Air Force football game in Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Air Force defeated Navy 40-7 in their season opener extending their current winning streak to nine straight games, the longest in the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

Shaw Firefighters show their skills

Firefighters assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron climb a ladder on a fire engine at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 5, 2020. Base leadership participated in a tour and demonstrations of the fire department’s preparedness to respond to emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob Gutierrez)

SEASF Towberman visits VAFB

Chief Master Sgt. Roger A. Towberman, Space Force senior enlisted advisor, visits the 30th Medical Group at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 24, 2020. The Airmen demonstrated their COVID-19 testing capabilities, in addition to their air quality assessments, which are used as a precaution because California's wildfires have elevated the base’s Air Quality Index. (U.S. Space Force photo by Senior Airman Hanah Abercrombie)

475th EABS performs medical evacuation training exercise
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A Special Operations Command Africa Airman is lifted up to a helicopter during a medical evacuation training exercise at Camp Simba, Manda Bay, Kenya, Oct. 2, 2020. Airmen practiced utilizing the hoist in the helicopter and quick patient responding tactics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Joshua Turner)

355th MDG Airmen
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Airman 1st Class Bryan Garcia Garcia, 355th Medical Group optometry technician, poses for a photo at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 8, 2020. The 355th MDG is responsible for keeping more than 11,000 Total Force Airmen fit-to-fight, as well as supporting the local retiree population. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob T. Stephens)

Train, Fly, Rescue
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Airmen assigned to the 55th Rescue Squadron fly on an HH-60G Pave Hawk over Tucson, Ariz., Sept. 25, 2020. The crew headed to Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field to train on combat maneuvers, scenarios and rescues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)

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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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