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Assistant SECAF visits Beale AFB

Capt. David Cotter, 1st Reconnaissance Squadron U-2 Dragon Lady pilot, sits in the cockpit at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020. Not pictured, in the back seat, sits Dr. Will Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. During the base visit, Dr. Roper emphasized the need for rapid, enterprise-wide deployment of digital engineering, open architecture and agile software development as the Air Force accelerates critical modernization efforts. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dakota C. LeGrand)

CMSAF visits Air Commandos, tours 1st SOW aircraft

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass speaks with air commandos assigned to the 1st Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 20, 2020. The air commandos briefed Bass on the capabilities of 1st SOW aircraft and how they are employed to accomplish Air Force Special Operations Command missions any time, any place. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Pick)

512th Airlift Wing hosts 4th Air Force leadership

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Pennington, Fourth Air Force commander, fist bumps two 512th Security Forces Squadron defenders after completing Military Operations in Urban Terrain Training, or MOUT, at the Tactics and Leadership Nexus at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Oct. 17, 2020. Pennington and Chief Master Sgt. Cynthia Villa, Fourth Air Force command chief, visited the 512th Airlift Wing during the October Unit Training Assembly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

KC-135 refuels F-16s

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon flies over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Oct. 14, 2020. The F-16 is a compact, multirole fighter aircraft that has proven itself in both air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan C. Bevan)

2nd AVS works with 366th SFS

Senior Airman Hailey Goetz, 366th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, picks up MWD Harry, 366th SFS, in a rescue-position hold at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Oct. 1, 2020. Trainers practice this hold to familiarize the dog if they must be picked up during a rescue in a real-world scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew Kobialka)

Air Policing critical to Arctic strategy

U.S. Air Force F-15C/D Eagles, assigned to the 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, conduct a routine aerial mission in support of NATO Air Police operations at Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Oct. 20, 2020. Operations and exercises like the NATO Air Police mission, uphold international rule-based order, and maintain a steadfast layer of collective defense for all allied Arctic members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)

JTACs integrate with 16th Weapons Squadron in close-air support exercise

Joint terminal attack controllers climb a hill on the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev. Oct. 8, 2020. The NTTR provides warfighters a flexible, realistic and multi-dimensional battlespace to conduct testing, tactics, development and advanced training in support of U.S. national interests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dwane R. Young)

FalconSat X

Cadet First Class Amanda Beach and Cadet First Class Cole Turner fasten a solar array substrate to the FalconSat X structural engineering model at the Department of Astronautics at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo. Oct. 15, 2020. The FalconSAT program serves as an academic platform for an array of aerospace industry and Defense Department experiments. Cadets design spacecraft and integrate payloads in the Space Systems Research Center with faculty support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

Exercise WestPac Rumrunner III

A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels F-16 Fighting Falcons and an F-15C Eagle while participating in exercise Westpac Rumrunner out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 16, 2020. The 18th Wing executed the third iteration of WestPac Rumrunner with joint partners with a focus on improved interoperability and fine-tuning of agile combat employment concepts. ACE enables forces to operate from locations with varying levels of capacity and support, ensuring multi-functional Airmen are postured in a position of advantage to generate combat power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel E. Fernandez)

U.S. Air Force celebrates RAAF partnership with commemoration flight over Arizona
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A U.S. Air Force and a Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., fly in formation during a commemoration flight Oct. 8, 2020, over Bagdad, Ariz. The event celebrated the partnership between the RAAF and U.S. Air Force in their joint efforts training the world’s most capable fighter pilots at Luke AFB. The flight marked the final sortie between the two nations before Luke AFB’s Australian partners departed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander Cook)

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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