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Raptor Soars Over Stuart

Maj. Josh Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander, lands in preparation for a performance in Stuart, Fla., Nov. 7, 2020. The F-22 Demo Team travels to air shows worldwide to showcase the unique performance and capabilities of the world's premier 5th-generation stealth fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Sam Eckholm)

Secretary Barrett Visits Selfridge

Michigan Air National Guard leaders brief Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett on the 30mm Gatling-style weapon system of an A-10 Thunderbolt II during a visit to Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Nov. 6, 2020. Barrett visited Selfridge to award Maj. Brett DeVries, 107th Fighter Squadron A-10 pilot, the Distinguished Flying Cross for superior aerial achievement for successfully landing a damaged A-10 during a 2017 training flight over northern Michigan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan Heaton)

Strike Eagle's stay postured

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron takes off from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, during routine training Nov. 3, 2020. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night and in all weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madeline Herzog)

Keesler hosts final BMT graduation ceremony

Tech. Sgt. Tyler Crawford, 37th Training Wing Detachment 5 military training instructor, and graduating basic military training trainees stand in formation on the Levitow Training Support Facility drill pad during the final BMT graduation ceremony at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., Nov. 6, 2020. Eighteen flights and 939 Airmen graduated throughout the duration of BMT training at Keesler AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

CV-22 Osprey U.S. Air Force Academy Flyover

A CV-22 Osprey assigned to Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., flies over the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 6, 2020. The CV-22 is equipped with integrated threat countermeasures, terrain-following radar, forward-looking infrared sensor and other systems that allow it to operate in various austere conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

Mobility exercise Tropic Tempest

Airmen assigned to the 15th Wing participate in exercise Tropic Tempest at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Nov. 6, 2020. Tropic Tempest demonstrated the Airmen’s ability to sustain 15th Wing operations through the COVID-19 pandemic. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

Air Commandos, NATO allies conduct a combined readiness exercise in Baltic Sea region

A U.S Air Force MC-130J Commando II assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing is parked on the flightline in support of a combined readiness exercise at Aalborg Air Base, Denmark, Oct. 28, 2020. Multilateral Agile Combat Employment exercises within the Baltic airspace and surrounding nations are key to regional defense and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

317th Airlift Wing enhances training with VR systems

Airman Kenneth Fantauzzi, 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs maintenance tasks in a virtual reality environment at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 23, 2020. The 317th Maintenance Group seeks to save money and increase retention among maintainers by using virtual reality labs to create efficient training processes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tory Patterson)

Air Force, Moody receive first Jolly Green II

HH-60W Jolly Green IIs assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron fly near Jupiter, Fla., en route to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Nov. 5, 2020. The 23rd Wing and 347th Rescue Group leadership received the Air Force’s first two HH-60Ws to support personnel recovery missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hayden Legg)

Computerized Canines to join Team Tyndall
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An unmanned ground vehicle is tested at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 10, 2020. Tyndall AFB is one of the first military bases to implement semi-autonomous UGVs into their defense regiment to aid in reconnaissance and enhanced security patrolling operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany Price)

352 SOW, 48th FW,  NATO partners conduct reconnaissance training in Denmark
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A U.S. Air Force special tactics operator assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing surveys the area during a reconnaissance training mission at Bornholm, Denmark, supporting a combined readiness exercise at Aalborg Air Base, Nov. 4, 2020. Special operations forces adapt in contingency environments, enabling the mission to continue for a maintained and ready posture throughout the European area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher S. Sparks)

F-35 Demo Team Storms over the 2020 Stuart Air Show
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Garret Schmitz, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team commander and pilot, flies in the 2020 Stuart Show Nov. 7, 2020, in Stuart, Fla. The F-16 Demo Team performed alongside the three other Air Force single-ship jet demonstration teams, to include the F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team, the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team and the A-10 Warthog Demonstration Team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)

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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