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340th EARS refuel F-16s

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, flies alongside a KC-135R Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Aircraft Refueling Squadron, over Southwest Asia, Dec. 4, 2020. The F-16 is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft that delivers airpower to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Harrison)

SECAF presents Air Force Cross to Special Tactics Airman

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett places her hand over her heart while the audience salutes the colors during an Air Force Cross ceremony Dec. 10, 2020, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Barrett presented the medal to Staff Sgt. Alaxey Germanovich, 26th Special Tactics Squadron combat controller, for his actions during a fierce firefight in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, April 8, 2017. Germanovich’s efforts saved more than 150 friendly forces and destroyed 11 separate fighting positions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Drew Cyburt)

B-1B Lancer completes successful external release demonstration

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 419th Flight Test Squadron, 412th Test Wing, takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 4, 2020. The mission’s flight crew conducted an external release demonstration with a Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile attached to an external pylon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Gonzales)

12th Combat Training Squadron supports joint air-to-ground operations

Staff Sgt. Raymond Flores, 12th Combat Training Squadron tactical air control party Airman, talks on his radio during a Green Flag West 21-02 exercise, at Fort Irwin, Calif., Nov. 13, 2020. The 12th CTS supports up to 11 rotations of Green Flags yearly, enabling the joint task force to execute decisive operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dwane R. Young)

A-10 Thunderbolt Refuels

An A-10 Thunderbolt assigned to the 514th Flight Test Squadron peels away after receiving fuel over Idaho Nov. 25, 2020. The 514th FLTS, which has been assigned to Hill Air Force Base, Utah, since 1973, performs functional flight tests on aircraft undergoing major renovation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Danielle Charmichael)

Attack on Dec. 7 Remembrance Ceremony

Members of the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Honor Guard perform ceremonial duties at the Dec. 7 Remembrance Ceremony at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Dec. 7, 2020. The remembrance ceremony honors those who survived the historic attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941, and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, while reminding those who currently serve to remain ready for the next time our nation calls. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Anthony Nelson)

41st EECS at ADAB

A U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call assigned to the 41st Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron sits parked on the ramp at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 2, 2020. The EC-130H system employs offensive counter-information and electronic attack capabilities by disrupting enemy command and control communications and limiting adversary coordination essential for enemy force management in support of U.S. and coalition tactical air, surface, and special operations forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bryan Guthrie)

F-35 Demo Team wraps up 2020 at the Sun N' Fun Holiday Flying Festival

An F-35A Lightning ll sits in a hangar at Lakeland Linder International Airport, Lakeland, Fla., following an aerobatic routine by the F-35A Lightning ll demonstration team at the Sun 'n Fun Holiday Flying Festival, Dec. 4, 2020. The Lightning II is a stealth-capable, multi-role attack fighter designed to penetrate the most hostile areas of the world without the threat of detection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Codie Trimble)

Nova

Nova, a full white-phase Gyrfalcon and the latest member of the United States Air Force Academy’s falconry team, perches on a handler’s arm in Colorado Springs, Colo., Dec 3, 2020. The Academy has had a falconry team for more than 60 years, flying the birds at events and educating the public. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

F-15 Strike Eagles keep watch over CENTCOM
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U.S. Air Force F-15 Strike Eagles fly over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Nov. 25, 2020. The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, demonstrating U.S. Air Force Central Command's posture to compete, deter and win against state and non-state actors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Carnes)

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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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A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
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Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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