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Buffs and Extenders: The Strike Eagle perspective

A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender during a bomber task force mission over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 27, 2021. The bomber deployment underscores the U.S. military's commitment to regional security and demonstrates a unique ability to rapidly deploy on short notice. The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes of up to 50,000 feet and provides the United States with a global strike capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

CMSAF visits Team Moody, attends HH-60W Jolly Green II unveiling

Dr. Lucy Greene, Moody Air Force Base Support Committee greets Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass, Jan. 23, 2021, at Moody AFB, Ga. Bass visited Moody AFB to witness the HH-60W Jolly Green II unveiling ceremony and experience the culture of Moody AFB through leadership discussions with diverse organizations and squadron visits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Megan Estrada)

B-2 Spirits Arrive at Red Flag 21-1

A B-2 Spirit assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., sits on the flightline at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 23, 2021. The 509th BW is participating with Air Force Global Strike Command as the lead wing for exercise Red Flag 21-1. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Thomas Cox)

180FW Airmen Return from Deployment

Staff Sgt. Alex Lannucci, a crew chief assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, embraces a loved one after returning home from an overseas deployment, Jan. 26, 2020, in Swanton, Ohio. Approximately 300 180th FW Airmen returned home from a three-month deployment to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Resolute Support. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Hope Geiger)

176th Wing Airman participate in Noble Defender exercise

Aircrew from the 210th Rescue Squadron land in their HH-60G Pave Hawk during combat search and rescue training in south-central Alaska, Jan. 21, 2021. The training included locating and evacuating a simulated downed pilot as part of Operation Noble Defender, a North American Air Defense Command Arctic air defense operation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Kelly Willett)

U.S. Air Force Academy Track and Field Air Force Invitational 2021

Air Force Academy cadet La'Akea Aiu competes in the 60-meter hurdles during the Air Force Invitational at the Cadet Field House at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 22, 2021. The men and women’s team won a collective five first-place finishes including the men's team title. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

KC-10 fuels bomber mission

An F-15E Strike Eagle flies in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Jan. 27, 2021. The F-15E 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 defend and deter against potential aggression. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Carnes)

Osan FD Practices Fire Training in Real-World Structure

U.S. Air Force firefighters assigned to the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron aid in concealing a self-ignited fire at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Jan. 21, 2021. Due to Osan AB’s current dorm divestment project, the fire department and other various units are able to use this structure for real-world training, including igniting fires in the building. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

Python Ops refuels HC-130J

An HC-130J departs after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 20th, 2021. The mission of the HC-130J is to rapidly deploy to execute combatant commander-directed recovery operations to austere airfields and denied territory for expeditionary, all-weather personnel recovery operations to include airdrop, airland, helicopter air-to-air refueling, and forward area ground refueling missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Taylor Harrison)

B-52 Stratofortresses fly in formation with U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, Saudi Royal Air Force fighter jets, and U.S. Navy F/A-18 Hornets
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A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., flies in formation with two F-15E Strike Eagles over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 27, 2021. The B-52 is long-range, heavy bomber that is capable of flying at high subsonic speeds at altitudes of up to 50,000 feet and can carry nuclear or precision-guided conventional ordnance with global reach precision navigation capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Roslyn Ward)

COVID-19 vaccine arrives at SJAFB
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Staff Sgt. Maria Monzi, a 4th Medical Readiness Squadron medical technician, places a red cross around the arm of Staff Sgt. Candice Stafford, a 4th Healthcare Operation Squadron medical technician, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., Jan. 15, 2021. Monzi and Stafford participated in immunizing Airmen and civilians with the COVID-19 vaccine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kimberly Barrera)

Coming and Going at Nellis AFB
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron, takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 7, 2021. The 64th AGRS’s primary mission is to prepare the combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories with challenging and realistic threat replication, training, academics and feedback. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman Thomas Cox)

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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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