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350th EARS provides fuel to F-15

An F-15E Strike Eagle departs after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 350th Expeditionary Aircraft Refueling Squadron, during an in-flight refueling mission over Southwest Asia, Feb. 1, 2021. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Green Mountain Boys train at Tyndall AFB

Staff Sgt. Joe Payea, Vermont Air National Guard, prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning II during training at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 21, 2021. More than 150 Vermont Air National Guard Airmen participated in the two-week training event to validate and verify F-35 weapon systems. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Michael Davis)

F-22 night flying

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 325th Fighter Wing undergoes pre-flight checks at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 28, 2021. Student pilots were conducting night-flying training to familiarize themselves with low-light operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stefan Alvarez)

U.S. Air Force Academy Drill and Ceremonies Training Feb. 2021

Master Sgt. Adam Antonioli, a military training instructor, demonstrates proper form to cadet guidon bearers during drill and ceremonies training, Feb. 1, 2021, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Early last year, MTIs returned to the Academy for the first time in nearly a decade to help standardize cadet cadre training methods and to mentor cadets in all aspects of military discipline. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

906th Air Refueling Squadron refuels the ‘Red Team’ during Red Flag 21-1 at Nellis

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., Feb. 1, 2021. The F-16 was designed as an air superiority day fighter, then evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Zachary Rufus)

GA Air National Guardsmen Support the 59th Presidential Inauguration

Airmen assigned to the Georgia National Guard’s 165th and 116th Security Forces Squadrons bow their heads during prayer while observing the 59th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2021. At least 25,000 National Guard men and women have been authorized to conduct security, communication and logistical missions in support of federal and District authorities leading up and through the inauguration. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Caila Arahood)

Sunset Over Red-Flag 21-1

An A-10C Thunderbolt II assigned to the 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard, sits on the flightline during Red Flag 21-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 1, 2021. The event is a multinational, joint combat training exercise in a combined air, ground, space and electronic threat environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Kathleen LaCorte)

The 30th anniversary of Spirit 03

First Lt. Allison Wohnoutka, an AC-130J Ghostrider weapon systems officer with the 4th Special Operations Squadron, places a wreath on a grave during a memorial ceremony for the 30th anniversary of Spirit 03 at Barrancas National Cemetery, Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla., Jan. 31, 2021. Spirit 03, an AC-130H Spectre gunship with 14 crewmembers, was shot down by an Iraqi surface-to-air missile while conducting a combat mission during Operation Desert Storm. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

Ospreys soar over the CENTCOM AOR

A U.S. Air Force CV-22 Osprey flies in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, Jan. 29, 2021. The CV-22 mission is to conduct long-range infiltration, exfiltration and resupply missions in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Carnes)

Pacific Defender 21-1
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Defenders with the 736th Security Forces Squadron demonstrate cornering techniques and urban-combat during Pacific Defender 21-1 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Jan. 28, 2021. This long-standing exercise is designed to enhance multilateral air operations among security forces of the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marine Corps, the Koku-Jieitai and the Royal Australian Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amir R. Young)

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Homecoming
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An Airman is greeted by a loved one during a homecoming event at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Jan. 13, 2021. The event provided famliy and friends a chance to welcome service members back home en masse after returning from being deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jordan Colvin)

KC-135 Stratotankers; fueling the fight
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A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron, Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev. during exercise Red Flag 21-1, Feb. 1, 2021. Red Flag exercises test the capabilities of pilots and teams while increasing efficiency and strengthening their teamwork. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dwane R. Young)

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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