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Thunderbirds, Blue Angels perform 'Super Delta'

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" and the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, debut the Super Delta formation consisting of six F-16 Fighting Falcons and six F/A-18 Super Hornets over a C-130J Super Hercules at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., March 2, 2021. This is the first time the demonstration teams performed the formation, which grew out of joint training opportunities held in 2020 and 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew D. Sarver)

Travis AFB Honor Guard

Members of the Travis Air Force Base Honor Guard present the colors during the 60th Air Mobility Wing 2020 Annual Awards ceremony Feb. 19, 2021, at Travis AFB, Calif. The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard preserves the heritage of the organization by protecting perfect standards and image as they represent the Air Force to the American public and the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chustine Minoda)

350th EARS provides fuel to F-16s

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon prepares to receive fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 350th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, during a mission supporting Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve over Southwest Asia, Feb. 16, 2021. CJTF-OIR enables its partners to ensure the enduring defeat of the Islamic State group in designated areas of Iraq and Syria and sets conditions for follow-on operations to increase regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Modern day Rosie the Riveter

Airman 1st Class Bethany Dacus, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, poses for a photo after conducting routine maintenance on a C-17 Globemaster III at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., March 1, 2021. Today, women play many vital roles in accomplishing the U.S. Air Force mission, and their accomplishments and contributions to society are celebrated during the month of March, which was declared Women’s History Month by Congress in 1987. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Liberty Wing eagles in action

F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron return from a training sortie at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Feb. 19, 2021. Through daily training, the 48th Fighter Wing ensures Airmen and aircrews are postured to provide lethal combat power across the spectrum of military operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

108th Medical Group vaccinates New Jersey Soldiers and Airmen

U.S. Army Sgt. Kendra Hallett receives the COVID-19 vaccine from Tech. Sgt. Deborah Macalalad, 108th Medical Group, New Jersey Air National Guard, on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Feb. 21, 2021. The Department of Defense is implementing a standardized and coordinated strategy for prioritizing, distributing, and administering a COVID-19 vaccine(s) through a phased approach to DoD uniformed service members, both the active and Selected Reserve components, including members of the National Guard; dependents; retirees; civilian employees, and selected DoD contract personnel as authorized in accordance with DoD regulation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Hush House Uninstalled Engine Run

An uninstalled General Electric F110-129 jet engine sits in full afterburner while performing functional checks at the 148th Fighter Wing Minnesota Air National Guard Hush House, Duluth, Minn., Feb.17, 2021. A hush house is an enclosed, noise-suppressed facility used for testing aircraft systems, including propulsion mechanics, electronics and pneumatics. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Audra Flanagan)

Whiskey launches first scramble, rescue training

Pararescue Airmen assigned to the 38th Rescue Squadron prepare to transport a wounded Airman during a simulated rescue mission Feb. 25, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 347th Rescue Group performed its first scramble launch with the HH-60W Jolly Green II to effectively execute combat search and rescue missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jasmine M. Barnes)

179th Airlift Wing Deploy to Middle East

Airmen from the 179th Airlift Wing, Mansfield, Ohio, depart their home station in a C-130H Hercules, Feb. 22, 2021. The 164th Airlift Squadron and 179th Maintenance Group will fly and maintain the C-130H in support of Operation Spartan Shield. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joe Harwood)

Defense Contract Maintenance Agency conducts first flight with Okies
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An F-35 Lightning II from the Defense Contract Maintenance Agency conducts its first flight and first tanking with a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Feb. 24, 2021. Once fully tested, this F-35 will join the fleet at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mary Begy)

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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