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5th generation fighter training

Four F-22 Raptors from the 199th Fighter Squadron fly alongside a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron during fifth-generation fighter training near Mount Fuji, Japan, April 1, 2021. The Raptors are currently operating out of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s dynamic force employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rebeckah Medeiros)

Barksdale welcomes acting SECAF

Tech. Sgt. Marcella Phillips, 2nd Maintenance Group load standardization crew member, is presented a coin from Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth during a tour at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 6, 2021. The tour consisted of viewing a B-52H Stratofortress and briefings from weapons load crew, crew chiefs and air crew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Max Miller)

International Women's Day, All-Female Helicopter Crew

Senior Airman Kayli Conrad, flight engineer and gunner, looks out over F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. while flying on an all-female flight in honor of International Women’s Day March 8, 2021. The all-female crew highlights the women contributing to the success and achievements within the F.E. Warren AFB community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Faith MacIlvaine)

97th EARS refueling mission

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 391st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, banks left after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 97th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, April 2, 2021, over an undisclosed location. The mission of the 97th EARS is to provide an aerial refueling capability to allied and coalition partner aircraft, who help provide stability to the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander Cook)

Pararescue Personnel Train to Recover Astronauts

Pararescue jumpers and combat rescue officers from the 48th Rescue Squadron practice retrieving astronauts from a SpaceX capsule mock-up during the Rescue Force Qualification Course at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Feb. 23, 2021. The qualification course is hosted by the Department of Defense Human Space Flight Support Office, and provides quarterly training for DoD rescue personnel, partner agencies, and other rescue organizations with real-world instructions for astronaut recovery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Muncy)

Air Force names its newest fighter, F-15EX Eagle II

The Air Force’s newest fighter, the F-15EX Eagle II, was revealed and named during a ceremony, April 7, 2021, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The aircraft will be the first Air Force aircraft to be tested and fielded from beginning to end, through combined developmental and operational tests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

165th CES Emergency Management Exercise 2021

Airmen from the 165th Civil Engineering Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, coordinated a week-long emergency management exercise with other ANG squadrons from the southeast Federal Emergency Management Agency region to complete annual training requirements, March 25, 2021, in Savannah, Ga. One of the training tasks required emergency management Airmen to gear up in hazmat suits, gas masks and oxygen tanks while working against the clock to stop a simulated hazardous leak. (Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caila Arahood)

560th Flying Training Squadron honors Vietnam POWs with 47th Annual Freedom Flights

Four T-38 Talons assigned to the 560th Flying Training Squadron fly in formation near Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, during the 47th annual Freedom Flights, March 25, 2021. The Freedom Flyer Reunion is an annual celebration recognizing the service of Air Force Prisoners of War during the Vietnam War, their honorable return, and their connection with the 12th Flying Training Wing during Operation Homecoming. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan C. Bevan)

USAFA Founder's Day Parade 2021

Air Force Academy cadets march on Stillman Field during the pass in review portion of the Founder’s Day parade at Stillman Field in Colorado Spring, Colo., April 2, 2021. The Pass in Review is a military tradition that began as a way for a newly assigned commander to inspect their troops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

Valkyrie deploys Altius-600

The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrates the separation of the ALTIUS-600 small unmanned aircraft system in a test at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground test range, Ariz., March 26, 2021. The test was the first time the weapons bay doors have been opened in flight. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

AFMAO conducts nighttime dignified transfer training

Airmen carry a training transfer case during Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations nighttime dignified transfer training, March 30, 2021 at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Transfer cases used during training are weighted to simulate a fallen service member wearing full protective gear. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephani Barge)

Refueling the fight during Red Flag 21-2 at Nellis

Four F-35 Lightning II's assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., prepare to refuel over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev. during Red Flag, March 18, 2021. Red Flag began in 1975 as an aerial combat exercise but has evolved to include war-fighting across air, space and cyberspace domains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Zachary Rufus)

Fire Protection Live-Burn Exercise

Firefighters assigned to the 628th Civil Engineer Squadron work together to put out a fire during a live-burn exercise March 30, 2021 at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The fire-protection specialists participate in this exercise every three months to renew their training readiness. The training site is the only location available with simulated aircraft fire capabilities on JB Charleston. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jade Dubiel)

340th EARS provides fuel to F-16s

An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft flies over the U.S. Air Force Central Command area of responsibility during a mission supporting Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, March 30, 2021. The F-16 is a compact, multirole fighter aircraft that delivers airpower to the U.S. CENTCOM AOR. CJTF-OIR enables its partners to ensure the enduring defeat of 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)

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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