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121st Fighter Squadron supports Green Flag 21-06 at Nellis AFB

Airman 1st Class Kwari Jackson, 113th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon crew chief, performs preflight checks prior to departing for a mission during exercise Green Flag 21-06 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15, 2021. The District of Columbia’s 113th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airmen are responsible for aircraft maintenance including servicing, inspections, launch and recovery, and munitions loading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Zachary Rufus)

CMSAF Bass Visits Barksdale AFB

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass speaks to Airmen during an operations brief at Eighth Air Force headquarters at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 20, 2021. The mission of "The Mighty Eighth" is to safeguard America's interests through strategic deterrence and global combat power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Bria Hughes)

121st Fighter Squadron supports Green Flag 21-06 at Nellis AFB

Capt. Charles Kirchner, F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 121st Fighter Squadron, District of Columbia Air National Guard, performs preflight checks prior to departing for a mission during exercise Green Flag 21-06 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15, 2021. Green Flag provides combat training to joint and coalition warfighters in air-land integration and the joint employment of airpower in support of the U.S. Army’s National Training Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Zachary Rufus)

Osan Takes Flight

First Lt. Adam Dengler, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, prepares for flight at Osan Air Base, South Korea, April 21, 2021. Dengler must perform a preflight inspection to ensure the aircraft is safe and serviceable to fly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Sudolcan)

DPAA Conducts Recovery Mission in Vietnam

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Dat Trinh, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency recovery team linguist, carries buckets during a recovery mission in Quang Nam province, Vietnam, April 11, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan McElderry)

C-5M Super Galaxy refueling

Senior Master Sgt. Jennifer Bowen refuels a C-5M Super Galaxy over Nova Scotia, Canada, April 15, 2021. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

321st Special Tactics Squadron Fast Rope Training

Special tactics operators assigned to the 321st Special Tactics Squadron tandem hoist into a CV-22B Osprey during a training exercise near RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, April 15, 2021. The 321st STS provides a quick reaction, rapidly-deployable force capable of establishing and providing positive control of the air-to-ground interface during special operations or conventional missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Westin Warburton)

Col. (Ret.) Gail Halvorsen, the “Berlin Candy Bomber,” visits Hill AFB

Retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen, the “Berlin Candy Bomber,” poses for a picture in front of an F-35A Lightning II after a demo team practice session at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, April 16, 2021. Halvorsen and family members witnessed the F-35 demo and then visited with the demo pilot and team afterward. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Cromar)

Thunderbirds kick-off 2021 Air Show season in Cocoa Beach

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Cocoa Beach Air Show in Cocoa Beach, Fla., April 18, 2021. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds team has served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron, entrusted with the vital mission to recruit, retain and inspire past, present and future Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt Cory W. Bush)

Airmen upload LOX for Hawgsmoke 2021

Senior Airman Hunter Crouch, 122nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, Indiana Air National Guard, removes a liquid oxygen hose from an A-10C Thunderbolt II during exercise Hawgsmoke 2021 at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., April 16, 2021. More than 150 Airmen assigned to 13 units across the Air Force came to Moody AFB to compete in Hawgsmoke. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hayden Legg)

Special Tactics and Combat Rescue Officer Assessment and Selection

Air Force special tactics and combat rescue officer candidates perform push-ups in the water during an assessment and selection process at Hurlburt Field, Fla., March 25, 2021. STO and CRO selection is an arduous process, which screens candidates to become leaders in the elite Air Force special warfare community, leading global access, precision strike and personnel recovery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sandra Welch)

C-17 aircrew qualify on the Aerial Bulk Fuel Delivery System at AUAB

Aircrew assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron perform refueling operations at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, 2021. With the help of the 379th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, aircrew were certified to safely deliver fuel to aircraft operating in austere U.S. Central Command locations. Simulating another aircraft, an R-11 fuel truck received fuel from the Aerial Bulk Fuel Delivery System aboard a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft. The extra capability enables the C-17 to support Agile Combat Employment by reducing the amount of vehicles and equipment required to sustain fueling operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Martin)

Wolf Pack, Mustangs charge runway

Five A-10 Thunderbolt IIs assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea, taxi down the flightline during a routine training mission at Kunsan AB, South Korea, April 15, 2021. Fighter squadrons conduct routine training to sustain mission effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya M. Crosby)

2021 Cocoa Beach Airshow day one

Maj. Josh Gunderson, F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander and pilot, performs an aerial demonstration during the 2021 Cocoa Beach Airshow in Cocoa Beach, Fla., April 17, 2021. The F-22’s combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and integrated avionics, coupled with improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sergio A. Gamboa)


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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