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T-38 A-model and T-38 C-model are flown in formation one last time at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013. (U.S. Air Force courtesty photo/Bobbi Zapka)

T-38 A-model and T-38 C-model are flown in formation one last time at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013. (U.S. Air Force courtesty photo/Bobbi Zapka)

Academy Falcons head coach, Troy Calhoun, leads the team into the stadium, as Air Force met conference rival Wyoming, at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 21, 2013. The Cowboys defeated Air Force 56-23.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Academy Falcons head coach, Troy Calhoun, leads the team into the stadium, as Air Force met conference rival Wyoming, at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 21, 2013. The Cowboys defeated Air Force 56-23. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

A C-130 Hercules flies during a training mission over Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 24, 2013. The C-130H provides tactical airlift worldwide. Its flexible design allows it the capability to operate in austere environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

A C-130 Hercules flies during a training mission over Yokota Air Base, Japan, Sept. 24, 2013. The C-130H provides tactical airlift worldwide. Its flexible design allows it the capability to operate in austere environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Emily Shertzer, 33, Jonestown, Pa., crosses the finish line to win the Air Force Marathon Women's half marathon event held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante)

Emily Shertzer, 33, Jonestown, Pa., crosses the finish line to win the Air Force Marathon Women's half marathon event held at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, Sept. 21, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michelle Gigante)

Mr. Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, speaks to the audience Sept. 12, 2013, during a ceremony commemorating the delivery of the final C-17 Globemaster III, P-223, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. This historical event comes more than 20 years after the 437th Airlift Wing and the 315th AW took delivery of the very first C-17 to enter the Air Force inventory June 14,1993, and marks the successful completion of C-17 production for the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas)

Mr. Dennis Muilenburg, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space and Security, speaks to the audience Sept. 12, 2013, during a ceremony commemorating the delivery of the final C-17 Globemaster III, P-223, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. This historical event comes more than 20 years after the 437th Airlift Wing and the 315th AW took delivery of the very first C-17 to enter the Air Force inventory June 14,1993, and marks the successful completion of C-17 production for the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rasheen Douglas)

A young girl waits for her father at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Sept. 19, 2013, following his four- month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Nearly 100 Airmen from the 56th Rescue Squadron and 748th Air Maintenance Squadron, stationed at RAF Lakenheath, U.K. returned this week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dana J. Butler)

A young girl waits for her father at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Sept. 19, 2013, following his four- month deployment to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Nearly 100 Airmen from the 56th Rescue Squadron and 748th Air Maintenance Squadron, stationed at RAF Lakenheath, U.K. returned this week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dana J. Butler)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 48th Fighter Wing prepare to return to their simulated air combat portion of the Arctic Challenge exercise Sept. 20, 2013, over Norway. Six nations participated in the exercise to boost interoperability between NATO, the U.S., the United Kingdom and members of the Nordic Defense Cooperation. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Christopher Mesnard)

Two F-15C Eagles from the 48th Fighter Wing prepare to return to their simulated air combat portion of the Arctic Challenge exercise Sept. 20, 2013, over Norway. Six nations participated in the exercise to boost interoperability between NATO, the U.S., the United Kingdom and members of the Nordic Defense Cooperation. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Christopher Mesnard)

Senior Airman Allen Stoddard, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron, blows a small sea of fire retardant foam that was unintentionally released in an aircraft hangar at Travis Air Force Base, Calif.,  Sept. 24, 2013. The non-hazardous foam is similar to dish soap, which eventually dissolved into liquid, which was helped by high winds. The 60th Air Mobility Wing fire fighters helped control the dispersion  by using powerful fans and covering drains. No people or aircraft were harmed in the incident. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Wright)

Senior Airman Allen Stoddard, 60th Civil Engineer Squadron, blows a small sea of fire retardant foam that was unintentionally released in an aircraft hangar at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013. The non-hazardous foam is similar to dish soap, which eventually dissolved into liquid, which was helped by high winds. The 60th Air Mobility Wing fire fighters helped control the dispersion by using powerful fans and covering drains. No people or aircraft were harmed in the incident. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Wright)

An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron, flies above Bodø Main Air Station, Norway, Sept. 23, 2013. Approximately 30 aircraft deployed from Royal Air Force Bases Lakenheath and Mildenhall, to multiple locations in Norway, in support of the Arctic Challenge exercise 2013 (ACE-13).  ACE-13 is a combined exercise with our NATO allies and regional partners, which promotes continued interoperability between the U.S., Norway, Sweden and Finland. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Lee Osberry)

An F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron, flies above Bodø Main Air Station, Norway, Sept. 23, 2013. Approximately 30 aircraft deployed from Royal Air Force Bases Lakenheath and Mildenhall, to multiple locations in Norway, in support of the Arctic Challenge exercise 2013 (ACE-13). ACE-13 is a combined exercise with our NATO allies and regional partners, which promotes continued interoperability between the U.S., Norway, Sweden and Finland. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Lee Osberry)

Airmen from the 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron offload one of the two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters from a C-17 Globemaster III at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Sept. 19, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dana J. Butler)
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Airmen from the 748th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron offload one of the two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters from a C-17 Globemaster III at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Sept. 19, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dana J. Butler)

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This week's photos feature Airmen 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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