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"Thunderbirds" perform during the final show of the 2019 season

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform during the Aviation Nation air show, Nov. 15, 2019, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aviation Nation is the final show of the Thunderbirds’ 2019 season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Andrew D. Sarver)

Arctic Survival School instructor tests an F-35A Lightning II survival-gear kit

Staff Sgt. Zachary Rumke, 66th Training Squadron Detachment 1 Arctic Survival School instructor, tests an F-35A Lightning II survival-gear kit in Fairbanks, Alaska, Nov. 5, 2019. Rumke sat in minus 65 degree temperatures for six hours to test the new gear that could be used to protect F-35 pilots from subzero temperatures in the event of an ejection. Editor's note: A small section of the image was blurred to remove implied endorsement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

A CV-22 Osprey during a spouse incentive flight

A CV-22 Osprey flies over Kanto Plains during a spouse incentive flight at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 15, 2019. The 21st Special Operations Squadron and 753rd Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hosted the incentive flight to show appreciation for the role spouses play in supporting Airmen and their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brieana E Bolfing)

Air Force basic military training trainees

Air Force basic military training trainees assigned to the 320th Training Squadron practice marching, Nov. 18, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarayuth Pinthong)

An F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker

An F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a combat air patrol mission, Nov. 15, 2019. The F-15E plays a key role in Air Force Central Command operations by maintaining constant readiness in support of air operations, providing deterrence and stability and bolstering the mission efforts of coalition partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts)

SECAF visits Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett, left, speaks with Maj. Logan Jergens, 379th Expeditionary Force Support Squadron, during a tour at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 17, 2019. During their first overseas trip, Barrett and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein met with Al Udeid AB and Qatari leadership, visited Airmen, toured facilities and held an all-call in which they spoke about readiness, lethality and the future of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Ian Dean)

An F-22 Raptor fighter jet pops flares during air show

A 433rd Weapons Squadron F-22 Raptor fighter jet pops flares during the Aviation Nation 2019 air show at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 16, 2019. 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 Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie)

Airmen set up a mobile aircraft arresting cable

Airmen assigned to the 203rd RED HORSE Squadron, Virginia Air National Guard, set up a mobile aircraft arresting cable during a four-day field training exercise, Nov. 16, 2019, at State Military Reservation, Virginia Beach, Va. RED HORSE stands for Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Bryan Myhr)

An F-35A Lightning II simulator

Maj. Grant Saum, right, 354th Fighter Wing program integration office facilitator, instructs Bobby Wilkin, left, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska civic leader, on using an F-35A Lightning II simulator, Nov. 19, 2019, at Luke AFB, Ariz. Eight honorary commanders and 17 civic leaders from Eielson AFB visited Luke AFB to learn about the F-35 mission and tour F-35 facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Leala Marquez)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II during a training mission
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Lt. Col. Bartley Ward, a 107th Fighter Squadron pilot, flies an A-10 Thunderbolt II during a training mission at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich., Nov. 7, 2019. During the mission, Ward surpassed his 3,000th flight hour in the A-10. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Munnaf Joarder)

Airman marshals an F-15E Strike Eagle
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Airman 1st Class Damon, 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing crew chief, marshals an F-15E Strike Eagle at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Nov. 12, 2019. The F-15E is an extremely maneuverable tactical fighter designed to allow the Air Force to establish air superiority over the battlefield. (The service member’s first name was omitted for security reasons.) (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson)

Service members during the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Parade
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Service members from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., march during the Santa Barbara Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 9, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Approximately 116 Vandenberg AFB Airmen marched in the parade as well as four military working horses, two military working dogs and 10 vehicles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hanah Abercrombie)

Reenlistment ceremony for an F-22 Demonstration Team aircrew flight equipment technician
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Lt. Col. Paul Lopez, second from left, F-22 Demonstration Team commander, officiates a reenlistment ceremony for Staff Sgt. Annemarie Prozzillo, an F-22 Demonstration Team aircrew flight equipment technician, at the Dubai Airshow, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 18, 2019. The ceremony was held on the wing of an F-22 Raptor following the team’s performance on the first day of the air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Sam Eckholm)

Airman 1st Class looks out of an HC-130J Combat King II
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Airman 1st Class Cyrus Love, a 79th Rescue Squadron loadmaster, looks out of an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft over Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 15, 2019. Love checked weather conditions before special operations para-commandos completed their jump window during a demonstration at the Aviation Nation 2019 air show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dwane R. Young)

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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.