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USAF Drill Team performs a demonstration during the halftime show

Master Sgt. Jason Prophet, U.S. Air Force Drill Team flight chief, performs a demonstration during the halftime show at the Arizona Cardinals Salute to Service football game, Dec. 1, 2019, in Glendale, Ariz. In addition to performing during the halftime show, the U.S. Air Force Drill Team and Color Guard held the flag during the national anthem. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 25, 2019. The 64th AGRS prepares combat air forces, joint and allied aircrews for tomorrow's victories with challenging and realistic threat replication, training, academics and feedback. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher H. Stolze)

Auto body repair technician performs a metal inert gas weld

Jason Keller, 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron auto body repair technician, performs a metal inert gas weld at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Nov. 22, 2019. The main body of the government vehicle compound is composed of several buildings and serves multiple functions including electrical diagnostics, body work and maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

A C-130J Super Hercules flies across the Italian Dolomites

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, flies across the Italian Dolomites at Aviano AB, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. The C-130, which is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips, is the prime transport for airdropping troops and equipment into hostile areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)

Maintainers roughhouse in the snow

Maintainers assigned to the 317th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, roughhouse while a C-130J Super Hercules is de-iced at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 22, 2019. The 317th Airlift Wing recently trained in Colorado Springs, Colo., to prepare for future deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman River Bruce)

Airmen finalize pre-flight inspections on a C-130 Hercules

Airmen finalize pre-flight inspections on an Illinois Air National Guard C-130 Hercules aircraft at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Nov. 22, 2019. C-130s are used for cargo and personnel transport and are capable of moving 42,000 pounds of equipment and passengers to anywhere U.S. Central Command needs combat power delivered. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Mason)

Airmen install new parts on a HC-130J Hercules

Airmen from the 801st Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron install new parts on a HC-130J Hercules at an undisclosed location, Nov. 23, 2019. The group performs rescue operations for all branches of service and coalition partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Andrew Satran)

KC-46 Pegasus sits on the flightline

A KC-46 Pegasus sits on the flightline at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Nov. 22, 2019. The KC-46 is an aerial refueling and transport aircraft designed to replace the KC-135 Stratotanker. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wilkes)

Special mission aviator reviews forms prior to take off

Tech. Sgt. Joshua Boehlein, a 56th Rescue Squadron special mission aviator, reviews forms prior to take off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. Boehlein reviewed the aircraft forms binder to ensure there were no grounding write ups and that the aircraft was safe to fly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever)

Crew chiefs recover an F-15E Strike Eagle after flight
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Crew chiefs of the 332nd Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron recover an F-15E Strike Eagle after flight Nov. 19, 2019, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The F-15E is an extremely maneuverable tactical fighter designed to allow the Air Force to establish air superiority over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson)

Basic military trainees begin an obstacle known as “The Wall”
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Basic military trainees begin an obstacle known as “The Wall” during Basic Expeditionary Airman Skills Training, Nov. 21, 2019, at Joint Base San Antonio-Medina Annex, Texas. The obstacle develops physical fitness, motivation, leadership and teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

An F-22 Raptor takes off
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An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 433rd Weapons Squadron takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 21, 2019. Numerous weapons squadrons assigned to the U.S. Air Force Weapons School are participating in the Weapons School Integration exercise as the capstone to their appointed weapons instructor courses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bryan Guthrie)

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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.