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Pilot of an A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team pilot conducts pre-flight checks

Maj. Cody Wilton, A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team pilot, conducts pre-flight checks on the flightline at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 18, 2020. Wilton has been the demonstration team’s pilot since 2017 when the team was started. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

SecAF meets with Airmen from the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett meets with Airmen from the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department during her visit to RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Feb. 13, 2020. Barrett stopped at the air traffic control tower, fire station and various units within the 352th Special Operations Wing during her visit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Luke Milano)

Aircraft fly in formation during exercise Cope North 20

U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force aircraft fly in formation during exercise Cope North 20, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 19, 2020. The trilateral exercise enhances coordination of combined air tactics, hone techniques and procedures while strengthening security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Divine Cox)

A student puts on security forces gear during a career fair

A student puts on security forces gear during a career fair at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Feb. 19, 2020. The career fair was an inaugural event open to all students, Airmen, spouses and civilians. (U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An F-35A Lightning II takes off

An F-35A Lightning II from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., takes off from Dover AFB, Del., Feb. 19, 2020. Two F-35As recently returned from participating in the HX Challenge held near Tampere, Finland. During the HX Challenge, five different aircraft were tested for seven days, in Finnish weather conditions, to assess their ability to replace the current fleet of Finnish air force FA-18C and FA-18D Hornets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)

Crew chief inspects a wheel and tire assembly on a C-17 Globemaster III

Senior Airman Joshua Knight, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects a wheel and tire assembly on a C-17 Globemaster III at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., Feb. 14, 2020. Crew chiefs work in all kinds of weather, including freezing temperatures, to maintain operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper tours a B-52H Stratofortress

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper tours a B-52H Stratofortress during a visit to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Feb. 19, 2020. Esper’s visit included tours of a missile alert facility, weapons storage area and B-52 Stratofortresses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ashley Boster)

Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron refuels a KC-135 Stratotanker

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Munoz, 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, refuels a KC-135 Stratotanker with a force system at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Feb. 13, 2020. This new capability will provide more efficient and effective ground refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandria Brun)

Airman takes precaution during a simulated attack

An Airman from the 48th Fighter Wing takes precaution during a simulated attack, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Feb. 11, 2020. Exercise Furious 48 is a two-day exercise intended to prepare U.S. Air Force personnel for sustained combat operations in contested and degraded environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Madeline Herzog)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon during exercise Cope North 20
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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 14th Fighter Squadron, Misawa Air Base, Japan, soars over the Pacific Ocean during exercise Cope North 20 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 14, 2020. The primary intent of Cope North is to enhance coordination of combined air tactics, and hone techniques and procedures while strengthening security and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Curt Beach)

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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.