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Exercise "Enduring Lightning II" strikes again

U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II and Israeli air force F-35I Lightning II aircraft approach a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender to refuel during exercise Enduring Lightning II over southern Israel Aug. 2, 2020. While forging a resolute partnership, the allies train to maintain a ready posture to deter against regional aggressors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Patrick OReilly)

CSAF Transfer of Responsiblility Ceremony

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett administers the oath of office to incoming Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. during the CSAF change of responsibility ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 6, 2020. Brown is the 22nd Chief of Staff of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

Air Force giant undergoes programmed depot maintenance

A stripped C-5 Galaxy, the Air Force’s largest aircraft, goes through programmed depot maintenance with the 402nd Aircraft Maintenance Group at Robins Air Force Base, Ga., July 30, 2020. The 402nd AMXG is responsible for the repair, modification, reclamation and rework of more than 200 aircraft worldwide. The group also prepares and deploys combat aircraft battle damage repair, crash recovery and supply and transportation teams worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joseph Mather)

Air operations over JBER

An E-3 Sentry assigned to the 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 5, 2020. The E-3, also known as the Airborne Warning and Control System, is equipped with a rotating radar dome that provides air surveillance over land or water to identify and track friendly and enemy aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Northern Strike 20 Pararescue Training

Pararescue specialists assigned to the 103rd Rescue Squadron conduct multi-component training at the National All-Domain Warfighting Center at Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center in Alpena, Mich. July 21, 2020. The pararescue specialists participated in exercise Northern Strike 20, a National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise that provides readiness-building opportunities for units from all services to achieve or sustain proficiency in conducting mission command, air, sea and ground maneuver integration, and the synchronization of fires in a joint, multinational, decisive-action environment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. David Kujawa)

Propulsion Mechanic Performs Maintenance on F-15C Engine

Airman 1st Class Nickolas Henry, 142nd Maintenance Group propulsion mechanic, performs maintenance on a F-15C Eagle engine at Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore., Aug. 1, 2020. Routine inspections ensure the safety and longevity of the aircraft and enhance overall mission readiness. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander Frank)

F-15Es stay safe at Tyndall

F-15E Strike Eagles sit on the runway at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Aug. 4, 2020. The aircraft evacuated from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., in preparation for Hurricane Isaias. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech Sgt. Clayton Lenhardt)

N.D. Air Guard fires weapons for training at Camp Ripley Training Center

Senior Airman Brian Schreiner, 119th Security Forces Squadron, fires an M240 machine gun at firing-range targets at Camp Ripley Training Center, Minn., Aug. 3, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Chief Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)

Aerial review at CSAF transition

The U.S Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform aerial maneuvers at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 6, 2020. The aircraft were part of an aerial review following a change of responsibility ceremony in which Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. assumed the responsibilities of Air Force chief of staff from Gen. David L. Goldfein. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bridgitte Taylor)

Hurlburt Field CV-22 Ospreys continue training despite COVID-19

A CV-22B Osprey taxis on the flightline at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 4, 2020. CV-22s are equipped with a terrain-following radar, forward-looking infrared sensor, and other advanced avionics systems that allow them to perform special operations missions that normally would require both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Spain)


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.