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A-10 Demo at Wings over Warren 2020

A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, assigned to the A-10 Demonstration Team, sit on the flightline at Cheyenne Air National Guard Base, Wyo., July 20, 2020. The A-10, F-35 and F-22 Demonstration Teams performed at the Wings over Warren Airshow, July 22, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristine Legate)

Arctic Strategy Rollout

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. David Goldfein, Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond attend a video conference at the Pentagon with members of the Atlantic Council think tank to discuss the rollout of the Arctic Strategy, in Arlington, Va., July 21, 2020. The senior leaders discussed the Department of the Air Force's first guiding strategy for operating in the Arctic region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

Point Blank from the ground up

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron prepares to taxi to the runway during Exercise Point Blank 20-3 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, July 16, 2020. Large-force exercises provide aircrew and support personnel the experience needed to maintain a ready force by integrating multiple aircraft allowing aircrews to train for different objectives which is critical to ensuring the collective defense of the NATO alliance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

Team Mildenhall aircraft support training over Black Sea

Staff Sgt. Samantha Shelton, 351st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an MC-130J Commando II from the 352rd Special Operations Wing over the Black Sea, July 22, 2020. The KC-135 Stratotanker and MC-130J Commando II conducted operations over the Black Sea, which demonstrates U.S. forces’ commitment to allies and partners in the Black Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Lexie West)

Dyess, Little Rock conduct largest formation flight in C-130J history

Multiple C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 317th Airlift Wing line up for takeoff during a Joint Forcible Entry exercise at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, July 14, 2020. C-130J aircraft from the 317th AW and 19th AW from Little Rock AFB, Ark., conducted the largest formation flight of C-130J aircraft ever with 33 aircraft and completed airdrops at Dyess AFB and Big Bend, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper visits Whiteman AFB

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper and his wife, Leah, receive a tour of a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., July 22, 2020. Esper spoke with base leaders and Airmen to receive an in-depth understanding about the combat readiness of the Air Force's only B-2 base, including development and employment of the B-2's combat capability as part of Air Force Global Strike Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Barley)

North Sea Ops

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle, Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 (top) and Belgian Component F-16 (bottom) conduct aerial operations over the North Sea, July 17, 2020. Interoperability and collective readiness, deter potential adversaries and ensure the skies within the European theater remain sovereign. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)

823rd RED HORSE Squadron teams with UTS Systems

Staff Sgt. Celeste Kennedy, 823rd RED HORSE Squadron electrician forms a foundation for a tent during a training exercise at Hurlburt Field, Fla., July 21, 2020. Members of RED HORSE, or Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations Repair Squadron Engineers, are highly mobile and self-sufficient, and their skills are honed through construction projects for the Air Force, Department of Defense and civilian community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Blake Wiles)

100th ARW supports NATO E-3 Sentry

A NATO E-3 Sentry from Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany, receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing, RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, over Germany, July 17, 2020. The 100th ARW is the only permanent U.S. air refueling wing in the European theater, providing the critical air refueling "bridge" which allows the Expeditionary Air Force to deploy around the globe at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

The Return
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Staff Sgt. Christopher Demartin, a member of the 153rd Airlift Wing, Wyoming Air National Guard, hugs his son after returning home from a deployment to Southwest Asia at Cheyenne Air National Guard Base, Wyo., July 21, 2020. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jon Alderman)

Comet NEOWISE Over the U.S. Air Force Academy
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The comet, C/2020 F3, or NEOWISE, is seen above a static display of a T-38A Talon at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 21, 2020. The comet made its closest approach to Earth and will not be seen for another 6,800 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

100th MXS Hydraulics section make large impact through boom maintenance
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Airmen with the 100th Maintenance Squadron Hydraulics section repair the flying boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, July 17, 2020. The 100th MXS maintains the only permanent fleet of KC-135s in the United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa theatre. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joseph Barron)

Closing up shop
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Staff Sgt. Samuel Peoples, 911th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician, closes the thrust reverser fan duct on a C-17 Globemaster III engine at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., July 15, 2020. Aerospace propulsion technicians perform a variety of tasks to ensure mission readiness of aircraft engines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Hill AFB fighter wings conduct training sorties
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F-35A LIghtning IIs assigned to the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings stage for combat training sorties at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, July 14, 2020. The fighter wings are the Air Force's only F-35A combat capable units. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

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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.