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Sea and Sky Escort

Airmen with the Wyoming Air National Guard integrated with EA-18G Growlers assigned to the Navy Reserve during exercise Southern Strike at the Gulfport Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Miss. Southern Strike is a large-scale, conventional and special operations exercise hosted by the Mississippi National Guard. It is designed to strengthen and maintain combat readiness and build relationships across all branches of the U.S. military. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jon Alderman)

CMSAF visits Striker Nation

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass uses the 2nd Operational Support Squadron’s parachute simulator during her visit to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 22, 2021. Bass spent time with Airmen from across the installation learning about their role in the mission of providing the nation with global strike capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Nexus Dawn

Airmen refuel a KC-10 Extender during exercise Nexus Dawn over Travis Air Force Base, Calif., April 27, 2021. The exercise is designed to test Airmen’s ability to generate, employ and sustain air operations in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Gen. Rand presented the Order of the Sword

An honor guard detail presents the sword used in the Order of the Sword ceremony to honor retired Gen. Robin Rand, former commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., April 23, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

GA Air National Guard C-130H

A C-130 Hercules sits on the flight line during sunset, April 13, 2021, at the 165th Airlift Wing, Georgia Air National Guard, Savannah, Ga. The C-130H performs the tactical portion of the airlift mission and can carry out a diverse number of roles including airlift support, Antarctic ice resupply, aeromedical missions, weather reconnaissance, aerial spray missions, firefighting duties and natural disaster relief missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caila Arahood)

Wright-Patt Fire Department Conducts Fire Training

Firefighters from the 788th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department and Dayton Airport fire department spray water on a burning aircraft training fuselage at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, April 26, 2021. Crews from the 788th CES fire department constantly train to ensure their skills are always up to date. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wesley Farnsworth)

SSTK21 - Aerial Maneuvers

An Air Force C-130 Hercules fires flares during exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., April 25, 2021. More than 2,000 service members participated in the annual training exercise designed to increase combat readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jovi Prevot)

USAFA Lacrosse vs High Point University

U.S. Air Force Academy players salute during the National Anthem before a lacrosse game against High Point University, April 24, 2021 at Falcon Stadium at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

Supermoon over Hurlburt Field

A super pink moon sets over Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 27, 2021. Throughout the evening of April 26 and the morning of April 27, the moon was an average 6 to 8% closer to the distance of Earth than a typical full moon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sergeant Cody H. Ramirez)

Reserve Citizen Airmen participate in Exercise Nexus Dawn
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Senior Airman Annalisse Jaramillo, 349th Security Force Squadron member, awaits takeoff in a C-17 Globemaster III during exercise Nexus Dawn at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., April 24, 2021. Nexus Dawn is a readiness exercise designed to test the ability of certain Air Force Reserve units to generate, employ and sustain air operations in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Daniel Phelps)

Airdrop
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A U.S. Air Force pilot assigned to the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Kuwait flies a C-130H Hercules over an undisclosed location, April 14, 2021. The 386th AEW conducted an airdrop mission in support of U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s priorities to ensure security and stability in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kaitlyn J. Ergish)

Nexus Dawn
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F-15 Eagles fire flares during exercise Nexus Dawn, April 27, 2021, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Nexus Dawn is a readiness exercise designed to test the ability of multiple Air Force Reserve and California Air National Guard units to generate, employ and sustain air operations in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force Reserve photo by Senior Airman Maygan Straight)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- 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.