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CMSgt Bass tours Edwards AFB

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass looks at United States Air Force Test Pilot School historical photos with Chief Master Sgt. Nathaniel Perry, Air Force first sergeant special duty manager, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 28, 2021. As part of her tour at Edwards AFB, Bass walked the halls of TPS, viewing numerous historical photographs and hearing about moments in history that helped build the school to what it is today. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff. Sgt. Tabatha Arellano)

Patriot 2021

Staff Sgt. Ashton Trouten, a security forces specialist with the 165th Security Forces Squadron, Georgia Air National Guard, puts on her gas mask June 17, 2021 during a Patriot 21 training scenario at Fort McCoy, Wis. Patriot 21 is a training exercise designed for military members to work alongside civilian emergency management and first responders in the same manner they would during a natural disaster so all agencies can maximize their response efforts, provide necessary resources to the communities affected and save lives. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caila Arahood)

F-35A Lightning ll demonstration

Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning ll Demonstration Team pilot and commander, banks during an aerial demonstration over the Deke Slayton Airfest held at La Crosse Regional Airport, Wis., June 12, 2021. The Airfest was the first time the show was held in seven years, and included the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and the U.S. Air Force F-16 Viper Demonstration Team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Codie Trimble)

Airmen work during exercise Arctic Challenge 21

Airmen work into the early morning at Kallax Air Base, Sweden, June 11, 2021 during exercise Arctic Challenge 21. Participation in multinational exercises enhances professional relationships and improves overall coordination with allies and partner militaries during times of crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Warren Spearman)

514th SFS combatives training

Tech. Sgt. James Douglas, a defender with the 514th Security Forces Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, teaches combatives skills during the Unit Training Assembly at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 6, 2021. The 514th SFS organized the training in order to teach how to safely engage with combative suspects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Monica Ricci)

"Thunderbirds" demonstration at the Great Tennessee Air Show

The United States Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” perform as the headline demonstration at the Great Tennessee Air Show June 4, 2021, in Smyrna, Tenn. This was the Thunderbirds' fifth show of the 2021 season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew D. Sarver)

Brig. Gen. Larry R. Broadwell fini-flight

Brig. Gen. Larry R. Broadwell, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing commander, gets sprayed down with water after completing his fini-flight, or final flight, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, June 2, 2021. Broadwell has served as the 380th AEW commander since June 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf

Basic Cadet Training

Basic cadets transit to their next task during training at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 29, 2021. Basic Cadet Training is a six-week indoctrination program to guide their transformation from being civilians to military academy cadets prepared to enter a four-year officer commissioning program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

Airmen with the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron conduct refueling operations

Airmen with the 26th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron conduct refueling operations at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 28, 2021. The 26th ERS stands alert for the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, providing tanker capability for the associated HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters and providing a forward refueling point at an austere location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jamie Spaulding)

F-15QA Refueling

One of three F-15QAs (Qatar Advanced) from the Boeing Company operating out of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, Ill., receives fuel from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron over Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., June 14, 2021. The most advanced version of the F-15 Eagle, the Qatar Emiri Air Force through the Foreign Military Sales program, is scheduled to start receiving the dual-rule fighter jets in June 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lauren Kelly)

C-130J Super Hercules window cleaning during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2

Airman 1st Class Sarah Miller and Senior Airman Austin Dihn, 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, clean the windows of a C-130J Super Hercules during Red Flag-Alaska 21-2 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 14, 2021. Approximately 1,500 service members are expected to fly, maintain and support more than 100 aircraft from more than 100 units during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mario Calabro)

B-52H Stratofortress D-Day flyover

A B-52H Stratofortress assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, La., performs a flyover in honor of D-Day in Normandy, France, June 6, 2021. Seventy-seven years later, the bravery and heroism by all allies on D-Day continue to resonate with U.S. forces in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hernandez)


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.