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F-16 Fighting Falcons position on the flight line in support of exercise Beverly Sunrise 21-08 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Airmen participated in the exercise to hone their skills in support of the Agile Combat Employment concept. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Antwain Hanks)

Survival tactics

Survival, evasion, resistance and escape instructors and trainees participate in the SERE Specialist Training Orientation Course at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, Sept. 21, 2021. The SERE training orientation is a 15-day course designed to gauge the trainees’ potential success in the SERE pipeline. The trainees are evaluated on their physical fitness, leadership and followership abilities, time management, speaking ability and commitment to becoming a SERE specialist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brian G. Rhodes)

Liberty walk

Col. Chris Jones, Task Force Liberty J4 commander, briefs Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne Bass, during a walk-through of tent living quarters inside Liberty Village on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 25, 2021. The Department of Defense, through U.S. Northern Command, and in support of the Department of Homeland Security, is providing transportation, temporary housing, medical screening and general support for at least 50,000 Afghan evacuees at suitable facilities, in permanent or temporary structures, as quickly as possible. The initiative provides Afghan personnel essential support at secure locations outside Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jake Carter)

Subsonic sunset

Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning ll Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies during sunset at the California Capital Airshow over Mather Airport in Mather, Calif., Sept. 24th, 2021. The team consists of approximately 15 Airmen to include the pilot and commander, pilot safety officers, superintendent, team chief, maintenance Airmen, aircrew flight equipment specialists and public affairs personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Barley)

Answering the challenge

Airmen assigned to the 90th Security Forces Squadron participate in Crow Creek Challenge 2021 at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Oct. 1, 2021. The annual event tests Airmen’s physical abilities and mental fortitude through tasks including fireman and litter carries, a Humvee push, mock explosive ordnance device searches and career field knowledge checks given by security forces subject matter experts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Charles Munoz)

Eagles in the clouds

U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron participate in a refueling mission over Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 7, 2021. The F-15, an all-weather, extremely maneuverable tactical fighter, is designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Moses Taylor)

Taking aim

Senior Airman Michael Aguilar, 27th Special Operations Mission Support Group Detachment 1, Mission Sustainment Team 1 personnelist, keeps watch during exercise Vigilant Palisade at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M., Sept. 23, 2021. The exercise tested the MST 1 Airmen’s capability to operate and defend a forward support site using force protection and small unit tactics. The MST concept pairs Airmen from 22 career fields to create small teams able to operate independent of main bases, by training them to use skill sets outside of their normal duties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Marcel Williams)

Mountain landing

A CV-22 Osprey from Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., approaches for landing at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 8, 2021. The rotary wing aircraft, part of the 58th Special Operations Wing, visited the academy to provide cadets with familiarization opportunities and orientation flights in an effort to develop knowledge and passion for airpower within the cadet wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

Mission readiness

Senior Airman Clayton Roppa, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects the bottom of a C-17 Globemaster III during a pre-flight inspection at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., Oct. 1, 2021. Pre-flight inspections are conducted before every flight to ensure aircraft mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

Full throttle

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron takes off at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Oct. 11, 2021. The 9th EBS conducted a Bomber Task Force training mission utilizing Agile Combat Employment through the execution of a hot-pit refueling at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, after integrating with allied Joint Terminal Attack Controllers during a routine weapons training in the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colin Hollowell)


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.