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Through rain, shine: Defenders, SERE protect the Wolf Pack

Staff Sgt. Adamma Bilal, 8th Security Forces Squadron security forces Airman, looks through a Humvee window during a routine training exercise at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya Crosby)

F-16 Flyover

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., fly over a high school football game in Niceville, Fla., Sept. 24, 2021. The Okaloosa County Schools held a Prisoner of War/Missing In Action remembrance ceremony prior to kickoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Tristan McIntire)

100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Senior Airman Santonio Portis, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electrical and environmental journeyman, observes the function of KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft rudders during exercise High Life prior to takeoff at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 16, 2021. The 100th Air Refueling Wing continuously exercises ways to improve its defense capabilities to ensure its advantage in resiliency and to protect its assets, personnel and support its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Barron)

Farewell Iceland: B-2 Spirit departs Keflavik Air Base for final BTF operations

A B-2 Spirit assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., departs from Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Sept. 11, 2021. The B-2 stealth bomber provides unique capabilities to combatant commanders with its ability to strike targets without being detected. Stealth bombers routinely deploy and integrate with partners and allied nations as part of a commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria Hommel)

Low frequency, high risk: 23 CES firefighters practice confined space rescue

Randi Devers, 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services driver, descends into a hole during a confined space extraction exercise with Mission Critical Solutions personnel at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Sept. 20, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

Sharpening the Teak Knife: Kunsan supports SOCKOR, USFK training

Special tactics Airmen assigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan, fast-rope from a CV-22 Osprey during Teak Knife training at Kunsan AB, South Korea, Sept. 9, 2021. Teak Knife is a joint training opportunity focusing on increased combat readiness with joint close-air support. The operators and aircrew from Kadena AB worked with Airmen at Kunsan AB to conduct critical training in support of U.S. Forces Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Steven Adkins)

Air Force senior leaders visit Liberty Village on Joint Base MDL

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass greets Afghan children during a visit to 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jake Carter)

18th CES barrier maintenance keep arresting cables functional

Tech. Sgt. Tyler Betz, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron barrier maintenance shift lead, loads rubber spacers onto a donut loader on the flightline at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. The donut loader is a modified log splitter designed to press rubber spacers onto the arresting cable that holds it in position for an aircraft to hook. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

33 RQS conducts hoist training with Marines

A 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk hoists two U.S. Marines from the 3rd Reconnaissance battalion at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 23, 2021. The 33rd RQS training missions cover many aspects needed during a real-world rescue including low-level flying, hoisting, water operations and entering contested environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

F-22 weapons load competition
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A 43rd Fighter Generation Squadron load crew moves an AIM-9X to an F-22 Raptor during the unit’s weapons-load competition at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla, Sept. 21, 2021. Two weapons load crews competed to see who could load an AIM-120 and an AIM-9 onto aircraft the fastest and with the fewest errors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Straddle down; competition heats up during AvDet 21-4
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A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft prepares to land at Powidz, Poland, during an annual rodeo event during Aviation Rotation Detachment 21-4, Sept. 25, 2021. The rodeo, an opportunity to build camaraderie through competition, contains a series of exercises increasing interoperability between Polish and U.S. forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo)

Liberty Honors Battle of Britain day
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A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle pulls away from two F-15E Strike Eagles while performing a missing man formation in honor of Battle of Britain Day over RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Sept. 24, 2021. The commemoration highlights the largest German attack on Britain during World War II, which resulted in a resounding Royal Air Force victory and a halt to German invasion plans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Ennis)

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.

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AF Week in Photos

Through rain, shine: Defenders, SERE protect the Wolf Pack

Staff Sgt. Adamma Bilal, 8th Security Forces Squadron security forces Airman, looks through a Humvee window during a routine training exercise at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 29, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Mya Crosby)

F-16 Flyover

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., fly over a high school football game in Niceville, Fla., Sept. 24, 2021. The Okaloosa County Schools held a Prisoner of War/Missing In Action remembrance ceremony prior to kickoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Tristan McIntire)

100th Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs

Senior Airman Santonio Portis, 100th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electrical and environmental journeyman, observes the function of KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft rudders during exercise High Life prior to takeoff at RAF Fairford, United Kingdom, Sept. 16, 2021. The 100th Air Refueling Wing continuously exercises ways to improve its defense capabilities to ensure its advantage in resiliency and to protect its assets, personnel and support its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Barron)

Farewell Iceland: B-2 Spirit departs Keflavik Air Base for final BTF operations

A B-2 Spirit assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., departs from Keflavik Air Base, Iceland, Sept. 11, 2021. The B-2 stealth bomber provides unique capabilities to combatant commanders with its ability to strike targets without being detected. Stealth bombers routinely deploy and integrate with partners and allied nations as part of a commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria Hommel)

Low frequency, high risk: 23 CES firefighters practice confined space rescue

Randi Devers, 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services driver, descends into a hole during a confined space extraction exercise with Mission Critical Solutions personnel at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Sept. 20, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

Sharpening the Teak Knife: Kunsan supports SOCKOR, USFK training

Special tactics Airmen assigned to Kadena Air Base, Japan, fast-rope from a CV-22 Osprey during Teak Knife training at Kunsan AB, South Korea, Sept. 9, 2021. Teak Knife is a joint training opportunity focusing on increased combat readiness with joint close-air support. The operators and aircrew from Kadena AB worked with Airmen at Kunsan AB to conduct critical training in support of U.S. Forces Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Steven Adkins)

Air Force senior leaders visit Liberty Village on Joint Base MDL

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass greets Afghan children during a visit to 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jake Carter)

18th CES barrier maintenance keep arresting cables functional

Tech. Sgt. Tyler Betz, 18th Civil Engineer Squadron barrier maintenance shift lead, loads rubber spacers onto a donut loader on the flightline at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 21, 2021. The donut loader is a modified log splitter designed to press rubber spacers onto the arresting cable that holds it in position for an aircraft to hook. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Johnson)

33 RQS conducts hoist training with Marines

A 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk hoists two U.S. Marines from the 3rd Reconnaissance battalion at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 23, 2021. The 33rd RQS training missions cover many aspects needed during a real-world rescue including low-level flying, hoisting, water operations and entering contested environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

F-22 weapons load competition
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A 43rd Fighter Generation Squadron load crew moves an AIM-9X to an F-22 Raptor during the unit’s weapons-load competition at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla, Sept. 21, 2021. Two weapons load crews competed to see who could load an AIM-120 and an AIM-9 onto aircraft the fastest and with the fewest errors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Straddle down; competition heats up during AvDet 21-4
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A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft prepares to land at Powidz, Poland, during an annual rodeo event during Aviation Rotation Detachment 21-4, Sept. 25, 2021. The rodeo, an opportunity to build camaraderie through competition, contains a series of exercises increasing interoperability between Polish and U.S. forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo)

Liberty Honors Battle of Britain day
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A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle pulls away from two F-15E Strike Eagles while performing a missing man formation in honor of Battle of Britain Day over RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Sept. 24, 2021. The commemoration highlights the largest German attack on Britain during World War II, which resulted in a resounding Royal Air Force victory and a halt to German invasion plans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Ennis)

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.