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AF Week in Photos

/ Published March 16, 2018

An F-22 Raptor from the 95th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, flies over Syria March 5, 2018. The F-22, a critical component of the Global Strike Task Force, is designed to project air dominance rapidly and at great distances, and defeat threats attempting to deny access to the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine Corps. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Colton Elliott)

Tech. Sgt. John Shortell III salutes the flag of the late Lt. Col. Camilo Guerrero moments before it was presented to Guerrero's wife March 12, 2018, at the United States Air Force Academy, Colo. Guerrero served 21 years in the Air Force and passed away March 6, 2018, after a two-year battle with cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

A NATO air force EC-725 Super Cougar receives fuel from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules as part of Emerald Warrior over the Gulf of Mexico March 2, 2018. At Emerald Warrior, the largest joint and combined special operations exercise, U.S. Special Operations Command forces train to respond to various threats across the spectrum of conflict. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

U.S. Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrive at an exercise site in Israel to conduct urban combat training with the Israeli Defense Force in support of Juniper Cobra March 12, 2018. Juniper Cobra 18 is a ballistic missile defense joint U.S.-Israel exercise that uses computer simulations to train forces and enhance interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Senior Airman Eric Poole, 374th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, battles a simulated aircraft fire during live-fire training at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 8, 2018. Aircraft live-fire training is conducted periodically throughout the year to ensure Airmen and civilians with the 374th CES and 374th Maintenance Squadron repair and reclamation section are always prepared to combat aircraft fuel fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Chief Master Sgt. Hope L. Skibitsky, 737th Training Group and Air Force Basic Military Training superintendent, leads a female military training instructor mass during a BMT graduation March 9, 2018, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. The formation was to honor National Women’s History Month which Congress designated in March 1987. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ismael Ortega)

A pararescueman assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, operates the canopy of his parachute while conducting a high altitude, high opening military free fall jump working with a C-130J Super Hercules flown by the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 4, 2018. Guardian Angel Team members conduct training on all aspects of combat, medical procedures and search and rescue tactics to hone their skills, providing the highest level of tactical capabilities to combatant commanders. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

A participant in the Maltz Challenge performs a pull-up at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., March 9, 2018. More than 200 members of Kirtland AFB participated in the challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Senior Airman Adam Irwin, 23rd Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, expends extra rounds from an M4 carbine after a training event, Feb. 22, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. “Shoot, move, communicate” is a training event that tests participants on their ability to move from barricade to barricade as a team. Security Forces members would employ these tactics anytime they’re under enemy fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) --

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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