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Bats fly in the High North; 9th EBS showcase ACE

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron sits on the flight line at Ørland Air Force Station, Norway, March 14, 2021. Conducting Bomber Task Force Europe deployments and operations provides aircrew with enhanced readiness and training necessary to respond to any contingency or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Colin Hollowell)

CSAF Brown speaks at Command Chief Training

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. addresses students during the Command Chief Master Sergeant Training Course at Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 10, 2021. Students of the course gained an understanding of their role, requirements, expectations and their relationship to Air Force missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

AF’s first F-15EX arrives at Eglin

Master Sgt. Tristan McIntire, 40th Flight Test Squadron, marshals the F-15EX, the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft, to a stop at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. March 11, 2021. The F-15EX will be the first Air Force aircraft to be tested and fielded from beginning to end through combined developmental and operational tests. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

USAFA Women's Soccer Vs Wyoming

The U.S. Air Force’s Grace Sublette attempts to clear the ball during a home game against Mountain West rival University of Wyoming at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s soccer practice field in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 11, 2021. Air Force knocked off Wyoming with a 2-1 double overtime golden goal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

104th Fighter Squadron participates in Combat Hammer Utah

An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the Maryland Air National Guard’s 104th Fighter Squadron takes off from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, March 17, 2021. The 104th FS participated in a weapons system evaluation program known as Combat Hammer March 9-18. (U.S. Air Force photo by Cynthia Griggs)

Community Vaccination Support Tampa

Staff Sgt. Santana Sanborn, an aerospace medic assigned to Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., prepares a vaccine at the Tampa Community Vaccination Center in Tampa, Fla., March 5, 2021. Sanborn transfers the vaccines from storage vials into syringes as needed. U.S. Northern Command, through U.S. Army North, remains committed to providing continued, flexible Defense Department support to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as part of the whole-of-government response to COVID-19. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Holly Roberts-Davis)

Hush House

Aerospace propulsion technicians assigned to the 48th Maintenance Group prepare a test cell before starting an F-15E Strike Eagle engine at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, March 17, 2021. Each engine is tested and monitored to ensure it is safe for flight before being installed into an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Madeline Herzog)

23d WG Airmen participate in Mosaic Tiger at Avon Park

Staff Sgt. Manuel Peters, 23rd Security Forces Squadron standardization and evaluations evaluator, returns from a defensive fighting position during exercise Mosaic Tiger Feb. 23, 2021, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida. Mosaic Tiger 21-1 was the 23rd Wing’s first agile combat employment exercise in which they functioned as the lead wing for approximately 800 personnel from across seven wings in four major commands. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carly E. Kavish)

Whiteman supports BTF

Airmen assigned to the 509th Maintenance Group prepare a B-2 Spirit stealth bomber for takeoff in support of a Bomber Task Force mission from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., March 15, 2021. The B-2’s participation in recurring Bomber Task Force operations and engagements with allies and partners demonstrates and strengthens a shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Whitney Erhart)

Solo Flying Female Fiend
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Capt. Brittany Dippel, 36th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, prepares for flight at Osan Air Base, South Korea, March 16, 2021. Prior to takeoff, pilots perform pre-flight inspections to ensure their aircraft are safe and serviceable to flying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nicole Molignano)

First 433rd AES crew trains on KC-46A Pegasus
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Medics assigned to the 433rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron receive simulated patients onboard a KC-46A Pegasus during initial qualification training March 9, 2021, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. During the training flights, the personnel simulated providing patient care to include responding to medical emergencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany Wich)

350th EARS conducts AFCENT Agile Combat Employment Capstone Event
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A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft departs after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 350th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, during a mission supporting the five-day Agile Combat Employment Capstone Event in Saudi Arabia, March 4, 2021. U.S. Air Force Central Command’s Agile Capstone Event enhances theater airpower competencies, validating operational capabilities and command and control while simultaneously strengthening regional partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2024 Recognition
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A two-ship F-15 Eagles formation flies over the U.S. Air Force Academy Terrazzo while cadets stand in formation at the beginning of the class of 2024's recognition in Colorado Springs, Colo., on March 11, 2021. Recognition formalizes the freshmen class' identity as cadets. The freshmen are allowed to wear the Prop and Wings insignia upon successfully completing recognition challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

Orange Flag Large Force Test Event March 2021
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An F-22 Raptor from the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron flies over Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during exercise Orange Flag, March 2, 2021. Orange Flag is a large force test event that is carried out three times annually by the Air Force Test Center’s 412th Test Wing. (Courtesy photo by Kyle Larson, Lockheed Martin)

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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.