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50th EARS provide fuel to F-15s/F-16s

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle departs after receiving fuel from a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 50th Expeditionary Aircraft Refueling Squadron, during an air refueling mission over Southwest Asia, Dec. 22, 2020. The Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, demonstrating U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s posture to deter regional aggressors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

SecAF Barrett Farewell Ceremony

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett delivers remarks during her farewell ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., Jan. 14, 2021. As the 25th Secretary of the Air Force, Barrett was responsible for the welfare of more than 697,000 active duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian Airmen and Guardians and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric Dietrich)

Eielson AFB team exercised rapid combat readiness, demonstrates arctic ability

The 354th Fighter Wing and the Air National Guard’s 168th Wing aircraft line up in formation at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Dec. 18, 2020. The elephant walk was a demonstration of the wing’s ability to rapidly generate combat airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keith Holcomb)

JBER hosts Wreaths Across America ceremony

Col. Travolis Simmons, third Wing commander, salutes after placing a wreath during a Wreaths Across America ceremony at Fort Richardson National Cemetery on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 18, 2020. Wreaths Across America’s wreath-laying ceremonies are held annually at national cemeteries across the country to honor and remember fallen service members throughout the holiday season. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emily Farnsworth)

COVID-19 vaccine arrives at Aviano

Six Airmen assigned to the 31st Medical Group receive their first COVID-19 vaccination at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 8, 2021. Inoculations for the 31st Fighter Wing will be given in a tiered approach, with first-tier recipients including health care workers and first responders getting priority. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. K. Tucker Owen)

Fuji Flight 2021

An Air Force C-130J Super Hercules flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 5, 2021 during a training mission. The C-130J’s operations including tactical airland and airdrop, as well as aeromedical and distinguished visitor airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Bomber Task Force Airmen support mission operations in Andersen Air Force Base

Security forces Airmen assigned to the 28th Security Forces Squadron from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., patrol near a U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, in support of a Bomber Task Force mission, Dec. 26, 2020. Security forces Airmen patrol the flightline to ensure security and guidelines are maintained. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tristan Day)

Winter wonderland: A-10 Airmen overcome frigid weather

A 25th Aircraft Maintenance Unit Airman advances to perform maintenance on an A-10 Thunderbolt II during frigid weather conditions at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Jan. 6, 2021. Osan AB’s A-10 unit, the 25th Fighter Squadron Assam Draggins, operates as a premier close air support fighter squadron on the Korean Peninsula. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Noah Sudolcan)

SERE graduates class with historically low attrition

Staff Sgt. Dillon Harrison, 66th Training Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, stands in formation during a SERE Specialist Apprentice Course graduation ceremony at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., Jan. 8, 2021. Harrison was the team leader for class 21-01, which holds the lowest attrition rate in years at only 7% in contrast to the average 50%. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ryan Gomez)

Agile Combat Employment: the future of the 48th Fighter Wing
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Lt. Col. Jason Heard, 492nd Fighter Squadron F-15E Strike Eagle pilot, maintains visual communication with ground crew prior to take-off during Agile Combat Employment training at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, United Kingdom, Jan. 12, 2021. Training incorporating ACE concepts contribute to the development of multi-capable Airmen and aircrew, improving interoperability and helping allies and partners increase their capabilities in less than optimal environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

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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.