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U-2 Dragon Lady pilot

A U-2 Dragon Lady pilot poses for a portrait inside a pressure suit at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Oct. 31, 2019. Pilots who fly into the rim of the atmosphere require a specialized and custom-fit suit to keep them at a normal altitude in extreme elevations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Cable run

Airmen with the 210th Engineering Installation Squadron move fiber-optic cable into place prior to running it to the next access point at Prince Sultan Air Base, Saudi Arabia, Nov. 5, 2019. The 210th EIS is installing approximately 120,000 feet of cable, increasing the capability, reliability and security of the networks at Prince Sultan AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Wilkes)

Veteran's Day Painting

Caroline Beattie, a senior at Manatee School for the Arts in Palmetto, Fla., painted a portrait of her Economics and Government teacher, for the school's Veterans Day program. Her teacher, Maj. Jennifer Pearson with the Air Force Reserve’s 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., photographed the painting Nov. 6, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Jennifer Pearson)

Bomber Task Force 20-1

Three U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress aircraft, assigned to the 2nd Bomb Wing from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, and five Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons fly together toward the Barents Sea region of the Arctic during Bomber Task Force 20-1, Nov. 6, 2019. This deployment allows aircrews and support personnel to conduct theater integration and improve bomber interoperability with joint partners and allied nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Bomber Task Force Europe 20-1

A U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker and three Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, as viewed from a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, fly together during Bomber Task Force Europe 20-1, Nov. 6, 2019, over the Barents Sea region of the Arctic Circle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Duncan C. Bevan)

Airfield Naming Ceremony

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein (far right), Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett (second from right), relatives of Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright (far left), Jay B. Silveria, U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent and other staff members unveil a mock-up of the Academy's new airfield sign Nov. 1, 2019. The Academy officially named its airfield in honor of Gen. Davis, an original Tuskegee Airman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokely)

HH-60G Pave Hawk

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron participates in the 2019 Thunder Over South Georgia open house combat search and rescue demonstration Nov. 2, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Approximately 50,000 people attended the two-day Thunder Over South Georgia open house, which was headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

Weapons-load demonstration

Staff Sgt. Danielle Zandi, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crew chief, conducts a weapons-load demonstration during the 2019 Thunder Over South Georgia open house Nov. 3, 2019, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Approximately 50,000 people attended the two-day open house, which was headlined by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels demonstration team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Hayden Legg)

Pitch Day

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett speaks at the commencement of Air Force Space Pitch Day, Nov. 5, 2019, in San Francisco. Air Force Space Pitch Day is a two-day event hosted by the Air Force to demonstrate the Air Force’s willingness and ability to work with non-traditional startups. (U.S. Air Force photo by Van De Ha)

Combat Archer 19-12
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An F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet assigned to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., remains parked on the flightline during Combat Archer 19-12 at Tyndall AFB, Fla., Sept. 24, 2019. Combat Archer is the Department of Defense’s largest air-to-air live fire missile employment exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Bailee A. Darbasie)

C-130 Weapons Instructor Course
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Parker, 29th Weapons Squadron instructor loadmaster, prepares to release a bundle from a C-130J Hercules during phase three of the C-130 Weapons Instructor Course over Colorado, Oct. 14, 2019. The purpose of WIC is to both teach instructor pilots and instructor navigators to become tactical experts of the C-130 Hercules in a cross-domain battlespace, and charging them to take their experience to train their respective units, increasing overall combat capability and lethality of the force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Irvin)

Memorial ruck march
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U.S. Airmen with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron and the 31st Rescue Squadron conduct a memorial ruck march at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 25, 2019. The march was in honor of pararescueman Tech. Sgts. Peter Kraines and Sean Barnes, who both died after sustaining injuries during training incidents in 2014 and 2019. Airmen carried simulated patient litters, water cans, and over 1,000 pounds of other equipment across five miles. Memorial marches such as this serve as a symbolic gesture of remembrance and camaraderie among U.S. military service members who have lost friends and family in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

National Space Defense Center
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David Norquist, deputy secretary of defense, front right, and Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, center, toured the National Space Defense Center and the 1st Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., Nov. 1, 2019. They conducted a table-top exercise which highlighted the fact that space has become a warfighting domain. (Courtesy photo by Schriever Air Force Base Public Affairs)

B-52H Stratofortress receives fuel
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A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress receives fuel via aerial refueling from a KC-10 Extender above the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 1, 2019. The B-52H, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., is part of a Bomber Task Force operating out of RAF Fairford, United Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)

UH-1N Iroquois
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A 1st Helicopter Squadron UH-1N Iroquois sits on the flightline at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 1, 2019. The 1st HS conducts high-priority airlift missions and provides contingency response in the National Capital Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Noah Sudolcan)

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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.