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B-2 Bomber Flyover U.S. Air Force Academy 2020

A B-2 Spirit stealth bomber flies over the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., Nov. 16, 2020. The B-2’s stealth characteristics give it the unique ability to penetrate an enemy's most sophisticated defenses and threaten heavily defended targets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett meets with Lithuanian Minister of Defense Raimundas Karoblis

Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett speaks with Lithuanian Minister of Defense Raimundas Karoblis after a meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Nov. 13, 2020. The group discussed regional security and partnership between the U.S. Air Force and the Lithuanian military. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

40th FLTS tests APKWS II

Maj. Nathan McCaskey, 40th Flight Test Squadron test pilot, fires a rocket from his F-16 Fighting Falcon near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 3, 2020. The rocket was being tested against a ground based stationary target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John Raven)

Team Shaw hammers down at Combat Hammer

An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron starts a pre-flight check while participating in the Weapons Systems Evaluation Program at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Nov. 10, 2020. Evaluators from the WSEP team assess the effectiveness, maintainability and accuracy of precision-guided air-to-ground munitions of squadrons across the Air Force at the Utah Test and Training Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destani K. Matheny)

Sweden and U.S. Strengthen Air Capabilities During Swedish-led Bilateral Exercise

An MC-130J Commando II and a CV-22B Osprey, both assigned to the 352nd Special Operations Wing, prepare to perform a tilt-rotor air-to-air refueling over Sweden, Nov. 13, 2020. Special operations forces create conditions for a rapid response to an imminent threat with land, air, and maritime capabilities to enhance stability in the Baltic Sea region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Roidan Carlson)

Flight Line Friends

Dean “Diz” Laird, left, and Clarence “Bud” Anderson, both World War II ace pilots, watch as a KC-10 Extender taxis at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 10, 2020. At ages 99 and 98 respectively, Laird and Anderson were high school students together in Auburn, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Conrad)

KC-10s extending flight time in CENTCOM

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle flies over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Nov. 13, 2020. The Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions, demonstrating U.S. Air Force Central Command’s posture to compete, deter and win against state and non-state actors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Carnes)

Airmen greeted by families after deployment

Airmen assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard, are greeted by family members at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 19, 2020. The Airmen were returning from a deployment to the U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, where they provided C-130 Hercules aircraft support for Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Resolute Support. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Michael Crane)

Air Force special warfare Airmen and Army paratroopers conduct airborne operations at JBER

Staff Sgt. Nicholas Waytkus, a tactical air control party specialist assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, descends over Malemute Drop Zone while conducting airborne training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 17, 2020. The 3rd ASOS special warfare Airmen conducted the airborne training to maintain their active jump status and ensure mission readiness in an arctic environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

34th Bomb Squadron participates in Indo-Pacific joint exercise
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Airmen prepare a B-1B Lancer assigned to the 34th Bomb Squadron for a Bomber Task Force mission at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Nov. 12, 2020. The mission enabled crews to remain ready to respond to any potential crisis or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jonah Fronk)

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.