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Teak Action 21 Enhances U.S.-Australian Interoperability

U.S. and Royal Australian Air Force airmen observe an MC-130J Air Commando II flying in formation off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, during exercise Teak Action 21, July 3, 2021. Through strict COVID-19 precautions, the 353rd Special Operations Group was able to train bilaterally with RAAF airmen, sharing tactics and procedures to foster increased interoperability across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

CSAF Brown, ACC welcome French Air Force

French Air and Space Force Chief of Staff General Philippe Lavigne and U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. walk through the honor guard corridor during a ceremony in Yorktown, Va., July 7, 2021. A commemorative wreath marking 240 years since the Battle of Yorktown was laid by the generals honoring French and American forces who fought together during the siege. In the fall of 1781, the Battle of Yorktown marked the last major battle of the American Revolution against British forces and effectively secured independence for the American colonies following a six-and-a-half-year military struggle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. River Bruce)

75th EAS flies local in DJ

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hofer, 75th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, waits for engine startup at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 15, 2021. The 75th EAS is the sole provider of tactical airlift capabilities for the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victoria Hadden)

Yokota celebrates the 4th of July

Fireworks explode behind a C-130J Super Hercules during a Celebrate America event at Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 2, 2021. The show was part of the Independence Day celebration hosted by the 374th Force Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

F-35 Demonstration Team flies for the Puget Sound

Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, flies in formation with retired Lt. Col. Greg Anders, Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation P-51 pilot, in Tacoma, Wash., July 3, 2021. The F-35 Demo Team headlined both the 2021 Gig Harbor Wings and Wheels and Tacoma Freedom Fair air shows for the Fourth of July weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)

Airman Spotlight; Senior Airman Janice Williams

Senior Airman Janice Williams, 932nd Maintenance Squadron crew chief, performs an aircraft pre-flight inspection at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., June 30, 2021. The 932nd MS, part of the 932nd Airlift Wing, provides safe, and reliable airlift for distinguished visitors and their staff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christopher Parr)

39th SFS partners with U.S. Soldiers to conduct first joint K-9 helicopter training

U.S. Airmen and Soldiers assigned to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey prepare to execute a joint K-9 helicopter training mission at Incirlik AB, June 28, 2021. During the mission, military working dog handlers from the 39th Security Forces Squadron conducted medical evacuations on simulated K-9 casualties and other mission-specific tasks required for real-world operations. The mission marked the first time MWD handlers at Incirlik AB partnered with U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk crews for interservice training, which enabled them to acclimate their K-9s to helicopter operations under combat conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander Cook)

Teak Action 21 Enhances U.S.-Australian Interoperability

An MC-130J Air Commando II flies off the coast of New South Wales, Australia, during exercise Teak Action 21, July 3, 2021. Through strict COVID-19 precautions, the 353rd Special Operations Group was able to train bilaterally with Royal Australian Air Force airmen, sharing tactics and procedures to foster increased interoperability across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

USAFA I-Day Class of 2025

Basic cadets from the class of 2025 arrive for in-processing at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 24, 2021. In-​Processing Day, or I-Day, marks the start of a cadet’s journey to becoming a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force or Space Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

AC-47, AC-130J perform gunship legacy flight over Topeka
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An AC-47 Spooky from Topeka, Kan., and an AC-130J Ghostrider from the 4th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, Fla., fly in formation around Topeka June 25, 2021, in preparation for a gunship legacy flight that will be flown at EAA AirVenture, July 30-31, in Oshkosh, Wisc. Air Force Special Operations Command Airmen and aircraft will be among the highlighted programs at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021. The AC-47 belongs to the American Flight Museum in Topeka and is restored as John Levitow’s Medal of Honor aircraft. The AC-130J primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

354th SFS Airmen tryout for Eielson SWAT team
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Airman 1st Class Alexandranell Soto, 354th Security Forces Squadron response force leader, completes a pullup during a special weapons and tactics physical training test at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, June 23, 2021. The defenders conducted multiple exercises to ensure they are physically fit and capable of completing SWAT training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Beaux Hebert)

USAF Special Warfare Airmen Execute Jump Training with USMC VMGR-234
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Special Warfare Airmen assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron perform static line and free-fall jumps from a KC-130J over Djibouti, June 21, 2021. Special Warfare Airmen maintain jump proficiency to enable rapid personnel recovery, combat search and rescue capabilities, and to rapidly deploy to austere locations to support U.S. and partner forces within the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Daniel Asselta)

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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.