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Commandant of Cadets at Jacks Valley

Brig. Gen. Paul Moga, commandant of cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., takes on an obstacle course in Jacks Valley during a week of field training for more than 1,000 basic cadets, July 15, 2021. Moga, an Academy graduate, completed the obstacle course with the trainees who are enduring six weeks of basic cadet training at the school. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

Arctic SWAT

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 815th Airlift Squadron takes part in exercise Arctic SWAT at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 14, 2021. The 815th AS Flying Jennies tested the aircraft and pilot capabilities in a new environment, opposite of their home station of Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shelton Sherrill)

U.S., Australian Forces Conduct Free-Fall in Preparation for TS21

A parachutist descends above Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, while conducting bilateral jump training, July 13, 2021. U.S. and Australian forces trained together in high-altitude jumps in preparation for exercise Talisman Sabre 21, testing their ability to conduct bilateral military free-fall operations through interoperability. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

FORSCOM Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) Pershing Strike 21 Arriving at Volk Field and Fort McCoy, WI

A C-5M Super Galaxy carrying Airmen from Dover Air Force Base, Del., Joint Base Charleston, S.C., and Soldiers from Fort Polk, La., participate in an emergency deployment readiness exercise at Volk Field Air National Guard Base, Wis., July 7, 2021. The joint-service training tests the ability to move troops and equipment on short notice in an emergency situation (U.S. Air Force photo by Kevin Clark)

CSAF visits Ramstein Air Base

Senior Airman Jordan Bybee, 86th OSS intelligence analyst, Tech. Sgt. Eric Dafforn, 86th Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control watch supervisor and 1st Lt. Miolani Grenier, U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance capabilities and development deputy chief, speak with Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. during their Multi-Capable Airmen display at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 15, 2021. During his visit July 13-15, Brown met with Airmen and got a first-hand look at Ramstein AB’s unique capabilities after delivering a message of collective defense and airpower to allies and partners at the inaugural Chief of the Air Staff’s Global Air Chiefs’ Conference. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John R. Wright)

Refueling Raptors in Key West

A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, sits on the flight line at Naval Air Station Key West, Fla., July 15, 2021. The 128th ARW assisted the 325th Fighter Wing with inflight refuels during the F-22 Raptor Formal Training Unit dissimilar air combat training capstone in southern Florida. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad Sturk)

U.S. Air Force Academy Basic Cadet Training Class of 2025

Master Sgt. Michael Walsh, military training instructor, walks through purple smoke in the Basic Cadet Training assault course at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Jacks Valley in Colorado Springs, Colo., July 13, 2021. Basic cadet training is a six-week indoctrination program to guide the transformation of new cadets from civilians to military academy cadets prepared to enter a four-year officer commissioning program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Trevor Cokley)

Whiteman A-10 in the clouds

An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., departs after receiving fuel in the skies near the border of Iowa and Missouri, July 7, 2021. The A-10, also known as the Warthog, is designed for close air support of ground forces combating adversarial ground forces, including tanks and other armored vehicles. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Vincent De Groot)

Ready EAGLE exercise

A group of Airmen wash down a simulated patient in a decontamination tent during the Ready EAGLE exercise capstone at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, July 16, 2021. The Ready EAGLE exercise enhances medical readiness response to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive or mass casualty events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Melody Bordeaux)

F-16s Take Off during Relampago VI

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off from Comando Aereo de Combate Number 5 in Rionegro, Colombia, during exercise Relampago VI, July 15, 2021. The F-16s, along with personnel from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., support rapid integration into theater training, as well as joint, coalition and partnered missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Duncan C. Bevan)


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.