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Paratroopers descend on Guam during Exercise Forager 21

Two U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules’ assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, drop U.S. Army and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force paratroopers during exercise Forager 21 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 30, 2021. Forager 21 is an opportunity for the Army to exercise joint, integrated, multi-domain operations in an archipelagic environment, and to test and employ emerging capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Richard P. Ebensberger)

U.S. Air Force delivers helicopters, bolsters Australian alliance

A CH-47F Chinook helicopter is unloaded from a Dover Air Force Base C-5M Super Galaxy at Royal Australian Air Force Base Townsville, Australia, July 7, 2021. The C-5 transported two CH-47F Chinook helicopters to RAAFB Townsville as a part of the Defense Department’s Foreign Military Sales program. The U.S. and Australia maintain a robust relationship underpinned by shared democratic values, common interests and cultural bonds. The strong alliance is an anchor for peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region and around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Faith Schaefer)

40th EAS bring Tac Air to Mid East

A 40th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flying crew chief touches the nose of a C-130J Super Hercules for good luck prior to boarding the aircraft for a mission supporting Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, July 20, 2021. The flexible design of the C-130 enables it to be configured for multiple different missions, allowing one aircraft to perform the role of many and project premier airlift airpower in the USCENTCOM AOR. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brennen Lege)

U.S. Special Operations, Australian Navy accomplish combined Black Hawk deck landings

An MC-130J Air Commando II conducts helicopter air-to-air refueling with an MH-60 Black Hawk, during exercise Talisman Sabre 21 above Queensland, Australia, July 26, 2021. TS21 is Australia’s largest military exercise with the U.S. and is a demonstration of the strong alliance underpinned by deep levels of cooperation and trust built over decades of operating and training together. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

34th WPS conducts Air Combat Maneuvering training

Staff Sgt. Ryan Gutierrez, 34th Weapons Squadron instructor special missions aviator, participates in air combat maneuvering training in an HH-60G Pave Hawk near Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 28, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Bailee A. Darbasie)

F-15E landing maneuvers

An F-15E Eagle assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron performs maneuvers prior to landing at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, July 27, 2021. The Liberty Wing conducts routine training to maintain combat readiness and safeguard U.S. national interests and the collective defense of allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin)

Back to School Brigade gives school supplies to Travis families

Airman Ciarra Capurro, 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron communications/navigation apprentice, right, hands a pack of pens to Leean Delacruz, a military spouse during the Back-to-School Brigade at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., July 23, 2021. Capurro was a volunteer during the base’s giveaway of free school supplies to local families ahead of the upcoming school year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christian Conrad)

Fueling the Falcon

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 115th Fighter Wing, Wisconsin Air National Guard, follows a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard, to perform a routine aerial refueling training mission July 28, 2021, near St. Louis, Mo. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Hoover)

IDLC: Static defense

Tech. Sgt. Kenneth Hatton and Tech. Sgt. Timothy White, both security forces Airmen with the 442nd Security Forces Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and students at the Integrated Defense Leadership Course, exchange blank fire with opposing forces during a static defense exercise at Camp James A. Garfield Joint Military Training Center, Ohio, July 22, 2021. The IDLC, which takes place at CJAG and Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, was designed to provide reserve security forces Airmen with intensely focused hands-on training to achieve and maintain combat readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Eric M. White)

Talisman Sabre 21: U.S. Air Force personnel conduct FARP and DAGRE training

Deployed Aircraft Ground Response Element Airmen with the 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron provide aircraft security during exercise Talisman Sabre 21, at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, Australia, July 18, 2021. U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command employs DAGRE elements as small, rapidly deployable teams that provide focused force protection and security. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Matthew Mackintosh)

74, 75 AMU go head-to-head in load competition

Staff Sgt. Wyatte Velasco, 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team chief and Airman 1st Class Sydney Woo, 75th AMU load crew member, load an A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft with an AGM-65 Maverick missile during a weapons load competition at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., July 23, 2021. The Maverick, an air-to-ground missile designed for close air support, is effective against tactical targets including armor, air defenses and ships. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)

CV-22 Osprey aerial demonstration

A CV-22 Osprey assigned to Air Force Special Operations Command prepares to land during an aerial demonstration at Wittman Regional Airport, Wis., July 30, 2021. With the various Air Force Special Operations Command aircraft and personnel in attendance at the demonstration, AFSOC brings specialized airpower and competitive advantage to the future warfighting environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

EQ-4 Global Hawk

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Pope, Global Hawk crew chief assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, conducts pre-launch procedures in preparation for an EQ-4 Global Hawk to take off from Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, July 20, 2021. The EQ-4 Global Hawk is a high-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned aircraft system with premier surveillance and reconnaissance capability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michelle Y. Alvarez)

F-16s and Kfirs fly in formation over Colombia

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 79th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron and Colombian Air Force Kfirs fly in formation over Colombia during Exercise Relampago VI, July 27, 2021. Relampago VI is a combined Colombian and U.S. exercise taking place in the U.S. Southern Command theater that focuses on techniques, tactics and procedures to strengthen the longstanding partnership between the armed forces. (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.