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IDLC: Static defense

Staff Sgt. Alyssa Raines, a security forces Airman with the 442nd Security Forces Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and student at the Integrated Defense Leadership Course, scans her surroundings for 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)

F-35 Demonstration Team at 2021 Thunder over Michigan Air Show

U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight Foundation pilot, Stuart Milson, flies in formation with Maj. Kristin Wolfe, F-35A Lightning II Demonstration Team pilot and commander, and Capt. Haden Fullam, A-10 Demonstration Team pilot and commander, during the 2021 Thunder over Michigan Air Show at Willow Run Airport, Mich., Aug. 8, 2021. The air show also featured the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Kip Sumner)

165th Special Response Team conducts routine building clearing training

Staff Sgt. Troy Gonzalez Mazzone and Senior Airman Drew Bowers, security forces Airmen on the 165th Special Response Team, 165th Security Forces Squadron, Georgia National Guard, participate in building-clearance training at the 165th Airlift Wing in Savannah, Ga., July 22, 2021. The SRT is made up of a group of 165th SFS Airmen who are subject-matter experts in responding to situations requiring a specific strategy and specialized training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Caila Arahood)

F-22 Demostration Flies in Airshow

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the U.S. Air Force’s F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team performs during the Abbotsford International Air Show in Abbotsford, Canada, Aug. 8, 2021. The demonstration team performed precision aerial maneuvers to demonstrate the unique capabilities of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft. (Courtesy photo)

USAFA Acceptance Day Parade

U.S. Air Force Academy cadets participate in the annual Acceptance Day Parade on the Academy’s Stillman Field in Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 6th, 2021. During this event, cadets receive their fourth-class shoulder boards to recognize completing Basic Cadet Training and to signify their acceptance into the Cadet Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

F-22 Raptors and F-15E Strike Eagles display dominance during Pacific Iron 2021

F-22 Raptors and a C-130J Hercules taxi on the runway before taking off during exercise Pacific Iron 2021 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, July 22, 2021. Pacific Iron 2021 is a Pacific Air Forces dynamic force employment operation to project forces into the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s area of responsibility in support of the 2018 National Defense Strategy which called on the military to be a more lethal, adaptive and resilient force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justin Wynn)

Minuteman III Launch

An Air Force Global Strike Command unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., Aug. 11, 2021. ICBM test launches demonstrate the U.S. ICBM fleet is relevant, essential and key to leveraging dominance in an era of strategic competition. (U.S. Space Force photo by Michael Peterson)

New Aircraft Display

Senior Airman Gabriel Packwood, 647th Civil Engineer Squadron structures journeyman, breaks up the top layer of the concrete static display pad at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Aug. 3, 2021. The static display pad is scheduled to house two new model aircraft displayed in front of the 15th Wing Headquarters building. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Makensie Cooper)

AFSOC Airmen visit EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 21

An MC-130J Commando II, assigned to the 27th Special Operations Wing, Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., orbits the airfield during an evening airpower demonstration as part of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 at Wittman Regional Airport, Wis., July 31, 2021. Air Force Special Operations Command, which was featured at EAA’s airshow, brought multiple aircraft from its inventory, displaying capabilities of airpower through aerial demonstrations and static displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Miranda Mahoney)

Chaos Challenge 2021
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Staff Sgt. Jacob Lara, left, and Senior Airman Matthew Arellano, 25th Air Support Operations Squadron tactical air control party specialists, carry their canoe while competing in the Chaos Challenge 2021 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 15, 2021. The Chaos Challenge 2021 was a multi-day series of mental and physical contests sponsored by the 1st Air Support Operations Group with participants from the 3rd, 5th, 25th and 604th Air Support Operations Squadrons, and a guest team from the 673rd Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

416th FLTS flight over Edwards AFB
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Maj. Stephen Jude, 416th Flight Test Squadron, flies an F-16D Fighting Falcon during his fini-flight over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 23,2021. A fini-flight is an aviation tradition dating back to World War II, as aircrew celebrate a pilot’s final flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maygan Straight)

380th SFS and EOD use drones and robots to enhance defensive capabilities
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Tech. Sgt. Cameron Farrell, 380th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance team lead, approaches an ANDROS F6A robot during a training exercise at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 6, 2021. The F6A is a highly dependable robot commonly used by the military for explosive ordnance disposal, reconnaissance, and other hazardous missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michelle Y. Alvarez)

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