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A C-17 Globemaster III

A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the 60th Air Mobility Wing sits on the flight line as smoke from a wildfire in Butte County fills the air at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Nov. 15, 2018. The wildfire, named the Camp Fire, is more than 120 miles from the base and has burned over 142,000 acres and destroyed 11,860 structures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joey Swafford)

Repair Squadron Engineer

Staff Sgt. Pete Taijeron, 254th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operational Repair Squadron Engineer, uses a circular saw to cut a piece of two-by-four that will be used to help build a roof for a home in the village of Koblerville, Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Nov. 20, 2018, as part of the roof building in support of the Super Typhoon Yutu relief efforts. Service members from Joint Region Marianas and U.S. Indo-Pacific Command are providing Department of Defense support to the CNMI's civil and local officials as part of the FEMA-supported Super Typhoon Yutu recovery efforts. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)

A Royal Air Force F-35 Lightning II, U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle, and French air force Dassault Rafale fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker

A Royal Air Force F-35 Lightning II, U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle, and French air force Dassault Rafale fly behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 100th Air Refueling Wing during Exercise Point Blank over the English Channel, Nov. 27, 2018. Training with NATO allies like the U.K. and France improves interoperability and demonstrates the United States’ commitment to regional security. Exercise Point Blank also represents an opportunity to enhance interoperability and integration between allied fourth and fifth-generation fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Milano)

A cadet holds a banner that reads "let's fly"

Cadet 4th Class Parker Mascarenhas holds a banner reading “Let’s Fly” in the cadet seating section of Falcon Stadium during the Air Force versus University of New Mexico football game Nov 11, 2018. Air Force Falcons defeated the University of New Mexico Lobos 42-24. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

Frecce Tricolori, an aerial demonstration aircraft, flies over Sakhir Air Base, Bahrain

Frecce Tricolori, an aerial demonstration aircraft, flies over Sakhir Air Base, Bahrain, during the Bahrain International Airshow 2018, Nov. 14, 2018. BIAS is a biennial, three-day aviation and aerospace industry event that provides the U.S. military an opportunity to highlight Department of Defense aviation’s flexibility, speed and agility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie I. Lee)

aircrafts metals technology instructor

Master Sgt. James Mattingly, sitting, 361st Training Squadron aircrafts metals technology instructor, performs a demonstration for his students at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 5, 2018. Mattingly is demonstrating a Tungsten Inert Gas Welding, by heating up a thin piece of Tungsten which Mattingly uses to write/weld patterns onto the pieces of metal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Pedro Tenorio)

A formation of F-35A Lightning IIs

A formation of F-35A Lightning IIs, from the 388th Fighter Wing and 419th FW, refuel over the Utah Test and Training Range, Utah, as part of a combat power exercise Nov. 19, 2018. The exercise aims to confirm their ability to quickly employ a large force of jets against air and ground targets, and demonstrate the readiness and lethality of the F-35. As the first combat-ready F-35 units in the Air Force, the 388th and 419th FWs at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are ready to deploy anywhere in the world at a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)

An aerial demonstration team flies over Sakhir Air Base, Bahrain

An aerial demonstration team flies over Sakhir Air Base, Bahrain, during the Bahrain International Airshow 2018, Nov. 15, 2018. BIAS is a biennial, three-day aviation and aerospace industry event that provides the U.S. military an opportunity to highlight Department of Defense aviation’s flexibility, speed and agility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Gracie I. Lee)

A formation of F-35 Lightning IIs

A formation of F-35 Lightning IIs from the 388th Fighter Wing and 419th FW stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, perform aerial maneuvers during as part of a combat power exercise over Utah Test and Training Range, Nov. 19, 2018. The exercise aims to confirm their ability to quickly employ a large force of jets against air and ground targets, and demonstrate the readiness and lethality of the F-35A. As the first combat-ready F-35 unit in the Air Force, the 388th and 419th FWs are ready to deploy anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cory D. Payne)

Two pararescuemen rappel over an arena
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Capt. Cameron Rochelle, 34th Weapons Squadron combat rescue officer, and Master Sgt. Shane Brickey, 88th Test and Evaluation Squadron pararescueman, rappel from the rafters of the T-Mobile Arena during a site survey in Las Vegas, Nov. 13, 2018. The puck was being carried by Brickey, who handed it off be for the ceremonial puck drop portion of the pregame festivities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from RAF Lakenheath, a Royal Air Force Voyager from RAF Brize Norton, a RAF F-35B Lightning II from RAF Marham and a French Air Force Rafale
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A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle from RAF Lakenheath, a Royal Air Force Voyager from RAF Brize Norton, a RAF F-35B Lightning II from RAF Marham and a French Air Force Rafale from Mont de Marsan, France, fly in formation during Point Blank 18-3, Nov. 27, 2018. This Point Blank exercise represents an opportunity to enhance interoperability between NATO allies and integration between fourth and fifth-generation fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo from 494th Fighter Squadron)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- 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.