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Eagles in Estonia for Baltic Trident

F-15C Eagles assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron travel back to RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, after participating in exercise Baltic Trident at Ă„mari Air Base, Estonia, March 19, 2021. Aircraft and Airmen from the 48th Fighter Wing were in Estonia for the Agile Combat Employment exercise to enhance 48th FW flexibility to support and engage NATO and partner forces in the Baltic Region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jessi Monte)

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass visits Altus Air Force Base

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force JoAnne S. Bass speaks to Airman 1st Class Brianna Cortez, 97th Logistics Readiness Squadron material manager, March 22, 2021, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. During her visit, Bass learned about the cultures of multiple squadrons across the wing and how it enables them to deliver elite airpower, including those responsible for providing premier C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotanker and KC-46 Pegasus aircrew training worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Breanna Klemm)

9th AS loadmasters train as part of AMC initiative

Airmen load a truck onto a C-5M Super Galaxy during loadmaster training at Dover Air Force Base, Del., March 9, 2021. The transport aircraft is the largest plane in the Air Force inventory and is equipped with five sets of landing gear, 28 wheels and can carry more cargo farther distances than any other plane. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)

Clear day flying for Team Dover

A C-17 Globemaster III takes off from Dover Air Force Base, Del., March 22, 2021. The 436th Airlift Wing at Dover AFB houses, maintains and operates the C-5M Super Galaxy as well as the C-17 Globemaster III. Dover AFB is home to the Department of Defense's largest aerial port and nearly 9,000 Airmen and joint service members, civilians and families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christopher Quail)

Al Dhafra medics receive, distribute first large batch of COVID-19 vaccines

U.S. Airmen unload COVID-19 vaccines from a C-130 Hercules at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, March 15, 2021. The base received approximately 1,300 single-shot vaccine doses, which will be distributed among service members and Defense Department personnel at the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Miranda A. Loera)

Refueling the fight during Red Flag 21-2 at Nellis Type to enter text

An F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 21-2, March 18, 2021. Red Flag began in 1975 as an aerial combat exercise but has evolved to include war-fighting across air, space and cyberspace domains. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman First Class Zachary Rufus)

81st TRG hosts first drill down of quarter

Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyrone Taylor and Airman Destiny Millerd perform during a drill down at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., March 19, 2021. Airmen competed in a quarterly open-ranks inspection and regulation and freestyle drill routines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

March weapons system evaluation program

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 49th Wing at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., fires an AIM-9M Sidewinder during training and evaluation at Weapons System Evaluation Program-East, March 10, 2021, at Tyndall AFB, Fla. WSEPs are held to evaluate air-to-ground and air-to-air weapons systems on behalf of Air Combat Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Savanah Bray)

Kirtland Celebrates Women's History Month

Senior Airman Olivia J. Matthews, 377th Medical Group lab technician, conducts maintenance on a biochemistry analyzer machine at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., March 16, 2021. Matthews’ duties include drawing blood for testing, analyzing chemistry samples, and providing medical tests to ensure readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ireland Summers)

U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training Graduation and Coining Ceremony

A U.S. Air Force basic military graduation and coining ceremony are held March 11, 2021, for the 324th Training Squadron at the Pfingston Reception Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the graduation ceremonies are closed to the public but are live-streamed on the USAF BMT Facebook page every Thursday at 9 a.m. (U.S. Air Force photo by Johnny Saldivar)

MC-130H provides fuel to MV-22s

A U.S. Air Force MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft loadmaster assigned to Special Operations Command Central observes a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, as they receive fuel during a tiltrotor air-to-air refueling, or TAAR, over an undisclosed location, March 10, 2021. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)


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.