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Around the air force in pictures.

This issue took a look at some of the ways Airmen stepped up to help people after a disaster. While those relief missions were in full swing, the operations of today's Air Force continued without pause.

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The Airmen of today many jobs in the air and on the ground. They show their core values in everything they do, from training to recreation and while completing daily tasks at home and around the globe.

In these images you'll see current and future Airmen going about their business as usual with integrity first, service before self and excellence in all they do. The images here are a glimpse into the everyday lives of Airmen from the commemoration of the first military flight to some behind-the-scenes views of the diverse jobs they do in service to our nation.

We welcome your comments and hope you'll send us photos for consideration in future issues. Send your feedback to airman@dma.mil

--Airman Staff

COPE WITH THIS

photo by STAFF SGT. ANDY M. KIN

During Cope North, an F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off to play as an aggressor. The U. S. Air Force and Japan's Air Self-Defense Force conduct the exercise annually at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The joint training is designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability. The aircraft is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson AFB, Alaska.

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HEAT WAVES

photo by AIRMAN 1ST CLASS BRETT CLASHMAN

A B-1 Lancer assigned to the 7th Operations Group at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, departs for a training mission at Red Flag. Red Flag is a combat training exercise involving air forces of the United States and its allies. It is conducted on the 15,000-square-mile Nevada Test and Training Range, north of Las Vegas.

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SPARKS FLY

photo by AIRMAN 1ST CLASS ANTHONY JENNINGS

A welder works on the steel frame of a conference center walkway canopy being repaired at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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ICE CARVING

photo by AIRMAN 1ST CLASS CHRISTOPHER Gross

Tech. Sgt. William Stewart drills through the ice with an auger during Ice Operations at Six-Mile Lake on Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska. Members of the 611th Civil Engineer Squadron, Coast Guard and the Navy train together for surface and under-the-ice spill clean up.

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TRUE WINGMEN

photo by TECH. SGT. RENE CASTILLO

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the Texas Air National Guard's 149th Fighter Wing at Lackland Air Force Base, fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the Iowa Air National Guard's 185th Air Refueling Wing from Sioux City, Iowa.

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UNDER THE HOOD

photo by STAFF SGT. MIGUEL LARAIII

Tech. Sgt. Damien Moody inspects a Humvee engine at Ali Base, Iraq. He is a vehicle maintenance technician with the 407th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron deployed from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.

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AT ARM'S LENGTH

photo by STAFF SGT. BARRY LOO

Staff sgt. Blake Lundstrom holds a 40mm grenade at arm's length. He is the explosive ordnance disposal team lead with the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va.

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HANDS ON

photo by MASTER SGT RANDY MALLARD

An Air Force ROTC cadet reassembles an M16A2 rifle during a weapons familiarization class at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. The 17th Training Wing hosted cadets from Detachment 847 at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, for two days. They experienced classroom and field training, and a deployment exercise.

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CENTENNIAL WINGS

photo by STAFF SGT. BENNIE J. DAVIS III

Don Gum, a Wright "B" Flyer pilot, taxis the "Yellow Bird" down the Fort Sam Houston, Texas, parade ground during a reenactment of the first military flight in America a century ago. The day's events honored the first flight of Signal Corps Aircraft No. 1.

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TALK THE TALK

photo by SENIOR AIRMAN TIFFANY TROJCA

Staff Sgt. Abraham Rodriguez (left) comforts a crying Chilean child at the expeditionary hospital in Angol, Chile. Sergeant Rodriguez is a translator for more than 80 members of the Air Force Expeditionary Medical Support Team. He deployed from the Defense Institute for Medical Operations at the Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks City-Base, Texas.

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CAN STAND THE HEAT

photo by TECH. SGT. SHELLEY GILL

Firefighters from the 125th Fighter Wing at Jacksonville, Fla., and 71st Fighter Wine at Langley Air Force Base. Va., fight a fire in the Combat Readiness Training Center burn pit in Savannah, Ga. The burn pit helps make scenarios realistic during training for the intensity of fighting aircraft fires.

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LAST BLOCK

photo by MIKE KAPLAN

In his last regular-season game, Falcon senior goalie Andrew Volkening guards the goal as the Falcons beat the Sacred Heart Pioneers, 8-1, at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Cadet Ice Arena. The victory clinched third place in the Atlantic Hockey Association, improving to 14-14-6 overall and 14-8-6 in the AHA.

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EXHAUSTING JOB

photo by AIRMAN 1ST CLASS NICK WILSON)

Staff Sgt. Christopher Matthews a 52nd Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion systems craftsman, inspects an F-16 Fighting Falcon exhaust nozzle at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Once it passes a quality assurance check, it can be installed.

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NIGHT CHECK

Photo by THCH.SGT.MICHAEL R. HOLZWORTH

Airman 1st Class Albert Sarroca completes a pre-flight check before an F-16 Fighting Falcon night training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Airman Sarroca is a crew chief with the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron from Shaw AFB, S.C.

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INTO HIS JOB

photo by STAFF SGT.ANDY .KIN

Staff Sgt. John League does a post flight check on a B-52 Stratofortress after a mission in support of Exercise Cope North at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Sergeant League deployed from Barksdale AFB, La.

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BUSINESS SUIT

photo by NAN WYLIE

Firefighter Staff Sgt

Jeremy Luedtke dons his protective gear to take part in an emergency response exercise on Travis Air Force Base, Calif.

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BLUE LIGHT SPECIAL

photo by SENIOR AIRMAN TIFFANY TROJCA

Airman Hector Chacon performs a liquid penetrant inspection at the base non-destructive inspection shop at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. This inspection checks the integrity of non-magnetic aircraft metal parts. Airman Chacon is a non-destructive inspection specialist with the 49th Maintenance Squadron.

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STRAIGHT UP

photo by STAFF SGT, JACOB N. BAILEY

An F-16 Fighting Falcon

An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot conducts an unrestricted vertical climb from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during Exercise Cope North. The U.S. Air Force and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force Conduct the exercise annually at Andersen to increase combat readiness and interoperability.

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Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2010
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