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17 images that prove America’s Air Force is still as awesome as ever

This is a series of photos that not only demonstrates the cutting edge technology of the U.S. Air Force, but also the diversity of their operations.

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Emerald Warrior 2013

Joint training exercise involving Canadian special operations regiment calling in the U.S. Air Force for close proximity air support. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

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Airmen in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan check the runway for potentially dangerous objects that could cause problems for aircraft. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

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Pink Kisses; cancer MY way

Capt. Candice Adams undergoing screening for radiation treatment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Russ Scalf)

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Military personnel from the 51st Security Forces Squadron respond during readiness exercise at Osan Air Base in South Korea. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

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An after flight inspection of F-16 by Senior Airman Nate Hall at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)

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Ready to roll

82nd Airborne Division makes final preparations for AC-31 training exercises in Pope Field, North Carolina. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Damon Kasberg)

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USAFA Class of 2013 Graduation

U.S. Air Force Academy May 29th 2013 graduates in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

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LOX servicing

Airman 1st Class Christopher Garrison demonstrates his technical skill as he provides liquid oxygen servicing at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

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Americans, Belgians honor the fallen

Veterans Day memorial ceremony with Master Sgt. Shaneeka Jones. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)

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F-35 Lightning II Instructor Pilots Conduct Aerial Refueling

Refueling of F-35A Lighting II by Tech. Sgt. Joe Parker. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.)

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1 SOW/ SNCO Induction Ceremony POW/MIA presentation

1st Special Operations Security Forces Squadron pay respect to Prisoner of War/Missing in Action display at the Soundside Club on Hurlburt Field, Florida. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Parkinson)

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Ospreys migrate to England

A CV-22B Osprey is refueled off the coast of Greenland. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Laura Yahemiak)

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Airmen place flags at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery

At Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Master Sgt. Robert Lilly pays tribute to other fallen veterans. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Daniel Hughes)

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191st ARW Air refueling

151st Air Refueling Wing perform refueling operations with C-17 over Southern Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)

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AFSOC/23STS Personal Recovery

Members of the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron jump from the back of a MH-47 Chinook helicopter. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Callaway)

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An HH-60 Pave Hawk from the Alaska Air National Guard preps for landing on the USS Anchorage. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

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F-35 Integrated Test Force

F-35 Test Force is measuring variations in the craft’s capabilities during night flights. (Courtesy Photo/Tom Reynolds)