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9th AF Week in Photos: May 5, 2017

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Semmer, 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons crew member, helps load munitions onto a rack during the 1st Maintenance Group Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 28, 2017. The event was dedicated to Senior Airmen Sara Toy and Austin Terrell, and Staff Sgt. Alexandria Morrow, who passed away and were members of weapons community.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Zachary Semmer, 27th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons crew member, helps load munitions onto a rack during the 1st Maintenance Group Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 28, 2017. The quarterly competition gives Airmen from each AMU the opportunity to showcase their proficiency in loading aircraft munitions. On this occasion, the competition held a deeper meaning as the weapons teams paid tribute to recently fallen Airmen Senior Airmen Sara Toy and Austin Terrell, and Staff Sgt. Alexandria Morrow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

The 1st Maintenance Group honors three Airmen who passed away through a Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, April 28, 2017. The event was dedicated to Senior Airmen Sara Toy and Austin Terrell, and Staff Sgt. Alexandria Morrow, who were members of weapons community.

The 1st Maintenance Group honors three Airmen who passed away during a Weapons Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, April 28, 2017. The event was dedicated to Senior Airmen Sara Toy and Austin Terrell, and Staff Sgt. Alexandria Morrow, who were members of weapons community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

Airman 1st Class Hunter Ogle, 23d Security Forces Squadron entry controller, washes his face after completing an oleoresin capsicum spray, also known as pepper spray, initial confidence course, May 2, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen must complete a class then pass a physical confidence course while experiencing the effects of oleoresin capsicum spray to be qualified to carry the less-than-lethal tool. (Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Hunter Ogle, 23rd Security Forces Squadron entry controller, washes his face after completing an oleoresin capsicum spray, or pepper spray, initial confidence course, May 2, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen must complete a class then pass a physical confidence course while experiencing the effects of pepper spray to be qualified to carry the less-than-lethal tool. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

A pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron scans the drop zone from the back of an HC-130J Combat King II prior to static-line jumps, April 24, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. All PJs are qualified to conduct both static-line and High altitude, low opening jumps. During a static-line jump, the jumper is attached to the aircraft via the ‘static-line’, which automatically deploys the jumpers’ parachute after they’ve exited the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A U.S. Air Force pararescueman (PJ) from the 38th Rescue Squadron scans the drop zone from the back of an HC-130J Combat King II prior to static-line jumps, April 24, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 38th RQS pararescuemen worked in tandem with aircrew members from the 71st RQS to conduct four static-line jumps in two hours. The PJs needed to conduct all four jumps to maintain qualifications and meet training requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Senior Airman Matt, 38th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, rides in the back of an HC-130J Combat King II prior to conducting static-line jumps, April 24, 2017, over Moody Air Force Base, Ga. All PJs are qualified to conduct both static-line and High altitude, low opening jumps. During a static-line jump, the jumper is attached to the aircraft via the ‘static-line’, which automatically deploys the jumpers’ parachute after they’ve exited the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matt, 38th Rescue Squadron pararescueman (PJ), rides in the back of an HC-130J Combat King II prior to conducting static-line jumps, April 24, 2017, over Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 38th RQS pararescuemen worked in tandem with aircrew members from the 71st RQS to conduct four static-line jumps in two hours. The PJs needed to conduct all four jumps to maintain qualifications and meet training requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 75th Fighter Squadron taxis down the runway prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft from the 75th Fighter Squadron taxis down the runway prior to take off, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A Crew chief with the 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit marshals an A-10C Thunderbolt II, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

A U.S. Air Force crew chief with the 75th Aircraft Maintenance Unit marshals an A-10C Thunderbolt II, April 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 75th FS departed for Combat Hammer, an air-to-ground exercise hosted at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The exercise is designed to collect and analyze data on the performance of precision weapons and measure their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

Team Shaw children wait outside the 79th Aircraft Maintenance Unit building for their loved ones to return home to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 4, 2017. Their Airmen returned from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, after a six-month deployment in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

Team Shaw children wait outside the 79th Aircraft Maintenance Unit building for their loved ones to return home to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 4, 2017. The Airmen returned from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, after a six-month deployment in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing fist-bump Team Shaw leadership after landing at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 5, 2017. Airmen returned after a six-month deployment to the United States Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing fist-bump Team Shaw leadership after landing at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 5, 2017. Airmen returned after a six-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney)

A U.S. Airman assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing hugs a family member after returning to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 5, 2017. Airmen returned after a six-month deployment to the United States Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney)
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A U.S. Airman assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing hugs a family member after returning to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 5, 2017. Airmen returned after a six-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, South Carolina --

Ninth Air Force’s weekly photos feature Airmen from around 9th AF involved in activities supporting Air Combat Command’s priorities of Provide for Today, Prepare for the Future and Protect the Foundation of Airpower. 

In the first iteration, this week's photos highlight Airmen showcasing their proficiency in weapons loading, completing qualification requirements for their jobs, heading to exercises and returning home from deployment.