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9th AF Week in Photos: Oct. 13, 2017

An Airman waves an American flag prior to celebrating with loved ones during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

A U.S. Airman waves an American flag prior to celebrating with loved ones during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen from the 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Airman 1st Class Isaiah Randall, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance apprentice, poses for a photo, Oct. 2, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Among four months of turmoil, Randall came to understand the true concept of resiliency, leaning on the support from his family, both by blood and by service, and God to guide him through. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Isaiah Randall, 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance apprentice, poses for a photo, Oct. 2, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Among four months of turmoil, Randall came to understand the true concept of resiliency, leaning on the support from his family, both by blood and by service, and God to guide him through. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing move an ambulance during a Warrior Day at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Sept. 29, 2017.

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing move an ambulance during a Warrior Day at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 2017. The Airmen worked together to pull the approximately 14,000 pound ambulance 15 meters in a test of strength and teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves)

Master Sgt. Danielle Bruce-Salmon, 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) special aviation resource management superintendent, hugs her daughter, Brooklyn, during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Danielle Bruce-Salmon, 71st Rescue Squadron (RQS) special aviation resource management superintendent, hugs her daughter, Brooklyn, during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need to be rescued. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Greg Nash)

Members of the 820th Base Defense Group exit an HC-130J Combat King II during a static-line jump, Oct. 3, 2017, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. 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 Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Members of the 820th Base Defense Group exit an HC-130J Combat King II during a static-line jump, Oct. 3, 2017, at the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Georgia. 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 Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Trey Singleton, Marshalls Mixed Martial Arts and Jiujitsu instructor and second degree black belt, prepares for a cage fight.

Trey Singleton, Marshalls Mixed Martial Arts and Jiujitsu instructor and second degree black belt, prepares for a cage fight, Sept. 23, 2017, in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlie Loy, Boeing Co. general mechanic, assists Singleton both in the gym and in the cage as a student, instructor, and a corner man during his fights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shawna L. Keyes)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jeremiah Clarson, 192nd Maintenance Squadron quality assurance inspector, greets his family at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Oct. 12, 2017.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jeremiah Clarson, 192nd Maintenance Squadron quality assurance inspector, greets his family at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Oct. 12, 2017. Clarson was part of a total-force integration deployment with the Virginia Air National Guard and the 1st Fighter Wing to the Middle East. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese)

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This week's photos highlight Airmen from around 9th Air Force returning home from deployment, overcoming adversity, competing in a warrior challenge, and earning their next jumpmaster level.