A C-130 Hercules with the 107th Airlift Wing fires off flares during a night formation training mission. Flares are used to deter infrared homing (heat seeking) surface-to-air or air-to-air missile. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Ray Lloyd)
9/28/2012 - FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- This week's photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.