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An L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. maintainer preps a T-6A Texan II as fog covers the flightline at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., Nov. 4, 2016. Since 1960, Vance AFB has been a joint civilian-military team, training more than 20,000 U.S. and allied nation pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Poe)

An L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. maintainer preps a T-6A Texan II as fog covers the flightline at Vance Air Force Base, Okla., Nov. 4, 2016. Since 1960, Vance AFB has been a joint civilian-military team, training more than 20,000 U.S. and allied nation pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/David Poe)

Stephen A. Smith, Molly Qerim and Max Kellerman, from ESPN’s First Take, debate sports topics during a live broadcast from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Nov. 7, 2016. Every year, in honor of Veterans Day, ESPN’s First Take pays tribute to service members by telecasting their show from different bases and highlighting those who go above and beyond in their job and on the athletic field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Megan Munoz)

Stephen A. Smith, Molly Qerim and Max Kellerman, from ESPN’s First Take, debate sports topics during a live broadcast from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Nov. 7, 2016. Every year, in honor of Veterans Day, ESPN’s First Take pays tribute to service members by telecasting their show from different bases and highlighting those who go above and beyond in their job and on the athletic field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Megan Munoz)

HH-60 Pave Hawks from the 33rd Rescue Squadron, 943rd Rescue Group and Japan Air Self-Defense Force, fly in formation during exercise Keen Sword 17, Nov. 7, 2016, near Okinawa, Japan. The U.S.-Japan mutual security treaty allows the U.S. to provide forward-based forces that can rapidly react to counter aggression against Japan and other allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel)

HH-60 Pave Hawks from the 33rd Rescue Squadron, 943rd Rescue Group and Japan Air Self-Defense Force, fly in formation during exercise Keen Sword 17, Nov. 7, 2016, near Okinawa, Japan. The U.S.-Japan mutual security treaty allows the U.S. to provide forward-based forces that can rapidly react to counter aggression against Japan and other allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel)

President Barack Obama greets Airmen and visitors at Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H. prior to attending a political rally at the University of New Hampshire, Nov. 7, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Ashlyn J. Correia)

President Barack Obama greets Airmen and visitors at Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H. prior to attending a political rally at the University of New Hampshire, Nov. 7, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Ashlyn J. Correia)

An Air National Guard member, from the 219th Engineering Installation Squadron, performs tower rappelling techniques during an exercise Nov. 4, 2016.  The mission of the 219th EIS is to recruit, train and retain competent professionals to engineer, install, relocate and sustain communications computer systems and services for the nation, state and community during peacetime, national emergencies, natural disasters and war. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Drew A. Egnoske)

An Air National Guard member, from the 219th Engineering Installation Squadron, performs tower rappelling techniques during an exercise Nov. 4, 2016. The mission of the 219th EIS is to recruit, train and retain competent professionals to engineer, install, relocate and sustain communications computer systems and services for the nation, state and community during peacetime, national emergencies, natural disasters and war. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Drew A. Egnoske)

Senior Airman Tyler Phillips, a 451st Expeditionary Support Squadron response force member, monitors his team’s security sector at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 5, 2016. Response force teams are posted around the airfield to ensure 360-degree security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Senior Airman Tyler Phillips, a 451st Expeditionary Support Squadron response force member, monitors his team’s security sector at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 5, 2016. Response force teams are posted around the airfield to ensure 360-degree security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Airmen taking an M4 carbine combat arms training and maintenance class check their targets at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 25, 2016. Once at the range, Airmen are given the opportunity to fire their weapon and familiarize themselves with the tools they will interact with daily while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Airmen taking an M4 carbine combat arms training and maintenance class check their targets at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 25, 2016. Once at the range, Airmen are given the opportunity to fire their weapon and familiarize themselves with the tools they will interact with daily while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Airman 1st Class Christopher Schacher, an honor guard member, fires his rifle during a simulated firing party at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 2, 2016. Air Force retiree funerals are provided with a flag folding ceremony and presentation, a firing team, and the playing of taps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

Airman 1st Class Christopher Schacher, an honor guard member, fires his rifle during a simulated firing party at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Nov. 2, 2016. Air Force retiree funerals are provided with a flag folding ceremony and presentation, a firing team, and the playing of taps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

Staff Sgt. Korey King, a 17th Special Operations Squadron loadmaster, looks out the window of an MC-130J during exercise Keen Sword 17, Nov. 7, 2016, near Okinawa, Japan. Exercises like Keen Sword 17 demonstrate the joint capabilities of the U.S and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel)

Staff Sgt. Korey King, a 17th Special Operations Squadron loadmaster, looks out the window of an MC-130J during exercise Keen Sword 17, Nov. 7, 2016, near Okinawa, Japan. Exercises like Keen Sword 17 demonstrate the joint capabilities of the U.S and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen G. Eigel)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

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