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An F-15E Strike Eagle flies over Iraq Dec. 25, 2016. F-15s are providing precision guided close air support during Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, a multinational effort to weaken and destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant operations in the Middle East region and around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

An F-15E Strike Eagle flies over Iraq Dec. 25, 2016. F-15s are providing precision guided close air support during Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, a multinational effort to weaken and destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant operations in the Middle East region and around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James listen to the citation for her Distinguished Public Service Award, during James' farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 11, 2017.  James took office as the 23rd secretary of the Air Force in December 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts)

Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James listen to the citation for her Distinguished Public Service Award, during James' farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 11, 2017. James took office as the 23rd secretary of the Air Force in December 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts)

Master Sgt. Michael Meyer checks on the tires of a C-130H Hercules at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, during routine morning maintenance Dec. 28, 2016. The Ohio Air National Guard unit has a 40-year history of flying airlift missions since it received the first C-130B model in the winter of 1976. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)

Master Sgt. Michael Meyer checks on the tires of a C-130H Hercules at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio, during routine morning maintenance Dec. 28, 2016. The Ohio Air National Guard unit has a 40-year history of flying airlift missions since it received the first C-130B model in the winter of 1976. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)

Master Sgt. Kristopher Wolf walks through a blanket of fog settled over a fleet of C-130H Hercules on the 179th Airlift Wing’s flightline in Mansfield, Ohio, Jan. 3, 2017. The 179th AW is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)

Master Sgt. Kristopher Wolf walks through a blanket of fog settled over a fleet of C-130H Hercules on the 179th Airlift Wing’s flightline in Mansfield, Ohio, Jan. 3, 2017. The 179th AW is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to community, state and federal missions with a trusted team of highly qualified Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)

Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases in Nevada, hold the American flag at Sam Boyd Stadium before the Las Vegas Bowl Dec. 17, 2016. The 25th Las Vegas Bowl saw Mountain West champion San Diego State rally by scoring 34 unanswered points to defeat Houston, 34-10. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases in Nevada, hold the American flag at Sam Boyd Stadium before the Las Vegas Bowl Dec. 17, 2016. The 25th Las Vegas Bowl saw Mountain West champion San Diego State rally by scoring 34 unanswered points to defeat Houston, 34-10. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Members of the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group heat the four turbo prop engines of a C-130H Hercules in the cold, early morning Dec. 21, 2016, on the 179th AW flightline in Mansfield, Ohio, as part of daily winter operations. The 179th AW is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to state and federal missions with a trusted team of Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)

Members of the 179th Airlift Wing Maintenance Group heat the four turbo prop engines of a C-130H Hercules in the cold, early morning Dec. 21, 2016, on the 179th AW flightline in Mansfield, Ohio, as part of daily winter operations. The 179th AW is always on a mission to be the first choice to respond to state and federal missions with a trusted team of Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood)

A volunteer from the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Disaster Relief organization demonstrates the power of exposed or fallen power lines during the state active-duty training. Airmen must learn how to handle any emergency situation that might arise due to weather. (Courtesy photo)

A volunteer from the Arkansas Baptist State Convention Disaster Relief organization demonstrates the power of exposed or fallen power lines during the state active-duty training. Airmen must learn how to handle any emergency situation that might arise due to weather. (Courtesy photo)

Several 36th Airlift Squadron C-130H Hercules' line the runway at Yokota Air Base, Japan, waiting for the next mission Dec. 23, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe)

Several 36th Airlift Squadron C-130H Hercules' line the runway at Yokota Air Base, Japan, waiting for the next mission Dec. 23, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe)

Pararescuemen from the 103rd Rescue Squadron conduct confined space rescue training at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2017. During this scenario, pararescuemen rappelled from the top of a parachute drying facility to rescue another Airman who had fallen into a confined space. The injured Airman was hoisted to the top of the facility in a litter, and then hoisted back down the outside of the building. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

Pararescuemen from the 103rd Rescue Squadron conduct confined space rescue training at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2017. During this scenario, pararescuemen rappelled from the top of a parachute drying facility to rescue another Airman who had fallen into a confined space. The injured Airman was hoisted to the top of the facility in a litter, and then hoisted back down the outside of the building. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

Staff Sgt. Aaron completes a KC-10 Extender preflight inspection before flying a sortie at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Dec. 25, 2016. The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing has successfully offloaded more than 58 million pounds of fuel since the beginning of the liberation of Mosul, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)
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Staff Sgt. Aaron completes a KC-10 Extender preflight inspection before flying a sortie at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Dec. 25, 2016. The 380th Air Expeditionary Wing has successfully offloaded more than 58 million pounds of fuel since the beginning of the liberation of Mosul, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

Senior Airman Angelo Hightower, an U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team member, lets a young boy hold a drill rifle at the Live on Green event in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2016. The M-1 Garand rifles weigh about 12 pounds and have dull bayonets attached at their tips. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Philip Bryant)
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Senior Airman Angelo Hightower, a U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team member, lets a young boy hold a drill rifle at the Live on Green event in Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 30, 2016. The M-1 Garand rifles weigh about 12 pounds and have dull bayonets attached at their tips. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Philip Bryant)

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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