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(U.S. Air Force graphic/Corey Parrish, photo/Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)

(U.S. Air Force graphic/Corey Parrish, photo/Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)

Senior Airman Nate Hall conducts a post-flight inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon  July 5, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Maintainers inspect aircraft for leaks, cracks or anything that may jeopardize the integrity of the aircraft. Hall is an aircraft maintainer deployed to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)

Senior Airman Nate Hall conducts a post-flight inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon July 5, 2013, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. Maintainers inspect aircraft for leaks, cracks or anything that may jeopardize the integrity of the aircraft. Hall is an aircraft maintainer deployed to the 451st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Saldukas)

Maj. Marcus Neuffer, an ophthalmologist, and his technician Airman 1st Class Chellbie Gonzales conduct an ultrasound on the left eye of a 12-month-old boy July 7, 2013, in the Korean hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Neuffer is currently the only doctor at Bagram who is qualified to operate on eyes. Neuffer and Gonzales are with the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)

Maj. Marcus Neuffer, an ophthalmologist, and his technician Airman 1st Class Chellbie Gonzales conduct an ultrasound on the left eye of a 12-month-old boy July 7, 2013, in the Korean hospital at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Neuffer is currently the only doctor at Bagram who is qualified to operate on eyes. Neuffer and Gonzales are with the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)

Pararescueman Senior Airman Jason Fischman hoists an Army tactical explosive detection dog into a HH-60G Pave Hawk during a joint rescue training scenario June 21, 2013, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. This training was a first for both branches and prepared them for future rescue missions. Fischman is deployed  to 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)

Pararescueman Senior Airman Jason Fischman hoists an Army tactical explosive detection dog into a HH-60G Pave Hawk during a joint rescue training scenario June 21, 2013, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. This training was a first for both branches and prepared them for future rescue missions. Fischman is deployed to 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)

Fireworks explode over Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 4, 2013. Community members gather to appreciate the members of the base and close out the Super Saber Appreciation Day celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese)

Fireworks explode over Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, July 4, 2013. Community members gather to appreciate the members of the base and close out the Super Saber Appreciation Day celebration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese)

Airmen from the honor guard drill team at Yokota Air Base, Japan, stand in a line during a practice run of their performance June 30, 2013, for the Independence Day Ceremony at the Tokyo American Club. The team trained for three months and roughly 145 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael Washburn)

Airmen from the honor guard drill team at Yokota Air Base, Japan, stand in a line during a practice run of their performance June 30, 2013, for the Independence Day Ceremony at the Tokyo American Club. The team trained for three months and roughly 145 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael Washburn)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 14th Fighter Squadron takes off from Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 28, 2013. Pilots from the 35th Fighter Wing flew to Draughon Range to practice attacking ground targets. The 1,900-acre range is used continuously by both United States Air Force and Japanese Air Defense Force pilots for bombing and gunnery proficiency and qualification. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 14th Fighter Squadron takes off from Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 28, 2013. Pilots from the 35th Fighter Wing flew to Draughon Range to practice attacking ground targets. The 1,900-acre range is used continuously by both United States Air Force and Japanese Air Defense Force pilots for bombing and gunnery proficiency and qualification. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

Airman 1st Class Megan Leathers adds hydraulic fluid to service an arresting hook damper on an F-15 Eagle during training July 8, 2013, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Prior to flight, crew chiefs inspect and perform various functional checks of aircraft as well as ensure that the aircraft has been properly serviced with fuel, hydraulic fluid and liquid oxygen. Leathers is assigned to the 362nd Training Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Frank Carter)

Airman 1st Class Megan Leathers adds hydraulic fluid to service an arresting hook damper on an F-15 Eagle during training July 8, 2013, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Prior to flight, crew chiefs inspect and perform various functional checks of aircraft as well as ensure that the aircraft has been properly serviced with fuel, hydraulic fluid and liquid oxygen. Leathers is assigned to the 362nd Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Frank Carter)

Airmen 1st Class Ryan Dirks and Christopher Pritchett inspect the rudder and vertical stabilizer on an F-15C Eagle during training July 8, 2013, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The F-15 is designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. Dirks and Pritchett are assigned to the 362nd Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Frank Carter)

Airmen 1st Class Ryan Dirks and Christopher Pritchett inspect the rudder and vertical stabilizer on an F-15C Eagle during training July 8, 2013, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The F-15 is designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. Dirks and Pritchett are assigned to the 362nd Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Frank Carter)

Participants in a 5k paint race throw powdered paint in the air to celebrate the end of the run July 4, 2013, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. More than 400 families participated in the run to help raise money for the upcoming Air Force Ball. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dana Butler)
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Participants in a 5k paint race throw powdered paint in the air to celebrate the end of the run July 4, 2013, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. More than 400 families participated in the run to help raise money for the upcoming Air Force Ball. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dana Butler)

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.

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