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An Air Force F-15 Eagle and Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets fly in formation after a training sortie Feb. 16, 2017, over the Pacific Ocean. The joint training bolstered communications and interoperability between the two services, which both serve to enhance peace and security throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

An Air Force F-15 Eagle and Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets fly in formation after a training sortie Feb. 16, 2017, over the Pacific Ocean. The joint training bolstered communications and interoperability between the two services, which both serve to enhance peace and security throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Peter Reft)

Staff Sgt. Chase Seynaeve, a 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, gives a flight safety briefing to passengers on a C-130J Super Hercules leaving from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS provides tactical airlift, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo and personnel airlift and airdrop, and any intra-theater transportation needed to support a successful train, advise, assist mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Staff Sgt. Chase Seynaeve, a 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, gives a flight safety briefing to passengers on a C-130J Super Hercules leaving from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 17, 2017. The 774th EAS provides tactical airlift, including aeromedical evacuation, cargo and personnel airlift and airdrop, and any intra-theater transportation needed to support a successful train, advise, assist mission in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa)

Aircraft from the United States, Japanese and Australian air forces fly in formation during exercise Cope North 2017 off the coast of Guam, Feb. 21, 2017. The exercise includes 22 total flying units and more than 2,700 personnel from three countries and continues the growth of strong, interoperable relationships within the Indo-Asia Pacific Region through integration of airborne and land-based command and control assets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Aaron Richardson)

Aircraft from the United States, Japanese and Australian air forces fly in formation during exercise Cope North 2017 off the coast of Guam, Feb. 21, 2017. The exercise includes 22 total flying units and more than 2,700 personnel from three countries and continues the growth of strong, interoperable relationships within the Indo-Asia Pacific Region through integration of airborne and land-based command and control assets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Aaron Richardson)

Capt. Chris Dubois, a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle pilot, prepares for flight during exercise Cope North Feb. 20, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The equipment is maintained and inspected by Airmen from the 18th Operations Support Squadron, who ensure life-saving gear will work properly in the event of an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Capt. Chris Dubois, a 67th Fighter Squadron F-15 Eagle pilot, prepares for flight during exercise Cope North Feb. 20, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The equipment is maintained and inspected by Airmen from the 18th Operations Support Squadron, who ensure life-saving gear will work properly in the event of an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Helmets rest on the side of an F-16D Fighting Falcon Feb. 17, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are known as the “Ambassadors in Blue,” and will be representing the Air Force during the Thunder Over South Georgia Air Show in October 2017, at Moody AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Sprunk)

Helmets rest on the side of an F-16D Fighting Falcon Feb. 17, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds are known as the “Ambassadors in Blue,” and will be representing the Air Force during the Thunder Over South Georgia Air Show in October 2017, at Moody AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Sprunk)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright thanks former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody during their retirement and appointment ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Feb. 17, 2017. Cody retired after 32 years of service and was succeeded by Wright, the 18th Airman to hold the position. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright thanks former Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody during their retirement and appointment ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Feb. 17, 2017. Cody retired after 32 years of service and was succeeded by Wright, the 18th Airman to hold the position. (U.S. Air Force photo/Andy Morataya)

An F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, prepare to take off during exercise Cope North 2017 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 16, 2017. The exercise is designed to increase combat readiness between the United States, Australia and Japan. Cope North includes fighter versus fighter air combat tactics training and air-to-ground strike mission training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail)

F-16 Fighting Falcons assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, prepare to take off during exercise Cope North 2017 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Feb. 16, 2017. The exercise is designed to increase combat readiness between the United States, Australia and Japan. Cope North includes fighter versus fighter air combat tactics training and air-to-ground strike mission training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail)

Some of the former chief master sergeants of the Air Force attend a retirement and appointment ceremony in honor of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Feb. 17, 2017. Cody retired after 32 years of service and was succeeded by Wright, the 18th Airman to hold the position. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Some of the former chief master sergeants of the Air Force attend a retirement and appointment ceremony in honor of Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Feb. 17, 2017. Cody retired after 32 years of service and was succeeded by Wright, the 18th Airman to hold the position. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

A KC-10 Extender assigned to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., parks on the flightline after a mission across the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 16, 2017. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. armed forces. AMC Airmen flew more than 42,000 aerial refueling sorties, transferring 1.2 billion pounds of fuel to over 128,000 receivers in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe)

A KC-10 Extender assigned to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., parks on the flightline after a mission across the Pacific Ocean, Feb. 16, 2017. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. armed forces. AMC Airmen flew more than 42,000 aerial refueling sorties, transferring 1.2 billion pounds of fuel to over 128,000 receivers in 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe)

A German Tornado GR-4 receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender during a mission in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, Feb. 22, 2017.The KC-10 offloaded 126,000 pounds of fuel to multinational coalition aircraft working to weaken and destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria operations in the Middle East region and around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)
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A German Tornado GR-4 receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender during a mission in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, Feb. 22, 2017.The KC-10 offloaded 126,000 pounds of fuel to multinational coalition aircraft working to weaken and destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria operations in the Middle East region and around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

Members of the 179th Airlift Wing work on an engine of a C-130H Hercules Feb. 21, 2017, in Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th AW is always on 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/1st Lt. Paul Stennett)
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Members of the 179th Airlift Wing work on an engine of a C-130H Hercules Feb. 21, 2017, in Mansfield, Ohio. The 179th AW is always on 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/1st Lt. Paul Stennett)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron receives fuel from a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Cope North, Feb. 21, 2017. The 909th ARS’s motto, ‘always there,’ symbolizes the squadron’s constant presence and devotion to support allies and partners throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Linzmeier)
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A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron receives fuel from a 909th Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Cope North, Feb. 21, 2017. The 909th ARS’s motto, ‘always there,’ symbolizes the squadron’s constant presence and devotion to support allies and partners throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

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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