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A pilot with the 18th Aggressor Squadron, based out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, prepares for taxi in his F-16 Fighting Falcon at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, during Exercise Diamond Shield 2017 in New South Wales, Australia, March 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)

A pilot with the 18th Aggressor Squadron, based out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, prepares for taxi in his F-16 Fighting Falcon at Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown, during Exercise Diamond Shield 2017 in New South Wales, Australia, March 21, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)

Staff Sgt. Christopher Hofer, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, flips a fuel panel switch during the first Yokota C-130J Super Hercules training sortie over the skies of Japan March 20, 2017. By flipping the switch, the crew members are able to properly balance the fuel tanks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Staff Sgt. Christopher Hofer, 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, flips a fuel panel switch during the first Yokota C-130J Super Hercules training sortie over the skies of Japan March 20, 2017. By flipping the switch, the crew members are able to properly balance the fuel tanks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Four A-29 Super Tucanos arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, before the beginning of the 2017 fighting season. The aircraft will bolster the Afghan air force's inventory from eight to 12 A-29s in country. Airmen from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, as part of Resolute Support Mission, work in tandem with their Afghan counterparts fostering a working relationship and fortifying confidence in the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan)

Four A-29 Super Tucanos arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 20, 2017, before the beginning of the 2017 fighting season. The aircraft will bolster the Afghan air force's inventory from eight to 12 A-29s in country. Airmen from Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, as part of Resolute Support Mission, work in tandem with their Afghan counterparts fostering a working relationship and fortifying confidence in the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan)

Bulgarian paratroopers descend from a C-130J Super Hercules during Exercise Thracian Spring 17 at Plovdiv Regional Airport, Bulgaria, March 20, 2017. Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron, 435th Contingency Response Group, and 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, partnered with the Bulgarian military for the two-week exercise. The U.S. Air Force’s forward presence in Europe allows Airmen to work hand-in-hand with Allies to develop and improve ready air forces that are capable of maintaining regional security.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes)

Bulgarian paratroopers descend from a C-130J Super Hercules during Exercise Thracian Spring 17 at Plovdiv Regional Airport, Bulgaria, March 20, 2017. Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron, 435th Contingency Response Group, and 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, partnered with the Bulgarian military for the two-week exercise. The U.S. Air Force’s forward presence in Europe allows Airmen to work hand-in-hand with Allies to develop and improve ready air forces that are capable of maintaining regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes)

Several A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft wait for a sunset take off during night training at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho on March 20, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/ Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)

Several A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft wait for a sunset take off during night training at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho on March 20, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/ Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer flies in formation with South Korean air force F-15Ks and F-16s in the vicinity of South Korea March 21, 2017. The sortie was carried out as part of U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence mission.

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer flies in formation with South Korean air force F-15Ks and F-16s in the vicinity of South Korea March 21, 2017. The sortie was carried out as part of U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence mission.

Staff Sgt. Dustin Brooks, a 577th Expeditionary Prime Beef Squadron structures craftsman, installs canvas onto a 4k dome at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, March 21, 2017. Brooks was part of a team which deployed to assist the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron with erecting large structures on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

Staff Sgt. Dustin Brooks, a 577th Expeditionary Prime Beef Squadron structures craftsman, installs canvas onto a 4k dome at the 407th Air Expeditionary Group, March 21, 2017. Brooks was part of a team which deployed to assist the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron with erecting large structures on base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Pacific Ocean March 10, 2017. The B-1B's are deployed to Andersen AFB as part of U.S. Pacific Command's  continuous bomber presence operations. This forward deployed presence demonstrates continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Christopher E. Quail)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over the Pacific Ocean March 10, 2017. The B-1B's are deployed to Andersen AFB as part of U.S. Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence operations. This forward deployed presence demonstrates continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Christopher E. Quail)

Members of the 374th Operations Group salute during a retreat ceremony March 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The retreat ceremony serves as a way to pay respect to the flag and signals the end of the official duty day with the playing of the national anthem while lowering and folding the flag. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Members of the 374th Operations Group salute during a retreat ceremony March 17, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The retreat ceremony serves as a way to pay respect to the flag and signals the end of the official duty day with the playing of the national anthem while lowering and folding the flag. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the ninth Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. March 18, 2017. WGS satellites play an integral part in the strategic and tactical coordination of military operations.  With this launch, WGS-9 will significantly enhance the current WGS constellation by providing increased communication capacity and coverage. (Courtesy photo/ United Launch Alliance)
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The U.S. Air Force successfully launched the ninth Boeing-built Wideband Global SATCOM satellite aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle from Space Launch Complex 37B, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. March 18, 2017. WGS satellites play an integral part in the strategic and tactical coordination of military operations. With this launch, WGS-9 will significantly enhance the current WGS constellation by providing increased communication capacity and coverage. (Courtesy photo/ United Launch Alliance)

Pararescuemen from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron prepare for a night jump from a C-130 Hercules over Grand Bara, Djibouti March 20, 2017. The training allowed the pararescuemen to maintain their qualifications on night jumps. The 82nd ERQS conducts full spectrum personnel recovery, casualty evacuation, medical evacuation, and sensitive item recovery in support of Defense Department  personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)
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Pararescuemen from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron prepare for a night jump from a C-130 Hercules over Grand Bara, Djibouti March 20, 2017. The training allowed the pararescuemen to maintain their qualifications on night jumps. The 82nd ERQS conducts full spectrum personnel recovery, casualty evacuation, medical evacuation, and sensitive item recovery in support of Defense Department personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)

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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