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A French air force Dassault Rafale refuels from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve mission March 20, 2017. The KC-10 provides aerial refueling capabilities for U.S. and coalition aircraft as they support Iraqi Security Forces and partnered forces as they work to liberate territory under the control of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua A. Hoskins)

A French air force Dassault Rafale refuels from a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve mission March 20, 2017. The KC-10 provides aerial refueling capabilities for U.S. and coalition aircraft as they support Iraqi Security Forces and partnered forces as they work to liberate territory under the control of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua A. Hoskins)

Airmen from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit install an engine to a HH-60G Pave Hawk, March 22, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 41st HMU is responsible for Moody’s Pave Hawk fleet. Through innovation and preventative maintenance, they ensure each of their 13 Pave Hawks receive the upkeep needed to accomplish the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airmen from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit install an engine to a HH-60G Pave Hawk, March 22, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 41st HMU is responsible for Moody’s Pave Hawk fleet. Through innovation and preventative maintenance, they ensure each of their 13 Pave Hawks receive the upkeep needed to accomplish the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson)

A F-15E Strike Eagle pilot approaches a KC-10 Extender from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron before conducting an aerial refuel during a Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve mission March 20, 2017. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua A. Hoskins)

A F-15E Strike Eagle pilot approaches a KC-10 Extender from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron before conducting an aerial refuel during a Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve mission March 20, 2017. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua A. Hoskins)

Senior Airman John Kay, a 20th Maintenance Group weapons load team member, inspects an AGM-88 HARM training missile at the 20th MXG weapons standardization and evaluation hangar at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 22, 2017. Load crew Airmen are tasked with mounting and ensuring all munitions on aircraft are safe and ready for use. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado)

Senior Airman John Kay, a 20th Maintenance Group weapons load team member, inspects an AGM-88 HARM training missile at the 20th MXG weapons standardization and evaluation hangar at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 22, 2017. Load crew Airmen are tasked with mounting and ensuring all munitions on aircraft are safe and ready for use. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado)

A U.S. C-130 Hercules conducts an airdrop at Powidz Air Base, Poland, March 24, 2017.  Airmen from the U.S. and Poland participated in bilateral training during Aviation Detachment 17-2 in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.  These bilateral trainings focused on maintaining joint readiness while building interoperability.  (Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Alonzo Chapman)

A U.S. C-130 Hercules conducts an airdrop at Powidz Air Base, Poland, March 24, 2017. Airmen from the U.S. and Poland participated in bilateral training during Aviation Detachment 17-2 in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. These bilateral trainings focused on maintaining joint readiness while building interoperability. (Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Alonzo Chapman)

An F-15C Eagle crew chief performs maintenance at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, March 24, 2017. F-15C's from the Lousiana and Florida Air National Guard's 159th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Europe to participate in a theater security package. The F-15s will conduct training alongside NATO allies to strengthen interoperability and to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the security and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Staci Miller)

An F-15C Eagle crew chief performs maintenance at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, March 24, 2017. F-15C's from the Lousiana and Florida Air National Guard's 159th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Europe to participate in a theater security package. The F-15s will conduct training alongside NATO allies to strengthen interoperability and to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the security and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Staci Miller)

An F-15C Eagle crew chief performs maintenance at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, March 24, 2017. F-15C's from the Louisiana and Florida Air National Guard's 159th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Europe to participate in a theater security package. The F-15s will conduct training alongside NATO allies to strengthen interoperability and to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the security and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Staci Miller)

An F-15C Eagle crew chief performs maintenance at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, March 24, 2017. F-15C's from the Louisiana and Florida Air National Guard's 159th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed to Europe to participate in a theater security package. The F-15s will conduct training alongside NATO allies to strengthen interoperability and to demonstrate U.S. commitment to the security and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Staci Miller)

U.S. and Polish C-130 Hercules aircraft prepare to fly a 4-ship formation at Powidz Air Base, Poland, March 24, 2017.  Airmen from both countries participated in bilateral training during Aviation Detachment 17-2 in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.  These bilateral trainings focused on maintaining joint readiness while building interoperability.  (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Alonzo Chapman/Released).

U.S. and Polish C-130 Hercules aircraft prepare to fly a 4-ship formation at Powidz Air Base, Poland, March 24, 2017. Airmen from both countries participated in bilateral training during Aviation Detachment 17-2 in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. These bilateral trainings focused on maintaining joint readiness while building interoperability. (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Alonzo Chapman/Released).

Republic of Singapore Air Force dentists provide treatment for a Thai local during an exercise Cope Tiger 17 (CT17) combined civic action engagement at a school in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand, March 22, 2017. The combined civic action engagement provided an outlet for the countries participating in CT17 to give back to the community surrounding Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base. Over 1,200 U.S., Thai and Singaporean military members participated in this year's annual multilateral exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kamaile Chan)

Republic of Singapore Air Force dentists provide treatment for a Thai local during an exercise Cope Tiger 17 (CT17) combined civic action engagement at a school in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand, March 22, 2017. The combined civic action engagement provided an outlet for the countries participating in CT17 to give back to the community surrounding Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base. Over 1,200 U.S., Thai and Singaporean military members participated in this year's annual multilateral exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kamaile Chan)

Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, the Air Force Special Operations Command vice commander, flies a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft during his “fini” flight over Eglin Range, Fla., March 24, 2017. During his 34 years of service, Haase has flown more than 3,500 flying hours in the UH-1N Huey helicopter, HH-60G and MH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, MH-53 Pave Low helicopter, HC-130 Combat King, MC-130P Combat Shadow, MC-130H Combat Talon II, C-130E and CV-22. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)
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Maj. Gen. Eugene Haase, the Air Force Special Operations Command vice commander, flies a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft during his “fini” flight over Eglin Range, Fla., March 24, 2017. During his 34 years of service, Haase has flown more than 3,500 flying hours in the UH-1N Huey helicopter, HH-60G and MH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, MH-53 Pave Low helicopter, HC-130 Combat King, MC-130P Combat Shadow, MC-130H Combat Talon II, C-130E and CV-22. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Trent Harper, a U.S. Air Force Academy sophomore, gains control of the ball as the Falcons met the Jacksonville University Dolphins in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 25, 2017.  An overtime goal lifted the Falcons to a 10-9 win, as they improved to 6-3 overall with a 2-0 record in Southern Conference play. (Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)
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Trent Harper, a U.S. Air Force Academy sophomore, gains control of the ball as the Falcons met the Jacksonville University Dolphins in Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., March 25, 2017. An overtime goal lifted the Falcons to a 10-9 win, as they improved to 6-3 overall with a 2-0 record in Southern Conference play. (Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

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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