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Tech. Sgt. Michael Christiansen, a 100th Security Forces Squadron assistant flight chief, draws back a bow and arrow March 28, 2017, at RAF Mildenhall, England. Christiansen was selected to represent U.S. Air Forces in Europe at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago where he will compete in the rifle, pistol, recurve archery and sitting volleyball events. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)

Tech. Sgt. Michael Christiansen, a 100th Security Forces Squadron assistant flight chief, draws back a bow and arrow March 28, 2017, at RAF Mildenhall, England. Christiansen was selected to represent U.S. Air Forces in Europe at the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago where he will compete in the rifle, pistol, recurve archery and sitting volleyball events. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)

A 325th Fighter Wing F-22 Raptor performs a vertical take off at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., March 31, 2017. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller)

A 325th Fighter Wing F-22 Raptor performs a vertical take off at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., March 31, 2017. The Raptor performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller)

Honor guardsmen from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany march during a ceremony to honor the Wereth 11 in Wereth, Belgium, March 24, 2017. The ceremony was held to recognize 11 African American soldiers, now known as the Wereth 11, who were tortured and executed by the Nazi SS, an elite guard, Dec. 17, 1944, in Wereth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Sara Keller)

Honor guardsmen from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany march during a ceremony to honor the Wereth 11 in Wereth, Belgium, March 24, 2017. The ceremony was held to recognize 11 African American soldiers, now known as the Wereth 11, who were tortured and executed by the Nazi SS, an elite guard, Dec. 17, 1944, in Wereth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Sara Keller)

An F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah connects to the flying boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker for refueling over the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

An F-35A Lightning II from Hill Air Force Base, Utah connects to the flying boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker for refueling over the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

Staff Sgt. James Winn, a 113th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician, performs phase maintenance on the fan frame of an F-16 Fighting Falcon engine at Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 27, 2017. The F-16 must go through different inspections to ensure the quality and safety of the aircraft for mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding)

Staff Sgt. James Winn, a 113th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion technician, performs phase maintenance on the fan frame of an F-16 Fighting Falcon engine at Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 27, 2017. The F-16 must go through different inspections to ensure the quality and safety of the aircraft for mission readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spalding)

Senior Airman Chadon Bowman and Staff Sgt. Corey Nickles, both 39th Maintenance Squadron transient alert, Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) team members attach a decommissioned Turkish air force F-4 Phantom to a crane as part of a training exercise March 30, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The primary objective of the CDDAR mission is to quickly and safely remove immobile aircraft and return the runway to operational status. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

Senior Airman Chadon Bowman and Staff Sgt. Corey Nickles, both 39th Maintenance Squadron transient alert, Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery (CDDAR) team members attach a decommissioned Turkish air force F-4 Phantom to a crane as part of a training exercise March 30, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The primary objective of the CDDAR mission is to quickly and safely remove immobile aircraft and return the runway to operational status. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh)

Senior Airman Jamela Shannon, 96th Medical Group, holds up the American flag during the flag-folding portion of a base retreat ceremony March 30, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The formation and flag detail were comprised of women in honor of Women’s History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman Jamela Shannon, 96th Medical Group, holds up the American flag during the flag-folding portion of a base retreat ceremony March 30, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The formation and flag detail were comprised of women in honor of Women’s History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Maj. Joshua Higgins, a 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, prepares to start an F-15C Eagle at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, March 28, 2017. The 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, comprised of Louisiana and Florida Air National Guard members, is in Europe as part of a Theater Security Package. For two weeks, fighter aircraft from different countries will carry out various training missions focused on international cooperation, international leadership and precision. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Maj. Joshua Higgins, a 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, prepares to start an F-15C Eagle at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, March 28, 2017. The 122nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, comprised of Louisiana and Florida Air National Guard members, is in Europe as part of a Theater Security Package. For two weeks, fighter aircraft from different countries will carry out various training missions focused on international cooperation, international leadership and precision. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Hill Air Force Base F-35A Lightning IIs fly in formation over the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

Hill Air Force Base F-35A Lightning IIs fly in formation over the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

Staff Sgt. Roger Linder, a 375th Operations Support Squadron airfield systems supervisor, aligns a monitor for a tactical air navigation. Doing this ensures the TACAN transponder is transmitting the correct azimuth, identification and distance to aircraft within 200 nautical miles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Garcia)
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Staff Sgt. Roger Linder, a 375th Operations Support Squadron airfield systems supervisor, aligns a monitor for a tactical air navigation. Doing this ensures the TACAN transponder is transmitting the correct azimuth, identification and distance to aircraft within 200 nautical miles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Garcia)

Retired Air Force Col. and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, flies with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, April 2, 2017, at Cape Canaveral, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)
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Retired Air Force Col. and astronaut Buzz Aldrin, flies with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, April 2, 2017, at Cape Canaveral, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

Staff Sgt. Keny Drescher-Brown, an 823rd Red Horse Squadron structures Airman, coordinates with Airmen in another lift March 23, 2017, during a construction project at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 96th Civil Engineer Group’s open air pavilion is one of many troop training projects the 823rd RHS will complete for the Defense Department, the Air Force and the local community to maintain their skills until the next deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)
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Staff Sgt. Keny Drescher-Brown, an 823rd Red Horse Squadron structures Airman, coordinates with Airmen in another lift March 23, 2017, during a construction project at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 96th Civil Engineer Group’s open air pavilion is one of many troop training projects the 823rd RHS will complete for the Defense Department, the Air Force and the local community to maintain their skills until the next deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ilka Cole)

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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