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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Benton Pohlman, a security forces specialist assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, fires an M4 carbine rifle during target practice April 12, 2017 at the Fort Custer Training Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. Weapons training allows Airmen to provide protection of the homeland and effective combat power to their combatant commander. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Benton Pohlman, a security forces specialist assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, fires an M4 carbine rifle during target practice April 12, 2017 at the Fort Custer Training Center in Battle Creek, Michigan. Weapons training allows Airmen to provide protection of the homeland and effective combat power to their combatant commander. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes)

Two U.S. Air Force F-22 fly in formation behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve mission over Iraq, April 11, 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 by Senior Airman Joshua A. Hoskins)

Two U.S. Air Force F-22 fly in formation behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve mission over Iraq, April 11, 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 by Senior Airman Joshua A. Hoskins)

A U.S. Air Force 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk lands on the flightline during no-notice exercise April 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. No-notice exercises keep members of Team Kadena ready for any situation and capable of deploying combat ready assets at a moment’s notice in the defense of Okinawa and allies throughout Pacific Theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

A U.S. Air Force 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk lands on the flightline during no-notice exercise April 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. No-notice exercises keep members of Team Kadena ready for any situation and capable of deploying combat ready assets at a moment’s notice in the defense of Okinawa and allies throughout Pacific Theater. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Jenkins, 824th Base Defense Squadron squad leader, plays with his son prior to deploying, April 11, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. More than 100 Airmen from the 824th BDS, known as the ‘Ghostwalkers,’deployed to Southwest Asia to provide fully-integrated, highly capable and responsive forces while safeguarding Expeditionary Air Force assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

Staff Sgt. Jonathan Jenkins, 824th Base Defense Squadron squad leader, plays with his son prior to deploying, April 11, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. More than 100 Airmen from the 824th BDS, known as the ‘Ghostwalkers,’deployed to Southwest Asia to provide fully-integrated, highly capable and responsive forces while safeguarding Expeditionary Air Force assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds and Patrouille de France fly together over Death Valley, Calif., April 17, 2017. The Thunderbirds and Patrouille de France are two of the oldest aerial demonstration teams in the world. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

The United States Air Force Thunderbirds and Patrouille de France fly together over Death Valley, Calif., April 17, 2017. The Thunderbirds and Patrouille de France are two of the oldest aerial demonstration teams in the world. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, and members of their staff travel in an HH-60 Pave Hawks to an airfield near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 11, 2017. The General visited CJTF-HOA and other tenant commands with Wright to gain a better understanding of Air Force integration and missions in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)

U.S. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, and members of their staff travel in an HH-60 Pave Hawks to an airfield near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, April 11, 2017. The General visited CJTF-HOA and other tenant commands with Wright to gain a better understanding of Air Force integration and missions in the U.S. Africa Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Penny Snoozy)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelsey Herzfeld, assigned to the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing, prepares to attach the nozzle apparatus to the main body of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems in one of two Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 H aircraft April 12 at the WyANG Base in Cheyenne. MAFFS 1 and 3 were readied in preparation of annual recertification training, happening next week in Boise, Idaho. MAFFS is a self-contained aerial firefighting system owned by the U.S. Forest Service that can discharge 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than 5 seconds. The Wyoming Air National Guard has been flying its C-130H aircraft in MAFFS missions since 1975 and currently provides 25 percent of the Department of Defense’s MAFFS capability. (Wyoming Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kelsey Herzfeld, assigned to the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing, prepares to attach the nozzle apparatus to the main body of the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting Systems in one of two Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 H aircraft April 12 at the WyANG Base in Cheyenne. MAFFS 1 and 3 were readied in preparation of annual recertification training, happening next week in Boise, Idaho. MAFFS is a self-contained aerial firefighting system owned by the U.S. Forest Service that can discharge 3,000 gallons of water or fire retardant in less than 5 seconds. The Wyoming Air National Guard has been flying its C-130H aircraft in MAFFS missions since 1975 and currently provides 25 percent of the Department of Defense’s MAFFS capability. (Wyoming Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy McGuire)

Fully armed Aircraft from the 18th Wing conduct an elephant walk during a no-notice exercise April 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Wing operates combat ready fleets of HH-60 Pave Hawks, F-15 Eagles, E-3 Sentries and KC-135 Stratotankers, making it the largest combat-ready wing in the U.S. Air Force. Kadena AB provides leading-edge counter air, command and control, air refueling and combat search and rescue operations, enabling theater commanders of joint and allied partners to project and enhance lethal, persistent and flexible combat power in response to adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Fully armed Aircraft from the 18th Wing conduct an elephant walk during a no-notice exercise April 12, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 18th Wing operates combat ready fleets of HH-60 Pave Hawks, F-15 Eagles, E-3 Sentries and KC-135 Stratotankers, making it the largest combat-ready wing in the U.S. Air Force. Kadena AB provides leading-edge counter air, command and control, air refueling and combat search and rescue operations, enabling theater commanders of joint and allied partners to project and enhance lethal, persistent and flexible combat power in response to adversaries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

130th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron members form a walking shield while participating in riot training April 5, 2017 at Camp Virgil Tate, W.Va. Security forces personnel participated in training that exposed them to numerous scenarios they may encounter during their duties as military police. The training consisted of various non-lethal techniques used to control or quell large crowds.  (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. De-Juan Haley)

130th Airlift Wing Security Forces Squadron members form a walking shield while participating in riot training April 5, 2017 at Camp Virgil Tate, W.Va. Security forces personnel participated in training that exposed them to numerous scenarios they may encounter during their duties as military police. The training consisted of various non-lethal techniques used to control or quell large crowds. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Tech. Sgt. De-Juan Haley)

F-35A Lightning II's from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, land at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. The aircraft arrival marks the first F-35A fighter training deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility or any overseas location as a flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)
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F-35A Lightning II's from the 34th Fighter Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, land at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 15, 2017. The aircraft arrival marks the first F-35A fighter training deployment to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility or any overseas location as a flying training deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Diante Cooper, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party specialist, watches and communicates with an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a joint close air support exercise at Camp Grayling, Mich. April 13, 2017. To further build interoperability and hone their unique skillset, members of the German air force Air Ground Operations Squadron travelled to the U.S. to partner with the 19th ASOS and conduct a close air support exercise working with A-10C Thunderbolts IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Diante Cooper, 19th Air Support Operations Squadron Tactical Air Control Party specialist, watches and communicates with an A-10C Thunderbolt II during a joint close air support exercise at Camp Grayling, Mich. April 13, 2017. To further build interoperability and hone their unique skillset, members of the German air force Air Ground Operations Squadron travelled to the U.S. to partner with the 19th ASOS and conduct a close air support exercise working with A-10C Thunderbolts IIs and F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

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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