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A South Korean airman assists with decontamination operations during the South Korea/U.S. combined chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear field training exercise at Daegu Air Base, April 20, 2017. The exercise was coupled with the U.S./South Korea combined airfield damage repair exercise and included classroom study as well as detection and decontamination scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

A South Korean airman assists with decontamination operations during the South Korea/U.S. combined chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear field training exercise at Daegu Air Base, April 20, 2017. The exercise was coupled with the U.S./South Korea combined airfield damage repair exercise and included classroom study as well as detection and decontamination scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)

Airman 1st Class Chance Barfield, a 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, the 8th Air Force commander, toward the runway for his B-1B Lancer familiarization flight at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 19, 2017. During his visit, Bussiere was given the opportunity to fly in the B-1 to understand the bomber’s critical role in security and deterrence while at home and abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Emily Copeland)

Airman 1st Class Chance Barfield, a 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, the 8th Air Force commander, toward the runway for his B-1B Lancer familiarization flight at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, April 19, 2017. During his visit, Bussiere was given the opportunity to fly in the B-1 to understand the bomber’s critical role in security and deterrence while at home and abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Emily Copeland)

Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 108th Security Forces Squadron practice squad tactics and danger crossing techniques at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 23, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 108th Security Forces Squadron practice squad tactics and danger crossing techniques at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., April 23, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off for Atlantic Trident 17 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 20, 2017. The exercise aims to allow sharing and development of techniques, tactics and procedures between U.S. Air Force, French air force, and Royal Air Force frontline fighters in order to fly, fight and win in modern highly contested environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, takes off for Atlantic Trident 17 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., April 20, 2017. The exercise aims to allow sharing and development of techniques, tactics and procedures between U.S. Air Force, French air force, and Royal Air Force frontline fighters in order to fly, fight and win in modern highly contested environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese)

Staff Sgt. Robert Riddle, a 6th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron refuel aircraft maintenance journeyman, inspects the wing of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft April 10, 2017, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The two-week-long inspection required multiple squadrons to come together to get the job done. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rito Smith)

Staff Sgt. Robert Riddle, a 6th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron refuel aircraft maintenance journeyman, inspects the wing of a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft April 10, 2017, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The two-week-long inspection required multiple squadrons to come together to get the job done. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Rito Smith)

Maj. Nick Krajicek, a T-38 Talon pilot, flies in a two-ship formation with retired Lt. Col. Dale Cooke, a former T-38 pilot, over Tyndall Air Force Base and Panama City, Fla., April 21, 2017. The T-38 in the formation was the same jet Cooke flew during his tenure on the team. The Thunderbirds transitioned from the T-38 to the F-16 in 1982. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

Maj. Nick Krajicek, a T-38 Talon pilot, flies in a two-ship formation with retired Lt. Col. Dale Cooke, a former T-38 pilot, over Tyndall Air Force Base and Panama City, Fla., April 21, 2017. The T-38 in the formation was the same jet Cooke flew during his tenure on the team. The Thunderbirds transitioned from the T-38 to the F-16 in 1982. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

Senior Airman Joseph Gago, an 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, inspects night vision goggles April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircrew flight equipment Airmen work day and night to inspect, repair and modify helmets, night vision goggles, life rafts and chemical gear to keep aircrews safe and able to complete the mission at hand. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Senior Airman Joseph Gago, an 18th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician assigned to the 44th Fighter Squadron, inspects night vision goggles April 18, 2017, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Aircrew flight equipment Airmen work day and night to inspect, repair and modify helmets, night vision goggles, life rafts and chemical gear to keep aircrews safe and able to complete the mission at hand. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman John Linzmeier)

Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Joseph Perez from the 146th Maintenance Squadron inspects the propeller of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Gowen Field, Idaho, April 20, 2017. Perez, along with a maintenance crew from the 146th Airlift Wing, will be providing maintenance service on two C-130J aircraft equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System from the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station during the week-long multi-agency wildfire training with the U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and multiple Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve wings. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Nieko Carzis)

Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Joseph Perez from the 146th Maintenance Squadron inspects the propeller of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Gowen Field, Idaho, April 20, 2017. Perez, along with a maintenance crew from the 146th Airlift Wing, will be providing maintenance service on two C-130J aircraft equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System from the Channel Islands Air National Guard Station during the week-long multi-agency wildfire training with the U.S. Forest Service, CAL FIRE, and multiple Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve wings. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Nieko Carzis)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II departs after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve April 19, 2017. The 340th EARS, part of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, is responsible for delivering fuel for U.S. and coalition forces, enabling a persistent 24/7 presence in the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II departs after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve April 19, 2017. The 340th EARS, part of U.S. Air Forces Central Command, is responsible for delivering fuel for U.S. and coalition forces, enabling a persistent 24/7 presence in the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)

The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., April 18, 2017. (Courtesy photo)
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The Air Force’s 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., April 18, 2017. (Courtesy photo)

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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