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Arko, a military working dog assigned to the  96th Security Forces Squadron, captures a simulated suspect during a demonstration for Eglin Elementary School kids at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 18, 2017. The event was in celebration of National Police Week. More than 100 children watched the demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Arko, a military working dog assigned to the 96th Security Forces Squadron, captures a simulated suspect during a demonstration for Eglin Elementary School kids at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., May 18, 2017. The event was in celebration of National Police Week. More than 100 children watched the demonstration. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Tactical air control party specialists, assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, jump from a C-17 Globemaster III while conducting airborne jump training over Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 18, 2017. The C-17 Globemaster III was operated by Airmen assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Pena)

Tactical air control party specialists, assigned to the 3rd Air Support Operations Squadron, jump from a C-17 Globemaster III while conducting airborne jump training over Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 18, 2017. The C-17 Globemaster III was operated by Airmen assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Pena)

An F-15E Strike Eagle releases flares as part of a combined arms demonstration during the Wings Over Wayne Air Show, May 21, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. The demonstration showcased both the air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities of the Strike Eagle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolley)

An F-15E Strike Eagle releases flares as part of a combined arms demonstration during the Wings Over Wayne Air Show, May 21, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. The demonstration showcased both the air-to-air and air-to-ground capabilities of the Strike Eagle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brittain Crolley)

Chief Master Sgt. Jammie Space, a 36th Security Forces Squadron security forces manager, fires an M870 Modular Combat Shotgun during the leadership competition shoot off May 18, 2017,  at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The event was part of National Police Week which recognized the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail)

Chief Master Sgt. Jammie Space, a 36th Security Forces Squadron security forces manager, fires an M870 Modular Combat Shotgun during the leadership competition shoot off May 18, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The event was part of National Police Week which recognized the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail)

An F-15C Fighting Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron conducts flight operations during exercise Distant Frontier on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 18, 2017. Distant Frontier is a unit-level training iteration designed to sharpen participants’ tactical combat skills and develop interoperable plans and programs across the joint force. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo/1st Lt. Melissa M Heisterberg)

An F-15C Fighting Eagle assigned to the 67th Fighter Squadron conducts flight operations during exercise Distant Frontier on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 18, 2017. Distant Frontier is a unit-level training iteration designed to sharpen participants’ tactical combat skills and develop interoperable plans and programs across the joint force. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo/1st Lt. Melissa M Heisterberg)

A formation of security forces Airmen salute during the posting of the colors at the Police Officers’ Memorial Ceremony, May 18, 2017, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The ceremony was held to honor fallen police officers from the previous year by reading their names aloud. Security forces Airmen from Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field attended and participated in the event. The ceremony is one of many events taking place during National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A formation of security forces Airmen salute during the posting of the colors at the Police Officers’ Memorial Ceremony, May 18, 2017, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The ceremony was held to honor fallen police officers from the previous year by reading their names aloud. Security forces Airmen from Eglin Air Force Base and Hurlburt Field attended and participated in the event. The ceremony is one of many events taking place during National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Aircraft from the 23rd Wing conducted a surge exercise May 22, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The exercise demonstrated the wing's ability to rapidly deploy combat ready forces across the globe. The 23rd Wing maintains and operates A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft for precision attack, personnel recovery and combat support worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Aircraft from the 23rd Wing conducted a surge exercise May 22, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The exercise demonstrated the wing's ability to rapidly deploy combat ready forces across the globe. The 23rd Wing maintains and operates A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft for precision attack, personnel recovery and combat support worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A member of the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group cuts out the damaged regions of the Qayyarah West Airfield flightline during a restoration project May 16, 2017. Qayyarah West is an airfield in northern Iraq’s Ninawa Province and serves as the logistical hub and strategic launching pad resupplying the frontlines in an attempt to recapture Mosul. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

A member of the 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group cuts out the damaged regions of the Qayyarah West Airfield flightline during a restoration project May 16, 2017. Qayyarah West is an airfield in northern Iraq’s Ninawa Province and serves as the logistical hub and strategic launching pad resupplying the frontlines in an attempt to recapture Mosul. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

Airmen from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit push an HH-60G Pave Hawk into a C-17 Globemaster III, May 15, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Loading the helicopter for transport was the first step in a rapid-rescue exercise conducted at Langley AFB, Va., which was designed to test the maintainer’s and aircrew’s ability to quickly set up and conduct rescue operations away from their home station. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Airmen from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit push an HH-60G Pave Hawk into a C-17 Globemaster III, May 15, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Loading the helicopter for transport was the first step in a rapid-rescue exercise conducted at Langley AFB, Va., which was designed to test the maintainer’s and aircrew’s ability to quickly set up and conduct rescue operations away from their home station. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Staff Sgt. Angelica Ponce, a 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 15 aerospace propulsion instructor, checks a student’s work on a C-130H Hercules training component, May 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. C-130H maintainers from across the Indo-Asia Pacific region come to Yokota AB to take classes taught by the 373rd TRS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)
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Staff Sgt. Angelica Ponce, a 373rd Training Squadron Detachment 15 aerospace propulsion instructor, checks a student’s work on a C-130H Hercules training component, May 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. C-130H maintainers from across the Indo-Asia Pacific region come to Yokota AB to take classes taught by the 373rd TRS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Airmen with the Al Udeid Air Base honor guard present the colors for the final guard mount ceremony at Al Udeid AB, Qatar, May 19, 2017. The final guard mount ceremony is a tradition where all members of 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron pay tribute to fallen security forces Airmen and Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents who died in the line of duty by calling out their names as the flight sergeant conducts roll call. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)
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Airmen with the Al Udeid Air Base honor guard present the colors for the final guard mount ceremony at Al Udeid AB, Qatar, May 19, 2017. The final guard mount ceremony is a tradition where all members of 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron pay tribute to fallen security forces Airmen and Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents who died in the line of duty by calling out their names as the flight sergeant conducts roll call. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

An HH-60 Pave Hawk drops off pararescuemen with the 58th Rescue Squadron during a personnel recovery scenario at Angel Thunder 17 in Gila Bend, Ariz., May 13, 2017. Angel Thunder is a two-week, Air Combat Command-sponsored, joint certified and accredited personnel recovery exercise focused on search and rescue. The exercise is designed to provide training for personnel recovery assets using a variety of scenarios to simulate deployment conditions and contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos)
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An HH-60 Pave Hawk drops off pararescuemen with the 58th Rescue Squadron during a personnel recovery scenario at Angel Thunder 17 in Gila Bend, Ariz., May 13, 2017. Angel Thunder is a two-week, Air Combat Command-sponsored, joint certified and accredited personnel recovery exercise focused on search and rescue. The exercise is designed to provide training for personnel recovery assets using a variety of scenarios to simulate deployment conditions and contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos)

Lightning strikes behind a B-1B Lancer parked on the flight line as a major storm approaches Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. May 18, 2017. The B-1B is at Tinker AFB undergoing depot level maintenance and has been stripped of the majority of its paint. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)
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Lightning strikes behind a B-1B Lancer parked on the flight line as a major storm approaches Tinker Air Force Base, Okla. May 18, 2017. The B-1B is at Tinker AFB undergoing depot level maintenance and has been stripped of the majority of its paint. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

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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