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A pararescueman assigned to the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., enters the water from an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during the National Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show, May 27, 2017, at Miami Beach, Fla. Top tier U.S. military assets assembled in Miami during Memorial Day weekend to showcase air superiority while honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The 920th Rescue Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only rescue wing, headlined the airshow, demonstrating combat-search-and-rescue capabilities by teaming up with a HC-130P/N Combat King and four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes)

A pararescueman assigned to the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., enters the water from an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during the National Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show, May 27, 2017, at Miami Beach, Fla. Top tier U.S. military assets assembled in Miami during Memorial Day weekend to showcase air superiority while honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The 920th Rescue Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only rescue wing, headlined the airshow, demonstrating combat-search-and-rescue capabilities by teaming up with a HC-130P/N Combat King and four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brandon Kalloo Sanes)

Airmen listen as Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks about current Air Force operations during an all-call at Shaw Air Force Base, May 30, 2017. During the all-call Airmen asked Goldfein questions about the current state of the Air Force and the direction the service is headed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado)

Airmen listen as Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks about current Air Force operations during an all-call at Shaw Air Force Base, May 30, 2017. During the all-call Airmen asked Goldfein questions about the current state of the Air Force and the direction the service is headed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado)

Master Sgt. Joe Ray, a weapons loader assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, salutes as Capt. Justin Kreischer, an 180th FW F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, prepares to take off for a training sortie at Kecskemet Air Base, Hungary. Approximately 150 Airmen and eight F-16 fighter jets from the 180th FW traveled to the air base to participate in Load Diffuser 17, a two-week Hungarian-led multinational exercise focused on enhancing interoperability capabilities and skills among NATO allied and European partner air forces by conducting joint operations and air defenses to maintain joint readiness, while also bolstering relationships within the U.S. Air National Guard’s State Partnership Program initiatives. Ohio became state partners with Hungary in 1993. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.)

Master Sgt. Joe Ray, a weapons loader assigned to the 180th Fighter Wing, Ohio Air National Guard, salutes as Capt. Justin Kreischer, an 180th FW F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, prepares to take off for a training sortie at Kecskemet Air Base, Hungary. Approximately 150 Airmen and eight F-16 fighter jets from the 180th FW traveled to the air base to participate in Load Diffuser 17, a two-week Hungarian-led multinational exercise focused on enhancing interoperability capabilities and skills among NATO allied and European partner air forces by conducting joint operations and air defenses to maintain joint readiness, while also bolstering relationships within the U.S. Air National Guard’s State Partnership Program initiatives. Ohio became state partners with Hungary in 1993. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.)

An Air Force honor guard team transfers the remains of Staff Sgt. Robert Dale Van Fossen, of Greenbrier, Ark., May 25, 2017, at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. Van Fossen died Nov. 22, 1952, when a Douglas C-124A-DL Globemaster II  went down. The aircraft took off from McChord Air Base in Tacoma, Wash., headed for Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage, Ala., with a crew of 11. Van Fossen was one of 41 passengers aboard the aircraft. Prior to enlisting in the Air Force in 1949, Van Fossen served in the Arkansas Army National Guard from 1947 through 1949. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin)

An Air Force honor guard team transfers the remains of Staff Sgt. Robert Dale Van Fossen, of Greenbrier, Ark., May 25, 2017, at the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport. Van Fossen died Nov. 22, 1952, when a Douglas C-124A-DL Globemaster II went down. The aircraft took off from McChord Air Base in Tacoma, Wash., headed for Elmendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage, Ala., with a crew of 11. Van Fossen was one of 41 passengers aboard the aircraft. Prior to enlisting in the Air Force in 1949, Van Fossen served in the Arkansas Army National Guard from 1947 through 1949. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeremy McGuffin)

A fly away security team from the 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment provides security for a C-130J May 26, 2017, during a cargo mission in Somalia, supporting the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. CJTF-HOA promotes prosperity and security in East Africa by assisting partner nations with countering violent extremist organizations, fostering regional security cooperation, and by protecting U.S. personnel and facilities in its 10-country area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)

A fly away security team from the 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment provides security for a C-130J May 26, 2017, during a cargo mission in Somalia, supporting the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. CJTF-HOA promotes prosperity and security in East Africa by assisting partner nations with countering violent extremist organizations, fostering regional security cooperation, and by protecting U.S. personnel and facilities in its 10-country area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 442nd Fighter Wing, out of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., flies over the Atlantic Ocean during the National Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show media day May 26, 2017, at Miami Beach, Fla. Top tier U.S. military assets  assembled in Miami during Memorial Day weekend to showcase air superiority while honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The 442nd FW teamed up with two HH-60G Pave Hawks and an HC-130P/N Combat King aircraft from the 920th Rescue Wing and the 129th Rescue Wing  to headline the airshow by demonstrating combat search and rescue capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jared Trimarchi)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 442nd Fighter Wing, out of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., flies over the Atlantic Ocean during the National Salute to America’s Heroes Air and Sea Show media day May 26, 2017, at Miami Beach, Fla. Top tier U.S. military assets assembled in Miami during Memorial Day weekend to showcase air superiority while honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The 442nd FW teamed up with two HH-60G Pave Hawks and an HC-130P/N Combat King aircraft from the 920th Rescue Wing and the 129th Rescue Wing to headline the airshow by demonstrating combat search and rescue capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jared Trimarchi)

Gen. Paul J. Selva, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors during their visit to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017. The Pentagon hosted the families for a day of fun and remembrance in honor of Memorial Day. (Defense Department photo/Army Sgt. Amber Smith)

Gen. Paul J. Selva, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks with members of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors during their visit to the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2017. The Pentagon hosted the families for a day of fun and remembrance in honor of Memorial Day. (Defense Department photo/Army Sgt. Amber Smith)

An E-3 Sentry prepares to receive fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 27, 2017. The E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning and control system aircraft with an integrated command and control battle management, surveillance, target detection, and tracking platform. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

An E-3 Sentry prepares to receive fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 27, 2017. The E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning and control system aircraft with an integrated command and control battle management, surveillance, target detection, and tracking platform. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

An F-15E Strike Eagle arrives to receive fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 23, 2017. The KC-135 provides aerial refueling capabilities as it supports U.S. and coalition forces working to liberate territory and people under the control of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

An F-15E Strike Eagle arrives to receive fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve May 23, 2017. The KC-135 provides aerial refueling capabilities as it supports U.S. and coalition forces working to liberate territory and people under the control of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Airman Destri Snow, a 51st Security Forces Squadron defender, fires an MK-19 grenade launcher during  weapons qualification training at Camp Rodriguez, South Korea, May 24, 2017. The training ensures defenders are vigilant and mission ready. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)
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Airman Destri Snow, a 51st Security Forces Squadron defender, fires an MK-19 grenade launcher during weapons qualification training at Camp Rodriguez, South Korea, May 24, 2017. The training ensures defenders are vigilant and mission ready. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)

Aircraft from the 23rd Wing conducted a surge exercise May 22, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The exercise was conducted in order to demonstrate 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/Airman 1st Class Lauren Sprunk)
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Aircraft from the 23rd Wing conducted a surge exercise May 22, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The exercise was conducted in order to demonstrate 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/Airman 1st Class Lauren Sprunk)

Staff Sgt. Joshua Collins, 36th Security Forces Squadron, salutes a fallen warrior memorial May 19, 2017, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Throughout the final day of National Police Week, Airmen honored the fallen. (U.S Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail)
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Staff Sgt. Joshua Collins, 36th Security Forces Squadron, salutes a fallen warrior memorial May 19, 2017, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Throughout the final day of National Police Week, Airmen honored the fallen. (U.S Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail)

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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