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Tech. Sgt. David Troche from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 108th Security Forces Squadron swims the 100 meter challenge during a German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency test at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 13, 2017. The test included a 1x10-meter sprint, flex arm hang, 1,000 meter run, 100 meter swim in military uniform, marksmanship, and a timed foot march. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Tech. Sgt. David Troche from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 108th Security Forces Squadron swims the 100 meter challenge during a German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency test at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 13, 2017. The test included a 1x10-meter sprint, flex arm hang, 1,000 meter run, 100 meter swim in military uniform, marksmanship, and a timed foot march. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

A Russian Su-27 Flanker intercepts a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, while participating in Baltic Operations over the Baltic Sea, June 9, 2017. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among allied and partner nations forces to ensure stability in, and defend, the Baltic Sea region. Flight intercepts are regular occurrences, and the vast majority are conducted in a safe and professional manner. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

A Russian Su-27 Flanker intercepts a U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, while participating in Baltic Operations over the Baltic Sea, June 9, 2017. The exercise is designed to enhance flexibility and interoperability, to strengthen combined response capabilities, as well as demonstrate resolve among allied and partner nations forces to ensure stability in, and defend, the Baltic Sea region. Flight intercepts are regular occurrences, and the vast majority are conducted in a safe and professional manner. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright speaks with Airman 1st Class Jeremy Daniels, a 35th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, during his Pacific Air Forces’ immersion tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 9, 2017. Wright toured various work centers, focusing his visit on innovative Airmen who contribute to the overall growth of the Air Force. He also sat with Airmen and NCOs to learn more about their concerns about the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright speaks with Airman 1st Class Jeremy Daniels, a 35th Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman, during his Pacific Air Forces’ immersion tour at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 9, 2017. Wright toured various work centers, focusing his visit on innovative Airmen who contribute to the overall growth of the Air Force. He also sat with Airmen and NCOs to learn more about their concerns about the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

As the sun begins to set at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oregon Air National Guard Lt. Col. Nick Rutgers, assigned to the 123rd Fighter Squadron, 142nd Fighter Wing, prepares his F-15 Eagle for a late day sortie, June 8, 2017. Over 120 Oregon Air guardsmen are supporting the Weapons Instructor Course during their three-week duty assignment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. John Hughel)

As the sun begins to set at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oregon Air National Guard Lt. Col. Nick Rutgers, assigned to the 123rd Fighter Squadron, 142nd Fighter Wing, prepares his F-15 Eagle for a late day sortie, June 8, 2017. Over 120 Oregon Air guardsmen are supporting the Weapons Instructor Course during their three-week duty assignment. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. John Hughel)

Air Force service members, assigned to the base Honor Guard, perform a flag folding ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 12, 2017. The flag folding ceremony is a time honored tradition that is used during Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies, as well as retirements from the Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Air Force service members, assigned to the base Honor Guard, perform a flag folding ceremony at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., June 12, 2017. The flag folding ceremony is a time honored tradition that is used during Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies, as well as retirements from the Armed Forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Lt. Col. Brandon Dow, with the 54th Airlift Squadron, runs through the dust kicked up by a UH-60 Blackhawk during Scott's first-ever water extraction training with the 6-101st Aviation Regiment at Lake Carlyle, Ill., June 7, 2017. Dow, Lt. Col. Brooke Matson, with the 375th Operations Support Squadron, and Maj. Madison Basil Jr., with Headquarters Air Mobility Command, received hoist, water survival, and flare training to learn how to survive in aquatic situations long enough to be rescued. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade has served in almost every single military operation since the Vietnam War, including combat, peacekeeping, and humanitarian. By partnering with Air Mobility Command’s survival, evasion, resistance and escape instructors, this training allows for joint-service coordination while preparing aerial crew members to survive in austere locations after being displaced from their aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Lt. Col. Brandon Dow, with the 54th Airlift Squadron, runs through the dust kicked up by a UH-60 Blackhawk during Scott's first-ever water extraction training with the 6-101st Aviation Regiment at Lake Carlyle, Ill., June 7, 2017. Dow, Lt. Col. Brooke Matson, with the 375th Operations Support Squadron, and Maj. Madison Basil Jr., with Headquarters Air Mobility Command, received hoist, water survival, and flare training to learn how to survive in aquatic situations long enough to be rescued. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade has served in almost every single military operation since the Vietnam War, including combat, peacekeeping, and humanitarian. By partnering with Air Mobility Command’s survival, evasion, resistance and escape instructors, this training allows for joint-service coordination while preparing aerial crew members to survive in austere locations after being displaced from their aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Maintenance Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 108th Wing stand by to decontaminate an incoming KC-135 Stratotanker during an exercise at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Maintenance Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 108th Wing stand by to decontaminate an incoming KC-135 Stratotanker during an exercise at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 7, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Capt. Kyle Buss, the 36th Security Forces Squadron operations officer, climbs over a wall during the second annual Security Forces Advanced Combat Skills Assessment June 6, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The mental and physical challenge portion tested basic combat skills and knowledge of competitors at different stations along an obstacle course through the jungle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

Capt. Kyle Buss, the 36th Security Forces Squadron operations officer, climbs over a wall during the second annual Security Forces Advanced Combat Skills Assessment June 6, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The mental and physical challenge portion tested basic combat skills and knowledge of competitors at different stations along an obstacle course through the jungle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

Staff Sgt. Matthew Pearson, a 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit navigation specialist, holds his daughter, Savannah, during a redeployment, June 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 41st and 71st Rescue Squadrons were recently deployed to Southwest Asia where they provided combat search and rescue capabilities in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Sprunk)

Staff Sgt. Matthew Pearson, a 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit navigation specialist, holds his daughter, Savannah, during a redeployment, June 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 41st and 71st Rescue Squadrons were recently deployed to Southwest Asia where they provided combat search and rescue capabilities in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Sprunk)

A tactical air control party member from the 116th Air Support Special Operations Squadron, jumps out of a CH-47 Chinook for a training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2, June 7, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperability of U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe)
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A tactical air control party member from the 116th Air Support Special Operations Squadron, jumps out of a CH-47 Chinook for a training mission during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2, June 7, 2017, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska provides an optimal training environment in the Indo-Asia Pacific Region and focuses on improving ground, space, and cyberspace combat readiness and interoperability of U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A 509th Bomb Wing B-2 Spirit conducts a fly-by during the Scott Air Force Base 2017 air show and open house June 11, 2017, which celebrates the base’s 100th anniversary. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions and represents a major milestone in the bomber modernization program. With a crew of two pilots, this aircraft brings a massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe through impenetrable defenses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tristin English)
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A 509th Bomb Wing B-2 Spirit conducts a fly-by during the Scott Air Force Base 2017 air show and open house June 11, 2017, which celebrates the base’s 100th anniversary. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions and represents a major milestone in the bomber modernization program. With a crew of two pilots, this aircraft brings a massive firepower to bear, in a short time, anywhere on the globe through impenetrable defenses. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tristin English)

A KC-135 Stratotanker maintainer, assigned to the 340th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, inspects the aircraft's boom before a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 6, 2017. The KC-135 provides aerial refueling capabilities as it supports U.S. and coalition forces as they work to liberate territory and people under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)
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A KC-135 Stratotanker maintainer, assigned to the 340th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, inspects the aircraft's boom before a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, June 6, 2017. The KC-135 provides aerial refueling capabilities as it supports U.S. and coalition forces as they work to liberate territory and people under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

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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