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An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 168th Air Refueling Wing, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 June 14, 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 for U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron, refuels from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 168th Air Refueling Wing, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 June 14, 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 for U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Paul Labbe)

A munitions technician, assigned the 23rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares to load munitions on a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 15, 2017. The 23rd EAMU provided the 400th consecutive sortie without a maintenance cancellation on the day the 23rd EBS celebrated the 100th anniversary of the unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

A munitions technician, assigned the 23rd Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares to load munitions on a B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 23rd Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, June 15, 2017. The 23rd EAMU provided the 400th consecutive sortie without a maintenance cancellation on the day the 23rd EBS celebrated the 100th anniversary of the unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

A B-1 Lancer strategic bomber takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during a training mission supporting the Weapons Instructor Course, June 8, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. John Hughel)

A B-1 Lancer strategic bomber takes off from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during a training mission supporting the Weapons Instructor Course, June 8, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. John Hughel)

(left) Capt. Ricardo Sequeira, an 821st Contingency Response Squadron flight medicine provider, talks about his medical procedures for a lower leg trauma to Staff Sgt. Zachary Green, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, standardization and evaluation, during a medical exercise at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Mich., on June 11, 2017. Turbo Distribution 17-2 is a U.S. Transportation Command exercise designed to assess the Joint Task Force-Port Opening’s ability to deliver and distribute cargo during humanitarian and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

(left) Capt. Ricardo Sequeira, an 821st Contingency Response Squadron flight medicine provider, talks about his medical procedures for a lower leg trauma to Staff Sgt. Zachary Green, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, standardization and evaluation, during a medical exercise at Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Mich., on June 11, 2017. Turbo Distribution 17-2 is a U.S. Transportation Command exercise designed to assess the Joint Task Force-Port Opening’s ability to deliver and distribute cargo during humanitarian and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

Airman 1st Class Sagan Fisher, an 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster, and maintainers from the 8th Expeditionary Mobility Squadron, perform a C-17 pre-departure check before a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, June 14, 2017, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to bases throughout the Central Command area of responsibility. The aircraft can be outfitted to perform tactical airlift, airdrop, and aeromedical evacuation as missions require. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

Airman 1st Class Sagan Fisher, an 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster, and maintainers from the 8th Expeditionary Mobility Squadron, perform a C-17 pre-departure check before a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, June 14, 2017, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to bases throughout the Central Command area of responsibility. The aircraft can be outfitted to perform tactical airlift, airdrop, and aeromedical evacuation as missions require. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

Master Sgt. Corey T. Coleman, the 612th Air Base Squadron’s lead firefighter,  instructs and manages the team to ensure the training runs smoothly. The fire department hosted a public fire training at Soto Cano Air Base, June 16, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julie Kae)

Master Sgt. Corey T. Coleman, the 612th Air Base Squadron’s lead firefighter, instructs and manages the team to ensure the training runs smoothly. The fire department hosted a public fire training at Soto Cano Air Base, June 16, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julie Kae)

A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, prepares to transfer fuel to a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., off the coast of Spain, June 13, 2017. Two B-2s deployed to the U.K. to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations. Bomber deployments enhance the readiness and training necessary to respond to any contingency or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)

A KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 100th Air Refueling Wing Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, prepares to transfer fuel to a B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., off the coast of Spain, June 13, 2017. Two B-2s deployed to the U.K. to participate in theater bomber assurance and deterrence operations. Bomber deployments enhance the readiness and training necessary to respond to any contingency or challenge across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)

Airmen assigned to the 210th Engineering Installation Squadron add an antenna to a newly installed Giant Voice stack located on the roof of the Small Air Terminal at the 133rd Airlift Wing in St. Paul, Minn., June 19, 2017. Once complete, the system will provide improved emergency notification capabilities to flight line and maintenance personnel while aircraft engines are running. Strobes will also light up on top of the stack as an added visual durning alerts.   
(U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Austen R. Adriaens)

Airmen assigned to the 210th Engineering Installation Squadron add an antenna to a newly installed Giant Voice stack located on the roof of the Small Air Terminal at the 133rd Airlift Wing in St. Paul, Minn., June 19, 2017. Once complete, the system will provide improved emergency notification capabilities to flight line and maintenance personnel while aircraft engines are running. Strobes will also light up on top of the stack as an added visual durning alerts. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Austen R. Adriaens)

Tech. Sgt. Tod Jensen, a tactical air control party member assigned to the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron, prepares to communicate with aerial assets during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 June 13, 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 for U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt Douglas Ellis)

Tech. Sgt. Tod Jensen, a tactical air control party member assigned to the 116th Air Support Operations Squadron, prepares to communicate with aerial assets during Red Flag-Alaska 17-2 June 13, 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 for U.S. and international forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt Douglas Ellis)

Guard, Reserve, and active duty airmen run 1,000 meters 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)
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Guard, Reserve, and active duty airmen run 1,000 meters 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)

Col. Kurt Gallegos, the 944th Fighter Wing commander, leads a four-ship formation with the A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-15 Strike Eagle, during his fini-flight near Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 2, 2017. Gallegos, a career F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot with more than 4,100 hours, was the first F-16 pilot to drop bombs in Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 attacks. His fini-flight marks the end of a 32-year Air Force career.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)
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Col. Kurt Gallegos, the 944th Fighter Wing commander, leads a four-ship formation with the A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-15 Strike Eagle, during his fini-flight near Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., June 2, 2017. Gallegos, a career F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot with more than 4,100 hours, was the first F-16 pilot to drop bombs in Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 attacks. His fini-flight marks the end of a 32-year Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Gen. Mike Holmes, the Air Combat Command commander, makes a test call using the High Frequency Global Communication System radio June 15, 2017, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Holmes was coined by the 319th Communications Squadron HFGCS unit for making his first official call which broadcasts his voice simultaneously across the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Sparks)
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Gen. Mike Holmes, the Air Combat Command commander, makes a test call using the High Frequency Global Communication System radio June 15, 2017, on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Holmes was coined by the 319th Communications Squadron HFGCS unit for making his first official call which broadcasts his voice simultaneously across the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Sparks)

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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