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Airmen from the 822d Base Defense Squadron storm a building to rescue a simulated hostage rescue during the Scorpion Fire Team Challenge, June 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The challenge was designed to push the Airmen to their physical and mental limits by incorporating written tests, hostage rescues, blindfolded weapons assembly and physical exertion sessions among 14 other challenges. Eighteen four-person teams competed during the two-day event for various prizes and bragging rights. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airmen from the 822d Base Defense Squadron storm a building to rescue a simulated hostage rescue during the Scorpion Fire Team Challenge, June 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The challenge was designed to push the Airmen to their physical and mental limits by incorporating written tests, hostage rescues, blindfolded weapons assembly and physical exertion sessions among 14 other challenges. Eighteen four-person teams competed during the two-day event for various prizes and bragging rights. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airmen from the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron perform deck landing qualification training on the U.S. Naval Ship Washington Chambers, June 27, 2017, near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The 303rd ERQS supports the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa by providing continuous personnel recovery alert coverage to enable combined forces to counter violent extremist organizations within Eastern Africa and areas of interest. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Airmen from the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron perform deck landing qualification training on the U.S. Naval Ship Washington Chambers, June 27, 2017, near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The 303rd ERQS supports the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa by providing continuous personnel recovery alert coverage to enable combined forces to counter violent extremist organizations within Eastern Africa and areas of interest. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Capt. Jared Goss, the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron operations officer, leads a formation of Airmen during a retreat ceremony June 30, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The ceremony was held to honor and remember service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

Capt. Jared Goss, the 332nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron operations officer, leads a formation of Airmen during a retreat ceremony June 30, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The ceremony was held to honor and remember service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

Fireworks explode behind C-130 Hercules during Celebrate America, June 30, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Celebrate America is an annual event that provides military members and their families the opportunity to enjoy games, food and bands before culminating in a fireworks display over the Yokota AB airfield to celebrate Independence Day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe)

Fireworks explode behind C-130 Hercules during Celebrate America, June 30, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Celebrate America is an annual event that provides military members and their families the opportunity to enjoy games, food and bands before culminating in a fireworks display over the Yokota AB airfield to celebrate Independence Day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe)

Capt. Conor Mulligan (left), the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron military personnel flight commander, and 2nd Lt. Taylor Pearson, a 1st SOFSS force support officer deputy, paddle to the finish line during the cardboard boat regatta at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 24, 2017. Mulligan and Pearson won first place out of six other teams that competed in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Capt. Conor Mulligan (left), the 1st Special Operations Force Support Squadron military personnel flight commander, and 2nd Lt. Taylor Pearson, a 1st SOFSS force support officer deputy, paddle to the finish line during the cardboard boat regatta at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 24, 2017. Mulligan and Pearson won first place out of six other teams that competed in the race. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dennis Spain)

Maj. Brian Bann, an F-35 pilot, shuts down a Norwegian F-35 Lightning II before exiting the aircraft, June 29, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Maj. Bann piloted the F-35 from Fort Worth,Texas, and it was the seventh Norwegian F-35 to arrive at Luke. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

Maj. Brian Bann, an F-35 pilot, shuts down a Norwegian F-35 Lightning II before exiting the aircraft, June 29, 2017 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Maj. Bann piloted the F-35 from Fort Worth,Texas, and it was the seventh Norwegian F-35 to arrive at Luke. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

Instructors assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, Operational Support Joint Office, jump from a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II above Northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. The 1st SOSS/OSJ facilitates special operations forces training to ensure global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Instructors assigned to the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, Operational Support Joint Office, jump from a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II above Northwest Florida, June 28, 2017. The 1st SOSS/OSJ facilitates special operations forces training to ensure global readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

Col. Douglas Thies, the 20th Operations Group commander, communicates with his crew chief during take-off procedures before his fini-flight at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 28, 2017. Thies served as the 20th OG commander for one of the Air Force’s biggest combat F-16 wings whose mission is to prepare, employ, and sustain combat ready suppression of enemy air defenses and attack F-16 airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael Cossaboom)

Col. Douglas Thies, the 20th Operations Group commander, communicates with his crew chief during take-off procedures before his fini-flight at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 28, 2017. Thies served as the 20th OG commander for one of the Air Force’s biggest combat F-16 wings whose mission is to prepare, employ, and sustain combat ready suppression of enemy air defenses and attack F-16 airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael Cossaboom)

Veteran Staff Sgt. Ryan Murphy of Team Special Operations Command throws seated shot put during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago, Illinois  July 5, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports. (DoD photo/EJ Hersom)

Veteran Staff Sgt. Ryan Murphy of Team Special Operations Command throws seated shot put during the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Chicago, Illinois July 5, 2017. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event allowing wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans to compete in Paralympic-style sports. (DoD photo/EJ Hersom)

A Norwegian F-35 Lightning II taxis in after landing on the runway June 29, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. This marks the seventh Norwegian F-35 to arrive at Luke. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)
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A Norwegian F-35 Lightning II taxis in after landing on the runway June 29, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. This marks the seventh Norwegian F-35 to arrive at Luke. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)

Airmen from the 822nd Base Defense Squadron flip a tire during the Scorpion Fire Team Challenge, June 29, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The challenge was designed to push the Airmen to their physical and mental limits, by incorporating written tests, hostage rescues, blindfolded weapons assembly and physical exertion sessions among 14 other challenges. Eighteen four-person teams competed during the two-day event for various prizes and bragging rights. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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Airmen from the 822nd Base Defense Squadron flip a tire during the Scorpion Fire Team Challenge, June 29, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The challenge was designed to push the Airmen to their physical and mental limits, by incorporating written tests, hostage rescues, blindfolded weapons assembly and physical exertion sessions among 14 other challenges. Eighteen four-person teams competed during the two-day event for various prizes and bragging rights. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

A 340th Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, adjusts the window of a KC-135 Stratotanker boom pod before a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve July 3, 2017, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The KC-135 provides aerial refueling capabilities to U.S. and coalition forces working to liberate territory and people from the control of ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)
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A 340th Aircraft Maintenance Unit maintainer, adjusts the window of a KC-135 Stratotanker boom pod before a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve July 3, 2017, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The KC-135 provides aerial refueling capabilities to U.S. and coalition forces working to liberate territory and people from the control of ISIS. (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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