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An A-10 Thunderbolt II departs after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, July 6, 2017. The A-10 employs a wide variety of conventional munitions in support of OIR and the destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II departs after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, July 6, 2017. The A-10 employs a wide variety of conventional munitions in support of OIR and the destruction of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Staff Sgt. Shannon Beavin, a 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE structural craftsman, aligns a building structure June 27, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The squadron provides engineering services throughout the Air Force Central Command area of responsibility, inside and outside the wire. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

Staff Sgt. Shannon Beavin, a 557th Expeditionary RED HORSE structural craftsman, aligns a building structure June 27, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The squadron provides engineering services throughout the Air Force Central Command area of responsibility, inside and outside the wire. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over England July 10, 2017. The Thunderbirds flew over several bases and landmarks in preparation for the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo being held at Royal Air Force Fairford, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over England July 10, 2017. The Thunderbirds flew over several bases and landmarks in preparation for the 2017 Royal International Air Tattoo being held at Royal Air Force Fairford, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

Maj. Gen. Scott J. Zobrist, the 9th Air Force commander; Col. Jennifer Short, the 23rd Wing commander; and Col. Thomas Kunkel, the outgoing 23rd Wing commander, prepare for a change of command ceremony, July 10, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The change of command ceremony is a part of military history signifying the hand-off of responsibility of a unit from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Maj. Gen. Scott J. Zobrist, the 9th Air Force commander; Col. Jennifer Short, the 23rd Wing commander; and Col. Thomas Kunkel, the outgoing 23rd Wing commander, prepare for a change of command ceremony, July 10, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The change of command ceremony is a part of military history signifying the hand-off of responsibility of a unit from one commander to another. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Staff Sgt. Patrick Peck, a 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology journeyman, welds a portable deployment trailer at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 7, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 20th EMS metals technology lab ensure equipment entering the lab meets all safety and structure specifications prior to the parts being returned to the providing unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado)

Staff Sgt. Patrick Peck, a 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft metals technology journeyman, welds a portable deployment trailer at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., July 7, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 20th EMS metals technology lab ensure equipment entering the lab meets all safety and structure specifications prior to the parts being returned to the providing unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado)

Col. Laura Lenderman, the Scott Air Force Base installation commander, celebrates her two-year command of the 375th Air Mobility Wing through a fini flight, July 10, 2017. Lenderman grew up on Scott AFB as a child, where her father served at Headquarters Military Airlift Command and inspired her to follow the same military path while creating her own legacy. As the installation celebrates its 100th year, standing as the Air Force's third oldest base, Lenderman leaves behind a legacy of caring for Airmen, strengthening community partnerships, and instilling innovation, communication, and excellence principles into the stitchings of the Scott AFB mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Col. Laura Lenderman, the Scott Air Force Base installation commander, celebrates her two-year command of the 375th Air Mobility Wing through a fini flight, July 10, 2017. Lenderman grew up on Scott AFB as a child, where her father served at Headquarters Military Airlift Command and inspired her to follow the same military path while creating her own legacy. As the installation celebrates its 100th year, standing as the Air Force's third oldest base, Lenderman leaves behind a legacy of caring for Airmen, strengthening community partnerships, and instilling innovation, communication, and excellence principles into the stitchings of the Scott AFB mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard practice drill movements prior to marching in the Gatlinburg Independence Day Parade in Gatlinburg, Tenn., July 3, 2017. The parade kicked off at 12:01 a.m., making it the first Independence Day parade in the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Delano Scott)

Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard practice drill movements prior to marching in the Gatlinburg Independence Day Parade in Gatlinburg, Tenn., July 3, 2017. The parade kicked off at 12:01 a.m., making it the first Independence Day parade in the nation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Delano Scott)

Guardian Angel Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing were part of a concerted rescue effort that rescued two German citizens in distress at sea July 7-8, 2017. The victim's vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of southern Florida. At the request of the Coast Guard's Seventh District in Miami, the 920th RQW was alerted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., to assist in the long-range search and rescue. Approximately 80 Airmen and four wing aircraft helped execute the rescue mission including maintenance, operations and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Cathleen Snow)

Guardian Angel Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing were part of a concerted rescue effort that rescued two German citizens in distress at sea July 7-8, 2017. The victim's vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of southern Florida. At the request of the Coast Guard's Seventh District in Miami, the 920th RQW was alerted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., to assist in the long-range search and rescue. Approximately 80 Airmen and four wing aircraft helped execute the rescue mission including maintenance, operations and support personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Cathleen Snow)

Capt. Michael Slotten, a 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 student pilot, climbs into an F-35 Lighting II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 7, 2017. Slotten dropped GBU-12 Paveway II bombs for his first time from the F-35 during training at the Barry M. Goldwater Range. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

Capt. Michael Slotten, a 61st Fighter Squadron F-35 student pilot, climbs into an F-35 Lighting II at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 7, 2017. Slotten dropped GBU-12 Paveway II bombs for his first time from the F-35 during training at the Barry M. Goldwater Range. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

Senior Airman Sean Meehan, a tactical air control party Airman from the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron assigned to New Jersey Task Force One, looks up at a hovering Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during joint training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 28, 2017. The primary mission of New Jersey Task Force One is to provide advanced technical search and rescue capabilities to victims trapped or entombed in structurally collapsed buildings. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)
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Senior Airman Sean Meehan, a tactical air control party Airman from the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron assigned to New Jersey Task Force One, looks up at a hovering Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during joint training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., June 28, 2017. The primary mission of New Jersey Task Force One is to provide advanced technical search and rescue capabilities to victims trapped or entombed in structurally collapsed buildings. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Family members of 35th Fighter Wing pilots welcome their loved ones as they return home from a temporary duty location at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 26, 2017. The 13th Fighter Squadron and 35th Maintenance Group personnel trained with Airmen from Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, while the flightline underwent routine maintenance. During their tenure at Kunsan AB, 35th FW pilots enhanced readiness capabilities while training in unfamiliar territories with our allies within the Pacific Air Forces region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)
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Family members of 35th Fighter Wing pilots welcome their loved ones as they return home from a temporary duty location at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 26, 2017. The 13th Fighter Squadron and 35th Maintenance Group personnel trained with Airmen from Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, while the flightline underwent routine maintenance. During their tenure at Kunsan AB, 35th FW pilots enhanced readiness capabilities while training in unfamiliar territories with our allies within the Pacific Air Forces region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepares for takeoff from Andersen AFB, Guam, to conduct a sequenced bilateral mission with South Korean F-15 and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2 fighter jets, July 7, 2017. The mission is in response to a series of increasingly escalatory action by North Korea, including a launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile July 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo)
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A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, prepares for takeoff from Andersen AFB, Guam, to conduct a sequenced bilateral mission with South Korean F-15 and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2 fighter jets, July 7, 2017. The mission is in response to a series of increasingly escalatory action by North Korea, including a launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile July 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo)

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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