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A 1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptor taxis before take off at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., July 11, 2017. The wing conducted night flying training missions to keep pilots current on skills needed to operate in the dark. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

A 1st Fighter Wing F-22 Raptor taxis before take off at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., July 11, 2017. The wing conducted night flying training missions to keep pilots current on skills needed to operate in the dark. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

Staff Sgt. Colt Crowe, an 820th Base Defense Group jumpmaster, yells to jumpers prior to a static-line jump, July 14, 2017, in the skies over Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 820th BDG includes airborne-qualified Airmen to support the expeditionary Air Force’s only worldwide deployable, first-in, self-sustaining force protection capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Staff Sgt. Colt Crowe, an 820th Base Defense Group jumpmaster, yells to jumpers prior to a static-line jump, July 14, 2017, in the skies over Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 820th BDG includes airborne-qualified Airmen to support the expeditionary Air Force’s only worldwide deployable, first-in, self-sustaining force protection capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Air Force Capt. David Neville, a 13th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, conducts a flight sortie above northern Japan, June 12, 2017. Neville and other 13th and 14th Fighter Squadron pilots joined Kadena Air Base, Japan F-15C Eagle pilots to conduct air-to-air and suppression of enemy air defense missions during an aviation relocation training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

Air Force Capt. David Neville, a 13th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, conducts a flight sortie above northern Japan, June 12, 2017. Neville and other 13th and 14th Fighter Squadron pilots joined Kadena Air Base, Japan F-15C Eagle pilots to conduct air-to-air and suppression of enemy air defense missions during an aviation relocation training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 18, 2017. The hearing was held to consider Selva’s reappointment as the Vice Chairman. (Department of Defense Photo/Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 18, 2017. The hearing was held to consider Selva’s reappointment as the Vice Chairman. (Department of Defense Photo/Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Airmen from the 133rd and 148th Medical Group, Minnesota Air National Guard, partner with reservists from around the country to provide medical care services during Innovative Readiness Training at Cass Lake-Bena High School in Cass Lake, Minn., July 13, 2017. The IRT at Cass Lake is a multi-service medical mission that provides military members with hands-on training opportunities, while at the same time providing medical care services to the local community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Austen R. Adriaens)

Airmen from the 133rd and 148th Medical Group, Minnesota Air National Guard, partner with reservists from around the country to provide medical care services during Innovative Readiness Training at Cass Lake-Bena High School in Cass Lake, Minn., July 13, 2017. The IRT at Cass Lake is a multi-service medical mission that provides military members with hands-on training opportunities, while at the same time providing medical care services to the local community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Austen R. Adriaens)

A 56th Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II takes off from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 17, 2017. F-35 basic course students took part in a two and a half week, four flight phase replicating a wartime environment designed to test their training and skills. The students will be the first ever to graduate from a course designed specifically to utilize the mission set of the F-35. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel)

A 56th Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II takes off from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 17, 2017. F-35 basic course students took part in a two and a half week, four flight phase replicating a wartime environment designed to test their training and skills. The students will be the first ever to graduate from a course designed specifically to utilize the mission set of the F-35. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel)

Master Sgt. Braden Duszynski, a munitions specialist with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, holds a signal flare during aircrew survival training at Grant Park in Milwaukee, Wisc., July 15, 2017.  This survival training is designed to instruct Airmen on how to endure threatening survival scenarios. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Morgan R. Lipinski/Released)

Master Sgt. Braden Duszynski, a munitions specialist with the 128th Air Refueling Wing, holds a signal flare during aircrew survival training at Grant Park in Milwaukee, Wisc., July 15, 2017. This survival training is designed to instruct Airmen on how to endure threatening survival scenarios. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Morgan R. Lipinski/Released)

A B-52 Stratofortress approaches a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, July 18, 2017. The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber capable of flying at altitudes of up to 50,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

A B-52 Stratofortress approaches a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a flight in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, July 18, 2017. The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber capable of flying at altitudes of up to 50,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

An Airman from the 820th Base Defense Group walks past the crew door in an HC-130J Combat King II, July 14, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 820th BDG includes airborne-qualified Airmen to support the expeditionary Air Force’s only worldwide deployable, first-in, self-sustaining force protection capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

An Airman from the 820th Base Defense Group walks past the crew door in an HC-130J Combat King II, July 14, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 820th BDG includes airborne-qualified Airmen to support the expeditionary Air Force’s only worldwide deployable, first-in, self-sustaining force protection capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A F-22 Raptor assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., banks away after being refueled by a KC-10 Extender crewed by members of the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, flies over the Atlantic Ocean July 15, 2017. The F-22 is assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and is the Air Force’s 5th generation fighter aircraft. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. Armed Forces and is assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing and is maintained and flown by the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command and the 305th. Both units are located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Released)
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A F-22 Raptor assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., banks away after being refueled by a KC-10 Extender crewed by members of the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, flies over the Atlantic Ocean July 15, 2017. The F-22 is assigned to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and is the Air Force’s 5th generation fighter aircraft. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. Armed Forces and is assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing and is maintained and flown by the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command and the 305th. Both units are located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Released)

Special Tactics Airmen with the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, Louisville, Ky., execute a high altitude, low open jump out of a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II, during a total force exercise mission over Terra Haute, Ind., July 8, 2017. Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct exercises with joint services to strengthen the development of joint leaders and teams to better understand the synergy of air, space and cyber power, and how to synthesize the capabilities the air component brings with the other elements of joint and national power. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)
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Special Tactics Airmen with the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, Louisville, Ky., execute a high altitude, low open jump out of a 15th Special Operations Squadron MC-130H Combat Talon II, during a total force exercise mission over Terra Haute, Ind., July 8, 2017. Air Commandos with the 1st Special Operations Wing conduct exercises with joint services to strengthen the development of joint leaders and teams to better understand the synergy of air, space and cyber power, and how to synthesize the capabilities the air component brings with the other elements of joint and national power. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeffrey Curtin)

Col. Ben Rudolphi, the 407th Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron commander, prepares for flight in an A-10 Thunderbolt II July 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Rudolphi has provided a dual role in Operation Inherent Resolve as the commander of the 407th EOSS in Southwest Asia and being directly in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria conducting A-10 flying missions with the 447th Air Expeditionary Group. The A-10 supports ground forces with rapid employment close air and contact support utilizing a variety of bombs, missiles and a 30mm GAU-8 seven-barrel Gatling gun. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)
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Col. Ben Rudolphi, the 407th Expeditionary Operation Support Squadron commander, prepares for flight in an A-10 Thunderbolt II July 11, 2017, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Rudolphi has provided a dual role in Operation Inherent Resolve as the commander of the 407th EOSS in Southwest Asia and being directly in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria conducting A-10 flying missions with the 447th Air Expeditionary Group. The A-10 supports ground forces with rapid employment close air and contact support utilizing a variety of bombs, missiles and a 30mm GAU-8 seven-barrel Gatling gun. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)

Lightning strikes behind a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 17, 2017. The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can carry nuclear-capable or precision-guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
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Lightning strikes behind a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 17, 2017. The B-52 is a long-range, heavy bomber that can carry nuclear-capable or precision-guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)

A KC-10 Extender crewed by members of the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, flies over the Atlantic Ocean July 15, 2017. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. Armed Forces and is assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing and is maintained and flown by the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command and the 305th. Both units are located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Released)
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A KC-10 Extender crewed by members of the 78th Air Refueling Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, flies over the Atlantic Ocean July 15, 2017. The KC-10 is an Air Mobility Command advanced tanker and cargo aircraft designed to provide increased global mobility for U.S. Armed Forces and is assigned to the 305th Air Mobility Wing and is maintained and flown by the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Air Force Reserve Command and the 305th. Both units are located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Released)

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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