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Tech. Sgt. Jason Fatjo, a 14th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, embraces his family after returning from a deployment at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Aug. 8, 2017. Fatjo and his family have been through five deployments together, each presenting their own challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Sullivan)

Tech. Sgt. Jason Fatjo, a 14th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, embraces his family after returning from a deployment at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., Aug. 8, 2017. Fatjo and his family have been through five deployments together, each presenting their own challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Sullivan)

Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Carr, a crew chief with the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., checks the engine of a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Mobility Guardian at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 6, 2017. The exercise is intended to test the abilities of the Mobility Air Forces to execute rapid global mobility missions in dynamic, contested environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Carr, a crew chief with the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., checks the engine of a C-17 Globemaster III during Exercise Mobility Guardian at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 6, 2017. The exercise is intended to test the abilities of the Mobility Air Forces to execute rapid global mobility missions in dynamic, contested environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron climb a ladder into an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Aug. 7, 2017, near Dog Island, Fla. Airmen from the 23d Wing and 325th Fighter Wing conducted daytime water rescue operations training in conjunction with exercise Stealth Guardian, which is designed to test aircrews with real-world exercise scenarios similar to a deployed or contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron climb a ladder into an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Aug. 7, 2017, near Dog Island, Fla. Airmen from the 23d Wing and 325th Fighter Wing conducted daytime water rescue operations training in conjunction with exercise Stealth Guardian, which is designed to test aircrews with real-world exercise scenarios similar to a deployed or contingency environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A B-52 Stratofortress waits to approach a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender for refueling, Aug. 8, 2017. In a conventional conflict, the B-52 can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden)

A B-52 Stratofortress waits to approach a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender for refueling, Aug. 8, 2017. In a conventional conflict, the B-52 can perform strategic attack, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marjorie A. Bowlden)

Lightning strikes behind a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 8, 2017. In a conventional conflict, the B-52 can accomplish strategic attacks, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)

Lightning strikes behind a B-52H Stratofortress at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 8, 2017. In a conventional conflict, the B-52 can accomplish strategic attacks, close-air support, air interdiction, offensive counter-air and maritime operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)

Airmen and soldiers pay their respects at the funeral of 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pennsylvania Aug. 4, 2017. Nearly 50 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona attended the funeral. Carlson, then 24 years-old, was killed after his P-47 Thunderbolt was shot down by enemy aircraft near Bonn, Germany during World War II on Dec. 23, 1944. More than 70 years later his remains were identified and brought home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

Airmen and soldiers pay their respects at the funeral of 2nd Lt. Charles E. Carlson at the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery in Annville, Pennsylvania Aug. 4, 2017. Nearly 50 Airmen assigned to the 62nd Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona attended the funeral. Carlson, then 24 years-old, was killed after his P-47 Thunderbolt was shot down by enemy aircraft near Bonn, Germany during World War II on Dec. 23, 1944. More than 70 years later his remains were identified and brought home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

Three A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, fly off the southern coast of Greenland while en route to Iceland Aug. 3, 2017. Two KC-135 Stratotankers and their crews from the 459th Air Refueling Wing embarked on a mission to provide refueling support to the 175th Wing as the ANG unit made its way to Estonia to participate in a state partnership program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)

Three A-10C Thunderbolt IIs from the 175th Wing, Maryland Air National Guard, fly off the southern coast of Greenland while en route to Iceland Aug. 3, 2017. Two KC-135 Stratotankers and their crews from the 459th Air Refueling Wing embarked on a mission to provide refueling support to the 175th Wing as the ANG unit made its way to Estonia to participate in a state partnership program. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Kat Justen)

A boom operator, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, refuels an F-15E Strike Eagle from a KC-135 Stratotanker above Southwest Asia, July 20, 2017. The KC-135 provides core refueling capabilities for Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

A boom operator, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, refuels an F-15E Strike Eagle from a KC-135 Stratotanker above Southwest Asia, July 20, 2017. The KC-135 provides core refueling capabilities for Operation Inherent Resolve in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Staff Sgt. Jordan Scott, a C-130J Super Hercules crew chief assigned to the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., await engine start during Exercise Mobility Guardian, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 3, 2017. More than 3,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and international partners converged on the state of Washington in support of the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Staff Sgt. Jordan Scott, a C-130J Super Hercules crew chief assigned to the 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., await engine start during Exercise Mobility Guardian, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 3, 2017. More than 3,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and international partners converged on the state of Washington in support of the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off from the base, Aug. 7, 2017. The F-35 flew in Combat Hammer, an evaluation exercise which tests and validates the performance of crews, pilots, and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Paul Holcomb)
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An F-35A Lightning II aircraft from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, takes off from the base, Aug. 7, 2017. The F-35 flew in Combat Hammer, an evaluation exercise which tests and validates the performance of crews, pilots, and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Paul Holcomb)

Staff Sgt. Aaron D’Angelo from the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron, explosive ordinance disposal technician, participates in a exercise scenario during Operation Llama Fury 3.0 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Aug. 8, 2017. During the first phase of OLF 3.0, teams of EOD Airmen endured quality assurance evaluations, where they were evaluated on different simulated scenarios, as well as their job specific skills and equipment familiarity. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)
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Staff Sgt. Aaron D’Angelo from the 11th Civil Engineer Squadron, explosive ordnance disposal technician, participates in an exercise scenario during Operation Llama Fury 3.0 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Aug. 8, 2017. During the first phase of OLF 3.0, teams of EOD Airmen endured quality assurance evaluations, where they were evaluated on different simulated scenarios, as well as their job specific skills and equipment familiarity. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Senior Airman Stefan Stephenson-Shipp, 19th Maintenance Squadron fuel systems journeyman, enters a C-130J dry bay to reinstall a fuel manifold August 8, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. All personnel entering a fuel tank or dry bay with open fuel lines are required to have a supplied air respirator on to prevent exposure to fumes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron)
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Senior Airman Stefan Stephenson-Shipp, 19th Maintenance Squadron fuel systems journeyman, enters a C-130J dry bay to reinstall a fuel manifold Aug. 8, 2017, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. All personnel entering a fuel tank or dry bay with open fuel lines are required to have a supplied air respirator on to prevent exposure to fumes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron)

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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