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A B-52 Stratofortress arrives to receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, Aug. 8, 2017. The B-52 is a long range, heavy bomber capable of flying at altitudes up to 50,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

A B-52 Stratofortress arrives to receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, Aug. 8, 2017. The B-52 is a long range, heavy bomber capable of flying at altitudes up to 50,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Firefighters with the 944th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., 445th Civil Engineer Squadron, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill., and the 910th Civil Engineer Squadron, Youngstown, Ohio, conduct fire pit training during exercise Patriot Warrior at Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport, Wis., Aug. 11, 2017. Patriot Warrior is an Air Force Reserve training exercise designed to enhance wartime skills in a deployment-type environment and evaluate the ability of units to deploy mobility airlift and agile combat support capabilities in support of joint theater operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)

Firefighters with the 944th Civil Engineer Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., 445th Civil Engineer Squadron, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill., and the 910th Civil Engineer Squadron, Youngstown, Ohio, conduct fire pit training during exercise Patriot Warrior at Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport, Wis., Aug. 11, 2017. Patriot Warrior is an Air Force Reserve training exercise designed to enhance wartime skills in a deployment-type environment and evaluate the ability of units to deploy mobility airlift and agile combat support capabilities in support of joint theater operations. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)

Airman 1st Class John Duggan, 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron airfield management shift lead, communicates with an air traffic controller as he inspects a runway for potential hazards August 4, 2017, in Southwest Asia. People, vehicles and animals on a flightline all pose a potential danger to aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

Airman 1st Class John Duggan, a 332nd Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron airfield management shift lead, communicates with an air traffic controller as he inspects a runway for potential hazards Aug 4, 2017, in Southwest Asia. People, vehicles and animals on a flightline all pose a potential danger to aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, approaches a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Voyager for refuel during Exercise Mobility Guardian, near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Aug. 10, 2017. More than 3,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and international partners converged on the state of Washington in support of Exercise Mobility Guardian. 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. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, approaches a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A Voyager for refuel during Exercise Mobility Guardian, near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Aug. 10, 2017. More than 3,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and international partners converged on the state of Washington in support of Exercise Mobility Guardian. 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. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Tech. Sgt. Anthony Olsen with the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, adds an arming lanyard to a 55th AMU mural of the world map at Shaw AFB, S.C., Aug. 14, 2017. The lanyard, which is connected to a bomb, is the last item of the munition remaining after a pilot releases it. The lanyard was used from a recent deployment where the 55th FS dropped a total of 1,740 bombs in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado)

Tech. Sgt. Anthony Olsen with the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, adds an arming lanyard to a 55th AMU mural of the world map at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Aug. 14, 2017. The lanyard, which is connected to a bomb, is the last item of the munition remaining after a pilot releases it. The lanyard was used from a recent deployment where the 55th Fighter Squadron dropped a total of 1,740 bombs in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Maldonado)

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Security forces personnel participate in a non-standard response drill during exercise Patriot Warrior, Aug. 14, 2017 at Fort McCoy, Wis. More than 600 Reserve Airmen and more than 10,000 soldiers, sailors, Marines and international partners converged on the state of Wisconsin to support a range of interlinked exercises including Patriot Warrior, Global Medic, CSTX, Diamond Saber, and Mortuary Affairs Exercise. Patriot Warrior is the Air Force Reserve Command's premier exercise, providing an opportunity to test the ability to provide combat-ready forces to operate in dynamic, contested environments and to sharpen Airmen's skills in supporting combatant commander requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)

Airman Juan Luna, a crew chief with the 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, reviews technical orders while preparing to launch an F-22 Raptor during Red Flag 17-4, August 14, 2017, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the United States and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Airman Juan Luna, a 94th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, reviews technical orders while preparing to launch an F-22 Raptor during Red Flag 17-4, Aug. 14, 2017, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the United States and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Oregon National Guard Airmen and Soldiers hike their way uphill to a training area at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Academy, August 15, 2017 in Salem, Oregon. The refresher training was an effort to prepare the Guardsmen to deploy to support the High Cascade complex fire near Crater Lake, Ore. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. John Hughel)

Oregon National Guard Airmen and Soldiers hike their way uphill to a training area at the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Academy, Aug. 15, 2017 in Salem, Oregon. The refresher training was an effort to prepare the Guardsmen to deploy to support the High Cascade complex fire near Crater Lake, Ore. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. John Hughel)

Two combat controllers with the 321st Special Tactics Squadron observe an A-10 Thunderbolt II landing on Jägala-Käravete Highway, Aug. 10, 2017, in Jägala, Estonia. A small force of eight Special Tactics combat controllers from the 321st STS surveyed the two-lane highway, de-conflicted airspace and exercised command and control on the ground and in the air to land A-10s on the highway. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Conroy)

Two combat controllers with the 321st Special Tactics Squadron observe an A-10 Thunderbolt II landing on Jägala-Käravete Highway, Aug. 10, 2017, in Jägala, Estonia. A small force of eight Special Tactics combat controllers from the 321st STS surveyed the two-lane highway, de-conflicted airspace and exercised command and control on the ground and in the air to land A-10s on the highway. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Conroy)

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright works out with Special Tactics Airmen at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 11, 2017. Special Tactics Airman are ground special operators who train to execute missions across the globe in austere and hostile area, as Special Operation Command’s air/integration force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)
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Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright works out with Special Tactics Airmen at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 11, 2017. Special Tactics Airman are ground special operators who train to execute missions across the globe in austere and hostile area, as Special Operation Command’s air/integration force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

An Airman secures his protective mask as he prepares for a firefighting exercise during exercise Patriot Warrior, Aug. 11, 2017, at Young Air Assault Strip, Fort McCoy, Wis. Patriot Warrior is an Air Force Reserve training exercise designed to enhance wartime skills in a deployment-style environment and evaluate the ability of units to deploy mobility airlift and agile combat support capabilities in support of joint theater operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)
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An Airman secures his protective mask as he prepares for a firefighting exercise during exercise Patriot Warrior, Aug. 11, 2017, at Young Air Assault Strip, Fort McCoy, Wis. Patriot Warrior is an Air Force Reserve training exercise designed to enhance wartime skills in a deployment-style environment and evaluate the ability of units to deploy mobility airlift and agile combat support capabilities in support of joint theater operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth AFB, S.D. to Andersen AFB, Guam, takes off for a bilateral mission with Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15s in the vicinity of the Senkaku Islands, Aug. 15, 2017. These training flights with Japan demonstrate the solidarity and resolve we share with our allies to preserve peace and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail)
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A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base , S.D. to Andersen AFB, Guam, takes off for a bilateral mission with Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15s in the vicinity of the Senkaku Islands, Aug. 15, 2017. These training flights with Japan demonstrate the solidarity and resolve we share with our allies to preserve peace and security in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail)

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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