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Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, 366th Fighter Wing commander, gets doused with water from his children and Vice Wing Commander Col. David Brynteson following his final flight at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 16, 2017. O'Donnell will relinquish command of the 366th FW to Col. Joseph Kunkel during a change of command ceremony Sept. 8. O'Donnell's next assignment will be serving as Director, Air Force Colonels Management Office, at the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Samuel Morse)

Col. Jefferson O'Donnell, the 366th Fighter Wing commander, gets drenched with water from his children and Vice Wing Commander Col. David Brynteson following his final flight at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Aug. 16, 2017. O'Donnell will relinquish command of the 366th FW to Col. Joseph Kunkel during a change of command ceremony, Sept. 8, 2017. O'Donnell's next assignment will be serving as director, Air Force Colonels management office, at the Pentagon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Samuel Morse)

Qatari special operations personnel conduct a military free-fall Friendship Jump over Qatar on Aug. 21, 2017. In support of continued partnerships between the U.S. and Qatar, special forces from the two nations participated in a static-line and military free-fall parachute training exercise. This marked the first event of its kind conducted between the U.S. and Qatar, allowing the enhanced interoperability between special forces from both nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Qatari special operations personnel conduct a military free-fall friendship jump during a static-line and military free-fall parachute training exercise over Qatar, Aug. 21, 2017. This marked the first event of its kind conducted between the U.S. and Qatar, allowing the enhanced interoperability between special forces personnel from both nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Emergency responders from the 374th Medical Group transport a simulated victim during an active shooter exercise, Aug. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The top priority after an active shooter event is tending to any wounded to prevent further possible loss of life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

Emergency responders from the 374th Medical Group transport a simulated victim during an active shooter exercise, Aug. 16, 2017, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The top priority after an active shooter event is tending to victims to prevent further loss of life. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Donald Hudson)

(Aug. 21, 2017) A U.S. Air Force E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system assigned to Air Combat Command at Tinker Air Force Base flies over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise (COMPTUEX) with its carrier strike group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX tests a carrier strike group's mission-readiness and ability to perform as an integrated unit through simulated real-world scenarios. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera)

A U.S. Air Force E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system assigned to Air Combat Command at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., flies over the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt is underway to conduct a composite training unit exercise with its carrier strike group in preparation for an upcoming deployment. COMPTUEX tests a carrier strike group's mission-readiness and ability to perform as an integrated unit through simulated real-world scenarios. (U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Anthony J. Rivera)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Vincent Alipio, assigned to the 349th Medical Squadron, Travis AFB, Calif., observes through his eclipse glasses as the moon passes in front of the sun during a total solar eclipse at Young Air Assault Strip, Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 21, 2017, while participating in exercise Patriot Warrior. More than 600 Reserve Citizen Airmen and over 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 (MAX).  Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command's premier exercise, providing an opportunity for Reserve Citizen Airmen to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support.  This exercise is intended to test the ability of the Air Force Reserve to provide combat-ready forces to operate in dynamic, contested environments and to sharpen Citizen Airmen's skills in supporting combatant commander requirements. ( U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez )

Capt. Vincent Alipio, assigned to the 349th Medical Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., takes a break during exercise Patriot Warrior to check out the total solar eclipse at Young Air Assault Strip, Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 21, 2017. This was the first total solar eclipse in 38 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)

U.S. Air Force firefighters with the 944th Civil Engineer Squadron, Luke AFB, Ariz., 445th Civil Engineer Squadron, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio, 932nd Civil Engineer Squadron, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., and the 910th Civil Engineer Squadron, Youngstown, Ohio, conduct fire pit training during exercise Patriot Warrior at Sparta/Fort McCoy Airport, Wis., Aug. 20, 2017. 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 by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

Firefighters from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, and Scott AFB, Ill., conduct fire pit training during exercise Patriot Warrior at Sparta-Fort McCoy Airport, Wis., Aug. 20, 2017. 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/Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg)

A 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot disengages an F-22 Raptor from the boom of a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender Aug. 22, 2017, in the skies over southwest Asia. As part of the Air Force Global Strike Task Force, members of the 27 EFS take the fight directly to ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Webb)

A 27th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot disengages an F-22 Raptor from the boom of a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender, Aug. 22, 2017, in the skies over Southwest Asia. As part of the Air Force Global Strike Task Force, members of the 27th EFS take the fight directly to ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Preston Webb)

A KC-10 Extender from the 6th Air Refueling Squadron, gets refueled from a KC-10 Extender from the 9th Air Refueling Squadron during a training mission over the Pacific Northwest, August 21, 2017. Both KC-10 Extenders are assigned to Travis Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese)

A KC-10 Extender from the 6th Air Refueling Squadron, receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender assigned to the 9th Air Refueling Squadron during a training mission over the Pacific Northwest, Aug. 21, 2017. Both KC-10 Extenders are assigned to Travis Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Louis Briscese)

U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the New Jersey Army National Guard's 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion demonstrate a Special Patrol Insertion & Exfiltration System with U.S. Air Force airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron during the Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air Show in Atlantic City, N.J., Aug. 23, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the New Jersey Army National Guard's 1-150th Assault Helicopter Battalion, demonstrate a Special Patrol Insertion and Exfiltration System with Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron during the Thunder Over the Boardwalk air show in Atlantic City, N.J., Aug. 23, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

A KC-10 Extender approaches the landing strip at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst during the solar eclipse August 21, 2017. This is the first time a solar eclipse was viewable in the United States in about 40 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christian DeLuca)
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A KC-10 Extender approaches the landing strip at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., during the solar eclipse, Aug. 21, 2017. This is the first time a solar eclipse was viewable in the U.S. in about 40 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christian DeLuca)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Whit Collins, the Opposing Solo Pilot for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds," prepares his aircraft for a practice flight at Air National Guard Base Atlantic City, N.J., Aug. 22, 2017. The Thunderbirds are in town performing at the Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air Show in Atlantic City, N.J. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht/Released)
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Maj. Whit Collins, the Opposing Solo Pilot for the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds," prepares his aircraft for a practice flight at Air National Guard Base Atlantic City, N.J., Aug. 22, 2017. The Thunderbirds are performing at the Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air Show in Atlantic City, N.J. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ashby Jakober, 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, coordinates en-route patient movement during exercise Patriot Warrior at Young Air Assault Strip, Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 18, 2017. More than 600 Reserve Citizen Airmen and over 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 (MAX).  Patriot Warrior is Air Force Reserve Command's premier exercise, providing an opportunity for Reserve Citizen Airmen to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support.  This exercise is intended to test the ability of the Air Force Reserve to provide combat-ready forces to operate in dynamic, contested environments and to sharpen Citizen Airmen's skills in supporting combatant commander requirements. ( U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez )
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Master Sgt. Ashby Jakober from the 445th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, coordinates patient movement during exercise Patriot Warrior at Young Air Assault Strip, Fort McCoy, Wis., Aug. 18, 2017. More than 600 Reserve Citizen Airmen and over 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 Air Force Reserve Command's premier exercise, providing an opportunity for Airmen to train with joint and international partners in airlift, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)

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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