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A four-ship formation of F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron and 1st Fighter Wing fly in formation over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The aircraft were in transit back to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. after participating in Red Flag 17-4 Aug. 26, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

A four-ship formation of F-22 Raptors from the 94th Fighter Squadron and 1st Fighter Wing fly in formation over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. The aircraft were in transit back to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. after participating in Red Flag 17-4 Aug. 26, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Staff Sgt. Brian Vosper, the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight team leader, walks to the vehicle search exercise location at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 26, 2017. Vosper was participating in a vehicle search exercise where a military working dog with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, detected abnormalities with a vehicle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

Staff Sgt. Brian Vosper, the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight team leader, walks to the vehicle search exercise location at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 26, 2017. Vosper was participating in a vehicle search exercise where a military working dog with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, detected abnormalities with a vehicle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Amy M. Lovgren)

The 375th Security Forces Squadron personnel said goodbye to military working dog Satin N591 Aug. 25, 2017 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Satin served two overseas tours in Afghanistan and Qatar. He protected the president of the U.S., important world leaders and the men and women of the U.S. military before battling cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tristin English)

The 375th Security Forces Squadron personnel said goodbye to military working dog Satin N591 Aug. 25, 2017 at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Satin served two overseas tours in Afghanistan and Qatar. He protected the president of the U.S., important world leaders and the men and women of the U.S. military before battling cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tristin English)

Paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, descend after jumping from a C-17 Globemaster III out of Joint Base Charleston, S.C., while conducting airborne training over Malemute drop zone, JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2017. The Soldiers of 4/25 recently completed a series of jumps to ensure they maintain their airborne qualifications. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Peña)

Paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, descend after jumping from a C-17 Globemaster III out of Joint Base Charleston, S.C., while conducting airborne training over Malemute drop zone, JB Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2017. The Soldiers of 4/25 recently completed a series of jumps to ensure they maintain their airborne qualifications. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Peña)

U.S. Fifth-Generation Fighters, Strategic Bombers Conduct Show of Force with Allies in Response to North Korea Missile Launch A B-1B Lancer prepares for takeoff from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, into Japanese airspace and over the Korean Peninsula, Aug. 31, 2017. The B-1Bs along with U.S. Marine Corp’s F-35Bs, made contact with two Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-15J fighters over waters near Kyushu, and were joined by four South Korean F-15 fighters over the Korean Peninsula. This mission is in direct response to North Korea’s intermediate range ballistic missile launch and emphasizes the combined ironclad commitment to regional allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. J.T. May III)

U.S. Fifth-Generation Fighters, Strategic Bombers Conduct Show of Force with Allies in Response to North Korea Missile Launch A B-1B Lancer prepares for takeoff from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, into Japanese airspace and over the Korean Peninsula, Aug. 31, 2017. The B-1Bs along with U.S. Marine Corp’s F-35Bs, made contact with two Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-15J fighters over waters near Kyushu, and were joined by four South Korean F-15 fighters over the Korean Peninsula. This mission is in direct response to North Korea’s intermediate range ballistic missile launch and emphasizes the combined ironclad commitment to regional allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. J.T. May III)

Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Silvers, left, an 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster, and Capt. Travis Delzer, an 816th EAS C-17 pilot, prepare for takeoff before a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Aug. 23, 2017, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo and can be outfitted to perform tactical airlift, airdrop and aeromedical evacuation missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Silvers, left, an 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster, and Capt. Travis Delzer, an 816th EAS C-17 pilot, prepare for takeoff before a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Aug. 23, 2017, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo and can be outfitted to perform tactical airlift, airdrop and aeromedical evacuation missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

Maintenance crews with the 920th Rescue Wing out of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. prepare an HH-60 Pave Hawk for a rescue mission in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts Aug. 29, 2017 at Easterwood Airport, Texas. The wing deployed more than 90 reservists, three HH-60s and two HC-130N Kings in support of Air Force Northern's search and rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

Maintenance crews with the 920th Rescue Wing out of Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. prepare an HH-60 Pave Hawk for a rescue mission in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts Aug. 29, 2017 at Easterwood Airport, Texas. The wing deployed more than 90 reservists, three HH-60s and two HC-130N Kings in support of Air Force Northern's search and rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lindsey Maurice)

A C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, performs pre-flight checks before a cargo supply mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 18, 2017. The C-17 provides tactical airlift capabilities in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

A C-17 Globemaster III loadmaster, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, performs pre-flight checks before a cargo supply mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Aug. 18, 2017. The C-17 provides tactical airlift capabilities in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Crew chiefs from the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron await a C-130J Super Hercules engine to start during Exercise Beverly Morning 17-05 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 18, 2017. The training is designed to test the ability of Airmen to survive in austere environments with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive hazards. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe)

Crew chiefs from the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron await a C-130J Super Hercules engine to start during Exercise Beverly Morning 17-05 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 18, 2017. The training is designed to test the ability of Airmen to survive in austere environments with chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive hazards. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe)

Participants swim during the Luke Triathlon held at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 19, 2017. Approximately 70 people completed the swim before moving on to the bike and running portions of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)
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Participants swim during the Luke Triathlon held at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Aug. 19, 2017. Approximately 70 people completed the swim before moving on to the bike and running portions of the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

An F-22 Raptor from the 94th Fighter Squadron disengages after refueling from a KC-10 Extender while in transit back to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. after participating in Red Flag 17-4 Aug. 26, 2017. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the U.S. and its allies. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)
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An F-22 Raptor from the 94th Fighter Squadron disengages after refueling from a KC-10 Extender while in transit back to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. after participating in Red Flag 17-4 Aug. 26, 2017. Red Flag is a realistic combat training exercise involving the air, space and cyber forces of the U.S. and its allies. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

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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