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An F-22 Raptor departs after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Aug. 29, 2017. The F-22 is a component of the Global Strike Task Force, supporting U.S. and coalition forces working to liberate territory and people under the control of ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

An F-22 Raptor departs after receiving fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Aug. 29, 2017. The F-22 is a component of the Global Strike Task Force, supporting U.S. and coalition forces working to liberate territory and people under the control of ISIS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

Tech. Sgt. Ryan Price, the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron air delivery supervisor, pulls chords to tighten an airdrop bundle on Otopeni Air Base, Romania, Aug. 29, 2017. Aerial delivery Airmen, commonly known as riggers, are responsible for securing bundles and correctly rigging parachutes in order to ensure proper opening of the former. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua)

Tech. Sgt. Ryan Price, the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron air delivery supervisor, pulls chords to tighten an airdrop bundle on Otopeni Air Base, Romania, Aug. 29, 2017. Aerial delivery Airmen, commonly known as riggers, are responsible for securing bundles and correctly rigging parachutes in order to ensure proper opening of the former. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua)

Airmen and Soldiers assist victims out of a UH-60 Black Hawk, Aug. 30, 2017, at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center in Orange, Texas. The 347th and 563rd Rescue Groups from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Nellis AFB, Nev., and Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., sent rescue boat teams to Orange County, Texas, and the surrounding areas in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency during Hurricane Harvey disaster response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Airmen and Soldiers assist victims out of a UH-60 Black Hawk, Aug. 30, 2017, at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center in Orange, Texas. The 347th and 563rd Rescue Groups from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Nellis AFB, Nev., and Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., sent rescue boat teams to Orange County, Texas, and the surrounding areas, in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency during Hurricane Harvey disaster response efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A C-130J Hercules, equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS), from the Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing, follows a U.S. Forest Service lead plane under a large column of smoke preparing to drop retardant on the Pier Fire southeast of Fresno, California, August 29, 2017. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves have been assisting U.S. Forest Service wildfire suppression efforts out of Fresno Air Tanker Base since August 10, 2017. Together they have accomplished more than 200 drops and 530,000 gallons of retardant this season. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeff Allen)

A C-130J Hercules, equipped with the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System (MAFFS), from the Air National Guard’s 146th Airlift Wing, follows a U.S. Forest Service lead plane under a large column of smoke preparing to drop retardant on the Pier Fire southeast of Fresno, Calif., Aug. 29, 2017. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves have been assisting U.S. Forest Service wildfire suppression efforts out of Fresno Air Tanker Base since Aug. 10, 2017. Together they have accomplished more than 200 drops and 530,000 gallons of retardant this season. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeff Allen)

Children greet their father on the flightline after his return from supporting Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts, Sept. 3, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Aircrew, maintenance and support personnel from the 23rd Wing returned to Moody AFB after supporting relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

Children greet their father on the flight line after his return from supporting Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts, Sept. 3, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Aircrew, maintenance and support personnel from the 23rd Wing returned to Moody AFB after supporting relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

F-16 Fighting Falcons, assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing, land after conducting daily sorties at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 31, 2017. Team Misawa personnel operate in the “fight tonight” mentality, providing worldwide deployable forces, protecting U.S. allies within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, sustaining a forward presence and providing focused mission support. If a real-world incident occurs, Misawa AB transforms into a power projection hub for contingency operations, supporting forward-deployed assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

F-16 Fighting Falcons, assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing, land after conducting daily sorties at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 31, 2017. Team Misawa personnel operate in the “fight tonight” mentality, providing worldwide deployable forces, protecting U.S. allies within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, sustaining a forward presence and providing focused mission support. If a real-world incident occurs, Misawa AB transforms into a power projection hub for contingency operations, supporting forward-deployed assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

A 41st Rescue Squadron special missions aviator and a 38th Rescue Squadron pararescueman secure a basket carrying evacuees, Aug. 30, 2017, over a residence in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A 41st Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, and a 38th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, secure a basket carrying evacuees, Aug. 30, 2017, over a residence in the Houston area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Airmen, from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit, perform post flight maintenance on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, Sept. 3, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Aircrew, maintenance and support personnel from the 23rd Wing returned to Moody AFB after supporting relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

Airmen, from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit, perform post flight maintenance on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, Sept. 3, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Aircrew, maintenance and support personnel from the 23rd Wing returned to Moody AFB after supporting relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Andrea Jenkins)

A patient receives care at a field hospital from Capt. Jerrod Taber, a physician's assistant, and Senior Airman Micah Battistoni, a medical technician, with the 149th Medical Group, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas Air National Guard, Sept. 3, 2017. The field hospital set up in the parking lot of the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas as the hospital was only taking medical emergencies because of damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts)

A patient receives care at a field hospital from Capt. Jerrod Taber, a physician's assistant, and Senior Airman Micah Battistoni, a medical technician, with the 149th Medical Group, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas Air National Guard, Sept. 3, 2017. The field hospital set up in the parking lot of the Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas as the hospital was only taking medical emergencies because of damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts)

An E-3 Sentry flies above Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 30, 2017. The E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning and control system aircraft with an integrated command and control battle management, surveillance, target detection, and tracking platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)
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An E-3 Sentry flies above Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 30, 2017. The E-3 Sentry is an airborne warning and control system aircraft with an integrated command and control battle management, surveillance, target detection and tracking platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

Senior Airman Austin Hellweg, a 129th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, carries a dog and leads a family into an HH-60 Pavehawk for extraction to a safer location during the relief effort for Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 31, 2017, at Beaumont, Texas. The relief efforts have a conglomerate of active duty, Air National Guard and reserve units from all branches aiding the federal government to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Castelan)
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Senior Airman Austin Hellweg, a 129th Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, carries a dog and leads a family into an HH-60 Pavehawk for extraction to a safer location during the relief effort for Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 31, 2017, in Beaumont, Texas. The relief efforts have a conglomerate of active duty, Air National Guard and Reserve units from all branches aiding the federal government to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jordan Castelan)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing, conducts a touch-and-go landing at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 31, 2017. Misawa AB personnel operate in the “fight tonight” mentality, providing worldwide deployable forces, protecting U.S. allies within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, sustaining a forward presence and providing focused mission support. If a real-world incident occurs, Misawa AB transforms into a power projection hub for contingency operations, supporting forward-deployed assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 35th Fighter Wing, conducts a touch-and-go landing at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Aug. 31, 2017. Misawa AB personnel operate in the “fight tonight” mentality, providing worldwide deployable forces, protecting U.S. allies within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, sustaining a forward presence and providing focused mission support. If a real-world incident occurs, Misawa AB transforms into a power projection hub for contingency operations, supporting forward-deployed assets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

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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