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An F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Sept. 6, 2017. The Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems give the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

An F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Sept. 6, 2017. The Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems give the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds conduct a flyover during the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles football game at the FedEx Field in Hyattsville, Md., Sept. 10, 2017. The game was dedicated to the men and women of the Air Force in celebration of the service's 70th birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae)

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds conduct a flyover during the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles football game at the FedEx Field in Hyattsville, Md., Sept. 10, 2017. The game was dedicated to the men and women of the Air Force in celebration of the service's 70th birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jannelle McRae)

Senior Airman Antonio Samuels, 453rd Electronic Warfare Squadron, bows his head as he and fellow Airmen carry a casket out of a hearse during an honor guard graduation ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 8, 2017. The graduation performance included flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugle demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman Antonio Samuels, 453rd Electronic Warfare Squadron, bows his head as he and fellow Airmen carry a casket out of a hearse during an honor guard graduation ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Sept. 8, 2017. The graduation performance included flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugle demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Aircrew perform preflight checks on an F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Sep. 9, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The 332nd AEW continuously flies missions throughout the region to combat the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

Aircrew perform preflight checks on an F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 332nd Air Expeditionary Wing, Sep. 9, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The 332nd AEW continuously flies missions throughout the region to combat the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

A deployed U.S. Air Force family honors the anniversary of 9/11 during a retreat ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 11, 2017. The 9/11 retreat was held in honor of those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks, and to remember those who gave their lives since that day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

A deployed U.S. Air Force family honors the anniversary of 9/11 during a retreat ceremony at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Sept. 11, 2017. The 9/11 retreat was held in honor of those who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks, and to remember those who gave their lives since that day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Tech. Sgt. Claudia Marshall, 86th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection craftsman, inspects x-ray film of a pipe weld on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 6, 2017. NDI Airmen inspect welds for 86th MXS Metals Technology personnel attempting to gain welding certifications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

Tech. Sgt. Claudia Marshall, 86th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection craftsman, inspects x-ray film of a pipe weld on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 6, 2017. NDI Airmen inspect welds for 86th MXS Metals Technology personnel attempting to gain welding certifications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)

Two F-15E Strike Eagles fire flares over Iraq during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Sept. 6, 2017. The Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems give the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Two F-15E Strike Eagles fire flares over Iraq during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Sept. 6, 2017. The Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems give the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather conditions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson flies aboard a 54th Helicopter Squadron aircraft at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 7, 2017. On her first trip as SecAF to Minot AFB, Wilson toured both 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson flies aboard a 54th Helicopter Squadron aircraft at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 7, 2017. On her first trip as SecAF to Minot AFB, Wilson toured both 5th Bomb Wing and 91st Missile Wing facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)

An E-4B aircraft sits on the tarmac at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Sep. 11, 2017. The E-4B participated in a flyover at the California Capital Airshow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese)

An E-4B aircraft sits on the tarmac at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., Sep. 11, 2017. The E-4B participated in a flyover at the California Capital Airshow. (U.S. Air Force photo by Louis Briscese)

A large American flag is unfurled over the west side of the Pentagon at sunrise in Arlington, Va., Sept. 11, 2017. During the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, 184 people were killed at the Pentagon. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)
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A large American flag is unfurled over the west side of the Pentagon at sunrise in Arlington, Va., Sept. 11, 2017. During the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, 184 people were killed at the Pentagon. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley)

Four U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, assigned to the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., conduct a fly-over for the U.S. Open Men's Championship in New York, Sept. 10, 2017. The F-15E Strike Eagle is a multi-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)
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Four U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles, assigned to the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., conduct a fly-over for the U.S. Open Men's Championship in New York, Sept. 10, 2017. The F-15E Strike Eagle is a multi-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)

An air commando from the 7th Special Operations Squadron fires a .50 caliber machine gun, aboard a CV-22 Osprey, during a flight around southern England, Sept. 11, 2017. The Osprey flew to a range where the crew sighted, loaded and ran through technical and tactical procedures to re-qualify on the .50 caliber weapons system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Philip Steiner)
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An air commando from the 7th Special Operations Squadron fires a .50 caliber machine gun, aboard a CV-22 Osprey, during a flight around southern England, Sept. 11, 2017. The Osprey flew to a range where the crew sighted, loaded and ran through technical and tactical procedures to re-qualify on the .50 caliber weapons system. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Philip Steiner)

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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