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Maj. Beth Janssen, Air Force A3, looks out a window of a C-17 Globemaster III during Operation Uggianaqtuq, while flying over the Bering Strait on course for Point Barrow, Alaska, Sept. 9, 2017. Janssen was part of the Air Force Arctic Security Expedition designed to inform senior Air Force leaders about emerging challenges in the Arctic. The operation took them to Alaska, Greenland and as far north as Alert, Canada. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook)

Maj. Beth Janssen, Air Force A3, looks out a window of a C-17 Globemaster III during Operation Uggianaqtuq, while flying over the Bering Strait on course for Point Barrow, Alaska, Sept. 9, 2017. Janssen was part of the Air Force Arctic Security Expedition designed to inform senior Air Force leaders about emerging challenges in the Arctic. The operation took them to Alaska, Greenland and as far north as Alert, Canada. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook)

A KC-10 Extender from the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., refuels an Air Force F-35A Lightning II over California, Sept. 13, 2017. The mission also included refueling Navy F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

A KC-10 Extender from the 514th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., refuels an Air Force F-35A Lightning II over California, Sept. 13, 2017. The mission also included refueling Navy F-35C Lightning II joint strike fighters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

An Airman runs with a POW/MIA flag during a POW/MIA Recognition Day event at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 14, 2017. Kunsan AB Airmen and Soldiers participated in a 24-hour run in recognition of POW/MIA service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor)

An Airman runs with a POW/MIA flag during a POW/MIA Recognition Day event at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 14, 2017. Kunsan AB Airmen and Soldiers participated in a 24-hour run in recognition of POW/MIA service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria H. Taylor)

Staff Sgt. Garion Reddick fights to hold himself up during the flex arm hang portion of a German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency test at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 17, 2017. Reddick is assigned to the 108th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Staff Sgt. Garion Reddick fights to hold himself up during the flex arm hang portion of a German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency test at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 17, 2017. Reddick is assigned to the 108th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Senior Airman Joseph Clark, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and a pilot from the 480th Fighter Squadron, conduct a pre-flight inspection at Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, Sept. 11, 2017, in support of Aviation Rotation 17-4. The exercise focused on maintaining joint readiness while building interoperability capabilities and helps strengthen relationships and engagements with allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Senior Airman Joseph Clark, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and a pilot from the 480th Fighter Squadron, conduct a pre-flight inspection at Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, Sept. 11, 2017, in support of Aviation Rotation 17-4. The exercise focused on maintaining joint readiness while building interoperability capabilities and helps strengthen relationships and engagements with allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Military Working Dog Norton and Senior Airman Cody Carr, 823rd Base Defense Squadron MWD handler, demonstrate the ability to assist in law enforcement scenarios, Sept. 15, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The demonstration showcased their capabilities to Moody AFB and local-community medical providers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Military Working Dog Norton and Senior Airman Cody Carr, 823rd Base Defense Squadron MWD handler, demonstrate the ability to assist in law enforcement scenarios, Sept. 15, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The demonstration showcased their capabilities to Moody AFB and local-community medical providers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 13th and 14th Fighter Squadrons, take part in an elephant walk in support of exercise Beverly Sunrise 17-07 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2017. The exercise was a simulated deployment to test the readiness of the 35th Fighter Wing, and assessed their ability to meet deployment and wartime requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 13th and 14th Fighter Squadrons, take part in an elephant walk in support of exercise Beverly Sunrise 17-07 at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Sept. 16, 2017. The exercise was a simulated deployment to test the readiness of the 35th Fighter Wing, and assessed their ability to meet deployment and wartime requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Deana Heitzman)

An aerial view of the flight line at the 2017 Andrews Air Show: Air and Space Expo at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 15, 2017. The three-day event displayed the Air Force’s capabilities through air power with demonstrations by the Thunderbirds, Army Golden Knights and the Air Force F-22 Demonstration Team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emma James)

An aerial view of the flight line at the 2017 Andrews Air Show: Air and Space Expo at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 15, 2017. The three-day event displayed the Air Force’s capabilities through air power with demonstrations by the Thunderbirds, Army Golden Knights and the Air Force F-22 Demonstration Team. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Emma James)

Tech. Sgt. Gabe Campbell, 79th Rescue Squadron loadmaster, removes an engine cover from an HC-130J Combat King II, Sept. 11, 2017, at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers Air National Guard Base, Miss. Aircraft and personnel from the 563rd Rescue Group mobilized to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., to assist in rescue efforts after Hurricane Irma made landfall. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Tech. Sgt. Gabe Campbell, 79th Rescue Squadron loadmaster, removes an engine cover from an HC-130J Combat King II, Sept. 11, 2017, at Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers Air National Guard Base, Miss. Aircraft and personnel from the 563rd Rescue Group mobilized to Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., to assist in rescue efforts after Hurricane Irma made landfall. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Defenders from the 5th Security Forces Squadron participate in an exercise at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 15, 2017. The exercise prepared Airmen to defend cargo during transport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)
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Defenders from the 5th Security Forces Squadron participate in an exercise at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 15, 2017. The exercise prepared Airmen to defend cargo during transport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman J.T. Armstrong)

A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a routine sortie Sept. 12, 2017. The 36th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in the necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)
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A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a routine sortie Sept. 12, 2017. The 36th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in the necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

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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