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821st CRG deploys to Puerto Rico in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts

Staff Sgt. Trevor Black, 821st Contingency Response Support Squadron small package initial communications element technician, checks wires on a satellite communication antenna at Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, Sept. 25, 2017. A 70 member contingency response element from the 821st CRG stationed at Travis Air Force Base, Calif., deployed to Puerto Rico in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks)

VCJCS at 2017 Invictus Games

Athletes compete in a Men's 200m Heat during the 2017 Invictus Games at the York Lions Stadium in Toronto, Sept. 24, 2017. More than 550 wounded, ill and injured service men and women from 17 allied nations are expected to compete. (DoD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

New flightline fire station opens

Senior Airman Travis Peaslee, Eglin Honor Guard, leads the way as the colors are brought in for the national anthem during the new fire station grand opening ceremony Sept. 20, 2017 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The $4.3 million state of the art facility is owned by Okaloosa County, but manned by Eglin AFB fire personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen train for combat at National Guard training center

Airmen participate in a tactical combat casualty care class at the New Jersey National Guard's Joint Training and Training Development Center on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Sept. 27, 2017. The Airmen are students at the U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Utah Air National Guard refuels F-15 Eagles

An Oregon Air National Guard F-15 Eagle, assigned to the 173rd Fighter Wing, Klamath Falls, Ore., flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker, Sept. 26, 2017, after being refueled over Southern Oregon. The KC-135 provides the core aerial refueling capability for the Air Force. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Danny Whitlock)

437 AW provides relief efforts to Hurricane Maria, Irma victims

Staff Sgt. Zach Brammer, 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, oversees the fueling of a C-17 Globemaster III, Sept. 23, 2017, at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Airmen from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., provided relief efforts, including meals ready to eat and water, to those recently affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Cupit)

437 AW provides relief efforts to Hurricane Maria, Irma victims

Master Sgt. Matthew Joanides, 42nd Aerial Port Squadron, loads cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III, Sept. 23, 2017, at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. Airmen from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., provided relief efforts to those in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, who were recently affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Clayton Cupit)

Air Force B-52 Stratofortress assure allies in the U.K.

A B-52 Stratofortress takes off from RAF Fairford, England, Sept. 25, 2017. Bomber forces regularly conduct combined theater security cooperation engagements with allies and partners, demonstrating the U.S. capability to command, control and conduct bomber missions across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton)

International Aerial Refuel

A French air force KC-135 Stratotanker, refuels a U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress over Europe, Sept. 25, 2017. The Stratofortress is deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to RAF Fairford, England, in support of bomber assurance and deterrence operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)

Shoot, Move and Communicate
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Airmen from the 482nd Security Force Squadron, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., participate in a shoot, move, and communicate training with sim-munitions Sept. 26, 2017. This annual training for security forces members helps keep the Airmen proficient in many situations they may encounter stateside or overseas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Brasier)

149th Fighter Wing Training Exercise
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Master Sgt. Dwayne Gore, 149th Maintenance Group crew chief, ensures final inspections are finished before signaling F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots to proceed on the runway at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Sept. 21, 2017. The final inspection ensures overall safety for the pilot and helps provide mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman James Crow)

Airborne Operation Sept. 21, 2017.
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Army Paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade, prepare to land after exiting an Air Force C-130 Hercules, from the 86th Air Wing, during airborne operations at Frida Drop Zone in Pordenone, Italy, Sept. 21, 2017. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the Army Contingency Response Force in Europe, capable of projecting ready forces anywhere in the U.S., European, Africa or Central Command areas of responsibility. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Paolo Bovo)

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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