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An A-10 Thunderbolt II shoots a flare off after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct. 6, 2017. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius, and short takeoff and landing capabilities, permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II shoots a flare off after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Oct. 6, 2017. The aircraft can loiter near battle areas for extended periods of time and operate in low ceiling and visibility conditions. The wide combat radius, and short takeoff and landing capabilities, permit operations in and out of locations near front lines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

Airmen and families await the return of the 71st Rescue Squadron during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Airmen and families await the return of the 71st Rescue Squadron during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., takes off from Andersen AFB, Guam, to fly sequenced bilateral missions with two Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15s and two South Korea air force F-15Ks near the Sea of Japan, Oct. 10, 2017. This mission marks the first time U.S. Pacific Command B-1B Lancers conducted combined training with JASDF and ROKAF fighters at night, demonstrating our increasing combined capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Skovo)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., takes off from Andersen AFB, Guam, to fly sequenced bilateral missions with two Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15s and two South Korea air force F-15Ks near the Sea of Japan, Oct. 10, 2017. This mission marks the first time U.S. Pacific Command B-1B Lancers conducted combined training with JASDF and ROKAF fighters at night, demonstrating our increasing combined capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jacob Skovo)

Master Sgt. José Sánchez-Nieves, a crew chief assigned to the 156th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inspects the wing of an WC-130E Hercules at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, Oct. 6, 2017. Hurricane Maria formed in the Atlantic Ocean and affected islands in the Caribbean Sea, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S. military assets supported FEMA as well as state and local authorities in rescue and relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Master Sgt. José Sánchez-Nieves, a crew chief assigned to the 156th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inspects the wing of an WC-130E Hercules at Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico, Oct. 6, 2017. Hurricane Maria formed in the Atlantic Ocean and affected islands in the Caribbean Sea, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. U.S. military assets supported FEMA as well as state and local authorities in rescue and relief efforts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Tech. Sgt. Toby McCord, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team leader, places a fin on an AIM-120 missile during the 56th Fighter Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 6, 2017. Placing all eight fins on the missile was one of the final tasks to complete the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

Tech. Sgt. Toby McCord, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team leader, places a fin on an AIM-120 missile during the 56th Fighter Wing Load Crew of the Quarter competition at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 6, 2017. Placing all eight fins on the missile was one of the final tasks to complete the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

An F-22 Raptor from the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., takes off at RAF Lakenheath, England, Oct. 12, 2017. The Air Force has deployed F-22s, Airmen and associated equipment to RAF Lakenheath, for a flying training deployment to conduct air training with other Europe-based U.S. aircraft and NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

An F-22 Raptor from the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., takes off at RAF Lakenheath, England, Oct. 12, 2017. The Air Force has deployed F-22s, Airmen and associated equipment to RAF Lakenheath, for a flying training deployment to conduct air training with other Europe-based U.S. aircraft and NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

Senior Airman Terrance Thomas (left) and Master Sgt. Frank Ingles, both assigned to 821st Contingency Response Squadron, unload pallets of food from a 727 commercial airliner at Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Oct. 9, 2017. The airliner carried 52,600 pounds of food and water intended for distribution to the residents of Aguadilla, Arecido, Ponce, Utuado and the surrounding neighborhoods. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)

Senior Airman Terrance Thomas (left) and Master Sgt. Frank Ingles, both assigned to 821st Contingency Response Squadron, unload pallets of food from a 727 commercial airliner at Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Oct. 9, 2017. The airliner carried 52,600 pounds of food and water intended for distribution to the residents of Aguadilla, Arecido, Ponce, Utuado and the surrounding neighborhoods. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Pablo N. Piedra)

Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, and his son, Mac Smith, pay respect during the nation anthem at a Biloxi High School military appreciation night football game Sept. 29, 2017, in Biloxi, Miss. Smith, along with other Keesler Air Force Base leadership, participated in the coin toss to determine which team would receive the ball first. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. C. Mike Smith, 81st Training Wing vice commander, and his son, Mac Smith, pay respect during the nation anthem at a Biloxi High School military appreciation night football game Sept. 29, 2017, in Biloxi, Miss. Smith, along with other Keesler Air Force Base leadership, participated in the coin toss to determine which team would receive the ball first. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

First Lt. Ashton Thibodeau, 71st Rescue Squadron combat systems officer, greets her loved one during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

First Lt. Ashton Thibodeau, 71st Rescue Squadron combat systems officer, greets her loved one during a redeployment, Oct. 6, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 71st RQS supported deployed operations by providing expeditionary personnel with on-call recovery forces should they need rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Senior Airman Robert Jones, left, Airman 1st Class Nicholas Jarnecke, center, and Airman 1st Class Tyler Jones, right, all 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, experience a rollover fire inside a burn house trailer at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 5, 2017. Rollover fires happen when fire gasses rise in an enclosed area, collect on the ceiling and ignite. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Cherry)
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Senior Airman Robert Jones, left, Airman 1st Class Nicholas Jarnecke, center, and Airman 1st Class Tyler Jones, right, all 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, experience a rollover fire inside a burn house trailer at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 5, 2017. Rollover fires happen when fire gasses rise in an enclosed area, collect on the ceiling and ignite. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Cherry)

Senior Airman Wesley LaPrarie, assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Squadron, spots a K-loader at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3, 2017. The 821st Contingency Response Group deployed to Puerto Rico to establish a cargo hub to receive supplies and humanitarian aid supporting Hurricane Maria relief operations across the Caribbean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks)
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Senior Airman Wesley LaPrarie, assigned to the 821st Contingency Response Squadron, spots a K-loader at Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3, 2017. The 821st Contingency Response Group deployed to Puerto Rico to establish a cargo hub to receive supplies and humanitarian aid supporting Hurricane Maria relief operations across the Caribbean. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks)

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard participate in a full honors funeral for Col. Robert Anderson at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Oct. 6, 2017. Anderson, originally from Battle Creek, Mich., went missing on Oct. 6, 1972, when his F-4D crashed in North Vietnam. His remains were identified on Oct. 22, 1998.  (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser)
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The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard participate in a full honors funeral for Col. Robert Anderson at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., Oct. 6, 2017. Anderson, originally from Battle Creek, Mich., went missing on Oct. 6, 1972, when his F-4D crashed in North Vietnam. His remains were identified on Oct. 22, 1998. (U.S. Army photo by Elizabeth Fraser)

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Kohler, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew team chief, inspects an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile during a quarterly load crew competition at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 4, 2017. Kohler was responsible for ensuring munitions were loaded properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sean Sweeney)
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Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Kohler, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew team chief, inspects an AIM-120 advanced medium-range air-to-air missile during a quarterly load crew competition at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 4, 2017. Kohler was responsible for ensuring munitions were loaded properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sean Sweeney)

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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