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Staff Sgt. Kyle Smith, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird No. 3 assistant dedicated crew chief, cleans condensation off an F-16D Fighting Falcon canopy, Oct. 27, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Thunderbirds, based out of Nellis AFB, Nev., are the Air Force’s premier aerial demonstration team, performing at air shows and special events worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Staff Sgt. Kyle Smith, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird No. 3 assistant dedicated crew chief, cleans condensation off an F-16D Fighting Falcon canopy, Oct. 27, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Thunderbirds, based out of Nellis AFB, Nev., are the Air Force’s premier aerial demonstration team, performing at air shows and special events worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Team Hill Airmen load bags into a commercial aircraft, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 30, 2017. Nearly 300 Airmen and twelve F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters departed Hill AFB for a six-month deployment to Okinawa. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Loadmasters transfer bags onto a commercial aircraft at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 30, 2017. Nearly 300 Airmen and twelve F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters departed Hill AFB for a six-month deployment to Okinawa, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

An Air Force F-16 Viper sits just a few hundred feet from the wall of fire at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, Oct. 28, 2017 at Fort Worth, Texas. (Courtesy photo by Air Force Viper Demo Team)

An Air Force F-16 Viper sits just a few hundred feet from the wall of fire at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, Oct. 28, 2017 at Fort Worth, Texas. (Courtesy photo by Air Force Viper Demo Team)

Lt. Col. Edward Balzer, 75th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, performs a preflight systems check on an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in Exercise Combat Hammer. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Lt. Col. Edward Balzer, 75th Fighter Squadron assistant director of operations, performs a preflight systems check on an A-10C Thunderbolt II, Oct. 31, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Pilots traveled to Eglin AFB, Fla., to participate in Exercise Combat Hammer. The exercise evaluates the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of precision guided munitions and high technology air to ground munitions from tactical deliveries against realistic targets with realistic enemy defenses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airman 1st Class Hope Lockwood, 647th Force Support Squadron, lines up with her teammates for a search and recovery sweep during a training event at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Oct. 27, 2017. The team is tasked with recovering remnants of human remains from accident and disaster sites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

Airman 1st Class Hope Lockwood, 647th Force Support Squadron, lines up with her teammates for a search and recovery sweep during a training event at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Oct. 27, 2017. The team was tasked with recovering remnants of human remains from accident and disaster sites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Heather Redman)

The 45th Space Wing assisted SpaceX in the successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the KoreaSat-5A satellite, Oct. 30, 2017, from the NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Courtesy photo by SpaceX)

The 45th Space Wing assisted SpaceX in the successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket carrying the KoreaSat-5A satellite, Oct. 30, 2017, from the NASA Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Fla. (Courtesy photo by SpaceX)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk flies in a demonstration during the Thunder Over South Georgia Air Show, Oct. 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The open house provided an opportunity for Moody AFB to thank the local community for its support and included aerial performances, food, face painting and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk flies in a demonstration during the Thunder Over South Georgia Air Show, Oct. 28, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The open house provided an opportunity for Moody AFB to thank the local community for its support and included aerial performances, food, face painting and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A crew chief assigned to the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron walks on the flightline during Exercise Beverly Morning 17-06 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 26, 2017. Yokota AB received the C-130J Super Hercules from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, and crew chiefs maintain the aircraft 24/7. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A crew chief assigned to the 374th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron walks on the flightline during Exercise Beverly Morning 17-06 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Oct. 26, 2017. Yokota AB received the C-130J Super Hercules from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Airman 1st Class Dalton Cruz, 377th Weapons Systems Security Squadron, carries a log with his teammate during the “Team Punisher” portion of the Manzano Challenge at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 27, 2017. The challenge required more than 70 volunteers and coordination with 21 base agencies to make the event a success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Airman 1st Class Dalton Cruz, 377th Weapons Systems Security Squadron, carries a log with his teammate during the “Team Punisher” portion of the Manzano Challenge at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Oct. 27, 2017. The challenge required more than 70 volunteers and coordination with 21 base agencies to make the event a success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Senior Airman Jordan Loveless, 28th Medical Operations Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering special surveillance program manager, tests the pH of a water sample inside a lab at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 27, 2017. Airmen from BE are responsible for monitoring water quality on base monthly as well as during contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)
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Senior Airman Jordan Loveless, 28th Medical Operations Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering special surveillance program manager, tests the pH of a water sample inside a lab at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 27, 2017. Bioenvironmental Airmen are responsible for monitoring water quality on base monthly as well as during contingencies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration Team soars above Moody Air Force Base, Ga., during the Thunder Over South Georgia Air Show, Oct. 28, 2017. The Thunderbirds, based out of Nellis AFB, Nev., are the Air Force’s premier aerial demonstration team, performing at shows and special events worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration Team soars above Moody Air Force Base, Ga., during the Thunder Over South Georgia Air Show, Oct. 28, 2017. The Thunderbirds, based out of Nellis AFB, Nev., are the Air Force’s premier aerial demonstration team, performing at shows and special events worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Airmen take part in a cable apprentice course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 18, 2017. During the training, instructors from the 364th Training Squadron taught the students how to safely climb wire poles and successfully perform their day-to-day mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)
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Airmen take part in a cable apprentice course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Oct. 18, 2017. During the training, instructors from the 364th Training Squadron taught students how to safely climb wire poles and successfully perform their day-to-day mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

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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