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Aircrew members assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron perform pre-flight checks prior to flying a sortie in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Nov. 3, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The squadron’s primary objective is the protection and support of coalition forces on the ground via precision strikes and defensive counter-air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz)

Aircrew members assigned to the 336th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron perform pre-flight checks prior to flying a sortie in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Nov. 3, 2017, in Southwest Asia. The squadron’s primary objective is the protection and support of coalition forces on the ground via precision strikes and defensive counter-air operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz)

Airman 1st Class Adrianne Serrano, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron conventional maintenance flight member, assembles a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 31, 2017. Conventional maintenance Airmen assemble bombs nearly every day, building up to 30 GBU-12 bombs at a time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

Airman 1st Class Adrianne Serrano, 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron conventional maintenance flight member, assembles a GBU-12 Paveway II laser guided bomb at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 31, 2017. Conventional maintenance Airmen assemble bombs nearly every day, building up to 30 GBU-12 bombs at a time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

An F-35 Lightning II performs during the 2017 Joint Base San Antonio Air Show and Open House Nov. 4, 2017 at JBSA-Lackland Kelly Field. Air shows allow the U.S. military and civilian demonstration teams to display their capabilities through aerial demonstrations and static displays. (Courtesy photo)

An F-35 Lightning II performs during the 2017 Joint Base San Antonio Air Show and Open House Nov. 4, 2017 at JBSA-Lackland Kelly Field. Air shows allow the U.S. military and civilian demonstration teams to display their capabilities through aerial demonstrations and static displays. (Courtesy photo)

U.S. Air Force weapons load crew Airmen from the 94th and 27th Aircraft Maintenance Units compete in the 3rd Quarter Weapons Load Competition at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Nov. 3, 2017. Load crews supporting the 94th and 27th Fighter Squadrons competed to be the best for the 3rd quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

U.S. Air Force weapons load crew Airmen from the 94th and 27th Aircraft Maintenance Units compete in the 3rd Quarter Weapons Load Competition at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Nov. 3, 2017. Load crews supporting the 94th and 27th Fighter Squadrons competed to be the best for the 3rd quarter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Staff Sgt. Brenton Brown, 822nd Base Defense Squadron fire team leader, fires an M4 rifle during a mission readiness exercise, Oct. 22, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The squadron was tested on their capability to effectively operate in an austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Staff Sgt. Brenton Brown, 822nd Base Defense Squadron fire team leader, fires an M4 rifle during a mission readiness exercise, Oct. 22, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The squadron was tested on their capability to effectively operate in an austere environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Air Force One departs Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 7, 2017, after President of the United States Donald J. Trump’s first visit Japan. Trump was in Japan for three days as part of a 12 day tour of the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Air Force One departs Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 7, 2017, after President of the United States Donald J. Trump’s first visit Japan. Trump was in Japan for three days as part of a 12 day tour of the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Airman 1st Class Michael Enkouang-Mekanda, 336th Training Squadron regulation drill team drillmaster, requests permission to enter the field of regulation drill competition during the 81st Training Group drill down at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Nov. 3, 2017. Airmen from the 81st TRG competed in the final quarterly open ranks inspection, regulation drill routine and freestyle drill routine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airman 1st Class Michael Enkouang-Mekanda, 336th Training Squadron regulation drill team drillmaster, requests permission to enter the field of regulation drill competition during the 81st Training Group drill down at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. Nov. 3, 2017. Airmen from the 81st TRG competed in the final quarterly open ranks inspection, regulation drill routine and freestyle drill routine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Michael Moore, 57th Maintenance Squadron aircraft painter, strips old paint off of an F-15C Eagle at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 23, 2017. The aircraft is being repainted to recognize the Air Force's 70th Anniversary, as well as the unity between the Las Vegas community and Nellis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

Michael Moore, 57th Maintenance Squadron aircraft painter, strips old paint off of an F-15C Eagle at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 23, 2017. The aircraft is being repainted to recognize the Air Force's 70th Anniversary, as well as the unity between the Las Vegas community and Nellis AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

President Donald J. Trump greets service members from U.S. Forces Japan after a troop talk, Nov. 5, 2017 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

President Donald J. Trump greets service members from U.S. Forces Japan after a troop talk, Nov. 5, 2017 at Yokota Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Juan Torres)

Members of the 130th Airlift Wing return from a deployment Nov. 6, 2017. Family and friends gathered at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, W.Va. to welcome the men and women home from their tour in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Holli Nelson)
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Members of the 130th Airlift Wing return from a deployment Nov. 6, 2017. Family and friends gathered at McLaughlin Air National Guard Base, W.Va. to welcome the men and women home from their tour in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Holli Nelson)

Tech Sgt. Jessie Sosa, 89th Maintenance Group special air missions crew chief, demonstrates a jiu-jitsu throw for Senior Airman Anthony Vallejos and other members of the 811th Security Forces Squadron at the Joint Base Andrews Tactical Fitness Center at JB Andrews, Md., Oct. 10, 2017. Sosa, a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, often has joint and muscle strains after competitions and back pain from long flight hours which he treats with battlefield acupuncture allowing him to avoid the use of pain medications. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)
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Tech Sgt. Jessie Sosa, 89th Maintenance Group special air missions crew chief, demonstrates a jiu-jitsu throw for Senior Airman Anthony Vallejos and other members of the 811th Security Forces Squadron at the Joint Base Andrews Tactical Fitness Center at JB Andrews, Md., Oct. 10, 2017. Sosa, a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, often has joint and muscle strains after competitions and back pain from long flight hours which he treats with battlefield acupuncture allowing him to avoid the use of pain medications. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

Tech. Sgt. Alfredo Diaz, 156th Civil Engineer Squadron structural team lead specialist, applies liquid asphalt coating to a damaged area Nov. 7, 2017, on Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico. The base requires significant repairs as the island continues to recover from Hurricane Maria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez)
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Tech. Sgt. Alfredo Diaz, 156th Civil Engineer Squadron structural team lead specialist, applies liquid asphalt coating to a damaged area Nov. 7, 2017, on Muñiz Air National Guard Base, Puerto Rico. The base requires significant repairs as the island continues to recover from Hurricane Maria. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez)

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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