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A B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., approaches a Travis AFB, Calif., KC-10 Extender during an aerial refueling training mission near Edwards AFB, Calif., Nov. 1, 2017. The B-1B was part of exercise Green Flag, which is an advanced, realistic and relevant air-to-surface training exercise that prepares joint and coalition warfighters to meet combatant commanders requirements across air, space and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm)

A B-1B Lancer from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., approaches a Travis AFB, Calif., KC-10 Extender during an aerial refueling training mission near Edwards AFB, Calif., Nov. 1, 2017. The B-1B was part of exercise Green Flag, which is an advanced, realistic and relevant air-to-surface training exercise that prepares joint and coalition warfighters to meet combatant commanders requirements across air, space and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm)

A 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airman directs the loading of a bomb onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon Nov. 2 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Airman directs the loading of a bomb onto an F-16 Fighting Falcon Nov. 2 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Lt. Col. Travis Hazeltine and Senior Airman Chas Anderson of the 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, take off in an F-15 Eagle during Exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 15, 2017.

Lt. Col. Travis Hazeltine and Senior Airman Chas Anderson of the 104th Fighter Wing, Massachusetts Air National Guard, take off in an F-15 Eagle during Exercise Checkered Flag 18-1 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 15, 2017.

Firefighters work to put out a blaze during nighttime live-fire training, Nov. 9, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. In addition to combatting fires outside the prop aircraft, firefighters had to enter and combat the fires inside. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Firefighters work to put out a blaze during nighttime live-fire training, Nov. 9, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. In addition to combatting fires outside the prop aircraft, firefighters had to enter and combat the fires inside. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

A 75th Fighter Squadron A-10 soars away after zooming in to target boats along Choctawatchee Bay during a Combat Hammer evaluation Nov. 3 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  The boats swarm around the water creating a realistic environment to provide pilots an opportunity to train against maritime targets. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force/Samuel King Jr.)

A 75th Fighter Squadron A-10 soars away after zooming in to target boats along Choctawatchee Bay during a Combat Hammer evaluation Nov. 3 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The boats swarm around the water creating a realistic environment to provide pilots an opportunity to train against maritime targets. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force/Samuel King Jr.)

Airman 1st Class Juan Melendez, 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, opens up a service panel to access a KC-10 Extender aircraft engine, Nov. 3, 2017, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The 660th AMXS is responsible for the safety and reliability of the fleet, thus strengthening American air power across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Airman 1st Class Juan Melendez, 660th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, opens up a service panel to access a KC-10 Extender aircraft engine, Nov. 3, 2017, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The 660th AMXS is responsible for the safety and reliability of the fleet, thus strengthening American air power across the globe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron unloads high-mobility multipurpose vehicles during combat airlift operations at an undisclosed location, Nov. 11, 2017. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo to bases throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The aircraft can be outfitted to perform tactical airlift, airdrop, and aeromedical evacuation as missions require. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

A U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron unloads high-mobility multipurpose vehicles during combat airlift operations at an undisclosed location, Nov. 11, 2017. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo to bases throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The aircraft can be outfitted to perform tactical airlift, airdrop, and aeromedical evacuation as missions require. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

A 55th Fighter Squadron pilot from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., makes notes in his F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to a Combat Hammer sortie Nov. 2, at Eglin AFB, Fla.  A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A 55th Fighter Squadron pilot from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., makes notes in his F-16 Fighting Falcon prior to a Combat Hammer sortie Nov. 2, at Eglin AFB, Fla. A-10s, F-16s, F-22s and MQ-9s visited the base to participate in the 53rd Wing exercise. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron’s Combat Hammer is a weapons system evaluation program for air-to-ground munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Communications Squadron dig trenches before installing copper wire as part of a base-wide wireless internet improvement project Nov. 15, 2017 in Southwest Asia. The project required numerous small trenches to be dug between housing units, allowing for the seamless installation of new infrastructure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz)

Airmen from the 332nd Expeditionary Communications Squadron dig trenches before installing copper wire as part of a base-wide wireless internet improvement project Nov. 15, 2017 in Southwest Asia. The project required numerous small trenches to be dug between housing units, allowing for the seamless installation of new infrastructure. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Kleinholz)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam Armstrong, Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team dedicated crew chief, places a cover over the pitot tube of an F-16CM Fighting Falcon following a combat capability demonstration at the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 11, 2017. Approximately 300 U.S. military personnel participated in the 2017 Dubai Airshow, providing static displays of equipment from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy as well as an aerial demonstration of a U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Adam Armstrong, Air Combat Command F-16 Viper Demonstration Team dedicated crew chief, places a cover over the pitot tube of an F-16CM Fighting Falcon following a combat capability demonstration at the Dubai Airshow in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 11, 2017. Approximately 300 U.S. military personnel participated in the 2017 Dubai Airshow, providing static displays of equipment from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy as well as an aerial demonstration of a U.S. Air Force F-16CM Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Zade Vadnais)

U.S. Air Force Capt. James Lanford, a 56th Fighter Wing chaplain, views and interacts with the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall in Buckeye, Ariz., Nov. 10, 2017. The wall is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and is engraved with the names of more than 58,000 service members reported killed or missing during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel)
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U.S. Air Force Capt. James Lanford, a 56th Fighter Wing chaplain, views and interacts with the American Veterans Traveling Tribute Wall in Buckeye, Ariz., Nov. 10, 2017. The wall is a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. and is engraved with the names of more than 58,000 service members reported killed or missing during the Vietnam War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel)

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein answer questions during the State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 2017. During the event, Air Force senior leaders addressed current Air Force topics and fielded questions from the media. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein answer questions during the State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., Nov. 9, 2017. During the event, Air Force senior leaders addressed current Air Force topics and fielded questions from the media. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)

Airman 1st Class Caleb Pavao, a broadcaster with the 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office, documents endangered wildlife conservation efforts at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 7, 2017. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Hurlburt Field worked with Eglin Air Force Base staff to create artificial nesting cavities in trees for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, a process that can take one to 10 years for the bird to make. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Cabano)
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Airman 1st Class Caleb Pavao, a broadcaster with the 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs office, documents endangered wildlife conservation efforts at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Nov. 7, 2017. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Hurlburt Field worked with Eglin Air Force Base staff to create artificial nesting cavities in trees for the Red-cockaded Woodpecker, a process that can take one to 10 years for the bird to make. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Cabano)

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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