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Members of the 820th Base Defense Group demonstrate capabilities to the Safeside Association, Nov. 8, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Safeside reunions are biennial and scheduled around the group’s high ops tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

Members of the 820th Base Defense Group demonstrate capabilities to the Safeside Association, Nov. 8, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Safeside reunions are biennial and scheduled around the group’s high ops tempo. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Snider)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 39th Air Base Wing, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, receives fuel over Iraq from a KC-10 Extender, Nov. 29, 2017. The KC-10 can refuel a wide variety of U.S. and allied military aircraft within the same mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 39th Air Base Wing, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, receives fuel over Iraq from a KC-10 Extender, Nov. 29, 2017. The KC-10 can refuel a wide variety of U.S. and allied military aircraft within the same mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

A maintenance Airman prepares a F-15C Eagle for takeoff during Exercise Vigilant Ace-18, Dec. 5, 2017, at Gwangju Air Base, South Korea. The main purpose of this exercise was to enhance operational- and tactical-level coordination through combined and joint combat training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristen A. Heller)

A maintenance Airman prepares a F-15C Eagle for takeoff during Exercise Vigilant Ace-18, Dec. 5, 2017, at Gwangju Air Base, South Korea. The main purpose of this exercise was to enhance operational- and tactical-level coordination through combined and joint combat training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristen A. Heller)

Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron fill sand bags during a joint chemical threat training exercise, Nov. 25, 2017, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The sandbags were used to secure munitions while explosive ordnance disposal technicians were assessing them. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Airmen assigned to the 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron fill sand bags during a joint chemical threat training exercise, Nov. 25, 2017, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The sandbags were used to secure munitions while explosive ordnance disposal technicians were assessing them. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Brig. Gen. Steven Bleymaier, director of logistics, engineering and force protection, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., steers a GL2875 High Reach Deicer during a test ride Nov. 30, 2017, at Dover AFB, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Brig. Gen. Steven Bleymaier, director of logistics, engineering and force protection, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., steers a GL2875 High Reach Deicer during a test ride Nov. 30, 2017, at Dover AFB, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

A special missions aviator, assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, operates the hoist from an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter as part of a training scenario, Nov. 22, 2017, at an undisclosed location. The 46th ERQS provides combat search and rescue capabilities across the region in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Kleinholz)

A special missions aviator, assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, operates the hoist from an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter as part of a training scenario, Nov. 22, 2017, at an undisclosed location. The 46th ERQS provides combat search and rescue capabilities across the region in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Kleinholz)

Staff Sgt. Steven Pedrick, Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team crew chief, throws water on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Nyutabaru Air Base, Japan, Nov. 29, 2017. The PACAF F-16 Demonstration Team promotes positive relations between the U.S. and nations across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

Staff Sgt. Steven Pedrick, Pacific Air Forces F-16 Demonstration Team crew chief, throws water on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Japan Air Self-Defense Force Nyutabaru Air Base, Japan, Nov. 29, 2017. The PACAF F-16 Demonstration Team promotes positive relations between the U.S. and nations across the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Cutler, 61st Airlift Squadron, conducts a pre-flight inspection on a C-130J Hercules at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Nov. 28, 2017. Airmen from the 43rd Air Mobility Squadron loaded cargo on the aircraft in support of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division during a Battalion Mass Tactical exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Marc Barnes)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Cutler, 61st Airlift Squadron, conducts a pre-flight inspection on a C-130J Hercules at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., Nov. 28, 2017. Airmen from the 43rd Air Mobility Squadron loaded cargo on the aircraft in support of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division during a Battalion Mass Tactical exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Marc Barnes)

Airmen from the 26th Aerial Port Squadron attach a cargo bag with 2,000 pounds of relief supplies to the hook of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flown by Texas Army National Guard Soldiers during Operation Alamo Evacuation at Martindale Army Airfield, Texas, Nov. 18, 2017. Approximately 36,000 pounds of cargo and 27 passengers were transported as part of the sling load and medical evacuation exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

Airmen from the 26th Aerial Port Squadron attach a cargo bag with 2,000 pounds of relief supplies to the hook of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter flown by Texas Army National Guard Soldiers during Operation Alamo Evacuation at Martindale Army Airfield, Texas, Nov. 18, 2017. Approximately 36,000 pounds of cargo and 27 passengers were transported as part of the sling load and medical evacuation exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

A New Jersey Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker from the 108th Wing sits on the flight line in preparation to offload cargo and passengers at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)
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A New Jersey Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker from the 108th Wing sits on the flight line in preparation to offload cargo and passengers at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Nov. 21, 2017. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

The U.S. Air Force Drill Team performs for students at John Adams High School in New York City's borough of Queens, Nov. 8, 2017. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Terrence Clyburn)
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The U.S. Air Force Drill Team performs for students at John Adams High School in New York City's borough of Queens, Nov. 8, 2017. (Air Force photo by Senior Airman Terrence Clyburn)

An Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy from the 22nd Airlift Squadron lands as a C-17 Globemaster III takes off at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov. 18, 2017. The aircraft delivered equipment and personnel to Argentina to help in the search for the Argentina Navy submarine ARA San Juan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm)
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An Air Force C-5M Super Galaxy from the 22nd Airlift Squadron lands as a C-17 Globemaster III takes off at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Nov. 18, 2017. The aircraft delivered equipment and personnel to Argentina to help in the search for the Argentina Navy submarine ARA San Juan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Leidholm)

Derek Silas, Warrior CARE participant, shoots an arrow with a compound bow during an archery training session at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 13, 2017. The Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE Event featured multiple activities meant to educate injured service members about caregiver support, adaptive and rehabilitative sports, recovering airman mentorship, and employment and career readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)
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Derek Silas, Warrior CARE participant, shoots an arrow with a compound bow during an archery training session at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 13, 2017. The Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE Event featured multiple activities meant to educate injured service members about caregiver support, adaptive and rehabilitative sports, recovering airman mentorship, and employment and career readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson is briefed by 2nd Maintenance Squadron Airmen during a tour at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 14, 2017. During the tour, Wilson reiterated the importance of readiness, modernization and innovation to remain the greatest Air Force in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha)
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson is briefed by 2nd Maintenance Squadron Airmen during a tour at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Nov. 14, 2017. During the tour, Wilson reiterated the importance of readiness, modernization and innovation to remain the greatest Air Force in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha)

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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