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A C-130J Super Hercules lands during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 6, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The mission is supported by the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard, and includes members of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force, offering the participating nations a unique airdrop training opportunity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail)

A C-130J Super Hercules lands during Operation Christmas Drop, Dec. 6, 2017, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The mission is supported by the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard, and includes members of the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian Air Force, offering the participating nations a unique airdrop training opportunity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christopher Quail)

Airmen from the 23rd Operations Squadron climb a radio antenna tower during an immersion tour, Dec. 11, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Wing leadership visited the radar, airfield and weather systems facilities to gain a better understanding of how they impact the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Airmen from the 23rd Operations Squadron climb a radio antenna tower during an immersion tour, Dec. 11, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Wing leadership visited the radar, airfield and weather systems facilities to gain a better understanding of how they impact the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Santa poses with the crew of an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron, Dec. 9, 2017, on the flightline at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Every year Santa makes his grand entrance by helicopter to attend the 23rd Maintenance Group and 347th Rescue Group holiday party, where he poses for photos with children and listens to Christmas wish lists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Santa poses with the crew of an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron, Dec. 9, 2017, on the flight line at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Every year Santa makes his grand entrance by helicopter to attend the 23rd Maintenance Group and 347th Rescue Group holiday party, where he poses for photos with children and listens to Christmas wish lists. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

A C-130J Hercules assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, Channel Islands Air National Guard Base, Port Hueneme, Calif., drops fire retardant chemicals onto a ridge line above Santa Barbara, Calif., Dec. 13, 2017, in an effort to contain the Thomas wildfire. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

A C-130J Hercules assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, Channel Islands Air National Guard Base, Port Hueneme, Calif., drops fire retardant chemicals onto a ridge line above Santa Barbara, Calif., Dec. 13, 2017, in an effort to contain the Thomas wildfire. (U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr.)

Staff Sgt. Tyler Frats, left, and Staff Sgt. Brian Walker, both from the 821st Security Forces Squadron, demonstrate an active shooter drill using a combat simulator at Thule Air Base, Greenland, Dec. 11, 2017 . With the base being so remote, the simulator allows for the Airmen to train regardless of the weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

Staff Sgts. Tyler Frats, left, and Brian Walker, both from the 821st Security Forces Squadron, demonstrate an active shooter drill using a combat simulator at Thule Air Base, Greenland, Dec. 11, 2017. With the base being so remote, the simulator allows Airmen to train regardless of the weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, prepares to be refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker, over the skies of Afghanistan Nov. 19, 2017. F-16s are used to provide vital air support to Afghan and coalition forces on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Martin)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 77th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, prepares to be refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker over the skies of Afghanistan Nov. 19, 2017. F-16s are used to provide vital air support to Afghan and coalition forces on the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sean Martin)

Staff Sgt. Andrew E. Nanni, 714th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, reviews maintenance paperwork prior to takeoff at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Dec. 9, 2017. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command wing located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

Staff Sgt. Andrew E. Nanni, 714th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, reviews maintenance paperwork prior to takeoff at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Dec. 9, 2017. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command wing located at JB McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

A B-1B Lancer aircrew prepares for their next mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 27, 2017. The B-1B and crew are deployed from the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Ellsworth AFB, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

A B-1B Lancer aircrew prepares for their next mission at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Nov. 27, 2017. The B-1B and crew are deployed from the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Ellsworth AFB, S.D. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gerald R. Willis)

A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, instructs aircrew members during combat survival training at  Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Pick)

A survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 1st Special Operations Support Squadron, instructs aircrew members during combat survival training at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 7, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Pick)

F-16 pilots assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron inspect weapons during a week-long verification event, Dec. 1, 2017 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Verification is the final mission qualification training required for designation as a combat mission-ready pilot. Seven pilots earned CMR certification and capability during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Cherry)
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F-16 pilots assigned to the 480th Fighter Squadron inspect weapons during a week-long verification event, Dec. 1, 2017 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Verification is the final mission qualification training required for designation as a combat mission-ready pilot. Seven pilots earned CMR certification and capability during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Preston Cherry)

A Republic of Singapore Airman walks on an F-15SG Eagle, Dec. 8, 2017, during exercise Forging Sabre at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Exercise Forging Sabre is a two-week, large group exercise, providing high-end training to Singapore and U.S. armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)
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A Republic of Singapore Airman walks on an F-15SG Eagle, Dec. 8, 2017, during exercise Forging Sabre at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Exercise Forging Sabre is a two-week, large group exercise, providing high-end training to Singapore and U.S. armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 39th Air Base Wing, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, shoots off flares during a mission, Nov. 29, 2017. The A-10 can employ a wide variety of conventional munitions, including general purpose bombs, cluster bomb units, laser-guided bombs, joint direct attack munitions and more. 
(U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)
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An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 39th Air Base Wing, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, shoots off flares during a mission, Nov. 29, 2017. The A-10 can employ a wide variety of conventional munitions, including general purpose bombs, cluster bomb units, laser-guided bombs, joint direct attack munitions and more. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

Airmen begin the flag-folding detail of the Honor Guard graduation ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 1. Approximately 13 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance includes flag detail, rifle volley, pall bearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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Airmen fold the flag during an honor guard graduation ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Dec. 1, 2017. Approximately 13 new Airmen graduated from the 120-plus-hour course. The graduation performance included flag detail, rifle volley, pallbearers and bugler for friends, family and unit commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

A C-130J Super Hercules from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., flies past Mt. Fuji during exercise Vigilant Ace 18, Dec. 6, 2017, over the Saitama prefecture, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)
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A C-130J Super Hercules from Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., flies past Mt. Fuji during exercise Vigilant Ace 18, Dec. 6, 2017, over the Saitama prefecture, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Donald Hudson)

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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