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Airmen duck for cover as a non-lethal grenade explodes during a Pre-Ranger Assessment, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day course is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

Airmen duck for cover as a non-lethal grenade explodes during a Pre-Ranger Assessment, Feb. 11, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The three-day course is designed to determine whether Airmen are ready to attend the Air Force Ranger Assessment Course held at Fort Bliss Army Post, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, sits on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 9, 2018, in support of the vice president's visit to Japan. The F-35A is deployed under the U.S. Pacific Command’s Theater Security Package program, which has been in operation since 2004. This long-planned deployment demonstrates the continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II assigned to the 34th Fighter Squadron, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, sits on the flightline at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 9, 2018, in support of the vice president's visit to Japan. The F-35A is deployed under the U.S. Pacific Command’s Theater Security Package program, which has been in operation since 2004. This long-planned deployment demonstrates the continuing U.S. commitment to stability and security in the region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Senior Airman Haley Wolochowicz inspects a weapon for loading during a Weapons Load Crew Competition at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Feb. 9, 2018. The competition featured two teams competing to be the wing’s best load crew and the winners will be announced at their annual Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Staci Kasischke)

Senior Airman Haley Wolochowicz inspects a weapon for loading during a Weapons Load Crew Competition at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Feb. 9, 2018. The competition featured two teams competing to be the wing’s best load crew and the winners will be announced at their annual Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Staci Kasischke)

An F-15C Strike Eagle, 48th Fighter Wing, takes off from RAF Lakenheath, England, Feb. 6, 2018. The 48th FW is the only F-15C wing in U.S. Air Forces in Europe, allowing them to provide unique air combat capabilities at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

An F-15C Strike Eagle, 48th Fighter Wing, takes off from RAF Lakenheath, England, Feb. 6, 2018. The 48th FW is the only F-15C wing in U.S. Air Forces in Europe, allowing them to provide unique air combat capabilities at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield)

An 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Airman observes a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. The 83rd ERQS is the Air Force Central Command’s first dedicated joint personnel recovery team, utilizing Air Force Guardian Angel teams and Army CH-47 Chinook crews. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

An 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Airman observes a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan. The 83rd ERQS is the Air Force Central Command’s first dedicated joint personnel recovery team, utilizing Air Force Guardian Angel teams and Army CH-47 Chinook crews. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

Retired Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager visits an air park at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2018. After participating in a luncheon in honor of his 95th birthday, Yeager visited various locations throughout the base where he was once stationed during his 33-year Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

Retired Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager visits an air park at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 13, 2018. After participating in a luncheon in honor of his 95th birthday, Yeager visited various locations throughout the base where he was once stationed during his 33-year Air Force career. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham)

Capt. Thomas Beltz, C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, closes in to refuel with a KC-10 Extender over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 10, 2018. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

Capt. Thomas Beltz, C-17 Globemaster III pilot with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, closes in to refuel with a KC-10 Extender over the Atlantic Ocean, Feb. 10, 2018. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

Airman Amanda Danforth, 96th Security Forces Squadron, watches the horizon during an alarm phase of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 1, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Airman Amanda Danforth, 96th Security Forces Squadron, watches the horizon during an alarm phase of a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Feb. 1, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 27th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., receives fuel during Red Flag 18-1 over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Feb. 7, 2018. Red Flag helps pilots train for real-time war scenarios and tests their readiness for future conflicts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 27th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., receives fuel during Red Flag 18-1 over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Feb. 7, 2018. Red Flag helps pilots train for real-time war scenarios and tests their readiness for future conflicts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

Airman 1st Class Myshanique Jones, Travis Air Force Base Honor Guard, holds the Air Force flag during the 75th anniversary kickoff celebration at Travis AFB, Calif., Feb. 8, 2018. Travis AFB is celebrating 75 years as a major strategic logistics hub for the Pacific and integral part of global power projection for the total force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joey Swafford)
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Airman 1st Class Myshanique Jones, Travis Air Force Base Honor Guard, holds the Air Force flag during the 75th anniversary kickoff celebration at Travis AFB, Calif., Feb. 8, 2018. Travis AFB is celebrating 75 years as a major strategic logistics hub for the Pacific and integral part of global power projection for the total force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joey Swafford)

Senior Airman Dan Daley, a boom operator assigned to Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., walks on the flightline during Red Flag 18-1, Feb. 7, 2018, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag gives Airmen an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios that prepares them for real-world conflicts. (U.S. Air Forcae photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)
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Senior Airman Dan Daley, a boom operator assigned to Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., walks on the flightline during Red Flag 18-1, Feb. 7, 2018, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag gives Airmen an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios that prepares them for real-world conflicts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

An Airman from the 824th Base Defense Squadron, fires a Mark 19 40mm grenade machine gun, Jan. 26, 2018, at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla. The Airmen traveled to Blanding to participate in Weapons Week where they qualified on heavy weapons ranging from the M249 light machine gun to the M18 Claymore mine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)
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An Airman from the 824th Base Defense Squadron, fires a Mark 19 40mm grenade machine gun, Jan. 26, 2018, at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla. The Airmen traveled to Blanding to participate in Weapons Week where they qualified on heavy weapons ranging from the M249 light machine gun to the M18 Claymore mine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson)

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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