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A Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 and U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles fly in formation together behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during an aerial refueling training mission March 21, 2018, over the Netherlands. Nearly 260 Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing deployed with F-15Cs operating from Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, as part of a Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Milano)

A Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 and U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagles fly in formation together behind a U.S. Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker during an aerial refueling training mission March 21, 2018, over the Netherlands. Nearly 260 Airmen from the 142nd Fighter Wing deployed with F-15Cs operating from Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, as part of a Theater Security Package in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Milano)

Air Force pararescuemen, assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, work with members of Army Task Force Brawler, flying the CH-47F Chinook, during exfiltration after the completion of a training exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 14, 2018. The Army crews and Air Force Guardian Angel teams conducted the exercise to build teamwork and procedures as they provide joint personnel recovery capability, aiding in the delivery of decisive airpower for U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

Air Force pararescuemen, assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, work with members of Army Task Force Brawler, flying the CH-47F Chinook, during exfiltration after the completion of a training exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 14, 2018. The Army crews and Air Force Guardian Angel teams conducted the exercise to build teamwork and procedures as they provide joint personnel recovery capability, aiding in the delivery of decisive airpower for U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

Airman 1st Class Connor Lovan, crew chief assigned to the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 35th Fighter Wing based out of Misawa Air Base, Japan, conducts a post flight inspection on a F-16C Fighting Falcon during exercise Cope West 2018 at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia, March 19, 2018. CW18 is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral, tactical fighter aircraft exercise involving the U.S. and Indonesian air forces and is designed to advance interoperability and build upon already established partnerships between the air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger)

Airman 1st Class Connor Lovan, crew chief assigned to the 13th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 35th Fighter Wing based out of Misawa Air Base, Japan, conducts a post flight inspection on a F-16C Fighting Falcon during exercise Cope West 2018 at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia, March 19, 2018. CW18 is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral, tactical fighter aircraft exercise involving the U.S. and Indonesian air forces and is designed to advance interoperability and build upon already established partnerships between the air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger)

Airman 1st Class Alexia Lewis, a loadmaster assigned to the 21st Airlift Squadron marshals a tunner loader into position, March 18, 2018, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during a Women's Heritage Flight. Lewis was part of an all-female C-17 Globemaster III crew that honored Women's History Month and highlighted AMC's ability to conduct rapid global mobility in today’s Air Force by delivering equipment and military personnel to the Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

Airman 1st Class Alexia Lewis, a loadmaster assigned to the 21st Airlift Squadron marshals a tunner loader into position, March 18, 2018, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, during a Women's Heritage Flight. Lewis was part of an all-female C-17 Globemaster III crew that honored Women's History Month and highlighted AMC's ability to conduct rapid global mobility in today’s Air Force by delivering equipment and military personnel to the Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Heide Couch)

A KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 916th Air Refueling Wing takes off at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 19, 2018. The mission of the 916th ARW, Air Force Reserve Command, located at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., is to fly the KC-135R in air-to-air refueling missions. The 916th ARW is deployable to support U.S. military interests at home and abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

A KC-135R Stratotanker assigned to the 916th Air Refueling Wing takes off at Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 19, 2018. The mission of the 916th ARW, Air Force Reserve Command, located at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., is to fly the KC-135R in air-to-air refueling missions. The 916th ARW is deployable to support U.S. military interests at home and abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

An Air Force pararescueman, assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, communicates with an Army Task Force Brawler CH-47F Chinook during a training exercise at an undisclosed location in the mountains of Afghanistan, March 14, 2018. The Army crews and Air Force Guardian Angel teams conducted the exercise to build teamwork and procedures as they provide joint personnel recovery capability, aiding in the delivery of decisive airpower for U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

An Air Force pararescueman, assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, communicates with an Army Task Force Brawler CH-47F Chinook during a training exercise at an undisclosed location in the mountains of Afghanistan, March 14, 2018. The Army crews and Air Force Guardian Angel teams conducted the exercise to build teamwork and procedures as they provide joint personnel recovery capability, aiding in the delivery of decisive airpower for U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

1st. Lt. Alex Hoffman, 7th Airlift Squadron pilot, watches a C-17 Globemaster III taxi to its spot during Exercise Arctic Pegasus at Deadhorse, Alaska, March 13, 2018. Airmen assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing out of McChord Field, Wash., participated in the exercise to deliver Soldiers and four Strykers to Deadhorse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

1st. Lt. Alex Hoffman, 7th Airlift Squadron pilot, watches a C-17 Globemaster III taxi to its spot during Exercise Arctic Pegasus at Deadhorse, Alaska, March 13, 2018. Airmen assigned to the 62nd Airlift Wing out of McChord Field, Wash., participated in the exercise to deliver Soldiers and four Strykers to Deadhorse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh)

An MC-130J Commando II, assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, lands at Orogrande, N.M., in preparation for the Marine Corps' high-mobility artillery rocket system launch during Exercise Emerald Warrior 18, March 5, 2018. The 14th Marine Regiment, is one of two Marine Corps HIMARS field artillery battalions, that provide fire support in austere locations.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

An MC-130J Commando II, assigned to the 9th Special Operations Squadron, lands at Orogrande, N.M., in preparation for the Marine Corps' high-mobility artillery rocket system launch during Exercise Emerald Warrior 18, March 5, 2018. The 14th Marine Regiment, is one of two Marine Corps HIMARS field artillery battalions, that provide fire support in austere locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Senior Airman Jarrish Toledo, 96th Inpatient Operations Squadron, stands at parade rest prior to the honor guard graduation ceremony March 1, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 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 by Samuel King Jr.)

Senior Airman Jarrish Toledo, 96th Inpatient Operations Squadron, stands at parade rest prior to the honor guard graduation ceremony March 1, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 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 by Samuel King Jr.)

Capt. Phil McCoy, pilot assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Wing based out of Misawa Air Base, Japan, prepares to take off in an F-16C Fighting Falcon during exercise Cope West 2018 at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia, March 20, 2018. CW18 is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral, tactical fighter aircraft exercise involving the U.S. and Indonesian air forces and is designed to advance interoperability and build upon already established partnerships between the air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger)
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Capt. Phil McCoy, pilot assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron, 35th Fighter Wing based out of Misawa Air Base, Japan, prepares to take off in an F-16C Fighting Falcon during exercise Cope West 2018 at Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia, March 20, 2018. CW18 is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral, tactical fighter aircraft exercise involving the U.S. and Indonesian air forces and is designed to advance interoperability and build upon already established partnerships between the air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger)

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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