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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Fighter Wing, takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, March 23, 2018. The F-16's conduct combat air patrol providing security assistance for ongoing ground operations in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy Photo Edited by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, 455th Expeditionary Fighter Wing, takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, March 23, 2018. The F-16s conduct routine combat air patrol missions and provide security assistance for ongoing ground operations in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

Lt. Col. Daniel McGuire, 57th Wing fighter pilot, performs pre-flight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 27, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

Lt. Col. Daniel McGuire, 57th Wing fighter pilot, performs pre-flight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, Feb. 27, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson performs aerial maneuvers flying the F-35A Lightning II during the Wings Over South Texas air show at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, March 24, 2018. The F-35 is the world’s most technologically advanced fifth-generation fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)

An F-35A Lightning II from Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., performs aerial maneuvers during the Wings Over South Texas air show, at Naval Air Station Kingsville, Texas, March 24, 2018. The F-35 is the world’s most technologically advanced fifth-generation fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)

Col. Stanley Martin, 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron commander, wears a protective coat while Lleonard, a military working dog with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, performs a controlled aggression tactic during a demonstration at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, March 12, 2018. The dogs are trained to detect explosives and narcotics as well as perform controlled aggression tactics when detaining suspects. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Col. Stanley Martin, 379th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron commander, wears a protective coat while Lleonard, a military working dog with the 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, performs a controlled aggression tactic during a demonstration at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, March 12, 2018. The dogs are trained to detect explosives and narcotics as well as perform controlled aggression tactics when detaining suspects. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Patrick Evenson)

Paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, jump from an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron during airborne training over Malemute Drop Zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 22, 2018. The Soldiers of 4/25 belong to the only American airborne brigade in the Pacific and are trained to execute airborne maneuvers in extreme cold weather/high altitude environments in support of combat, training and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Javier Alvarez)

Paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, jump from an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during airborne training over Malemute drop zone, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Ala., March 22, 2018. The Soldiers belong to the only American airborne brigade in the Pacific and are trained to execute airborne maneuvers in extreme cold weather and high altitude environments in support of combat, training and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Javier Alvarez)

Senior Airman Latrell Solomon, 41st Rescue Squadron, inspects the rear propeller of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during a simulated combat search and rescue mission at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., March 15, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Latrell Solomon, 41st Rescue Squadron, inspects the rear propeller of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during a simulated combat search and rescue mission at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., March 15, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)

Airman 1st Class Andre Brown, 2nd Audiovisual Squadron, operates a camera rig during a video shoot for an Air Force Space Command production called “Space Superiority”, March 20, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

Airman 1st Class Andre Brown, 2nd Audiovisual Squadron, operates a camera rig during a video shoot for an Air Force Space Command production called “Space Superiority”, March 20, 2018, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo by R. Nial Bradshaw)

A 100th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter extinguishes a fire inside a mock aircraft, as part of annual proficiency skill training at a burn pit at RAF Mildenhall, England, March 21, 2018. All firefighters are required to conduct live-fire training at least twice a year to stay proficient and keep their qualifications current. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A 100th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter extinguishes a fire inside a mock aircraft, as part of annual proficiency skill training at a burn pit at RAF Mildenhall, England, March 21, 2018. All firefighters are required to conduct live-fire training at least twice a year to stay proficient and keep their qualifications current. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A Guardian Angel team, assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, conducts a high-altitude, low-opening military free fall jump from a C-130J Super Hercules, flown by the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 23, 2018. The Guardian Angel team is responsible for training on all aspects of combat, medical procedures and search and rescue tactics, so they can provide the highest level of tactical capabilities to combatant commanders. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

A Guardian Angel team, assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, conducts a high-altitude, low-opening military free fall jump from a C-130J Super Hercules, flown by the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 23, 2018. The Guardian Angel team is responsible for training on all aspects of combat, medical procedures and search and rescue tactics, so they can provide the highest level of tactical capabilities to combatant commanders. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

WESTHAMPTON BEACH, NY - Airmen assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, practice prior to a dignified transfer of remains and  brief ceremony for Maj. Christopher T. Zanetis, a pilot, and Master Sgt. Christopher J. Raguso and Tech. Sgt. Dashan J. Briggs, special missions aviation specialists, assigned to the 106RQW, at F. S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, N.Y., March 27, 2018. The three Airmen were killed when the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter they were flying in crashed near the city of Al-Qa’im, Iraq.
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Airmen assigned to the 106th Rescue Wing, New York Air National Guard, practice drill procedures prior to a dignified transfer and memorial ceremony at F. S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, N.Y., March 27, 2018. The ceremony honored Maj. Christopher T. Zanetis, Master Sgt. Christopher J. Raguso and Tech. Sgt. Dashan J. Briggs, who were all killed when the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter they were flying in crashed near the city of Al-Qa’im, Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

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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