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An E-3 Sentry departs after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling mission over Syria April 3, 2018. The 340th EARS supports various operations in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

An E-3 Sentry departs after receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling mission over Syria April 3, 2018. The 340th EARS supports various operations in countries such as Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Paul Labbe)

Staff Sgt. Jorge Galvez, 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) weapons load crew team chief, inspects the alignment of an inert MK-84 general purpose bomb during a weapons-load competition, April 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During the load portion of the competition Airmen from the 74th and 75th AMU were assessed on their ability to quickly and efficiently load munitions onto an A-10. They were also judged on dress and appearance and a written test based on munitions knowledge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)

Staff Sgt. Jorge Galvez, 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit (AMU) weapons load crew team chief, inspects the alignment of an inert MK-84 general purpose bomb during a weapons-load competition, April 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During the load portion of the competition Airmen from the 74th and 75th AMU were assessed on their ability to quickly and efficiently load munitions onto an A-10. They were also judged on dress and appearance and a written test based on munitions knowledge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., approaches the flightline at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. Two U.S. Air Force bombers visited the base in Australia’s Northern Territory to support the U.S. Pacific Command's Enhanced Air Cooperation initiative in cooperation with RAAF joint terminal attack controller teams. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., approaches the flightline at Royal Australian Air Force Base Darwin, Australia, April 6, 2018. Two U.S. Air Force bombers visited the base in Australia’s Northern Territory to support the U.S. Pacific Command's Enhanced Air Cooperation initiative in cooperation with RAAF joint terminal attack controller teams. The EAC comprises a range of air exercises and training activities designed to enhance regional cooperation, coordination and interoperability between Australian and U.S. service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flies over the N.C. coastline on the way to the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, April 7, 2018. The airframes homecoming will be marked by an acceptance ceremony. The 145th Airlift Wing was selected to transition from the C-130 Hercules aircraft to the C-17 aircraft 18 months ago, and the airframe will carry the units airlift mission into the future. The first two aircraft of eight to come to the 145th AW were previously assigned to the active duty wings at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. or Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Julianne Showalter)

A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft flies over the N.C. coastline on the way to the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, April 7, 2018. The airframes homecoming will be marked by an acceptance ceremony. The 145th Airlift Wing was selected to transition from the C-130 Hercules aircraft to the C-17 aircraft 18 months ago, and the airframe will carry the units airlift mission into the future. The first two aircraft of eight to come to the 145th AW were previously assigned to the active duty wings at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. or Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Julianne Showalter)

Maj. Paul Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander and pilot, flies a demonstration at an air show in Santiago, Chile, April 4, 2018. Along with the demo team, members of the F-35 Lightening II attended FIDAE as a static display. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois)

Maj. Paul Lopez, Air Combat Command F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team commander and pilot, flies a demonstration at an air show in Santiago, Chile, April 4, 2018. Along with the demo team, members of the F-35 Lightening II attended FIDAE as a static display. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kaylee Dubois)

Staff Sgt. Jorge Galvez, 74th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew team chief, inspects the alignment of an inert MK-84 general purpose bomb during a weapons-load competition, April 6, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During the load portion of the competition Airmen from the 74th AMU and 75th AMU were assessed on their ability to quickly and efficiently load munitions onto an A-10 Thunderbolt II. They were also judged on dress and appearance and a written test based on munitions knowledge. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver)

Lt. Col. Michael J. Pillion, left, and Lt. Col. Frederick M. Wilmer, both 76th Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender pilots, approach a KC-10 crewed by Reserve Airmen with the 78th ARS, also with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, over the Atlantic Ocean, April 7, 2018. The 514th AMW is an Air Force Reserve Command unit located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

Airmen from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., supported the successful launch of the fifth Iridium mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg AFB, March 30, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joe Davila)

Airmen from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., supported the successful launch of the fifth Iridium mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex-4 at Vandenberg AFB, March 30, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joe Davila)

A discussion panel answers questions during the Airmen Building Airmen Symposium at the Welch Theater at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., April 6, 2018. The symposium was held to empower Airmen and help them understand the impact they have on the future of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzie Plotnikov)

A discussion panel answers questions during the Airmen Building Airmen Symposium at the Welch Theater at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., April 6, 2018. The symposium was held to empower Airmen and help them understand the impact they have on the future of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Suzie Plotnikov)

Airmen watch themselves perform a rifle volley in the mirror during an honor guard training session April 2, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team visited the base to provide a 10-day standardized training course to 31 local honor guard Airmen. The goal is to ensure all honor guard units perform the required ceremonial procedures the same way throughout the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen watch themselves perform a rifle volley in the mirror during an honor guard training session April 2, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Air Force Honor Guard mobile training team visited the base to provide a 10-day standardized training course to 31 local honor guard Airmen. The goal is to ensure all honor guard units perform the required ceremonial procedures the same way throughout the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

Airmen jump from an HC-130J Combat King II during static-line jump proficiency training at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., March 30, 2018. The Airmen are assigned to the 820th Base Defense Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)
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Airmen jump from an HC-130J Combat King II during static-line jump proficiency training at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., March 30, 2018. The Airmen are assigned to the 820th Base Defense Group. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

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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