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A Qatar Emiri Air Force C-17 Globemaster shoots flares during the Qatar Emiri Air Force Lahoub exercise at Al-Qalael drop zone, Qatar, May 9, 2018. The C-17 is able to operate on small, austere airfields previously limited to C-130s. The U.S. and Qatar work together to foster military cooperation to strengthen & expand contributions to the Coalition’s fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

A Qatar Emiri Air Force C-17 Globemaster shoots flares during the Qatar Emiri Air Force Lahoub exercise at Al-Qalael drop zone, Qatar, May 9, 2018. The C-17 is able to operate on small, austere airfields previously limited to C-130s. The U.S. and Qatar work together to foster military cooperation to strengthen & expand contributions to the Coalition’s fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

Airmen from the 124th Security Forces Squadron take a deep breath, aim, and fire as bullet casings eject from their M9 pistols, during the annual M9 qualifications course at the small arms range near Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho on May 5, 2018. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)

Airmen from the 124th Security Forces Squadron take a deep breath, aim, and fire as bullet casings eject from their M9 pistols, during the annual M9 qualifications course at the small arms range near Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho on May 5, 2018. (Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)

Senior Airman Aaron Brewer, 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, uses a power washer to clean an HC-130J Combat King II, May 7, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Upon return from a deployment or every 180 days, HC-130s are thoroughly cleaned and inspected as part of routine upkeep and to ensure components are in working condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Aaron Brewer, 71st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, uses a power washer to clean an HC-130J Combat King II, May 7, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Upon return from a deployment or every 180 days, HC-130s are thoroughly cleaned and inspected as part of routine upkeep and to ensure components are in working condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Maj. Brian Guyette, 77th Weapons Squadron B-1B Lancer pilot, goes through preflight checks on the flightline at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 8, 2018. Guyette communicated with Senior Airman Nick Niro, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit B-1 assistant dedicated crew chief, while making these checks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman River Bruce)

Maj. Brian Guyette, 77th Weapons Squadron B-1B Lancer pilot, goes through preflight checks on the flightline at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 8, 2018. Guyette communicated with Senior Airman Nick Niro, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit B-1 assistant dedicated crew chief, while making these checks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman River Bruce)

Senior Airmen Christa Stankovic, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, hangs U.S. flags onboard a C-17 Globemaster III during an airdrop mission over Afghanistan, May 10, 2018. The primary mission of the C-17 is to provide rapid strategic delivery of troops and various types of cargo to bases throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

Senior Airmen Christa Stankovic, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, hangs U.S. flags onboard a C-17 Globemaster III during an airdrop mission over Afghanistan, May 10, 2018. The primary mission of the C-17 is to provide rapid strategic delivery of troops and various types of cargo to bases throughout the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

Qatar Armed Forces participate in the Qatar Emiri Air Force Lahoub exercise at Al-Qalael drop zone, Qatar, May 9, 2018. The U.S. and Qatar work together to foster military cooperation to strengthen and expand contributions to the coalition's fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

Qatar Armed Forces participate in the Qatar Emiri Air Force Lahoub exercise at Al-Qalael drop zone, Qatar, May 9, 2018. The U.S. and Qatar work together to foster military cooperation to strengthen and expand contributions to the coalition's fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

Airman 1st Class Codie Mendoza, left, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, and Senior Airman Nick Niro, 9th AMU B-1B Lancer assistant dedicated crew chief, assist in closing the crew-entry ladder of a B-1 on the flightline at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 8, 2018. Niro was instructed to close this ladder by the crewmembers in the flight deck of the B-1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman River Bruce)

Airman 1st Class Codie Mendoza, left, 9th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load crew member, and Senior Airman Nick Niro, 9th AMU B-1B Lancer assistant dedicated crew chief, assist in closing the crew-entry ladder of a B-1 on the flightline at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, May 8, 2018. Niro was instructed to close this ladder by the crewmembers in the flight deck of the B-1. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman River Bruce)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds arrive at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 15, 2018. The Thunderbirds are scheduled to resume their 2018 air show season during the Airpower Over Hampton Roads JBLE Air and Space Expo, May 19 - 20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds arrive at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 15, 2018. The Thunderbirds are scheduled to resume their 2018 air show season during the Airpower Over Hampton Roads JBLE Air and Space Expo, May 19 - 20. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

An Airman watches aircraft flying by with his son during Tampa Bay AirFest 2018 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 11, 2018. Over a three-day span, approximately 150,000 attendees experienced aerial demonstrations and interactive static displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Perdue)

An Airman watches aircraft flying by with his son during Tampa Bay AirFest 2018 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., May 11, 2018. Over a three-day span, approximately 150,000 attendees experienced aerial demonstrations and interactive static displays. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Perdue)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Morahan, Senior Airman Matthew Boals and Airman 1st Class Noah, 179th Airlift Wing maintenance members, move an engine into place before placing it back onto a C-130H Hercules, May 10, 2018. The Airmen have inspected and maintained the engine during an isochronal inspection.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Paul Stennett)
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Staff Sgt. Ryan Morahan, Senior Airman Matthew Boals and Airman 1st Class Noah, 179th Airlift Wing maintenance members, move an engine into place before placing it back onto a C-130H Hercules, May 10, 2018. The Airmen have inspected and maintained the engine during an isochronal inspection. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Capt. Paul Stennett)

Senior Airman Kyle Mosher, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects an HH-60G Pave Hawk railing, May 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 723d AMXS along with machinists from the Corpus Christi Army Depot conducted a full-structural tear down and restoration on an HH-60G Pave Hawk. Once the aircraft was torn down, Airmen and the machinists performed repairs on all of its components prior to reassembling it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
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Senior Airman Kyle Mosher, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects an HH-60G Pave Hawk railing, May 10, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Airmen from the 723d AMXS along with machinists from the Corpus Christi Army Depot conducted a full-structural tear down and restoration on an HH-60G Pave Hawk. Once the aircraft was torn down, Airmen and the machinists performed repairs on all of its components prior to reassembling it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 10, 2018. The 492nd FS trains regularly to ensure RAF Lakenheath brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)
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An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 10, 2018. The 492nd FS trains regularly to ensure RAF Lakenheath brings unique air combat capabilities to the fight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

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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