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A U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Guardsman prepares to present the colors during the Heritage to Horizons concert at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., June 8, 2018. The theme was “You Are Not Forgotten,” paying tribute to those who fought, died and were captured or are still missing while defending American and America’s freedoms. (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)

A U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Guardsman prepares to present the colors during the Heritage to Horizons concert at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va., June 8, 2018. The theme was “You Are Not Forgotten,” paying tribute to those who fought, died and were captured or are still missing while defending American and America’s freedoms. (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz)

Pilots and maintainers from the 124th Fighter Wing at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho prepare for Red Flag Alaska, June 8, 2018 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Red Flag Alaska provides a unique opportunity for Airmen to train with some soldiers and Airmen from around the world. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedee Schwartz)

Pilots and maintainers from the 124th Fighter Wing at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho prepare for Red Flag Alaska, June 8, 2018 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Red Flag Alaska provides a unique opportunity for Airmen to train with some soldiers and Airmen from around the world. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedee Schwartz)

Russell Logan, a Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete and Team Air Force member, passes the ball to his teammate, Anthony Pearson, during the wheelchair basketball championship game at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., June 9, 2018. Competing in the games were service members and veterans with upper and lower body limitations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairments, serious illnesses and post-traumatic stress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

Russell Logan, a Department of Defense Warrior Games athlete and Team Air Force member, passes the ball to his teammate, Anthony Pearson, during the wheelchair basketball championship game at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., June 9, 2018. Competing in the games were service members and veterans with upper and lower body limitations, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairments, serious illnesses and post-traumatic stress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dennis Hoffman)

Four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fly next to a KC-135 Stratotanker during Saber Strike 18, June 8, 2018. All four A-10s were refueled in flight allowing them to quickly return to their training and provide support for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

Four A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft fly next to a KC-135 Stratotanker during Saber Strike 18, June 8, 2018. All four A-10s were refueled in flight allowing them to quickly return to their training and provide support for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike)

Team Air Force veteran Staff Sgt. Josh ‘Smitty’ Smith puts up a shot during the first half of the gold medal round in the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games wheelchair basketball competition at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 9, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

Team Air Force veteran Staff Sgt. Josh ‘Smitty’ Smith puts up a shot during the first half of the gold medal round in the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games wheelchair basketball competition at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. June 9, 2018. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom)

A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III drops equipment for the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team during an airborne insertion exercise at Miroslawiec Air Base, Poland, June 8, 2018. The exercise is in support of Swift Response 18, a joint U.S. Army/Air Force exercise designed to train the U.S. Global Response Force - led by the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. (National Guard photo by Pvt. Chris Estrada)

A Boeing C-17 Globemaster III drops equipment for the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team during an airborne insertion exercise at Miroslawiec Air Base, Poland, June 8, 2018. The exercise is in support of Swift Response 18, a joint U.S. Army/Air Force exercise designed to train the U.S. Global Response Force - led by the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. (National Guard photo by Pvt. Chris Estrada)

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., performs at the opening of the third day of the Thunder of Niagara 2018 air show at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., June 10, 2018. The team remained flawless while the crowd was encouraged to make as much noise as possible while they performed. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Campbell)

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., performs at the opening of the third day of the Thunder of Niagara 2018 air show at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., June 10, 2018. The team remained flawless while the crowd was encouraged to make as much noise as possible while they performed. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Campbell)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon belonging to the 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska takes off as part of Red Flag Alaska, June 11, 2018. Red Flag Alaska is a simulated combat scenario comprised of multi-national forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedee Schwartz)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon belonging to the 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska takes off as part of Red Flag Alaska, June 11, 2018. Red Flag Alaska is a simulated combat scenario comprised of multi-national forces. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Mercedee Schwartz)

Maj. Paul Lopez, an F-22 Raptor pilot assigned to the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, performs a demonstration flight during the Thunder of Niagara 2018 air show at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., June 10, 2018. The Raptor performance was one of the headlining acts of the air show that took place June 9-10, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Campbell)

Maj. Paul Lopez, an F-22 Raptor pilot assigned to the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team, performs a demonstration flight during the Thunder of Niagara 2018 air show at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., June 10, 2018. The Raptor performance was one of the headlining acts of the air show that took place June 9-10, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Campbell)

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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