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A C-17 Globemaster III readies for departure from an undisclosed location, June 23, 2018. C-17s can airdrop both cargo and personnel, and are able to land on small, austere runways as short as 3,000 feet with a full load. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

A C-17 Globemaster III readies for departure from an undisclosed location, June 23, 2018. C-17s can airdrop both cargo and personnel, and are able to land on small, austere runways as short as 3,000 feet with a full load. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

Senior Airman Zilcia Williams, 5th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, inspects life preserver equipment at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 19, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry)

Senior Airman Zilcia Williams, 5th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment journeyman, inspects life preserver equipment at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., June 19, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan McElderry)

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds perform at the Utah Air Show in Ogden, Utah, June 22, 2018. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Cory W. Bush)

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron Thunderbirds perform at the Utah Air Show in Ogden, Utah, June 22, 2018. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Cory W. Bush)

An Airman from the 820th Base Defense Group leaps out of a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle roll-over simulator during the Joint Civilian Orientation Course 88, June 13, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An Airman from the 820th Base Defense Group leaps out of a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle roll-over simulator during the Joint Civilian Orientation Course 88, June 13, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A U-2 Dragon Lady, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 22, 2018.  Mobile chase car drivers act as a second pair of eyes and ears for U-2 pilots during their launch and landings, making up for the pilot’s limited movement and vision.  Once an aircraft nears the runway, chase cars speed off in pursuit close behind it, radioing adjustments to pilot until they are inches from the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High)

A U-2 Dragon Lady, 380th Air Expeditionary Wing, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, takes off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 22, 2018. Mobile chase car drivers act as a second pair of eyes and ears for U-2 pilots during their launch and landings, making up for the pilot’s limited movement and vision. Once an aircraft nears the runway, chase cars speed off in pursuit close behind it, radioing adjustments to pilot until they are inches from the ground. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kristin High)

MacDill Air Force Base Honor Guard carries the casket of Col. Peter Stewart, an F-4C Phantom II aircraft pilot during the Vietnam War, during a military honors service at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Winter Haven, Fla., June 18, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Perdue)

MacDill Air Force Base Honor Guard carries the casket of Col. Peter Stewart, an F-4C Phantom II aircraft pilot during the Vietnam War, during a military honors service at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Winter Haven, Fla., June 18, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Perdue)

Airman 1st Class Bret Miller, 442nd Air Expeditionary Squadron, marshalls a C-17 Globemaster III June 14, 2018, at Erbil, Iraq. This aerial port is one of many in the U.S. Central Command that aids missions across the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Caleb Pierce)

Airman 1st Class Bret Miller, 442nd Air Expeditionary Squadron, marshalls a C-17 Globemaster III June 14, 2018, at Erbil, Iraq. This aerial port is one of many in the U.S. Central Command that aids missions across the area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Caleb Pierce)

Staff Sgt. Christopher Morris, honor guardsman, holds a trumpet as Taps is played during a Khobar Towers Memorial Ceremony June 25, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

Staff Sgt. Christopher Morris, honor guardsman, holds a trumpet as Taps is played during a Khobar Towers Memorial Ceremony June 25, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

A U-2 Dragon Lady flies while a civilian airliner flies above in the background June 20, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The U-2 is capable of flying upwards of 70,000 feet, which is nearly twice as high of an airliner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

A U-2 Dragon Lady flies while a civilian airliner flies above in the background June 20, 2018, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The U-2 is capable of flying upwards of 70,000 feet, which is nearly twice as high of an airliner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan D. Viglianco)

Aircrew with the 4th Special Operations Squadron conduct a routine training mission in an AC-130U Spooky gunship at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 19, 2018. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Pick)
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Aircrew with the 4th Special Operations Squadron conduct a routine training mission in an AC-130U Spooky gunship at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 19, 2018. The AC-130U gunship’s primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and armed reconnaissance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joseph Pick)

Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Robert Gouhin and Tech Sgt. Brennen Johnson, both crew chiefs with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio, wash a KC-135 Stratotanker in a hangar at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio June 13, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A. Emery)
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Air National Guard Staff Sgt. Robert Gouhin and Tech Sgt. Brennen Johnson, both crew chiefs with the 121st Air Refueling Wing, Ohio, wash a KC-135 Stratotanker in a hangar at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio June 13, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany A. Emery)

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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