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Maj. John Waters, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team pilot, performs precision aerial maneuvers in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the Cleveland National Air Show in Cleveland, Sept. 2, 2018. Waters demonstrated the capabilities of the multi-role fighter jet through movements such as high-speed turns and vertical climbs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kathryn R. C. Reaves)

Maj. John Waters, F-16 Viper Demonstration Team pilot, performs precision aerial maneuvers in an F-16 Fighting Falcon during the Cleveland National Air Show in Cleveland, Sept. 2, 2018. Waters demonstrated the capabilities of the multi-role fighter jet through movements such as high-speed turns and vertical climbs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kathryn R. C. Reaves)

Staff Sgt. Christopher Bennett, 673rd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, works with Kimba, a Belgian Malinois, at one of the kennels at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2018. Kimba is approaching retirement after 10 years of military service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)

Staff Sgt. Christopher Bennett, 673rd Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, works with Kimba, a Belgian Malinois, at one of the kennels at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Sept. 11, 2018. Kimba is approaching retirement after 10 years of military service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)

Four F-16 Fighting Falcons, part of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Team, fly in formation during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow, Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Thunderbirds were officially activated June 1, 1953, as the 3600th Air Demonstration Team at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)

Four F-16 Fighting Falcons, part of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Demonstration Team, fly in formation during the Frontiers in Flight Open House and Airshow, Sept. 8, 2018, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. The Thunderbirds were officially activated June 1, 1953, as the 3600th Air Demonstration Team at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell)

An HC-C130J approaches the edge of Hurricane Florence after a two and a half hour flight from Savannah Air National Guard Base, Ga., Sept. 12, 2018. The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, or Hurricane Hunters, conducted a storm tasking mission into Hurricane Florence, providing critical and timely weather data for the National Hurricane Center to assist in providing up-to-date and accurate information for storm forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben)

An HC-C130J approaches the edge of Hurricane Florence after a two and a half hour flight from Savannah Air National Guard Base, Ga., Sept. 12, 2018. The Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, or Hurricane Hunters, conducted a storm tasking mission into Hurricane Florence, providing critical and timely weather data for the National Hurricane Center to assist in providing up-to-date and accurate information for storm forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben)

Staff Sgt. Chad Bohr and Tech. Sgt. Tyler Dalton, 377th Weapons System Security Squadron, are splashed by spectators during the Battle of the Battleships, at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 30, 2018. Bohr and Dalton's ship, “Ops Boat,” placed second overall. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

Staff Sgt. Chad Bohr and Tech. Sgt. Tyler Dalton, 377th Weapons System Security Squadron, are splashed by spectators during the Battle of the Battleships, at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 30, 2018. Bohr and Dalton's ship, “Ops Boat,” placed second overall. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)

An F-22 Raptor pilot from the 94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, flies behind a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender over Southwest Asia, Sept. 12, 2018. The F-22 possesses a sophisticated sensor suite allowing the pilot to track, identify, shoot and kill air-to-air threats before being detected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ross A. Whitley)

An F-22 Raptor pilot from the 94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, flies behind a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender over Southwest Asia, Sept. 12, 2018. The F-22 possesses a sophisticated sensor suite allowing the pilot to track, identify, shoot and kill air-to-air threats before being detected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ross A. Whitley)

Senior Airman Rosa Young, 891st Missile Security Forces Squadron member, climbs a net during an obstacle course Aug. 29, 2018, at Fort Harrison, Mont. Airmen are trained to adhere to the highest standards of personal reliability, dedication and performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Truesdell)

Senior Airman Rosa Young, 891st Missile Security Forces Squadron member, climbs a net during an obstacle course Aug. 29, 2018, at Fort Harrison, Mont. Airmen are trained to adhere to the highest standards of personal reliability, dedication and performance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Tristan Truesdell)

Two F-22 Raptors from the 94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, fly in formation after refueling from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender over Southwest Asia, Sept. 12, 2018. The F-22s completed combat operations and forward deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, highlighting their combat agility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ross A. Whitley)

Two F-22 Raptors from the 94th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, fly in formation after refueling from a 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-10 Extender over Southwest Asia, Sept. 12, 2018. The F-22s completed combat operations and forward deployed to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, highlighting their combat agility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ross A. Whitley)

Staff Sgt. Dennis King, 105th Medical Group dental assistant, executes dental X-ray procedures on a resident of Catano, Puerto Rico, during Innovative Readiness Training Ola de Esperanza Sanadora, Aug. 31, 2018. The IRT provides medical, dental and optometry care to assist local municipal authorities in addressing underserved community health and civic needs while performing joint military humanitarian operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bethany Rizor)

Staff Sgt. Dennis King, 105th Medical Group dental assistant, executes dental X-ray procedures on a resident of Catano, Puerto Rico, during Innovative Readiness Training Ola de Esperanza Sanadora, Aug. 31, 2018. The IRT provides medical, dental and optometry care to assist local municipal authorities in addressing underserved community health and civic needs while performing joint military humanitarian operations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bethany Rizor)

F-22 Raptors and T-38 Talons from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., arrive at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base Sept. 11, 2018, seeking shelter from Hurricane Florence. The 121st Air Refueling Wing has agreements with several units to provide shelter from inclement weather. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson)
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F-22 Raptors and T-38 Talons from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., arrive at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base Sept. 11, 2018, seeking shelter from Hurricane Florence. The 121st Air Refueling Wing has agreements with several units to provide shelter from inclement weather. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Ralph Branson)

Staff Sgt. Elijah Rasheed, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron aircraft parts store supervisor, also known as ‘DJ Messiah’, mixes music for his disc jockey set at a local club in Cambridge, England, Sept. 2, 2018. Rasheed tries his best to relate to his troops both on a personal and professional level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)
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Staff Sgt. Elijah Rasheed, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron aircraft parts store supervisor, also known as ‘DJ Messiah’, mixes music for his disc jockey set at a local club in Cambridge, England, Sept. 2, 2018. Rasheed tries his best to relate to his troops both on a personal and professional level. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexandria Lee)

Aircraft and Airmen from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., arrive to Barksdale AFB, La., evacuating from Hurricane Florence Sept. 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lillian Miller)
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Aircraft and Airmen from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., arrive to Barksdale AFB, La., evacuating from Hurricane Florence Sept. 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lillian Miller)

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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