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The Thunderbirds Delta formation performs a Pass in Review while flying past the Freedom Tower in New York, Sept. 17, 2018. The Thunderbirds were returning home to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., from New Windsor, N.Y., where they performed two air shows the weekend before the flyover of the city. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ned T. Johnston)

The Thunderbirds Delta formation performs a Pass in Review while flying past the Freedom Tower in New York, Sept. 17, 2018. The Thunderbirds were returning home to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., from New Windsor, N.Y., where they performed two air shows the weekend before the flyover of the city. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ned T. Johnston)

Air Force District of Washington Airmen celebrated the Air Force’s 71st birthday by attending a special screening of the Captain Marvel trailer at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, hosted by Good Morning America Sept. 18, 2018. As the first female character to headline a Marvel franchise, Capt. Carol Danvers (actress Brie Larson) exemplifies the barrier-breaking spirit found in every generation of Airmen going back to 1947. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt Jessica Cicchetto)

Air Force District of Washington Airmen celebrated the Air Force’s 71st birthday by attending a special screening of the Captain Marvel trailer at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, hosted by Good Morning America Sept. 18, 2018. As the first female character to headline a Marvel franchise, Capt. Carol Danvers (actress Brie Larson) exemplifies the barrier-breaking spirit found in every generation of Airmen going back to 1947. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt Jessica Cicchetto)

An F-15 Strike Eagle receives an aerial refueling from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, Sept. 12, 2018. The KC-135 provides aerial refueling to U.S. and coalition forces. The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

An F-15 Strike Eagle receives an aerial refueling from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to the 28th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, Sept. 12, 2018. The KC-135 provides aerial refueling to U.S. and coalition forces. The F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright gives his speech on resiliency during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2018. During his remarks, Wright spoke about the importance of Airmen taking care of themselves and each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright gives his speech on resiliency during the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 19, 2018. During his remarks, Wright spoke about the importance of Airmen taking care of themselves and each other. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank)

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 ships as Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and Navy F/A-18 Hornets pass overhead for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2018. The biennial, U.S.-only, field-training exercise focuses on integration of joint training among the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Miciano)

The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) leads a formation of Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 5 ships as Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft and Navy F/A-18 Hornets pass overhead for a photo exercise during Valiant Shield 2018. The biennial, U.S.-only, field-training exercise focuses on integration of joint training among the Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Erwin Miciano)

Austin Dewing celebrates a score by performing a backflip during the Sept. 16, 2018, contest against Harvard University at the Cadet Soccer Stadium, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. The 23rd ranked Air Force Falcons defeated the Harvard University Crimson by a score of 6-1. (U.S.Air Force photo by Bill Evans)

Austin Dewing celebrates a score by performing a backflip during the Sept. 16, 2018, contest against Harvard University at the Cadet Soccer Stadium, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. The 23rd ranked Air Force Falcons defeated the Harvard University Crimson by a score of 6-1. (U.S.Air Force photo by Bill Evans)

A KC-10 Extender crewed by Reserve Airmen with the 76th Air Refueling Squadron, departs after being refueled by a KC-10 crewed by Airmen with the 78th ARS, both with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, during a training mission over the East Coast Sept. 16, 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)

A KC-10 Extender crewed by Reserve Airmen with the 76th Air Refueling Squadron, departs after being refueled by a KC-10 crewed by Airmen with the 78th ARS, both with the 514th Air Mobility Wing, during a training mission over the East Coast Sept. 16, 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)

Maintenance members assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron perform an afterburner run on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. The F-16 is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable, has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack and can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

Maintenance members assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron perform an afterburner run on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, Sept. 18, 2018. The F-16 is a compact, multi-role fighter aircraft. It is highly maneuverable, has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack and can locate targets in all weather conditions and detect low flying aircraft in radar ground clutter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dana J. Cable)

Capt. Timothy Neely, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot, dismounts from an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2018, during a base-wide readiness exercise. Exercises help ensure 52nd Fighter Wing aircraft have the ability to continue flying during an attack and can respond to any regional threat in a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

Capt. Timothy Neely, 480th Fighter Squadron pilot, dismounts from an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2018, during a base-wide readiness exercise. Exercises help ensure 52nd Fighter Wing aircraft have the ability to continue flying during an attack and can respond to any regional threat in a moment's notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Valerie Seelye)

A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex-2, Sept. 15, 2018, at 6:02 a.m. PDT. This marks the final mission of the Delta II rocket, which first launched on Feb. 14, 1989, and launched 155 times including ICESat-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson)
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A United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying NASA’s Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 spacecraft lifts off from Space Launch Complex-2 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 15, 2018, at 6:02 a.m. PDT. This marks the final mission of the Delta II rocket, which first launched on Feb. 14, 1989, and launched 155 times including ICESat-2. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael Peterson)

An HC-130J Combat King II assigned to the 334th Air Expeditionary Group prepares to return to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., after dropping off personnel and equipment pre-positioned to provide relief in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Sept. 15, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The 334th AEG is an expeditionary search and rescue unit comprised of 23rd Wing and 920th Rescue Wing personnel and assets ready to perform surface, fixed wing and rotary SAR operations when needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)
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An HC-130J Combat King II assigned to the 334th Air Expeditionary Group prepares to return to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., after dropping off personnel and equipment pre-positioned to provide relief in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Sept. 15, 2018, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The 334th AEG is an expeditionary search and rescue unit comprised of 23rd Wing and 920th Rescue Wing personnel and assets ready to perform surface, fixed wing and rotary SAR operations when needed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan)

Airmen assigned to the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron change a tire on a C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 13, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. 437th AMXS maintainers serviced more than 10 aircraft that were evacuated from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., to Scott AFB ahead of Hurricane Florence. In all, more than 20 C-17s and supporting personnel were evacuated to designated safe locations, enabling them to continue their global airlift operations. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy photo)
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Airmen assigned to the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron change a tire on a C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 13, 2018, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. 437th AMXS maintainers serviced more than 10 aircraft that were evacuated from Joint Base Charleston, S.C., to Scott AFB ahead of Hurricane Florence. In all, more than 20 C-17s and supporting personnel were evacuated to designated safe locations, enabling them to continue their global airlift operations. (U.S. Air Force Courtesy photo)

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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