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2018 Invictus Games

Retired Senior Airman Heather Carter struggles to keep her bike upright during the time trial races at the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney, Australia, Oct. 20, 2018. Carter is competing alongside 69 Team U.S. athletes in the Paralympic-style event against 17 countries and 500 overall competitors. The competition runs through Oct. 27. (U.S. Air Force photo by Shawn Sprayberry)

Exercise Polar Force 19-1

Airmen from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, wait in a Humvee to conduct a post-attack reconnaissance following a simulated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense attack for exercise Polar Force 19-1, Oct. 25, 2018. The exercise tests the base's ability to integrate, mobilize and prepare assigned personnel, aircraft and equipment for a wartime mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. James Richardson)

Safety

Senior Airman Edwin Negron and Tech. Sgt. Charlie Hodges, C-130 crew chiefs with the Georgia Air National Guard’s 165th Airlift Wing, install safety wire around insulation of a C-130H3 engine as part of scheduled maintenance Oct. 25, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Amber Williams)

Aircraft Maintenance

F-22 Raptor crew chiefs from the 1st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Langley Air Force Base, Va., work on an aircraft at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 24, 2018. Approximately 40 crew chiefs and avionics specialists traveled from Langley AFB to assist flying operations at Tyndall AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz)

USAFA Quad Meet

U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons diver Emily Munn competes off the 3 meter springboard against Colorado Mesa University, Oct. 20, 2018, at the Cadet Natatorium during the USAFA Quad Meet at the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons controlled the meet from start to finish, as they claimed wins in 13 of 16 events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua Armstrong)

Survival training

Senior Airman Eusaybia Parker wears her M50 gas mask during an ability to survive and operate training class on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 20, 2018. The class included decontamination procedures, self-aid and buddy care and proper wear of the M50 gas mask. Parker is assigned to the 108th Wing’s Maintenance Operations Flight. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Welcome home

Lt. Col. Madison Woo, an F-16 Fighting Falcon jet pilot assigned to the 157th Fighter Squadron, greets his family on the flightline at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., October 20, 2018, after a successful Air Expeditionary Force deployment to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The South Carolina Air National Guard’s 169th Fighter Wing deployed F-16 fighter jets and Airmen consisting of pilots, maintenance specialists and support staff to the 407th Air Expeditionary Group in July in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Caycee Watson)

Tyndall recovery effort

Civil engineers of the 823rd REDHORSE Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla., saw through a damaged tree at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 21, 2018. Multiple major commands have mobilized relief assets in an effort to restore operations after Hurricane Michael caused catastrophic damage to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Lotz)

F-22 Mobilization

A pilot from the 27th Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langly-Eustis, Va., flies an F-22 Raptor out of Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., Oct. 21, 2018, following the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Multiple major commands have mobilized relief assets in an effort to restore operations after the hurricane caused catastrophic damage to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Keifer Bowes)

POTUS roundtable with SECAF
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Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson shakes an Airman’s hand during a meet and greet after a visit and roundtable with President Donald J. Trump Oct. 19, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Trump, Wilson and other military, civilian and defense industry leaders met to discuss a variety of defense technology topics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Ridge Shan)

Building runways
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Staff Sgt. Channing Henry, 31st Expeditionary Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operation Repair Squadron Engineer pavement and equipment journeyman, operates an asphalt paver on a test strip at Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger, Oct. 19, 2018. Airmen evaluate the equipment and materials several times before laying down the actual runway. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Coleman)

KC-135 Stratotanker mission
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An F-22 Raptor flies behind a KC-135 Stratotanker during aerial refueling training off the coast of Finland, Oct 19, 2018. The F-22 deployed from the 27th Fighter Squadron, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Luke Milano)

Quality assurance inspection
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Staff Sgt. Jeric Hernandez, 86th Munitions Squadron quality assurance inspector, inspects a fresh shipment of large ordnance on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 19, 2018. The munitions shipment was one of the base’s largest in recent history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)

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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