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Senior Airman Abner Munoz Rios, 2nd Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, scans an identification card at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 16, 2020. Due to health concerns, security forces modified entry procedures to limit interpersonal contact. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Miller)

Senior Airman Abner Munoz Rios, 2nd Security Forces Squadron installation patrolman, scans an identification card at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 16, 2020. Due to health concerns, security forces modified entry procedures to limit interpersonal contact. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lillian Miller)

A flight crew tests the engines of an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 14, 2020. The MC-130H provides infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces and equipment to hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

A flight crew tests the engines of an MC-130H Combat Talon II at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 14, 2020. The MC-130H provides infiltration, exfiltration and resupply of special operations forces and equipment to hostile or denied territory. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein conducts a press briefing with the Pentagon Press Corps to address Air Force response efforts for COVID-19 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., March 18, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein conducts a press briefing with the Pentagon Press Corps to address Air Force response efforts for COVID-19 at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., March 18, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Wayne Clark)

MC-130H Combat Talon IIs and AC-130W Stinger IIs park on the flightline of Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 14, 2020. The MC-130 and AC-130 are variants of the C-130 and have wide skill sets that can lend themselves to a variety of missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

MC-130H Combat Talon IIs and AC-130W Stinger IIs park on the flightline of Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, March 14, 2020. The MC-130 and AC-130 are variants of the C-130 and have wide skill sets that can lend themselves to a variety of missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kevin Tanenbaum)

Senior Airman Loida Torres Román, 176th Medical Group health-systems technician, Alaska Air National Guard, logs lab samples at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 13, 2020. Torres Román earned national top honors as the Air National Guard’s Aerospace Medicine Airman of the year for 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David Bedard)

Senior Airman Loida Torres Román, 176th Medical Group health-systems technician, Alaska Air National Guard, logs lab samples at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 13, 2020. Torres Román earned national top honors as the Air National Guard’s Aerospace Medicine Airman of the year for 2019. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by David Bedard)

Service members and their family members wait in line to enter the commissary at Andersen AFB, Guam, March 17, 2020. In response to COVID-19, Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell, 36th Wing commander, declared a health emergency, which includes limiting base access to mission-essential personnel, closure of public facilities and enforcing social distancing with no person-to-person contact. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

Service members and their family members wait in line to enter the commissary at Andersen AFB, Guam, March 17, 2020. In response to COVID-19, Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell, 36th Wing commander, declared a health emergency, which includes limiting base access to mission-essential personnel, closure of public facilities and enforcing social distancing with no person-to-person contact. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael S. Murphy)

Jim Kuhn, 50th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, wears protective gear during an equipment inspection at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., March 6, 2020. Firefighters wear respiratory equipment when responding in hazardous environments that could hinder their ability to breathe, such as an area with heavy smoke. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Jim Kuhn, 50th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, wears protective gear during an equipment inspection at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., March 6, 2020. Firefighters wear respiratory equipment when responding in hazardous environments that could hinder their ability to breathe, such as an area with heavy smoke. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely)

Airmen assigned to the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron and the 2nd Security Forces Squadron rearrange barriers in front of the Bossier Gate at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 18, 2020. The Airmen opened Bossier Gate as the temporary entry control point to enter Barksdale AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

Airmen assigned to the 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron and the 2nd Security Forces Squadron rearrange barriers in front of the Bossier Gate at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., March 18, 2020. The Airmen opened Bossier Gate as the temporary entry control point to enter Barksdale AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob B. Wrightsman)

A C-5M Super Galaxy undergoes an isochronal inspection by 436th Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintenance personnel at the C-5 Isochronal Inspection Dock at Dover Air Force Base, Del., March 17, 2020. To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Airmen practiced social distancing as much as possible while performing maintenance on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

A C-5M Super Galaxy undergoes an isochronal inspection by 436th Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintenance personnel at the C-5 Isochronal Inspection Dock at Dover Air Force Base, Del., March 17, 2020. To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Airmen practiced social distancing as much as possible while performing maintenance on the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Senior Airman Brian Dawson and Airman 1st Class Quantavius Martin, 436th Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintenance journeymen, hold down a pylon panel as Senior Airman Mike Carlucci installs fasteners in the C-5M Galaxy Isochronal Inspection Dock at Dover Air Force Base, Del., March 17, 2020. The C-5M Galaxy Isochronal Inspection Dock keeps inventory of the largest aircraft in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)
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Senior Airman Brian Dawson and Airman 1st Class Quantavius Martin, 436th Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintenance journeymen, hold down a pylon panel as Senior Airman Mike Carlucci installs fasteners in the C-5M Galaxy Isochronal Inspection Dock at Dover Air Force Base, Del., March 17, 2020. The C-5M Galaxy Isochronal Inspection Dock keeps inventory of the largest aircraft in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

A U.S. Air Force B-2A Spirit assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing and Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35A Lightning II conduct aerial operations in support of Bomber Task Force Europe 20-2 over the North Sea, March 18, 2020. Bomber missions provide opportunities to train and work with NATO allies and theater partners in combined and joint operations and exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)
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A U.S. Air Force B-2A Spirit assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing and Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35A Lightning II conduct aerial operations in support of Bomber Task Force Europe 20-2 over the North Sea, March 18, 2020. Bomber missions provide opportunities to train and work with NATO allies and theater partners in combined and joint operations and exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Senior Airman Christopher Hurd, 51st Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technician, examines defects during an inspection at Osan Air Base, South Korea, March 16, 2020. NDI technicians use dyes and other methods to search for cracks and other imperfections in aircraft and aircraft parts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Greg Nash)
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Senior Airman Christopher Hurd, 51st Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspection technician, examines defects during an inspection at Osan Air Base, South Korea, March 16, 2020. NDI technicians use dyes and other methods to search for cracks and other imperfections in aircraft and aircraft parts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Greg Nash)

The boom of a KC-10 Extender, flown by the 6th Air Refueling Squadron, makes dry contact with another KC-10 over Oregon, March 12, 2020. Making contact without offloading fuel is referred to as a “dry contact.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell)
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The boom of a KC-10 Extender, flown by the 6th Air Refueling Squadron, makes dry contact with another KC-10 over Oregon, March 12, 2020. Making contact without offloading fuel is referred to as a “dry contact.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathon Carnell)

Airman 1st Class Elijah Turner, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, services a C-17 Globemaster III tire at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., March 18, 2020. Crew chiefs perform a variety of tasks while working on the aircraft to ensure mission and operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)
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Airman 1st Class Elijah Turner, 911th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, services a C-17 Globemaster III tire at the Pittsburgh International Airport Air Reserve Station, Pa., March 18, 2020. Crew chiefs perform a variety of tasks while working on the aircraft to ensure mission and operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Joshua J. Seybert)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- 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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