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A C-130 Hercules aircraft releases fire retardant over the trees in the mountains above Palm Springs, Calif., July 19, 2013. The unit was activated to assist the community with wildfires. The C-130 Hercules is assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Carzis)

A C-130 Hercules aircraft releases fire retardant over the trees in the mountains above Palm Springs, Calif., July 19, 2013. The unit was activated to assist the community with wildfires. The C-130 Hercules is assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Carzis)

Tech. Sgt. Laura Moseley performs an engine check on a C-5 Galaxy after landing July 22, 2103, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The C-5 crew loaded cargo to assist with Operation Enduring Freedom. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. Moseley is a West Virginia Air National Guard member and 167th Maintenance Squadron C-5 crew chief from Martinsburg, W. Va. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Tech. Sgt. Laura Moseley performs an engine check on a C-5 Galaxy after landing July 22, 2103, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The C-5 crew loaded cargo to assist with Operation Enduring Freedom. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. Moseley is a West Virginia Air National Guard member and 167th Maintenance Squadron C-5 crew chief from Martinsburg, W. Va. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Lt. Col. Steve Horton stays afloat while being dragged by a parachute harness during water survival training July 19, 2013, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Pilots must learn how to disengage from a parachute while being dragged across open water by the wind to ensure their safety in real-world situations. Horton is the 52nd Operations Group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo)

Lt. Col. Steve Horton stays afloat while being dragged by a parachute harness during water survival training July 19, 2013, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Pilots must learn how to disengage from a parachute while being dragged across open water by the wind to ensure their safety in real-world situations. Horton is the 52nd Operations Group deputy commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo)

A C-130 Hercules aircraft releases fire retardant over the trees in the mountains above Palm Springs, Calif., July 19, 2013. The unit was activated to assist the community with wildfires. The C-130 Hercules is assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Carzis)

A C-130 Hercules aircraft releases fire retardant over the trees in the mountains above Palm Springs, Calif., July 19, 2013. The unit was activated to assist the community with wildfires. The C-130 Hercules is assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Carzis)

Senior Airman Cody Jenson leads a simulated attack on a training building in an effort to clear the building of hostile forces during combat training July 17, 2013, in the Military Operations in Urban Terrain village at Camp Grafton, N.D. The personnel are wearing protective gear because they are firing simunition rounds that are similar to paintball rounds. Jenson is assigned to the 219th Security Forces Squadron, N.D. Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)

Senior Airman Cody Jenson leads a simulated attack on a training building in an effort to clear the building of hostile forces during combat training July 17, 2013, in the Military Operations in Urban Terrain village at Camp Grafton, N.D. The personnel are wearing protective gear because they are firing simunition rounds that are similar to paintball rounds. Jenson is assigned to the 219th Security Forces Squadron, N.D. Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. David H. Lipp)

West Virginia Air National Guard aircrew members assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing perform post-flight checks inside the cockpit of a C-5 Galaxy, July 22, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Airmen from the 167th AW loaded cargo onto the C-5 to be used to support Operation Enduring Freedom. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

West Virginia Air National Guard aircrew members assigned to the 167th Airlift Wing perform post-flight checks inside the cockpit of a C-5 Galaxy, July 22, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Airmen from the 167th AW loaded cargo onto the C-5 to be used to support Operation Enduring Freedom. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Master Sgt. David Martens waits to push a load of cargo into place on a C-5 Galaxy July 22, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The cargo is being used to assist Operation Enduring Freedom. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. Martens is a C-5 crew chief assigned to West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Master Sgt. David Martens waits to push a load of cargo into place on a C-5 Galaxy July 22, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The cargo is being used to assist Operation Enduring Freedom. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. Martens is a C-5 crew chief assigned to West Virginia Air National Guard’s 167th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Cargo is loaded onto a West Virginia Air National Guard C-5 Galaxy July 22, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The cargo is being used to assist Operation Enduring Freedom. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Cargo is loaded onto a West Virginia Air National Guard C-5 Galaxy July 22, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The cargo is being used to assist Operation Enduring Freedom. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

West Virginia Air National Guard Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W. Va., load cargo onto a C-5 Galaxy July 22, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The cargo is being used to assist operation Enduring Freedom. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

West Virginia Air National Guard Airmen from the 167th Airlift Wing, Martinsburg, W. Va., load cargo onto a C-5 Galaxy July 22, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The cargo is being used to assist operation Enduring Freedom. The C-5 is one of the largest aircraft in the world and the largest airlifter in the Air Force inventory. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- This week's photos feature Airmen 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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