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Senior Airman Kyle Zastrow performs an elbow weld while Senior Airman Isa Holland observes his work July 12, 2013, in Southwest Asia. Zastrow is using a metal inert gas welder and being trained on welding, which is not typical work for his career field. Holland is his trainer and will provide guidance on several aspects of his job during their deployment. Both are members of the combat metals shop, which uses two different career fields for a broader capability. Zastrow and Holland are deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Christopher A. Campbell)

Senior Airman Kyle Zastrow performs an elbow weld while Senior Airman Isa Holland observes his work July 12, 2013, in Southwest Asia. Zastrow is using a metal inert gas welder and being trained on welding, which is not typical work for his career field. Holland is his trainer and will provide guidance on several aspects of his job during their deployment. Both are members of the combat metals shop, which uses two different career fields for a broader capability. Zastrow and Holland are deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Christopher A. Campbell)

A C-17 Globemaster III ascends over Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., as Mount Rainier towers in the distance July 15, 2013. The C-17 piloted by Col. Wyn Elder, was performing a touch-and-go prior to its final approach during the colonel’s "fini flight". Elder was the commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt.  Sean Tobin)

A C-17 Globemaster III ascends over Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., as Mount Rainier towers in the distance July 15, 2013. The C-17 piloted by Col. Wyn Elder, was performing a touch-and-go prior to its final approach during the colonel’s "fini flight". Elder was the commander of the 62nd Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sean Tobin)

An F-22 Raptor takes off after being hot-pit refueled July 13, 2013, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The Raptors were flown by Reserve pilots assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron during the 477th Fighter Group’s monthly training weekend. During the week, the 477th Fighter Group, Alaska's only Reserve unit, integrates with the active duty 3rd Wing. (U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Dana Rosso)

An F-22 Raptor takes off after being hot-pit refueled July 13, 2013, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The Raptors were flown by Reserve pilots assigned to the 302nd Fighter Squadron during the 477th Fighter Group’s monthly training weekend. During the week, the 477th Fighter Group, Alaska's only Reserve unit, integrates with the active duty 3rd Wing. (U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Dana Rosso)

Staff Sgt. Alyssa Dutkiewicz checks vital signs during a training exercise July 13, 2013, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Members of the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron trained with the Canadian air force to improve their aeromedical evacuation training. The Canadian air force demonstrates the way they perform an evacuation response to other NATO countries. Dutkiewicz is assigned to the 375th AES. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jaeda Waffer)

Staff Sgt. Alyssa Dutkiewicz checks vital signs during a training exercise July 13, 2013, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Members of the 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron trained with the Canadian air force to improve their aeromedical evacuation training. The Canadian air force demonstrates the way they perform an evacuation response to other NATO countries. Dutkiewicz is assigned to the 375th AES. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jaeda Waffer)

Senior Airman Kyle Zastrow performs an elbow weld while Senior Airman Isa Holland observes his work July 12, 2013, in Southwest Asia. Zastrow is using a metal inert gas welder and being trained on welding, which is not typical work for his career field. Holland is his trainer and will provide guidance on several aspects of his job during their deployment. Both are members of the combat metals shop, which uses two different career fields for a broader capability. Zastrow and Holland are deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Christopher A. Campbell)

Senior Airman Kyle Zastrow performs an elbow weld while Senior Airman Isa Holland observes his work July 12, 2013, in Southwest Asia. Zastrow is using a metal inert gas welder and being trained on welding, which is not typical work for his career field. Holland is his trainer and will provide guidance on several aspects of his job during their deployment. Both are members of the combat metals shop, which uses two different career fields for a broader capability. Zastrow and Holland are deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Christopher A. Campbell)

Airman 1st Class Terrell Grant performs warehouse location checks with Senior Airman Taylor Osburnsen at the central storage warehouse June 25, 2013, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Location checks help Airmen working in the warehouse ensure government property is placed in the proper location on the shelves. Grant and Osburnsen are assigned to the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson)

Airman 1st Class Terrell Grant performs warehouse location checks with Senior Airman Taylor Osburnsen at the central storage warehouse June 25, 2013, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. Location checks help Airmen working in the warehouse ensure government property is placed in the proper location on the shelves. Grant and Osburnsen are assigned to the 509th Logistics Readiness Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson)

Airman 1st Class Alec Blackmon provides security overwatch as the sun goes down July 16, 2013, at Camp Oqab in Afghanistan. Camp Oqab is the home of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing whose members are responsible for advising the Afghan air force. Blackmon is deployed to the 439th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Ben Bloker)

Airman 1st Class Alec Blackmon provides security overwatch as the sun goes down July 16, 2013, at Camp Oqab in Afghanistan. Camp Oqab is the home of the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing whose members are responsible for advising the Afghan air force. Blackmon is deployed to the 439th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Ben Bloker)

Staff Sgt. Cory La Salle grinds a retainer July 16, 2013, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The grinding and smoothing of the plastic on the retainer is done to ensure an overall better and more comfortable fit for the patient. LaSalle is a dental technician assigned to the 52nd Dental Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo)

Staff Sgt. Cory La Salle grinds a retainer July 16, 2013, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The grinding and smoothing of the plastic on the retainer is done to ensure an overall better and more comfortable fit for the patient. LaSalle is a dental technician assigned to the 52nd Dental Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo)

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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