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A B-2 Spirit from the 509th Bomb Wing lifts off of the runway July 25, 2013, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The B-2’s low-observable, or stealth, characteristics give it the unique ability to penetrate an enemy's most sophisticated defenses and threaten its most valued and heavily defended targets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson)

A B-2 Spirit from the 509th Bomb Wing lifts off of the runway July 25, 2013, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. The B-2’s low-observable, or stealth, characteristics give it the unique ability to penetrate an enemy's most sophisticated defenses and threaten its most valued and heavily defended targets. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson)

First Lt. Christi Nance  and Senior Airman Ulrich Deyoung document their patient's condition during an in-flight medical training scenario on a C-130 Hercules July 27, 2013. The training is part of Warrior Exercise 86-13-01 (WAREX)/Exercise Global Medic 2013. WAREX provides units an opportunity to rehearse military maneuvers and tactics. Held in conjunction with WAREX, Global Medic is an annual joint-field training exercise designed to replicate all aspects of theater combat medical support. Nance is a flight nurse and Deyoung is an aeromedical evacuation technician, both assigned to the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)

First Lt. Christi Nance and Senior Airman Ulrich Deyoung document their patient's condition during an in-flight medical training scenario on a C-130 Hercules July 27, 2013. The training is part of Warrior Exercise 86-13-01 (WAREX)/Exercise Global Medic 2013. WAREX provides units an opportunity to rehearse military maneuvers and tactics. Held in conjunction with WAREX, Global Medic is an annual joint-field training exercise designed to replicate all aspects of theater combat medical support. Nance is a flight nurse and Deyoung is an aeromedical evacuation technician, both assigned to the 446th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Efren Lopez)

A NATO E-3 Sentry approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker  for air-to-air refueling Aug. 1, 2013, over St. John's, Canada. The air-to-air refueling allowed the E-3A to complete its 13.5 hour, trans-Atlantic flight from NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, to Seattle. The KC-135 is assigned to the New Hampshire Air National Guard's 157th Air Refueling Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Richard Longoria)

A NATO E-3 Sentry approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker for air-to-air refueling Aug. 1, 2013, over St. John's, Canada. The air-to-air refueling allowed the E-3A to complete its 13.5 hour, trans-Atlantic flight from NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, to Seattle. The KC-135 is assigned to the New Hampshire Air National Guard's 157th Air Refueling Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Richard Longoria)

Capt. Antonio Massara deploys flares from an A-10 Thunderbolt II during a mission July 25, 2013, over Southwest Asia. Massara is assigned to the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett)

Capt. Antonio Massara deploys flares from an A-10 Thunderbolt II during a mission July 25, 2013, over Southwest Asia. Massara is assigned to the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett)

Chief Master Sgt. Devery Andrews 
rides his bicycle July 23, 2013, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Andrews suggests riders follow the rules of the road to gain respect for all cyclists. Andrews is the superintendent of the19th Component Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Chief Master Sgt. Devery Andrews rides his bicycle July 23, 2013, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Andrews suggests riders follow the rules of the road to gain respect for all cyclists. Andrews is the superintendent of the19th Component Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Reservists assigned to the 434th Force Support Squadron make their way from under an Army Reserve UH-60 Black Hawk after hooking a small trailer to the hovering helicopter for transport during a joint training exercise July 23, 2013, at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Douglas Hays)

Reservists assigned to the 434th Force Support Squadron make their way from under an Army Reserve UH-60 Black Hawk after hooking a small trailer to the hovering helicopter for transport during a joint training exercise July 23, 2013, at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Douglas Hays)

Senior Master Sgt. Maurice Milstead  works on a bicycle frame July 23, 2013, in Austin, Ark. Milstead builds custom bikes, including the $4,500 model that was destroyed in 2012 when a passing motorist sideswiped him. Milstead is the 19th Equipment Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Senior Master Sgt. Maurice Milstead works on a bicycle frame July 23, 2013, in Austin, Ark. Milstead builds custom bikes, including the $4,500 model that was destroyed in 2012 when a passing motorist sideswiped him. Milstead is the 19th Equipment Maintenance Squadron fabrication flight superintendent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Russ Scalf)

A C-130 Hercules assigned to the Delaware Air National Guard participates in a five-ship formation tactical airdrop Aug. 3, 2013. This is the first such five-ship formation mission since June 7, 2008. The mission covered Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. (Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Robin Meredith)

A C-130 Hercules assigned to the Delaware Air National Guard participates in a five-ship formation tactical airdrop Aug. 3, 2013. This is the first such five-ship formation mission since June 7, 2008. The mission covered Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. (Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Robin Meredith)

Senior Airman Krystal Collier secures a landing zone for a Marine CH-46 Sea Knight as the helicopter lands in the background during a joint, mass-casualty exercise Aug. 4, 2013, at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. Collier and other Airmen assigned to the 434th Security Forces Squadron embedded with Marines and Air Force explosive ordinance disposal units during an initial assault to secure a voting location in a simulated overseas nation. Collier is a fire team member assigned to the 434th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)

Senior Airman Krystal Collier secures a landing zone for a Marine CH-46 Sea Knight as the helicopter lands in the background during a joint, mass-casualty exercise Aug. 4, 2013, at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. Collier and other Airmen assigned to the 434th Security Forces Squadron embedded with Marines and Air Force explosive ordinance disposal units during an initial assault to secure a voting location in a simulated overseas nation. Collier is a fire team member assigned to the 434th SFS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Justin Gordon, the assistant noncommissioned officer in charge of survival, evasion, resistance and escape training with the 52nd Operations Support Squadron, completes a static line jump July 26, 2013, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Gordon participated in the training to maintain his qualifications and also reenlisted prior to the jump. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Justin Gordon, the assistant noncommissioned officer in charge of survival, evasion, resistance and escape training with the 52nd Operations Support Squadron, completes a static line jump July 26, 2013, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Gordon participated in the training to maintain his qualifications and also reenlisted prior to the jump. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gustavo Castillo/Released)

Airman 1st Class Samantha Rule takes aim at a target during the opening of the new archery range Aug. 1, 2013, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. The 28th Force Support Squadron separated the archery range from the trap and skeet area to allow both facilities to be utilized simultaneously, while giving Airmen a bigger range and more options. Rule is a command administrator assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing Staff. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alystria Maurer)
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Airman 1st Class Samantha Rule takes aim at a target during the opening of the new archery range Aug. 1, 2013, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. The 28th Force Support Squadron separated the archery range from the trap and skeet area to allow both facilities to be utilized simultaneously, while giving Airmen a bigger range and more options. Rule is a command administrator assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing Staff. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alystria Maurer)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 80th Fighter Squadron takes off during Exercise Beverly Midnight 13-3 Aug. 6, 2013, at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. This was one of the first flights of Beverly Midnight, 13-3 which tests the capabilities of ground and aircrew during a wartime scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jessica Haas)
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 80th Fighter Squadron takes off during Exercise Beverly Midnight 13-3 Aug. 6, 2013, at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. This was one of the first flights of Beverly Midnight, 13-3 which tests the capabilities of ground and aircrew during a wartime scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jessica Haas)

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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