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Maintainers from the 8th Fighter Wing prepare F-16 Fighting Falcons for training flights Aug. 15, 2013, at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. Being ready at all times ensures Airmen are ready to complete the Kunsan AB mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

Maintainers from the 8th Fighter Wing prepare F-16 Fighting Falcons for training flights Aug. 15, 2013, at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. Being ready at all times ensures Airmen are ready to complete the Kunsan AB mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron takes off for a training flight Aug. 13, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aggressor pilots use adversary tactics and act as hostile forces during air combat exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 64th Aggressor Squadron takes off for a training flight Aug. 13, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Aggressor pilots use adversary tactics and act as hostile forces during air combat exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz)

Airman 1st Class Anthony Giampapa and Senior Airman Brandon Lopez operate a mobile ground radio satellite system Aug. 15, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th Communications Squadron Airmen use mobile systems while at home station or deployed. Giampapa and Lopez are radio frequency transmissions systems journeymen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

Airman 1st Class Anthony Giampapa and Senior Airman Brandon Lopez operate a mobile ground radio satellite system Aug. 15, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The 99th Communications Squadron Airmen use mobile systems while at home station or deployed. Giampapa and Lopez are radio frequency transmissions systems journeymen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

A C-130 Hercules performs a training mission near Mount Fuji, Japan, during a large formation surge flight Aug. 19, 2013. Seven C-130s flew in formation practicing airlift tactics and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

A C-130 Hercules performs a training mission near Mount Fuji, Japan, during a large formation surge flight Aug. 19, 2013. Seven C-130s flew in formation practicing airlift tactics and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Airmen from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department spray a mock-up F-15 with a fire hose during live-fire training Aug. 20, 2013, at the burn pit on Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. Live-fire training is mandatory for firefighters to complete twice a year. The training ensures firefighters are able to perform required core tasks in the event of an aircraft fire. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dana J. Butler)

Airmen from the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department spray a mock-up F-15 with a fire hose during live-fire training Aug. 20, 2013, at the burn pit on Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. Live-fire training is mandatory for firefighters to complete twice a year. The training ensures firefighters are able to perform required core tasks in the event of an aircraft fire. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dana J. Butler)

Senior Airman Shaun Larue inspects straps and riggers holding down cargo in a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 21, 2013, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. He is deployed from Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Larue is a 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron joint airdrop inspection journeyman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)

Senior Airman Shaun Larue inspects straps and riggers holding down cargo in a C-17 Globemaster III Aug. 21, 2013, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. He is deployed from Pope Army Airfield, N.C. Larue is a 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron joint airdrop inspection journeyman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade)

Pilots practice touch-and-go maneuvers in a T-38 Talon during training Aug. 21, 2013, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The Talon is a two-seat, twin-engine supersonic jet trainer used to train pilots in the international Euro-NATO Joint Pilot Training Program. The pilots are assigned to the 80th Flying Training Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Danny Webb)

Pilots practice touch-and-go maneuvers in a T-38 Talon during training Aug. 21, 2013, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The Talon is a two-seat, twin-engine supersonic jet trainer used to train pilots in the international Euro-NATO Joint Pilot Training Program. The pilots are assigned to the 80th Flying Training Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Danny Webb)

Airman 1st Class Wynthom Thomas communicates with pilots after landing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 19, 2013. Seven C-130 Hercules aircraft flew in formation to practice airlift tactics and procedures. Thomas is a 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Airman 1st Class Wynthom Thomas communicates with pilots after landing at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 19, 2013. Seven C-130 Hercules aircraft flew in formation to practice airlift tactics and procedures. Thomas is a 36th Airlift Squadron loadmaster. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

C-130 Hercules aircraft fly during a training mission above Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 19, 2013. Seven C-130s flew in formation to practice airlift tactics and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

C-130 Hercules aircraft fly during a training mission above Yokota Air Base, Japan, Aug. 19, 2013. Seven C-130s flew in formation to practice airlift tactics and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Staff Sgt. Matthew Hanlon scans terrain for possible threats over Logar Province, Afghanistan, during a coalition mission July 29, 2013. Hanlon is deployed from the 6th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. He is from Temecula, Calif. Hanlon is a 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron air adviser and aerial gunner. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Ben Bloker)
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Staff Sgt. Matthew Hanlon scans terrain for possible threats over Logar Province, Afghanistan, during a coalition mission July 29, 2013. Hanlon is deployed from the 6th Special Operations Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Fla. He is from Temecula, Calif. Hanlon is a 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron air adviser and aerial gunner. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Ben Bloker)

Tech. Sgt. Bryan Lonowski trains Airman Basic Thomas O’Connor and Airman 1st Class Trenton Wyant on how to transfer liquid oxygen to an oxygen reservoir in a C-130 Hercules during the crew chief course, Aug. 14, 2013, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Students learn the required maintenance requirements step by step in the training manual. Lonowski is assigned to the 362nd Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Danny Webb)
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Tech. Sgt. Bryan Lonowski trains Airman Basic Thomas O’Connor and Airman 1st Class Trenton Wyant on how to transfer liquid oxygen to an oxygen reservoir in a C-130 Hercules during the crew chief course, Aug. 14, 2013, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Students learn the required maintenance requirements step by step in the training manual. Lonowski is assigned to the 362nd Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Danny Webb)

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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