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Junior running back Jon Lee leaps into the end zone for a touchdown during the U.S. Air Force Academy contest versus the Colgate Raiders Aug 31, 2013, at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons defeated the Raiders in their home opener, 38-13.  Lee, from Bethlehem, Ga., rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Junior running back Jon Lee leaps into the end zone for a touchdown during the U.S. Air Force Academy contest versus the Colgate Raiders Aug 31, 2013, at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons defeated the Raiders in their home opener, 38-13. Lee, from Bethlehem, Ga., rushed for 130 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Slaght rappels from a water tower Sept. 4, 2013, at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. Firefighters practiced rappelling to train for real-world emergencies involving high-angle rescues. Trainers from the 435th Training and Construction Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, traveled to RAF Mildenhall to conduct the training. Slaught is a firefighter assigned to the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Slaght rappels from a water tower Sept. 4, 2013, at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England. Firefighters practiced rappelling to train for real-world emergencies involving high-angle rescues. Trainers from the 435th Training and Construction Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, traveled to RAF Mildenhall to conduct the training. Slaught is a firefighter assigned to the 100th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston)

Staff Sgt. Matthew Boyd (left) and Airman 1st Class Sheridyn Webb review an airfield map during a simulated security incident on the flightline Aug. 28, 2013, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Boyd is a flight sergeant assigned to the 97th Security Forces Squadron and Webb is a 97th SFS response force member. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenneth W. Norman)

Staff Sgt. Matthew Boyd (left) and Airman 1st Class Sheridyn Webb review an airfield map during a simulated security incident on the flightline Aug. 28, 2013, at Altus Air Force Base, Okla. Boyd is a flight sergeant assigned to the 97th Security Forces Squadron and Webb is a 97th SFS response force member. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kenneth W. Norman)

Senior Airman Jonathan Jensen uses a concrete hummer vibrator to disperse the concrete against the wall of a K-Span building Aug. 29, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Training projects help with base construction efforts while honing wartime responsibilities and proficiencies for 555th RED HORSE Squadron members. Jensen is a structures journeyman assigned to the 555th RHS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Daniel Hughes)

Senior Airman Jonathan Jensen uses a concrete hummer vibrator to disperse the concrete against the wall of a K-Span building Aug. 29, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Training projects help with base construction efforts while honing wartime responsibilities and proficiencies for 555th RED HORSE Squadron members. Jensen is a structures journeyman assigned to the 555th RHS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Daniel Hughes)

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Heavy rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload launches Aug. 28, 2013, from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This was the second Delta IV-Heavy launch for Vandenberg AFB, with the first occurring Jan. 20, 2011. The rocket is the largest to ever launch from the West Coast of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joe Davila)

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV-Heavy rocket carrying a National Reconnaissance Office payload launches Aug. 28, 2013, from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This was the second Delta IV-Heavy launch for Vandenberg AFB, with the first occurring Jan. 20, 2011. The rocket is the largest to ever launch from the West Coast of the United States. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joe Davila)

Airman 1st Class Wendell McLellan secures the perimeter during an exercise Aug. 25, 2013, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. The team performed land navigation and map reading techniques in a wooded area to find a simulated weapons cache as part of their training. McLellan is assigned to the 4th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley)

Airman 1st Class Wendell McLellan secures the perimeter during an exercise Aug. 25, 2013, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. The team performed land navigation and map reading techniques in a wooded area to find a simulated weapons cache as part of their training. McLellan is assigned to the 4th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley)

Master Sgt. Karen Griffin informs the jammer drive which way to turn to get the GBU -31 into position to be loaded onto an F-35A Lightning II Aug. 27, 2013, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This marked the first time Airmen have loaded weapons onto the new joint strike fighter at Eglin AFB. The weapons load procedures perfected by the 33rd Maintenance Group Airmen will be taught to maintenance students in the future. Griffin is assigned to the 33rd MXG. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Master Sgt. Karen Griffin informs the jammer drive which way to turn to get the GBU -31 into position to be loaded onto an F-35A Lightning II Aug. 27, 2013, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. This marked the first time Airmen have loaded weapons onto the new joint strike fighter at Eglin AFB. The weapons load procedures perfected by the 33rd Maintenance Group Airmen will be taught to maintenance students in the future. Griffin is assigned to the 33rd MXG. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Capt. Bret Cove and Capt. Alex Sira (foreground) establish coordinates on a map while Staff Sgt. Chris Myers  records information during a survival, evasion, resistance and escape familiarization training Aug. 23, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. SERE specialists teach students how to adapt to all environments and their associated weather conditions. Cove and Sira are 66th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk pilots and Myers is a 66th RQS special missions aviator. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

Capt. Bret Cove and Capt. Alex Sira (foreground) establish coordinates on a map while Staff Sgt. Chris Myers records information during a survival, evasion, resistance and escape familiarization training Aug. 23, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. SERE specialists teach students how to adapt to all environments and their associated weather conditions. Cove and Sira are 66th Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk pilots and Myers is a 66th RQS special missions aviator. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brett Clashman)

Airman 1st Class Eric Martinez uses a newly designed wheel workstation to paint a KC-135 Stratotanker wheel Aug. 27, 2013, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The implementation of the WWS reduced the paint process time by 26 hours per set. Martinez is a structures technician assigned to the 6th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro)

Airman 1st Class Eric Martinez uses a newly designed wheel workstation to paint a KC-135 Stratotanker wheel Aug. 27, 2013, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The implementation of the WWS reduced the paint process time by 26 hours per set. Martinez is a structures technician assigned to the 6th Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro)

Airmen Brandinn Kim and Elizabeth Ulring heat a No.1 bearing housing on the F-110 engine before installing a rotating air seal Aug. 27, 2013, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The engine is from an F-15 Eagle. Kim and Ulring are assigned to the 361st Training Squadron Jet Propulsion course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Frank Carter)
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Airmen Brandinn Kim and Elizabeth Ulring heat a No.1 bearing housing on the F-110 engine before installing a rotating air seal Aug. 27, 2013, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. The engine is from an F-15 Eagle. Kim and Ulring are assigned to the 361st Training Squadron Jet Propulsion course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Frank Carter)

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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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