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Second Lt. Justin Lewis greets on-lookers of a Veterans Day parade Nov. 11, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Penn. Lewis is a member of the Air Force Heritage of America Band. The band also performed at Heinz stadium in Pittsburgh for the Steelers vs. Bills NFL Salute to Service game Nov. 10, 2013.

Second Lt. Justin Lewis greets on-lookers of a Veterans Day parade Nov. 11, 2013, in Pittsburgh, Penn. Lewis is a member of the Air Force Heritage of America Band. The band also performed at Heinz stadium in Pittsburgh for the Steelers vs. Bills NFL Salute to Service game Nov. 10, 2013.

An Air Force F-15 Eagle flies over Millerton Lake north of Fresno, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013. The aircraft is assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard. The 144th Fighter Wing recently transitioned their unit’s Guard mission from the F-16C Fighting Falcon to the F-15.

An Air Force F-15 Eagle flies over Millerton Lake north of Fresno, Calif., Nov. 7, 2013. The aircraft is assigned to the 144th Fighter Wing, California Air National Guard. The 144th Fighter Wing recently transitioned their unit’s Guard mission from the F-16C Fighting Falcon to the F-15.

Master Sgt. Shaneeka Jones stands at parade rest during a Veterans Day memorial ceremony Nov. 11, 2013, at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium. More than 40 American service members participated in the ceremony to honor the service and sacrifice of American veterans. Jones is the superintendent of flight records at the 470th Air Base Squadron at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany.

Master Sgt. Shaneeka Jones stands at parade rest during a Veterans Day memorial ceremony Nov. 11, 2013, at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium. More than 40 American service members participated in the ceremony to honor the service and sacrifice of American veterans. Jones is the superintendent of flight records at the 470th Air Base Squadron at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany.

Members of a KC-135 Stratotanker crew refuel a B-52 Stratofortress during a training exercise Nov. 3, 2013. The crew is assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, Wisc. The mission of the 128th ARW is to transfer fuel to U.S. military and allied aircraft, provide aeromedical evacuation, and airlift personnel and equipment to strategic locations in a cost effective manner.

Members of a KC-135 Stratotanker crew refuel a B-52 Stratofortress during a training exercise Nov. 3, 2013. The crew is assigned to the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee, Wisc. The mission of the 128th ARW is to transfer fuel to U.S. military and allied aircraft, provide aeromedical evacuation, and airlift personnel and equipment to strategic locations in a cost effective manner.

An Air Force combat rescue officer descends on a fast rope during alternate insertion and extraction training Nov. 13, 2013, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Pararescuemen and combat rescue officers participated in the exercise as part of their upgrade training. The officer is assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron.

An Air Force combat rescue officer descends on a fast rope during alternate insertion and extraction training Nov. 13, 2013, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Pararescuemen and combat rescue officers participated in the exercise as part of their upgrade training. The officer is assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron.

A C-17 Globemaster III takes off Nov. 11, 2013, from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The C-17 was requested to support Operation Damayan to supply aid to the areas in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan. C-17 aircrews will transport supplies, personnel, or evacuees, depending on what the mission requires. The C-17 is assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron.

A C-17 Globemaster III takes off Nov. 11, 2013, from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The C-17 was requested to support Operation Damayan to supply aid to the areas in the Philippines affected by Typhoon Haiyan. C-17 aircrews will transport supplies, personnel, or evacuees, depending on what the mission requires. The C-17 is assigned to the 517th Airlift Squadron.

Staff Sgt. Caleb Cunningham performs a spot check during pre-flight checks on a C-17 Globemaster III Nov. 14, 2013, at the Transit Center Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Cunningham is deployed from Memphis Air National Guard Base, and is a native of Memphis, Tenn. Cunningham is an 728th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrician.

Staff Sgt. Caleb Cunningham performs a spot check during pre-flight checks on a C-17 Globemaster III Nov. 14, 2013, at the Transit Center Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Cunningham is deployed from Memphis Air National Guard Base, and is a native of Memphis, Tenn. Cunningham is an 728th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrician.

An A-10 Thunderbolt II takes off during the first sortie of Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly Bulldog 14-01 Nov. 18, 2013, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. During the week, Osan AB Airmen will be tested on their ability to utilize their chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training, as well as administer self-aid and buddy care during contingency operations. The A-10 is assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron.

An A-10 Thunderbolt II takes off during the first sortie of Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly Bulldog 14-01 Nov. 18, 2013, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. During the week, Osan AB Airmen will be tested on their ability to utilize their chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training, as well as administer self-aid and buddy care during contingency operations. The A-10 is assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron.

Airman 1st Class Kevin Brittan uses cutters to gain access to a vehicle during a joint vehicle extrication training exercise with Kyrgyz firefighters from Manas International Airport, Nov. 15, 2013, at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. The fire departments train together regularly so that they can efficiently perform rescue operations together in the event of an emergency. Brittan's home station is Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, and he is a native of Lindenhurst, N.Y. Brittan is a 376th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter.

Airman 1st Class Kevin Brittan uses cutters to gain access to a vehicle during a joint vehicle extrication training exercise with Kyrgyz firefighters from Manas International Airport, Nov. 15, 2013, at the Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. The fire departments train together regularly so that they can efficiently perform rescue operations together in the event of an emergency. Brittan's home station is Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, and he is a native of Lindenhurst, N.Y. Brittan is a 376th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter.

A 35th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off for a Beverly Bulldog 14-01 sortie Nov. 19, 2013, at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The base tested its ability to generate aircraft under hostile field conditions. Kunsan AB Airmen, along with other 7th Air Force units, continued exercising its operational and tactical wartime missions during the peninsula-wide exercise.
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A 35th Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off for a Beverly Bulldog 14-01 sortie Nov. 19, 2013, at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The base tested its ability to generate aircraft under hostile field conditions. Kunsan AB Airmen, along with other 7th Air Force units, continued exercising its operational and tactical wartime missions during the peninsula-wide exercise.

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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