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Staff Sgt. Adam Ross performs maintenance on concertina wire Dec. 12, 2013, at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Concertina wire has razor-sharp edges, placed in coils as a barrier to deter anyone trying to breach a perimeter. Ross is a 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron patrolman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman George Goslin)

Staff Sgt. Adam Ross performs maintenance on concertina wire Dec. 12, 2013, at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. Concertina wire has razor-sharp edges, placed in coils as a barrier to deter anyone trying to breach a perimeter. Ross is a 376th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron patrolman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman George Goslin)

Pararescuemen with the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron are hoisted into an HH-60G Pave Hawk Dec. 20, 2013, during a joint search and rescue exercise off the coast of Djibouti. The exercise was designed to test joint service communication and expand mission capabilities among units based at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Staci Miller)

Pararescuemen with the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron are hoisted into an HH-60G Pave Hawk Dec. 20, 2013, during a joint search and rescue exercise off the coast of Djibouti. The exercise was designed to test joint service communication and expand mission capabilities among units based at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Staci Miller)

Senior Master Sgt. Eric Sabatino interacts with a child following the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum holiday concert Dec. 15, 2013, at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Sabatino is a harpist with the United States Air Force Band. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

Senior Master Sgt. Eric Sabatino interacts with a child following the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum holiday concert Dec. 15, 2013, at the Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Sabatino is a harpist with the United States Air Force Band. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie)

The United States men's bobsled team completes a run during the men's bobsledding World Cup Dec. 7, 2013, at Utah Olympic Park in Utah. The team of Steven Holcomb, Curt Tomasevicz, Steve Langton and Chris Fogt earned a gold medal during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Taylor Queen)

The United States men's bobsled team completes a run during the men's bobsledding World Cup Dec. 7, 2013, at Utah Olympic Park in Utah. The team of Steven Holcomb, Curt Tomasevicz, Steve Langton and Chris Fogt earned a gold medal during the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Taylor Queen)

Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron load a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 29, 2013, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The aircrew and aerial port Airmen downloaded and uploaded vehicles and cargo during the snowstorm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Brian Wagner)

Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron load a C-17 Globemaster III Dec. 29, 2013, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The aircrew and aerial port Airmen downloaded and uploaded vehicles and cargo during the snowstorm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Brian Wagner)

A de-icing team works to prepare an A-10 Thunderbolt II for a mission during a snowstorm Dec. 29, 2013, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The airfield received approximately three inches of snow during the storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Brian Wagner)

A de-icing team works to prepare an A-10 Thunderbolt II for a mission during a snowstorm Dec. 29, 2013, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The airfield received approximately three inches of snow during the storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Brian Wagner)

Airman 1st Class Tyler Wentworth services an F-15E Strike Eagle engine Dec. 19, 2013, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Aerospace propulsion specialists are responsible for diagnosing, maintaining and repairing aircraft engines. Wentworth is a member of the 4th Component Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho)

Airman 1st Class Tyler Wentworth services an F-15E Strike Eagle engine Dec. 19, 2013, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Aerospace propulsion specialists are responsible for diagnosing, maintaining and repairing aircraft engines. Wentworth is a member of the 4th Component Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho)

Members of the Air Force Entertainment Group perform for deployed service members Dec. 24, 2013, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The holiday tour includes 15 performances at 10 locations throughout Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

Members of the Air Force Entertainment Group perform for deployed service members Dec. 24, 2013, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The holiday tour includes 15 performances at 10 locations throughout Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

The Royal Netherlands air force F-35A Lightning II lifts off for its first flight Dec. 18, 2013, from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  Maj. Laurens Vijge became the first RNLAF pilot to fly the joint strike fighter and the flight marks the first sortie for the RNLAF here.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

The Royal Netherlands air force F-35A Lightning II lifts off for its first flight Dec. 18, 2013, from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Maj. Laurens Vijge became the first RNLAF pilot to fly the joint strike fighter and the flight marks the first sortie for the RNLAF here. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Propulsion technicians service an F-15E Strike Eagle engine Dec. 18, 2013, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.  Proper and frequent maintenance is essential to sustain the aging Strike Eagle fleets, and 366th Maintenance Group Airmen ensure F-15Es are ready to fly at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace)
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Propulsion technicians service an F-15E Strike Eagle engine Dec. 18, 2013, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. Proper and frequent maintenance is essential to sustain the aging Strike Eagle fleets, and 366th Maintenance Group Airmen ensure F-15Es are ready to fly at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

An Air Force F-35 Lightning II pilot prepares to refuel Dec. 12, 2013, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35 is a fifth-generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway)
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An Air Force F-35 Lightning II pilot prepares to refuel Dec. 12, 2013, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35 is a fifth-generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway)

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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