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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks to Airmen at the First Term Airman Center Jan. 7, 2014, during his visit to Langley Air Force Base, Va, Cody visited multiple wings and discussed force management issues, budget concerns and the future of the enlisted force with Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Areca T. Wilson)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks to Airmen at the First Term Airman Center Jan. 7, 2014, during his visit to Langley Air Force Base, Va, Cody visited multiple wings and discussed force management issues, budget concerns and the future of the enlisted force with Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Areca T. Wilson)

A pararescueman assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron jumps from a HC-130J Combat King Jan. 9, 2014, near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Airmen with the 82nd ERS are first responders for personnel recovery at the Combined Joint Task Force Horn Of Africa. Their mission in Djibouti is to provide personnel recovery coverage for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Staci Miller)

A pararescueman assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron jumps from a HC-130J Combat King Jan. 9, 2014, near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. Airmen with the 82nd ERS are first responders for personnel recovery at the Combined Joint Task Force Horn Of Africa. Their mission in Djibouti is to provide personnel recovery coverage for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Staci Miller)

Senior Airman Anthony Tavares cleans the front axle housing of a flightline snow broom Jan. 8, 2014, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Winter months can cover the base with snow and ice, requiring snow removal operations throughout the week. Airmen with the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron perform maintenance on vehicles to ensure the 354th Fighter Wing mission is unhindered. Tavares is a 354th LRS vehicle maintenance journeyman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Turner)

Senior Airman Anthony Tavares cleans the front axle housing of a flightline snow broom Jan. 8, 2014, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Winter months can cover the base with snow and ice, requiring snow removal operations throughout the week. Airmen with the 354th Logistics Readiness Squadron perform maintenance on vehicles to ensure the 354th Fighter Wing mission is unhindered. Tavares is a 354th LRS vehicle maintenance journeyman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Turner)

A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Jan. 7, 2014, over northeast Afghanistan. The crew of the Stratotanker provided fuel for coalition aircraft during a more than 10-hour combat sortie. The KC-135 is from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)

A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Jan. 7, 2014, over northeast Afghanistan. The crew of the Stratotanker provided fuel for coalition aircraft during a more than 10-hour combat sortie. The KC-135 is from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)

Aiden Robillard smiles in the arms of his father, Staff Sgt. Tim Robillard, Jan. 12, 2014, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Robillard was met by his wife and son after returning home from deployment. Robillard is a 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electric and environmental systems maintainer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. John Bainter)

Aiden Robillard smiles in the arms of his father, Staff Sgt. Tim Robillard, Jan. 12, 2014, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Robillard was met by his wife and son after returning home from deployment. Robillard is a 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electric and environmental systems maintainer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. John Bainter)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 127th Wing is parked beneath a shelter on a foggy morning Jan. 11, 2014, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. Selfridge Air National Guard Base has been used as a military air field since 1917. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Hanet)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 127th Wing is parked beneath a shelter on a foggy morning Jan. 11, 2014, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. Selfridge Air National Guard Base has been used as a military air field since 1917. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Hanet)

Senior Airman Sarah Oswald uses a speed-detecting radar gun to measure how fast cars are going during a daily traffic control Jan. 10, 2014, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Members of the 18th Security Forces Squadron conduct traffic controls every day along with Japanese civilian guards, using radar to detect speeding vehicles. Oswald is an 18th SFS patrolman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Naoto Anazawa)

Senior Airman Sarah Oswald uses a speed-detecting radar gun to measure how fast cars are going during a daily traffic control Jan. 10, 2014, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Members of the 18th Security Forces Squadron conduct traffic controls every day along with Japanese civilian guards, using radar to detect speeding vehicles. Oswald is an 18th SFS patrolman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Naoto Anazawa)

An F-22 Raptor from the 199th Fighter Squadron positions itself to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 96th Air Refueling Squadron Jan. 10, 2014, near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Both aircraft and their crews participated in the Inaugural Total Force Integration Warrior Day, a training event that tested the cooperation and capabilities of multiple base agencies. The training highlighted the importance of integrating operations of active-duty, Hawaii National Guard and Air Force Reserve units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez)

An F-22 Raptor from the 199th Fighter Squadron positions itself to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 96th Air Refueling Squadron Jan. 10, 2014, near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Both aircraft and their crews participated in the Inaugural Total Force Integration Warrior Day, a training event that tested the cooperation and capabilities of multiple base agencies. The training highlighted the importance of integrating operations of active-duty, Hawaii National Guard and Air Force Reserve units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez)

Senior Airman Jason Evans inspects an inert AIM-9 sidewinder missile during a quarterly load crew competition Jan. 10, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew competitions are held quarterly, in addition to a fifth competition to determine the load crew of the year. Evans is a member of the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)

Senior Airman Jason Evans inspects an inert AIM-9 sidewinder missile during a quarterly load crew competition Jan. 10, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Load crew competitions are held quarterly, in addition to a fifth competition to determine the load crew of the year. Evans is a member of the 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)

Soldiers with the 1/18th Battalion provide security during an exercise with pararescuemen Jan. 12, 2014, at Grand Bara Range in northeast Africa. Airmen from the 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, 82nd ERQS and Soldiers with the 1/18th Battalion conducted joint training to maintain proficiency in advanced parachuting, rapid vehicle movement, infiltration and exfiltration, while the Soldiers enhanced their skills in aircraft security measures. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Erik Cardenas)
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Soldiers with the 1/18th Battalion provide security during an exercise with pararescuemen Jan. 12, 2014, at Grand Bara Range in northeast Africa. Airmen from the 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, 82nd ERQS and Soldiers with the 1/18th Battalion conducted joint training to maintain proficiency in advanced parachuting, rapid vehicle movement, infiltration and exfiltration, while the Soldiers enhanced their skills in aircraft security measures. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Erik Cardenas)

A C-130 Hercules with the 36th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a routine sortie Jan. 10, 2014. After completing missions in Bangladesh, Philippines and Guam, the 36th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in the necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)
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A C-130 Hercules with the 36th Airlift Squadron flies over Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a routine sortie Jan. 10, 2014. After completing missions in Bangladesh, Philippines and Guam, the 36th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in the necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

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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