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Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron remove the engine from an F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 22, 2014, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The engine was removed due to a defective hydraulic line. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

Airmen assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron remove the engine from an F-16 Fighting Falcon Jan. 22, 2014, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The engine was removed due to a defective hydraulic line. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

Lt. Col. Gerald Fortuna (right) performs a simulated exploratory laparotomy surgery while in flight aboard a C-17 Globemaster III during a field exercise Jan. 17, 2014, at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. Service members at JRTC 14-03 are educated in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment. Fortuna is a trauma surgeon with the 86th Medical Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith)

Lt. Col. Gerald Fortuna (right) performs a simulated exploratory laparotomy surgery while in flight aboard a C-17 Globemaster III during a field exercise Jan. 17, 2014, at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. Service members at JRTC 14-03 are educated in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment. Fortuna is a trauma surgeon with the 86th Medical Group at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith)

Staff Sgt. Joshua Cunningham rappels from a bridge to save Staff Sgt. George Reed from a simulated parachute catch during element leader upgrade training Jan. 22, 2014, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Pararescuemen frequently train in a multitude of rescue scenarios in order to be prepared for any environment or situation and maintain proficiency. Cunningham and Reed are pararescueman with the 31st Rescue Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)

Staff Sgt. Joshua Cunningham rappels from a bridge to save Staff Sgt. George Reed from a simulated parachute catch during element leader upgrade training Jan. 22, 2014, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. Pararescuemen frequently train in a multitude of rescue scenarios in order to be prepared for any environment or situation and maintain proficiency. Cunningham and Reed are pararescueman with the 31st Rescue Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)

Rwandan soldiers wait in line to have their weapons inspected by Staff Sgt. Curtis McWoodson (right), before getting on a C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 19, 2014, at the Kigali airport, Rwanda. U.S. forces will transport 850 Rwandan soldiers and more than 1,000 tons of equipment into the Central African Republic to aid French and African Union operations against militants during this three-week operation. McWoodson is a member of the 627th Security Forces Squadron Phoenix Raven, tasked to protect the C-17 based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Force Base, Wa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane)

Rwandan soldiers wait in line to have their weapons inspected by Staff Sgt. Curtis McWoodson (right), before getting on a C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 19, 2014, at the Kigali airport, Rwanda. U.S. forces will transport 850 Rwandan soldiers and more than 1,000 tons of equipment into the Central African Republic to aid French and African Union operations against militants during this three-week operation. McWoodson is a member of the 627th Security Forces Squadron Phoenix Raven, tasked to protect the C-17 based out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Air Force Base, Wa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II prepares to land following a training mission Jan. 11, 2014. The entire A-10 fleet has been modified for improved precision engagement and now carries the A-10C designation. The A-10 is assigned to the 188th Fighter Wing’s 184th Fighter Squadron, Arkansas Air National Guard. (Courtesy photo/Retired Capt. Brad Kidder)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II prepares to land following a training mission Jan. 11, 2014. The entire A-10 fleet has been modified for improved precision engagement and now carries the A-10C designation. The A-10 is assigned to the 188th Fighter Wing’s 184th Fighter Squadron, Arkansas Air National Guard. (Courtesy photo/Retired Capt. Brad Kidder)

Airmen from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Combat Camera Squadron use smoke for cover as they cross through a field during the tactical portion of the Ability to Survive and Operate exercise Jan. 14, 2014, at North Auxiliary Air Field, S.C. The 1st Combat Camera Squadron located at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., hosted the exercise from Jan. 6 through 17. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Airmen from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Combat Camera Squadron use smoke for cover as they cross through a field during the tactical portion of the Ability to Survive and Operate exercise Jan. 14, 2014, at North Auxiliary Air Field, S.C. The 1st Combat Camera Squadron located at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., hosted the exercise from Jan. 6 through 17. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Senior Airman Douglas Prewitt marshals a C-17 Globemaster III to Geronimo landing zone Jan. 16, 2014, during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. Service members at JRTC 14-03 practice combat patient care and aeromedical evacuations in a simulated combat environment. Prewitt is assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith)

Senior Airman Douglas Prewitt marshals a C-17 Globemaster III to Geronimo landing zone Jan. 16, 2014, during a field exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. Service members at JRTC 14-03 practice combat patient care and aeromedical evacuations in a simulated combat environment. Prewitt is assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Smith)

Capt. Joe Faraone reunites with his wife, Suk, Jan. 15, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, The Airman returned from a deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Faraone serves with the 606th Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese)

Capt. Joe Faraone reunites with his wife, Suk, Jan. 15, 2014, at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, The Airman returned from a deployment to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Faraone serves with the 606th Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese)

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L) payload at 9:33 p.m. EST Jan. 23, 2014, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (United Launch Alliance photo/Ben Cooper)

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-L) payload at 9:33 p.m. EST Jan. 23, 2014, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (United Launch Alliance photo/Ben Cooper)

Two Airmen from the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group watch as an F-15E Strike Eagle lands at an airfield in Southwest Asia. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. With an array of advanced avionics and electronics systems, pilots can fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Means)
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Two Airmen from the 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group watch as an F-15E Strike Eagle lands at an airfield in Southwest Asia. The F-15E is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. With an array of advanced avionics and electronics systems, pilots can fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Means)

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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