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A combat controller team from the 720th Special Tactics Group exits a C-130 Hercules during a high-altitude, high-opening jump during Joint Exercise Flintlock Feb. 28, 2014, over northeastern Niger. Flintlock is an annual, African-led, military exercise focused on security, counter-terrorism and military humanitarian support to outlying areas hosted each year by a different government in western Africa. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Eugene Crist)

A combat controller team from the 720th Special Tactics Group exits a C-130 Hercules during a high-altitude, high-opening jump during Joint Exercise Flintlock Feb. 28, 2014, over northeastern Niger. Flintlock is an annual, African-led, military exercise focused on security, counter-terrorism and military humanitarian support to outlying areas hosted each year by a different government in western Africa. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Eugene Crist)

An F-22 Raptor flies the Heritage Flight Training Course March 2, 2014, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Two Raptors from the Air Combat Command demonstration team practiced flying in formation with various airframes during the training. (U.S Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

An F-22 Raptor flies the Heritage Flight Training Course March 2, 2014, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. Two Raptors from the Air Combat Command demonstration team practiced flying in formation with various airframes during the training. (U.S Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

A firefighter with the 376th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron assesses the status of the remaining fire during a training event at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, March 1, 2014. The 376th ECES used the training to demonstrate how fast the tents burn, which was approximately two minutes and 30 seconds. This was the last transient tent in Hotel Alaska, marking another step toward closing the base and removing U.S. troops from the Transit Center by July 11, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Travis Edwards)

A firefighter with the 376th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron assesses the status of the remaining fire during a training event at Transit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan, March 1, 2014. The 376th ECES used the training to demonstrate how fast the tents burn, which was approximately two minutes and 30 seconds. This was the last transient tent in Hotel Alaska, marking another step toward closing the base and removing U.S. troops from the Transit Center by July 11, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Travis Edwards)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Jordan uses a power drill to remove screws that hold an infrared countermeasure device on a C-17 Globemaster III March 3, 2014, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The infrared countermeasure is used to stop homing missiles or devices from striking the aircraft. Jordan is a 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electronic warfare systems technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Jordan uses a power drill to remove screws that hold an infrared countermeasure device on a C-17 Globemaster III March 3, 2014, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The infrared countermeasure is used to stop homing missiles or devices from striking the aircraft. Jordan is a 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electronic warfare systems technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Two HH-60G Pave Hawks and an HC-130J Combat King II perform aerial refueling Feb. 28, 2014, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The refueling was part of a tour of Moody AFB for Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, who took over as the 23rd SecAF Dec. 20, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan)

Two HH-60G Pave Hawks and an HC-130J Combat King II perform aerial refueling Feb. 28, 2014, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The refueling was part of a tour of Moody AFB for Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, who took over as the 23rd SecAF Dec. 20, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan)

1st Lt. Kelly Schuetz participates in the 2nd Annual Jiu-Jitsu tournament March 1, 2014, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Nearly 85 people participated in the tournament. Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art with a foundation of self-defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

1st Lt. Kelly Schuetz participates in the 2nd Annual Jiu-Jitsu tournament March 1, 2014, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Nearly 85 people participated in the tournament. Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art with a foundation of self-defense. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron takes off during Red Flag 14-2 March 4, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen realistic combat scenarios to improve their improve operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)

A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to the 96th Bomb Squadron takes off during Red Flag 14-2 March 4, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag provides Airmen realistic combat scenarios to improve their improve operational readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)

Senior Airman Jonathon Buck checks the functionality of a component on an AN/ALQ-184 electronic countermeasure pod Feb. 28, 2014, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. Buck and other electronic warfare technicians ensure Osan AB’s entire inventory of ECM pods are in working order. Buck is a 51st Maintenance Squadron electronic warfare technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika)

Senior Airman Jonathon Buck checks the functionality of a component on an AN/ALQ-184 electronic countermeasure pod Feb. 28, 2014, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. Buck and other electronic warfare technicians ensure Osan AB’s entire inventory of ECM pods are in working order. Buck is a 51st Maintenance Squadron electronic warfare technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Siuta B. Ika)

A C-17 Globemaster III from the 517th Airlift Squadron prepares to drop heavy equipment while another Globemaster III from the 535th Airlift Squadron flies beside the aircraft Feb. 27, 2014, over Malemute Drop Zone, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera)

A C-17 Globemaster III from the 517th Airlift Squadron prepares to drop heavy equipment while another Globemaster III from the 535th Airlift Squadron flies beside the aircraft Feb. 27, 2014, over Malemute Drop Zone, Alaska. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 336th Fighter Squadron takes off during Red Flag 14-2 March 4, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag gives Airmen an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios, and prepares them for future real-world operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)
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An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 336th Fighter Squadron takes off during Red Flag 14-2 March 4, 2014, at Nellis AFB, Nev. Red Flag gives Airmen an opportunity to experience realistic combat scenarios, and prepares them for future real-world operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)

Staff Sgt. Glen Brott rappels down a breached personnel access hatch while Staff Sgt. Scott Shirley provides security during a launch facility recapture exercise Feb. 18, 2014, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. Brott and Shirley are 90th Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force assaulters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)
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Staff Sgt. Glen Brott rappels down a breached personnel access hatch while Staff Sgt. Scott Shirley provides security during a launch facility recapture exercise Feb. 18, 2014, at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. Brott and Shirley are 90th Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force assaulters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon joins in formation with a P-40 Warhawk (front), P-51 Mustang (bottom), and an F-86 Sabre (top) during the Heritage Flight Training Course March 2, 2014, over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. During the course, aircrews practiced ground and flight training to allow civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and current Air Force fighter pilots to safely fly in formations together. (U.S Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau)
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon joins in formation with a P-40 Warhawk (front), P-51 Mustang (bottom), and an F-86 Sabre (top) during the Heritage Flight Training Course March 2, 2014, over Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. During the course, aircrews practiced ground and flight training to allow civilian pilots of historic military aircraft and current Air Force fighter pilots to safely fly in formations together. (U.S Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

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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