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The sun rises above a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing March 24, 2014, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The first C-17 to enter the Air Force’s inventory arrived at Charleston Air Force Base in June 1993. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

The sun rises above a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing March 24, 2014, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The first C-17 to enter the Air Force’s inventory arrived at Charleston Air Force Base in June 1993. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of cargo to main operating bases or directly to forward bases in the deployment area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Rescue workers continue to work through mud on the west side of the mudslide March 26, 2013 in Oso, Wash. Washington Air National Guard members partnered with the civilian volunteers to continue to search the area. (Washington National Guard photo/Maj. Tawny Dotson)

Rescue workers continue to work through mud on the west side of the mudslide March 26, 2013 in Oso, Wash. Washington Air National Guard members partnered with the civilian volunteers to continue to search the area. (Washington National Guard photo/Maj. Tawny Dotson)

A C-17 Globemaster III is guided into position behind the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker during an in-air refueling training mission March 20, 2014, near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The boom was guided by Airman 1st Class Rebekah McCormack, a 96th Air Refueling Squadron in-flight refueling specialist, during refueling procedures training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez)

A C-17 Globemaster III is guided into position behind the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker during an in-air refueling training mission March 20, 2014, near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The boom was guided by Airman 1st Class Rebekah McCormack, a 96th Air Refueling Squadron in-flight refueling specialist, during refueling procedures training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexander Martinez)

Staff Sgt. Richard Phillips practices assault techniques during the Battlefield Leaders, Assaulters Course March 11, 2014, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 12-day course is designed to teach Airmen a variety of skills including proper weapon control while moving and how to proceed in situations where an asset has been taken by an oppositional force. Phillips is a 703rd Munitions Support Squadron custody force member. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

Staff Sgt. Richard Phillips practices assault techniques during the Battlefield Leaders, Assaulters Course March 11, 2014, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 12-day course is designed to teach Airmen a variety of skills including proper weapon control while moving and how to proceed in situations where an asset has been taken by an oppositional force. Phillips is a 703rd Munitions Support Squadron custody force member. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

Tech. Sgt. Jewel Steamer fires a .50-caliber machinegun from an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a training flight March 20, 2014, near Okinawa, Japan. The Air Force has used Pave Hawks in an array of search and rescue missions ranging from combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, to Hurricane Katrina relief and Operation Tomodachi in Japan. Steamer is a 33rd Rescue Squadron flight engineer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)

Tech. Sgt. Jewel Steamer fires a .50-caliber machinegun from an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a training flight March 20, 2014, near Okinawa, Japan. The Air Force has used Pave Hawks in an array of search and rescue missions ranging from combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, to Hurricane Katrina relief and Operation Tomodachi in Japan. Steamer is a 33rd Rescue Squadron flight engineer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman)

Joint service members train in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program March 19, 2014, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. MCMAP is a close-quarters combat system that also stresses mental and character development. Entry-level MCMAP training is required of all Marines, but it can be utilized by all U.S. warfighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Austin Knox)

Joint service members train in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program March 19, 2014, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. MCMAP is a close-quarters combat system that also stresses mental and character development. Entry-level MCMAP training is required of all Marines, but it can be utilized by all U.S. warfighters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Austin Knox)

Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcons execute a precision acrobat technique for a crowd March 23, 2014, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The Thunderbirds performed for more than 185,000 during the MacDill AFB presents Tampa Bay AirFest 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro)

Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcons execute a precision acrobat technique for a crowd March 23, 2014, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The Thunderbirds performed for more than 185,000 during the MacDill AFB presents Tampa Bay AirFest 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro)

Participants in the 25th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March prepare to begin their 26.2-mile trek March 23, 2014, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. More than 6,200 participants came to honor more than 76,000 Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from Bataan and Corregidor during World War II. The course starts on WSMR, enters hilly terrain and finishes through sandy desert trails, with elevation ranging from 4,100 to 5,300 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya)

Participants in the 25th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March prepare to begin their 26.2-mile trek March 23, 2014, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. More than 6,200 participants came to honor more than 76,000 Prisoners of War and Missing in Action from Bataan and Corregidor during World War II. The course starts on WSMR, enters hilly terrain and finishes through sandy desert trails, with elevation ranging from 4,100 to 5,300 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aaron Montoya)

A C-17 Globemaster III from the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson takes off March 22, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The aircraft marked the first C-17 landing at the Sendai airport since the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

A C-17 Globemaster III from the 3rd Wing, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson takes off March 22, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The aircraft marked the first C-17 landing at the Sendai airport since the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Staff Sgt. Michael Sheehan fires a man-portable aircraft survivability trainer, or MAST, at Saylor Creek Range March 13, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The MAST is used to train aircrews to react to surface to air missiles threats during live training exercises. Members of the 266th Range Squadron play an invaluable role in Gunfighter Flag 14-2 by providing support to U.S. and coalition forces for future deployments. Sheehan is a 266th RANS ground radar operator technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. JT May III)
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Staff Sgt. Michael Sheehan fires a man-portable aircraft survivability trainer, or MAST, at Saylor Creek Range March 13, 2014, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The MAST is used to train aircrews to react to surface to air missiles threats during live training exercises. Members of the 266th Range Squadron play an invaluable role in Gunfighter Flag 14-2 by providing support to U.S. and coalition forces for future deployments. Sheehan is a 266th RANS ground radar operator technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. JT May III)

A pararescueman, right, assists Chief Master Sgt. Gerald Barnett, as he is hoisted into an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter as part of a water rescue exercise March 20, 2014, near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The training helped the Airmen stay proficient in water rescue skills. The pararescueman is assigned to the assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. Barnett is the senior enlisted adviser with the 449th Air Expeditionary Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Staci Miller)
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A pararescueman, right, assists Chief Master Sgt. Gerald Barnett, as he is hoisted into an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter as part of a water rescue exercise March 20, 2014, near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. The training helped the Airmen stay proficient in water rescue skills. The pararescueman is assigned to the assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. Barnett is the senior enlisted adviser with the 449th Air Expeditionary Group. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Staci Miller)

Members of the 91st Missile Security Force Squadron convoy response force conduct operations during a mission March 12, 2014, at the 91st Missile Wing missile complex. The missile field complex consists of 15 different missile alert facilities and 150 different launch facilities and covers more than 8,500 square miles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Aaron Allmon)
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Members of the 91st Missile Security Force Squadron convoy response force conduct operations during a mission March 12, 2014, at the 91st Missile Wing missile complex. The missile field complex consists of 15 different missile alert facilities and 150 different launch facilities and covers more than 8,500 square miles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Aaron Allmon)

A C-17 Globemaster III performs evasive countermeasures by launching flares March 17, 2014, at Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. Service members at JRTC 14-05 are educated in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.)
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A C-17 Globemaster III performs evasive countermeasures by launching flares March 17, 2014, at Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La. Service members at JRTC 14-05 are educated in combat patient care and aeromedical evacuation in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.)

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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