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First Lt. Micha Stoddard, flying the lead aircraft, and his wingman Capt. Casey Peasley fly their A-10 Thunderbolt IIs in an echelon formation March 26, 2014, enroute from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to their home base in Boise, Idaho. The crews performed an in-air refueling with a Utah National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker after the air combat exercise Green Flag East. Stoddard and Peasley are with the 190th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)

First Lt. Micha Stoddard, flying the lead aircraft, and his wingman Capt. Casey Peasley fly their A-10 Thunderbolt IIs in an echelon formation March 26, 2014, enroute from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., to their home base in Boise, Idaho. The crews performed an in-air refueling with a Utah National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker after the air combat exercise Green Flag East. Stoddard and Peasley are with the 190th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Becky Vanshur)

Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Dionne waits for the moment to present the colors March 31, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Yokota Air Base Honor Guard provides respect and recognition for service members at ceremonies such as retirements, promotions and memorial services. Dionne is a ceremonial guardsman with the Yokota Base Honor Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Dionne waits for the moment to present the colors March 31, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The Yokota Air Base Honor Guard provides respect and recognition for service members at ceremonies such as retirements, promotions and memorial services. Dionne is a ceremonial guardsman with the Yokota Base Honor Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Paratroopers on a C-17 Globemaster III wait for the green light indicating it is time to jump March 27, 2014. The Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C., were part of a large formation exercise that provided more than 500 operational and maintenance training objectives and demonstrated the Air Force’s strategic capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit)

Paratroopers on a C-17 Globemaster III wait for the green light indicating it is time to jump March 27, 2014. The Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, N.C., were part of a large formation exercise that provided more than 500 operational and maintenance training objectives and demonstrated the Air Force’s strategic capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit)

An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off from the flightline April 1, 2014, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The 492nd Fighter Squadron departed on a six-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Trevor T. McBride)

An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off from the flightline April 1, 2014, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The 492nd Fighter Squadron departed on a six-month deployment to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Trevor T. McBride)

The Angolan air force dance troupe performs during the opening ceremony for African Partnership Flight Angola, or APF, March 24, 2014, on Luanda Air Base, Angola. The intention of APF is to strengthen the regional partnerships within Africa by improving the proficiency and readiness of key mission areas through a collaborative learning environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

The Angolan air force dance troupe performs during the opening ceremony for African Partnership Flight Angola, or APF, March 24, 2014, on Luanda Air Base, Angola. The intention of APF is to strengthen the regional partnerships within Africa by improving the proficiency and readiness of key mission areas through a collaborative learning environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

An Airman from the 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron monitors a KC-135 Stratotanker during an engine check March 31, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Maintenance Airmen work around the clock to provide mission-ready aircraft for mobility operations 24/7. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Victor J. Caputo)

An Airman from the 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron monitors a KC-135 Stratotanker during an engine check March 31, 2014, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Maintenance Airmen work around the clock to provide mission-ready aircraft for mobility operations 24/7. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Victor J. Caputo)

Senior Airman Dylan Stefani injects oxygen into an F-16 Fighting Falcon March 27, 2014, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. In conjunction with normal maintenance, Airmen assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing participate in Operation Noble Eagle launched after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Operation Noble Eagle provides rapid-ready fighter aircraft to respond to possible threats. Stefani is assigned to the 388th Component Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Taylor Queen)

Senior Airman Dylan Stefani injects oxygen into an F-16 Fighting Falcon March 27, 2014, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. In conjunction with normal maintenance, Airmen assigned to the 388th Fighter Wing participate in Operation Noble Eagle launched after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Operation Noble Eagle provides rapid-ready fighter aircraft to respond to possible threats. Stefani is assigned to the 388th Component Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Taylor Queen)

Firefighters with the 99th Civil Engineering Squadron subdue a fire during a training exercise at the aircraft burn trainer March 27, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The training helps ensure smooth and efficient operations for potential real-world aircraft fires. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)

Firefighters with the 99th Civil Engineering Squadron subdue a fire during a training exercise at the aircraft burn trainer March 27, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The training helps ensure smooth and efficient operations for potential real-world aircraft fires. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)

A C-17 Globemaster III flies during a large formation exercise March 27, 2014, over Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The large formation exercise provided more than 500 operational and maintenance training objectives and demonstrated the U.S. Air Force's strategic capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

A C-17 Globemaster III flies during a large formation exercise March 27, 2014, over Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The large formation exercise provided more than 500 operational and maintenance training objectives and demonstrated the U.S. Air Force's strategic capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Senior Master Sgt. James Robbins demonstrates proper building clearing procedures in an urban environment March 5, 2014, at Silver Flag Alpha, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron Range. Robbins is the superintendent of operations and also an instructor for the GCTS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nadine Barclay)
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Senior Master Sgt. James Robbins demonstrates proper building clearing procedures in an urban environment March 5, 2014, at Silver Flag Alpha, 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron Range. Robbins is the superintendent of operations and also an instructor for the GCTS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nadine Barclay)

An F-15E Strike Eagle from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, takes on fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker March 28, 2014, during exercise Tonnerre Lightning. The exercise was a combined endeavor between U.S., British and French air force members to train for real world operations. The KC-135 is assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston)
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An F-15E Strike Eagle from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, takes on fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker March 28, 2014, during exercise Tonnerre Lightning. The exercise was a combined endeavor between U.S., British and French air force members to train for real world operations. The KC-135 is assigned to RAF Mildenhall, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston)

Airman Robbie Day restocks the dessert fridge with fruit March 20, 2014, at the Airey Dining Facility on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Day emigrated from China with his family when he was 19. He recently became a U.S. citizen and plans on becoming a registered nurse and commissioning as an Air Force medical officer. Day is a 319th Force Support Squadron food service apprentice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)
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Airman Robbie Day restocks the dessert fridge with fruit March 20, 2014, at the Airey Dining Facility on Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D. Day emigrated from China with his family when he was 19. He recently became a U.S. citizen and plans on becoming a registered nurse and commissioning as an Air Force medical officer. Day is a 319th Force Support Squadron food service apprentice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Xavier Navarro)

Nine C-17 Globemaster III aircraft perform a large formation exercise March 27, 2014, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The large formation exercise provided more than 500 operational and maintenance training objectives and demonstrated the Air Force's strategic capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)
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Nine C-17 Globemaster III aircraft perform a large formation exercise March 27, 2014, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The large formation exercise provided more than 500 operational and maintenance training objectives and demonstrated the Air Force's strategic capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

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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