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Capt. Sarah Evans dives during a swimming race at the 2014 Air Force Trials April 7, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Evans won first place in the women's 50-meter freestyle swimming competition. Evans is a member of the 59th Medical Wing Patients Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo)

Capt. Sarah Evans dives during a swimming race at the 2014 Air Force Trials April 7, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. During the trials, injured, ill and wounded Airmen compete in Paralympic-type events to identify which members will be selected for the Warrior Games and Invictus Games teams. Evans, a wounded warrior, won first place in the women's 50-meter freestyle swimming competition. Evans is a member of the 59th Medical Wing Patients Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo)

A group of F-16 Fighting Falcons taxi down the runway as they prepare for deployment April 8, 2014, at Misawa Air Base, Japan. Pilots from the 13th Fighter Squadron will be providing support to combatant commanders while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jose L. Hernandez-Domitilo)

A group of F-16 Fighting Falcons taxi down the runway as they prepare for deployment April 8, 2014, at Misawa Air Base, Japan. Pilots from the 13th Fighter Squadron will be providing support to combatant commanders while deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jose L. Hernandez-Domitilo)

Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera attempts a shot put throw during the Air Force Trials April 8, 2014, at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nev. Aguilera is competing for one of 40 positions to represent the Air Force team during the Warrior Games, or one of 20 positions for the Invictus Games, both later this year. Aguilera is a survivor of the June 2010 HH-60G Pave Hawk crash in Afghanistan, call sign Pedro 66, which killed five of his fellow crew members. Aguilera is the 66th Rescue Squadron first sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)

Master Sgt. Christopher Aguilera attempts a shot put throw during the Air Force Trials April 8, 2014, at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, Nev. Aguilera is competing for one of 40 positions to represent the Air Force team during the Warrior Games, or one of 20 positions for the Invictus Games, both later this year. Aguilera is a survivor of the June 2010 HH-60G Pave Hawk crash in Afghanistan, call sign Pedro 66, which killed five of his fellow crew members. Aguilera is the 66th Rescue Squadron first sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler)

Capt. Michael Ellingsen and Master Sgt. Corey Kuttie rappel out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during the 2014 Air Force Trials opening ceremony April 7, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base. Wounded, ill and injured athletes will compete to be selected to the Warrior Games, and Invictus Games teams. The aircraft is assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron. Ellingsen is a 58th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer. Kuttie is a 58th RQS pararescueman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

Capt. Michael Ellingsen and Master Sgt. Corey Kuttie rappel out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during the 2014 Air Force Trials opening ceremony April 7, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base. Wounded, ill and injured athletes will compete to be selected to the Warrior Games, and Invictus Games teams. The aircraft is assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron. Ellingsen is a 58th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer. Kuttie is a 58th RQS pararescueman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

Master Sgt. Marshall N. Rice Jr. refuels a B-2 Spirit over New Jersey April 2, 2014. Air Force ROTC cadets observed the mission as part of the 108th Wing's orientation flight program. The orientation flight offers the cadets an opportunity to observe the pilots and aircrew perform their jobs in a real-world environment. Rice is a boom operator with the 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard assigned to Joint Base McGuire Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The B-2 is assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

Master Sgt. Marshall N. Rice Jr. refuels a B-2 Spirit over New Jersey April 2, 2014. Air Force ROTC cadets observed the mission as part of the 108th Wing's orientation flight program. The orientation flight offers the cadets an opportunity to observe the pilots and aircrew perform their jobs in a real-world environment. Rice is a boom operator with the 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard assigned to Joint Base McGuire Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The B-2 is assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

C-130J Hercules and WC-130J Hercules fly in formation during an Operation Surge Capacity exercise over the Mississippi Gulf Coast region April, 5, 2014. Aircraft from the 815th and 345th Airlift Squadrons and 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron participated in the large-scale training exercise designed to test the 403rd Wing's ability to launch and recover a large formation of aircraft and to execute airdrops. The C-130s are assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Monteleone)

C-130J Hercules and WC-130J Hercules fly in formation during an Operation Surge Capacity exercise over the Mississippi Gulf Coast region April, 5, 2014. Aircraft from the 815th and 345th Airlift Squadrons and 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron participated in the large-scale training exercise designed to test the 403rd Wing's ability to launch and recover a large formation of aircraft and to execute airdrops. The C-130s are assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Monteleone)

Airmen decontaminate Staff Sgt. James Springer during a Mass Accident Response Exercise April 4, 2014, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Springer was affected by simulated chemical and biological agents. The 20th Medical Group conducts exercises during different times of the year to train and prepare for real-world situations. The Airmen are assigned to the 20th MDG. Springer is the 20th Medical Operations Squadron alcohol, drug, abuse, prevention, and treatment NCO in charge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston)

Airmen decontaminate Staff Sgt. James Springer during a Mass Accident Response Exercise April 4, 2014, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Springer was affected by simulated chemical and biological agents. The 20th Medical Group conducts exercises during different times of the year to train and prepare for real-world situations. The Airmen are assigned to the 20th MDG. Springer is the 20th Medical Operations Squadron alcohol, drug, abuse, prevention, and treatment NCO in charge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston)

Members from the 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force practice an exfiltration maneuver during a training session at the Warrior Launch Facility trainer March 25, 2014, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. In all, 28 Malmstrom AFB Airmen participated in the training session. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt)

Members from the 341st Security Forces Group Tactical Response Force practice an exfiltration maneuver during a training session at the Warrior Launch Facility trainer March 25, 2014, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. In all, 28 Malmstrom AFB Airmen participated in the training session. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt)

Members of the 375th Civil Engineer Squadron repair an electrical substation during a power outage April 3, 2014, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Substations transform voltage from high to low, or the reverse, helping to give power throughout the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tristin English)

Members of the 375th Civil Engineer Squadron repair an electrical substation during a power outage April 3, 2014, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. Substations transform voltage from high to low, or the reverse, helping to give power throughout the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tristin English)

A B-2 Spirit approaches the refueling boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker, over New Jersey April 2, 2014. Air Force ROTC cadets observed the refueling as part of an orientation flight program. The KC-135 is assigned to the 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard. The B-2 is assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air National Guard/Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)
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A B-2 Spirit approaches the refueling boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker, over New Jersey April 2, 2014. Air Force ROTC cadets observed the refueling as part of an orientation flight program. The KC-135 is assigned to the 108th Wing, New Jersey Air National Guard. The B-2 is assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo. (U.S. Air National Guard/Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

Tech. Sgt. Jacob Phillips removes agricultural hazards from a generator during a vehicle decontamination April 1, 2014, in Southwest Asia. The 387th Air Expeditionary Squadron is preparing the Marine Corps' 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion to assume the U.S. Central Command's Customs Operations mission. Phillips is a 387th AES customs agent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Desiree W. Moye)
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Tech. Sgt. Jacob Phillips removes agricultural hazards from a generator during a vehicle decontamination April 1, 2014, in Southwest Asia. The 387th Air Expeditionary Squadron is preparing the Marine Corps' 2nd Law Enforcement Battalion to assume the U.S. Central Command's Customs Operations mission. Phillips is a 387th AES customs agent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Desiree W. Moye)

A B-1B Lancer takes off to begin testing its new Sustainment Block 16A, or SB 16A, software upgrades April 1, 2014, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The SB 16A software will work in conjunction with the long-range bomber’s new glass cockpit configuration in order to ensure its capabilities in a fast-paced integrated battlefield of the future. The B-1 is assigned to Edwards AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ethan Wagner)
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A B-1B Lancer takes off to begin testing its new Sustainment Block 16A, or SB 16A, software upgrades April 1, 2014, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The SB 16A software will work in conjunction with the long-range bomber’s new glass cockpit configuration in order to ensure its capabilities in a fast-paced integrated battlefield of the future. The B-1 is assigned to Edwards AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ethan Wagner)

Airmen from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., successfully launched the 19th U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program payload on an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-3 on April 3, 2014, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This year, Vandenberg AFB celebrates 55 years of space launch history. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joe Davila)
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Airmen from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., successfully launched the 19th U.S. Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program payload on an Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex-3 on April 3, 2014, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. This year, Vandenberg AFB celebrates 55 years of space launch history. (U.S. Air Force photo/Joe Davila)

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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