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Senior Airman Arrelius Oliver drags the chocks for an RQ-4 Global Hawk April 15, 2014, in Southwest Asia. Arrelius, deployed from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., was part of a crew preparing the aircraft for a mission that evening. Oliver is a 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Senior Airman Arrelius Oliver drags the chocks for an RQ-4 Global Hawk April 15, 2014, in Southwest Asia. Arrelius, deployed from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., was part of a crew preparing the aircraft for a mission that evening. Oliver is a 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant dedicated crew chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Capt. Andrew Reinhart and Lt. Col. Anthony Determan use their night vision goggles to guide their runway approach April 12, 2014, at the Sioux Falls Airport, S.D. The weekend training missions for the 96th Airlift Squadron and 27th Aerial Port Squadron included preparing and deploying airdrops, unscheduled landings, operating in night-vision environment and deploying flares. Reinhart and Determan are with the 96th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Shannon McKay)

Capt. Andrew Reinhart and Lt. Col. Anthony Determan use their night vision goggles to guide their runway approach April 12, 2014, at the Sioux Falls Airport, S.D. The weekend training missions for the 96th Airlift Squadron and 27th Aerial Port Squadron included preparing and deploying airdrops, unscheduled landings, operating in night-vision environment and deploying flares. Reinhart and Determan are with the 96th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Shannon McKay)

An F-22 Raptor pilot practices his aerial demonstration routine April 10, 2014, over the Ohio River in downtown Louisville, Ky. The F-22 performed in the Thunder Over Louisville air show. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Maj. Dale Greer)

An F-22 Raptor pilot practices his aerial demonstration routine April 10, 2014, over the Ohio River in downtown Louisville, Ky. The F-22 performed in the Thunder Over Louisville air show. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Maj. Dale Greer)

August O’Niell is kissed by his service dog, Kai, April 9, 2014, during the cycling portion of the Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. O’Neill, an Air Force wounded warrior, competed in the 6-mile men’s handcycle heat with four others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr)

August O’Niell is kissed by his service dog, Kai, April 9, 2014, during the cycling portion of the Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. O’Neill, an Air Force wounded warrior, competed in the 6-mile men’s handcycle heat with four others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr)

Senior Airman Sean Meehan, left, and Staff Sgt. Kane Lawlor provide cover after a tactical air insertion with an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter April 10, 2014, at Fort Dix, N.J. The New Jersey National Guard participated in a joint training exercise with the Marine Corps. Meehan and Lawlor are tactical air control party specialists with the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, New Jersey Air National Guard. The helicopter is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 150th Aviation Regiment, New Jersey Army National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Senior Airman Sean Meehan, left, and Staff Sgt. Kane Lawlor provide cover after a tactical air insertion with an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter April 10, 2014, at Fort Dix, N.J. The New Jersey National Guard participated in a joint training exercise with the Marine Corps. Meehan and Lawlor are tactical air control party specialists with the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, New Jersey Air National Guard. The helicopter is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 150th Aviation Regiment, New Jersey Army National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Staff Sgt. Matthew Roberts inspects the intake of an RQ-4 Global Hawk April 15, 2014, in Southwest Asia. The inspection insures the serviceability of the engine fan blades, preventing any foreign objects from damaging the aircraft during flight. Roberts is a dedicated crew chief with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Staff Sgt. Matthew Roberts inspects the intake of an RQ-4 Global Hawk April 15, 2014, in Southwest Asia. The inspection insures the serviceability of the engine fan blades, preventing any foreign objects from damaging the aircraft during flight. Roberts is a dedicated crew chief with the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Senior Airman Kurt Jordan, left, provides rear protection against potential enemy surprises during a compound raid April 9, 2014, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a six-day combat leaders course while living in field conditions. Each day’s mission is designed around the main objective of the day’s classroom instruction, placing practical application of combat maneuvers into complex mission environments. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th SFS is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Senior Airman Kurt Jordan, left, provides rear protection against potential enemy surprises during a compound raid April 9, 2014, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The 710th and 310th Security Forces Squadrons held a six-day combat leaders course while living in field conditions. Each day’s mission is designed around the main objective of the day’s classroom instruction, placing practical application of combat maneuvers into complex mission environments. The 710th SFS is out of Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and the 310th SFS is out of Schriever AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicholas B. Ontiveros)

Mitchell Kieffer increases his speed while racing in the 18-mile men’s bicycle open April 9, 2014, during the Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Kieffer, an Air Force wounded warrior, finished in first place for his category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr)

Mitchell Kieffer increases his speed while racing in the 18-mile men’s bicycle open April 9, 2014, during the Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Kieffer, an Air Force wounded warrior, finished in first place for his category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jette Carr)

A two-person fire attack crew aims a stream of water at an aircraft fire trainer April 10, 2014, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Fire attack crews wear aircraft rescue and firefighting proximity gear for protection when battling aircraft fires. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)

A two-person fire attack crew aims a stream of water at an aircraft fire trainer April 10, 2014, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Fire attack crews wear aircraft rescue and firefighting proximity gear for protection when battling aircraft fires. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)

Members of the 58th Airlift Squadron release unilateral airdrop training loads from a C-17 Globemaster III during an airdrop training mission at the Sooner Drop Zone April 11, 2014, near Hollis, Okla. The 97th Aerial Operations Flight prepares airdrop cargo pallets and loads them onto the C-17s. Their mission provides C-17 aircrews with realistic training scenarios, which consist of on and off loading general cargo and vehicles as well as aerial delivery materials for airdrop training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jesse Lopez)
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Members of the 58th Airlift Squadron release unilateral airdrop training loads from a C-17 Globemaster III during an airdrop training mission at the Sooner Drop Zone April 11, 2014, near Hollis, Okla. The 97th Aerial Operations Flight prepares airdrop cargo pallets and loads them onto the C-17s. Their mission provides C-17 aircrews with realistic training scenarios, which consist of on and off loading general cargo and vehicles as well as aerial delivery materials for airdrop training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jesse Lopez)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during a training sortie April 3, 2014 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Regular flying hours ensure pilots stay sharp and mission ready. The F-16 is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during a training sortie April 3, 2014 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Regular flying hours ensure pilots stay sharp and mission ready. The F-16 is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- This week's photos feature Airmen from 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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