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An F-22 Raptor opens its weapons bay April 26, 2014, during the Defenders of Liberty Air Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The F-22 performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Gonsier)

An F-22 Raptor opens its weapons bay April 26, 2014, during the Defenders of Liberty Air Show at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The F-22 performs both air-to-air and air-to-ground missions allowing full realization of operational concepts vital to the 21st century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Benjamin Gonsier)

Paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) board a C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, April 26, 2014 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Airmen from the 37th AS flew from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to Aviano AB to pick up 150 paratroopers and then transported them to Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania. Upon their arrival, Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, greeted the soldiers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller)

Paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) board a C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, April 26, 2014 at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Airmen from the 37th AS flew from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to Aviano AB to pick up 150 paratroopers and then transported them to Siauliai Air Base, Lithuania. Upon their arrival, Lithuanian President, Dalia Grybauskaite, greeted the soldiers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller)

Capt. Melissa Collins directs element leaders during an Ability to Survive and Operate training April 22, 2014, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The ATSO training tested Eielson Airmen with various emergency situations including chemical and aerial attack, and self-aid and buddy care. Collins is a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering flight officer in charge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

Capt. Melissa Collins directs element leaders during an Ability to Survive and Operate training April 22, 2014, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The ATSO training tested Eielson Airmen with various emergency situations including chemical and aerial attack, and self-aid and buddy care. Collins is a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron engineering flight officer in charge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off for a sortie during Max Thunder April 22, 2014, at Gwangju Air Base, South Korea. The two-week exercise is the air component-led portion of Exercise Foal Eagle and trains both Korean and U.S. Airmen on aerial training. The F-16 is assigned to Osan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off for a sortie during Max Thunder April 22, 2014, at Gwangju Air Base, South Korea. The two-week exercise is the air component-led portion of Exercise Foal Eagle and trains both Korean and U.S. Airmen on aerial training. The F-16 is assigned to Osan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs during the Virginia International Tattoo's Virginia Art Festival April 23, 2014, at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va. The festival is VIT’s signature event in honor of Vietnam veterans and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Devin Scott Michaels)

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs during the Virginia International Tattoo's Virginia Art Festival April 23, 2014, at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va. The festival is VIT’s signature event in honor of Vietnam veterans and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Devin Scott Michaels)

Maj. Barak Amundson and 1st Lt. Matthew Scott fly during a training mission with the Lithuanian air force April 23, 2014, over Lithuania. The 48th Air Expeditionary Group has been conducting the Baltic Air Policing mission here since January and will be handing over the mission to the Polish air force at the beginning of May. Amundson and Scott are 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dana J. Butler)

Maj. Barak Amundson and 1st Lt. Matthew Scott fly during a training mission with the Lithuanian air force April 23, 2014, over Lithuania. The 48th Air Expeditionary Group has been conducting the Baltic Air Policing mission here since January and will be handing over the mission to the Polish air force at the beginning of May. Amundson and Scott are 493rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dana J. Butler)

Airman 1st Class Alex Redden cuts through a corroded support beam while removing a damaged roof April 24, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The roof, which was damaged during the past winter's heavy snowfall, was removed to prevent possible injury and allow dormitory residents access to their bicycle lot. Redden is a 374th Civil Engineer Squadron structures journeyman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez)

Airman 1st Class Alex Redden cuts through a corroded support beam while removing a damaged roof April 24, 2014, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The roof, which was damaged during the past winter's heavy snowfall, was removed to prevent possible injury and allow dormitory residents access to their bicycle lot. Redden is a 374th Civil Engineer Squadron structures journeyman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez)

A B-1B Lancer takes off during Green Flag 14-6 April 24, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The B-1B Lancer is a four-engine supersonic variable sweep wing, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-1B is assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Tam)

A B-1B Lancer takes off during Green Flag 14-6 April 24, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The B-1B Lancer is a four-engine supersonic variable sweep wing, jet-powered strategic bomber. The B-1B is assigned to the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Tam)

Senior Airman Brett Olsen monitors a training fire used to destroy a pile of unserviceable uniform items April 18, 2014, in Southwest Asia. The uniforms were collected over the course of a year and were destroyed to ensure they do not end up being utilized improperly if discarded with normal trash. Olsen is a firefighter with the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and deployed from Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Burke Baker)

Senior Airman Brett Olsen monitors a training fire used to destroy a pile of unserviceable uniform items April 18, 2014, in Southwest Asia. The uniforms were collected over the course of a year and were destroyed to ensure they do not end up being utilized improperly if discarded with normal trash. Olsen is a firefighter with the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and deployed from Randolph Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Burke Baker)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the Diamond Opener during the Defenders of Liberty Air show April 26, 2014, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team, who fly red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)
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The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the Diamond Opener during the Defenders of Liberty Air show April 26, 2014, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team, who fly red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Staff Sgt. Kevin Mulchahey teaches Airmen the proper techniques and steps for the raising and removal of an A-10 Thunderbolt II front windshield April 15, 2014, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Mulchahey is a 362nd Training Squadron instructor with the A-10 crew chief course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Frank Carter)
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Staff Sgt. Kevin Mulchahey teaches Airmen the proper techniques and steps for the raising and removal of an A-10 Thunderbolt II front windshield April 15, 2014, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Mulchahey is a 362nd Training Squadron instructor with the A-10 crew chief course. (U.S. Air Force photo/Frank Carter)

Staff Sgt. Eddie Glover insures that a flight of basic trainees are properly aligned in formation at the 322nd Training Squadron April 17, 2014, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Glover was named the 2014 Military Training Instructor of the Year.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Faske)
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Staff Sgt. Eddie Glover insures that a flight of basic trainees are properly aligned in formation at the 322nd Training Squadron April 17, 2014, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas. Glover was named the 2014 Military Training Instructor of the Year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Benjamin Faske)

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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