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Pararescuemen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., rescue a simulated survivor during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School April 28, 2014, at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho. The Air Force Weapons School encompasses 18 squadrons, teaching 24 weapons instructor courses and 30 combat specialties at eight locations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

Pararescuemen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., rescue a simulated survivor during the U.S. Air Force Weapons School April 28, 2014, at Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho. The Air Force Weapons School encompasses 18 squadrons, teaching 24 weapons instructor courses and 30 combat specialties at eight locations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

A 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group tow team moves a KC-10 Extender, while maintainers participate in a foreign object debris walk April 28, 2014, in Southwest Asia. The group’s mission is to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and aerial refueling in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf)

A 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Group tow team moves a KC-10 Extender, while maintainers participate in a foreign object debris walk April 28, 2014, in Southwest Asia. The group’s mission is to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and aerial refueling in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf)

A pararescueman from the 58th Rescue Squadron out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., performs tree let-down procedures May 5, 2014, at Camp Navajo, Ariz., in part of exercise Angel Thunder. In 2006, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., conducted the first Angel Thunder as a base-specific exercise. It has since grown to be the largest and most realistic joint service, multinational, interagency combat search and rescue exercise in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff. Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter)

A pararescueman from the 58th Rescue Squadron out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., performs tree let-down procedures May 5, 2014, at Camp Navajo, Ariz., in part of exercise Angel Thunder. In 2006, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., conducted the first Angel Thunder as a base-specific exercise. It has since grown to be the largest and most realistic joint service, multinational, interagency combat search and rescue exercise in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff. Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter)

An F-22 Raptor maneuvers after being in-air refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker April 25, 2014, over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The F-22 is an advanced capability that can be provided to the Combined Forces Air Component Commander within the region to enhance missions supporting stability and security. Since 2009, the Air Force has frequently deployed the F-22 to the Pacific and multiple times to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)

An F-22 Raptor maneuvers after being in-air refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker April 25, 2014, over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. The F-22 is an advanced capability that can be provided to the Combined Forces Air Component Commander within the region to enhance missions supporting stability and security. Since 2009, the Air Force has frequently deployed the F-22 to the Pacific and multiple times to Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)

Senior Airman Brandon Johnson sweeps away gravel in front of Hursey Gate April 22, 2014, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Johnson is a pavements and construction journeyman with the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Turner)

Senior Airman Brandon Johnson sweeps away gravel in front of Hursey Gate April 22, 2014, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Johnson is a pavements and construction journeyman with the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Turner)

A Navy HH-60H Seahawk from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron84, extracts Air Force combat controllers during Emerald Warrior, May 2, 2014, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Emerald Warrior is an annual, joint exercise to train special operations, conventional and partner nation forces in combat scenarios designed to hone special operations air and ground combat skills, and is the Department of Defenses only irregular warfare exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)

A Navy HH-60H Seahawk from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron84, extracts Air Force combat controllers during Emerald Warrior, May 2, 2014, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Emerald Warrior is an annual, joint exercise to train special operations, conventional and partner nation forces in combat scenarios designed to hone special operations air and ground combat skills, and is the Department of Defenses only irregular warfare exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Tim Chacon)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the Five-Card Loop May 3, 2014, during Thunder Over Solano open house at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The event demonstrated the Air Force's commitment to the American people with two days of dynamic aviation performances, static displays and interactive booths.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform the Five-Card Loop May 3, 2014, during Thunder Over Solano open house at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The event demonstrated the Air Force's commitment to the American people with two days of dynamic aviation performances, static displays and interactive booths.(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

A CV-22 Osprey from the 8th Special Operations Squadron, flies members of the deployed aircraft ground response element May 2, 2014, during Emerald Warrior over Hurlburt Field, Fla. Emerald Warrior is an annual, joint exercise to train special operations, conventional and partner nation forces in combat scenarios to hone special operations air and ground combat skills, and is the Department of Defense's only irregular warfare exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jasmonet Jackson)

A CV-22 Osprey from the 8th Special Operations Squadron, flies members of the deployed aircraft ground response element May 2, 2014, during Emerald Warrior over Hurlburt Field, Fla. Emerald Warrior is an annual, joint exercise to train special operations, conventional and partner nation forces in combat scenarios to hone special operations air and ground combat skills, and is the Department of Defense's only irregular warfare exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jasmonet Jackson)

Members of the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron jump from an MC-130H Combat Talon II May 2, 2014, during Emerald Warrior over Hurlburt Field, Fla. Emerald Warrior is an annual, joint exercise to train special operations, conventional and partner nation forces in combat scenarios designed to hone special operations air and ground combat skills, and is the Department of Defense's only irregular warfare exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller)

Members of the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron jump from an MC-130H Combat Talon II May 2, 2014, during Emerald Warrior over Hurlburt Field, Fla. Emerald Warrior is an annual, joint exercise to train special operations, conventional and partner nation forces in combat scenarios designed to hone special operations air and ground combat skills, and is the Department of Defense's only irregular warfare exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller)

An 80th Fighter Squadron pilot comes in for landing May 7, 2014, after completing a sortie at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. Beverly Bulldog 14-2 tested Kunsan AB’s ability to tackle obstacles on the ground and air to ensure continued operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales)
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An 80th Fighter Squadron pilot comes in for landing May 7, 2014, after completing a sortie at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. Beverly Bulldog 14-2 tested Kunsan AB’s ability to tackle obstacles on the ground and air to ensure continued operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales)

A 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter hovers above a skiff to hoist critically burned sailors May 5, 2014, 600 nautical miles off the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The pararescuemen transported the injured sailors to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where they were transferred to a HC-130J Combat King II that flew them to the University of California, San Diego, Calif., regional burn unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Adam Grant)
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A 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter hovers above a skiff to hoist critically burned sailors May 5, 2014, 600 nautical miles off the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The pararescuemen transported the injured sailors to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where they were transferred to a HC-130J Combat King II that flew them to the University of California, San Diego, Calif., regional burn unit. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Adam Grant)

Staff Sgt. Jeffery Daum leads his military working dog, Zuzu, through an obstacle course April 12, 2104, during a demonstration at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Daum is a member of the 96th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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Staff Sgt. Jeffery Daum leads his military working dog, Zuzu, through an obstacle course April 12, 2104, during a demonstration at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Daum is a member of the 96th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Tech. Sgt. Mathias Hauser, inspects the rotor blades of an HH-60G Pave Hawk May 6, 2014, at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, Ariz. One of Hauser’s responsibilities is to conduct preflight inspections to ensure the aircraft is mission ready. Hauser is a 41st Rescue Squadron special mission’s aviator out of Moody Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter)
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Tech. Sgt. Mathias Hauser, inspects the rotor blades of an HH-60G Pave Hawk May 6, 2014, at Flagstaff Pulliam Airport, Ariz. One of Hauser’s responsibilities is to conduct preflight inspections to ensure the aircraft is mission ready. Hauser is a 41st Rescue Squadron special mission’s aviator out of Moody Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jamal D. Sutter)

Staff Sgt. Mike Marquez holds an aerial refueling boom stable while refueling an A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 2, 2014, over Northeast Afghanistan. The A-10 Thunderbolt II, piloted by Capt. Nick Harris, is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. The KC-10 Extender aircrew provided aerial refueling to coalition aircraft operating over Afghanistan for more than eight hours on this single mission. Marquez is a KC-10 Extender advanced aerial tanker and cargo aircraft boom operator with the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)
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Staff Sgt. Mike Marquez holds an aerial refueling boom stable while refueling an A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 75th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, April 2, 2014, over Northeast Afghanistan. The A-10 Thunderbolt II, piloted by Capt. Nick Harris, is the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. The KC-10 Extender aircrew provided aerial refueling to coalition aircraft operating over Afghanistan for more than eight hours on this single mission. Marquez is a KC-10 Extender advanced aerial tanker and cargo aircraft boom operator with the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)

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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