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Maj. Jeff Bliss, right, and Capt. Brett Polage, wash off the windows of a C-130J Super Hercules May 17, 2014, at Riga International Airport, Latvia, after air dropping American and Lithuanian paratroopers over Lithuania. Pilots and loadmasters from the 37th Airlift Squadron, alongside an 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, spent four days across three Baltic countries assisting in personnel drops of allied partners and American service members. Bliss and Polage are 37th AS pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan)

Maj. Jeff Bliss, right, and Capt. Brett Polage, wash off the windows of a C-130J Super Hercules May 17, 2014, at Riga International Airport, Latvia, after air dropping American and Lithuanian paratroopers over Lithuania. Pilots and loadmasters from the 37th Airlift Squadron, alongside an 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, spent four days across three Baltic countries assisting in personnel drops of allied partners and American service members. Bliss and Polage are 37th AS pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan)

A pararescueman, deployed for Icelandic Air Policing, rappels down the side of a glacier May 18, 2014, during training near Keflavik, Iceland. Although the Airman’s primary objective is to rescue downed aircrew deployed with the 48th Air Expeditionary Group, the trip provides an opportunity to accomplish training objectives the rescue team wouldn’t ordinarily be able to complete near their home station of Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

A pararescueman, deployed for Icelandic Air Policing, rappels down the side of a glacier May 18, 2014, during training near Keflavik, Iceland. Although the Airman’s primary objective is to rescue downed aircrew deployed with the 48th Air Expeditionary Group, the trip provides an opportunity to accomplish training objectives the rescue team wouldn’t ordinarily be able to complete near their home station of Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Aggressor Squadron fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker during Red Flag-Alaska 14, May 15, 2014 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. The 18th AS out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, trains allied and coalition forces with real-world combat scenarios by mimicking adversarial flying techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Zachary Perras)

Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 18th Aggressor Squadron fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker during Red Flag-Alaska 14, May 15, 2014 over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. The 18th AS out of Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, trains allied and coalition forces with real-world combat scenarios by mimicking adversarial flying techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Zachary Perras)

Staff Sgt. Misty Skiles marks hits on targets after a competitor has completed a pistol shooting competition May 15, 2014, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Skiles is a 436th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

Staff Sgt. Misty Skiles marks hits on targets after a competitor has completed a pistol shooting competition May 15, 2014, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Skiles is a 436th Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

Members of the 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron convoy response force and 91st Security Support Squadron tactical response force respond to opposing forces during a recapture, recovery exercise May 15, 2014, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The purpose of this training is to maintain readiness for launch facility recapture. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Auld)

Members of the 791st Missile Security Forces Squadron convoy response force and 91st Security Support Squadron tactical response force respond to opposing forces during a recapture, recovery exercise May 15, 2014, at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The purpose of this training is to maintain readiness for launch facility recapture. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Auld)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron takes off during Red Flag Alaska 14, May 13, 2014, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The 18th AGRS tests visiting units' combat capability by acting as an enemy force throughout the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron takes off during Red Flag Alaska 14, May 13, 2014, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The 18th AGRS tests visiting units' combat capability by acting as an enemy force throughout the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

Airmen participate in the monthly Warfit Run, May 14, 2014, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. The run was part of the installation's Wingman and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher DeWitt)

Airmen participate in the monthly Warfit Run, May 14, 2014, at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo. The run was part of the installation's Wingman and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher DeWitt)

A low-cost, low-altitude, or LCLA, bundle exits a C-130H Hercules May 14, 2014,  during Exercise Balikatan near Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines. Aircrews from the 36th Airlift Squadron demonstrated the unique LCLA airdrop technique alongside Republic of the Philippine counterparts in order to practice the ability to deliver humanitarian aid and supplies to remote regions. The C-130H is assigned to the 36th AS, Yokota Air Base, Japan. (Courtesy photo/Maj. Teodoro Apalisok)

A low-cost, low-altitude, or LCLA, bundle exits a C-130H Hercules May 14, 2014, during Exercise Balikatan near Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines. Aircrews from the 36th Airlift Squadron demonstrated the unique LCLA airdrop technique alongside Republic of the Philippine counterparts in order to practice the ability to deliver humanitarian aid and supplies to remote regions. The C-130H is assigned to the 36th AS, Yokota Air Base, Japan. (Courtesy photo/Maj. Teodoro Apalisok)

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the U.S. and Royal Jordanian air forces, as well as an F-18 Hornet from the U.S. Marine Corps, fly in formation during Exercise Eager Tiger May 13, 2014, over the Dead Sea in Jordan. Hosted annually in Jordan, the exercise allows fighter pilots and maintainers from around the world to exchange knowledge while increasing interoperability and showing their dedication to regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Roidan Carlson)

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the U.S. and Royal Jordanian air forces, as well as an F-18 Hornet from the U.S. Marine Corps, fly in formation during Exercise Eager Tiger May 13, 2014, over the Dead Sea in Jordan. Hosted annually in Jordan, the exercise allows fighter pilots and maintainers from around the world to exchange knowledge while increasing interoperability and showing their dedication to regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Roidan Carlson)

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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