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Airman 1st Class Steven (left) and Airman 1st Class Taylor prepare an MQ-9 Reaper for flight during exercise Combat Hammer, May 15, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Reaper crews flew a week-long mission, where they released the GBU-12 Paveway II and AGM-114 Hellfire munitions. Steven and Taylor are 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-9 Reaper crew chiefs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nadine Barclay)

Airman 1st Class Steven (left) and Airman 1st Class Taylor prepare an MQ-9 Reaper for flight during exercise Combat Hammer, May 15, 2014, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Reaper crews flew a week-long mission, where they released the GBU-12 Paveway II and AGM-114 Hellfire munitions. Steven and Taylor are 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron MQ-9 Reaper crew chiefs. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nadine Barclay)

Capt. John Cummings executes a maneuver during a solo demonstration May 21, 2014, at Langley Air Force Base, Va. Local media outlets were invited to watch as the F-22 Raptor demonstration team prepares for the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Air Show and Patriotic Festival held May 30 through June 1. Cummings is a 1st Fighter Wing F-22 pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

Capt. John Cummings executes a maneuver during a solo demonstration May 21, 2014, at Langley Air Force Base, Va. Local media outlets were invited to watch as the F-22 Raptor demonstration team prepares for the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Air Show and Patriotic Festival held May 30 through June 1. Cummings is a 1st Fighter Wing F-22 pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

The 96th Test Wing honor guard stands ready to present the colors at the 29th annual Gate-to-Gate Run May 24, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. More than 1,200 people participated in the 4.4-mile race. Many of the runners paid their respects by dropping off flowers in front of the All Veterans Memorial as they raced by. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

The 96th Test Wing honor guard stands ready to present the colors at the 29th annual Gate-to-Gate Run May 24, 2014, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. More than 1,200 people participated in the 4.4-mile race. Many of the runners paid their respects by dropping off flowers in front of the All Veterans Memorial as they raced by. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Dawn breaks over the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, in Boise, Idaho. Local dignitaries held a Memorial Day Ceremony there later that day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse)

Dawn breaks over the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, in Boise, Idaho. Local dignitaries held a Memorial Day Ceremony there later that day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse)

C.D. Studyvin salutes the U.S. flag during a Memorial Day ceremony May 26, 2014, at the El Paso Cemetery in Derby, Kan. The ceremony was conducted by members of the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars organizations and paid tribute to military members who gave their lives in service to the United States. Studyvin is a Veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Zach Anderson)

C.D. Studyvin salutes the U.S. flag during a Memorial Day ceremony May 26, 2014, at the El Paso Cemetery in Derby, Kan. The ceremony was conducted by members of the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars organizations and paid tribute to military members who gave their lives in service to the United States. Studyvin is a Veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Zach Anderson)

An F-22 Raptor pilot from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker to be refueled May 19, 2014, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, or JPARC, during Red Flag-Alaska 14-1. The JPARC is composed of extensive military operations areas, special use airspace and ranges for a total of more than 67,000 square miles of airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Turner)

An F-22 Raptor pilot from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker to be refueled May 19, 2014, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, or JPARC, during Red Flag-Alaska 14-1. The JPARC is composed of extensive military operations areas, special use airspace and ranges for a total of more than 67,000 square miles of airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Turner)

Military Working Dog Breston subdues a simulated uncooperative suspect during a K-9 competition May 17, 2014, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The K-9 competition brought together military and civilian working dogs to showcase the dogs' skills. Breston is a MWD with the 375th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sarah Hall-Kirchner)

Military Working Dog Breston subdues a simulated uncooperative suspect during a K-9 competition May 17, 2014, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The K-9 competition brought together military and civilian working dogs to showcase the dogs' skills. Breston is a MWD with the 375th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sarah Hall-Kirchner)

Romanian paratroopers perform a high-altitude, low-opening jump out of a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules during exercise Carpathian Spring, May 18, 2014, above Campia Turzii, Romania. C-130J pilots, loadmasters and Army jumpmasters worked together with Romanian paratroopers to ensure their safety during static-line and HALO jumps from the aircraft above Romanian drop zones. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

Romanian paratroopers perform a high-altitude, low-opening jump out of a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules during exercise Carpathian Spring, May 18, 2014, above Campia Turzii, Romania. C-130J pilots, loadmasters and Army jumpmasters worked together with Romanian paratroopers to ensure their safety during static-line and HALO jumps from the aircraft above Romanian drop zones. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

Maintainers deployed with the 48th Air Expeditionary Group hide from icy wind and rain before preparing an F-15C Eagle for takeoff May 15, 2014, at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland. The Airmen are deployed for Icelandic Air Policing, which is part of NATOs commitment to keep Iceland’s airspace safe and secure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

Maintainers deployed with the 48th Air Expeditionary Group hide from icy wind and rain before preparing an F-15C Eagle for takeoff May 15, 2014, at Keflavik International Airport in Iceland. The Airmen are deployed for Icelandic Air Policing, which is part of NATOs commitment to keep Iceland’s airspace safe and secure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

C-5 Galaxy tails on the flightline frame a C-5 on final approach May 19, 2014, to Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. The C-5 has the ability to carry 36 standard pallets and 81 troops simultaneously. (US Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Andrew Biscoe)
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C-5 Galaxy tails on the flightline frame a C-5 on final approach May 19, 2014, to Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. The C-5 has the ability to carry 36 standard pallets and 81 troops simultaneously. (US Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Andrew Biscoe)

Staff Sgt. Lawrence Miller dons a bomb suit before inspecting a suspicious package during a wing inspection scenario, May 17, 2014, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians, bio environmental engineers, security police and firefighters all teamed up for the scenario. Miller is a 31st Civil Engineer Squadron EOD technician. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Conroy)
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Staff Sgt. Lawrence Miller dons a bomb suit before inspecting a suspicious package during a wing inspection scenario, May 17, 2014, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians, bio environmental engineers, security police and firefighters all teamed up for the scenario. Miller is a 31st Civil Engineer Squadron EOD technician. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Conroy)

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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