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Katie, a Sesame Street character, reaches out to children in the audience during a performance May 28, 2014, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The show was designed to shine a light on difficult situations a military child may face while allowing parents the opportunity to address stressful situations that may arise while serving in the armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Scott Saldukas)

Katie, a Sesame Street character, reaches out to children in the audience during a performance May 28, 2014, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The show was designed to shine a light on difficult situations a military child may face while allowing parents the opportunity to address stressful situations that may arise while serving in the armed forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Scott Saldukas)

A U.S. Air Force pararescueman descends from an Icelandic Super Puma during a ceremony May 30, 2014, commemorating a rescue mission on the coastline of Voldlavik, Iceland. During the mission, U.S. Airmen saved the lives of six Icelanders stranded aboard their ship.. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

A U.S. Air Force pararescueman descends from an Icelandic Super Puma during a ceremony May 30, 2014, commemorating a rescue mission on the coastline of Voldlavik, Iceland. During the mission, U.S. Airmen saved the lives of six Icelanders stranded aboard their ship.. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly the Delta formation May 28, 2014, over Falcon Stadium during the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation ceremony. The flyover marks the first return of the Thunderbirds to Colorado Springs since sequestration last year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly the Delta formation May 28, 2014, over Falcon Stadium during the U.S. Air Force Academy graduation ceremony. The flyover marks the first return of the Thunderbirds to Colorado Springs since sequestration last year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

A Douglas C-47 Skytrain, known as Whiskey 7, flies alongside a C-130J Super Hercules, May 30, 2014, over Germany. The C-47 came to Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, for a week to participate in base activities with its legacy unit, the 37th Airlift Squadron, before returning to Normandy to recreate its historical role from World War II and drop paratroopers over the original drop zone in Sainte-Mere Eglise, France. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller)

A Douglas C-47 Skytrain, known as Whiskey 7, flies alongside a C-130J Super Hercules, May 30, 2014, over Germany. The C-47 came to Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, for a week to participate in base activities with its legacy unit, the 37th Airlift Squadron, before returning to Normandy to recreate its historical role from World War II and drop paratroopers over the original drop zone in Sainte-Mere Eglise, France. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller)

Tech. Sgt. Andy Strause signals to nearby aircraft May 7, 2014, while on a joint refueling training mission out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. During the mission, the MC-130P Combat Shadow crew from the 17th Special Operations Squadron refueled two helicopters and performed essential pilot training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Maeson L.Elleman)

Tech. Sgt. Andy Strause signals to nearby aircraft May 7, 2014, while on a joint refueling training mission out of Kadena Air Base, Japan. During the mission, the MC-130P Combat Shadow crew from the 17th Special Operations Squadron refueled two helicopters and performed essential pilot training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Maeson L.Elleman)

Aircrew members assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing accompany Col. Jeannie Leavitt (middle) on her final flight, May 29, 2014, over North Carolina. Leavitt will depart Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., for an assignment to the Pentagon as the principle military assistant to the Secretary of Defense. Leavitt is the 4th FW commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho)

Aircrew members assigned to the 4th Fighter Wing accompany Col. Jeannie Leavitt (middle) on her final flight, May 29, 2014, over North Carolina. Leavitt will depart Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., for an assignment to the Pentagon as the principle military assistant to the Secretary of Defense. Leavitt is the 4th FW commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho)

Senior Airman Richard Gates uses a laptop to diagnose possible malfunctions May 27, 2014, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Gates is a fuels system repair technician with the 19th Maintenance Group. The 19th MXG fuels system repair flight works on fuel, water cell tanks, bladder cells and external tanks. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel)

Senior Airman Richard Gates uses a laptop to diagnose possible malfunctions May 27, 2014, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Gates is a fuels system repair technician with the 19th Maintenance Group. The 19th MXG fuels system repair flight works on fuel, water cell tanks, bladder cells and external tanks. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel)

Capt. Phillip Chapman taxis into position on the runway May 28, 2014, during Maple Flag in Edmonton/Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada. Maple Flag is an international exercise designed to enhance the interoperability of C-130 Hercules aircrews, maintainers and support specialists in a simulated combat environment. Chapman is a C-130 pilot with the 302nd Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr.)

Capt. Phillip Chapman taxis into position on the runway May 28, 2014, during Maple Flag in Edmonton/Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada. Maple Flag is an international exercise designed to enhance the interoperability of C-130 Hercules aircrews, maintainers and support specialists in a simulated combat environment. Chapman is a C-130 pilot with the 302nd Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr.)

An F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft piloted by Col. Jeannie Leavitt receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker during her final flight, May 29, 2014, over North Carolina. During her career as the first female fighter pilot, Leavitt recorded more than 2,600 flying hours in the F-15E. Leavitt is the 4th Fighter Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho)

An F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft piloted by Col. Jeannie Leavitt receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker during her final flight, May 29, 2014, over North Carolina. During her career as the first female fighter pilot, Leavitt recorded more than 2,600 flying hours in the F-15E. Leavitt is the 4th Fighter Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho)

An F-15E Strike Eagle taxis to a parking spot May 26, 2014, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The aircraft, deployed from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, is supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf)
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An F-15E Strike Eagle taxis to a parking spot May 26, 2014, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The aircraft, deployed from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, is supporting Operation Enduring Freedom and Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf)

Tech. Sgt. Austin Becker plays hacky sack with other maintainers May 26, 2014, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Hacky sack is a longstanding maintenance tradition in deployed environments, helping to build morale and unit cohesion. Becker is assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech.Sgt. Russ Scalf)
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Tech. Sgt. Austin Becker plays hacky sack with other maintainers May 26, 2014, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Hacky sack is a longstanding maintenance tradition in deployed environments, helping to build morale and unit cohesion. Becker is assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech.Sgt. Russ Scalf)

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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