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Staff Sgt. Hai Spletstoser fires a shotgun while training June 25, 2014, at the Catoosa Training Site, Tunnel Hill, Ga. The Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Security Forces Squadron is the security arm of the 116th Air Control Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. The squadron deployed to the Catoosa Training Site for annual training where they received extensive classroom and hands-on training to hone their skills on various firearms such as the M4 carbine, M203 grenade launcher and the M240 and M249 machine guns. Spletstoser is a combat arms instructor with the 116th SFS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Roger Parsons)

Staff Sgt. Hai Spletstoser fires a shotgun while training June 25, 2014, at the Catoosa Training Site, Tunnel Hill, Ga. The Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Security Forces Squadron is the security arm of the 116th Air Control Wing, Robins Air Force Base, Ga. The squadron deployed to the Catoosa Training Site for annual training where they received extensive classroom and hands-on training to hone their skills on various firearms such as the M4 carbine, M203 grenade launcher and the M240 and M249 machine guns. Spletstoser is a combat arms instructor with the 116th SFS. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Roger Parsons)

An HC-130P/N King takes off June 18, 2014, from Hubbard landing zone, Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Aircrew members assigned with the HC-130 were participating in a two-week course hosted by the Advanced Airlift Tactical Training Center attached to Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing. The aircraft is assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 102d Rescue Squadron. (DOD photo/Senior Airman Patrick P. Evenson)

An HC-130P/N King takes off June 18, 2014, from Hubbard landing zone, Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Aircrew members assigned with the HC-130 were participating in a two-week course hosted by the Advanced Airlift Tactical Training Center attached to Missouri Air National Guard’s 139th Airlift Wing. The aircraft is assigned to the New York Air National Guard’s 102d Rescue Squadron. (DOD photo/Senior Airman Patrick P. Evenson)

Airman 1st Class Cory Kalin sprays a piece of metal during a penetrant test June 18, 2014, on Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. Penetrant testing is a method of detecting surface cracks, corrosion, scratches and other surface impurities which create cavities and voids on the surface of metals or other structural materials. Kalin is a nondestructive inspection specialist with the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Airman 1st Class Cory Kalin sprays a piece of metal during a penetrant test June 18, 2014, on Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. Penetrant testing is a method of detecting surface cracks, corrosion, scratches and other surface impurities which create cavities and voids on the surface of metals or other structural materials. Kalin is a nondestructive inspection specialist with the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II performs a show of force during Red Flag-Alaska 14-2, June 23, 2014, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Alaska. The A-10 provides close air support, typically called in by joint terminal attack controllers, to ground units with its GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun. The aircraft is assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Zachary Perras)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II performs a show of force during Red Flag-Alaska 14-2, June 23, 2014, over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, Alaska. The A-10 provides close air support, typically called in by joint terminal attack controllers, to ground units with its GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun. The aircraft is assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Zachary Perras)

Staff Sgt. Zackery Coder checks computer data during Red Flag-Alaska 14-2, June 19, 2014, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Coder ensured the F-16 Fighting Falcon was ready for the next sortie. He is a crew chief with the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Osan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

Staff Sgt. Zackery Coder checks computer data during Red Flag-Alaska 14-2, June 19, 2014, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Coder ensured the F-16 Fighting Falcon was ready for the next sortie. He is a crew chief with the 36th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, Osan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

Senior Airman Mike Mitchell laughs with a Senegalese musician during a concert June 14, 2014, at a local cultural center in Dakar, Senegal. U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Airmen were in Senegal for the African Partnership Flight, a program designed to improve communication and interoperability between regional partners in Africa. The band played multiple venues in the area to inspire children and musicians through the universal language of music. Mitchell is a keyboardist with the USAFE-AFRICA band. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane)

Senior Airman Mike Mitchell laughs with a Senegalese musician during a concert June 14, 2014, at a local cultural center in Dakar, Senegal. U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Airmen were in Senegal for the African Partnership Flight, a program designed to improve communication and interoperability between regional partners in Africa. The band played multiple venues in the area to inspire children and musicians through the universal language of music. Mitchell is a keyboardist with the USAFE-AFRICA band. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane)

An F-15 Eagle takes off during Red Flag-Alaska 14-2, June 16, 2014, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. The aircraft is assigned to the 159th Fighter Squadron, Florida Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Turner)

An F-15 Eagle takes off during Red Flag-Alaska 14-2, June 16, 2014, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. The aircraft is assigned to the 159th Fighter Squadron, Florida Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Turner)

Staff Sgt. Lakan Ello uses a chalk dispenser to make an on-deck circle June 18, 2014, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. New chalk lines are put down every game day to keep the field maintained for the players. Ello is a fitness specialist with the 628th Force Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman George Goslin)

Staff Sgt. Lakan Ello uses a chalk dispenser to make an on-deck circle June 18, 2014, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. New chalk lines are put down every game day to keep the field maintained for the players. Ello is a fitness specialist with the 628th Force Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman George Goslin)

Children observe a basketball game between U.S. Airmen and Philippine airmen June 19, 2014, at Buyong Elementary School in Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines. The service members were participating in Operation Pacific Unity 14-6, a 31-day bilateral project that renovated utilities and constructed classrooms for a school. The Airmen are assigned to the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amber E. N. Jacobs)

Children observe a basketball game between U.S. Airmen and Philippine airmen June 19, 2014, at Buyong Elementary School in Barangay Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines. The service members were participating in Operation Pacific Unity 14-6, a 31-day bilateral project that renovated utilities and constructed classrooms for a school. The Airmen are assigned to the 374th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amber E. N. Jacobs)

Staff Sgt. Timothy Kennedy marshals a Latvian Mi-8 helicopter in part of sling-load operations training during the Air Force-specific portion of Saber Strike June 17, 2014, on Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia. During the final week of Saber Strike 2014 the 435th Contingency Response Group, in conjunction with the 37th Airlift Squadron, trained on the full capabilities to open the Latvian air base. They also trained with Latvian and Estonian service members on airfield operations, command and control of air and space forces, weather support, and protection of operational forces, aircraft maintenance, and aerial port services. Kennedy is assigned to the 435th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko)
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Staff Sgt. Timothy Kennedy marshals a Latvian Mi-8 helicopter in part of sling-load operations training during the Air Force-specific portion of Saber Strike June 17, 2014, on Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia. During the final week of Saber Strike 2014 the 435th Contingency Response Group, in conjunction with the 37th Airlift Squadron, trained on the full capabilities to open the Latvian air base. They also trained with Latvian and Estonian service members on airfield operations, command and control of air and space forces, weather support, and protection of operational forces, aircraft maintenance, and aerial port services. Kennedy is assigned to the 435th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko)

Senior Airman Sergio Verdin provides security during a training exercise with members of the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and the French air force’s 311th Fighter Squadron June 12, 2014, in Djibouti. Verdin is a tactical air control party member with the 82nd ERQS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lakisha A. Croley)
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Senior Airman Sergio Verdin provides security during a training exercise with members of the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and the French air force’s 311th Fighter Squadron June 12, 2014, in Djibouti. Verdin is a tactical air control party member with the 82nd ERQS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lakisha A. Croley)

Senior Airman Rachel Rodgers speaks with Airman 1st Class Justis Strahan and Senior Airman Ryan Frantaccia about maintenance and refueling procedures for a B-52 Stratofortress June 11, 2014, at Royal Air Force Fairford, England. The Airmen, all based at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., deployed with fellow Barksdale AFB Airmen to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility to train with U.S. and allied military forces in the region. Rodgers is a fuels distribution operator with the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron. Strahan and Frantaccia are both crew chiefs with the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson)
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Senior Airman Rachel Rodgers speaks with Airman 1st Class Justis Strahan and Senior Airman Ryan Frantaccia about maintenance and refueling procedures for a B-52 Stratofortress June 11, 2014, at Royal Air Force Fairford, England. The Airmen, all based at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., deployed with fellow Barksdale AFB Airmen to the U.S. European Command area of responsibility to train with U.S. and allied military forces in the region. Rodgers is a fuels distribution operator with the 2nd Logistics Readiness Squadron. Strahan and Frantaccia are both crew chiefs with the 2nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson)

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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