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Maj. Blaine Jones, Thunderbird 5 and lead solo, pitches to land as Maj. Jason Curtis, Thunderbird 6 and opposing solo, waits clearance for his pitch to land June 30, 2014, upon returning from a practice demonstration sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Thunderbirds, flying red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons, are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

Maj. Blaine Jones, Thunderbird 5 and lead solo, pitches to land as Maj. Jason Curtis, Thunderbird 6 and opposing solo, waits clearance for his pitch to land June 30, 2014, upon returning from a practice demonstration sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Thunderbirds, flying red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons, are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Larry E. Reid Jr.)

A P-51 Mustang flies side by side with an F-16 Fighting Falcon over the crowd June 28, 2014, during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air Show at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The Warriors Over the Wasatch air show was open to the public June 28 and 29. Events during the show include the U.S. Army parachute team, the Golden Knights; an F-16 attack demonstration by the 388th Fighter Wing and a precision air demonstration by the Thunderbirds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen)

A P-51 Mustang flies side by side with an F-16 Fighting Falcon over the crowd June 28, 2014, during the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air Show at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The Warriors Over the Wasatch air show was open to the public June 28 and 29. Events during the show include the U.S. Army parachute team, the Golden Knights; an F-16 attack demonstration by the 388th Fighter Wing and a precision air demonstration by the Thunderbirds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen)

Airman 1st Class Vincent Hale checks for any cracks on an A-10 Thunderbolt II during Red Flag-Alaska 14-2 June 20, 2014, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. When units deploy to the exercise, maintainers must perform all aircraft maintenance and operate as self-sufficient at Eielson AFB as they would in a wartime environment. Hale is a 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintainer assigned to Osan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Nicole Taylor)

Airman 1st Class Vincent Hale checks for any cracks on an A-10 Thunderbolt II during Red Flag-Alaska 14-2 June 20, 2014, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. When units deploy to the exercise, maintainers must perform all aircraft maintenance and operate as self-sufficient at Eielson AFB as they would in a wartime environment. Hale is a 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft maintainer assigned to Osan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Nicole Taylor)

Tactical response force members approach a launch facility during a recapture, recovery exercise June 26, 2014, in North Dakota. The exercise evaluated the response of security forces to an attack at a simulated breached site. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Bateman)

Tactical response force members approach a launch facility during a recapture, recovery exercise June 26, 2014, in North Dakota. The exercise evaluated the response of security forces to an attack at a simulated breached site. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Bateman)

An Air Force Reserve aircrew flying a C-130 Hercules assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, performs aerial spraying June 25, 2014, over Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The C-130 Hercules and crew sprayed for mosquitos on JB Charleston and is the only unit of its kind in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

An Air Force Reserve aircrew flying a C-130 Hercules assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, performs aerial spraying June 25, 2014, over Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The C-130 Hercules and crew sprayed for mosquitos on JB Charleston and is the only unit of its kind in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Col. Michael Hough throws out the first pitch during the second game of a doubleheader June 26, 2014, at the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Military Appreciation event in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Sky Sox lost the first game to the Iowa Cubs, but won the second game 7-6. Hough is the 21st Space Wing vice commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Philip Carter)

Col. Michael Hough throws out the first pitch during the second game of a doubleheader June 26, 2014, at the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Military Appreciation event in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Sky Sox lost the first game to the Iowa Cubs, but won the second game 7-6. Hough is the 21st Space Wing vice commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Philip Carter)

A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a Royal Air Force RC-135V/W Rivet Joint June 26, 2014, off the coast of England. This was the first time a tanker belonging to the 100th Air Refueling Wing refueled a RAF RC-135. The KC-135 is based at RAF Mildenhall, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan Light)

A KC-135 Stratotanker refuels a Royal Air Force RC-135V/W Rivet Joint June 26, 2014, off the coast of England. This was the first time a tanker belonging to the 100th Air Refueling Wing refueled a RAF RC-135. The KC-135 is based at RAF Mildenhall, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan Light)

An Airman from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, wipes his face after removing his respiratory protection mask June 25, 2014, on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The C-130 Hercules crew sprayed for mosquitos at the base and maintains the Defense Department's only large-area, fixed-wing aerial spray capability to control disease-carrying and pest insects. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit)

An Airman from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, wipes his face after removing his respiratory protection mask June 25, 2014, on Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The C-130 Hercules crew sprayed for mosquitos at the base and maintains the Defense Department's only large-area, fixed-wing aerial spray capability to control disease-carrying and pest insects. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit)

Seven C-130J Super Hercules taxi after landing during the Joint Forcible Entry exercise June 21, 2014, on Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft helped Airmen and Soldiers from Nellis AFB, Nev., and visiting units enhance service cohesiveness, while allowing the opportunity to properly execute large-scale heavy equipment and troop movement. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Stephani Schafer)

Seven C-130J Super Hercules taxi after landing during the Joint Forcible Entry exercise June 21, 2014, on Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft helped Airmen and Soldiers from Nellis AFB, Nev., and visiting units enhance service cohesiveness, while allowing the opportunity to properly execute large-scale heavy equipment and troop movement. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Stephani Schafer)

Members of the Burlington Fire Department fight a fire during training June 23, 2014, in Burlington, N.D. Burlington Fire Department operates on an all-volunteer basis and responds to 50-70 calls per year ranging from wildland to structure fires. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Bateman)
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Members of the Burlington Fire Department fight a fire during training June 23, 2014, in Burlington, N.D. Burlington Fire Department operates on an all-volunteer basis and responds to 50-70 calls per year ranging from wildland to structure fires. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Bateman)

Capt. Robert Carpenter and Senior Airman Michael Stedman salute each other prior to take off during Red Flag-Alaska 14-2 June 20, 2014, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. During the exercise, participants utilized the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex to fly combat training missions. Carpenter is a 25th Fighter Squadron pilot and Stedman is a 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief assigned to Osan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Nicole Taylor)
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Capt. Robert Carpenter and Senior Airman Michael Stedman salute each other prior to take off during Red Flag-Alaska 14-2 June 20, 2014, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. During the exercise, participants utilized the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex to fly combat training missions. Carpenter is a 25th Fighter Squadron pilot and Stedman is a 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief assigned to Osan Air Base, South Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Nicole Taylor)

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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