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The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs June 26, 2014, at Mount Rushmore. The Drill Team recently completed a nine-day, seven-city, 10-performance tour across the Midwest with the U.S. Air Force Band’s rock ensemble Max Impact. During the tour, the two groups performed in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska. (U.S. Air Force Photo/1st Lt. Nathan Wallin)

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs June 26, 2014, at Mount Rushmore. The Drill Team recently completed a nine-day, seven-city, 10-performance tour across the Midwest with the U.S. Air Force Band’s rock ensemble Max Impact. During the tour, the two groups performed in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Nebraska. (U.S. Air Force Photo/1st Lt. Nathan Wallin)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon lands June 30, 2014, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The aircraft returned from integrated training with NATO allies in Poland as part of the persistent presence mission in Eastern Europe and were replaced by U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules cargo aircraft. The F-16 is assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Warren)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon lands June 30, 2014, on Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The aircraft returned from integrated training with NATO allies in Poland as part of the persistent presence mission in Eastern Europe and were replaced by U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules cargo aircraft. The F-16 is assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad Warren)

Service members line the sides of an American flag during the national anthem before a Colorado Rockies game July 7, 2014, in Denver. Marines, Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and retirees came together for the ceremony honoring the military and veterans before the game. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brandon Valle)

Service members line the sides of an American flag during the national anthem before a Colorado Rockies game July 7, 2014, in Denver. Marines, Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen and retirees came together for the ceremony honoring the military and veterans before the game. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brandon Valle)

Senior Airman Brandon Nelson  carries a hose after refueling a C-17 Globemaster III June 30, 2014 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Nelson is a 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron crew chief and is deployed from the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock)

Senior Airman Brandon Nelson carries a hose after refueling a C-17 Globemaster III June 30, 2014 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Nelson is a 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron crew chief and is deployed from the 860th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock)

A 927th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker soars overhead after refueling a C-17 Globemaster III July 1, 2014. The C-17 relies on aerial refueling to complete long-distance missions into and out of the theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit)

A 927th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker soars overhead after refueling a C-17 Globemaster III July 1, 2014. The C-17 relies on aerial refueling to complete long-distance missions into and out of the theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit)

Josh Leavitt  releases an arrow at a target during the 19th annual Military Appreciation Picnic and Arctic Warrior Olympics June 27, 2014, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Leavitt is sergeant in the Army and is assigned to the 109th Transportation Company, he is also a native of Lewiston, Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)

Josh Leavitt releases an arrow at a target during the 19th annual Military Appreciation Picnic and Arctic Warrior Olympics June 27, 2014, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Leavitt is sergeant in the Army and is assigned to the 109th Transportation Company, he is also a native of Lewiston, Idaho. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)

An MQ-1B Predator, left, and an MQ-9 Reaper taxi to the runway in preparation for takeoff June 13, 2014, on Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft are assigned to the 432nd Wing, which trains pilots, sensor operators and other remotely piloted aircraft crewmembers, and conducts combat surveillance and attack operations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen)

An MQ-1B Predator, left, and an MQ-9 Reaper taxi to the runway in preparation for takeoff June 13, 2014, on Creech Air Force Base, Nev. The aircraft are assigned to the 432nd Wing, which trains pilots, sensor operators and other remotely piloted aircraft crewmembers, and conducts combat surveillance and attack operations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen)

Members of the Minot Air Force Base Honor Guard present the colors during a practice session June 20, 2014. Color teams generally consist of four individuals. The colors are carried by the two Airmen in the middle, and are protected by the two rifle guards at each end of the formation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Bateman)

Members of the Minot Air Force Base Honor Guard present the colors during a practice session June 20, 2014. Color teams generally consist of four individuals. The colors are carried by the two Airmen in the middle, and are protected by the two rifle guards at each end of the formation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Bateman)

Senior Airman Marcus Thomas fires a Taser during training June 27, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The Taser fires two small dart-like electrodes which stay connected to the main unit by conductive wire while being propelled by small compressed nitrogen charges. Thomas is a 51st Security Forces Squadron entry controller. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Owsianka)

Senior Airman Marcus Thomas fires a Taser during training June 27, 2014, on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The Taser fires two small dart-like electrodes which stay connected to the main unit by conductive wire while being propelled by small compressed nitrogen charges. Thomas is a 51st Security Forces Squadron entry controller. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Owsianka)

Senior Airman Ricky Jones screams as he leaps over a mud pit in an effort to avoid being submerged in muddy water during the 19th annual Military Appreciation Picnic and Arctic Warrior Olympics June 27, 2014, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Jones’ team lost the tug-of-war battle to U.S. Army Alaska's 109th Transportation Company. Jones is assigned to the 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron, and is a native of Thomson, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)
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Senior Airman Ricky Jones screams as he leaps over a mud pit in an effort to avoid being submerged in muddy water during the 19th annual Military Appreciation Picnic and Arctic Warrior Olympics June 27, 2014, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Jones’ team lost the tug-of-war battle to U.S. Army Alaska's 109th Transportation Company. Jones is assigned to the 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron, and is a native of Thomson, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)

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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