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An Airman climbs a rope ladder into an MH-47 Chinook helicopter during helocast alternate insertion and extraction training July 14, 2014, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Airman with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron’s Red Team teamed up with Soldiers from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment for the training. The daytime training allowed five Airmen to climb a rope ladder and three Airmen to be hoisted back into the MH-47. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt.Russ Jackson)

An Airman climbs a rope ladder into an MH-47 Chinook helicopter during helocast alternate insertion and extraction training July 14, 2014, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Airman with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron’s Red Team teamed up with Soldiers from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment for the training. The daytime training allowed five Airmen to climb a rope ladder and three Airmen to be hoisted back into the MH-47. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt.Russ Jackson)

From left, Col. Thaddeus Chamberlain, Staff Sgt. Aaron Kirby and Airman 1st Class Shane Jochum train for an upcoming event July 16, 2014, on Joint Base Langley- Eustis, Va. All three are members of the Air Force cycling team and will participate in The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, a week-long ride with a total distance of about 500 miles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

From left, Col. Thaddeus Chamberlain, Staff Sgt. Aaron Kirby and Airman 1st Class Shane Jochum train for an upcoming event July 16, 2014, on Joint Base Langley- Eustis, Va. All three are members of the Air Force cycling team and will participate in The Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa, a week-long ride with a total distance of about 500 miles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

The Thunderbirds perform a flyover during the national anthem at the Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minn. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team that flies red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stan Parker)

The Thunderbirds perform a flyover during the national anthem at the Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minn. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team that flies red, white and blue F-16 Fighting Falcons (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stan Parker)

A C-130 Hercules taxis on the flightline July 14, 2014, at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. The C-130 crew picked up 12 Airmen assigned to the 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. AE units provide tactical aeromedical evacuation for injured U.S. troops and regional unified commands. Flight nurses and medical technicians have the capability to fly patients on more than five different aircraft, which include the C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotanker, C-21, C-130, and the KC-10 Extender. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kelly Goonan)

A C-130 Hercules taxis on the flightline July 14, 2014, at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass. The C-130 crew picked up 12 Airmen assigned to the 439th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. AE units provide tactical aeromedical evacuation for injured U.S. troops and regional unified commands. Flight nurses and medical technicians have the capability to fly patients on more than five different aircraft, which include the C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotanker, C-21, C-130, and the KC-10 Extender. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kelly Goonan)

Members of the 106th Rescue Wing's Security Forces Squadron train on the M4 carbine and M9 pistol July 13, 2014, at the firing range on Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y. (New York Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Christopher S. Muncy)

Members of the 106th Rescue Wing's Security Forces Squadron train on the M4 carbine and M9 pistol July 13, 2014, at the firing range on Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y. (New York Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Christopher S. Muncy)

A 2nd Bomb Wing B-52H Stratofortress taxis under a spray of water after returning from a mission July 12, 2014, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. This marked the last flight for one crewmember on the aircraft, Lt. Col. Ronald Polomoscanik, the 343rd Bomb Squadron director of operations, who is retiring after 23 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Greg Steele)

A 2nd Bomb Wing B-52H Stratofortress taxis under a spray of water after returning from a mission July 12, 2014, at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. This marked the last flight for one crewmember on the aircraft, Lt. Col. Ronald Polomoscanik, the 343rd Bomb Squadron director of operations, who is retiring after 23 years of service. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Greg Steele)

Members of the 482nd Fighter Wing line perform a foreign object damage walk as part of Wingman Day July 12, 2014, on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. A FOD walk is conducted to remove potentially dangerous debris from the flightline and prevent damage to aircraft fuselage and engines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jaimi L. Upthegrove)

Members of the 482nd Fighter Wing line perform a foreign object damage walk as part of Wingman Day July 12, 2014, on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. A FOD walk is conducted to remove potentially dangerous debris from the flightline and prevent damage to aircraft fuselage and engines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jaimi L. Upthegrove)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker July 10, 2014, over Eastern Afghanistan. The A-10 is assigned to the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan and the KC-135 is assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Its maneuverability at slow speeds and low altitude has made the Thunderbolt II one of the most utilized aircraft for close air support throughout Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker July 10, 2014, over Eastern Afghanistan. The A-10 is assigned to the 303rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan and the KC-135 is assigned to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Its maneuverability at slow speeds and low altitude has made the Thunderbolt II one of the most utilized aircraft for close air support throughout Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Bruch)

Members of Tops in Blue line the front of the stage and perform their finale song July 11, 2014, at Cabrillo High School in Lompoc, Calif. Celebrating 60 years of tradition, the team performed for Vandenberg Air Force Base personnel, families and members of the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Armando Aparicio)

Members of Tops in Blue line the front of the stage and perform their finale song July 11, 2014, at Cabrillo High School in Lompoc, Calif. Celebrating 60 years of tradition, the team performed for Vandenberg Air Force Base personnel, families and members of the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Armando Aparicio)

Airman 1st Class Daniel Gregory welds metal pieces July 9, 2014, on Aviano Air Base, Italy. The fabrication flight is responsible for fashioning tools, aircraft components and other support systems tailored to the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Gregory is a 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technology journeyman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)
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Airman 1st Class Daniel Gregory welds metal pieces July 9, 2014, on Aviano Air Base, Italy. The fabrication flight is responsible for fashioning tools, aircraft components and other support systems tailored to the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Gregory is a 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technology journeyman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

Staff Sgt. Christopher Collins wipes down his aircraft during post-flight inspections following a performance at Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival July 5, 2014, in Battle Creek, Mich. Collins is the Thunderbird 6 dedicated crew chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stan Parker)
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Staff Sgt. Christopher Collins wipes down his aircraft during post-flight inspections following a performance at Battle Creek Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival July 5, 2014, in Battle Creek, Mich. Collins is the Thunderbird 6 dedicated crew chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stan Parker)

Senior Airmen Alexander Day, right, and Chase Jackson observe an F-15E Strike Eagle July 1, 2014, during a tactical air control party evaluation at Ahi Observation Point, Hawaii. Day and Jackson are TAC-P journeymen with the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Allen)
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Senior Airmen Alexander Day, right, and Chase Jackson observe an F-15E Strike Eagle July 1, 2014, during a tactical air control party evaluation at Ahi Observation Point, Hawaii. Day and Jackson are TAC-P journeymen with the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nathan Allen)

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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