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Four-year-old James Aldendifer is lifted onto the wing of the P-51 Mustang by his father Mark while attending the 2014 Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show July 19, 2014, on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Record crowds gathered at Offutt AFB to attend the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Josh Plueger)

Four-year-old James Aldendifer is lifted onto the wing of the P-51 Mustang by his father Mark while attending the 2014 Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show July 19, 2014, on Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Record crowds gathered at Offutt AFB to attend the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Josh Plueger)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off July 16, 2014, during exercise Beverly Midnight 14-2 at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The operational readiness exercise assesses mission capabilities and ensures Airmen are in a constant state of readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Taylor Curry)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off July 16, 2014, during exercise Beverly Midnight 14-2 at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. The operational readiness exercise assesses mission capabilities and ensures Airmen are in a constant state of readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Taylor Curry)

Retired Staff Sgt. Elbert Scott hugs a fellow veteran after a medal presentation ceremony in his honor July 21, 2014, in downtown Goldsboro, N.C. Scott served at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., with the 4th Supply Squadron until his honorable discharge in 1962. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley)

Retired Staff Sgt. Elbert Scott hugs a fellow veteran after a medal presentation ceremony in his honor July 21, 2014, in downtown Goldsboro, N.C. Scott served at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., with the 4th Supply Squadron until his honorable discharge in 1962. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Brittain Crolley)

Lt. Col. David Rayman conducts preflight checks July 17, 2014, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The flight put Rayman past the 3,000-hour mark in the A-10C Thunderbolt II. Rayman is the 75th Fighter Squadron commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan)

Lt. Col. David Rayman conducts preflight checks July 17, 2014, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The flight put Rayman past the 3,000-hour mark in the A-10C Thunderbolt II. Rayman is the 75th Fighter Squadron commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan)

Capt. Leslie Jones, examines the teeth of Master Sgt. Francesca Seehausen July 22, 2014, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 39th Medical Group dental clinic provides care to the base populace to keep service members mission ready and deployable. Jones is a 39th MDG dentist and Seehausen is the 39th MDG dental flight chief.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

Capt. Leslie Jones, examines the teeth of Master Sgt. Francesca Seehausen July 22, 2014, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The 39th Medical Group dental clinic provides care to the base populace to keep service members mission ready and deployable. Jones is a 39th MDG dentist and Seehausen is the 39th MDG dental flight chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

An F-22 Raptor soars through the skies at the 2014 Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show held July 19, 2014, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The F-22 Demo Team was one of the premier acts at the air show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Josh Plueger)

An F-22 Raptor soars through the skies at the 2014 Defenders of Freedom Open House and Air Show held July 19, 2014, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. The F-22 Demo Team was one of the premier acts at the air show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Josh Plueger)

Service members with the Peterson Air Force Base Fire Department conduct live training with the Cimarron Hills Fire Department July 21, 2014, at a special training facility on Peterson AFB, Colo. All firefighters in attendance had a chance to practice specialized tactics against a real fire. The all steel training structure ‘fueled’ by a massive propane tank is designed to resemble a C-130 Hercules airframe and provides firefighters with a realistic scenario to train with and maintain skills. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Golembesky)

Service members with the Peterson Air Force Base Fire Department conduct live training with the Cimarron Hills Fire Department July 21, 2014, at a special training facility on Peterson AFB, Colo. All firefighters in attendance had a chance to practice specialized tactics against a real fire. The all steel training structure ‘fueled’ by a massive propane tank is designed to resemble a C-130 Hercules airframe and provides firefighters with a realistic scenario to train with and maintain skills. (U.S. Air Force photo/Michael Golembesky)

A B-2 Spirit flies into position June 11, 2014, during a refueling mission over the North Atlantic Ocean. The B-2 is conducting training flights and regional familiarization in the U.S. European Command area of operations. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Paul Villanueva II)

A B-2 Spirit flies into position June 11, 2014, during a refueling mission over the North Atlantic Ocean. The B-2 is conducting training flights and regional familiarization in the U.S. European Command area of operations. The B-2 is a multi-role bomber capable of delivering both conventional and nuclear munitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Paul Villanueva II)

Tech. Sgt. Joe Lovanisci climbs the inverted rope challenge July 17, 2014, on an obstacle course at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.  Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing and the Idaho ANG's 124th Fighter Wing ran the obstacle course as part of Operation Kriegshammer, a joint training mission for tactical air control party members, security forces specialists, and force support Airmen. Lovanisci is assigned to the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, located on Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Tech. Sgt. Joe Lovanisci climbs the inverted rope challenge July 17, 2014, on an obstacle course at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing and the Idaho ANG's 124th Fighter Wing ran the obstacle course as part of Operation Kriegshammer, a joint training mission for tactical air control party members, security forces specialists, and force support Airmen. Lovanisci is assigned to the 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, located on Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

An F-15E Strike Eagle lands during Red Flag 14-3 July 15, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag exercises involve a variety of attack, fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, electronic warfare aircraft, air superiority aircraft, airlift support, search and rescue aircraft, and aerial refueling aircraft. The F-15E is assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)
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An F-15E Strike Eagle lands during Red Flag 14-3 July 15, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag exercises involve a variety of attack, fighter, bomber, reconnaissance, electronic warfare aircraft, air superiority aircraft, airlift support, search and rescue aircraft, and aerial refueling aircraft. The F-15E is assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)

Senior Airman Matthew Brimmer inspects a bomb rack during a load crew competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The competition is meant to incite enthusiasm and morale among Airmen, as they strive for the title of load crew of the quarter. Brimmer is a 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crewmember. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lauren Pitts)
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Senior Airman Matthew Brimmer inspects a bomb rack during a load crew competition at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The competition is meant to incite enthusiasm and morale among Airmen, as they strive for the title of load crew of the quarter. Brimmer is a 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons load crewmember. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lauren Pitts)

Master Sgt. Scott Francesangeli directs a K-loader to the back of a C-130H Hercules July 20, 2014, in Southwest Asia. Loadmasters ensure all cargo and personnel to be transported are placed and secured properly to ensure the plane can take off and fly safely. Francesangeli is a 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130H loadmaster. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock)
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Master Sgt. Scott Francesangeli directs a K-loader to the back of a C-130H Hercules July 20, 2014, in Southwest Asia. Loadmasters ensure all cargo and personnel to be transported are placed and secured properly to ensure the plane can take off and fly safely. Francesangeli is a 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron C-130H loadmaster. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock)

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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