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Airman 1st Class Keith Fussell dons his helmet before training July 17, 2014, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Firefighters spent more than an hour training on the correct ventilation techniques to maintain proper readiness to complete the mission. Fussell is a 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway)

Airman 1st Class Keith Fussell dons his helmet before training July 17, 2014, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Firefighters spent more than an hour training on the correct ventilation techniques to maintain proper readiness to complete the mission. Fussell is a 1st Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II sits under a sun shade July 29, 2014, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The A-10’s primary weapon is a single 30mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun. It can also carry up to 16,000 pounds of mixed ordnance such as cluster bomb units, joint direct attack munitions and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II sits under a sun shade July 29, 2014, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The A-10’s primary weapon is a single 30mm GAU-8/A seven-barrel Gatling gun. It can also carry up to 16,000 pounds of mixed ordnance such as cluster bomb units, joint direct attack munitions and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan)

Staff Sgt. Stephen Moore climbs across an inverted rope July 17, 2014, while competing in an obstacle course challenge as part of Operation Kriegshammer in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Moore is with the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Logistics Readiness Squadron. Airmen with  Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Fighter Wing also participated in the joint training event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Staff Sgt. Stephen Moore climbs across an inverted rope July 17, 2014, while competing in an obstacle course challenge as part of Operation Kriegshammer in Grafenwoehr, Germany. Moore is with the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Logistics Readiness Squadron. Airmen with Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Fighter Wing also participated in the joint training event. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

An F-22 Raptor displays its weapons bays to the crowd July 26, 2014, during the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Arctic Thunder, a biennial event, features more than 40 Air Force, Army and civilian aerial acts. It is the largest two-day event in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jared Becker)

An F-22 Raptor displays its weapons bays to the crowd July 26, 2014, during the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Arctic Thunder, a biennial event, features more than 40 Air Force, Army and civilian aerial acts. It is the largest two-day event in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jared Becker)

A Commissioned Officer Training School student pulls herself across a rope July 24, 2014, during an exercise conditioning course at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Commissioned medical, legal and chaplain officers must go through COT to receive military leadership training. The ropes course is a confidence and team building part of the training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

A Commissioned Officer Training School student pulls herself across a rope July 24, 2014, during an exercise conditioning course at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Commissioned medical, legal and chaplain officers must go through COT to receive military leadership training. The ropes course is a confidence and team building part of the training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Maj. Blaine Jones, Thunderbird 5, lead solo, completes a High Alpha Pass July 27, 2014, during the Arctic Thunder Open House biennial event hosted by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Arctic Thunder features more than 40 Air Force, Army and civilian aerial acts and hosts a crowd of more than 200,000 people. It is the largest two-day event in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr.)

Maj. Blaine Jones, Thunderbird 5, lead solo, completes a High Alpha Pass July 27, 2014, during the Arctic Thunder Open House biennial event hosted by Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Arctic Thunder features more than 40 Air Force, Army and civilian aerial acts and hosts a crowd of more than 200,000 people. It is the largest two-day event in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr.)

An F-22 Raptor performs aerial maneuvers July 25, 2014, in support of the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Arctic Thunder, a biennial event, features more than 40 Air Force, Army and civilian aerial acts and hosts a crowd of more than 200,000 people. It is the largest two-day event in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. The Raptor is assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron, 3rd Operations Group, 3rd Wing at Elmendorf. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joseph Araiza)

An F-22 Raptor performs aerial maneuvers July 25, 2014, in support of the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Arctic Thunder, a biennial event, features more than 40 Air Force, Army and civilian aerial acts and hosts a crowd of more than 200,000 people. It is the largest two-day event in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. The Raptor is assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron, 3rd Operations Group, 3rd Wing at Elmendorf. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joseph Araiza)

Staff Sgt. Joe Braunwarth kneels on the ramp aboard a C-17 Globemaster III July 25, 2014, during parking operations for Arctic Thunder Open House 2014 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Arctic Thunder, a biennial event, features more than 40 Air Force, Army and civilian aerial acts. It is the largest two-day event in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. Braunwarth is a loadmaster with the 517th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.)

Staff Sgt. Joe Braunwarth kneels on the ramp aboard a C-17 Globemaster III July 25, 2014, during parking operations for Arctic Thunder Open House 2014 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Arctic Thunder, a biennial event, features more than 40 Air Force, Army and civilian aerial acts. It is the largest two-day event in the state and one of the premier aerial demonstrations in the world. Braunwarth is a loadmaster with the 517th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo Sr.)

Staff Sgt. Kacie Adsit  relaxes while completing a crossword puzzle during a flight July 20, 2014, in Southwest Asia. Adsit is a C-130 Hercules loadmaster with the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. Loadmasters ensure all cargo and personnel transported are secured and placed for the plane to fly safely. Adsit is deployed here from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock)

Staff Sgt. Kacie Adsit relaxes while completing a crossword puzzle during a flight July 20, 2014, in Southwest Asia. Adsit is a C-130 Hercules loadmaster with the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. Loadmasters ensure all cargo and personnel transported are secured and placed for the plane to fly safely. Adsit is deployed here from the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (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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