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Jeremiah Means, Wounded Warrior athlete, checks his targets during competition shooting practice Aug. 3, 2014, at Fort Collins, Colo. The athletes are conducting their final group practices prior to the upcoming Invictus Games in London Sept. 10 through14 and the Warrior Games Sept. 28 through Oct. 4, 2014.  (U.S. Air Force photo\ Staff Sgt.Tim Chacon)

Jeremiah Means, Wounded Warrior athlete, checks his targets during competition shooting practice Aug. 3, 2014, at Fort Collins, Colo. The athletes are conducting their final group practices prior to the upcoming Invictus Games in London Sept. 10 through14 and the Warrior Games Sept. 28 through Oct. 4, 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo\ Staff Sgt.Tim Chacon)

A C-5 Galaxy flies behind a KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., during an air refueling training exercise, Aug. 5, 2014. The C-5 is assigned to the Air Force Reserve 433rd Airlift Wing, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The KC-135 was operated by an aircrew made up of reservists from the 931st Air Refueling Group at McConnell. The 931 ARG regularly supports air refueling training for new C-5 pilots who are attending training at the Formal Training Unit (FTU) at Joint Base San Antonio. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Brad Beyer)

A C-5 Galaxy flies behind a KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., during an air refueling training exercise, Aug. 5, 2014. The C-5 is assigned to the Air Force Reserve 433rd Airlift Wing, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas. The KC-135 was operated by an aircrew made up of reservists from the 931st Air Refueling Group at McConnell. The 931 ARG regularly supports air refueling training for new C-5 pilots who are attending training at the Formal Training Unit (FTU) at Joint Base San Antonio. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Brad Beyer)

Senior Airman Stefan Eiermann reviews a checklist before an airdrop at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Aug. 1, 2014. Eiermann is a loadmaster with the 774th Expeditionary Squadron. Loadmasters are using a new system for airdrops, the Wireless Gate Release System, that keeps them safely behind payloads exiting the aircraft. Eiermann is deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)

Senior Airman Stefan Eiermann reviews a checklist before an airdrop at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Aug. 1, 2014. Eiermann is a loadmaster with the 774th Expeditionary Squadron. Loadmasters are using a new system for airdrops, the Wireless Gate Release System, that keeps them safely behind payloads exiting the aircraft. Eiermann is deployed from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wis., Aug. 3, 2014. AirVenture 2014 is the annual airplane convention celebrating homebuilt aircraft. The Thunderbirds are the official demonstration team of the U.S. Air Force based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform during the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wis., Aug. 3, 2014. AirVenture 2014 is the annual airplane convention celebrating homebuilt aircraft. The Thunderbirds are the official demonstration team of the U.S. Air Force based at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben)

An HC-130P Combat King flies overhead at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 5, 2014. The aircraft and the Airmen onboard returned to Moody after a five-month deployment in support of Air Forces Africa, completing the final deployment for active-duty HC-130Ps. The aircraft and its crew are assigned to the 71st Rescue Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan)

An HC-130P Combat King flies overhead at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Aug. 5, 2014. The aircraft and the Airmen onboard returned to Moody after a five-month deployment in support of Air Forces Africa, completing the final deployment for active-duty HC-130Ps. The aircraft and its crew are assigned to the 71st Rescue Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Callaghan)

Staff Sgt. Janine Sung places a bilaminate mouth guard onto its tooth mold to ensure it fits properly on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 29, 2014. Sung is a laboratory technician with the 51st Dental Squadron. Mouth guards are used to protect the teeth from grinding or if the patient has other jaw-related issues. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Owsianka)

Staff Sgt. Janine Sung places a bilaminate mouth guard onto its tooth mold to ensure it fits properly on Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, July 29, 2014. Sung is a laboratory technician with the 51st Dental Squadron. Mouth guards are used to protect the teeth from grinding or if the patient has other jaw-related issues. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Owsianka)

The 172d Airlift Wing was represented by this C-17 Globemaster on static display during the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wis., Aug. 3, 2014. The wing is a unit of the Mississippi Air National Guard stationed at Allen C. Thompson ANGB Field in Jackson.  AirVenture 2014 is an annual airplane convention celebrating homebuilt aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben)

The 172d Airlift Wing was represented by this C-17 Globemaster on static display during the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture, in Oshkosh, Wis., Aug. 3, 2014. The wing is a unit of the Mississippi Air National Guard stationed at Allen C. Thompson ANGB Field in Jackson. AirVenture 2014 is an annual airplane convention celebrating homebuilt aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chris Hibben)

Capt. Armands Rutkis, a Joint Tactical Air Controller from the Latvian armed forces, marks a drop zone with smoke to allow a C-130 Hercules to drop simulated cargo during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich. on Aug. 5, 2014. The C-130 is based with the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill. Operation Northern Strike 2014 is a joint multi-national combined arms training exercise conducted in Michigan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Scott Thompson)

Capt. Armands Rutkis, a Joint Tactical Air Controller from the Latvian armed forces, marks a drop zone with smoke to allow a C-130 Hercules to drop simulated cargo during Operation Northern Strike 2014 near Rogers City, Mich. on Aug. 5, 2014. The C-130 is based with the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill. Operation Northern Strike 2014 is a joint multi-national combined arms training exercise conducted in Michigan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Scott Thompson)

A C-17 Globemaster III airdrops a pallet over a Hawaiian drop zone on Aug. 1, 2014. The C-17, from the 535th Airlift Squadron, provides airlift and airdrop capabilities to the Pacific theater. The airdrop mission is part of the routine training for the aircrew and logistics personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards)

A C-17 Globemaster III airdrops a pallet over a Hawaiian drop zone on Aug. 1, 2014. The C-17, from the 535th Airlift Squadron, provides airlift and airdrop capabilities to the Pacific theater. The airdrop mission is part of the routine training for the aircrew and logistics personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephany Richards)

An HH-60 Pave Hawk flies over the Malemute drop zone during a pararescue training mission on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 30, 2014. The rescue squadron trains with many of the aircraft units on base to carry out routine training missions to stay proficient in their required skills. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tammie Ramsouer)
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An HH-60 Pave Hawk flies over the Malemute drop zone during a pararescue training mission on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, July 30, 2014. The rescue squadron trains with many of the aircraft units on base to carry out routine training missions to stay proficient in their required skills. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tammie Ramsouer)

Senior Airman Christopher Moore removes the engine of a truck July 18, 2014, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Moore, a vehicle mechanic with the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, deployed from the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock)
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Senior Airman Christopher Moore removes the engine of a truck July 18, 2014, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. Moore, a vehicle mechanic with the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, deployed from the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany 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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