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Firefighters of the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department spray a mock F-15 Eagle engine with water during live-fire training Aug. 13, 2014, at the burn pit on Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. All firefighters are required to conduct live-fire training twice a year to avoid skill fade and keep their qualifications current. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Trevor T. McBride)

Firefighters of the 48th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department spray a mock F-15 Eagle engine with water during live-fire training Aug. 13, 2014, at the burn pit on Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. All firefighters are required to conduct live-fire training twice a year to avoid skill fade and keep their qualifications current. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Trevor T. McBride)

Members from the 36th Airlift Squadron step to their aircraft during the first day of Red Flag-Alaska Aug. 11, 2014, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska is an exercise that provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad C. Strohmeyer)

Members from the 36th Airlift Squadron step to their aircraft during the first day of Red Flag-Alaska Aug. 11, 2014, at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska is an exercise that provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad C. Strohmeyer)

Senior Airman Austin Daniel flies with the Raiders Flight Demonstration Team in a Yakovlev Yak-52 demonstration aircraft Aug. 13, 2014, over the beaches of Atlantic City, N.J. during the Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air Show.  Daniel, an Airman with the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, is an F-16C Fighting Falcon crew chief. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Senior Airman Austin Daniel flies with the Raiders Flight Demonstration Team in a Yakovlev Yak-52 demonstration aircraft Aug. 13, 2014, over the beaches of Atlantic City, N.J. during the Thunder Over the Boardwalk Air Show. Daniel, an Airman with the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Fighter Wing, is an F-16C Fighting Falcon crew chief. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a DigitalGlobe WorldView-3 satellite successfully launches Aug. 13th, 2014, from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Joe Davila)

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying a DigitalGlobe WorldView-3 satellite successfully launches Aug. 13th, 2014, from Space Launch Complex-3 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Joe Davila)

A crew chief cleans the canopy of an F-16 Fighting Falcon Aug. 12, 2014, during Relampago, which means lightning, 2014 at Rionegro, Colombia. Relampago is a combined air cooperation engagement with Colombia. Airmen and F-16s are participating in the first major joint-air training opportunity under the auspices of the South Carolina National Guard's State Partnership Program with the country of Colombia. The crew chief is assigned to the South Carolina ANG’s 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.(U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago)

A crew chief cleans the canopy of an F-16 Fighting Falcon Aug. 12, 2014, during Relampago, which means lightning, 2014 at Rionegro, Colombia. Relampago is a combined air cooperation engagement with Colombia. Airmen and F-16s are participating in the first major joint-air training opportunity under the auspices of the South Carolina National Guard's State Partnership Program with the country of Colombia. The crew chief is assigned to the South Carolina ANG’s 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.(U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Jorge Intriago)

Senior Airman Jason Nonog prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for takeoff Aug. 13, 2014, during an air-to-ground exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The Weapons System Evaluation Program is an annual training exercise where the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of guided munitions are evaluated. The 510th Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the 494th FS from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, joined the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen)

Senior Airman Jason Nonog prepares an F-16 Fighting Falcon for takeoff Aug. 13, 2014, during an air-to-ground exercise at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. The Weapons System Evaluation Program is an annual training exercise where the effectiveness, maintainability, suitability and accuracy of guided munitions are evaluated. The 510th Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, and the 494th FS from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, joined the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill AFB, for the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen)

A C-130 Hercules waits for approval from the air traffic control tower prior to takeoff Aug. 5, 2014, during an off-site training sortie at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The training prepared aircrew personnel for the upcoming Red Flag-Alaska exercise. The C-130 is assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad C. Strohmeyer)

A C-130 Hercules waits for approval from the air traffic control tower prior to takeoff Aug. 5, 2014, during an off-site training sortie at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The training prepared aircrew personnel for the upcoming Red Flag-Alaska exercise. The C-130 is assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Chad C. Strohmeyer)

Maj. Scott Belton, left, and Senior Airman Nicholas Priest lead the U.S. Air Force Color Team and ceremonial guardsmen August 9, 2014, during the Bud Billiken Parade in Chicago. Belton is the assistant director of operations and Priest is a member of the Color Flight Team within the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nesha Humes)

Maj. Scott Belton, left, and Senior Airman Nicholas Priest lead the U.S. Air Force Color Team and ceremonial guardsmen August 9, 2014, during the Bud Billiken Parade in Chicago. Belton is the assistant director of operations and Priest is a member of the Color Flight Team within the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nesha Humes)

F-16 Fighting Falcon Thunderbirds with the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron perform aerial maneuvers Aug. 3, 2014, during the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stan Parker)

F-16 Fighting Falcon Thunderbirds with the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron perform aerial maneuvers Aug. 3, 2014, during the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wis. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stan Parker)

Maj. Joel Dopson rides his bicycle Aug. 7, 2014, on Patrol Road at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Dopson has completed approximately 25 triathlons and one Ironman competition during the last eight years. Dopson, the 9th Air Force chief of flight safety, plans on competing in an Ironman competition in October. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom)
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Maj. Joel Dopson rides his bicycle Aug. 7, 2014, on Patrol Road at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. Dopson has completed approximately 25 triathlons and one Ironman competition during the last eight years. Dopson, the 9th Air Force chief of flight safety, plans on competing in an Ironman competition in October. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom)

Firefighters from the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron put out a fire during an exercise Aug. 5, 2014, on Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The exercise focused on the ability to respond, survive and operate in a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear contaminated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Bateman)
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Firefighters from the 5th Civil Engineer Squadron put out a fire during an exercise Aug. 5, 2014, on Minot Air Force Base, N.D. The exercise focused on the ability to respond, survive and operate in a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear contaminated environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany Y. Bateman)

F-15 Eagles fly over the wildland fires in Southern Ore. following a routine training mission. Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premiere F-15C schoolhouse for the Air Force. (High-G Productions photo/Jim "Hazy" Hazeltine)
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F-15 Eagles fly over the wildland fires in Southern Ore. following a routine training mission. Oregon Air National Guard’s 173rd Fighter Wing is home to the premiere F-15C schoolhouse for the Air Force. (High-G Productions photo/Jim "Hazy" Hazeltine)

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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