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Staff Sgt. David Garcia throws an M-69 practice grenade during the last iteration of the M-67 fragmentation grenade training class Aug. 30, 2014, at Silver Flag Alpha, Nev. Students completed this course as part of their predeployment training in case of an event that requires use of grenades. Garcia is an evaluator with the 99th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen)

Staff Sgt. David Garcia throws an M-69 practice grenade during the last iteration of the M-67 fragmentation grenade training class Aug. 30, 2014, at Silver Flag Alpha, Nev. Students completed this course as part of their predeployment training in case of an event that requires use of grenades. Garcia is an evaluator with the 99th Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off for Poland, Sept. 5, 2014, from Aviano Air Base, Italy. The 31st Fighter Wing will be participating in a joint training exercise, Ample Strike, to expand upon ongoing efforts to build partnerships and interoperability in Europe. The F-16 is assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off for Poland, Sept. 5, 2014, from Aviano Air Base, Italy. The 31st Fighter Wing will be participating in a joint training exercise, Ample Strike, to expand upon ongoing efforts to build partnerships and interoperability in Europe. The F-16 is assigned to the 510th Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines)

An E-3 Sentry (AWACS) prepares for a refuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker Aug. 20, 2014, over Illinois. The E-3 is assigned to the Air Force Reserve’s 513th Air Control Group at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and the KC-135 is assigned to the Air Force Reserve’s 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. Indiana’s two flying wings partnered together to fly 37 employers of guardsmen and reservists on a ‘boss lift’ aimed at educating them about their employees’ military service and responsibilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)

An E-3 Sentry (AWACS) prepares for a refuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker Aug. 20, 2014, over Illinois. The E-3 is assigned to the Air Force Reserve’s 513th Air Control Group at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., and the KC-135 is assigned to the Air Force Reserve’s 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind. Indiana’s two flying wings partnered together to fly 37 employers of guardsmen and reservists on a ‘boss lift’ aimed at educating them about their employees’ military service and responsibilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Mark R. W. Orders-Woempner)

Airman 1st Class Kyle A. Wade checks valid identification Sept. 4, 2014, to process authorized individuals onto Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The 87th Security Forces Squadron provides physical security for McGuire's people and priority aircraft. They also extend security support to visiting dignitaries and transient aircraft. Wade is a member of the 87th SFS and is a native of Loveland, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo/Russ Meseroll)

Airman 1st Class Kyle A. Wade checks valid identification Sept. 4, 2014, to process authorized individuals onto Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The 87th Security Forces Squadron provides physical security for McGuire's people and priority aircraft. They also extend security support to visiting dignitaries and transient aircraft. Wade is a member of the 87th SFS and is a native of Loveland, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo/Russ Meseroll)

Soldiers execute jumps out of a C-130 Hercules Sept. 3, 2014, at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan,. The Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the C-130 is assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Soldiers execute jumps out of a C-130 Hercules Sept. 3, 2014, at Combined Arms Training Center Camp Fuji, Japan,. The Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) and the C-130 is assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Thousands of visitors crowd the flightline Sept. 6, 2014, during the Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Yokota welcomed approximately 148,000 visitors during the two-day festival. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael Washburn)

Thousands of visitors crowd the flightline Sept. 6, 2014, during the Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Yokota welcomed approximately 148,000 visitors during the two-day festival. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael Washburn)

Soldiers conduct a jump demonstration from a C-130 Hercules Sept. 7, 2014, during the Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Yokota welcomed approximately 148,000 visitors during the two-day festival. The Soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne). (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael Washburn)

Soldiers conduct a jump demonstration from a C-130 Hercules Sept. 7, 2014, during the Japanese-American Friendship Festival at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Yokota welcomed approximately 148,000 visitors during the two-day festival. The Soldiers are assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne). (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael Washburn)

A C-130 Hercules performs aerial spraying of mosquitos Sept. 6, 2014, over Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The insecticide the unit uses is mixed with water to dilute the product. The C-130 and Air Force Reserve aircrew are assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

A C-130 Hercules performs aerial spraying of mosquitos Sept. 6, 2014, over Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The insecticide the unit uses is mixed with water to dilute the product. The C-130 and Air Force Reserve aircrew are assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Airmen maneuver through traffic lights while towing an F-15 Eagle down Watson Boulevard to the Warner Robins City Hall, Warner Robins, Ga. Sept. 6, 2014. The aircraft was loaned to the city by the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Air Control Wing to serve as a static display for a new veteran’s memorial. The Airmen moving the aircraft are assigned to the 116th Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Regina Young)

Airmen maneuver through traffic lights while towing an F-15 Eagle down Watson Boulevard to the Warner Robins City Hall, Warner Robins, Ga. Sept. 6, 2014. The aircraft was loaned to the city by the Georgia Air National Guard’s 116th Air Control Wing to serve as a static display for a new veteran’s memorial. The Airmen moving the aircraft are assigned to the 116th Maintenance Group. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Regina Young)

A Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon prepares for a refuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to Royal Air Force Station Mildenhall, England, during a training sortie Sept. 5, 2014, over Norway. The KC-135 was part of a four-ship which enables tankers to provide concentrated aerial refueling support for large forces during major operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christine Griffiths)
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A Royal Norwegian Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon prepares for a refuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to Royal Air Force Station Mildenhall, England, during a training sortie Sept. 5, 2014, over Norway. The KC-135 was part of a four-ship which enables tankers to provide concentrated aerial refueling support for large forces during major operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christine Griffiths)

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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