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Lt. Col. Matthew Yaun conducts aerial operations during a training flight onboard a C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 8, 2014, near Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Training flights are vital to the operational success of Airmen because they help develop the necessary skills for combat and humanitarian missions. Yaun is a pilot assigned to the 300th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo)

Lt. Col. Matthew Yaun conducts aerial operations during a training flight onboard a C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 8, 2014, near Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Training flights are vital to the operational success of Airmen because they help develop the necessary skills for combat and humanitarian missions. Yaun is a pilot assigned to the 300th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo)

Steven Davis shoots a free throw during wheelchair basketball practice Sept. 8, 2014, at the Mayesbrook Field Sport House in London. Davis is a member of the U.S. wheelchair basketball team for the inaugural 2014 Invictus Games. Davis is a retired Navy aviation electrician’s mate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)

Steven Davis shoots a free throw during wheelchair basketball practice Sept. 8, 2014, at the Mayesbrook Field Sport House in London. Davis is a member of the U.S. wheelchair basketball team for the inaugural 2014 Invictus Games. Davis is a retired Navy aviation electrician’s mate. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)

Members of the 121st Air Refueling Wing refuel an F-15E Strike Eagle using a KC-135A Stratotanker Sept. 11, 2014, off the coast of North Carolina during an exercise. The 121st ARW is from the Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Airman 1st Class Wendy Kuhn)

Members of the 121st Air Refueling Wing refuel an F-15E Strike Eagle using a KC-135A Stratotanker Sept. 11, 2014, off the coast of North Carolina during an exercise. The 121st ARW is from the Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Airman 1st Class Wendy Kuhn)

Fairchild Air Force Base firefighters join other regional firefighters as they don their self-contained breathing apparatuses to perform decontamination support near the spill zone of a hazardous materials incident Sept. 14, 2014, near the Washington-Idaho state line. Four firefighters, one technician and a variety of support staff as well as the base’s mobile decontamination and rehabilitation unit joined two dozen other firefighters, trucks and equipment from Spokane regional fire districts in response to the incident. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)

Fairchild Air Force Base firefighters join other regional firefighters as they don their self-contained breathing apparatuses to perform decontamination support near the spill zone of a hazardous materials incident Sept. 14, 2014, near the Washington-Idaho state line. Four firefighters, one technician and a variety of support staff as well as the base’s mobile decontamination and rehabilitation unit joined two dozen other firefighters, trucks and equipment from Spokane regional fire districts in response to the incident. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)

Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Johnson  conducts backing procedures prior to a training flight onboard a C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 8, 2014, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Training flights are vital to the operational success of Airmen because they help develop the necessary skills for combat and humanitarian missions. Johnson is a loadmaster assigned to the 300th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo)

Senior Master Sgt. Phillip Johnson conducts backing procedures prior to a training flight onboard a C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 8, 2014, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Training flights are vital to the operational success of Airmen because they help develop the necessary skills for combat and humanitarian missions. Johnson is a loadmaster assigned to the 300th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Barry Loo)

A water tower was torn down Sept. 16, 2014, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The 200,000 gallon non-potable water source will be replaced by a 5,000 gallon tank at Branch Pond to supply water to the South Gate entry control building. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rebecca Amber)

A water tower was torn down Sept. 16, 2014, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The 200,000 gallon non-potable water source will be replaced by a 5,000 gallon tank at Branch Pond to supply water to the South Gate entry control building. (U.S. Air Force photo/Rebecca Amber)

Capt. Khiem Nguyen examines a patient’s mouth while Staff Sgt. Sagan Barber takes down information during a Retiree Appreciation Day information fair Sept. 13, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The information fair offered opportunities for attendees to consult medical professionals for advice and schedule future treatment. Nguyen is a 99th Dental Squadron Advanced Education in General Dentistry resident and Barber is a 99th DS Dental Clinic technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Timothy Young)

Capt. Khiem Nguyen examines a patient’s mouth while Staff Sgt. Sagan Barber takes down information during a Retiree Appreciation Day information fair Sept. 13, 2014, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The information fair offered opportunities for attendees to consult medical professionals for advice and schedule future treatment. Nguyen is a 99th Dental Squadron Advanced Education in General Dentistry resident and Barber is a 99th DS Dental Clinic technician. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Timothy Young)

Members of Holloman Air Force Base battle for the ball during the annual Oktoberfest International Soccer Match Sept. 13, 2014, at Holloman AFB, N.M. Every year the U.S. Air Force and the German air force compete in a soccer match before the Oktoberfest celebration begins. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon)

Members of Holloman Air Force Base battle for the ball during the annual Oktoberfest International Soccer Match Sept. 13, 2014, at Holloman AFB, N.M. Every year the U.S. Air Force and the German air force compete in a soccer match before the Oktoberfest celebration begins. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chase Cannon)

The ‘supermoon’ rises over the flightline Sept. 8, 2014, at Travis Air force Base, Calif.  Supermoons are full moons that coincide with ‘lunar perigee,’ when the moon's orbit brings it closest to Earth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heide Couch)

The ‘supermoon’ rises over the flightline Sept. 8, 2014, at Travis Air force Base, Calif. Supermoons are full moons that coincide with ‘lunar perigee,’ when the moon's orbit brings it closest to Earth. (U.S. Air Force photo/Heide Couch)

Members of Nellis Air Force Base run with the American flag Sept. 11, 2014, during the Old Glory Challenge at Nellis AFB, Nev. During the challenge, participants were charged with continuously running with the flag in 30-minute increments from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The goal of the event was to help participants remember the events of 9/11, honor those lost in defending freedom and tell the story of all who serve in defense of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)
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Members of Nellis Air Force Base run with the American flag Sept. 11, 2014, during the Old Glory Challenge at Nellis AFB, Nev. During the challenge, participants were charged with continuously running with the flag in 30-minute increments from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The goal of the event was to help participants remember the events of 9/11, honor those lost in defending freedom and tell the story of all who serve in defense of freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)

Airman 1st Class Ryan Neal looks down the sights of an M4 carbine during training Sept. 11, 2014, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The defenders trained on clearing houses, handling noise and domestic calls as well as suicidal situations to maintain currency. Neal is a 36th Security Forces Squadron defender. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks)
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Airman 1st Class Ryan Neal looks down the sights of an M4 carbine during training Sept. 11, 2014, on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The defenders trained on clearing houses, handling noise and domestic calls as well as suicidal situations to maintain currency. Neal is a 36th Security Forces Squadron defender. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks)

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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