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A German Luftwaffe Tornado disconnects from the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 14, 2014, over Germany. Since the beginning of fiscal year 2015, Airmen at Royal Air Force Station Mildenhall, England, have performed 62 air refueling missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston)

A German Luftwaffe Tornado disconnects from the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 14, 2014, over Germany. Since the beginning of fiscal year 2015, Airmen at Royal Air Force Station Mildenhall, England, have performed 62 air refueling missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dillon Johnston)

Airman 1st Class Gene Sauder, Staff Sgt. Gary Roland and Senior Airman Justin Mason scout out a safe landing zone for combat-rescue officers during water operations training Oct. 17, 2014, at Long Lake, Wash. Water operations training helps combat rescue officers simulate response to isolated personnel in several water situations. The crew comprised support personnel such as independent duty medical technicians, a safety diver and aircrew flight equipment Airmen in case of an emergency. Sauder and Mason serve as 336th Training Support Squadron AFE specialists and Roland is a 66th Training Squadron water survival instructor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Airman 1st Class Gene Sauder, Staff Sgt. Gary Roland and Senior Airman Justin Mason scout out a safe landing zone for combat-rescue officers during water operations training Oct. 17, 2014, at Long Lake, Wash. Water operations training helps combat rescue officers simulate response to isolated personnel in several water situations. The crew comprised support personnel such as independent duty medical technicians, a safety diver and aircrew flight equipment Airmen in case of an emergency. Sauder and Mason serve as 336th Training Support Squadron AFE specialists and Roland is a 66th Training Squadron water survival instructor. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off Oct. 15, 2014, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-1. The Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces provide combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. The F-16 is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off Oct. 15, 2014, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-1. The Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces provide combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. The F-16 is assigned to the 18th Aggressor Squadron at Eielson AFB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

Numerous C-130 Hercules sit on the parking apron Oct. 17, 2014, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The base has more than 8,000 active-duty military and civilian members who focus on delivering premiere C-130 combat airlift and ensuring mission-ready Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel)

Numerous C-130 Hercules sit on the parking apron Oct. 17, 2014, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The base has more than 8,000 active-duty military and civilian members who focus on delivering premiere C-130 combat airlift and ensuring mission-ready Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Harry Brexel)

Tech. Sgt. Ryan Atoigue adjusts a light attached to his helmet while participating in structural fire training Oct. 20, 2014, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Atoigue's helmet indicates that he is a firecrew captain with the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

Tech. Sgt. Ryan Atoigue adjusts a light attached to his helmet while participating in structural fire training Oct. 20, 2014, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Atoigue's helmet indicates that he is a firecrew captain with the 436th Civil Engineer Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

Airmen from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron jump out of a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 21, 2014, during a training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. An aircrew from the 7th Airlift Squadron flew the C-17 providing Airmen from the 22nd STS the opportunity for static line and high-altitude, low-opening jump training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Keoni Chavarria)

Airmen from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron jump out of a C-17 Globemaster III Oct. 21, 2014, during a training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. An aircrew from the 7th Airlift Squadron flew the C-17 providing Airmen from the 22nd STS the opportunity for static line and high-altitude, low-opening jump training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Keoni Chavarria)

An UH-1N Iroquois hovers 10 feet above water looking for a potential landing zone during water operations training Oct. 17, 2014, at Long Lake, Wash. During the training, pilots and aircrew engineers from the 36th Rescue Flight at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., recertified on water rescue operation procedures. The 36th RQF supports the U.S. Air Force Survival School training through hands-on helicopter operations for more than 3,000 students per year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

An UH-1N Iroquois hovers 10 feet above water looking for a potential landing zone during water operations training Oct. 17, 2014, at Long Lake, Wash. During the training, pilots and aircrew engineers from the 36th Rescue Flight at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., recertified on water rescue operation procedures. The 36th RQF supports the U.S. Air Force Survival School training through hands-on helicopter operations for more than 3,000 students per year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Pilots from the 80th Flying Training Wing’s Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) Program prepare to take off Oct. 22, 2014, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. After successfully completing the 55-week undergraduate pilot training through ENJJPT, all graduates, regardless of their nationality, receive silver U.S. wings, as well as those from their own country, and are awarded the aeronautical rating of pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Danny Webb)

Pilots from the 80th Flying Training Wing’s Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) Program prepare to take off Oct. 22, 2014, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. After successfully completing the 55-week undergraduate pilot training through ENJJPT, all graduates, regardless of their nationality, receive silver U.S. wings, as well as those from their own country, and are awarded the aeronautical rating of pilot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Danny Webb)

Pararescuemen fast-rope from a hovering HH-60G Pave Hawk Oct. 17, 2014, as it hovers over the cadet area at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The pararescuemen, from the 58th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and combat rescue officers, from the 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., performed a combat search and rescue demonstration at the Academy to expose the Cadet Wing to the Air Force combat rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans)

Pararescuemen fast-rope from a hovering HH-60G Pave Hawk Oct. 17, 2014, as it hovers over the cadet area at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. The pararescuemen, from the 58th Rescue Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and combat rescue officers, from the 23rd Wing at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., performed a combat search and rescue demonstration at the Academy to expose the Cadet Wing to the Air Force combat rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Bill Evans)

The Thunderbirds perform the ‘Bottom Up Pass’ Oct. 18, 2014, during the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show in Rome, Ga. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team, flying F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)
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The Thunderbirds perform the ‘Bottom Up Pass’ Oct. 18, 2014, during the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show in Rome, Ga. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team, flying F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

U.S. Air Force Academy wide receiver Jalen Robinette makes what turns out to be the game-winning catch against New Mexico defensive back Jason Boatright during the Oct. 18, 2014, contest between the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons and the University of New Mexico Lobos at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons defeated the Lobos 35-31. (U.S. Air Force/Photo Bill Evans)
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U.S. Air Force Academy wide receiver Jalen Robinette makes what turns out to be the game-winning catch against New Mexico defensive back Jason Boatright during the Oct. 18, 2014, contest between the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons and the University of New Mexico Lobos at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Falcons defeated the Lobos 35-31. (U.S. Air Force/Photo Bill Evans)

The Thunderbirds perform the ‘Delta Opener’ during the Wings and Waves Air Show Oct. 12, 2014, at Daytona Beach, Fla. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team, flying F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)
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The Thunderbirds perform the ‘Delta Opener’ during the Wings and Waves Air Show Oct. 12, 2014, at Daytona Beach, Fla. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team, flying F-16 Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

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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