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U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Russell Anderson floats down to the ground Oct. 24, 2014, after jumping from a C-130 Hercules over the Coyle Drop Zone, N.J. The C-130 is assigned to the Delaware Air National Guard's 166th Airlift Wing. Anderson is from the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne). (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Russell Anderson floats down to the ground Oct. 24, 2014, after jumping from a C-130 Hercules over the Coyle Drop Zone, N.J. The C-130 is assigned to the Delaware Air National Guard's 166th Airlift Wing. Anderson is from the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne). (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Security Forces Squadron and local law enforcement officers move toward the sound of gunfire Oct. 24, 2014, during an active shooter exercise at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. The 177th SFS hosted the training event, which was the culmination of active shooter and tactical combat casualty care classes attended by security forces Airmen as well as police officers from the local community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

Airmen from the New Jersey Air National Guard's 177th Security Forces Squadron and local law enforcement officers move toward the sound of gunfire Oct. 24, 2014, during an active shooter exercise at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. The 177th SFS hosted the training event, which was the culmination of active shooter and tactical combat casualty care classes attended by security forces Airmen as well as police officers from the local community. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

The sun rises Sept. 26, 2014, above KC-135R Stratotankers on the New Jersey Air National Guard flightline at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The KC-135Rs belong to the 108th Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

The sun rises Sept. 26, 2014, above KC-135R Stratotankers on the New Jersey Air National Guard flightline at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The KC-135Rs belong to the 108th Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

U.S. Army paratroopers standby while approaching their designated drop zone aboard a C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing Oct. 8, 2014, in the skies above Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. This is the second opportunity for the Flying Yankees to successfully aid in the preparation and execution of paratrooper air drops during joint Army air transportation training missions with their newly-assigned aircraft. (Photo courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Tufic Paone)

U.S. Army paratroopers standby while approaching their designated drop zone aboard a C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 103rd Airlift Wing Oct. 8, 2014, in the skies above Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. This is the second opportunity for the Flying Yankees to successfully aid in the preparation and execution of paratrooper air drops during joint Army air transportation training missions with their newly-assigned aircraft. (Photo courtesy of Tech. Sgt. Tufic Paone)

Thunderbirds pilots perform for thousands of air show spectators Oct. 26, 2014, during the Alliance Air show at Forth Worth, Texas. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

Thunderbirds pilots perform for thousands of air show spectators Oct. 26, 2014, during the Alliance Air show at Forth Worth, Texas. The Thunderbirds are the Air Force’s precision flying demonstration team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

A B-2 Spirit bomber taxis on a flightline Oct. 26, 2014, during Exercise Global Thunder 15. The B-2 is one of the key aircraft used to support U.S. Strategic Command’s global strike and bomber assurance and deterrence missions. Its stealth capabilities provide U.S. decision makers the capability to deter strategic attacks and, if necessary, penetrate the most secure defense systems to rapidly deliver its payload. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joel Pfiester)

A B-2 Spirit bomber taxis on a flightline Oct. 26, 2014, during Exercise Global Thunder 15. The B-2 is one of the key aircraft used to support U.S. Strategic Command’s global strike and bomber assurance and deterrence missions. Its stealth capabilities provide U.S. decision makers the capability to deter strategic attacks and, if necessary, penetrate the most secure defense systems to rapidly deliver its payload. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joel Pfiester)

Airmen from the 9th Airlift Squadron and 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron with Marines from the Marine Expeditionary Brigade load vehicles into a C-5M Super Galaxy Oct. 6, 2014, at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Airmen and Marines loaded more than 266,000 pounds of cargo onto the C-5M as part of retrograde operations in Afghanistan. During this mission, the crew reached more than 11 million pounds of cargo transported in a 50-day period. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock)

Airmen from the 9th Airlift Squadron and 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron with Marines from the Marine Expeditionary Brigade load vehicles into a C-5M Super Galaxy Oct. 6, 2014, at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Airmen and Marines loaded more than 266,000 pounds of cargo onto the C-5M as part of retrograde operations in Afghanistan. During this mission, the crew reached more than 11 million pounds of cargo transported in a 50-day period. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock)

Ranger Assessment Course students conduct a foot patrol Oct. 10, 2014, at the Silver Flag alpha range, Nev. RAC is the first step for Airmen who want to go to U.S. Army Ranger School. About 80 percent of Airmen who graduate RAC and go to Ranger School complete it and receive the Ranger tab. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen)

Ranger Assessment Course students conduct a foot patrol Oct. 10, 2014, at the Silver Flag alpha range, Nev. RAC is the first step for Airmen who want to go to U.S. Army Ranger School. About 80 percent of Airmen who graduate RAC and go to Ranger School complete it and receive the Ranger tab. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen)

A C-17 Globemaster III takes off into the mountains Oct. 23, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Since 2006, the annual airfield traffic count has increased from 143,705 to 333,610 as the support for Operation Enduring Freedom nears its end. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)

A C-17 Globemaster III takes off into the mountains Oct. 23, 2014, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Since 2006, the annual airfield traffic count has increased from 143,705 to 333,610 as the support for Operation Enduring Freedom nears its end. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)

Staff Sgt. Chad Bohr prepares to engage a gunman during an active shooter training session at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The 20th Security Forces Squadron schedules active shooter training twice a month to ensure their personnel are fully capable of handling a real active shooter situation. Bohr is a 20th SFS patrolman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom)
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Staff Sgt. Chad Bohr prepares to engage a gunman during an active shooter training session at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The 20th Security Forces Squadron schedules active shooter training twice a month to ensure their personnel are fully capable of handling a real active shooter situation. Bohr is a 20th SFS patrolman. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom)

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing participates in Vigilant Shield 15 Oct. 24, 2014, at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Vigilant Shield field training exercise is a bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command exercise that provides realistic training and practice for American and Canadian forces. NORAD ensures U.S. and Canadian air sovereignty through a network of alert fighters, tankers, airborne early warning aircraft, and ground-based air defense assets cued by interagency and defense surveillance radars. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Wright)
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A B-52 Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing participates in Vigilant Shield 15 Oct. 24, 2014, at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Vigilant Shield field training exercise is a bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command exercise that provides realistic training and practice for American and Canadian forces. NORAD ensures U.S. and Canadian air sovereignty through a network of alert fighters, tankers, airborne early warning aircraft, and ground-based air defense assets cued by interagency and defense surveillance radars. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justin Wright)

Capts. Matthew Upchurch, left, and Jennifer Nolta take off Oct. 6, 2014, from Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Airmen from the 9th Airlift Squadron transported more than 266,000 pounds of cargo as part of retrograde operations in Afghanistan. Aircrews for the retrograde operations are managed by the 385th Air Expeditionary Group Detachment 1 and this flight surpassed 11 million pounds of cargo transported in a 50-day timespan. During this time, crews under the 385th AEG broke Air Mobility Command’s operational cargo load record five times. The heaviest load to date is 280,880 pounds. Upchurch and Nolta are C-5M Super Galaxy pilots with the 9th AS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock)
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Capts. Matthew Upchurch, left, and Jennifer Nolta take off Oct. 6, 2014, from Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. Airmen from the 9th Airlift Squadron transported more than 266,000 pounds of cargo as part of retrograde operations in Afghanistan. Aircrews for the retrograde operations are managed by the 385th Air Expeditionary Group Detachment 1 and this flight surpassed 11 million pounds of cargo transported in a 50-day timespan. During this time, crews under the 385th AEG broke Air Mobility Command’s operational cargo load record five times. The heaviest load to date is 280,880 pounds. Upchurch and Nolta are C-5M Super Galaxy pilots with the 9th AS. (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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