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Col. David Kumashiro (left), 62nd Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Gordon Drake, 62nd Airlift Wing command chief, receive hams from local community leaders Dec. 18, 2014, during Operation Ham Grenade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The hams donated from local community leaders will be given to Airmen for their upcoming holiday meal. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Keoni Chavarria)

Col. David Kumashiro and Chief Master Sgt. Gordon Drake receive hams from local community leaders Dec. 18, 2014, during Operation Ham Grenade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. The hams, donated from local community leaders, were given to Airmen for their upcoming holiday meals. Kumashiro is the 62nd Airlift Wing commander and Drake is the 62nd AW command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Keoni Chavarria)

Santa Claus high-fives a service member's child during his visit to the Air Reserve Personnel Center Dec. 19 on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Brig. Gen. Samuel "Bo" Mahaney, ARPC commander, introduced Santa, Mrs. Claus and Sparkle the elf to excited families and children as he discussed the relationship with Santa Claus and the Air Force, which dates back decades. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett)

Santa Claus high-fives a service member's child during his visit to the Air Reserve Personnel Center Dec. 19, 2014, on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Brig. Gen. Samuel "Bo" Mahaney introduced Santa, Mrs. Claus and Sparkle the elf to excited families and children as he discussed the relationship with Santa Claus and the Air Force, which dates back decades. Mahaney is the ARPC commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett)

The Concert Band and Singing Sergeants returned to DAR Constitution Hall this year to perform their Spirit of the Season holiday concert. (US Air Force Photo by Senior Master Sgt Kevin Burns/released)

The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants perform their “Spirit of the Season” holiday concert December 2014, at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. The Singing Sergeants are the Air Force’s premier, 23-member active-duty chorale group. The Concert Band is a symphonic wind ensemble and the largest of six musical groups that comprise the United States Air Force Band. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Burns)

Tech. Sgt. Richy Kruger and Senior Airman James Arredon, Airmen assigned to Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, place holiday wreaths on two graves at Arlington National Cemetery, Dec. 13, 2014. Both Kruger and Arredon said that volunteering to honor the fallen at Arlington was a natural extension of their duties at AFMAO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Captain Raymond Geoffroy/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Richy Kruger and Senior Airman James Arredon place holiday wreaths on two graves Dec. 13, 2014, at Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Va. Both Kruger and Arredon said that volunteering to honor the fallen at Arlington was a natural extension of their duties at Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. (U.S. Air Force photo/Captain Raymond Geoffroy)

Santa Claus arrives via U-2 Dragon Lady during the annual Children's Holiday Party at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 13, 2014. More than 1,000 members of Team Beale attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo/Released)

Santa Claus arrives via U-2 Dragon Lady during the annual Children's Holiday Party Dec. 13, 2014, at Beale Air Force Base, Calif. More than 1,000 members of Beale AFB attended the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert M. Trujillo)

YOUNGSTOWN AIR RESERVE STATION, Ohio -- Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Douglas Shepard, first sergeant of the 910th Maintenance Squadron, and Master Sgt. Virginia Wynn, first sergeant of the 910th Maintenance Group, serve the holiday meal at the Community Activity Center here, Dec. 7, 2014. Unit first sergeants serving the holiday meal to the wing’s Citizen Airmen is a long standing 910th Airlift Wing tradition. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rick Lisum

Chief Master Sgt. Douglas Shepard and Master Sgt. Virginia Wynn serve a holiday meal Dec. 7, 2014, at the Community Activity Center at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio. It is a long standing tradition for unit first sergeants to serve a holiday meal for the Airmen of the 910th Airlift Wing. Shepard is the 910th Maintenance Squadron first sergeant and Wynn is the 910th Maintenance Group first sergeant. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Rick Lisum)

The Keesler Dolphin passes the judging boat during the 29th annual Christmas on the Water parade in Biloxi, Miss. Dec. 6, 2014. The boats, which parade along the gulf coast in full holiday décor, are judged by originality of theme, complexity of design, and overall appearance. Brig. Gen. Patrick Higby, 81st Training Wing commander, and his wife; Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st TRW vice commander, and Maj. Carla Gleason, 81st TRW Public Affairs officer, were judges for the event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Marie Floyd)

The Keesler Dolphin passes the judging boat Dec. 6, 2014, during the 29th annual Christmas on the Water parade in Biloxi, Miss. The boats, which parade along the Gulf Coast in full holiday décor, are judged by originality of theme, complexity of design, and overall appearance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Marie Floyd)

Members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing volunteered to take pledges from a phone bank for WTAE-TV's Project Bundle-Up Telethon Dec. 05, 2014. Project Bundle-Up is a joint partnership with The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania that raises money to provide winter outerwear to local children and senior citizens. (U.S. Air National Guard Photo/Released)

Members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing volunteered to take pledges Dec. 05, 2014, from a phone bank for WTAE-TV's Project Bundle-Up Telethon. Project Bundle-Up is a joint partnership with The Salvation Army of Western Pennsylvania that raises money to provide winter outerwear to local children and senior citizens. (U.S. Air National Guard photo)

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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