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Airman 1st Class Ray Simon  looks out of his thermalized A-frame tent during arctic survival school Jan. 15, 2015, near Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The thermalized A-frame is designed to keep survivors warm and dry in arctic environments. Simon is a 3rd Maintenance Support Squadron crew chief. The story about Arctic Survival School will be published in the February issue of Airman magazine. To find out more information or to read other Airman stories, visit http://airman.dodlive.mil.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)

Airman 1st Class Ray Simon looks out of his thermalized A-frame tent during arctic survival school Jan. 15, 2015, near Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The thermalized A-frame is designed to keep survivors warm and dry in arctic environments. Simon is a 3rd Maintenance Support Squadron crew chief. The story about Arctic Survival School will be published in the February issue of Airman magazine. To find out more information or to read other Airman stories, visit http://airman.dodlive.mil. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Wilson rests with his M1 Garand with a fixed bayonet during U.S. Air Force Honor Guard drill team training Jan. 13, 2015, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Md. While practicing drill movements, trainees risk getting cut with the 11-inch bayonet. Wilson is a U.S. Air Force honor guardsman. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Nesha Humes)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Wilson rests with his M1 Garand with a fixed bayonet during U.S. Air Force Honor Guard drill team training Jan. 13, 2015, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Md. While practicing drill movements, trainees risk getting cut with the 11-inch bayonet. Wilson is a U.S. Air Force honor guardsman. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Nesha Humes)

Airmen prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft Jan. 17, 2015, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, in transit to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. More than 150 maintainers will keep the 18th Aggressor Squadron in the air during Pacific Air Forces exercises, which are meant to prepare Airmen, Sailors and Marines, along with coalition partners in the Pacific theater, of operations for contingency operations if the need arises. The Airmen are from the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner)

Airmen prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft Jan. 17, 2015, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, in transit to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, and Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. More than 150 maintainers will keep the 18th Aggressor Squadron in the air during Pacific Air Forces exercises, which are meant to prepare Airmen, Sailors and Marines, along with coalition partners in the Pacific theater, of operations for contingency operations if the need arises. The Airmen are from the 354th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner)

Airman 1st Class Austin Conway checks the pressure in a tire Jan. 14, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron is responsible for servicing more than 1000 vehicles on and off base. Conway is a 86th VRS general purpose light vehicle mechanic. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

Airman 1st Class Austin Conway checks the pressure in a tire Jan. 14, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron is responsible for servicing more than 1000 vehicles on and off base. Conway is a 86th VRS general purpose light vehicle mechanic. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

Two 56th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawks respond in a combat search and rescue scenario Jan. 16, 2015, on Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. Unlike other rescue squadrons, the 56th RQS is the only unit with a dedicated combat search and rescue force to conduct personnel recovery for a joint force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Trevor T. McBride)

Two 56th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawks respond in a combat search and rescue scenario Jan. 16, 2015, on Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. Unlike other rescue squadrons, the 56th RQS is the only unit with a dedicated combat search and rescue force to conduct personnel recovery for a joint force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Trevor T. McBride)

Senior Airmen Christopher Hofer and Dillon Howell inspect chains that secure a P-19 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Vehicle inside of a C-130 Hercules Jan. 14, 2015, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a readiness inspection. The inspection was designed to evaluate areas such a rapid mobility response to simulated contingencies. The Airmen are both 36th Airlift Squadron loadmasters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Senior Airmen Christopher Hofer and Dillon Howell inspect chains that secure a P-19 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting Vehicle inside of a C-130 Hercules Jan. 14, 2015, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a readiness inspection. The inspection was designed to evaluate areas such a rapid mobility response to simulated contingencies. The Airmen are both 36th Airlift Squadron loadmasters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Senior Airman Josh Miller inflates tires of an F-16C Fighting Falcon Jan.12, 2015, on the flight line of Naval Station Key West, Boca Chica Island, Florida. The 180th Fighter Wing deployed to Key West, Florida, to conduct aircraft training with F-5’s from the Naval Station Key West, and F-15 Eagle’s from the 159th Fighter Wing in New Orleans, Louisiana. Miller is a 180th Fighter Wing crew chief. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Amber Williams)

Senior Airman Josh Miller inflates tires of an F-16C Fighting Falcon Jan.12, 2015, on the flight line of Naval Station Key West, Boca Chica Island, Florida. The 180th Fighter Wing deployed to Key West, Florida, to conduct aircraft training with F-5’s from the Naval Station Key West, and F-15 Eagle’s from the 159th Fighter Wing in New Orleans, Louisiana. Miller is a 180th Fighter Wing crew chief. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Amber Williams)

The Thunderbirds Delta Formation returns from a training sortie Jan. 13, 2015,  at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The training flight was the first Delta Formation flight of 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

The Thunderbirds Delta Formation returns from a training sortie Jan. 13, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The training flight was the first Delta Formation flight of 2015. (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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