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An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fastens his breathing mask onto his helmet Jan. 30, 2015, during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. air forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft pilot assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron fastens his breathing mask onto his helmet Jan. 30, 2015, during a flying training deployment at Souda Bay, Greece. The aircraft conducted the training as part of the bilateral deployment between the Greek and U.S. air forces to develop interoperability and cohesion between the two NATO partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)

Airman 1st Class Onnie McSpadden leads his group to extinguish a fire Feb. 3, 2015, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas.  McSpadden is a 127th Michigan Air National Guard firefighting apprentice. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Scott Jackson)

Airman 1st Class Onnie McSpadden leads his group to extinguish a fire Feb. 3, 2015, at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas. McSpadden is a 127th Michigan Air National Guard firefighting apprentice. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Scott Jackson)

Senior Airmen Riley Neads and Kyle Kindig operate air cannons from deicing trucks to blow snow off of an OC-135 Open Skies aircraft Feb. 3, 2015, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Additional maintenance time is typically needed during winter operations to heat the aircraft and to remove snow and ice. Neads and Kindig are assigned to the 83rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Delanie Stafford)

Senior Airmen Riley Neads and Kyle Kindig operate air cannons from deicing trucks to blow snow off of an OC-135 Open Skies aircraft Feb. 3, 2015, at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. Additional maintenance time is typically needed during winter operations to heat the aircraft and to remove snow and ice. Neads and Kindig are assigned to the 83rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, 55th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Delanie Stafford)

Senior Master Sgt. Walt Markwas, 91st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, focuses on controlling the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker in order to refuel a C-17 Globemaster during a pilot training mission off the coast of North Carolina, Feb. 3, 2015. The C-17 crew was accomplishing refuel contact qualifications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon L. Fowler Jr./Released)

Senior Master Sgt. Walt Markwas, 91st Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, focuses on controlling the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker in order to refuel a C-17 Globemaster during a pilot training mission off the coast of North Carolina, Feb. 3, 2015. The C-17 crew was accomplishing refuel contact qualifications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon L. Fowler Jr./Released)

Airmen from the 169th Fighter Wing participate in surge flying operations Feb. 7, 2015, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. The surge encompassed high tempo flying as part of vital training for deployments. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Airman 1st Class Ashleigh S. Pavelek)

Airmen from the 169th Fighter Wing participate in surge flying operations Feb. 7, 2015, at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C. The surge encompassed high tempo flying as part of vital training for deployments. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Airman 1st Class Ashleigh S. Pavelek)

Airman 1st Class Yousef Sakhnini observes the engines of a B-52H Stratofortress before takeoff Feb. 4, 2015, on Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Sakhnini is a 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief.  His job requires him to be in constant communication with aircrew to ensure any discrepancies are identified and fixed before flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephanie Morris)

Airman 1st Class Yousef Sakhnini observes the engines of a B-52H Stratofortress before takeoff Feb. 4, 2015, on Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Sakhnini is a 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief. His job requires him to be in constant communication with aircrew to ensure any discrepancies are identified and fixed before flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephanie Morris)

Airman 1st Class Yousef Sakhnini observes the engines of a B-52H Stratofortress before takeoff Feb. 4, 2015, on Minot Air Force Base, N.D. Sakhnini is a 5th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief.  His job requires him to be in constant communication with aircrew to ensure any discrepancies are identified and fixed before flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephanie Morris)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon approaches the runway for landing Feb. 5, 2015, during Red Flag 15-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag exercises provide a series of intense scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel to increase their combat readiness and effectiveness for future real-world missions. The F-16 is assigned to the 555th Fighter Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)

Tech. Sgt. Chuck Lawyer plays the drum while marching with the U.S. Air Force Band of the West’s Ceremonial Band during the Governor’s Inaugural parade Jan. 20, 2015, in Austin, Texas.  Lawyer is a USAF Band of the West percussionist for the Ceremonial Band, Brass In Blue, Gateway Brass, and Freedom Brass.  (Courtesy photo)

Tech. Sgt. Chuck Lawyer plays the drum while marching with the U.S. Air Force Band of the West’s Ceremonial Band during the Governor’s Inaugural parade Jan. 20, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Lawyer is a USAF Band of the West percussionist for the Ceremonial Band, Brass In Blue, Gateway Brass, and Freedom Brass. (Courtesy photo)

An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off Feb. 4, 2015, from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in a Red Flag 15-1 training sortie over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Various units from around the Air Force, joint branches and coalition partners converge on Nellis AFB three to four times a year to take part in the exercise, which simulates large-scale live, virtual and constructive warfare. The F-15E is assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz)

An F-15E Strike Eagle takes off Feb. 4, 2015, from Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., to participate in a Red Flag 15-1 training sortie over the Nevada Test and Training Range. Various units from around the Air Force, joint branches and coalition partners converge on Nellis AFB three to four times a year to take part in the exercise, which simulates large-scale live, virtual and constructive warfare. The F-15E is assigned to the 335th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua Kleinholz)

Airman 1st Class Daniel Cowan runs through the HH-60G Pave Hawk preflight checklist Feb. 5, 2015, prior to a mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev. Red Flag missions are conducted on the 2.9 million acre range, with 1,900 possible targets, realistic threat systems and opposing enemy forces. Cowan is a 66th Rescue Squadron flight engineer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann)
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Airman 1st Class Daniel Cowan runs through the HH-60G Pave Hawk preflight checklist Feb. 5, 2015, prior to a mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev. Red Flag missions are conducted on the 2.9 million acre range, with 1,900 possible targets, realistic threat systems and opposing enemy forces. Cowan is a 66th Rescue Squadron flight engineer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann)

An F-22 Raptor taxis toward the runway prior to flying a Red Flag 15-1 training mission Feb. 4, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Night missions have been integrated into Red Flag to prepare aircrews for missions in low-light environments. The F-22 is assigned to the 94th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle)
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An F-22 Raptor taxis toward the runway prior to flying a Red Flag 15-1 training mission Feb. 4, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Night missions have been integrated into Red Flag to prepare aircrews for missions in low-light environments. The F-22 is assigned to the 94th Fighter Squadron at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle)

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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