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Students of the 364th Training Squadron's electrical systems course practice climbing power poles as part of a familiarization and trust exercise with the safety equipment Feb. 3, 2015, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. They spent an extended period suspended to simulate a lengthy installation or repair as part of the training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Danny Webb)

Students of the 364th Training Squadron's electrical systems course practice climbing power poles as part of a familiarization and trust exercise with the safety equipment Feb. 3, 2015, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. They spent an extended period suspended to simulate a lengthy installation or repair as part of the training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Danny Webb)

An Airman marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon to a stop Feb. 5, 2015, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The mission of the 20th Fighter Wing is to provide combat ready airpower and Airmen, to meet any challenge, anytime, anywhere. The Airman is assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan Bass)

An Airman marshals an F-16 Fighting Falcon to a stop Feb. 5, 2015, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. The mission of the 20th Fighter Wing is to provide combat ready airpower and Airmen, to meet any challenge, anytime, anywhere. The Airman is assigned to the 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jonathan Bass)

Members of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band interact with the crowd during the Fasching parade Feb. 17, 2015, in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany. The USAFE Band and approximately 1,400 other participants marched in the parade for more than two hours, entertaining the crowd. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Timothy Moore)

Members of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band interact with the crowd during the Fasching parade Feb. 17, 2015, in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany. The USAFE Band and approximately 1,400 other participants marched in the parade for more than two hours, entertaining the crowd. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Timothy Moore)

An F-15D Eagle takes off Feb. 19, 2015, from the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. The F-15 is assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. John Hughel)

An F-15D Eagle takes off Feb. 19, 2015, from the Portland Air National Guard Base, Ore. The F-15 is assigned to the 142nd Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. John Hughel)

Members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Security Forces Squadron conducted small arms training Feb. 18, 2015, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The guardsmen qualified on the M240 and M249 machine guns during their annual training in preparation for future deployments. (Alaska Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton)

Members of the Alaska Air National Guard’s 176th Security Forces Squadron conducted small arms training Feb. 18, 2015, on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The guardsmen qualified on the M240 and M249 machine guns during their annual training in preparation for future deployments. (Alaska Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton)

A B-52H Stratofortress flies during exercise Cope North 15, Feb. 17, 2015, off the coast of Guam. During the exercise, the U.S., Japan and Australia air forces worked on developing combat capabilities enhancing air superiority, electronic warfare, air interdiction, tactical airlift and aerial refueling. The B-52H is assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)

A B-52H Stratofortress flies during exercise Cope North 15, Feb. 17, 2015, off the coast of Guam. During the exercise, the U.S., Japan and Australia air forces worked on developing combat capabilities enhancing air superiority, electronic warfare, air interdiction, tactical airlift and aerial refueling. The B-52H is assigned to the 96th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)

Thousands of runners pass through Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 15, 2015, during the 2015 Okinawa Marathon. A 2.8-kilometer portion of the 42-km race went through Kadena AB. A team of nine municipalities including Kadena AB came together to host the Okinawa Marathon, the only marathon in Japan that runs through a U.S. military installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tim Flack)

Thousands of runners pass through Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 15, 2015, during the 2015 Okinawa Marathon. A 2.8-kilometer portion of the 42-km race went through Kadena AB. A team of nine municipalities including Kadena AB came together to host the Okinawa Marathon, the only marathon in Japan that runs through a U.S. military installation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tim Flack)

The Thunderbirds Delta Formation flies over the Daytona International Speedway during a practice flight Feb. 21, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

The Thunderbirds Delta Formation flies over the Daytona International Speedway during a practice flight Feb. 21, 2015, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

Honor guardsmen practice live-firing party movements Feb. 9, 2015, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. The firing party ceremonial tradition dates back to the Civil War, and consists of firing three rounds to symbolize the removal of fallen Soldiers from the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Zachary Hada)

Honor guardsmen practice live-firing party movements Feb. 9, 2015, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. The firing party ceremonial tradition dates back to the Civil War, and consists of firing three rounds to symbolize the removal of fallen Soldiers from the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Zachary Hada)

U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian air force aircraft fly in formation during Cope North 15, Feb. 17, 2015, off the coast of Guam. During the exercise, the U.S., Japan and Australia air forces worked on developing combat capabilities enhancing air superiority, electronic warfare, air interdiction, tactical airlift and aerial refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)
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U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and Royal Australian air force aircraft fly in formation during Cope North 15, Feb. 17, 2015, off the coast of Guam. During the exercise, the U.S., Japan and Australia air forces worked on developing combat capabilities enhancing air superiority, electronic warfare, air interdiction, tactical airlift and aerial refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson)

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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