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A C-130 Hercules makes a pass before taking part in a static-line jump, Feb. 19, 2015, near Tifton, Ga. Members from the 820th Base Defense Group can be tasked at a moments notice to support operations around the world, and have remain qualified on all aspects of their job, including static-line jumps. The C-130 is from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. David Salanitri)

A C-130 Hercules makes a pass before taking part in a static-line jump, Feb. 19, 2015, near Tifton, Ga. Members from the 820th Base Defense Group can be tasked at a moments notice to support operations around the world, and have remain qualified on all aspects of their job, including static-line jumps. The C-130 is from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. David Salanitri)

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James shakes hands with Chief Master Sgt. David Brown Feb. 18, 2015, upon her arrival at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. During her visit James was the guest speaker at the base’s annual awards ceremony and spent time meeting with the Airmen who accomplish the mission every day. Brown is the 366th Fighter Wing command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Smith)

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James shakes hands with Chief Master Sgt. David Brown Feb. 18, 2015, upon her arrival at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. During her visit James was the guest speaker at the base’s annual awards ceremony and spent time meeting with the Airmen who accomplish the mission every day. Brown is the 366th Fighter Wing command chief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jessica H. Smith)

Airmen from the 647th Logistics Readiness Squadron build combat delivery systems Feb. 25, 2015, on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The combat delivery systems will support the 25th Infantry Division’s exercise Lightning Forge. Each combat delivery system will contain 36 Meals, Ready to Eat and eight ammunition containers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich)

Airmen from the 647th Logistics Readiness Squadron build combat delivery systems Feb. 25, 2015, on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The combat delivery systems will support the 25th Infantry Division’s exercise Lightning Forge. Each combat delivery system will contain 36 Meals, Ready to Eat and eight ammunition containers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich)

Tech. Sgt. Uwemediimo Essien fires a .50-caliber machine gun at simulated enemy targets while flying over Grand Bay Bombing and Gunnery Range Feb. 19, 2015, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The side-mounted, .50-caliber machine gun is the HH-60G Pave Hawk’s primary form of defense. Essien is a 41st Rescue Squadron aerial gunner. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan)

Tech. Sgt. Uwemediimo Essien fires a .50-caliber machine gun at simulated enemy targets while flying over Grand Bay Bombing and Gunnery Range Feb. 19, 2015, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The side-mounted, .50-caliber machine gun is the HH-60G Pave Hawk’s primary form of defense. Essien is a 41st Rescue Squadron aerial gunner. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. James Hampton participated in a panel with fellow Tuskegee Airmen Feb. 20, 2015, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Hampton is a former 437th Airlift Wing loadmaster and a Tuskegee Airman. The Tuskegee Airmen effortlessly shared their stories of struggle and triumph while serving in the military as well as answering questions from members in the audience. The event was held in celebration of National African American History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

Retired Chief Master Sgt. James Hampton participated in a panel with fellow Tuskegee Airmen Feb. 20, 2015, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Hampton is a former 437th Airlift Wing loadmaster and a Tuskegee Airman. The Tuskegee Airmen effortlessly shared their stories of struggle and triumph while serving in the military as well as answering questions from members in the audience. The event was held in celebration of National African American History Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dennis Sloan)

An F-22 Raptor flies above spectators during the 2015 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course Feb. 28, 2015, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The annual aerial demonstration training event has been held at Davis-Monthan AFB since 2001, providing civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation together for the upcoming air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)

An F-22 Raptor flies above spectators during the 2015 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course Feb. 28, 2015, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The annual aerial demonstration training event has been held at Davis-Monthan AFB since 2001, providing civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation together for the upcoming air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chris Drzazgowski)

Timothy Babb takes a breath during a 2015 U.S. Air Force Trials swimming practice session Feb. 27, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Air Force Trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)

Timothy Babb takes a breath during a 2015 U.S. Air Force Trials swimming practice session Feb. 27, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Air Force Trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously ill and injured military members and veterans. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)

An F-22 Raptor cuts through the clouds during the 2015 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course March 1, 2015, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The annual aerial demonstration training event has been held at Davis-Monthan AFB since 2001, providing civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation for the upcoming air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

An F-22 Raptor cuts through the clouds during the 2015 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course March 1, 2015, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. The annual aerial demonstration training event has been held at Davis-Monthan AFB since 2001, providing civilian and military pilots the opportunity to practice flying in formation for the upcoming air show season. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

Pararescuemen and a photojournalist wait for an HH-60G Pave Hawk to depart prior to moving toward the opening ceremony of the 2015 Air Force Trials Feb. 27, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The pararescuemen were carrying an Air Force Wounded Warrior flag that was to be delivered to the ceremony’s keynote speaker, Maj. Gen. Margaret Poore, the Air Force Personnel Center commander. The pararescuemen are assigned to the 58th Rescue Squadron and the photojournalist is from the 3rd Combat Camera Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)

Pararescuemen and a photojournalist wait for an HH-60G Pave Hawk to depart prior to moving toward the opening ceremony of the 2015 Air Force Trials Feb. 27, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The pararescuemen were carrying an Air Force Wounded Warrior flag that was to be delivered to the ceremony’s keynote speaker, Maj. Gen. Margaret Poore, the Air Force Personnel Center commander. The pararescuemen are assigned to the 58th Rescue Squadron and the photojournalist is from the 3rd Combat Camera Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)

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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