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Tech. Sgt. Timothy Cotterall, an Air National Guard emergency manager, is decontaminated following attempts to identify multiple biological contaminants in a simulated lab during a Global Dragon training event on March 18, 2015. Held at the Guardian Centers of Georgia, Global Dragon Deployment For Training provides a refresher course for Airmen, allowing them to put their skills to use to identify live chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents and materials. Air National Guard emergency management technicians from more than 20 individual units participated in Global Dragon. Cotterall is a member of the 137th Air Refueling Wing in New Jersey. (New York Air National Guard / Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy / released)

Tech. Sgt. Timothy Cotterall is decontaminated following attempts to identify multiple biological contaminants in a simulated lab March 18, 2015, during a Global Dragon training event at Guardian Centers of Georgia, Ga. Global Dragon provided a refresher course for Airmen, allowing them to put their skills to use to identify live chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents and materials. Cotterall is an emergency manager with the Air National Guard. (New York Air National Guard/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

U.S. and French military members prepare fuel hoses from an HC-130 Combat King as part of a forward arming and refueling exercise at Grand Bara, Djibouti, March 12, 2015. Providing a FARP allowed several smaller airframes to refuel with engines still running, enabling the aircrafts to fly missions almost nonstop. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma) Members from the 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron prepare fuel hoses from an HC-130 Combat King as part of a forward arming and refuel point exercise at Grand Bara, Djibouti, March 12, 2015. Providing a FARP allowed several smaller airframes to refuel with engines still running, enabling the aircraft to fly missions almost nonstop. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

U.S. and French military members prepare fuel hoses from an HC-130 Combat King March 12, 2015, as part of a forward arming and refueling procedure (FARP) exercise at Grand Bara, Djibouti. Providing a FARP allowed several smaller airframes to refuel with engines still running, enabling the aircrafts to fly missions almost nonstop. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)

The lights along the flight line at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, shine under the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights March 18, 2015. Eielson is home to RED FLAG-Alaska, a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. forces, provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

The lights along the flight line at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, shine under the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights March 18, 2015. Eielson is home to RED FLAG-Alaska, a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. forces, provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel/Released)

A member of the 341st Security Forces Group guards a missile launch facility during an LF recapture simulation as part of the Grizzly Rampart training exercise March 18 near Malmstrom Air Force Base. The exercise was implemented to evaluate the readiness of the 341st Missile Wing and ensure first-responder Airmen know and follow the standards set in place for real-world events. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt)

A member of the 341st Security Forces Group guards a missile launch facility March 18, 2015, during exercise Grizzly Rampart near Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont. The exercise was implemented to evaluate the readiness of the 341st Missile Wing and ensure first responders know and follow the standards set in place for real-world events. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Collin Schmidt)

Leonard Anderson, Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team member, hits an inside-the-park homerun during the “Battle of Charleston Harbor” softball tournament March 21, 2015, at Joe Riley Stadium in Charleston, S.C. The mission of the WWAST is to raise awareness, through exhibition and celebrity softball games, of the sacrifices and resilience of our military and highlight their ability to rise above any challenge. Their goal is to show other amputees and the general public, that these athletes, through extensive rehabilitation and training, are able to express their desires and perform the sport they love. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit)

Leonard Anderson hits an inside-the-park home run during the “Battle of Charleston Harbor” softball tournament March 21, 2015, at Joe Riley Stadium in Charleston, S.C. Anderson is a member of the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST). The mission of the WWAST is to raise awareness, through exhibition and celebrity softball games, of the sacrifices and resilience of the service members and highlight their ability to rise above any challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit)

A formation of U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the "High Desert" valley during the 2015 Los Angeles County Air Show on March 22. The LA County Air Show was held March 21 and 22 at William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif., where the Thunderbirds were the headline show during the two-day event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jet Fabara)

A formation of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the "High Desert" valley during the 2015 Los Angeles County Air Show March 22, 2015, at the William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif. The Thunderbirds were the headline show during the two-day event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jet Fabara)

Staff Sgt. Justin Swearingen collects an oil sample March 3, 2015, during exercise Beverly Midnight 15-1, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. The oil is checked every 10 hours to ensure that it is free of metal. Swearingen is an A-10 Thunderbolt II crew chief assigned to the 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster)

Staff Sgt. Justin Swearingen collects an oil sample March 3, 2015, during exercise Beverly Midnight 15-1, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. The oil is checked every 10 hours to ensure that it is free of metal. Swearingen is an A-10 Thunderbolt II crew chief assigned to the 51st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster)

A CV-22B Osprey operated by the 7th Special Operations Squadron from Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, flies over the flightline at RAF Lakenheath, while enroute for a routine training mission March 11, 2015. The CV-22 is the U.S. Air Force's premier tiltrotor aircraft combining the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long-range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Trevor T. McBride/Released)

A CV-22 Osprey flies over the flightline at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, while en route for a routine training mission March 11, 2015. The CV-22 is the Air Force's premier tiltrotor aircraft combining the vertical takeoff, hover and vertical landing qualities of a helicopter with the long range, fuel efficiency and speed characteristics of a turboprop aircraft. The CV-22 was operated by the 7th Special Operations Squadron from RAF Mildenhall, England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Trevor T. McBride)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Israel Hernandez, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, prepares to rescue a simulated victim trapped in freezing water during training on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, March 12, 2015. Fire protection Airmen from the 354th CES train annually to practice rescuing a victim trapped in a broken part of a frozen lake. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released)

Airman 1st Class Israel Hernandez prepares to rescue a simulated victim trapped in freezing water during training March 12, 2015, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Fire protection Airmen from the 354th Civil Engineer Squadron train annually to practice rescuing a victim trapped in a broken part of a frozen lake. Hernandez is a firefighter with the 354th CES. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner)

A C-130J sits on the flightline at dawn, awaiting maintenance March 16, 2015, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Little Rock is the home of C-130 combat airlift, with 22 percent of the total Air Force C-130 inventory residing at the base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf)
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A C-130J Super Hercules sits on the flightline awaiting maintenance March 16, 2015, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. Little Rock is the home of C-130 combat airlift, with 22 percent of the Air Force C-130 inventory assigned to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Russ Scalf)

The crew of the Pacific Air Forces’ Demonstration Team prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon before a demonstration at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, Malaysia, March 17, 2015. Defense Department participation in the LIMA ‘15 airshow strengthens military-to-military relationships and underscores the cooperation agreements between the U.S. and Malaysia. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Elias Zani/Released)
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The crew of the Pacific Air Forces’ Demonstration Team prepare an F-16 Fighting Falcon before a demonstration March 17, 2015, at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition, Malaysia. Defense Department participation in the LIMA ‘15 air show strengthens military-to-military relationships and underscores the cooperation agreements between the U.S. and Malaysia. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Elias Zani)

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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