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F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing in Tucson fly over an eastern Arizona training range April 8, 2015. The 162nd Wing conducts international F-16 pilot training and manages a fleet of more than 70 F-16 C/D and Mid-Life Update Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen)

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing in Tucson fly over an eastern Arizona training range April 8, 2015. The 162nd Wing conducts international F-16 pilot training and manages a fleet of more than 70 F-16 C/D and Mid-Life Update Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen)

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 317th Airlift Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, help U.S. Army and British paratroopers perform a static line jump at Holland Drop Zone in preparation for Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 11, 2015. This is the largest exercise of its kind held at Fort Bragg in nearly 20 years and demonstrates interoperability between U.S. Army and British army soldiers, U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Royal Air Force airmen and U.S. Marines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sean Martin)

C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 317th Airlift Group, Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, help U.S. Army and British paratroopers perform a static line jump at Holland Drop Zone in preparation for Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise 15-01 at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 11, 2015. This is the largest exercise of its kind held at Fort Bragg in nearly 20 years and demonstrates interoperability between U.S. Army and British army soldiers, U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and Royal Air Force airmen and U.S. Marines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sean Martin)

Staff Sgt. Adam Braatz, a 322nd Training Squadron drum and bugle corps military training instructor, orders a flight of basic military trainees to stand by in preparation for a performance during the 2015 Fiesta San Antonio celebration, April 20, 2015. Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a way to honor the memory of those who fought at The Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan)

Staff Sgt. Adam Braatz, a 322nd Training Squadron drum and bugle corps military training instructor, orders a flight of basic military trainees to stand by in preparation for a performance during the 2015 Fiesta San Antonio celebration, April 20, 2015. Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a way to honor the memory of those who fought at The Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan)

Combat controllers from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron fast-rope from a CV-22 Osprey during Emerald Warrior near Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 21, 2015. Emerald Warrior is the Department of Defense's only irregular warfare exercise, allowing joint and combined partners to train together and prepare for real-world contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Combat controllers from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron fast-rope from a CV-22 Osprey during Emerald Warrior near Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 21, 2015. Emerald Warrior is the Department of Defense's only irregular warfare exercise, allowing joint and combined partners to train together and prepare for real-world contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing return from a deployment at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 18, 2015. Approximately 200 Airmen deployed to the U. S. Central Command area of responsibility for six month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jensen Stidham)

Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing return from a deployment at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 18, 2015. Approximately 200 Airmen deployed to the U. S. Central Command area of responsibility for six month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jensen Stidham)

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing fly an air-to-air training mission against student pilots April 8, 2015. The 162nd Wing trains international and U.S. Air Force student pilots to employ the F-16. The 162nd is the largest ANG fighter wing in the country and resides on 94 acres next to the Tucson International Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen)

F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Arizona Air National Guard's 162nd Wing fly an air-to-air training mission against student pilots April 8, 2015. The 162nd Wing trains international and U.S. Air Force student pilots to employ the F-16. The 162nd is the largest ANG fighter wing in the country and resides on 94 acres next to the Tucson International Airport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jeffrey Allen)

Melissa Gonzales, an Air Force Wounded Warrior athlete, shares a moment with her service dog, Bindi, after swimming laps during the fourth day of an introductory adaptive sports and rehabilitation camp at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 16, 2015. The Department of Defense’s military adaptive sports program enhances warrior recovery by engaging wounded, ill and injured service members in ongoing, daily adaptive activities, based on their interest and ability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Melissa Gonzales, an Air Force Wounded Warrior athlete, shares a moment with her service dog, Bindi, after swimming laps during the fourth day of an introductory adaptive sports and rehabilitation camp at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 16, 2015. The Department of Defense’s military adaptive sports program enhances warrior recovery by engaging wounded, ill and injured service members in ongoing, daily adaptive activities, based on their interest and ability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A C-130 Hercules takes off at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., during Exercise Golden Hydra on March 31, 2015. More than 130 Airmen from five wings across Air Mobility Command and the Air National Guard participated in a contingency response exercise March 29 through April 3 at three locations in California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen)

A C-130 Hercules takes off at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., during Exercise Golden Hydra on March 31, 2015. More than 130 Airmen from five wings across Air Mobility Command and the Air National Guard participated in a contingency response exercise March 29 through April 3 at three locations in California. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen)

A Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning II stands by to take off April 15, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Thomas Spangler)

A Luke Air Force Base F-35 Lightning II stands by to take off April 15, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Thomas Spangler)

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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