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Senior Airman Nicholas McGinnis, 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron fixed facilities personnel, places a sample of liquid oxygen in a container April 23, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Every 90 days, petroleum, oil and lubricants Airmen inspect liquid oxygen tank locks for leaks and test the oxygen's purity. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Lotz)

Senior Airman Nicholas McGinnis, 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron fixed facilities personnel, places a sample of liquid oxygen in a container April 23, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Every 90 days, petroleum, oil and lubricants Airmen inspect liquid oxygen tank locks for leaks and test the oxygen's purity. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Matthew Lotz)

Staff Sgt. Nathan Williams and Senior Airman Justin Caldwell, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, inspect a simulated casualty as part of a major accident response inspection April 22, 2015, in Jacksonville, Ark. The exercise replicated an aircraft accident and tested the readiness of Airmen from more than five different Little Rock Air Force Base squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

Staff Sgt. Nathan Williams and Senior Airman Justin Caldwell, 19th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, inspect a simulated casualty as part of a major accident response inspection April 22, 2015, in Jacksonville, Ark. The exercise replicated an aircraft accident and tested the readiness of Airmen from more than five different Little Rock Air Force Base squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

The Thunderbirds’ Thunder Diamond formation performs the Diamond Bottom Up Pass maneuver during a practice show at Lakeland, Fla., April 24, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

The Thunderbirds’ Thunder Diamond formation performs the Diamond Bottom Up Pass maneuver during a practice show at Lakeland, Fla., April 24, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

Retired Staff Sgt. Daniel Crane, an Air Force wounded warrior athlete, throws a shot put during the Air Force’s Warrior Games training camp at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 20, 2015. The training camps, hosted by the U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program in coordination with Brig. Gen. David Harris, the 96th Test Wing commander, assisted in recovery and promoted mental and physical health, as well as teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maureen Stewart)

Retired Staff Sgt. Daniel Crane, an Air Force wounded warrior athlete, throws a shot put during the Air Force’s Warrior Games training camp at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 20, 2015. The training camps, hosted by the U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program in coordination with Brig. Gen. David Harris, the 96th Test Wing commander, assisted in recovery and promoted mental and physical health, as well as teamwork. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maureen Stewart)

Pararescuemen assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath's 57th Rescue Squadron prepare to rappel from an HH-60G Pave Hawk during exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 in Scotland, April 22, 2015. The exercise tested the ability of armed forces from various countries to synchronize during worldwide operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin O'Shea)

Pararescuemen assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath's 57th Rescue Squadron prepare to rappel from an HH-60G Pave Hawk during exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 in Scotland, April 22, 2015. The exercise tested the ability of armed forces from various countries to synchronize during worldwide operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin O'Shea)

A pararescueman assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath's 57th Rescue Squadron prepares to be hoisted into an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 in Scotland, April 22, 2015. Three 56th RQS Pave Hawks participated in the multinational training where they practiced air-to-air combat maneuvers over both land and sea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin O'Shea)

A pararescueman assigned to Royal Air Force Lakenheath's 57th Rescue Squadron prepares to be hoisted into an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 in Scotland, April 22, 2015. Three 56th RQS Pave Hawks participated in the multinational training where they practiced air-to-air combat maneuvers over both land and sea. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin O'Shea)

Bill Kennedy marshals a C-17 Globemaster III at Dover Air Force Base, Del., April 26, 2015. The aircraft was loaded with 69 members of the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team, their supplies and equipment, and six K-9s to assist Nepal with rescue operations after the country was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Kennedy is assigned to the 436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class William Johnson)

Bill Kennedy marshals a C-17 Globemaster III at Dover Air Force Base, Del., April 26, 2015. The aircraft was loaded with 69 members of the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team, their supplies and equipment, and six K-9s to assist Nepal with rescue operations after the country was struck by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Kennedy is assigned to the 436th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class William Johnson)

Benjamin Seekell, an Air Force wounded warrior athlete, hustles for the fast break during the adaptive sports and rehabilitation camp at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 20, 2015. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program uses adaptive sport to enhance 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/Brandon DeLoach)

Benjamin Seekell, an Air Force wounded warrior athlete, hustles for the fast break during the adaptive sports and rehabilitation camp at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., April 20, 2015. The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program uses adaptive sport to enhance 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/Brandon DeLoach)

The Wings of Blue parachute team jumps from an MC-130 to land on the U.S. Air Force Academy's Terrazzo in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 24, 2015. Two CV-22 Ospreys assigned to the 71st Special Operations Squadron, 58th Special Operations Wing, then landed on the Terrazzo as part of an Air Force Special Operations Command demonstration in support of the yearly cadet exercise Polaris Warrior. (Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

The Wings of Blue parachute team jumps from an MC-130 to land on the U.S. Air Force Academy's Terrazzo in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 24, 2015. Two CV-22 Ospreys assigned to the 71st Special Operations Squadron, 58th Special Operations Wing, then landed on the Terrazzo as part of an Air Force Special Operations Command demonstration in support of the yearly cadet exercise Polaris Warrior. (Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Maj. Tyler Ellison, a Thunderbirds pilot, administers the Oath of Enlistment to enlist Florida's newest Airmen during the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-in and Expo Air Show at Lakeland, Fla., April, 25, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)
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Maj. Tyler Ellison, a Thunderbirds pilot, administers the Oath of Enlistment to enlist Florida's newest Airmen during the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-in and Expo Air Show at Lakeland, Fla., April, 25, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

An 8th Special Operations Squadron pilot completes pre-flight checks on a CV-22 Osprey during Emerald Warrior 2015 at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 27, 2015. The primary mission of the 8th SOS is insertion, extraction and resupply of unconventional warfare forces and equipment into hostile or enemy-controlled territory using airland or airdrop procedures. Emerald Warrior is the Defense Department’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. DeAndre Curtiss)
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An 8th Special Operations Squadron pilot completes pre-flight checks on a CV-22 Osprey during Emerald Warrior 2015 at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 27, 2015. The primary mission of the 8th SOS is insertion, extraction and resupply of unconventional warfare forces and equipment into hostile or enemy-controlled territory using airland or airdrop procedures. Emerald Warrior is the Defense Department’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. DeAndre Curtiss)

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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