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An Airman from the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron washes the underside of a C-130J Super Hercules April 20, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Aircraft washing is a vital part of the flying mission, and if not washed regularly, aircraft begin to corrode and cause damage yielding it unsafe to operate. Safety procedures require all members participating in the washing to wear full-body protective gear. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller)

An Airman from the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron washes the underside of a C-130J Super Hercules April 20, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Aircraft washing is a vital part of the flying mission, and if not washed regularly, aircraft begin to corrode and cause damage yielding it unsafe to operate. Safety procedures require all members participating in the washing to wear full-body protective gear. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller)

Staff Sgt. Michael Misiewicz, a C-5M Super Galaxy crew chief, visually inspects wheel-speed transducer wiring inside a main landing gear axle of a C-5M during a tire change and brake replacement April 29, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The visual inspection is required to ensure the wiring has freedom of movement and is not caught, crimped or broken. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

Staff Sgt. Michael Misiewicz, a C-5M Super Galaxy crew chief, visually inspects wheel-speed transducer wiring inside a main landing gear axle of a C-5M during a tire change and brake replacement April 29, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. The visual inspection is required to ensure the wiring has freedom of movement and is not caught, crimped or broken. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

President Barack Obama and Airmen from the Presidential Logistics Squadron, stand in formation in front of Air Force One, an 89th Airlift Wing VC-25, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., prior to Obama’s trip to New York City, May 4, 2015. The PLS is responsible for maintaining the VC-25s. This particular VC-25 returned to service after an 18-month heavy, depot-level maintenance cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

President Barack Obama and Airmen from the Presidential Logistics Squadron, stand in formation in front of Air Force One, an 89th Airlift Wing VC-25, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., prior to Obama’s trip to New York City, May 4, 2015. The PLS is responsible for maintaining the VC-25s. This particular VC-25 returned to service after an 18-month heavy, depot-level maintenance cycle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, launches for a training sortie May 6, 2015, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The exercise enables units from around the globe to conduct live-fire training, utilizing more than 67,000 square miles of airspace over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 13th Fighter Squadron at Misawa Air Base, Japan, launches for a training sortie May 6, 2015, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The exercise enables units from around the globe to conduct live-fire training, utilizing more than 67,000 square miles of airspace over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

Soldiers from the 193rd Infantry Brigade and Airmen from the 26th Special Tactics Squadron land after a parachute jump as a part of Emerald Warrior April 28, 2015 at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. 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/Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi)

Soldiers from the 193rd Infantry Brigade and Airmen from the 26th Special Tactics Squadron land after a parachute jump as a part of Emerald Warrior April 28, 2015 at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. 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/Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi)

U.S. Airmen with the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing participate in an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial Challenge in Southwest Asia, May 2, 2015. The challenge honors the sacrifice EOD Service members make and to raise awareness for the EOD Warrior Foundation, a non-profit orginization. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. Jones)

U.S. Airmen with the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing participate in an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Memorial Challenge in Southwest Asia, May 2, 2015. The challenge honors the sacrifice EOD Service members make and to raise awareness for the EOD Warrior Foundation, a non-profit orginization. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. Jones)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 354th Fighter Wing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 4, 2015, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-2. The KC-135 provides the core aerial refueling capability for the Air Force, allowing aircraft to linger in airspace during exercises and contingency and humanitarian operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 354th Fighter Wing at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, is refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington, May 4, 2015, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-2. The KC-135 provides the core aerial refueling capability for the Air Force, allowing aircraft to linger in airspace during exercises and contingency and humanitarian operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

Senior Airman Keith Brandt, a munitions systems journeyman assigned to the 180th Maintenance Squadron, loads MK-82 general purpose bombs onto a trailer May 1, 2015, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The exercise enables units from around the globe to conduct live-fire training, utilizing 67,000 square miles of airspace over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

Senior Airman Keith Brandt, a munitions systems journeyman assigned to the 180th Maintenance Squadron, loads MK-82 general purpose bombs onto a trailer May 1, 2015, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-2 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The exercise enables units from around the globe to conduct live-fire training, utilizing 67,000 square miles of airspace over the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

An MC-130J Commando II from the 9th Special Operations Squadron taxis for departure from the Red Horse Landing Zone in support of Emerald Warrior April 29, 2015, at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. 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. Matthew Plew)

An MC-130J Commando II from the 9th Special Operations Squadron taxis for departure from the Red Horse Landing Zone in support of Emerald Warrior April 29, 2015, at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. 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. Matthew Plew)

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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