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The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the AFSPC-5 mission aboard the Space and Missile Systems Center procured United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, May 20, 2015. The Atlas V rocket carried into Low Earth Orbit an X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, marking the fourth space flight for the X-37B program. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance)

The Air Force and its mission partners successfully launched the AFSPC-5 mission aboard the Space and Missile Systems Center procured United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, May 20, 2015. The Atlas V rocket carried into Low Earth Orbit an X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, marking the fourth space flight for the X-37B program. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy, lands at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 13, 2015. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Members of the 555th EFS are deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy, lands at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 13, 2015. The F-16 is a multi-role fighter aircraft that is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. Members of the 555th EFS are deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Airmen climb utility poles during the electronic systems apprentice or power line distribution course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, May 19, 2015. The students learn how to use, install and maintain electrical equipment necessary for mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kyle Gese)

Airmen climb utility poles during the electronic systems apprentice or power line distribution course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, May 19, 2015. The students learn how to use, install and maintain electrical equipment necessary for mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kyle Gese)

Members of the 7th Special Forces Group perform a high-altitude, low-opening jump from an MC-130P Combat Shadow over Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 15, 2015. The final two Combat Shadows in the Air Force landed for the last time at Hurlburt Field in front of more than 400 people. The two aircraft will take their last flight to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Members of the 7th Special Forces Group perform a high-altitude, low-opening jump from an MC-130P Combat Shadow over Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 15, 2015. The final two Combat Shadows in the Air Force landed for the last time at Hurlburt Field in front of more than 400 people. The two aircraft will take their last flight to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

An E-3 Sentry (AWACS) from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., taxis on the flightline at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., May 16, 2015. Eight AWACS arrived here due to tornado alerts in Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

An E-3 Sentry (AWACS) from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., taxis on the flightline at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., May 16, 2015. Eight AWACS arrived here due to tornado alerts in Oklahoma. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Chris Massey)

Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron lower the American flag during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. The retreat ceremony honored security forces and law enforcement members who have died in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Airmen from the 355th Security Forces Squadron lower the American flag during a retreat ceremony for National Police Week at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 14, 2015. The retreat ceremony honored security forces and law enforcement members who have died in the line of duty. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Angela Ruiz)

Two HH-60G Pave Hawks from the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., fly in formation in preparation for an air-to-air refueling with an MC-130P Combat Shadow over Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 15, 2015. The final two MC-130Ps in the Air Force landed for the last time at Hurlburt Field in front of more than 400 people and will take their last flight to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., June 1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Two HH-60G Pave Hawks from the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., fly in formation in preparation for an air-to-air refueling with an MC-130P Combat Shadow over Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 15, 2015. The final two MC-130Ps in the Air Force landed for the last time at Hurlburt Field in front of more than 400 people and will take their last flight to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., June 1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Airmen from the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing run the final stretch of a 4-mile ruck march during Spartan Warrior May 12, 2015, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. Spartan Warrior is an annual wing combat readiness inspection and competition held by the 93rd AGOW. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan)

Airmen from the 93rd Air Ground Operations Wing run the final stretch of a 4-mile ruck march during Spartan Warrior May 12, 2015, at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla. Spartan Warrior is an annual wing combat readiness inspection and competition held by the 93rd AGOW. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan)

Tech. Sgt. Bruce Ramos, a 1st Special Operations Group Detachment 1 radio operator, raises an American flag from an MC-130P Combat Shadow while it taxis at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 15, 2015. The final two MC-130Ps in the Air Force landed for the last time at Hurlburt Field in front of more than 400 people, and will take their last flight to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

Tech. Sgt. Bruce Ramos, a 1st Special Operations Group Detachment 1 radio operator, raises an American flag from an MC-130P Combat Shadow while it taxis at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 15, 2015. The final two MC-130Ps in the Air Force landed for the last time at Hurlburt Field in front of more than 400 people, and will take their last flight to the boneyard at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., June 1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson)

A rescue swimmer is lowered to the water during a helicopter search and rescue training event May 7, 2015, at Canyon Lake, Texas. Members of the Texas Army National Guard’s 39th Flying Training Squadron, Task Force 1 and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department trained together to remain proficient in their water rescue and survival techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stormy Archer)
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A rescue swimmer is lowered to the water during a helicopter search and rescue training event May 7, 2015, at Canyon Lake, Texas. Members of the Texas Army National Guard’s 39th Flying Training Squadron, Task Force 1 and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department trained together to remain proficient in their water rescue and survival techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stormy Archer)

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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