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Members of the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., conduct a multi-ship C-17 Globemaster III formation during Crescent Reach 15 on May 21, 2015. This exercise tested and evaluated Joint Base Charleston's ability to launch a large aircraft formation in addition to processing and deploying duty passengers and cargo in response to a simulated crisis abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

Members of the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., conduct a multi-ship C-17 Globemaster III formation during Crescent Reach 15 on May 21, 2015. This exercise tested and evaluated Joint Base Charleston's ability to launch a large aircraft formation in addition to processing and deploying duty passengers and cargo in response to a simulated crisis abroad. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard marches during the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2015.  The National Memorial Day Parade was first launched in 2005 by the American Veterans Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard marches during the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C., May 25, 2015. The National Memorial Day Parade was first launched in 2005 by the American Veterans Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 23, 2015. The F-16 is a highly maneuverable, multi-role fighter aircraft that has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft assigned to the 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron from Aviano Air Base, Italy, takes off from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, May 23, 2015. The F-16 is a highly maneuverable, multi-role fighter aircraft that has proven itself in air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Airmen assigned to the 31st Security Forces Squadron practice full distance shooting at the Cao Malnisio range in Pordenone, Italy, May 21, 2015. The Airmen were hand-selected by their squadron to serve as designated marksmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson)

Airmen assigned to the 31st Security Forces Squadron practice full distance shooting at the Cao Malnisio range in Pordenone, Italy, May 21, 2015. The Airmen were hand-selected by their squadron to serve as designated marksmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson)

The Thunderbirds Delta formation flies by One World Trade Center during a photo chase mission in New York City May 22, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

The Thunderbirds Delta formation flies by One World Trade Center during a photo chase mission in New York City May 22, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

The Airmen of Note perform at the World War II Memorial, commemorating the 70th anniversary of V-E Day in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2015. The event was attended by hundreds of World War II veterans and representatives from 30 countries. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The Airmen of Note perform at the World War II Memorial, commemorating the 70th anniversary of V-E Day in Washington, D.C., May 8, 2015. The event was attended by hundreds of World War II veterans and representatives from 30 countries. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Members of the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., conduct a multi-ship C-17 Globemaster III formation during Crescent Reach 15 on May 21, 2015. This exercise tested and evaluated Joint Base Charleston's ability to launch a large aircraft formation in addition to processing and deploying duty passengers and cargo in response to a simulated crisis abroad. The 437th AW launched 11 aircraft as part of the multi-ship formation that flew to Pope Field, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

Members of the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., conduct a multi-ship C-17 Globemaster III formation during Crescent Reach 15 on May 21, 2015. This exercise tested and evaluated Joint Base Charleston's ability to launch a large aircraft formation in addition to processing and deploying duty passengers and cargo in response to a simulated crisis abroad. The 437th AW launched 11 aircraft as part of the multi-ship formation that flew to Pope Field, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

Staff Sgt. Randall Forsythe trains May 21, 2015, to compete on the TV show American Ninja Warrior. Forsythe, a 375th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, found out he was selected to represent the Air Force on a special military tribute episode. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Megan Friedl)

Staff Sgt. Randall Forsythe trains May 21, 2015, to compete on the TV show American Ninja Warrior. Forsythe, a 375th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, found out he was selected to represent the Air Force on a special military tribute episode. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Megan Friedl)

Airmen with the 31st Maintenance Squadron transient alert shop escort an incoming rotator to a parking location May 20, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Transient alert Airmen also provide inflight emergency, air and ground service, and departure assistance for transient aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson)

Airmen with the 31st Maintenance Squadron transient alert shop escort an incoming rotator to a parking location May 20, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Transient alert Airmen also provide inflight emergency, air and ground service, and departure assistance for transient aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Areca T. Wilson)

Lithuanian air force firefighters prepare for a simulated aircraft fire during a NATO Firefighter Fundamentals course May 20, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Instructors from the 435th Construction and Training Squadron led a team of more than 20 firefighters through scenarios that included confined-space rescue, structural collapse, aircraft and structural firefighting, crash recovery and incident command system training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)
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Lithuanian air force firefighters prepare for a simulated aircraft fire during a NATO Firefighter Fundamentals course May 20, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Instructors from the 435th Construction and Training Squadron led a team of more than 20 firefighters through scenarios that included confined-space rescue, structural collapse, aircraft and structural firefighting, crash recovery and incident command system training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

Maj. Curtis Doughtery, a slot pilot for the Thunderbirds, banks right over the Rocky Mountains after being refueled in flight by a KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., May 21, 2015. The KC-135 was one of two McConnell tankers providing cross-country air refueling support for the Thunderbirds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Zach Anderson)
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Maj. Curtis Doughtery, a slot pilot for the Thunderbirds, banks right over the Rocky Mountains after being refueled in flight by a KC-135 Stratotanker from McConnell Air Force Base, Kan., May 21, 2015. The KC-135 was one of two McConnell tankers providing cross-country air refueling support for the Thunderbirds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Zach Anderson)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Colorado Air National Guard’s 120th Fighter Squadron returns home to Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., May 19, 2015, after a deployment to South Korea. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)
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An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the Colorado Air National Guard’s 120th Fighter Squadron returns home to Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., May 19, 2015, after a deployment to South Korea. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Wolfram M. Stumpf)

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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