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U.S. and European security forces breach a hardened facility during a combat training course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 30, 2015. The Battlefield Leaders Assaulter Course, Integrated Combat Essentials is designed to teach security forces members from multiple countries advanced tactics and shooting skills for use in the event of a base security breach. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)

U.S. and European security forces breach a hardened facility during a combat training course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 30, 2015. The Battlefield Leaders Assaulter Course, Integrated Combat Essentials is designed to teach security forces members from multiple countries advanced tactics and shooting skills for use in the event of a base security breach. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)

Capt. Alexander Goldfein, Thunderbird 3, and Maj. Jason Curtis, Thunderbird 5, fly above the U.S. Air Force Academy grounds May 28, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

Capt. Alexander Goldfein, Thunderbird 3, and Maj. Jason Curtis, Thunderbird 5, fly above the U.S. Air Force Academy grounds May 28, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

A color guard detail stands in front of a C-5M Super Galaxy in preparation for a retirement ceremony June 1, 2015, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Airmen from the Travis Honor Guard supported 1,807 ceremonies in 2014, providing an important service that ensures honor and dignity for the American flag, Air Force flag and flags of visiting dignitaries' native countries. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Wright)

A color guard detail stands in front of a C-5M Super Galaxy in preparation for a retirement ceremony June 1, 2015, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Airmen from the Travis Honor Guard supported 1,807 ceremonies in 2014, providing an important service that ensures honor and dignity for the American flag, Air Force flag and flags of visiting dignitaries' native countries. (U.S. Air Force photo/Ken Wright)

Airmen assigned to the 8th Airlift Squadron and the 41st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron offload an HH-60G Pave Hawk from a C-17 Globemaster III at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 27, 2015. Air Force cargo aircraft have delivered 19,900 short tons of cargo throughout Afghanistan this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Airmen assigned to the 8th Airlift Squadron and the 41st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron offload an HH-60G Pave Hawk from a C-17 Globemaster III at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 27, 2015. Air Force cargo aircraft have delivered 19,900 short tons of cargo throughout Afghanistan this year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Members of the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2015 toss their hats in celebration as the Thunderbirds roar over Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015. Over 800 cadets graduated and became second lieutenants. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James gave the graduation address. (Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)

Members of the U.S. Air Force Academy Class of 2015 toss their hats in celebration as the Thunderbirds roar over Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, 2015. Over 800 cadets graduated and became second lieutenants. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James gave the graduation address. (Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)

Capts. Lindsey Kinsinger and Chad Thompson, both pilots assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, fly over the coast of Normandy, France, June 3, 2015. Over 380 service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units are participating in the 71st anniversary as part of Joint Task Force D-Day 71. The task force, based in Sainte Mere Eglise, France, is supporting local events across Normandy from June 2-8 to commemorate the Allies’ actions on D-Day, which continue to resonate 71 years later. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

Capts. Lindsey Kinsinger and Chad Thompson, both pilots assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, fly over the coast of Normandy, France, June 3, 2015. Over 380 service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units are participating in the 71st anniversary as part of Joint Task Force D-Day 71. The task force, based in Sainte Mere Eglise, France, is supporting local events across Normandy from June 2-8 to commemorate the Allies’ actions on D-Day, which continue to resonate 71 years later. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

Marine Corps Hospital Corpsman Melissa Irvin, a 1st Dental Battalion dental corpsman, from Camp Pendleton, Calif., carries a box of medical supplies to Unggai Primary School, where medical professionals set up during Pacific Angel 15-4 at Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea, May 29, 2015. Efforts undertaken during PACANGEL help multilateral militaries in the Pacific improve and build relationships across a wide spectrum of civic operations, which bolsters each nation’s capacity to respond and support future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marcus Morris)

Marine Corps Hospital Corpsman Melissa Irvin, a 1st Dental Battalion dental corpsman, from Camp Pendleton, Calif., carries a box of medical supplies to Unggai Primary School, where medical professionals set up during Pacific Angel 15-4 at Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea, May 29, 2015. Efforts undertaken during PACANGEL help multilateral militaries in the Pacific improve and build relationships across a wide spectrum of civic operations, which bolsters each nation’s capacity to respond and support future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marcus Morris)

A security forces Airman secures the outside of a hardened facility after neutralizing the opposing force during a combat training course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 30, 2015. The Battlefield Leaders Assaulter Course, Integrated Combat Essentials is designed to teach security forces members from multiple countries advanced tactics and shooting skills for use in the event of a base security breach. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)

A security forces Airman secures the outside of a hardened facility after neutralizing the opposing force during a combat training course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 30, 2015. The Battlefield Leaders Assaulter Course, Integrated Combat Essentials is designed to teach security forces members from multiple countries advanced tactics and shooting skills for use in the event of a base security breach. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)

A C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron flies over Normandy, France, June 3, 2015. Over 380 service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units are participating in the 71st anniversary commemoration as part of Joint Task Force D-Day 71. The task force, based in Sainte Mere Eglise, France, is supporting local events across Normandy, from June 2-8, to commemorate the Allies’ actions on D-Day, which continue to resonate 71 years later. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

A C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron flies over Normandy, France, June 3, 2015. Over 380 service members from Europe and affiliated D-Day historical units are participating in the 71st anniversary commemoration as part of Joint Task Force D-Day 71. The task force, based in Sainte Mere Eglise, France, is supporting local events across Normandy, from June 2-8, to commemorate the Allies’ actions on D-Day, which continue to resonate 71 years later. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

Members of the Dover Air Force Base Honor Guard present colors prior to the start of the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks NASCAR race May 31, 2015, at Dover International Speedway, Del. The day before the race, the honor guard also presented colors at the Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachary Cacicia)
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Members of the Dover Air Force Base Honor Guard present colors prior to the start of the FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks NASCAR race May 31, 2015, at Dover International Speedway, Del. The day before the race, the honor guard also presented colors at the Buckle Up 200 presented by Click It or Ticket. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Zachary Cacicia)

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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