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Capt. Dakota Olsen, a 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, takes off on a combat airpower mission June 17, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Olsen’s job was to provide close air support and armed overwatch for military personnel in Afghanistan. Various sorties and missions are flown throughout the country on a daily basis, providing airpower to ensure a safe and secure environment for personnel at Bagram Airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Capt. Dakota Olsen, a 555th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot, takes off on a combat airpower mission June 17, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Olsen’s job was to provide close air support and armed overwatch for military personnel in Afghanistan. Various sorties and missions are flown throughout the country on a daily basis, providing airpower to ensure a safe and secure environment for personnel at Bagram Airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Tech. Sgt. Matthew Bingaman, a 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, returns from a manual approach to an improvised explosive device training scenario June 25, 2015 in Southwest Asia. Even as a 16-year EOD veteran, Bingaman continually trains to safely handle live explosives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. Jones)

Tech. Sgt. Matthew Bingaman, a 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, returns from a manual approach to an improvised explosive device training scenario June 25, 2015 in Southwest Asia. Even as a 16-year EOD veteran, Bingaman continually trains to safely handle live explosives. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. Jones)

Army combat engineers with U.S. Army Alaska jump out of a an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III into Allen Army Airfield at Fort Greely, Alaska, as part of exercise Northern Edge June 17, 2015. Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures, as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active-duty, Reserve and National Guard units were involved. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Cpl. Tyler S. Giguere)

Army combat engineers with U.S. Army Alaska jump out of a an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III into Allen Army Airfield at Fort Greely, Alaska, as part of exercise Northern Edge June 17, 2015. Northern Edge is Alaska’s premier joint training exercise designed to practice operations, techniques and procedures, as well as enhance interoperability among the services. Thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from active-duty, Reserve and National Guard units were involved. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Cpl. Tyler S. Giguere)

Staff Sgt. Dustin Haycox, an 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron structural craftsman from Hurlburt Field, Fla., builds an inner wall of a new two-classroom schoolhouse in the village of Ocotes Alto, Honduras, June 27, 2015. The schoolhouse is part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise. The exercise improves joint readiness of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals, and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. David J. Murphy)

Staff Sgt. Dustin Haycox, an 823rd Expeditionary RED HORSE Squadron structural craftsman from Hurlburt Field, Fla., builds an inner wall of a new two-classroom schoolhouse in the village of Ocotes Alto, Honduras, June 27, 2015. The schoolhouse is part of the New Horizons Honduras 2015 training exercise. The exercise improves joint readiness of U.S. and partner nation civil engineers, medical professionals, and support personnel through humanitarian assistance activities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. David J. Murphy)

A KC-135R Stratotanker rests on the flightline at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, June 25, 2015. The aircraft's principal mission is air refueling, which enhances the Air Force's capability to accomplish its primary missions of global reach and global power. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Colton Elliott)

A KC-135R Stratotanker rests on the flightline at Roland R. Wright Air National Guard Base, Utah, June 25, 2015. The aircraft's principal mission is air refueling, which enhances the Air Force's capability to accomplish its primary missions of global reach and global power. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Colton Elliott)

A basic cadet training cadre member provides direction to basic cadets as they leave the U.S. Air Force Academy's Doolittle Hall and head for the cadet area in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25, 2015. More than 1,000 young adults processed into the Academy and began BCT as members of the Class of 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)

A basic cadet training cadre member provides direction to basic cadets as they leave the U.S. Air Force Academy's Doolittle Hall and head for the cadet area in Colorado Springs, Colo., June 25, 2015. More than 1,000 young adults processed into the Academy and began BCT as members of the Class of 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)

Several F-15 Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, taxi to the runway during the final day of Anatolian Eagle June 18, 2015, at 3rd Main Jet Base, Turkey. The 493rd FS recently received the 2014 Raytheon Trophy as the U.S. Air Force's top fighter squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Eric Burks)

Several F-15 Eagles from the 493rd Fighter Squadron at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, taxi to the runway during the final day of Anatolian Eagle June 18, 2015, at 3rd Main Jet Base, Turkey. The 493rd FS recently received the 2014 Raytheon Trophy as the U.S. Air Force's top fighter squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Eric Burks)

Staff Sgt. Johnathan Jones, a 31st Force Support Squadron manpower analyst, reviews manpower logs June 22, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Manpower Airmen work hand in hand with units and an independent innovation working group to discover new ways to enhance the base’s performance during a time of dwindling resources. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Austin Harvill)

Staff Sgt. Johnathan Jones, a 31st Force Support Squadron manpower analyst, reviews manpower logs June 22, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Manpower Airmen work hand in hand with units and an independent innovation working group to discover new ways to enhance the base’s performance during a time of dwindling resources. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Austin Harvill)

A modified C-130 Hercules assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, starts up on June 19, 2015, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The C-130 and aircrew sprayed to eradicate mosquitos on the Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station. The aerial spraying was performed at night to increase the chances of eliminating mosquitoes while reducing the risk of contaminating bees. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jared Trimarchi)

A modified C-130 Hercules assigned to the 910th Airlift Wing at Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Ohio, starts up on June 19, 2015, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The C-130 and aircrew sprayed to eradicate mosquitos on the Joint Base Charleston Weapons Station. The aerial spraying was performed at night to increase the chances of eliminating mosquitoes while reducing the risk of contaminating bees. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jared Trimarchi)

Senior Airman John Hovde, a 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management journeyman, and his partner, Silvia, perform with Airman 1st Class Evan Nuber, a 31st Munitions Squadron munitions operations technician, and his partner, Alisea, during the 17th annual Debutant Ball June 21, 2015, in Cordenons, Italy. Beginning in March, Airmen practiced two times a week and daily during the two weeks prior to the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)
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Senior Airman John Hovde, a 31st Logistics Readiness Squadron traffic management journeyman, and his partner, Silvia, perform with Airman 1st Class Evan Nuber, a 31st Munitions Squadron munitions operations technician, and his partner, Alisea, during the 17th annual Debutant Ball June 21, 2015, in Cordenons, Italy. Beginning in March, Airmen practiced two times a week and daily during the two weeks prior to the event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman)

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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