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U.S. Air Force Capt. Doug Mabe and Brian Shea, both pilots assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, start the engine of a C-130J Super Hercules before a U.S. and Bulgarian formation flight July 13, 2015, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The flight is the first of many during the week-long training exercise to enhance interoperability, maintain joint readiness and assure regional alliances and partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Doug Mabe and Brian Shea, both pilots assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, start the engine of a C-130J Super Hercules before a U.S. and Bulgarian formation flight July 13, 2015, in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. The flight is the first of many during the week-long training exercise to enhance interoperability, maintain joint readiness and assure regional alliances and partnerships. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

Basic cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy salute during a ceremony before Field Day, July 10, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Field Day is an annual competitive event that marks the halfway point through basic cadet training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Liz Copan)

Basic cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy salute during a ceremony before Field Day, July 10, 2015, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Field Day is an annual competitive event that marks the halfway point through basic cadet training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Liz Copan)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron flies during a Red Flag 15-3 sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 17, 2015. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel to increase their combat readiness and effectiveness for future real-world operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 55th Fighter Squadron flies during a Red Flag 15-3 sortie at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 17, 2015. Red Flag provides a series of intense air-to-air scenarios for aircrew and ground personnel to increase their combat readiness and effectiveness for future real-world operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)

Master Sgt. Todd Boren and Staff Sgt. Gregory Carter, 5th Security Forces Squadron ranger assessment course cadre members, push Staff Sgt. Miguel Garcia, a 5th SFS member, into the pool for a water confidence exercise during pre-ranger training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 15, 2015. To pass the course, Airmen like Garcia are required to complete a Ranger Physical Assessment, combat water survival assessment, 12-mile foot march, and day and night combined land navigation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Sullivan)

Master Sgt. Todd Boren and Staff Sgt. Gregory Carter, 5th Security Forces Squadron ranger assessment course cadre members, push Staff Sgt. Miguel Garcia, a 5th SFS member, into the pool for a water confidence exercise during pre-ranger training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., July 15, 2015. To pass the course, Airmen like Garcia are required to complete a Ranger Physical Assessment, combat water survival assessment, 12-mile foot march, and day and night combined land navigation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Sullivan)

Maj. Dennis Menjivar, the 436th Airlift Wing Inspector General chief of exercises and a C-17 Globemaster III pilot, monitors the approach to contact position with a KC-135R Stratotanker during a training mission over Ohio July 13, 2015. The KC-135R is assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

Maj. Dennis Menjivar, the 436th Airlift Wing Inspector General chief of exercises and a C-17 Globemaster III pilot, monitors the approach to contact position with a KC-135R Stratotanker during a training mission over Ohio July 13, 2015. The KC-135R is assigned to the 171st Air Refueling Wing, Pennsylvania Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo/Greg L. Davis)

Senior Airmen Giselle Toro and Tristen Geray, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmasters, prepare for a U.S. and Bulgarian air force formation flight over Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 14, 2015. Loadmasters are responsible for the proper loading of cargo onto an aircraft and ensuring passengers are safe and comfortable during travel. In addition to securing cargo, Toro and Geray were both responsible for the safe departure of paratroopers from the aircraft during the flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

Senior Airmen Giselle Toro and Tristen Geray, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmasters, prepare for a U.S. and Bulgarian air force formation flight over Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 14, 2015. Loadmasters are responsible for the proper loading of cargo onto an aircraft and ensuring passengers are safe and comfortable during travel. In addition to securing cargo, Toro and Geray were both responsible for the safe departure of paratroopers from the aircraft during the flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

A CV-22B Osprey assigned to the 7th Special Operations Squadron performs an aerial display of its capabilities during the Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, July 19, 2015. The U.S. participation in RIAT highlighted the strength of America’s commitment to the security of NATO and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best)

A CV-22B Osprey assigned to the 7th Special Operations Squadron performs an aerial display of its capabilities during the Royal International Air Tattoo at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, July 19, 2015. The U.S. participation in RIAT highlighted the strength of America’s commitment to the security of NATO and its allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Pico trains at the firing range on Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y., July 17, 2015. Pico is a combat arms training and maintenance instructor with the 106th Rescue Wing. He’s responsible for training the base populace on the use of small arms. (New York Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

Staff Sgt. Joseph Pico trains at the firing range on Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y., July 17, 2015. Pico is a combat arms training and maintenance instructor with the 106th Rescue Wing. He’s responsible for training the base populace on the use of small arms. (New York Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

U.S. and Bulgarian paratroopers jump from a C-130J Super Hercules during a high-altitude, low-opening jump over Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 14, 2015. During this three-hour formation flight, consisting of two Air Force C-130Js and one Bulgarian air force C-27, more than 50 paratroopers exited the aircraft and landed near Plovdiv Airport. The C-130J is assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski) 

U.S. and Bulgarian paratroopers jump from a C-130J Super Hercules during a high-altitude, low-opening jump over Plovdiv, Bulgaria, July 14, 2015. During this three-hour formation flight, consisting of two Air Force C-130Js and one Bulgarian air force C-27, more than 50 paratroopers exited the aircraft and landed near Plovdiv Airport. The C-130J is assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski) 

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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