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An Airman with the Bagram Airfield Honor Guard participates in the 455th Expeditionary Mission Support Group change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 3, 2015. The 455th MSG is comprised of five squadrons responsible for communications, civil engineer operations, force support, logistics readiness and security forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

An Airman with the Bagram Airfield Honor Guard participates in the 455th Expeditionary Mission Support Group change of command ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 3, 2015. The 455th MSG is comprised of five squadrons responsible for communications, civil engineer operations, force support, logistics readiness and security forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, a retired American mixed martial artist, tightens a bolt on a guided bomb unit-31 on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Aug. 5, 2015. Liddell visited various units across the base during a morale trip. Liddell is a former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion. He has an extensive striking background in Kempo, Koei-Kan karate, and kickboxing, as well as a grappling background in collegiate wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)

Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, a retired American mixed martial artist, tightens a bolt on a guided bomb unit-31 on Osan Air Base, South Korea, Aug. 5, 2015. Liddell visited various units across the base during a morale trip. Liddell is a former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion. He has an extensive striking background in Kempo, Koei-Kan karate, and kickboxing, as well as a grappling background in collegiate wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristin High)

Members of the South Korean air force inspect their F-16D Fighting Falcon prior to launch at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2015. The South Korean air force is participating in RF-A 15-3, a Pacific Air Forces field training exercise for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Elias Zani)

Members of the South Korean air force inspect their F-16D Fighting Falcon prior to launch at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 4, 2015. The South Korean air force is participating in RF-A 15-3, a Pacific Air Forces field training exercise for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Elias Zani)

Airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conduct medical evacuation drills Aug. 5, 2015, at Baumholder, Germany. More than 20 Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron, 435th Security Forces Squadron and 86th Medical Group participated in the biannual Tactical Combat Casualty Care course Aug. 3-6. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

Airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conduct medical evacuation drills Aug. 5, 2015, at Baumholder, Germany. More than 20 Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron, 435th Security Forces Squadron and 86th Medical Group participated in the biannual Tactical Combat Casualty Care course Aug. 3-6. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski)

Airmen from the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 728th Air Mobility Squadron unload equipment from a C-5M Super Galaxy from Dover Air Force Base, Del., in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 9, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Air Force deployed six F-16 Fighting Falcons from Aviano Air Base, Italy, support equipment, and approximately 300 personnel to Incirlik AB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey)

Airmen from the 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron and the 728th Air Mobility Squadron unload equipment from a C-5M Super Galaxy from Dover Air Force Base, Del., in support of Operation Inherent Resolve Aug. 9, 2015, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The Air Force deployed six F-16 Fighting Falcons from Aviano Air Base, Italy, support equipment, and approximately 300 personnel to Incirlik AB. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Krystal Ardrey)

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James walks to a U-2S as Senior Airman Aaron Saenz, a 9th Physiological Support Squadron launch and recovery technician, carries the high-altitude pressure suit auxiliary equipment at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 11, 2015. The specialized pressure suit allows U-2S pilots to safely fly at altitudes reaching 70,000 feet. James visited Beale AFB to receive a first-hand perspective of high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance from collection to dissemination. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dana J. Cable)

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James walks to a U-2S as Senior Airman Aaron Saenz, a 9th Physiological Support Squadron launch and recovery technician, carries the high-altitude pressure suit auxiliary equipment at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 11, 2015. The specialized pressure suit allows U-2S pilots to safely fly at altitudes reaching 70,000 feet. James visited Beale AFB to receive a first-hand perspective of high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance from collection to dissemination. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dana J. Cable)

Maintainers with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were flown out to Eglin Range Complex, Fla., to perform routine repairs on a CV-22B Osprey July 28, 2015. The Osprey played an integral role during a recent task force exercise at Hurlburt Field, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway)

Maintainers with the 801st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron were flown out to Eglin Range Complex, Fla., to perform routine repairs on a CV-22B Osprey July 28, 2015. The Osprey played an integral role during a recent task force exercise at Hurlburt Field, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christopher Callaway)

Master Sgt. Jim Vlacich, a machinist with the 106th Rescue Wing metal technologies shop, grinds down a section of metal at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2015. Aircraft metals technology specialists are responsible for machining parts, welding, creating items from scratch and welding parts necessary for keeping the 106th RQW’s aircraft flying. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

Master Sgt. Jim Vlacich, a machinist with the 106th Rescue Wing metal technologies shop, grinds down a section of metal at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y., Aug. 6, 2015. Aircraft metals technology specialists are responsible for machining parts, welding, creating items from scratch and welding parts necessary for keeping the 106th RQW’s aircraft flying. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 179th Fighter Squadron at Duluth Air National Guard Base, Minn., takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 10, 2015, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-3. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Nicole Taylor)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 179th Fighter Squadron at Duluth Air National Guard Base, Minn., takes off from Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, Aug. 10, 2015, during Red Flag-Alaska 15-3. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Nicole Taylor)

Airmen prepare for chin-ups during an Army pre-Ranger physical assessment, Aug. 5, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The assessment included a 5-mile run, pushups, situps and chin-ups. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)
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Airmen prepare for chin-ups during an Army pre-Ranger physical assessment, Aug. 5, 2015, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. The assessment included a 5-mile run, pushups, situps and chin-ups. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)

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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