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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III comforts Jan Binnicker, widow of ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker, who was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. Binnicker passed away March 21, in Calhoun, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Preston Webb)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III comforts Jan Binnicker, widow of ninth Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James C. Binnicker, who was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Aug. 14, 2015. Binnicker passed away March 21, in Calhoun, Ga. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Preston Webb)

Thunderbird 6 performs a slow pass during the 2015 Dakota Thunder airshow and open house at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 16, 2015. More than 51,000 military members, as well as attendees from near and far, engaged in activities throughout the two-day airshow. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rebecca Imwalle)

Thunderbird 6 performs a slow pass during the 2015 Dakota Thunder airshow and open house at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Aug. 16, 2015. More than 51,000 military members, as well as attendees from near and far, engaged in activities throughout the two-day airshow. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rebecca Imwalle)

Members of the Air Force Honor Guard stand by to present the colors during a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Aug. 14, 2015, at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va.  (Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts)

Members of the Air Force Honor Guard stand by to present the colors during a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Aug. 14, 2015, at the Air Force Memorial in Arlington, Va. (Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts)

Crew chiefs assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to launch a B-2 Spirit at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 12, 2015.  Three B-2s and about 225 Airmen from Whiteman AFB, Missouri, deployed to Guam to conduct familiarization training activities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph A. Pagán Jr.)

Crew chiefs assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepare to launch a B-2 Spirit at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug. 12, 2015. Three B-2s and about 225 Airmen from Whiteman AFB, Missouri, deployed to Guam to conduct familiarization training activities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph A. Pagán Jr.)

Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron move a tree to avoid contact with the tail of an AC-130H Spectre on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 15, 2015. More than 40 personnel from eight base organizations were on site during the tow process. The AC-130H will be displayed at the north end of the Air Park. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Meagan Schutter)

Airmen with the 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron move a tree to avoid contact with the tail of an AC-130H Spectre on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Aug. 15, 2015. More than 40 personnel from eight base organizations were on site during the tow process. The AC-130H will be displayed at the north end of the Air Park. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Meagan Schutter)

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17, also known as “Aluminum Overcast,”  banks right above Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Aug. 13, 2015.  EAA’s B-17 is painted to resemble B-17G No. 42-102515 of the 398th Bombardment Group (Heavy) that flew from Royal Air Force Nuthampstead, England, during World War II. That aircraft was shot down over Le Manior, France, on Aug. 13, 1944, during its 34th combat mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

The Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17, also known as “Aluminum Overcast,” banks right above Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Aug. 13, 2015. EAA’s B-17 is painted to resemble B-17G No. 42-102515 of the 398th Bombardment Group (Heavy) that flew from Royal Air Force Nuthampstead, England, during World War II. That aircraft was shot down over Le Manior, France, on Aug. 13, 1944, during its 34th combat mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw)

Staff Sgt. Shawn Mason, a 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulics shop craftsman, services the surge boots on the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker, Aug. 13, 2015, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Properly maintained surge boots allow the boom to extend and retract smoothly when not transferring fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo)

Staff Sgt. Shawn Mason, a 22nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulics shop craftsman, services the surge boots on the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker, Aug. 13, 2015, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Properly maintained surge boots allow the boom to extend and retract smoothly when not transferring fuel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, during a training sortie Aug. 17, 2015. The 48th FW is responsible for providing air combat superiority for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)

An F-15E Strike Eagle assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing flies over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, during a training sortie Aug. 17, 2015. The 48th FW is responsible for providing air combat superiority for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)

Firefighters from the 106th Rescue Wing assist with extinguishing a brush fire in Westhampton, N.Y., on Aug. 10, 2015. Altogether, eight brush trucks, seven tankers and 14 different fire departments worked together to battle the blaze which destroyed four acres of land along the west side of Old Riverhead Road. (New York Air National Guard/Staff Sgt. Christopher S Muncy)

Firefighters from the 106th Rescue Wing assist with extinguishing a brush fire in Westhampton, N.Y., on Aug. 10, 2015. Altogether, eight brush trucks, seven tankers and 14 different fire departments worked together to battle the blaze which destroyed four acres of land along the west side of Old Riverhead Road. (New York Air National Guard/Staff Sgt. Christopher S Muncy)

An F-22 Raptor takes off during Red Flag-Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 10, 2015. RF-A is an exercise that provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. More than 20 allied countries have participated in RF-A since its conception, improving integration, interoperability and cross-cultural competence. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez)
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An F-22 Raptor takes off during Red Flag-Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 10, 2015. RF-A is an exercise that provides joint offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. More than 20 allied countries have participated in RF-A since its conception, improving integration, interoperability and cross-cultural competence. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez)

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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