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Jane D. Hartly, the U.S. ambassador to France, Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and his two friends speak at a press conference in Paris Aug. 23, 2015, following a foiled attack on a French train. Stone was on vacation with his childhood friends, Army Spc. Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, when an armed gunman entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter. The three men, with the help of a British passenger, subdued the gunman after his rifle jammed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)

Jane D. Hartly, the U.S. ambassador to France, Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone and his two friends speak at a press conference in Paris Aug. 23, 2015, following a foiled attack on a French train. Stone was on vacation with his childhood friends, Army Spc. Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, when an armed gunman entered their train carrying an assault rifle, a handgun and a box cutter. The three men, with the help of a British passenger, subdued the gunman after his rifle jammed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)

Paratroopers assigned to 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment descend after jumping out of a C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 374th Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan, over the Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2015. Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and Army paratroopers conducted the practice jump utilizing Royal Australian and U.S. Air Force aircraft as part of Pacific Airlift Rally 2015. The exercise is a biennial, multilateral tactical military symposium designed to enhance military airlift interoperability and cooperation between nations of the Pacific region for future humanitarian missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Pena)

Paratroopers assigned to 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment descend after jumping out of a C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 374th Wing from Yokota Air Base, Japan, over the Malemute drop zone at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 24, 2015. Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force and Army paratroopers conducted the practice jump utilizing Royal Australian and U.S. Air Force aircraft as part of Pacific Airlift Rally 2015. The exercise is a biennial, multilateral tactical military symposium designed to enhance military airlift interoperability and cooperation between nations of the Pacific region for future humanitarian missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Pena)

Staff Sgt. Stephen Cole, a B-52 Stratofortress crew chief assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, moves ground equipment during aircraft launch operations Aug. 22, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Bomber crews with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron are part of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and support ongoing operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

Staff Sgt. Stephen Cole, a B-52 Stratofortress crew chief assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, moves ground equipment during aircraft launch operations Aug. 22, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Bomber crews with the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron are part of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and support ongoing operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 14, 2015., during Red Flag-Alaska. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed training exercises for U.S. and international forces to provide joint offensive, counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Pena)

An F-22 Raptor assigned to the 90th Fighter Squadron takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 14, 2015., during Red Flag-Alaska. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed training exercises for U.S. and international forces to provide joint offensive, counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Pena)

Senior Airman Brandon L. Ehlers, a firefighter with the 106th Rescue Wing, sprays down a burned area of woods Aug. 21, 2015, in Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Multiple agencies and fire departments responded to a major brush fire in the area. Firefighters from the 106th RQW checked for hot spots, which was a serious concern due to the dry weather during the previous week. (New York Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

Senior Airman Brandon L. Ehlers, a firefighter with the 106th Rescue Wing, sprays down a burned area of woods Aug. 21, 2015, in Westhampton Beach, N.Y. Multiple agencies and fire departments responded to a major brush fire in the area. Firefighters from the 106th RQW checked for hot spots, which was a serious concern due to the dry weather during the previous week. (New York Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

Maj. Jason Curtis, Thunderbird 5, and Capt. Nicholas Eberling, Thunderbird 6, fly back from Minden, Nev., Aug. 25, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

Maj. Jason Curtis, Thunderbird 5, and Capt. Nicholas Eberling, Thunderbird 6, fly back from Minden, Nev., Aug. 25, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

Two B-52 Stratofortresses, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, taxi on the flightline Aug. 22, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Bomber crews with the 20th EBS are part of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and support ongoing operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

Two B-52 Stratofortresses, assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, taxi on the flightline Aug. 22, 2015, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Bomber crews with the 20th EBS are part of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence and support ongoing operations in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 457th Fighter Squadron at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, takes off during Red Flag 15-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 25, 2015. Active-duty, Guard and Reserve members from the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, along with air forces from other countries, participated in the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Thomas Spangler)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon assigned to the 457th Fighter Squadron at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas, takes off during Red Flag 15-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 25, 2015. Active-duty, Guard and Reserve members from the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, along with air forces from other countries, participated in the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Thomas Spangler)

Senior Master Sgt. Larry Smith, a 169th Force Support Squadron base training manager and reserve deputy with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, acts as a sniper during an active shooter exercise at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Aug. 20, 2015. The exercise scenario involved an incident where armed individuals attacked entrance points on base. Due to limited personnel on duty, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department responded to assist with K-9, SWAT and explosive ordnance disposal units. (South Carolina Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson)

Senior Master Sgt. Larry Smith, a 169th Force Support Squadron base training manager and reserve deputy with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, acts as a sniper during an active shooter exercise at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., Aug. 20, 2015. The exercise scenario involved an incident where armed individuals attacked entrance points on base. Due to limited personnel on duty, the Richland County Sheriff’s Department responded to assist with K-9, SWAT and explosive ordnance disposal units. (South Carolina Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Caycee Watson)

Col. Jeffrey King, the 78th Air Base Wing commander, greets John Barrett, an Army veteran, during a reception at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Ga., Aug. 21, 2015. Barrett, a private first class during World War II, received a Purple Heart and Silver Star after being wounded in action and taken as a prisoner of war. The reception honored veterans who served aboard B-17 Flying Fortresses and celebrated the arrival of a B-17 that will be displayed at the museum. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tommie Horton)
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Col. Jeffrey King, the 78th Air Base Wing commander, greets John Barrett, an Army veteran, during a reception at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Ga., Aug. 21, 2015. Barrett, a private first class during World War II, received a Purple Heart and Silver Star after being wounded in action and taken as a prisoner of war. The reception honored veterans who served aboard B-17 Flying Fortresses and celebrated the arrival of a B-17 that will be displayed at the museum. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tommie Horton)

Maintenance Airmen from the 513th Air Control Group wait for an E-3C Sentry (AWACS) to complete its shutdown procedures after completing a training mission at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, Calif., Aug. 24, 2015. The 513th maintenance reservists accompany every off-station training mission to provide routine checks as well as repairs, if needed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Caleb Wanzer)
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Maintenance Airmen from the 513th Air Control Group wait for an E-3C Sentry (AWACS) to complete its shutdown procedures after completing a training mission at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, Calif., Aug. 24, 2015. The 513th maintenance reservists accompany every off-station training mission to provide routine checks as well as repairs, if needed. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Caleb Wanzer)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, hovers as Airmen perform a rescue demonstration during Red Flag-Alaska 15-3 Aug. 17, 2015, at the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. The demonstration was for the Executive Observer Program, which is designed to present Pacific Air Force’s premier multinational large force employment exercise while building partnerships with senior airpower leaders from the global community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Nicole Taylor)
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An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, hovers as Airmen perform a rescue demonstration during Red Flag-Alaska 15-3 Aug. 17, 2015, at the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. The demonstration was for the Executive Observer Program, which is designed to present Pacific Air Force’s premier multinational large force employment exercise while building partnerships with senior airpower leaders from the global community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ashley Nicole Taylor)

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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