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Airman Jeffery Gibson, a 354th Security Forces Squadron response force member, fires a Mark-19 grenade launcher Sept. 9, 2015, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Members of the squadron must show proficiency annually to be qualified on the weapon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

Airman Jeffery Gibson, a 354th Security Forces Squadron response force member, fires a Mark-19 grenade launcher Sept. 9, 2015, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Members of the squadron must show proficiency annually to be qualified on the weapon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

Airmen perform as a team during the Team Pain portion of the 2015 Crow Creek Challenge, Sept. 11, 2015, on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. This event consisted of five four-man push-ups, a tire flips for 25-meters and a log carry of 25-meters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Malcolm Mayfield)

Airmen perform as a team during the Team Pain portion of the 2015 Crow Creek Challenge, Sept. 11, 2015, on F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo. This event consisted of five four-man push-ups, a tire flips for 25-meters and a log carry of 25-meters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Malcolm Mayfield)

Over 1,000 attendees participated in a Freedom Walk Sept 11, 2015, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Participants met at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, where they held a rally, read poems, and listened to speeches and patriotic music from U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. (U.S. Air Force photo/T.C. Perkins Jr.)

Over 1,000 attendees participated in a Freedom Walk Sept 11, 2015, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Participants met at the Airman and Family Readiness Center, where they held a rally, read poems, and listened to speeches and patriotic music from U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West. (U.S. Air Force photo/T.C. Perkins Jr.)

An F-35A Lightning II aircraft piloted by Col. David Lyons, the 388th Fighter Wing commander, touches down at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Sept. 2, 2015. This and another fighter jet piloted by Lt. Col. Yosef Morris, the 34th Fighter Squadron director of operations, were the first two operational F-35s received at the base. The rest of the fleet of up to 72 F-35s are slated to arrive on a staggered basis through 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo/Todd Cromar)

An F-35A Lightning II aircraft piloted by Col. David Lyons, the 388th Fighter Wing commander, touches down at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Sept. 2, 2015. This and another fighter jet piloted by Lt. Col. Yosef Morris, the 34th Fighter Squadron director of operations, were the first two operational F-35s received at the base. The rest of the fleet of up to 72 F-35s are slated to arrive on a staggered basis through 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo/Todd Cromar)

Participants in the Air Force Research Laboratory 2015 Tech Warrior work to exit an underground tunnel after a smoke grenade simulating mustard gas was released during their search for a weapons cache as part of a dismounted patrol scenario, Sept. 15, 2015, at the National Center for Medical Readiness, Fairborn, Ohio. During the exercise, participants learn a variety of skills such as base defense, self-aid and buddy care, and tactical vehicle driving and land navigation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth)

Participants in the Air Force Research Laboratory 2015 Tech Warrior work to exit an underground tunnel after a smoke grenade simulating mustard gas was released during their search for a weapons cache as part of a dismounted patrol scenario, Sept. 15, 2015, at the National Center for Medical Readiness, Fairborn, Ohio. During the exercise, participants learn a variety of skills such as base defense, self-aid and buddy care, and tactical vehicle driving and land navigation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Wesley Farnsworth)

Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., perform a flag detail during Armed Forces Night at Kauffman Stadium in in Kansas City Sept. 8, 2015. The pregame ceremonies included recognition of veterans, wounded warriors and military families, as well as a tribute to fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

Airmen from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., perform a flag detail during Armed Forces Night at Kauffman Stadium in in Kansas City Sept. 8, 2015. The pregame ceremonies included recognition of veterans, wounded warriors and military families, as well as a tribute to fallen service members. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

Tech. Sgt. Johanna Aponte, assigned to the 514th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inspects an engine on a C-17 Globemaster III during a training mission Aug. 30, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jasmine Zielomski)

Tech. Sgt. Johanna Aponte, assigned to the 514th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, inspects an engine on a C-17 Globemaster III during a training mission Aug. 30, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jasmine Zielomski)

Tech. Sgt. Matthew Miser, a U.S. Air Force Band’s Ceremonial Brass trumpeter, plays Taps during a Patriot's Day Reveille Ceremony at Heritage Park, Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 11, 2015. The ceremony paid tribute to the first responders and victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant)

Tech. Sgt. Matthew Miser, a U.S. Air Force Band’s Ceremonial Brass trumpeter, plays Taps during a Patriot's Day Reveille Ceremony at Heritage Park, Joint Base Andrews, Md., Sept. 11, 2015. The ceremony paid tribute to the first responders and victims of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant)

The sun rises over the flightline at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Sept. 8, 2015. That morning, Airmen departed from the base in support of contingency operations in the Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

The sun rises over the flightline at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., Sept. 8, 2015. That morning, Airmen departed from the base in support of contingency operations in the Horn of Africa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone receives a ceremonial ”key to the city” from Mayor Kevin Johnson during the Sacramento Hometown Heroes Parade and festivities in Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 11, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Charles Rivezzo)
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Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone receives a ceremonial ”key to the city” from Mayor Kevin Johnson during the Sacramento Hometown Heroes Parade and festivities in Sacramento, Calif., Sept. 11, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Charles Rivezzo)

A U.S. Airman assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron prepares a pallet before it is loaded onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 12, 2015. The Airman and his squadron were in the process of redeploying to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., after successfully completing their deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)
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A U.S. Airman assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron prepares a pallet before it is loaded onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 12, 2015. The Airman and his squadron were in the process of redeploying to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., after successfully completing their deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Senior Airman Christian Torres, a 502nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, performs an inversion technique during the repelling demonstration portion of the 2015 Battle of the Badges Sept. 12, 2015, at the Joint Base San Antonio- Randolph, Texas. This year’s Battle of the Badges  included three main events for time: a tactical shooting challenge, a firefighter combat challenge, and a fire truck pull. In addition to the traditional challenges, this year’s event gave both defenders and firefighters the opportunity to showcase parts of their missions with repelling, military working dogs and Taser demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Alexandria Slade)
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Senior Airman Christian Torres, a 502nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, performs an inversion technique during the repelling demonstration portion of the 2015 Battle of the Badges Sept. 12, 2015, at the Joint Base San Antonio- Randolph, Texas. This year’s Battle of the Badges included three main events for time: a tactical shooting challenge, a firefighter combat challenge, and a fire truck pull. In addition to the traditional challenges, this year’s event gave both defenders and firefighters the opportunity to showcase parts of their missions with repelling, military working dogs and Taser demonstrations. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Senior Airman Alexandria Slade)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody thanks Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III for his exceptional service by presenting him with an invitation to an Order of the Sword ceremony following his "Enlisted Force Update" at Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept. 16, 2015, in Washington, D.C.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody thanks Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III for his exceptional service by presenting him with an invitation to an Order of the Sword ceremony following his "Enlisted Force Update" at Air Force Association's Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Sept. 16, 2015, in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

First Lt. Clayton Schmitt, a 902nd Security Forces Squadron operations officer, shoots a stream of water from a fire hose during the 2015 Battle of the Badges Sept. 12, 2015, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. This year’s Battle of the Badges included three main events: a tactical shooting challenge, firefighter combat challenge and fire truck pull. U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stormy Archer)
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First Lt. Clayton Schmitt, a 902nd Security Forces Squadron operations officer, shoots a stream of water from a fire hose during the 2015 Battle of the Badges Sept. 12, 2015, at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. This year’s Battle of the Badges included three main events: a tactical shooting challenge, firefighter combat challenge and fire truck pull. U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Stormy Archer)

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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