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An HC-130 Hercules from the 211th Rescue Squadron drops signal flares in the inner bay of Homer, Alaska, as part of rescue water training Sept. 30, 2015. The 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons of the Alaska Air Guard’s 176th Wing trained on water rescue tactics Sept. 30 to Oct. 1. The wing’s "rescue triad" performed both day and night missions including personnel jumps and cargo drops on a moving target, flying night water operations, visual search for casualties and drop zone control for safety and situation management. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. N. Alicia Halla)

An HC-130 Hercules from the 211th Rescue Squadron drops signal flares in the inner bay of Homer, Alaska, as part of rescue water training Sept. 30, 2015. The 210th, 211th and 212th Rescue Squadrons of the Alaska Air Guard’s 176th Wing trained on water rescue tactics Sept. 30 to Oct. 1. The wing’s "rescue triad" performed both day and night missions including personnel jumps and cargo drops on a moving target, flying night water operations, visual search for casualties and drop zone control for safety and situation management. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. N. Alicia Halla)

Tech. Sgt. Cody L. Canfield, a tactical air control party specialist with Illinois Air National Guard’s 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, waits for the Air National Guard Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller Training System to reboot before a training session at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill., Oct. 5, 2015. Peoria’s TACPs teamed up with the QuantaDyn Corporation to help create the AAJTS, which is expected to potentially save the government $95 million through fiscal year 2018 by reducing the cost of qualification and continuation training by 48 percent. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)

Tech. Sgt. Cody L. Canfield, a tactical air control party specialist with Illinois Air National Guard’s 169th Air Support Operations Squadron, waits for the Air National Guard Advanced Joint Terminal Attack Controller Training System to reboot before a training session at the 182nd Airlift Wing in Peoria, Ill., Oct. 5, 2015. Peoria’s TACPs teamed up with the QuantaDyn Corporation to help create the AAJTS, which is expected to potentially save the government $95 million through fiscal year 2018 by reducing the cost of qualification and continuation training by 48 percent. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Lealan Buehrer)

Two HC-130J Combat King IIs sit on the flightline in preparation for cargo unload at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 28, 2015. The aircraft deployed to Diyarbakir AB in an effort to enhance coalition capabilities and support personnel recovery operations in Syria and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush)

Two HC-130J Combat King IIs sit on the flightline in preparation for cargo unload at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey, Sept. 28, 2015. The aircraft deployed to Diyarbakir AB in an effort to enhance coalition capabilities and support personnel recovery operations in Syria and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush)

The 45th Space Wing supported the United Launch Alliance’s 100th launch, an Atlas V 421 flying the Morelos-3 communications satellite for Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, Oct. 2, 2015, from Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance)

The 45th Space Wing supported the United Launch Alliance’s 100th launch, an Atlas V 421 flying the Morelos-3 communications satellite for Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation, Oct. 2, 2015, from Launch Complex 41 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. (courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance)

Staff Sgt. Adam Borjon, a 435th Construction Training Squadron engineer system’s operator, and Senior Airman Allen Turner, a 435th CTS pavement and equipment operator, build structures Sept. 23, 2015, in support of personnel recovery operations at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The 435th Contingency Response Group deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in support of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s staging aircraft and Airmen in southeast Turkey to enhance coalition capabilities to support personnel recovery operations in Syria and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush)

Staff Sgt. Adam Borjon, a 435th Construction Training Squadron engineer system’s operator, and Senior Airman Allen Turner, a 435th CTS pavement and equipment operator, build structures Sept. 23, 2015, in support of personnel recovery operations at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The 435th Contingency Response Group deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in support of the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s staging aircraft and Airmen in southeast Turkey to enhance coalition capabilities to support personnel recovery operations in Syria and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush)

Special tactics Airmen bow their heads during a moment of prayer before the start of the 2015 Special Tactics Memorial Ruck March at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 4, 2015. The march covered 812 miles with every Airman carrying a 50-pound ruck, ending at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The march is to bring awareness to the service and sacrifice of special tactics members and in memory of fallen comrades since 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Taylor Curry)

Special tactics Airmen bow their heads during a moment of prayer before the start of the 2015 Special Tactics Memorial Ruck March at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, Oct. 4, 2015. The march covered 812 miles with every Airman carrying a 50-pound ruck, ending at Hurlburt Field, Fla. The march is to bring awareness to the service and sacrifice of special tactics members and in memory of fallen comrades since 9/11. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Taylor Curry)

Senior Airman James Vrtis, a 57th Operations Support Squadron airfield systems technician, descends a ground-to-air radio tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 6, 2015. Airfield systems specialists must periodically perform preventative maintenance inspections on ground-to-air radio towers, which stand as tall as 180 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)

Senior Airman James Vrtis, a 57th Operations Support Squadron airfield systems technician, descends a ground-to-air radio tower on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Oct. 6, 2015. Airfield systems specialists must periodically perform preventative maintenance inspections on ground-to-air radio towers, which stand as tall as 180 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika)

Air Force firefighters rush into extreme temperatures to extinguish a fire during training at the 165th Airlift Wing in Garden City, Ga., Oct. 3, 2015. Firefighters from the 165th AW train to meet local and global protection needs, provide timely fire prevention education and protection to the wing, the Air Dominance Center and the airport tenants. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Noel Velez)

Air Force firefighters rush into extreme temperatures to extinguish a fire during training at the 165th Airlift Wing in Garden City, Ga., Oct. 3, 2015. Firefighters from the 165th AW train to meet local and global protection needs, provide timely fire prevention education and protection to the wing, the Air Dominance Center and the airport tenants. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Noel Velez)

Tech Sgt. Andrew Melton, a 4th Special Operations Squadron special missions aviator, embraces his loved ones after returning home from a deployment during Operation Homecoming at the Deployment Control Center on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 7, 2015. Families and friends of 59 air commandos gathered to welcome home their loved ones from a deployment overseas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Kai White)

Tech Sgt. Andrew Melton, a 4th Special Operations Squadron special missions aviator, embraces his loved ones after returning home from a deployment during Operation Homecoming at the Deployment Control Center on Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 7, 2015. Families and friends of 59 air commandos gathered to welcome home their loved ones from a deployment overseas. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Kai White)

A C-17 Globemaster III flies over Biggs Army Airfield, Texas, during Bold Quest 15-2 operations Oct. 2, 2015. One main facet of Bold Quest was the integration of joint and coalition fire support assets across all warfighting domains. The Army and Air Force worked together to perform air-to-air, surface-to-air, and air-to-surface fire support engagements in live and digitally simulated missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Emily A. Kenney)
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A C-17 Globemaster III flies over Biggs Army Airfield, Texas, during Bold Quest 15-2 operations Oct. 2, 2015. One main facet of Bold Quest was the integration of joint and coalition fire support assets across all warfighting domains. The Army and Air Force worked together to perform air-to-air, surface-to-air, and air-to-surface fire support engagements in live and digitally simulated missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Emily A. Kenney)

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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