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The KC-46A Pegasus deploys the centerline boom for the first time Oct. 9, 2015. The boom is the fastest way to refuel aircraft at 1,200 gallons per minute. (Boeing photo/John D. Parker)

The KC-46A Pegasus deploys the centerline boom for the first time Oct. 9, 2015. The boom is the fastest way to refuel aircraft at 1,200 gallons per minute. (Boeing photo/John D. Parker)

Firefighters and base leadership demonstrate extinguishing an aircraft fire Oct. 8, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. As part of Fire Prevention Week, families visited Fire Station 1 to learn about fire safety, including home-fire safety issues, fire extinguisher training and holiday safety tips. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

Firefighters and base leadership demonstrate extinguishing an aircraft fire Oct. 8, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. As part of Fire Prevention Week, families visited Fire Station 1 to learn about fire safety, including home-fire safety issues, fire extinguisher training and holiday safety tips. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)

A C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, takes off at Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a routine sortie Oct. 1, 2015. The 36th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in the necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

A C-130 Hercules, assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron, takes off at Yokota Air Base, Japan, during a routine sortie Oct. 1, 2015. The 36th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in the necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Capt. Richard Pate, a Walter Reed National Military Medical Center nurse, checks an IV for a simulated patient during an Expert Field Medical Badge competition at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 6, 2015. The competition candidates had to run through a tactical combat care course while evading simulated attacks and attending to patients. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tara A. Williamson)

Capt. Richard Pate, a Walter Reed National Military Medical Center nurse, checks an IV for a simulated patient during an Expert Field Medical Badge competition at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 6, 2015. The competition candidates had to run through a tactical combat care course while evading simulated attacks and attending to patients. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tara A. Williamson)

Members of Tops in Blue perform a show at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Va., Oct. 6, 2015. The performance group is one of the oldest and most widely traveled entertainment groups of its kind. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kimberly Nagle)

Members of Tops in Blue perform a show at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Va., Oct. 6, 2015. The performance group is one of the oldest and most widely traveled entertainment groups of its kind. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kimberly Nagle)

Billy Christopoulos, goalie for the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons, deflects a shot as the Falcons met the University of Calgary Dinos in an exhibition college hockey matchup at the Academy's Cadet Ice Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 5, 2015. The Falcons defeated Calgary 5-0. Air Force opened its regular season against the No. 5 ranked University of Denver Pioneers at the Cadet Ice Arena Oct. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

Billy Christopoulos, goalie for the U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons, deflects a shot as the Falcons met the University of Calgary Dinos in an exhibition college hockey matchup at the Academy's Cadet Ice Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., Oct. 5, 2015. The Falcons defeated Calgary 5-0. Air Force opened its regular season against the No. 5 ranked University of Denver Pioneers at the Cadet Ice Arena Oct. 9. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mike Kaplan)

A Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor takes off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 26, 2015. The Raptors deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. It was the first combat deployment for the 199th Fighter Squadron since it deployed to Saudi Arabia in 2000 to patrol the southern no-fly zone of Iraq. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Airman 1st Class Robert Cabuco)

A Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor takes off from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 26, 2015. The Raptors deployed to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. It was the first combat deployment for the 199th Fighter Squadron since it deployed to Saudi Arabia in 2000 to patrol the southern no-fly zone of Iraq. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Airman 1st Class Robert Cabuco)

Staff Sgt. Logan Pals, a 435th Construction Training Squadron pavements and construction equipment operator, sits in the seat of a bulldozer while waiting for gravel to be dumped Sept. 24, 2015, at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The 435th CTS have more than 10 construction vehicles that are used to dump, move, grade and roll gravel throughout the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush)

Staff Sgt. Logan Pals, a 435th Construction Training Squadron pavements and construction equipment operator, sits in the seat of a bulldozer while waiting for gravel to be dumped Sept. 24, 2015, at Diyarbakir Air Base, Turkey. The 435th CTS have more than 10 construction vehicles that are used to dump, move, grade and roll gravel throughout the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush)

A pararescueman fast-ropes from a helicopter Oct. 3, 2015, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Airmen demonstrated rescue capabilities of the 31st and 33rd Rescue Squadrons during Rescue Fest, a yearly rescue tactics education event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nicholas Emerick)

A pararescueman fast-ropes from a helicopter Oct. 3, 2015, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The Airmen demonstrated rescue capabilities of the 31st and 33rd Rescue Squadrons during Rescue Fest, a yearly rescue tactics education event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nicholas Emerick)

Members of the 28th Security Forces Squadron move at the low-ready position during a shoot, move, communicate training event at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 29, 2015. Airmen and civilian security forces members practiced engaging their targets, communicating and protecting one another on a simulated battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class James L. Miller)
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Members of the 28th Security Forces Squadron move at the low-ready position during a shoot, move, communicate training event at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 29, 2015. Airmen and civilian security forces members practiced engaging their targets, communicating and protecting one another on a simulated battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class James L. Miller)

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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