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Capt. Thomas Bernard, a 36th Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules pilot, performs a visual confirmation with night vision goggles during a training mission over the Kanto Plain, Japan, Oct. 14, 2015. Crews from Yokota Air Base, Japan, regularly conduct night flying operations to ensure they’re prepared to respond to a variety of contingencies throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Capt. Thomas Bernard, a 36th Airlift Squadron C-130 Hercules pilot, performs a visual confirmation with night vision goggles during a training mission over the Kanto Plain, Japan, Oct. 14, 2015. Crews from Yokota Air Base, Japan, regularly conduct night flying operations to ensure they’re prepared to respond to a variety of contingencies throughout the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

A C-17 Globemaster III lands at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Canada, Oct. 14, 2015. The aircraft carried personnel and cargo participating in Vigilant Shield 16. From Oct. 15-26, approximately 700 members from the Canadian Armed Forces, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air National Guard are deploying to Iqaluit, Nunavut, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, for exercise Vigilant Shield 16. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)

A C-17 Globemaster III lands at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Canada, Oct. 14, 2015. The aircraft carried personnel and cargo participating in Vigilant Shield 16. From Oct. 15-26, approximately 700 members from the Canadian Armed Forces, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air National Guard are deploying to Iqaluit, Nunavut, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, for exercise Vigilant Shield 16. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia)

Staff Sgt. Matthew Lawson, assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, works to complete a 400-hour phase inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 18, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The phase inspection team conducts inspections after every 400 hours of flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Staff Sgt. Matthew Lawson, assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron, works to complete a 400-hour phase inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon Oct. 18, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The phase inspection team conducts inspections after every 400 hours of flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Goose Bay flightline management plow the flightline during Vigilant Shield 16 at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Canada, Oct. 17, 2015. From Oct. 15-26, 2015, approximately 700 members from the Canadian Armed Forces, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air National Guard are deploying to Iqualuit, Nunavut, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, for Exercise Vigilant Shield 16. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jasmonet Jackson)

Goose Bay flightline management plow the flightline during Vigilant Shield 16 at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Canada, Oct. 17, 2015. From Oct. 15-26, 2015, approximately 700 members from the Canadian Armed Forces, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Air National Guard are deploying to Iqualuit, Nunavut, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, for Exercise Vigilant Shield 16. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jasmonet Jackson)

The Hill Air Force Base Honor Guard presents the colors during an F-35A Lightning II aircraft unveiling ceremony Oct. 14, 2015, at the Hill AFB, Utah. The unveiling commemorated the beginning of a new era in combat airpower at Hill. Ceremony attendees included military leaders, state and local dignitaries, industry partners, and base personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Todd Cromar)

The Hill Air Force Base Honor Guard presents the colors during an F-35A Lightning II aircraft unveiling ceremony Oct. 14, 2015, at the Hill AFB, Utah. The unveiling commemorated the beginning of a new era in combat airpower at Hill. Ceremony attendees included military leaders, state and local dignitaries, industry partners, and base personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo/Todd Cromar)

A C-130 Hercules flies over Izu Peninsula, Japan, Oct. 14, 2015. Performing regular in-flight operations gives all related personnel real-world experience to stay prepared for contingency situations and regular operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Baker)

A C-130 Hercules flies over Izu Peninsula, Japan, Oct. 14, 2015. Performing regular in-flight operations gives all related personnel real-world experience to stay prepared for contingency situations and regular operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Baker)

A F-15C Eagle, piloted by 1st Lt. Johnathan Pavan from the 144th Fighter Wing out of Fresno, Calif., takes off from 5 Wing Goose Bay, Canada, while participating in exercise Vigilant Shield 16 Oct. 20, 2015. From Oct 15-26, approximately 700 members from the Canadian Armed Forces, the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air National Guard are deploying to Iqaluit, Nunavut, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland Labrador, for Vigilant Shield 16. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge)

A F-15C Eagle, piloted by 1st Lt. Johnathan Pavan from the 144th Fighter Wing out of Fresno, Calif., takes off from 5 Wing Goose Bay, Canada, while participating in exercise Vigilant Shield 16 Oct. 20, 2015. From Oct 15-26, approximately 700 members from the Canadian Armed Forces, the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air National Guard are deploying to Iqaluit, Nunavut, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland Labrador, for Vigilant Shield 16. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge)

Tops in Blue performs a free concert for the military and civilian community Oct. 20, 2015, at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, S.C. Tops in Blue is an all active-duty Air Force expeditionary entertainment unit composed of 35 to 40 of the most talented vocalists, musicians, dancers and technicians. The primary purpose of the group is to entertain military personnel and their families around the world, raise morale and educate and inspire audiences on topics such as resiliency and social issues through musical performances. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit)

Tops in Blue performs a free concert for the military and civilian community Oct. 20, 2015, at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, S.C. Tops in Blue is an all active-duty Air Force expeditionary entertainment unit composed of 35 to 40 of the most talented vocalists, musicians, dancers and technicians. The primary purpose of the group is to entertain military personnel and their families around the world, raise morale and educate and inspire audiences on topics such as resiliency and social issues through musical performances. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Clayton Cupit)

Staff Sgt. Adam Luna, a 41st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerial repair technician, conducts a post-operations check on an EC-130H Compass Call following a mission Oct. 20, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system using a heavily modified version of the C-130 Hercules airframe. Luna is deployed from the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Bryan Bouchard)

Staff Sgt. Adam Luna, a 41st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Unit aerial repair technician, conducts a post-operations check on an EC-130H Compass Call following a mission Oct. 20, 2015, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system using a heavily modified version of the C-130 Hercules airframe. Luna is deployed from the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Bryan Bouchard)

Lt. Col. Michael Mench, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band commander, thanks the audience during a marching band performance in Kvareli, Georgia, Oct. 18, 2015. From Oct. 15-19, 33 bandsmen from the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band traveled to the Republic of Georgia for several events including performing in the inaugural International Military Bands Festival in Tbilisi. This is the first time in nearly 10 years that the USAFE Band has traveled to conduct a mission in the Republic of Georgia. Georgia and the U.S. are proven military partners and engagements like these help to further strengthen the bonds between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)
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Lt. Col. Michael Mench, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band commander, thanks the audience during a marching band performance in Kvareli, Georgia, Oct. 18, 2015. From Oct. 15-19, 33 bandsmen from the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band traveled to the Republic of Georgia for several events including performing in the inaugural International Military Bands Festival in Tbilisi. This is the first time in nearly 10 years that the USAFE Band has traveled to conduct a mission in the Republic of Georgia. Georgia and the U.S. are proven military partners and engagements like these help to further strengthen the bonds between the two nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane)

Colorado Air National Guard Airmen from the 233rd Space Group, Greeley Air National Guard Station, Colo., load a Mission Vehicle 118 onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Oct. 17, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicole Manzanares)
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Colorado Air National Guard Airmen from the 233rd Space Group, Greeley Air National Guard Station, Colo., load a Mission Vehicle 118 onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Oct. 17, 2015. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Nicole Manzanares)

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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