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A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules from RAF Mildenhall, England, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from RAF Mildenhall, England, Oct. 22, 2015, over the Atlantic Ocean. The two aircraft were training in exercise Trident Juncture, an exercise designed to help militaries respond more effectively to regional crises with NATO allies and partners – improving security of borders, ensuring energy security and countering threats of terrorism. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Halan/Released)

A C-130 Hercules receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker Oct. 22, 2015, over the Atlantic Ocean. The two aircraft, assigned to Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, were training in Trident Juncture, an exercise designed to help militaries respond more effectively to regional crises with NATO allies and partners -- improving security of borders, ensuring energy security and countering threats of terrorism. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christine Halan)

Airmen from the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, remove rubber from the runway Oct. 22, 2015, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Foam and biodegradable solvents are used to strip the rubber left behind by the aircraft that land or take off from Bagram in support of the Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Airmen from the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, remove rubber from the runway Oct. 22, 2015, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Foam and biodegradable solvents are used to strip the rubber left behind by the aircraft that land or take off from Bagram in support of the Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

The second of two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors is launched during a successful intercept test, which was conducted by the Missile Defense Agency, Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency, Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, and U.S. Pacific Command, in conjunction with Soldiers from Alpha Battery, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment; Sailors aboard the guided missile destroyer USS Decatur; and Airmen from the 613th Air and Operations Center resulted in the intercept of one medium-range ballistic missile target by THAAD, and one medium-range ballistic missile target by Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense. The second THAAD interceptor was launched at the target destroyed by Aegis BMD as a contingency in the event the SM-3 did not achieve an intercept. The test, designated Flight Test Operational-01, stressed the ability of the Aegis BMD and THAAD weapon systems to function in a layered defense architecture and defeat a raid of two near-simultaneous ballistic missile targets. (Missile Defense Agency courtesy photo)

The second of two Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors is launched during a successful intercept test, which was conducted by the Missile Defense Agency, Ballistic Missile Defense System Operational Test Agency, Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense, and U.S. Pacific Command, among other units. The test stressed the ability of the Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense and THAAD weapon systems to function in a layered defense architecture and defeat a raid of two near-simultaneous ballistic missile targets. (Missile Defense Agency courtesy photo)

Airmen from the 60th Aerial Port Squadron and members of the Army National Guard's 49th Police Brigade practice loading and sling loading vehicles on a CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter Oct. 14, 2015, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The units also practiced nighttime operations in total darkness with the aid of night vision goggles. (U.S. Air Force photo/T.C. Perkins Jr.)

Airmen from the 60th Aerial Port Squadron and members of the Army National Guard's 49th Police Brigade practice loading and sling loading vehicles on a CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopter Oct. 14, 2015, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. The units also practiced nighttime operations in total darkness with the aid of night vision goggles. (U.S. Air Force photo/T.C. Perkins Jr.)

Two Airmen, assigned to the 71st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., look out the windows of a C-130J Super Hercules during rescue and refueling training near Beja Air Base, Portugal, Oct. 23, 2015. The training was in support of Trident Juncture 2015, the largest NATO exercise conducted in the past 20 years, involving more than 35,000 troops from over 30 NATO member nations and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman)

Two Airmen, assigned to the 71st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., look out the windows of a C-130J Super Hercules during rescue and refueling training near Beja Air Base, Portugal, Oct. 23, 2015. The training was in support of Trident Juncture 2015, the largest NATO exercise conducted in the past 20 years, involving more than 35,000 troops from over 30 NATO member nations and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman)

Staff Sgt. Jenings Casey, a 6th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and military working dog Branco splash in a wave pool after a water aggression training exercise at a water park in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 15, 2015. The water aggression training offers a unique opportunity for working dogs to become familiar with water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mariette M. Adams)

Staff Sgt. Jenings Casey, a 6th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and military working dog Branco splash in a wave pool after a water aggression training exercise at a water park in Tampa, Fla., Oct. 15, 2015. The water aggression training offers a unique opportunity for working dogs to become familiar with water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Mariette M. Adams)

Two pilots, assigned to the 71st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., fly a C-130J Super Hercules during rescue and refueling training near Beja Air Base, Portugal, Oct. 23, 2015. The training was in support of Trident Juncture 2015, the largest NATO exercise conducted in the past 20 years, involving more than 35,000 troops from over 30 NATO member nations and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman)

Two pilots, assigned to the 71st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., fly a C-130J Super Hercules during rescue and refueling training near Beja Air Base, Portugal, Oct. 23, 2015. The training was in support of Trident Juncture 2015, the largest NATO exercise conducted in the past 20 years, involving more than 35,000 troops from over 30 NATO member nations and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman)

A KC-135 Stratotanker is de-iced in front of 5 Hangar at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, the morning of Oct. 23, 2015, during Exercise Vigilant Shield 16. From Oct. 15-26, 2015, approximately 700 members from the Canadian Armed Forces and the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Air National Guard deployed to Iqaluit, Nunavut, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, for Exercise Vigilant Shield 16. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge)

A KC-135 Stratotanker is de-iced in front of 5 Hangar at 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, the morning of Oct. 23, 2015, during Exercise Vigilant Shield 16. From Oct. 15-26, 2015, approximately 700 members from the Canadian Armed Forces and the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Air National Guard deployed to Iqaluit, Nunavut, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, for Exercise Vigilant Shield 16. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge)

A firefighter from the 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron runs toward a simulated aircraft crash scene during a major accident response exercise Oct. 27, 2015, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Once the firefighters were able to put out the fire and secure the scene, they were able to assist in removing patients from the area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan)

A firefighter from the 23rd Civil Engineer Squadron runs toward a simulated aircraft crash scene during a major accident response exercise Oct. 27, 2015, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Once the firefighters were able to put out the fire and secure the scene, they were able to assist in removing patients from the area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan)

An F-15C Eagle from the 144th Fighter Wing flies above the High Arctic Oct. 22, 2015. From Oct. 15-26, 2015, approximately 700 members from the Canadian Armed Forces and the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Air National Guard deployed to Iqaluit, Nunavut, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, for Exercise Vigilant Shield 16. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. David J. Loeffler)
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An F-15C Eagle from the 144th Fighter Wing flies above the High Arctic Oct. 22, 2015. From Oct. 15-26, 2015, approximately 700 members from the Canadian Armed Forces and the U.S. Air Force, Navy, and Air National Guard deployed to Iqaluit, Nunavut, and 5 Wing Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, for Exercise Vigilant Shield 16. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. David J. Loeffler)

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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