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Airman Austin Metzler and Senior Airman Sean Zeringue, both C-130J Super Hercules loadmasters with the 61st Airlift Squadron, stand on the loading ramp of a C-130J during a training flight Nov. 10, 2015, above central Arkansas. The 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., is part of the Air Mobility Command and provides the Defense Department the largest C-130 fleet in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

Airman Austin Metzler and Senior Airman Sean Zeringue, both C-130J Super Hercules loadmasters with the 61st Airlift Squadron, stand on the loading ramp of a C-130J during a training flight Nov. 10, 2015, above central Arkansas. The 19th Airlift Wing at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., is part of the Air Mobility Command and provides the Defense Department the largest C-130 fleet in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

The first Norwegian F-35 Lightning II lands at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 10, 2015. The jet marks the scheduled arrival of the first of two F-35s for the Royal Norwegian Air Force, making Norway the newest partner in the international F-35 joint partnership program at Luke. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland)

The first Norwegian F-35 Lightning II lands at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 10, 2015. The jet marks the scheduled arrival of the first of two F-35s for the Royal Norwegian Air Force, making Norway the newest partner in the international F-35 joint partnership program at Luke. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland)

Airman 1st Class Kyle Denzine, a 20th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist, checks the seal of his gas mask at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 23, 2015. Denzine, along with other AFE Airmen, practiced the actions they would take in the event a pilot needs to be decontaminated upon his return to base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael Cossaboom)

Airman 1st Class Kyle Denzine, a 20th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment specialist, checks the seal of his gas mask at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Oct. 23, 2015. Denzine, along with other AFE Airmen, practiced the actions they would take in the event a pilot needs to be decontaminated upon his return to base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Michael Cossaboom)

A NATO E-3A Sentry (AWACS) is refueled by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker over northern Germany during a training mission Nov. 10, 2015. Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing based in Phoenix are supporting aircrew training operations Nov. 9-20 at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Lt. Col. Gabe Johnson)

A NATO E-3A Sentry (AWACS) is refueled by an Arizona Air National Guard KC-135 Stratotanker over northern Germany during a training mission Nov. 10, 2015. Airmen from the 161st Air Refueling Wing based in Phoenix are supporting aircrew training operations Nov. 9-20 at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Lt. Col. Gabe Johnson)

Capt. Kyle Larson, the Special Programs Division program manager, attempts a shot over a defender during a Gatorball tournament on Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Nov. 6, 2015. The tournament included nine teams in a double elimination format. Special Programs Division beat the Contracting Directorate by a score of 1-0 to win the tournament. Gatorball combines elements of soccer and rugby (U.S. Air Force photo/Mark Herlihy)

Capt. Kyle Larson, the Special Programs Division program manager, attempts a shot over a defender during a Gatorball tournament on Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., Nov. 6, 2015. The tournament included nine teams in a double elimination format. Special Programs Division beat the Contracting Directorate by a score of 1-0 to win the tournament. Gatorball combines elements of soccer and rugby (U.S. Air Force photo/Mark Herlihy)

Airmen from the 321st Contingency Response Wing from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., try to attach a sling load to a Mississippi Army National Guard medical evacuation UH-60 Black Hawk at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., during exercise Turbo Distribution Oct. 29, 2015. The U.S. Transportation Command exercise tested the Joint Task Force-Port Opening's ability to deliver and distribute cargo during humanitarian relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos)

Airmen from the 321st Contingency Response Wing from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., try to attach a sling load to a Mississippi Army National Guard medical evacuation UH-60 Black Hawk at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., during exercise Turbo Distribution Oct. 29, 2015. The U.S. Transportation Command exercise tested the Joint Task Force-Port Opening's ability to deliver and distribute cargo during humanitarian relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos)

U.S. and European veterans pay tribute at the grave of U.S. Army Gen. George Patton after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm, Luxembourg, Nov. 11, 2015. Helen Patton, chairman of the Patton Foundation and Patton's granddaughter, led the tribute to her grandfather and presented medals to the veterans who served with him. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim)

U.S. and European veterans pay tribute at the grave of U.S. Army Gen. George Patton after a wreath-laying ceremony at the Luxembourg American Cemetery and Memorial in Hamm, Luxembourg, Nov. 11, 2015. Helen Patton, chairman of the Patton Foundation and Patton's granddaughter, led the tribute to her grandfather and presented medals to the veterans who served with him. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Timothy Kim)

An F-22 Raptor from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., touches down on the flightline at Tyndall Nov. 5, 2015. The F-22’s combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and integrated avionics, in addition to improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities and allows for the full realization of operational concepts that are vital to the 21st century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa)

An F-22 Raptor from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., touches down on the flightline at Tyndall Nov. 5, 2015. The F-22’s combination of stealth, supercruise, maneuverability and integrated avionics, in addition to improved supportability, represents an exponential leap in warfighting capabilities and allows for the full realization of operational concepts that are vital to the 21st century Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa)

Master Sgts. John Brownell and Neil Allison of the 158th Fighter Wing unload cargo from a C-17 Globemaster III at Burlington International Airport, Vt., Nov. 3, 2015. This was the final plane to return from the theater support package the Vermont Air National Guard supported. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Tatro)

Master Sgts. John Brownell and Neil Allison of the 158th Fighter Wing unload cargo from a C-17 Globemaster III at Burlington International Airport, Vt., Nov. 3, 2015. This was the final plane to return from the theater support package the Vermont Air National Guard supported. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Tatro)

A C-130 Hercules with the 36th Airlift Squadron flies back to Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 4, 2015, during exercise Vigilant Ace 16. Yokota participated in a large-scale exercise designed to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and South Korean air forces. During the deployment phase of the exercise, the 374th Airlift Wing conducted 42 missions, generating 87 sorties totaling over 250 flying hours, to move more than 400,000 pounds and more than 650 passengers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)
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A C-130 Hercules with the 36th Airlift Squadron flies back to Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 4, 2015, during exercise Vigilant Ace 16. Yokota participated in a large-scale exercise designed to enhance the interoperability of U.S. and South Korean air forces. During the deployment phase of the exercise, the 374th Airlift Wing conducted 42 missions, generating 87 sorties totaling over 250 flying hours, to move more than 400,000 pounds and more than 650 passengers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Members of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band’s Heritage Brass ensemble play a set at the Paramount Theater in Goldsboro, N.C., Nov. 5, 2015. Each year, the band’s ensembles perform more than 300 concerts along the East Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Williamson)
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Members of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band’s Heritage Brass ensemble play a set at the Paramount Theater in Goldsboro, N.C., Nov. 5, 2015. Each year, the band’s ensembles perform more than 300 concerts along the East Coast. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Williamson)

This F-16A Fighting Falcon, tail No. 80-0504, was last assigned to the 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, N.Y., as a ground maintenance trainer before it was retired from service and disassembled Nov. 5, 2015. The aircraft is set to be reassembled and placed at the main entrance of the New York National Guard headquarters in Latham. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Call)
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This F-16A Fighting Falcon, tail No. 80-0504, was last assigned to the 174th Attack Wing at Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, N.Y., as a ground maintenance trainer before it was retired from service and disassembled Nov. 5, 2015. The aircraft is set to be reassembled and placed at the main entrance of the New York National Guard headquarters in Latham. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Call)

Retired Lt. Col. Clifton Ward, a World War II and Vietnam War combat pilot, shows his official photo, taken May 19, 1955, during a visit to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 5, 2015. During his flying career, Ward piloted 29 aircraft, was reported missing in action, and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and the Air Medal for his actions in WWII and Vietnam. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brandon Shapiro)
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Retired Lt. Col. Clifton Ward, a World War II and Vietnam War combat pilot, shows his official photo, taken May 19, 1955, during a visit to MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Nov. 5, 2015. During his flying career, Ward piloted 29 aircraft, was reported missing in action, and earned the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star and the Air Medal for his actions in WWII and Vietnam. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Brandon Shapiro)

U.S. Army paratroopers, assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, parachute from a C-17 Globemaster III during the joint land heavy military demonstration of exercise Trident Juncture near San Gregorio, Spain, Nov. 4, 2015. Trident Juncture was the largest NATO exercise conducted in the past 20 years. U.S. and NATO forces remain engaged, postured and ready to assure, deter and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Hull)
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U.S. Army paratroopers, assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, parachute from a C-17 Globemaster III during the joint land heavy military demonstration of exercise Trident Juncture near San Gregorio, Spain, Nov. 4, 2015. Trident Juncture was the largest NATO exercise conducted in the past 20 years. U.S. and NATO forces remain engaged, postured and ready to assure, deter and defend in an increasingly complex security environment. (U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Jason Hull)

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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