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Eleven C-17 Globemaster IIIs line up on the runway at Moses Lake, Wash., after an airdrop during exercise Rainier War Dec. 10, 2015. Rainier War is a semiannual large formation exercise, hosted by the 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train aircrews under realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum operations against modern threats and replicate today's contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox)

Eleven C-17 Globemaster IIIs line up on the runway at Moses Lake, Wash., after an airdrop during exercise Rainier War Dec. 10, 2015. Rainier War is a semiannual large formation exercise, hosted by the 62nd Airlift Wing, designed to train aircrews under realistic scenarios that support a full spectrum operations against modern threats and replicate today's contingency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Divine Cox)

Gen. Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force (left), poses for a picture with 1st Lt. Meghan Eckenrode, 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron (center) and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James Cody (right), in the Blatchford-Preston Complex Dining Facility at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar Dec. 11. Welsh and Cody met with airmen during their visit to AUAB and thanked them for their service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released)

Gen. Mark Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force (left), poses for a picture with 1st Lt. Meghan Eckenrode, 379th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron (center) and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force, James Cody (right), in the Blatchford-Preston Complex Dining Facility at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar Dec. 11. Welsh and Cody met with airmen during their visit to AUAB and thanked them for their service. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. James Hodgman/Released)

A 325th Maintenance Squadron maintainer assists a 95th Fighter Squadron pilot with final preflight checks Dec. 10, 2015, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The F-22 Raptor played a critical role in exercise Checkered Flag and performed combat exercises with the newly commissioned F-35A Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

A 325th Maintenance Squadron maintainer assists a 95th Fighter Squadron pilot with final preflight checks Dec. 10, 2015, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The F-22 Raptor played a critical role in exercise Checkered Flag and performed combat exercises with the newly commissioned F-35A Lightning II. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

Maintainers with the 436th Maintenance Squadron perform a major inspection on a C-5M Super Galaxy in the isochronal maintenance dock Dec. 2, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman William Johnson)

Maintainers with the 436th Maintenance Squadron perform a major inspection on a C-5M Super Galaxy in the isochronal maintenance dock Dec. 2, 2015, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman William Johnson)

Staff Sgt. Tyler Derr, a 732nd Air Mobility Squadron avionics specialist, deices a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., on the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2015. There is always a person in the truck, one in the deicer and one on the ground to make sure the aircraft is deiced all around. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher R. Morales)

Staff Sgt. Tyler Derr, a 732nd Air Mobility Squadron avionics specialist, deices a KC-135 Stratotanker from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., on the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Dec. 3, 2015. There is always a person in the truck, one in the deicer and one on the ground to make sure the aircraft is deiced all around. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher R. Morales)

Tech. Sgt. David, a 432nd Maintenance Group contract officer representative, performs chest-fly repetitions while his trainer, Derrick Chandler, motivates him during a workout Dec. 4, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. David recently attained his International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness professional card, which allows him to compete in professional bodybuilding competitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen)

Tech. Sgt. David, a 432nd Maintenance Group contract officer representative, performs chest-fly repetitions while his trainer, Derrick Chandler, motivates him during a workout Dec. 4, 2015, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. David recently attained his International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness professional card, which allows him to compete in professional bodybuilding competitions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker during exercise Razor Talon Dec. 14, 2015, over the coast of North Carolina. The aircrew and other support units from multiple bases conducted training missions designed to bolster cohesion between forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon receives fuel from a KC-135R Stratotanker during exercise Razor Talon Dec. 14, 2015, over the coast of North Carolina. The aircrew and other support units from multiple bases conducted training missions designed to bolster cohesion between forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., walks down the flightline on Tyndall AFB, Fla., Dec. 10, 2015, during exercise Checkered Flag 16-1. Airmen and aircraft from Shaw AFB came to Tyndall AFB to participate in the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group’s Weapons System Evaluation Program and Checkered Flag 16-1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., walks down the flightline on Tyndall AFB, Fla., Dec. 10, 2015, during exercise Checkered Flag 16-1. Airmen and aircraft from Shaw AFB came to Tyndall AFB to participate in the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group’s Weapons System Evaluation Program and Checkered Flag 16-1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sergio A. Gamboa)

An HC-130J Combat King II conducts a low pass before landing Dec. 11, 2015, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The aircraft is the 2,500th C-130 manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corp. and Moody’s seventh HC-130J to be added to the 71st Rescue Squadron’s fleet and legacy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ceaira Tinsley)

An HC-130J Combat King II conducts a low pass before landing Dec. 11, 2015, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The aircraft is the 2,500th C-130 manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corp. and Moody’s seventh HC-130J to be added to the 71st Rescue Squadron’s fleet and legacy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ceaira Tinsley)

Army Pfc. Richard Schmidt, a veterinary technician at Public Health Command District-Japan’s Okinawa branch, prepares to administer a shot to Ayila, an 18th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, while 18th SFS MWD handlers comfort her during an annual dental examination Dec. 9, 2015, at the veterinary  treatment facility on Kadena Air Base, Japan. MWD dental examinations are recommended at least once a year to ensure they remain healthy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Naoto Anazawa)
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Army Pfc. Richard Schmidt, a veterinary technician at Public Health Command District-Japan’s Okinawa branch, prepares to administer a shot to Ayila, an 18th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, while 18th SFS MWD handlers comfort her during an annual dental examination Dec. 9, 2015, at the veterinary treatment facility on Kadena Air Base, Japan. MWD dental examinations are recommended at least once a year to ensure they remain healthy. (U.S. Air Force photo/Naoto Anazawa)

Islanders watch a C-130 Hercules fly overhead during Operation Christmas Drop 2015 at Fais Island, Federated States of Micronesia, Dec. 8, 2015. A C-130 assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron delivered over 800 pounds of supplies to the island during the operation. This year marked the first ever trilateral Operation Christmas Drop where the Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the Royal Australian Air Force worked together to provide critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)
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Islanders watch a C-130 Hercules fly overhead during Operation Christmas Drop 2015 at Fais Island, Federated States of Micronesia, Dec. 8, 2015. A C-130 assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron delivered over 800 pounds of supplies to the island during the operation. This year marked the first ever trilateral Operation Christmas Drop where the Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force and the Royal Australian Air Force worked together to provide critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Roy Mullinax, a World War II Army veteran, speaks with Tech. Sgt. Terrance Williams, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Honor Guard NCO in charge, during a recognition ceremony, Dec. 8, 2015, in Newton, Kan. Mullinax enlisted in the Air Force shortly after the end of World War II, and his years of military service led to his recognition with a veteran’s pin through his hospice center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo)
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Roy Mullinax, a World War II Army veteran, speaks with Tech. Sgt. Terrance Williams, 22nd Air Refueling Wing Honor Guard NCO in charge, during a recognition ceremony, Dec. 8, 2015, in Newton, Kan. Mullinax enlisted in the Air Force shortly after the end of World War II, and his years of military service led to his recognition with a veteran’s pin through his hospice center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo)

Senior Airman Sonya Alexander, a 77th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, provides fuel to an E-3 Sentry (AWACS) during exercise Razor Talon Dec. 14, 2015, over the coast of North Carolina. The AWACS is a modified Boeing 707/320, which provides command and control battle management for ally aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho)
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Senior Airman Sonya Alexander, a 77th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, provides fuel to an E-3 Sentry (AWACS) during exercise Razor Talon Dec. 14, 2015, over the coast of North Carolina. The AWACS is a modified Boeing 707/320, which provides command and control battle management for ally aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho)

Staff Sgt. Erica Johnson, a 86th Airlift Wing command post senior emergency actions controller, takes a report Dec. 3, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 86th AW command post is the largest reporting manager in U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa supporting five wings, 12 groups, 57 squadrons, six bases and 39 geographically separated units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tryphena  Mayhugh)
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Staff Sgt. Erica Johnson, a 86th Airlift Wing command post senior emergency actions controller, takes a report Dec. 3, 2015, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 86th AW command post is the largest reporting manager in U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa supporting five wings, 12 groups, 57 squadrons, six bases and 39 geographically separated units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh)

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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