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U.S. Air Force Academy defensive back Brodie Hicks, a junior, and linebacker Grant Ross, a sophomore, tackle a Cal player as the Air Force Academy Falcons met the Golden Bears of California in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 29, 2015. The Falcons fell to the Golden Bears 55-36. Air Force finished the season with an 8-6 overall record. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Mike Kaplan)

U.S. Air Force Academy defensive back Brodie Hicks, a junior, and linebacker Grant Ross, a sophomore, tackle a Cal player as the Air Force Academy Falcons met the Golden Bears of California in the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, Dec. 29, 2015. The Falcons fell to the Golden Bears 55-36. Air Force finished the season with an 8-6 overall record. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Mike Kaplan)

A weapons load team from the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepares to load a weapons system while being inspected by a standardization load crew from the 35th Maintenance Group during a quarterly weapons loading competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 30, 2015. The objective of the weapons load crew competition was to gauge how quickly and efficiently teams of Airmen are able to arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

A weapons load team from the 35th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prepares to load a weapons system while being inspected by a standardization load crew from the 35th Maintenance Group during a quarterly weapons loading competition at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Dec. 30, 2015. The objective of the weapons load crew competition was to gauge how quickly and efficiently teams of Airmen are able to arm an F-16 Fighting Falcon. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

Members of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard from the 171st Air Refueling Wing near Pittsburgh prepare to deploy a KC-135 Stratotanker and about 25 Airmen to the Middle East Jan. 5, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Shawn Monk)

Members of the Pennsylvania Air National Guard from the 171st Air Refueling Wing near Pittsburgh prepare to deploy a KC-135 Stratotanker and about 25 Airmen to the Middle East Jan. 5, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Shawn Monk)

Tech. Sgt. Joshua Peters, a 41st Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, loads ammunition into an HH-60G Pave Hawk Jan. 7, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Pave Hawk features two crew-served .50-caliber machine guns, one located on each side. Peters was loading the weapons as part of a training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Johnson)

Tech. Sgt. Joshua Peters, a 41st Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, loads ammunition into an HH-60G Pave Hawk Jan. 7, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The Pave Hawk features two crew-served .50-caliber machine guns, one located on each side. Peters was loading the weapons as part of a training mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lauren M. Johnson)

U.S. Air Force Academy forward Dee Bennett, a sophomore, drives in for a layup as the Air Force Academy Falcons met the Wyoming Cowgirls at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 6, 2016. The Falcons started off strong, but fell to Wyoming 67-45 in the Mountain West Conference contest. Bennett finished the night with 4 points and 7 rebounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)

U.S. Air Force Academy forward Dee Bennett, a sophomore, drives in for a layup as the Air Force Academy Falcons met the Wyoming Cowgirls at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 6, 2016. The Falcons started off strong, but fell to Wyoming 67-45 in the Mountain West Conference contest. Bennett finished the night with 4 points and 7 rebounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Gutierrez)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron departs on a sortie from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2016. Airmen assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, known as the “Black Widows,” from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, support both Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission.(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron departs on a sortie from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2016. Airmen assigned to the 421st Fighter Squadron, known as the “Black Widows,” from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, support both Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support mission.(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

A C-130H Hercules with the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing finishes dropping members of the Special Operations Command South (Forward) 7310 and 2nd Honduran Airborne Brigade Jan. 11, 2016, at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, during a training mission. The mission is one of many ways the U.S. and Honduras train together to maintain the relationship between service members of both nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Christopher Mesnard)

A C-130H Hercules with the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing finishes dropping members of the Special Operations Command South (Forward) 7310 and 2nd Honduran Airborne Brigade Jan. 11, 2016, at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, during a training mission. The mission is one of many ways the U.S. and Honduras train together to maintain the relationship between service members of both nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Christopher Mesnard)

Lt. Col. Jesse Arnstein, right, helps decontaminate Senior Airman Rebecca Roberts in a simulated exercise Jan. 9, 2016, at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. The simulated decontamination was part of the 177th Fighter Wing's participation in contamination control area training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Shane Karp)

Lt. Col. Jesse Arnstein, right, helps decontaminate Senior Airman Rebecca Roberts in a simulated exercise Jan. 9, 2016, at Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. The simulated decontamination was part of the 177th Fighter Wing's participation in contamination control area training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Shane Karp)

Col. John York, the 144th Operations Group commander, taxies in an F-15C Eagle during his fini flight with the 144th Fighter Wing at Fresno Air National Guard Base, Calif., Jan. 8, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Klynne Pearl Serrano)

Col. John York, the 144th Operations Group commander, taxies in an F-15C Eagle during his fini flight with the 144th Fighter Wing at Fresno Air National Guard Base, Calif., Jan. 8, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Klynne Pearl Serrano)

An Airman from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit attaches a panel to the tail of an HH-60G Pave Hawk Jan. 7, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 41st HMU works 24/7 to ensure aircraft  are ready to fly at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan)
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An Airman from the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit attaches a panel to the tail of an HH-60G Pave Hawk Jan. 7, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 41st HMU works 24/7 to ensure aircraft are ready to fly at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Callaghan)

A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted a low-level flight in the vicinity of Osan Air Base, South Korea, in response to recent provocative action by North Korea Jan. 10, 2016. The B-52 was joined by a South Korean F-15K Slam Eagle and a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon. The B-52 is a long-range heavy bomber that can fly up to 50,000 feet and has the capability to carry 70,000 pounds of nuclear or precision guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)
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A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, conducted a low-level flight in the vicinity of Osan Air Base, South Korea, in response to recent provocative action by North Korea Jan. 10, 2016. The B-52 was joined by a South Korean F-15K Slam Eagle and a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon. The B-52 is a long-range heavy bomber that can fly up to 50,000 feet and has the capability to carry 70,000 pounds of nuclear or precision guided conventional ordnance with worldwide precision navigation capability. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

A C-5 Galaxy from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., sits on the flightline as the sun sets prior to a sortie at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2015. The C-5 is a heavy airlifter with intercontinental range. It is the largest U.S. military aircraft, capable of carrying more than 270,000 pounds of cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)
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A C-5 Galaxy from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., sits on the flightline as the sun sets prior to a sortie at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 28, 2015. The C-5 is a heavy airlifter with intercontinental range. It is the largest U.S. military aircraft, capable of carrying more than 270,000 pounds of cargo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

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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