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An Airman from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron uses a runway sweeper truck to remove the first snow of the year on the flightline behind the Air Mobility Command passenger terminal Jan. 13, 2016, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. Airmen remove snow from the runways, taxiways and flightline to ensure passenger and aircraft safety. The runway sweeper head is approximately 20-feet wide, which helps reduce the amount of time it takes to completely clear the flightline of snow. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Travis Edwards)

An Airman from the 51st Civil Engineer Squadron uses a runway sweeper truck to remove the first snow of the year on the flightline behind the Air Mobility Command passenger terminal Jan. 13, 2016, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. Airmen remove snow from the runways, taxiways and flightline to ensure passenger and aircraft safety. The runway sweeper head is approximately 20-feet wide, which helps reduce the amount of time it takes to completely clear the flightline of snow. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Travis Edwards)

An F-15E Strike Eagle lands on the flightline at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Jan. 20, 2016. The first F- 15 took flight in July 1972. Since then, many improvements have been made to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Chester Mientkiewicz)

An F-15E Strike Eagle lands on the flightline at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Jan. 20, 2016. The first F- 15 took flight in July 1972. Since then, many improvements have been made to the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Chester Mientkiewicz)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron finishes final checks before departing on a sortie in support of ground operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 6, 2016. The 421st EFS, based out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, is the only dedicated fighter squadron in the country and continuously supports Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and the NATO Resolute Support missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron finishes final checks before departing on a sortie in support of ground operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 6, 2016. The 421st EFS, based out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, is the only dedicated fighter squadron in the country and continuously supports Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and the NATO Resolute Support missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

Tech. Sgt. Matthew Beck, of the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, gives a thumbs-up from the wing of a C-130 Hercules after running an engine test at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2016. The 455th EAMXS ensures aircraft are prepared for flight and return them to a mission-ready state once they land. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

Tech. Sgt. Matthew Beck, of the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, gives a thumbs-up from the wing of a C-130 Hercules after running an engine test at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2016. The 455th EAMXS ensures aircraft are prepared for flight and return them to a mission-ready state once they land. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

An Airman from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron climbs through the hatch of a C-130J Super Hercules after an engine test at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2016. The 455th EAMXS ensures aircraft are prepared for flight and return them to a mission-ready state once they land. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

An Airman from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron climbs through the hatch of a C-130J Super Hercules after an engine test at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2016. The 455th EAMXS ensures aircraft are prepared for flight and return them to a mission-ready state once they land. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

Aircrew members assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron prepare to land a CV-22 Osprey Jan. 7, 2016, at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. The aircraft landed to pick up Command Sgt. Maj. William Thetford, the U.S. Special Operations Command senior enlisted adviser, during his visit to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez)

Aircrew members assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron prepare to land a CV-22 Osprey Jan. 7, 2016, at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. The aircraft landed to pick up Command Sgt. Maj. William Thetford, the U.S. Special Operations Command senior enlisted adviser, during his visit to Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel Martinez)

Members of Tops in Blue perform "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson during their concert Jan. 15, 2016, at Mascoutah High School, Ill. Tops in Blue has a distinctive history, spanning 63 years. Since its first tour in 1953, the group has also performed on film, produced albums and appeared on national TV with such legends as Ed Sullivan, Bob Hope, Alabama, Barbara Mandrel, Boyz II Men, Lee Greenwood and many others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tristin English)

Members of Tops in Blue perform "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson during their concert Jan. 15, 2016, at Mascoutah High School, Ill. Tops in Blue has a distinctive history, spanning 63 years. Since its first tour in 1953, the group has also performed on film, produced albums and appeared on national TV with such legends as Ed Sullivan, Bob Hope, Alabama, Barbara Mandrel, Boyz II Men, Lee Greenwood and many others. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tristin English)

Airman 1st Class Connor Harrington, a 374th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment apprentice, performs a spall repair at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 13, 2016. From keeping the flightline mission ready to maintaining the roads and sidewalks, the behind the scenes work done by the group of Airmen known as the "Dirt Boys" keep the base's mission going. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Delano Scott)

Airman 1st Class Connor Harrington, a 374th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and equipment apprentice, performs a spall repair at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 13, 2016. From keeping the flightline mission ready to maintaining the roads and sidewalks, the behind the scenes work done by the group of Airmen known as the "Dirt Boys" keep the base's mission going. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Delano Scott)

First Lt. Matthew Sanders, a 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, prepares for a combat sortie in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 17, 2016. Airmen assigned to the 421st EFS, known as the “Black Widows,” are deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

First Lt. Matthew Sanders, a 421st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron pilot, prepares for a combat sortie in an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 17, 2016. Airmen assigned to the 421st EFS, known as the “Black Widows,” are deployed from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

Lt. Col. Scott Stenger, a member of the 106th Rescue Wing, practices using a handheld saw during a combat and water survival training course at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Jan. 18, 2016. During the training, aircrew members gained refresher training on using their emergency radios, tactical movements through difficult terrain, how to build shelters, ways to build fires, and methods for evading the enemy. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)
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Lt. Col. Scott Stenger, a member of the 106th Rescue Wing, practices using a handheld saw during a combat and water survival training course at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Jan. 18, 2016. During the training, aircrew members gained refresher training on using their emergency radios, tactical movements through difficult terrain, how to build shelters, ways to build fires, and methods for evading the enemy. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

Staff Sgt. Brian Alfano, a survival, evasion, resistance and escape instructor with the 103rd Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing, demonstrates an overt method for marking a drop zone during a bundle drop training flight at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Jan. 19, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)
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Staff Sgt. Brian Alfano, a survival, evasion, resistance and escape instructor with the 103rd Rescue Squadron, 106th Rescue Wing, demonstrates an overt method for marking a drop zone during a bundle drop training flight at Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., Jan. 19, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

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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