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A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies near Mount Fuji, Japan, during a routine sortie Jan. 26, 2016, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 36th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in the necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron flies near Mount Fuji, Japan, during a routine sortie Jan. 26, 2016, at Yokota Air Base, Japan. The 36th AS regularly conducts training missions to remain proficient in the necessary skills to support any contingency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

Airman Natalie Gaston, a 374th Medical Support Squadron bioenvironmental technician, simulates using an ADM 300, an instrument that measures radiation in the air, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 1, 2016. Bioenvironmental engineering first responders use an ADM 300 to protect them from possible contamination while taking samples. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Delano Scott)

Airman Natalie Gaston, a 374th Medical Support Squadron bioenvironmental technician, simulates using an ADM 300, an instrument that measures radiation in the air, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Feb. 1, 2016. Bioenvironmental engineering first responders use an ADM 300 to protect them from possible contamination while taking samples. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Delano Scott)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Anderson, a crew chief assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, performs preflight checks while communicating with an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot before departure from the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 27. 2016. Anderson, along with 300 personnel from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, were participating in the flying training deployment between the Hellenic and U.S. air forces at Souda Bay from Jan. 22 to Feb. 15, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Staff Sgt. Ryan Anderson, a crew chief assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, performs preflight checks while communicating with an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot before departure from the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Jan. 27. 2016. Anderson, along with 300 personnel from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, were participating in the flying training deployment between the Hellenic and U.S. air forces at Souda Bay from Jan. 22 to Feb. 15, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Staff Sgt. Israel Garza, a 23rd Security Forces Squadron unit trainer, secures a hallway as his team members clear a room at the youth center on Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Jan. 28, 2016. Garza provided tips to improve clearing procedures during the training and worked through scenarios as a member of the team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Staff Sgt. Israel Garza, a 23rd Security Forces Squadron unit trainer, secures a hallway as his team members clear a room at the youth center on Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Jan. 28, 2016. Garza provided tips to improve clearing procedures during the training and worked through scenarios as a member of the team. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Senior Airman Rebecca Delay, a 421st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Support Section support technician, checks fluid levels on a deicing vehicle at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 29, 2016. The support section accounts for equipment, stores hazardous materials, maintains and inspects vehicles and ensures tools are in working condition for optimal maintenance production. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

Senior Airman Rebecca Delay, a 421st Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Support Section support technician, checks fluid levels on a deicing vehicle at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 29, 2016. The support section accounts for equipment, stores hazardous materials, maintains and inspects vehicles and ensures tools are in working condition for optimal maintenance production. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

Senior Airman John Abbott, a 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron metals technology journeyman, welds metal at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 2, 2016. Metals Airmen use their welding skill set to support the 20th Maintenance Group and the 20th Fighter Wing’s F-16CM Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jensen Stidham)

Senior Airman John Abbott, a 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron metals technology journeyman, welds metal at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 2, 2016. Metals Airmen use their welding skill set to support the 20th Maintenance Group and the 20th Fighter Wing’s F-16CM Fighting Falcons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jensen Stidham)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off from the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 1, 2016, during a flying training deployment. The training included more than 15 aircraft launches a day as part of the training between the U.S. and Hellenic air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off from the flightline at Souda Bay, Greece, Feb. 1, 2016, during a flying training deployment. The training included more than 15 aircraft launches a day as part of the training between the U.S. and Hellenic air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano)

Staff Sgt. Taylor Savage, who spent months at a medical care center in Minnesota while recovering from injuries she suffered when her vehicle was destroyed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, is greeted by nearly 100 members of the 133rd Airlift Wing to see her off on her return flight to Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Jan. 27, 2016. Savage and her mother needed transportation assistance from the hotel to the aircraft upon leaving Minnesota because she had to be transported by stretcher. Members throughout the 133rd AW teamed up to help pack her things, transport her and her belongings, and get her on a flight back home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares)

Staff Sgt. Taylor Savage, who spent months at a medical care center in Minnesota while recovering from injuries she suffered when her vehicle was destroyed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, is greeted by nearly 100 members of the 133rd Airlift Wing to see her off on her return flight to Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Jan. 27, 2016. Savage and her mother needed transportation assistance from the hotel to the aircraft upon leaving Minnesota because she had to be transported by stretcher. Members throughout the 133rd AW teamed up to help pack her things, transport her and her belongings, and get her on a flight back home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lynette Olivares)

Lt. Col. Thomas Wolfe, the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group deputy commander, performs preflight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 1, 2016. The 421st EFS, based out of Bagram Airfield, 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. Nicholas Rau)

Lt. Col. Thomas Wolfe, the 455th Expeditionary Operations Group deputy commander, performs preflight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 1, 2016. The 421st EFS, based out of Bagram Airfield, 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. Nicholas Rau)

Senior Airman Christopher Mann, of the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red, tightens down a fin onto an AIM-120 AMRAAM while it’s loaded on an F-15 Eagle during the Loadcrew of the Year competition at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 29, 2016. Two F-15 loadcrews battled two F-16 Fighting Falcon loadcrews for the best time and fewest mistakes while loading three missiles to their respective aircraft. The winners will be revealed at the annual 96th Maintenance Group banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)
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Senior Airman Christopher Mann, of the 96th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Red, tightens down a fin onto an AIM-120 AMRAAM while it’s loaded on an F-15 Eagle during the Loadcrew of the Year competition at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 29, 2016. Two F-15 loadcrews battled two F-16 Fighting Falcon loadcrews for the best time and fewest mistakes while loading three missiles to their respective aircraft. The winners will be revealed at the annual 96th Maintenance Group banquet in March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron is ready to perform a low-cast, low-altitude airdrop at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 20, 2016. The LCLA airdrops are a special container  delivery system, designed to be used and discarded rather than turned in and reused. During Operation Christmas Drop 2015, 36th AS Airmen delivered 40,000 pounds of supplies to the islands in Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)
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A C-130 Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron is ready to perform a low-cast, low-altitude airdrop at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Jan. 20, 2016. The LCLA airdrops are a special container delivery system, designed to be used and discarded rather than turned in and reused. During Operation Christmas Drop 2015, 36th AS Airmen delivered 40,000 pounds of supplies to the islands in Micronesia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Osakabe Yasuo)

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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