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A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the GPS IIF-12 mission lifted off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Feb. 5, 2016. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance)

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the GPS IIF-12 mission lifted off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Feb. 5, 2016. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance)

Master Sgt. Jessica E. Davis, the emergency management NCO in charge with the 911th Airlift Wing, and Airman Basic Jeffrey M. Guerriero, an emergency management specialist with the 911th AW, work together to test and document results during biological response training in Coraopolis, Pa., Feb. 7, 2016. Reservists from the 911th AW teamed up with their neighboring Air National Guard unit, the 171st Air Refueling Wing, to execute biological response training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly)

Master Sgt. Jessica E. Davis, the emergency management NCO in charge with the 911th Airlift Wing, and Airman Basic Jeffrey M. Guerriero, an emergency management specialist with the 911th AW, work together to test and document results during biological response training in Coraopolis, Pa., Feb. 7, 2016. Reservists from the 911th AW teamed up with their neighboring Air National Guard unit, the 171st Air Refueling Wing, to execute biological response training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly)

An AC-130W Stinger II assigned to the 73rd Special Operations Squadron circles training targets on Range 10 during a live-fire training mission Feb. 3, 2016, at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. This was the first time live munitions had been fired at Range 10 in 45 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

An AC-130W Stinger II assigned to the 73rd Special Operations Squadron circles training targets on Range 10 during a live-fire training mission Feb. 3, 2016, at Melrose Air Force Range, N.M. This was the first time live munitions had been fired at Range 10 in 45 years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez)

An F-35A Lightning II team parks the aircraft for the first time at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 8, 2016. The aircraft arrived at the base to conduct operational testing in order to determine its combat capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Connor J. Marth)

An F-35A Lightning II team parks the aircraft for the first time at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 8, 2016. The aircraft arrived at the base to conduct operational testing in order to determine its combat capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Connor J. Marth)

Airman 1st Class Brandon Burchell and Senior Airman Jakob Hunley, both 7th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers, scan the airfield using binoculars Jan. 25, 2016, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Air traffic controllers scan the flightline to check for wildlife, watch for potential vehicular traffic interfering with air operations and to ensure the aircrafts’ landing gear are down as they land. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Austin Mayfield)

Airman 1st Class Brandon Burchell and Senior Airman Jakob Hunley, both 7th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controllers, scan the airfield using binoculars Jan. 25, 2016, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. Air traffic controllers scan the flightline to check for wildlife, watch for potential vehicular traffic interfering with air operations and to ensure the aircrafts’ landing gear are down as they land. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Austin Mayfield)

An F-22 Raptor, assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., disconnects from the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker after receiving fuel to continue on its training sortie during exercise Red Flag 16-1 Feb. 4, 2016. The high-tempo exercise incorporates both day and night missions that give aircrews an opportunity to experience advanced, relevant, and realistic combat-like situations in a controlled environment to increase their ability to complete missions and safely return home. (U.S.  Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

An F-22 Raptor, assigned to the 95th Fighter Squadron at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., disconnects from the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker after receiving fuel to continue on its training sortie during exercise Red Flag 16-1 Feb. 4, 2016. The high-tempo exercise incorporates both day and night missions that give aircrews an opportunity to experience advanced, relevant, and realistic combat-like situations in a controlled environment to increase their ability to complete missions and safely return home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Burt Traynor)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel San Miguel, an aerospace propulsion journeyman with the 35th Maintenance Squadron, oversees an F110-GE-129 engine being tested during its afterburner phase at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 4, 2016. Each engine is tested multiple times for consistency and safety to ensure each engine has the capability to reach peak performance. San Miguel hails from Oceanside, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Daniel San Miguel, an aerospace propulsion journeyman with the 35th Maintenance Squadron, oversees an F110-GE-129 engine being tested during its afterburner phase at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 4, 2016. Each engine is tested multiple times for consistency and safety to ensure each engine has the capability to reach peak performance. San Miguel hails from Oceanside, California. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II takes off from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 28, 2016. The A-10 has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons delivery platform. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II takes off from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 28, 2016. The A-10 has excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude, and is a highly accurate and survivable weapons delivery platform. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Drzazgowski)

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Braden, a 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron aircraft services supervisor, loads cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules with a heavy equipment platform Feb. 8, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The cargo was used for loadmaster training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Poe)

Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Braden, a 19th Logistics Readiness Squadron aircraft services supervisor, loads cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules with a heavy equipment platform Feb. 8, 2016, at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. The cargo was used for loadmaster training. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Scott Poe)

An F-35A Lightning II taxis after landing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 8, 2016. The F-35, visiting from Edwards AFB, Calif., will be part of an initial operating capability test at a nearby range complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)
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An F-35A Lightning II taxis after landing at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 8, 2016. The F-35, visiting from Edwards AFB, Calif., will be part of an initial operating capability test at a nearby range complex. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)

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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