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An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron performs in-flight refueling during a training exercise Feb. 17, 2016, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The 33rd RQS performs military personnel recovery, civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response, and humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron performs in-flight refueling during a training exercise Feb. 17, 2016, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The 33rd RQS performs military personnel recovery, civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response, and humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

Senior Airman Lucian Root, a Civil Action Team 554-01 structural journeyman from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, speaks into the microphone during a radio show, Feb. 18, 2016, on Palau. Airmen of CAT 554-01 provided construction capabilities, apprenticeship training, medical outreach and community engagement opportunities while deployed to Palau. Members also hosted a radio program every week informing listeners about current and completed projects and playing American music. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz)

Senior Airman Lucian Root, a Civil Action Team 554-01 structural journeyman from the 36th Civil Engineer Squadron at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, speaks into the microphone during a radio show, Feb. 18, 2016, on Palau. Airmen of CAT 554-01 provided construction capabilities, apprenticeship training, medical outreach and community engagement opportunities while deployed to Palau. Members also hosted a radio program every week informing listeners about current and completed projects and playing American music. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz)

An unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test Feb. 20, 2016, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Michael Peterson)

An unarmed LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test Feb. 20, 2016, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Michael Peterson)

An F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base, Japan, performs an aerial demonstration during the Singapore International Airshow at Changi International Airport, Singapore, Feb. 20, 2016. The show was an opportunity for the U.S. to demonstrate flexible combat capabilities and to deter adversaries, while reassuring allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Raymond Geoffroy)

An F-16C Fighting Falcon from the 35th Fighter Wing at Misawa Air Base, Japan, performs an aerial demonstration during the Singapore International Airshow at Changi International Airport, Singapore, Feb. 20, 2016. The show was an opportunity for the U.S. to demonstrate flexible combat capabilities and to deter adversaries, while reassuring allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Raymond Geoffroy)

Drill members with John F. Kennedy High School’s junior ROTC hold rifles during a routine Feb. 20, 2016, during the Pacific Air Partners Open House at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. In addition to their presentation, drill teams from Guam High School and Okkodo High School performed for the crowd during the open house. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Smoot)

Drill members with John F. Kennedy High School’s junior ROTC hold rifles during a routine Feb. 20, 2016, during the Pacific Air Partners Open House at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. In addition to their presentation, drill teams from Guam High School and Okkodo High School performed for the crowd during the open house. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joshua Smoot)

A C-17 Globemaster III from the 15th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, practices its aerial demonstration routine prior to the Singapore International Airshow at Changi International Airport, Singapore, Feb. 15, 2016. Through participation in air shows and regional events, the U.S. demonstrates its commitment to the security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, promotes equipment interoperability, displays the flexible combat capabilities of the U.S. military, and creates lasting relationships with international audiences. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Raymond Geoffroy)

A C-17 Globemaster III from the 15th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, practices its aerial demonstration routine prior to the Singapore International Airshow at Changi International Airport, Singapore, Feb. 15, 2016. Through participation in air shows and regional events, the U.S. demonstrates its commitment to the security of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, promotes equipment interoperability, displays the flexible combat capabilities of the U.S. military, and creates lasting relationships with international audiences. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Raymond Geoffroy)

Airman 1st Class Tyler Westlund, from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, takes 1st Lt. Brandon Mueller, from Kirtland AFB, N.M., to the mat during their six-week training camp at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christian DeLuca)

Airman 1st Class Tyler Westlund, from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, takes 1st Lt. Brandon Mueller, from Kirtland AFB, N.M., to the mat during their six-week training camp at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christian DeLuca)

MC-130J Command IIs assigned to the 17th Special Operations Squadron fly in formation Feb. 17, 2016, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The 17th SOS conducted a unit-wide training exercise which tasked the entire squadron with a quick-reaction, full-force sortie involving a five-ship formation flight, cargo drops, short runway landings and takeoffs, and helicopter air-to-air refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

MC-130J Command IIs assigned to the 17th Special Operations Squadron fly in formation Feb. 17, 2016, off the coast of Okinawa, Japan. The 17th SOS conducted a unit-wide training exercise which tasked the entire squadron with a quick-reaction, full-force sortie involving a five-ship formation flight, cargo drops, short runway landings and takeoffs, and helicopter air-to-air refueling. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

Senior Airman Noah Lindquist, a 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, tests his night vision goggles in the back of a C-130J Super Hercules before a sortie at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2016. Loadmasters are responsible for calculating aircraft weight, balancing records and cargo manifests, conducting cargo and personnel airdrops, scanning for threats, and troubleshooting in-flight problems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

Senior Airman Noah Lindquist, a 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, tests his night vision goggles in the back of a C-130J Super Hercules before a sortie at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2016. Loadmasters are responsible for calculating aircraft weight, balancing records and cargo manifests, conducting cargo and personnel airdrops, scanning for threats, and troubleshooting in-flight problems. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Robert Cloys)

Senior Airman Justin Mattoni and Staff Sgt. Devon Childress, weapons load technicians assigned to the 112th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, conduct a cross-load Feb. 22, 2016, during exercise Cope North 16 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Cope North 16 included 22 flying units and nearly 3,000 personnel from six countries and continued the growth of strong, interoperable and beneficial relationships within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region through integration of airborne and land-based command and control assets. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes)
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Senior Airman Justin Mattoni and Staff Sgt. Devon Childress, weapons load technicians assigned to the 112th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, conduct a cross-load Feb. 22, 2016, during exercise Cope North 16 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Cope North 16 included 22 flying units and nearly 3,000 personnel from six countries and continued the growth of strong, interoperable and beneficial relationships within the Indo-Asia-Pacific region through integration of airborne and land-based command and control assets. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes)

An F-35A Lightning II parks for the night under the sunshades at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 18, 2016. The F-35s’ combat capabilities are being tested through an operational deployment test at Mountain Home AFB range complexes. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jeremy L. Mosier)
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An F-35A Lightning II parks for the night under the sunshades at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 18, 2016. The F-35s’ combat capabilities are being tested through an operational deployment test at Mountain Home AFB range complexes. (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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