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Staff Sgt. August O’Neil, an Air Force wounded warrior, and fellow pararescueman and wounded warrior, Staff Sgt. Nick Robillard, are hoisted from an HH-60G Pave Hawk during the opening ceremony of the 2016 U.S. Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 26, 2016. The Air Force Trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical wellbeing of seriously wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans. More than 100 service men and women from around the country competed for a spot on the Air Force team for the 2016 Warrior Games, which will take place in June at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. DeAndre Curtiss)

Staff Sgt. August O’Neil, an Air Force wounded warrior, and fellow pararescueman and wounded warrior, Staff Sgt. Nick Robillard, are hoisted from an HH-60G Pave Hawk during the opening ceremony of the 2016 U.S. Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 26, 2016. The Air Force Trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical wellbeing of seriously wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans. More than 100 service men and women from around the country competed for a spot on the Air Force team for the 2016 Warrior Games, which will take place in June at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. DeAndre Curtiss)

Tech. Sgt. Allan Habel, a tactical aircraft maintainer, performs preflight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a practice demonstration Feb. 29, 2016, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

Tech. Sgt. Allan Habel, a tactical aircraft maintainer, performs preflight checks on an F-16 Fighting Falcon during a practice demonstration Feb. 29, 2016, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

A B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, over the Trøndelag region of Norway, while participating in exercise Cold Response. The exercise featured maritime, land, and air operations to underscore NATO’s ability to defend against any threat in any environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor)

A B-52 Stratofortress from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker assigned to Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, over the Trøndelag region of Norway, while participating in exercise Cold Response. The exercise featured maritime, land, and air operations to underscore NATO’s ability to defend against any threat in any environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Victoria H. Taylor)

Wheelchair racing participants prepare to race during the 2016 Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 1, 2016. The Air Force Trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans. More than 100 service men and women from around the country competed for a spot on the Air Force team for the 2016 Warrior Games, which will take place in June at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Taylor Curry)

Wheelchair racing participants prepare to race during the 2016 Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 1, 2016. The Air Force Trials are an adaptive sports event designed to promote the mental and physical well-being of seriously wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans. More than 100 service men and women from around the country competed for a spot on the Air Force team for the 2016 Warrior Games, which will take place in June at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Taylor Curry)

Two C-130 Hercules aircraft complete pallet drops at the base of Mt. Fuji, Japan, Feb. 2, 2016. The 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron spent hours constructing each pallet and packing the parachutes. After the drop they searched and recovered them for reuse. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Baker)

Two C-130 Hercules aircraft complete pallet drops at the base of Mt. Fuji, Japan, Feb. 2, 2016. The 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron spent hours constructing each pallet and packing the parachutes. After the drop they searched and recovered them for reuse. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Baker)

Overhead view of a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A multirole tanker connecting with a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christian Turner)

Overhead view of a Royal Australian Air Force KC-30A multirole tanker connecting with a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III from the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christian Turner)

Senior Airman Alec Flores, a 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, prepares to guide a C-130J Super Hercules onto a taxiway as it leaves on a night sortie at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2016. The 455th EAMXS ensures that aircraft at Bagram Airfield are prepared for flight and return them to a mission-ready state once they land. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Robert Cloys)

Senior Airman Alec Flores, a 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, prepares to guide a C-130J Super Hercules onto a taxiway as it leaves on a night sortie at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 22, 2016. The 455th EAMXS ensures that aircraft at Bagram Airfield 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. Benjamin Jonas, the 374th Operations Support Squadron’s survival, evasion, resistance and escape operations NCO in charge, jumps out of a C-130 Hercules while flying over Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 2, 2016. During the high-altitude, low-opening airdrop, Jonas jumped from 10,000 feet in the air and parachuted to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Owsianka)

Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Johnis, the 374th Operations Support Squadron’s survival, evasion, resistance and escape operations NCO in charge, jumps out of a C-130 Hercules while flying over Yokota Air Base, Japan, March 2, 2016. During the high-altitude, low-opening airdrop, Johnis jumped from 10,000 feet in the air and parachuted to the base. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman David Owsianka)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., takes off on the first day of Red Flag 16-2 Feb. 29, 2016, at Nellis AFB, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman First Class Keven Tanenbaum)

A B-1B Lancer assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., takes off on the first day of Red Flag 16-2 Feb. 29, 2016, at Nellis AFB, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman First Class Keven Tanenbaum)

Members from 35th Civil Engineer Squadron operate air blast sweepers on the runway at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2016. Airmen from the 35th CES ensure the flying mission can be carried out and the base populous is able to safely commute during the winter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)
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Members from 35th Civil Engineer Squadron operate air blast sweepers on the runway at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 24, 2016. Airmen from the 35th CES ensure the flying mission can be carried out and the base populous is able to safely commute during the winter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

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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