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A KC-10 Extender from the 305th Air Mobility Wing flies over the Atlantic Ocean March 18, 2016. The wing is stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

A KC-10 Extender from the 305th Air Mobility Wing flies over the Atlantic Ocean March 18, 2016. The wing is stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

An Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2016 participant negotiates an obstacle March 22, 2016, at Fort Bliss, Texas. This exercise provides training across the spectrum of OCS readiness, from requirements and development of warfighter staff integration and synchronization through contract execution supporting the joint force commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2016 participant negotiates an obstacle March 22, 2016, at Fort Bliss, Texas. This exercise provides training across the spectrum of OCS readiness, from requirements and development of warfighter staff integration and synchronization through contract execution supporting the joint force commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., March 22, 2016. The rocket carrying Cygnus cargo vessel OA-6 is a resupply mission to the International Space Station supporting NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services program. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance)

The 45th Space Wing supported NASA’s successful launch of Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., March 22, 2016. The rocket carrying Cygnus cargo vessel OA-6 is a resupply mission to the International Space Station supporting NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services program. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance)

A B-52 Stratofortress arriving at Morón Air Base, Spain, deploys a drogue parachute to slow itself after landing Feb. 27, 2016. Three B-52s from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., were temporarily reassigned to the 2nd Expeditionary Bomb Group for Cold Response 16, a large-scale NATO military exercise. The Norwegian-led exercise involved approximately 16,000 troops from a dozen allied and partner nations and lasted nearly two weeks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Raatz)

A B-52 Stratofortress arriving at Morón Air Base, Spain, deploys a drogue parachute to slow itself after landing Feb. 27, 2016. Three B-52s from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., were temporarily reassigned to the 2nd Expeditionary Bomb Group for Cold Response 16, a large-scale NATO military exercise. The Norwegian-led exercise involved approximately 16,000 troops from a dozen allied and partner nations and lasted nearly two weeks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joseph Raatz)

Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Rarang, Senior Airman Tormod Lillekroken and Staff Sgt. Seth Hunt, all 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controllers, walk along a road as part of a training scenario during exercise Serpentex 16 in Corsica, France, March 15, 2016. JTACs are considered qualified service members who direct the action of air and surfaced-based fires at the tactical level.  They are the Airmen on the ground with the authority to control and call in airstrikes on target. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller)

Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Rarang, Senior Airman Tormod Lillekroken and Staff Sgt. Seth Hunt, all 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controllers, walk along a road as part of a training scenario during exercise Serpentex 16 in Corsica, France, March 15, 2016. JTACs are considered qualified service members who direct the action of air and surfaced-based fires at the tactical level. They are the Airmen on the ground with the authority to control and call in airstrikes on target. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller)

An F-15C Eagle aircraft with the 44th Fighter Squadron approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron to begin an inflight refueling procedure March 21, 2016, off the coast of Japan. The 44th FS and 909th ARS conducted an in-flight refueling exercise to demonstrate how tanker support can extend and prolong flight operations for U.S. and coalition aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

An F-15C Eagle aircraft with the 44th Fighter Squadron approaches a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron to begin an inflight refueling procedure March 21, 2016, off the coast of Japan. The 44th FS and 909th ARS conducted an in-flight refueling exercise to demonstrate how tanker support can extend and prolong flight operations for U.S. and coalition aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2016 participants work together to complete a leadership reaction course obstacle March 22, 2016, at Fort Bliss, Texas. This exercise provides training across the spectrum of OCS readiness, from requirements and development of warfighter staff integration and synchronization through contract execution supporting the joint force commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2016 participants work together to complete a leadership reaction course obstacle March 22, 2016, at Fort Bliss, Texas. This exercise provides training across the spectrum of OCS readiness, from requirements and development of warfighter staff integration and synchronization through contract execution supporting the joint force commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

First Lt. Kayla Bowers, a 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, looks out of the cockpit of her aircraft during the squadron’s deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, March 18, 2016. Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of the United States’ continued commitment to the collective security of NATO and dedication to the enduring peace and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)

First Lt. Kayla Bowers, a 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, looks out of the cockpit of her aircraft during the squadron’s deployment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, March 18, 2016. Operation Atlantic Resolve is a demonstration of the United States’ continued commitment to the collective security of NATO and dedication to the enduring peace and stability of Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)

Airman 1st Class Anthony Mahon, of the 436th Airlift Wing, performs a visual inspection on a C-17 Globemaster III during thick fog prior to the aircraft’s launch from Dover Air Force Base, Del., March 17, 2016. Experienced reservists from the 512th Airlift Wing frequently train active-duty Airmen in various career field tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Bernie Kale)

Airman 1st Class Anthony Mahon, of the 436th Airlift Wing, performs a visual inspection on a C-17 Globemaster III during thick fog prior to the aircraft’s launch from Dover Air Force Base, Del., March 17, 2016. Experienced reservists from the 512th Airlift Wing frequently train active-duty Airmen in various career field tasks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Bernie Kale)

An Airman assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., jumps into a pool during a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival class in Shreveport, La., March 15, 2016. The position reduces the chance of injury from any unseen obstacles underwater. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha)
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An Airman assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., jumps into a pool during a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape water survival class in Shreveport, La., March 15, 2016. The position reduces the chance of injury from any unseen obstacles underwater. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha)

An F-22 Raptor from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., prepares to land at MacDill AFB, Fla., March 18, 2016, for AirFest 2016. The F-22 was set up as a static display for visitors to get a close-up look at the world’s best air dominance fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller)
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An F-22 Raptor from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., prepares to land at MacDill AFB, Fla., March 18, 2016, for AirFest 2016. The F-22 was set up as a static display for visitors to get a close-up look at the world’s best air dominance fighter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cody R. Miller)

Tech. Sgt. Kyle Luthman, a security forces member, shoots an M4 carbine during the 3rd Annual Andrew Sullens State Marksmanship Competition at Fort Stewart, Ga., March 11, 2016. The competition, named after Georgia Army National Guardsman Andrew Sullens, is a premiere marksmanship event hosted by the Georgia National Guard Marksmanship Team. The competition goes beyond the traditional weapons qualification by integrating additional weapons systems and incorporating a simulated battlefield shooting scenario. (Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Amber Williams)
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Tech. Sgt. Kyle Luthman, a security forces member, shoots an M4 carbine during the 3rd Annual Andrew Sullens State Marksmanship Competition at Fort Stewart, Ga., March 11, 2016. The competition, named after Georgia Army National Guardsman Andrew Sullens, is a premiere marksmanship event hosted by the Georgia National Guard Marksmanship Team. The competition goes beyond the traditional weapons qualification by integrating additional weapons systems and incorporating a simulated battlefield shooting scenario. (Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Amber Williams)

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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