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An F-22 Raptor takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for a training sortie March 24, 2016. Training sorties are imperative to pilot development and overall mission effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman James Richardson)

An F-22 Raptor takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, for a training sortie March 24, 2016. Training sorties are imperative to pilot development and overall mission effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman James Richardson)

Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists wait before performing static line jumps as the door of a C-130 Hercules, assigned to Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., opens over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., March 11, 2016. SERE specialists lead the Air Force emergency parachuting program and conduct extensive testing of parachuting systems. They are uniquely suited to analyze the operating environment to plan for evasion, captivity and recovery considerations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialists wait before performing static line jumps as the door of a C-130 Hercules, assigned to Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga., opens over the Nevada Test and Training Range, Nev., March 11, 2016. SERE specialists lead the Air Force emergency parachuting program and conduct extensive testing of parachuting systems. They are uniquely suited to analyze the operating environment to plan for evasion, captivity and recovery considerations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

Four F-15C Eagles with the 44th Fighter Squadron fly in formation March 21, 2016, off the coast of Japan. The F-15C is an all-weather, highly maneuverable tactical fighter that enables the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

Four F-15C Eagles with the 44th Fighter Squadron fly in formation March 21, 2016, off the coast of Japan. The F-15C is an all-weather, highly maneuverable tactical fighter that enables the Air Force to gain and maintain air supremacy over the battlefield. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

An 11th Security Forces Squadron emergency services team perform a three-man stack with a shield man during an active shooter exercise on Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 9, 2016. Conducting exercises help law enforcement and emergency response Airmen train, and teach military and civilian employees to stay vigilant of their surroundings. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mariah Haddenham)

An 11th Security Forces Squadron emergency services team perform a three-man stack with a shield man during an active shooter exercise on Joint Base Andrews, Md., March 9, 2016. Conducting exercises help law enforcement and emergency response Airmen train, and teach military and civilian employees to stay vigilant of their surroundings. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mariah Haddenham)

Staff Sgt. Joe Burns and military working dog, Ciko, assigned to the 673rd Security Forces Squadron, conduct K-9 training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 17, 2016. The security forces Airmen conducted the K-9 training with their Army counterparts, assigned to the 549th Military Working Dog Detachment, to keep their teams flexible to respond to law enforcement emergencies and for overseas deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Peña)

Staff Sgt. Joe Burns and military working dog, Ciko, assigned to the 673rd Security Forces Squadron, conduct K-9 training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, March 17, 2016. The security forces Airmen conducted the K-9 training with their Army counterparts, assigned to the 549th Military Working Dog Detachment, to keep their teams flexible to respond to law enforcement emergencies and for overseas deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Alejandro Peña)

Fourteen KC-135 Stratotankers line up during a simulated alert call March 24, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Known as the “elephant walk,” the alert call was part of an exercise, which displayed the rapid mobility capabilities and teamwork of the men and women at McConnell AFB to take flight within minutes of being notified of a mission. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class Christopher Thornbury)

Fourteen KC-135 Stratotankers line up during a simulated alert call March 24, 2016, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Known as the “elephant walk,” the alert call was part of an exercise, which displayed the rapid mobility capabilities and teamwork of the men and women at McConnell AFB to take flight within minutes of being notified of a mission. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class Christopher Thornbury)

Airmen, carrying 35-pound rucksacks, participate in the 2016 Bataan Memorial Death March with 6,600 other participants March 20, 2016, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The 27th annual march was 26.2 miles long and served as a reminder for today’s generation of the harsh conditions World War II veterans endured during their 60-mile march to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

Airmen, carrying 35-pound rucksacks, participate in the 2016 Bataan Memorial Death March with 6,600 other participants March 20, 2016, at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The 27th annual march was 26.2 miles long and served as a reminder for today’s generation of the harsh conditions World War II veterans endured during their 60-mile march to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Philippines. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

Two F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, conduct approach training March 24, 2016. The F-22 is the Air Force’s premium fifth-generation fighter asset. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)

Two F-22 Raptors from the 3rd Wing at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, conduct approach training March 24, 2016. The F-22 is the Air Force’s premium fifth-generation fighter asset. (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)

Airmen assigned to the 40th Airlift Squadron greet their family members March 21, 2016, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The Airmen were deployed for three months supporting operations of European and African commands. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Shannon Hall)

Airmen assigned to the 40th Airlift Squadron greet their family members March 21, 2016, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. The Airmen were deployed for three months supporting operations of European and African commands. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Shannon Hall)

Staff Sgt. Alicia Rivera and Army Spc. Garrett Small assess the wounds on a training mannequin during a hands-on portion of tactical combat casualty care training during Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise on March 24, 2016, at Fort Bliss, Texas. The exercise provided 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)
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Staff Sgt. Alicia Rivera and Army Spc. Garrett Small assess the wounds on a training mannequin during a hands-on portion of tactical combat casualty care training during Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise on March 24, 2016, at Fort Bliss, Texas. The exercise provided 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)

A B-2 Spirit, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., takes off March 27, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. Bomber operations provide a visible demonstration of the U.S. Air Force's ability to project power globally and respond to any potential crisis or challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)
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A B-2 Spirit, deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., takes off March 27, 2016, in the U.S. Pacific Command area of operations. Bomber operations provide a visible demonstration of the U.S. Air Force's ability to project power globally and respond to any potential crisis or challenge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

Staff Sgt. Kyle Baglia, a tactical aircraft maintainer, performs the ground show during the Tampa Bay AirFest on March 20, 2016, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)
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Staff Sgt. Kyle Baglia, a tactical aircraft maintainer, performs the ground show during the Tampa Bay AirFest on March 20, 2016, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jason Couillard)

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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