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An Airman assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing is embraced by his daughter after returning to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 13, 2016. Approximately 300 Airmen deployed for six months to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jensen Stidham)

An Airman assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing is embraced by his daughter after returning to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 13, 2016. Approximately 300 Airmen deployed for six months to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jensen Stidham)

B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, 2016, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the mission to rid the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the region. The B-52 offers diverse capabilities including the delivery of precision weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Barksdale Air Force Base, La., arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, 2016, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the mission to rid the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the region. The B-52 offers diverse capabilities including the delivery of precision weapons. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

Airman 1st Class Jon Wanser, a 95th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, assists an F-22 Raptor pilot before takeoff April 11, 2016, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The ability to rapidly launch F-22s with a complement of additional pilots, an embedded maintenance support package, and accompanying fuel and munitions, allows for enhanced airpower flexibility for combatant commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Alex Fox Echols III)

Airman 1st Class Jon Wanser, a 95th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief, assists an F-22 Raptor pilot before takeoff April 11, 2016, at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. The ability to rapidly launch F-22s with a complement of additional pilots, an embedded maintenance support package, and accompanying fuel and munitions, allows for enhanced airpower flexibility for combatant commanders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Alex Fox Echols III)

An F-22 Raptor from the 95th Fighter Squadron conducts air-to-air training April 11, 2016, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The training with F-15E Strike Eagles from the 494th Fighter Squadron, allowed the perfect opportunity for the advanced aircraft to train alongside other U.S. Air Force aircraft, joint partners and NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

An F-22 Raptor from the 95th Fighter Squadron conducts air-to-air training April 11, 2016, at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England. The training with F-15E Strike Eagles from the 494th Fighter Squadron, allowed the perfect opportunity for the advanced aircraft to train alongside other U.S. Air Force aircraft, joint partners and NATO allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

An F-22 Raptor from the 95th Fighter Squadron lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 12, 2016. The aircraft arrival marked the second time the U.S. European Command has hosted a deployment of F-22s in the EUCOM region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Erin R. Babis)

An F-22 Raptor from the 95th Fighter Squadron lands at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, April 12, 2016. The aircraft arrival marked the second time the U.S. European Command has hosted a deployment of F-22s in the EUCOM region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Erin R. Babis)

Airmen assigned to the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing render a salute as reveille is played before beginning the Sexual Assault, Awareness and Prevention Month garrison run April 8, 2016, at Fort George G. Meade, Md. More than 1,900 joint service members participating in the SAAPM event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Airmen assigned to the 70th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing render a salute as reveille is played before beginning the Sexual Assault, Awareness and Prevention Month garrison run April 8, 2016, at Fort George G. Meade, Md. More than 1,900 joint service members participating in the SAAPM event. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes)

Soldiers and NATO service members participate in a jump exchange prior to Saber Junction 16 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 5, 2016. The exercise involved the 173rd Airborne Brigade and 16 allied and European nations conducting land operations in a joint, combined environment and promoted interoperability with participating nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush)

Soldiers and NATO service members participate in a jump exchange prior to Saber Junction 16 at Aviano Air Base, Italy, April 5, 2016. The exercise involved the 173rd Airborne Brigade and 16 allied and European nations conducting land operations in a joint, combined environment and promoted interoperability with participating nations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush)

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James talks to Airmen stationed at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, during a town hall meeting April 8, 2016. During the discussion, James highlighted that even though the bulk of Defense Department attention and resources are dedicated elsewhere, the Airmen supporting U.S. Southern Command still make available resources go a long way toward helping the U.S. and partner nations in the region. (U.S. Army photo/Martin Chahin)

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James talks to Airmen stationed at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, during a town hall meeting April 8, 2016. During the discussion, James highlighted that even though the bulk of Defense Department attention and resources are dedicated elsewhere, the Airmen supporting U.S. Southern Command still make available resources go a long way toward helping the U.S. and partner nations in the region. (U.S. Army photo/Martin Chahin)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II engages in a training mission at the Grayling Aerial Gunnery Range near Waters, Mich., April 7, 2016. The A-10 is operated by Michigan Air National Guard’s 107th Fighter Squadron, which is based at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. David Kujawa)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II engages in a training mission at the Grayling Aerial Gunnery Range near Waters, Mich., April 7, 2016. The A-10 is operated by Michigan Air National Guard’s 107th Fighter Squadron, which is based at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. David Kujawa)

Staff Sgt. Manoj Williams, a 375th Civil Engineering Squadron electrical systems craftsman, greases framework knife blades and tightens loose conductor connections April 9, 2016, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The base required a scheduled power outage to repair critical high-voltage electrical components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Daniel Garcia)
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Staff Sgt. Manoj Williams, a 375th Civil Engineering Squadron electrical systems craftsman, greases framework knife blades and tightens loose conductor connections April 9, 2016, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The base required a scheduled power outage to repair critical high-voltage electrical components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Daniel Garcia)

An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 131st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off during a theater security package deployment at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, April 11, 2016. The F-15s represented a theater security package rotation, which began in the European theater in 2015 to reassure NATO allies and partner nations of the U.S. commitment to the security and stability of the continent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)
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An F-15C Eagle assigned to the 131st Expeditionary Fighter Squadron takes off during a theater security package deployment at Leeuwarden Air Base, Netherlands, April 11, 2016. The F-15s represented a theater security package rotation, which began in the European theater in 2015 to reassure NATO allies and partner nations of the U.S. commitment to the security and stability of the continent. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)

Capt. Jeff Smart, left; Staff Sgt. Matthew Smith, bottom on tandem; and Staff Sgt. Andrew Melanson, top on tandem, free fall with the American flag at 9,000 feet over Gilliam, La., before a re-enlistment ceremony April 5, 2016. Smith and Melanson are both B-52 Stratofortress crew chiefs from the 2nd Maintenance Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Smart, who is assigned to the Eighth Air Force at Barksdale AFB, administered the oath of enlistment to Smith in front of the flag the moment they landed from the jump. (Courtesy photo/ Todd Falkenberry)
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Capt. Jeff Smart, left; Staff Sgt. Matthew Smith, bottom on tandem; and Staff Sgt. Andrew Melanson, top on tandem, free fall with the American flag at 9,000 feet over Gilliam, La., before a re-enlistment ceremony April 5, 2016. Smith and Melanson are both B-52 Stratofortress crew chiefs from the 2nd Maintenance Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Smart, who is assigned to the Eighth Air Force at Barksdale AFB, administered the oath of enlistment to Smith in front of the flag the moment they landed from the jump. (Courtesy photo/ Todd Falkenberry)

Airmen assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., inspect the bomb bay of a B-52 Stratofortress after arriving at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, 2016, to support Operation Inherent Resolve. The 19-nation air coalition consists of numerous precision strike aircraft and the B-52s will bring their unique capabilities to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)
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Airmen assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., inspect the bomb bay of a B-52 Stratofortress after arriving at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, April 9, 2016, to support Operation Inherent Resolve. The 19-nation air coalition consists of numerous precision strike aircraft and the B-52s will bring their unique capabilities to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb)

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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