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Members with the 374th Maintenance Squadron pull a C-130 Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 15, 2016. The aircraft was pulled as part of the 374th Maintenance Group’s Maintenance Rodeo Competition, which pits squadrons against each other in various tasks to win points toward an award and bragging rights. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez)

Members with the 374th Maintenance Squadron pull a C-130 Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 15, 2016. The aircraft was pulled as part of the 374th Maintenance Group’s Maintenance Rodeo Competition, which pits squadrons against each other in various tasks to win points toward an award and bragging rights. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Cody H. Ramirez)

A KC-135R Stratotanker with the Ohio Air National Guard’s 121st Air Refueling Wing breaks away from a formation April 15, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Williams)

A KC-135R Stratotanker with the Ohio Air National Guard’s 121st Air Refueling Wing breaks away from a formation April 15, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Williams)

An Air Force firefighter assigned to the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron ignites a fire during a controlled burn at Langley Air Force Base, Va., April 17, 2016. The burn prepared for the upcoming AirPower over Hampton Roads Open House fireworks show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

An Air Force firefighter assigned to the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron ignites a fire during a controlled burn at Langley Air Force Base, Va., April 17, 2016. The burn prepared for the upcoming AirPower over Hampton Roads Open House fireworks show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kayla Newman)

A C-130 Hercules takes off from Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 18, 2016. The 374th Airlift Wing sent two aircraft to support the Japanese government in their relief efforts for the series of earthquakes that recently took place in the Kyushu region. The aircraft transported heavy vehicles and personnel from Chitose Air Base, Hokkaido, to Kyushu. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe)

A C-130 Hercules takes off from Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 18, 2016. The 374th Airlift Wing sent two aircraft to support the Japanese government in their relief efforts for the series of earthquakes that recently took place in the Kyushu region. The aircraft transported heavy vehicles and personnel from Chitose Air Base, Hokkaido, to Kyushu. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe)

Members of the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., participate in the wing’s Warfit Run April 13, 2016. (U.S Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers)

Members of the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., participate in the wing’s Warfit Run April 13, 2016. (U.S Air Force photo/Dennis Rogers)

Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Airborne Brigade out of Vicenza, Italy prepare to move out after Airmen from the 321st Special Tactics Squadron, out of the Royal Air Force Station in Suffolk, England land a C130 aircraft for Saber Junction 16. SJ16 is the U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, March 31-April 24, 2016. The exercise is designed to evaluate the readiness of the Army’s Europe-based combat brigades to conduct unified land operations and promote interoperability in a joint, multinational environment. SJ16 includes nearly 5,000 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sarah K. Anwar)

Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Airborne Brigade out of Vicenza, Italy prepare to move out after Airmen from the 321st Special Tactics Squadron, out of the Royal Air Force Station in Suffolk, England land a C130 aircraft for Saber Junction 16. SJ16 is the U.S. Army Europe’s 173rd Airborne Brigade’s combat training center certification exercise, taking place at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, March 31-April 24, 2016. The exercise is designed to evaluate the readiness of the Army’s Europe-based combat brigades to conduct unified land operations and promote interoperability in a joint, multinational environment. SJ16 includes nearly 5,000 participants from 16 NATO and European partner nations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Sarah K. Anwar)

A pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons performs maneuvers as part of the Thunderbirds show during the March Field Airfest in California, April 16, 2016. The Airfest features military and civilian aerial and ground demonstrations during a two-day air show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

A pair of F-16 Fighting Falcons performs maneuvers as part of the Thunderbirds show during the March Field Airfest in California, April 16, 2016. The Airfest features military and civilian aerial and ground demonstrations during a two-day air show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Tech. Sgt. Brooke Williams, the 60th Security Forces Squadron’s Raven program manager, runs as the point person on a security team responding to a simulated active shooter event April 13, 2016, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. As a Phoenix Raven, Williams provides close-in security for Air Mobility Command aircraft transiting airfields where security is unknown or additional security is needed to counter local threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Charles Rivezzo)

Tech. Sgt. Brooke Williams, the 60th Security Forces Squadron’s Raven program manager, runs as the point person on a security team responding to a simulated active shooter event April 13, 2016, at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. As a Phoenix Raven, Williams provides close-in security for Air Mobility Command aircraft transiting airfields where security is unknown or additional security is needed to counter local threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Charles Rivezzo)

Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs from the 437th Airlift Wing prepare to drop Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 15, 2016. The mass tactical exercise helped prepare both units for any future real-world scenarios they may face. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Taylor Queen)

Two C-17 Globemaster IIIs from the 437th Airlift Wing prepare to drop Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 15, 2016. The mass tactical exercise helped prepare both units for any future real-world scenarios they may face. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Taylor Queen)

Senior Airman Timothy D. Burrows, a 157th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels labs technician, performs a quality control test on jet aircraft fuel at Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H., April 21, 2016. (U.S. Air  National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Curtis J. Lenz)
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Senior Airman Timothy D. Burrows, a 157th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels labs technician, performs a quality control test on jet aircraft fuel at Pease Air National Guard Base, N.H., April 21, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Curtis J. Lenz)

A loadmaster from the 36th Airlift Squadron checks a C-130 Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 18, 2016. The 374th Airlift Wing sent two aircraft to support the Japanese government in their relief efforts for the series of earthquakes that recently took place in the Kyushu region. The aircraft transported heavy vehicles and personnel from Chitose Air Base, Hokkaido, to Kyushu. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe)
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A loadmaster from the 36th Airlift Squadron checks a C-130 Hercules at Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 18, 2016. The 374th Airlift Wing sent two aircraft to support the Japanese government in their relief efforts for the series of earthquakes that recently took place in the Kyushu region. The aircraft transported heavy vehicles and personnel from Chitose Air Base, Hokkaido, to Kyushu. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe)

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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