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Tech. Sgt. Christopher Melrose, a 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron phase technician, inspects the interior of an F-16C Fighting Falcon during routine phase maintenance at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 18, 2016. The aircraft went through phase maintenance where members of the 455th EAMS phase flight closely inspected the aircraft for cracks and other types of damage, verifying that the 30-plus year old aircraft was safe to fly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Tech. Sgt. Christopher Melrose, a 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron phase technician, inspects the interior of an F-16C Fighting Falcon during routine phase maintenance at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 18, 2016. The aircraft went through phase maintenance where members of the 455th EAMS phase flight closely inspected the aircraft for cracks and other types of damage, verifying that the 30-plus year old aircraft was safe to fly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Phase technicians from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work on an F-16C Fighting Falcon during routine phase maintenance at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 18, 2016. Phase inspections are performed on aircraft every 300 flight hours and involve procedural maintenance actions that require robust attention to detail. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Phase technicians from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work on an F-16C Fighting Falcon during routine phase maintenance at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 18, 2016. Phase inspections are performed on aircraft every 300 flight hours and involve procedural maintenance actions that require robust attention to detail. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

A row of 96th Security Forces Squadron Airmen stand at parade rest during the Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony on May 16, 2016, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla.  The ceremony was to honor fallen police officers from the previous year by reading their names aloud. Security forces Airmen from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Hurlburt Field, Fla., attended and participated in the event. The ceremony was one of many events that took place during National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A row of 96th Security Forces Squadron Airmen stand at parade rest during the Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony on May 16, 2016, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. The ceremony was to honor fallen police officers from the previous year by reading their names aloud. Security forces Airmen from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Hurlburt Field, Fla., attended and participated in the event. The ceremony was one of many events that took place during National Police Week. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Special tactics Airmen assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing observe an MC-130J Commando II approach during exercise Emerald Warrior 16 at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., May 7, 2016. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command-sponsored mission rehearsal exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to real and emerging worldwide threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Colville McFee)

Special tactics Airmen assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing observe an MC-130J Commando II approach during exercise Emerald Warrior 16 at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., May 7, 2016. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command-sponsored mission rehearsal exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to real and emerging worldwide threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Colville McFee)

A B-2 Spirit flies over the Power in the Pines Open House and Air Show on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 14, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

A B-2 Spirit flies over the Power in the Pines Open House and Air Show on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., May 14, 2016. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

A C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron fires flares as it performs anti-aircraft fire tests during exercise Carpathian on May 9, 2016, in Romania. The 37th AS, from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, began participating in off-station training deployments with Romania as early as 1996, allowing the U.S. Air Force to work with NATO allies to develop and improve ready air forces capable of maintaining regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer)

A C-130J Super Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron fires flares as it performs anti-aircraft fire tests during exercise Carpathian on May 9, 2016, in Romania. The 37th AS, from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, began participating in off-station training deployments with Romania as early as 1996, allowing the U.S. Air Force to work with NATO allies to develop and improve ready air forces capable of maintaining regional security. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer)

An Air Force and a Marine Corps CV-22 Osprey pilot assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron prepare for takeoff during exercise Emerald Warrior 16 on May 12, 2016, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command-sponsored mission rehearsal exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to real and emerging worldwide threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan)

An Air Force and a Marine Corps CV-22 Osprey pilot assigned to the 8th Special Operations Squadron prepare for takeoff during exercise Emerald Warrior 16 on May 12, 2016, at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command-sponsored mission rehearsal exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to real and emerging worldwide threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan)

Team U.S. and Team U.K. celebrate after the wheelchair basketball championship match during the 2016 Invictus Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., May 12, 2016. The U.S. took gold and the U.K. took silver, while Denmark took home bronze. The next Invictus Game is scheduled to take place in Toronto. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

Team U.S. and Team U.K. celebrate after the wheelchair basketball championship match during the 2016 Invictus Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., May 12, 2016. The U.S. took gold and the U.K. took silver, while Denmark took home bronze. The next Invictus Game is scheduled to take place in Toronto. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony McDaniel shoots over a U.K. defender in the championship wheelchair basketball game at Invictus Games 2016 in Orlando, Fla., May 12, 2016. The 2016 Invictus Games were composed of 15 nations with over 500 military competitors competing in 10 sporting events from May 8-12. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts)

Retired U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Anthony McDaniel shoots over a U.K. defender in the championship wheelchair basketball game at Invictus Games 2016 in Orlando, Fla., May 12, 2016. The 2016 Invictus Games were composed of 15 nations with over 500 military competitors competing in 10 sporting events from May 8-12. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts)

An Air Force special tactics Airman searches the area during close air support training at exercise Emerald Warrior 16 over Eglin Range, Fla., May 11, 2016. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command-sponsored mission rehearsal exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to real and emerging worldwide threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)
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An Air Force special tactics Airman searches the area during close air support training at exercise Emerald Warrior 16 over Eglin Range, Fla., May 11, 2016. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command-sponsored mission rehearsal exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to real and emerging worldwide threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)

An Airman assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing lands after parachuting from an Army CH-47 Chinook during exercise Emerald Warrior 16 over Eglin Range, Fla., May 7, 2016. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command-sponsored mission rehearsal exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to real and emerging worldwide threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)
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An Airman assigned to the 24th Special Operations Wing lands after parachuting from an Army CH-47 Chinook during exercise Emerald Warrior 16 over Eglin Range, Fla., May 7, 2016. Emerald Warrior is a U.S. Special Operations Command-sponsored mission rehearsal exercise during which joint special operations forces train to respond to real and emerging worldwide threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)

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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