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An F-16 Fighting Falcon performs an aerial demonstration during the Shaw Air Expo and open house, nicknamed the "Thunder Over the Midlands," at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 21, 2016.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon performs an aerial demonstration during the Shaw Air Expo and open house, nicknamed the "Thunder Over the Midlands," at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 21, 2016.

Airmen from the 51st Security Forces Squadron stand in formation during a National Police Week retreat at Osan Air Base, South Korea, May 19, 2016. The 51st SFS and 5th Field Investigation Squadron Office of Special Investigations remembered fallen security forces members and special agents. National Police Week pays special recognition to law enforcement members who lost their lives in the line of duty. (U.S. Air force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen)

Airmen from the 51st Security Forces Squadron stand in formation during a National Police Week retreat at Osan Air Base, South Korea, May 19, 2016. The 51st SFS and 5th Field Investigation Squadron Office of Special Investigations remembered fallen security forces members and special agents. National Police Week pays special recognition to law enforcement members who lost their lives in the line of duty. (U.S. Air force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen)

Airman Bradley Williams, a 437th Aerospace Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects a C-17 Globemaster III as part of Crescent Reach 16 on May 24, 2016, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Crescent Reach is an annual exercise designed to test and evaluate Joint Base Charleston’s ability to mobilize and launch a large aircraft formation in addition to train, process and deploy Airmen and cargo in response to a simulated crisis board. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ericka Engblom)

Airman Bradley Williams, a 437th Aerospace Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects a C-17 Globemaster III as part of Crescent Reach 16 on May 24, 2016, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. Crescent Reach is an annual exercise designed to test and evaluate Joint Base Charleston’s ability to mobilize and launch a large aircraft formation in addition to train, process and deploy Airmen and cargo in response to a simulated crisis board. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ericka Engblom)

Dover Air Force Base Honor Guard member Airman 1st Class Andrew Des Marias stands at the position of port arms prior to the start of the 436th Maintenance Group change of command ceremony May 24, 2016, on Dover AFB, Del. Des Marias is assigned to the 436th Aerial Port Squadron as a fleet service specialist when not performing honor guard duties. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)

Dover Air Force Base Honor Guard member Airman 1st Class Andrew Des Marias stands at the position of port arms prior to the start of the 436th Maintenance Group change of command ceremony May 24, 2016, on Dover AFB, Del. Des Marias is assigned to the 436th Aerial Port Squadron as a fleet service specialist when not performing honor guard duties. (U.S. Air Force photo/Roland Balik)

A member of the Thunderbirds performs an aerial demonstration at the 2016 Shaw Air Expo and open house, nicknamed "Thunder Over the Midlands," at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 21, 2016.

A member of the Thunderbirds performs an aerial demonstration at the 2016 Shaw Air Expo and open house, nicknamed "Thunder Over the Midlands," at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 21, 2016.

Airmen with the 121st Civil Engineering Squadron Fire Department put their firefighting skills to use during a live fire training exercise May 20, 2016, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. Training exercises like these are held to ensure confidence within firefighters when it comes to real-world situations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Ralph Branson)

Airmen with the 121st Civil Engineering Squadron Fire Department put their firefighting skills to use during a live fire training exercise May 20, 2016, at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base, Ohio. Training exercises like these are held to ensure confidence within firefighters when it comes to real-world situations. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Ralph Branson)

An F-15 Strike Eagle from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., drops munitions over the Utah Test and Training Range on May 2, 2016. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, a tenant unit at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, conducted the Air Force air-to-ground weapons evaluation, known as Combat Hammer, to test and validate the performance of crews, pilots and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions. With support from the 388th Fighter Wing and 75th Air Base Wing, 86th FWS Airmen are collecting and analyzing data on how these precision-guided munitions perform along with their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/86th Fighter Weapons Squadron)

An F-15 Strike Eagle from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., drops munitions over the Utah Test and Training Range on May 2, 2016. The 86th Fighter Weapons Squadron, a tenant unit at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, conducted the Air Force air-to-ground weapons evaluation, known as Combat Hammer, to test and validate the performance of crews, pilots and their technology while deploying precision-guided munitions. With support from the 388th Fighter Wing and 75th Air Base Wing, 86th FWS Airmen are collecting and analyzing data on how these precision-guided munitions perform along with their suitability for use in combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/86th Fighter Weapons Squadron)

A spouse embraces her husband after he returned from a four-month deployment May 18, 2016, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Approximately 150 Air Force reservists and four C-130 Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing returned from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in support of Operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Inherent Resolve. While deployed, the Airmen provided critical C-130 support to include airlift, airdrop and aeromedical evacuation to U.S. Central Command operations throughout Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amber Sorsek)

A spouse embraces her husband after he returned from a four-month deployment May 18, 2016, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. Approximately 150 Air Force reservists and four C-130 Hercules from the 302nd Airlift Wing returned from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, in support of Operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Inherent Resolve. While deployed, the Airmen provided critical C-130 support to include airlift, airdrop and aeromedical evacuation to U.S. Central Command operations throughout Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Amber Sorsek)

Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Morgera, of the 89th Maintenance Group, runs preflight checks on a former 89th Airlift Wing C-9 Nightingale, which has not flown since 2005, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 20, 2016. Morgera is overseeing the efforts to get the C-9 flight ready, so it can be flown by its new owner from the base. The C-9 taxied around the flightline, making a significant step toward its eventual departure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Morgera, of the 89th Maintenance Group, runs preflight checks on a former 89th Airlift Wing C-9 Nightingale, which has not flown since 2005, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 20, 2016. Morgera is overseeing the efforts to get the C-9 flight ready, so it can be flown by its new owner from the base. The C-9 taxied around the flightline, making a significant step toward its eventual departure. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Master Sgt. Kevin Wallace)

Staff Sgt. Darrel Linkus, a 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal craftsman, controls the Packbot 310 robot to where the team detected an improvised explosive device during a training exercise on May 19, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The robot performs dismounted operations such as surveillance, and EOD and route clearance measures. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño)
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Staff Sgt. Darrel Linkus, a 379th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal craftsman, controls the Packbot 310 robot to where the team detected an improvised explosive device during a training exercise on May 19, 2016, at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. The robot performs dismounted operations such as surveillance, and EOD and route clearance measures. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Janelle Patiño)

South Korean air force military police and an explosive ordnance disposal member rappel during a demonstration of managing improvised explosive devices during a mock terrorism situation at an IED training center on a South Korean Air Force Education Training Command base, South Korea, May 18, 2016. The demonstration was part of combined joint IED disposal training, which allowed U.S. and South Korean EOD technicians to come together to share tactics and techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen)
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South Korean air force military police and an explosive ordnance disposal member rappel during a demonstration of managing improvised explosive devices during a mock terrorism situation at an IED training center on a South Korean Air Force Education Training Command base, South Korea, May 18, 2016. The demonstration was part of combined joint IED disposal training, which allowed U.S. and South Korean EOD technicians to come together to share tactics and techniques. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen)

Luke, a retired military working dog, sits next to the U.S. War Dogs Association display at the 2016 Shaw Air Expo and open house, nicknamed "Thunder Over the Midlands," at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 21, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Zade Vadnais)
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Luke, a retired military working dog, sits next to the U.S. War Dogs Association display at the 2016 Shaw Air Expo and open house, nicknamed "Thunder Over the Midlands," at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 21, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Zade Vadnais)

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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