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A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., takes flight June 16, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The aircraft is deployed in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence operations. These aircraft and the men and women who fly and support them provide a significant capability that enables U.S. readiness and commitment to deterrence, provides assurances to allies, and strengthens regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexa Ann Henderson)

A B-52 Stratofortress from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., takes flight June 16, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The aircraft is deployed in support of U.S. Pacific Command’s continuous bomber presence operations. These aircraft and the men and women who fly and support them provide a significant capability that enables U.S. readiness and commitment to deterrence, provides assurances to allies, and strengthens regional security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexa Ann Henderson)

Lt. Col. Wade Karren, the 11th Bomb Squadron commander, copilots a B-52 Stratofortress during a B-52 and B-1 Lancer integration flight June 15, 2016. Since Oct. 1, all of the Air Force’s bombers have been unified under Air Force Global Strike Command, which is now responsible for organizing, training and equipping all bomber Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Luke Hill)

Lt. Col. Wade Karren, the 11th Bomb Squadron commander, copilots a B-52 Stratofortress during a B-52 and B-1 Lancer integration flight June 15, 2016. Since Oct. 1, all of the Air Force’s bombers have been unified under Air Force Global Strike Command, which is now responsible for organizing, training and equipping all bomber Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Luke Hill)

Capt. Nicholas Eberling, the Thunderbirds No. 5 pilot, performs the high alpha pass maneuver during the Warriors Over the Wasatch air show at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 25, 2016. The Thunderbirds demonstrate the highest level of attention to detail and professionalism that represents the teamwork, discipline and capability of those serving in the U.S. Air Force around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

Capt. Nicholas Eberling, the Thunderbirds No. 5 pilot, performs the high alpha pass maneuver during the Warriors Over the Wasatch air show at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, June 25, 2016. The Thunderbirds demonstrate the highest level of attention to detail and professionalism that represents the teamwork, discipline and capability of those serving in the U.S. Air Force around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

A combat controller watches as a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 17th Weapons Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lands on an airstrip in the Nevada Test and Training Range during a joint forcible entry exercise June 16, 2016. The exercise demonstrated the Air Force’s ability to tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

A combat controller watches as a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 17th Weapons Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lands on an airstrip in the Nevada Test and Training Range during a joint forcible entry exercise June 16, 2016. The exercise demonstrated the Air Force’s ability to tactically deliver and recover combat forces via air drops and combat landings in a contested environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance steams in the Pacific Ocean while two B-52 Stratofortress bombers, assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, fly overhead following a joint service targeting and bombing exercise. Spruance, along with the guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen and USS Decatur and embarked helicopter detachments of Maritime Strike Squadron 49, are deployed in support of maritime security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill)

The guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance steams in the Pacific Ocean while two B-52 Stratofortress bombers, assigned to the 69th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, fly overhead following a joint service targeting and bombing exercise. Spruance, along with the guided-missile destroyers USS Momsen and USS Decatur and embarked helicopter detachments of Maritime Strike Squadron 49, are deployed in support of maritime security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Will Gaskill)

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Cole, center left, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, salutes during a funeral service for fellow Raider and former Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher in Missoula, Mont., June 27, 2016. The Raiders, 79 volunteers led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, flew a mission to strike military targets in Japan four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe)

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Richard Cole, center left, the last surviving Doolittle Raider, salutes during a funeral service for fellow Raider and former Staff Sgt. David J. Thatcher in Missoula, Mont., June 27, 2016. The Raiders, 79 volunteers led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle, flew a mission to strike military targets in Japan four months after the attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Annabel Monroe)

The U.S. Air Force Academy “Wings of Blue” perform during an air show at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M, May 28, 2016. The air show provided an opportunity to celebrate the long-standing relationship between the 27th Special Operations Wing and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr.)

The U.S. Air Force Academy “Wings of Blue” perform during an air show at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M, May 28, 2016. The air show provided an opportunity to celebrate the long-standing relationship between the 27th Special Operations Wing and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr.)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III shares a moment with his mother following his retirement ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 24, 2016. Welsh has served as the 20th chief of staff since 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III shares a moment with his mother following his retirement ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, Md., June 24, 2016. Welsh has served as the 20th chief of staff since 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts)

Staff Sgt. Gary Allsbrook, a 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron quick reaction force member, walks out of an old bunker June 27, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The squadron’s QRF teams check buildings and other areas on the flightline in order to deter threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Staff Sgt. Gary Allsbrook, a 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron quick reaction force member, walks out of an old bunker June 27, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The squadron’s QRF teams check buildings and other areas on the flightline in order to deter threats. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Senior Airman Eric Woolston, a 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman, throws a rope over a tent skeleton June 25, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. All flights within the 455th ECES, including structures, dirt boys and electrical, came together to build a tent that will be the new location of the power production and heating, ventilation and air conditioning shops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)
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Senior Airman Eric Woolston, a 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman, throws a rope over a tent skeleton June 25, 2016, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. All flights within the 455th ECES, including structures, dirt boys and electrical, came together to build a tent that will be the new location of the power production and heating, ventilation and air conditioning shops. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

An MQ-9 Reaper performs a low pass during its first air show demonstration May 29, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The 2016 Cannon AFB air show highlighted the base’s aerial capabilities and also celebrated the long-standing relationship between the 27th Special Operations Wing and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr.)
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An MQ-9 Reaper performs a low pass during its first air show demonstration May 29, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. The 2016 Cannon AFB air show highlighted the base’s aerial capabilities and also celebrated the long-standing relationship between the 27th Special Operations Wing and the local community. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Dennis J. Henry Jr.)

The Eglin Air Force Base Honor Guard presents the colors at the Khobar Towers memorial ceremony on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 24, 2016. The ceremony marked the 20th anniversary of the Khobar Towers terrorist attack and honored the 19 Airmen who lost their lives while paying tribute to their families and survivors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stormy Archer)
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The Eglin Air Force Base Honor Guard presents the colors at the Khobar Towers memorial ceremony on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 24, 2016. The ceremony marked the 20th anniversary of the Khobar Towers terrorist attack and honored the 19 Airmen who lost their lives while paying tribute to their families and survivors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

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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