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An F-35A Lightning II sits on the flightline at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, June 30, 2016. This marked the first time the U.S. Air Force's newest multi-role, fifth-generation fighter touched down in England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jarad A. Denton)

An F-35A Lightning II sits on the flightline at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, June 30, 2016. This marked the first time the U.S. Air Force's newest multi-role, fifth-generation fighter touched down in England. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jarad A. Denton)

Senior Airman Warren Purnell, a 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, prepares a C-130J Super Hercules for takeoff during a joint airborne air transportability training exercise June 30, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Airmen maintain mission readiness by participating in exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer)

Senior Airman Warren Purnell, a 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, prepares a C-130J Super Hercules for takeoff during a joint airborne air transportability training exercise June 30, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Airmen maintain mission readiness by participating in exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer)

An F-35A Lightning II pilot flies over the Atlantic Ocean for the aircraft’s first trans-Atlantic flight June 30, 2016. The fighter is a part of the Air Combat Command Air Force F-35A Heritage Flight team, which flew to Fairford, England, for the Royal International Air Tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

An F-35A Lightning II pilot flies over the Atlantic Ocean for the aircraft’s first trans-Atlantic flight June 30, 2016. The fighter is a part of the Air Combat Command Air Force F-35A Heritage Flight team, which flew to Fairford, England, for the Royal International Air Tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

Staff Sgt. Alex Braatz, a 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron tactical air control party Airman, participates in a joint airborne air transportability training exercise June 30, 2016, over France. Both 2nd ASOS and 37th Airlift Squadron Airmen were able to test their career field abilities in an exercise environment to maintain mission readiness for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer)

Staff Sgt. Alex Braatz, a 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron tactical air control party Airman, participates in a joint airborne air transportability training exercise June 30, 2016, over France. Both 2nd ASOS and 37th Airlift Squadron Airmen were able to test their career field abilities in an exercise environment to maintain mission readiness for real-world scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer)

LC-130 Hercules "Skibirds" from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing sit on the runway at Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, June 27, 2016. Four LC-130s and about 80 Airmen from the 109th AW recently completed the third rotation of the 2016 Greenland season. Airmen and aircraft stage out of Kangerlussuaq during the summer months, providing fuel and supplies and transporting passengers in and out of various National Science Foundation camps throughout the entire season. They also train for the Operation Deep Freeze mission in Antarctica. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin German)

LC-130 Hercules "Skibirds" from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing sit on the runway at Kangerlussuaq, Greenland, June 27, 2016. Four LC-130s and about 80 Airmen from the 109th AW recently completed the third rotation of the 2016 Greenland season. Airmen and aircraft stage out of Kangerlussuaq during the summer months, providing fuel and supplies and transporting passengers in and out of various National Science Foundation camps throughout the entire season. They also train for the Operation Deep Freeze mission in Antarctica. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin German)

A Kenyan Defense Force airmen radios for help during a hands-on scenario for African Partnership Flight Kenya at Archers Post, Kenya, June 28, 2016.  The APF included a Kenyan-led exercise, Linda Rhino, in which instructors observed the application of what was learned in the classroom and provided feedback. The exercise included multiple personnel recovery scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)

A Kenyan Defense Force airmen radios for help during a hands-on scenario for African Partnership Flight Kenya at Archers Post, Kenya, June 28, 2016. The APF included a Kenyan-led exercise, Linda Rhino, in which instructors observed the application of what was learned in the classroom and provided feedback. The exercise included multiple personnel recovery scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Evelyn Chavez)

An Airman with the Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team marshals an F-35A Lightning II to its parking spot on the flightline at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, June 30, 2016. The team flew to England for the Royal International Air Tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jarad A. Denton)

An Airman with the Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight team marshals an F-35A Lightning II to its parking spot on the flightline at Royal Air Force Fairford, England, June 30, 2016. The team flew to England for the Royal International Air Tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jarad A. Denton)

Special Tactics Training Squadron students line up during a pre-scuba class at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 29, 2016. The training familiarizes trainees with the basics of water operations. The trainees perform tasks such as tying knots underwater, staying afloat without their arms and hands, and using snorkeling gear. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Conroy)

Special Tactics Training Squadron students line up during a pre-scuba class at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 29, 2016. The training familiarizes trainees with the basics of water operations. The trainees perform tasks such as tying knots underwater, staying afloat without their arms and hands, and using snorkeling gear. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Conroy)

Special Tactics Training Squadron students swim the length of the pool with their hands and feet bound during a pre-scuba class at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 29, 2016. The training familiarizes trainees with the basics of water operations. The trainees perform tasks such as tying knots underwater, staying afloat without their arms and hands, and using snorkeling gear. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Conroy)

Special Tactics Training Squadron students swim the length of the pool with their hands and feet bound during a pre-scuba class at Hurlburt Field, Fla., June 29, 2016. The training familiarizes trainees with the basics of water operations. The trainees perform tasks such as tying knots underwater, staying afloat without their arms and hands, and using snorkeling gear. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Conroy)

Tech. Sgt. Adam Skadsberg, a member of the 148th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, signals to an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot June 21, 2016, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. Skadsberg was part of a three-man crew performing an inspection and was responsible for communicating with the pilots while his teammates inspected each aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo)
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Tech. Sgt. Adam Skadsberg, a member of the 148th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, signals to an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot June 21, 2016, at Osan Air Base, South Korea. Skadsberg was part of a three-man crew performing an inspection and was responsible for communicating with the pilots while his teammates inspected each aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo)

An LC-130 Hercules "Skibird" from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing sits at Camp Raven, Greenland, on June 28, 2016. Crews with the 109th AW use Camp Raven as a training site for landing the ski-equipped LC-130s on snow and ice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin German)
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An LC-130 Hercules "Skibird" from the New York Air National Guard's 109th Airlift Wing sits at Camp Raven, Greenland, on June 28, 2016. Crews with the 109th AW use Camp Raven as a training site for landing the ski-equipped LC-130s on snow and ice. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin German)

Senior Airman Erik Henry, a 9th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-35A Lightning II from a KC-10 Extender over the Atlantic Ocean June 30, 2016. The F-35s traveled to Fairford, England, to support and perform in the Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight for the Royal International Air Tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)
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Senior Airman Erik Henry, a 9th Air Refueling Squadron boom operator, refuels an F-35A Lightning II from a KC-10 Extender over the Atlantic Ocean June 30, 2016. The F-35s traveled to Fairford, England, to support and perform in the Air Combat Command F-35A Heritage Flight for the Royal International Air Tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard)

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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