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An HH-60 Pave Hawk returns from an exercise mission July 12, 2016, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as part of Red Flag 16-3. The exercise is one of four Red Flags at Nellis AFB, with this iteration focusing on air, space and cyberspace operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

An HH-60 Pave Hawk returns from an exercise mission July 12, 2016, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., as part of Red Flag 16-3. The exercise is one of four Red Flags at Nellis AFB, with this iteration focusing on air, space and cyberspace operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

Senior Airman Jordan Webber, a KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., checks gear is where it needs to be shortly before a refueling mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 18, 2015, during exercise Red Flag 16-3. The exercise is one of four Red Flag exercises at Nellis AFB, with this iteration focusing on multi-domain operations in air, space and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

Senior Airman Jordan Webber, a KC-135 Stratotanker boom operator from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., checks gear is where it needs to be shortly before a refueling mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., July 18, 2015, during exercise Red Flag 16-3. The exercise is one of four Red Flag exercises at Nellis AFB, with this iteration focusing on multi-domain operations in air, space and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II, from the 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off during Operation Atlantic Resolve at Sliač Air Base, Slovakia, July 19, 2016. Airmen of the 163rd EFS have been taking part in OAR to conduct training and familiarization events alongside the Slovak armed forces, a NATO ally. The U.S. presence in Europe and the relationships built over the past 70 years provide strategic access critical to meet the nation’s NATO commitment to respond to threats against our allies and partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. William Hopper)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II, from the 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, takes off during Operation Atlantic Resolve at Sliač Air Base, Slovakia, July 19, 2016. Airmen of the 163rd EFS have been taking part in OAR to conduct training and familiarization events alongside the Slovak armed forces, a NATO ally. The U.S. presence in Europe and the relationships built over the past 70 years provide strategic access critical to meet the nation’s NATO commitment to respond to threats against our allies and partners. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. William Hopper)

U.S. Air Force Honor Guard members Tech. Sgt. Juan Garcia and Staff Sgt. Annzen Salvador lift the sword used for the Order of the Sword ceremony at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Ga., July 13, 2016. The Order of the Sword is an honor awarded by NCOs of a command to recognize individuals they hold in high esteem and for their contributions to the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

U.S. Air Force Honor Guard members Tech. Sgt. Juan Garcia and Staff Sgt. Annzen Salvador lift the sword used for the Order of the Sword ceremony at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, Ga., July 13, 2016. The Order of the Sword is an honor awarded by NCOs of a command to recognize individuals they hold in high esteem and for their contributions to the enlisted corps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker July 18, 2016, while taking part in exercise Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag 16-3 is one of four Red Flag exercises at Nellis AFB, with this iteration focusing on multi-domain operations in air, space and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker July 18, 2016, while taking part in exercise Red Flag 16-3 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Red Flag 16-3 is one of four Red Flag exercises at Nellis AFB, with this iteration focusing on multi-domain operations in air, space and cyberspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

Staff Sgt. John Raven, a 1st Combat Camera aerial combat videographer, attempts to pull himself over an obstacle during the Spc. Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition (BCCC) at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., July 13, 2016. This is the fourth annual iteration of BCCC, which brings together combat camera service members throughout the Defense Department to compete in a series of events to showcase each unit’s abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Justin Parsons)

Staff Sgt. John Raven, a 1st Combat Camera aerial combat videographer, attempts to pull himself over an obstacle during the Spc. Hilda I. Clayton Best Combat Camera Competition (BCCC) at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., July 13, 2016. This is the fourth annual iteration of BCCC, which brings together combat camera service members throughout the Defense Department to compete in a series of events to showcase each unit’s abilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Justin Parsons)

F-35A Lightning II aircraft receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., July 13, 2015, during a flight from England to the U.S. The fighters were returning to Luke AFB, Ariz., after participating in the world's largest air show, the Royal International Air Tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Madelyn Brown)

F-35A Lightning II aircraft receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., July 13, 2015, during a flight from England to the U.S. The fighters were returning to Luke AFB, Ariz., after participating in the world's largest air show, the Royal International Air Tattoo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Madelyn Brown)

Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to jump on Sicily Drop Zone out of a C17 Globemaster III during battalion mass tactical week at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., July 12, 2016. Army and Air Force units worked together during joint readiness exercise to improve interoperability for worldwide crisis, contingency and humanitarian operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sandra Welch)

Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to jump on Sicily Drop Zone out of a C17 Globemaster III during battalion mass tactical week at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., July 12, 2016. Army and Air Force units worked together during joint readiness exercise to improve interoperability for worldwide crisis, contingency and humanitarian operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sandra Welch)

An MC-130J Commando II with the 17th Special Operations Squadron performs a flyby over Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 14, 2016, as part of exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016. More than 40 ships and submarines, 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel from 26 nations are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Jaclyn Pienkowski)

An MC-130J Commando II with the 17th Special Operations Squadron performs a flyby over Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 14, 2016, as part of exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016. More than 40 ships and submarines, 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel from 26 nations are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. (U.S. Air Force photo/2nd Lt. Jaclyn Pienkowski)

Members of the U.S. and Slovak armed forces hold a memorial service for Slovakian war hero, Capt. Edward Baranski, during Operation Atlantic Resolve at Sliač Air Base, Slovakia, July 15, 2016. The memorial included static displayed aircraft, as well as a flyover of two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs and a MiG-29 aircraft. Airmen of the 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron have been taking part in OAR to conduct training and familiarization events alongside the Slovak armed forces, a NATO ally. They will also participate in cross-boarder training with other deployed U.S. military and NATO aircraft in the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. William Hopper)
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Members of the U.S. and Slovak armed forces hold a memorial service for Slovakian war hero, Capt. Edward Baranski, during Operation Atlantic Resolve at Sliač Air Base, Slovakia, July 15, 2016. The memorial included static displayed aircraft, as well as a flyover of two A-10C Thunderbolt IIs and a MiG-29 aircraft. Airmen of the 163rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron have been taking part in OAR to conduct training and familiarization events alongside the Slovak armed forces, a NATO ally. They will also participate in cross-boarder training with other deployed U.S. military and NATO aircraft in the area. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. William Hopper)

Master Sgt. Matthew Tabor, a 314th Maintenance Group quality assurance chief inspector, breaks a bottle to christen an H-21B helicopter in Heritage Park at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., July 14, 2016. Volunteers from the 314th MXG refurbished, transported and installed the H-21B static display. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)
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Master Sgt. Matthew Tabor, a 314th Maintenance Group quality assurance chief inspector, breaks a bottle to christen an H-21B helicopter in Heritage Park at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., July 14, 2016. Volunteers from the 314th MXG refurbished, transported and installed the H-21B static display. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Harry Brexel)

The 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of a Falcon 9 Dragon spacecraft headed to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., July 18, 2016. At about eight minutes after the launch, SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 first-stage booster at Landing Zone 1 on Cape Canaveral AFS. This Falcon 9 Dragon launch was the 13th major launch operation for the Eastern Range this year, and marks the ninth contracted mission by SpaceX under NASA’s commercial resupply services contract. (Courtesy photo/SpaceX)
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The 45th Space Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of a Falcon 9 Dragon spacecraft headed to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., July 18, 2016. At about eight minutes after the launch, SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 first-stage booster at Landing Zone 1 on Cape Canaveral AFS. This Falcon 9 Dragon launch was the 13th major launch operation for the Eastern Range this year, and marks the ninth contracted mission by SpaceX under NASA’s commercial resupply services contract. (Courtesy photo/SpaceX)

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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