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An F-16 Fighting Falcon departs after being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker during Sentry Savannah 16-3, Aug. 3, 2016. The F-16 is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon departs after being refueled by a KC-135 Stratotanker during Sentry Savannah 16-3, Aug. 3, 2016. The F-16 is highly maneuverable and has proven itself in air-to-air combat and air-to-surface attack. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

Senior Airman Jeffrey Jenkins, a 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technology craftsman, welds a bracket Aug. 2, 2016, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Once completed, the brackets will hold radars for the 606th Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush)

Senior Airman Jeffrey Jenkins, a 31st Maintenance Squadron metals technology craftsman, welds a bracket Aug. 2, 2016, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Once completed, the brackets will hold radars for the 606th Air Control Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush)

An F-22 Raptor, from the 43rd Fighter Squadron, takes off in Savannah, Ga., during Sentry Savannah 16-3, Aug. 2, 2016. The F-22 is a fifth-generation fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

An F-22 Raptor, from the 43rd Fighter Squadron, takes off in Savannah, Ga., during Sentry Savannah 16-3, Aug. 2, 2016. The F-22 is a fifth-generation fighter aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Solomon Cook)

Firefighters from the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron rappel down the side of a building during a Rescue Technician One course at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 8, 2016. Fourteen Aviano firefighters participated in the training to learn how to conduct low angle, high angle and confined space rescues. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Areca T. Bell)

Firefighters from the 31st Civil Engineer Squadron rappel down the side of a building during a Rescue Technician One course at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Aug. 8, 2016. Fourteen Aviano firefighters participated in the training to learn how to conduct low angle, high angle and confined space rescues. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Areca T. Bell)

Master Sgt. Cassandra Doub, the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, and Staff Sgt. Andrew Perna, a 455th ECES maintenance and equipment craftsman, secure AM-2 matting with a hammer at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2016. AM-2 matting is used to form runways, taxiways, parking and other areas required for aircraft operations and maintenance.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Master Sgt. Cassandra Doub, the 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, and Staff Sgt. Andrew Perna, a 455th ECES maintenance and equipment craftsman, secure AM-2 matting with a hammer at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 11, 2016. AM-2 matting is used to form runways, taxiways, parking and other areas required for aircraft operations and maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

The sun rises behind an F-35A Lightning II Aug. 2, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35A is the latest deployable fifth-generation aircraft capable of providing air superiority, interdiction, suppression of enemy air defenses and close air support, as well as great command and control functions through fused sensors, and will provide pilots with unprecedented situational awareness of the battlespace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

The sun rises behind an F-35A Lightning II Aug. 2, 2016, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The F-35A is the latest deployable fifth-generation aircraft capable of providing air superiority, interdiction, suppression of enemy air defenses and close air support, as well as great command and control functions through fused sensors, and will provide pilots with unprecedented situational awareness of the battlespace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

Capt. Brittny Barney, a 1st Helicopter Squadron pilot, performs preflight checks of equipment inside a UH-1N Huey at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 3, 2016. The 1st HS is the Air Force’s largest helicopter squadron, tracing its heritage back to 1955. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant)

Capt. Brittny Barney, a 1st Helicopter Squadron pilot, performs preflight checks of equipment inside a UH-1N Huey at Joint Base Andrews, Md., Aug. 3, 2016. The 1st HS is the Air Force’s largest helicopter squadron, tracing its heritage back to 1955. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Philip Bryant)

A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit sit beside one another on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug.10, 2016. The occasion marked the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bombers were positioned to simultaneously conduct operations in the U.S. Pacific Command region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger)

A B-52 Stratofortress, B-1B Lancer and B-2 Spirit sit beside one another on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, Aug.10, 2016. The occasion marked the first time in history that all three of Air Force Global Strike Command's strategic bombers were positioned to simultaneously conduct operations in the U.S. Pacific Command region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger)

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks during the F-35A Lightning II initial operational capability ceremony Aug. 5, 2016, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James speaks during the F-35A Lightning II initial operational capability ceremony Aug. 5, 2016, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee)

Staff Sgt. Patrick Staunton and Senior Airmen Cameron Jones, 31st Maintenance Squadron phase inspection team members, participate in cargo preparation and pallet buildup training Aug. 8, 2016, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Nets and straps are used to secure the aircraft’s cargo onto pallets. The straps are tested to withstand up to eight Gs during transportation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush)
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Staff Sgt. Patrick Staunton and Senior Airmen Cameron Jones, 31st Maintenance Squadron phase inspection team members, participate in cargo preparation and pallet buildup training Aug. 8, 2016, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Nets and straps are used to secure the aircraft’s cargo onto pallets. The straps are tested to withstand up to eight Gs during transportation. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Cory W. Bush)

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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