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Staff Sgt. Courtney McClellan, of the 137th Security Forces Squadron, returns fire during a simulated urban terrain exercise at Camp Gruber Training Center near Braggs, Okla., Aug. 3, 2016. Approximately 40 members of the 137th SFS completed annual training from July 29 to Aug. 5. Airmen engaged in extensive training exercises including close combat training, weapons training, military operations on urban terrain and navigation training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

Staff Sgt. Courtney McClellan, of the 137th Security Forces Squadron, returns fire during a simulated urban terrain exercise at Camp Gruber Training Center near Braggs, Okla., Aug. 3, 2016. Approximately 40 members of the 137th SFS completed annual training from July 29 to Aug. 5. Airmen engaged in extensive training exercises including close combat training, weapons training, military operations on urban terrain and navigation training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Tyler Woodward)

An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 492nd Fighter Squadron awaits clearance to taxi for a sortie in preparation for exercise Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12, 2016. Red Flag is the Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise and one of a series of advanced training programs that is administered by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and executed through the 414th Combat Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

An F-15E Strike Eagle from the 492nd Fighter Squadron awaits clearance to taxi for a sortie in preparation for exercise Red Flag 16-4 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 12, 2016. Red Flag is the Air Force’s premier air-to-air combat training exercise and one of a series of advanced training programs that is administered by the U.S. Air Force Warfare Center and executed through the 414th Combat Training Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Maj. Nathan Shepard, a 673rd Medical Operations Squadron physical therapist, examines a Sri Lankan patient while being assisted by a translator during Pacific Angel 16-3 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Aug. 15, 2016. The exercise helped multilateral militaries in the Pacific improve and build relationships across a wide spectrum of civic operations, which bolster each nation’s capacity to respond and support future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

Maj. Nathan Shepard, a 673rd Medical Operations Squadron physical therapist, examines a Sri Lankan patient while being assisted by a translator during Pacific Angel 16-3 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Aug. 15, 2016. The exercise helped multilateral militaries in the Pacific improve and build relationships across a wide spectrum of civic operations, which bolster each nation’s capacity to respond and support future humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., taxi toward the flightline prior to take off at Andersen AFB, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. Bomber crews readily deploy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to conduct global operations in coordination with other combatant commands, services, and appropriate U.S. government agencies to deter and detect strategic attacks against the U.S., its allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

B-2 Spirits deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., taxi toward the flightline prior to take off at Andersen AFB, Guam, Aug. 11, 2016. Bomber crews readily deploy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to conduct global operations in coordination with other combatant commands, services, and appropriate U.S. government agencies to deter and detect strategic attacks against the U.S., its allies and partners. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Miguel Lara III)

A B-52H Stratofortress flies over the Northern Neighbors Day Air Show at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 13, 2016. Other acts included the F-16 Viper Demonstration Team, Heritage Flight, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, civilian performers, Warbirds, a jet car, and many more flyovers.

A B-52H Stratofortress flies over the Northern Neighbors Day Air Show at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 13, 2016. Other acts included the F-16 Viper Demonstration Team, Heritage Flight, the U.S. Army Golden Knights, civilian performers, Warbirds, a jet car, and many more flyovers. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kristoffer Kaubisch)

Tech. Sgt. Russell Roberts, a crew chief with the 442nd Maintenance Squadron, attaches a new integrated drive generator to the engine of an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 15, 2016. The maintenance crew found debris in the sight glass of the previous IDG, which caused the engine to lose power. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Missy Sterling)

Tech. Sgt. Russell Roberts, a crew chief with the 442nd Maintenance Squadron, attaches a new integrated drive generator to the engine of an A-10 Thunderbolt II at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Aug. 15, 2016. The maintenance crew found debris in the sight glass of the previous IDG, which caused the engine to lose power. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Missy Sterling)

Capt. Michael Broch, a 94th Fighter Squadron F-22A Raptor aircraft commander, performs his preflight inspection at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 12, 2016. Assigned to the 94th FS at Langley AFB, Va., the Raptor landed at Peterson AFB to refuel as Broch and the aircraft fly back to Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

Capt. Michael Broch, a 94th Fighter Squadron F-22A Raptor aircraft commander, performs his preflight inspection at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Aug. 12, 2016. Assigned to the 94th FS at Langley AFB, Va., the Raptor landed at Peterson AFB to refuel as Broch and the aircraft fly back to Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman)

Loadmasters with the 439th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, load a 1982 Mack 1250 GPM pumper fire truck onto a C-5B Galaxy at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst N.J., Aug. 12, 2016. Master Sgt. Jorge A. Narvaez, a traditional New Jersey Air National Guardsman with the 108th Security Forces Squadron, was instrumental in getting the truck donated to a group of volunteer firefighters in Managua, Nicaragua. The truck donation is done through the Denton Program, which allows U.S. citizens and organizations to use space available on military cargo aircraft to transport humanitarian goods to countries in need. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

Loadmasters with the 439th Airlift Wing, Air Force Reserve Command, load a 1982 Mack 1250 GPM pumper fire truck onto a C-5B Galaxy at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst N.J., Aug. 12, 2016. Master Sgt. Jorge A. Narvaez, a traditional New Jersey Air National Guardsman with the 108th Security Forces Squadron, was instrumental in getting the truck donated to a group of volunteer firefighters in Managua, Nicaragua. The truck donation is done through the Denton Program, which allows U.S. citizens and organizations to use space available on military cargo aircraft to transport humanitarian goods to countries in need. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen)

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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