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Colombian Air Force Capt. Juan Monsalve prepares for takeoff during exercise Green Flag East at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 17, 2016. 
The Super Tucano is the Colombian Air Force’s most effective aircraft currently in operation, providing air support to its military forces in day-to-day operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Colombian Air Force Capt. Juan Monsalve prepares for takeoff during exercise Green Flag East at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 17, 2016. The Super Tucano is the Colombian Air Force’s most effective aircraft currently in operation, providing air support to its military forces in day-to-day operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha)

Master Sgt. Paul W. Clementi, a member of the 106th Security Forces Squadron, trains on an all-terrain vehicle at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2016. ATVs are used by security forces to maintain the integrity of the base perimeter. Members must regularly train in order to retain their proficiency. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

Master Sgt. Paul W. Clementi, a member of the 106th Security Forces Squadron, trains on an all-terrain vehicle at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2016. ATVs are used by security forces to maintain the integrity of the base perimeter. Members must regularly train in order to retain their proficiency. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress returning from deployment at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, flies over the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and Vietnam Remembrance Day ceremony at Canberra, Australia, Aug. 18, 2016. At the request of the Australian government, two Pacific Air Forces B-52s already scheduled to fly a training mission in support of exercise Pitch Black, supported the event commemorating the U.S. and Australia's strong alliance during the Vietnam War that continues to this day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sandra Welch)

A U.S. Air Force B-52H Stratofortress returning from deployment at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, flies over the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and Vietnam Remembrance Day ceremony at Canberra, Australia, Aug. 18, 2016. At the request of the Australian government, two Pacific Air Forces B-52s already scheduled to fly a training mission in support of exercise Pitch Black, supported the event commemorating the U.S. and Australia's strong alliance during the Vietnam War that continues to this day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sandra Welch)

Staff Sgt. Yesenia Benjamin, an 18th Medical Group public health technician, teaches a Sri Lankan child how to properly wash her hands during Pacific Angel 16-3 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Aug. 16, 2016. Now entering its ninth year, Operation Pacific Angel ensures that the region’s militaries are prepared to work together to address humanitarian crises. Since 2007, Pacific Angel operations have improved the lives of tens of thousands of people. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

Staff Sgt. Yesenia Benjamin, an 18th Medical Group public health technician, teaches a Sri Lankan child how to properly wash her hands during Pacific Angel 16-3 in Jaffna, Sri Lanka, Aug. 16, 2016. Now entering its ninth year, Operation Pacific Angel ensures that the region’s militaries are prepared to work together to address humanitarian crises. Since 2007, Pacific Angel operations have improved the lives of tens of thousands of people. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Brittany A. Chase)

An F-16D Fighting Falcon, piloted by Col. John R. DiDonna, the commander of the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing, takes off in afterburner with Brig. Gen. Robert C. Bolton in the back seat for his "fini flight" at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., Aug. 16, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley)

An F-16D Fighting Falcon, piloted by Col. John R. DiDonna, the commander of the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing, takes off in afterburner with Brig. Gen. Robert C. Bolton in the back seat for his "fini flight" at the Atlantic City Air National Guard Base in Egg Harbor Township, N.J., Aug. 16, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley)

Tech. Sgt. Justin Gooden, a 134th Air Refueling Wing engineering apprentice, power washes the interior of a home in Malojloj, Guam, in preparation of interior construction. Airmen of the 134th ARW work on two Habitat for Humanity homes in Guam as part of a government initiative that allows military assets the opportunity to assist non-profit organizations in conjunction with scheduled annual training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Young)

Tech. Sgt. Justin Gooden, a 134th Air Refueling Wing engineering apprentice, power washes the interior of a home in Malojloj, Guam, in preparation of interior construction. Airmen of the 134th ARW work on two Habitat for Humanity homes in Guam as part of a government initiative that allows military assets the opportunity to assist non-profit organizations in conjunction with scheduled annual training. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Young)

NASA employees move the disassembled Phantom Eye, a Boeing-developed, liquid hydrogen-powered demonstrator aircraft, during a transfer to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 17, 2016. Once on base, the aircraft will await reassembly and refurbishment for eventual display as part of the Air Force Flight Test Museum. Phantom Eye was designed to fly long endurance missions at high altitudes as a potential surrogate for military intelligence and communications satellites. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher Okula)

NASA employees move the disassembled Phantom Eye, a Boeing-developed, liquid hydrogen-powered demonstrator aircraft, during a transfer to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 17, 2016. Once on base, the aircraft will await reassembly and refurbishment for eventual display as part of the Air Force Flight Test Museum. Phantom Eye was designed to fly long endurance missions at high altitudes as a potential surrogate for military intelligence and communications satellites. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christopher Okula)

Senior Airmen Kyle Green, left, and Ty Hatcher, both 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescue specialists, lift a patient onto a litter during a mass casualty and extraction exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2016. Airmen from various units acted as patients with injuries that included broken limbs, deliria and head wounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Senior Airmen Kyle Green, left, and Ty Hatcher, both 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescue specialists, lift a patient onto a litter during a mass casualty and extraction exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2016. Airmen from various units acted as patients with injuries that included broken limbs, deliria and head wounds. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 33rd Fighter Wing taxi down the flightline at Volk Field, Wis., during Northern Lightning, Aug. 22, 2016. Northern Lightning is a tactical-level, joint training exercise that emphasizes fifth- and fourth-generation assets engaged in a contested, degraded environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

F-35A Lightning IIs from the 33rd Fighter Wing taxi down the flightline at Volk Field, Wis., during Northern Lightning, Aug. 22, 2016. Northern Lightning is a tactical-level, joint training exercise that emphasizes fifth- and fourth-generation assets engaged in a contested, degraded environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stormy Archer)

A pararescue specialist from the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron attends to Senior Airman Joshua Calara, a 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron armament systems technician, during a joint mass casualty and extraction exercises at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2016. Airmen from the 83rd ERQS paired with Soldiers from the 717th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit to increase interoperability with each other and demonstrate theater personnel recovery capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)
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A pararescue specialist from the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron attends to Senior Airman Joshua Calara, a 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron armament systems technician, during a joint mass casualty and extraction exercises at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 18, 2016. Airmen from the 83rd ERQS paired with Soldiers from the 717th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit to increase interoperability with each other and demonstrate theater personnel recovery capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II with the 75th Fighter Squadron from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., taxies down the runway at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 20, 2016. A-10 pilots flew in both the A-10 and the A-29B Super Tucano, coordinating simulated close air support missions as part of the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha)
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An A-10 Thunderbolt II with the 75th Fighter Squadron from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., taxies down the runway at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Aug. 20, 2016. A-10 pilots flew in both the A-10 and the A-29B Super Tucano, coordinating simulated close air support missions as part of the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha)

A 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II flies over Volk Field, Wis., during Northern Lightning, Aug. 22, 2016. Northern Lightning is a tactical-level, joint training exercise that emphasizes fifth- and fourth-generation assets engaged in a contested, degraded environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stormy Archer)
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A 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II flies over Volk Field, Wis., during Northern Lightning, Aug. 22, 2016. Northern Lightning is a tactical-level, joint training exercise that emphasizes fifth- and fourth-generation assets engaged in a contested, degraded environment. (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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