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F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., fly over New York City, Sept. 10, 2016. The F-15's were flying over New York for the U.S. Open Championship woman's tennis final. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., fly over New York City, Sept. 10, 2016. The F-15's were flying over New York for the U.S. Open Championship woman's tennis final. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

Low observable technicians from the 509th Maintenance Squadron spray a coating of paint onto a General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. During the restoration process, the aircraft was sanded, primed, repainted and received corrosion maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

Low observable technicians from the 509th Maintenance Squadron spray a coating of paint onto a General Dynamics FB-111A Aardvark static display at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., Sept. 13, 2016. During the restoration process, the aircraft was sanded, primed, repainted and received corrosion maintenance. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Joel Pfiester)

An Illinois Air National Guard C-130 Hercules takes off from the Red Devil Landing Zone during exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 on Fort Carson, Colo., Sept. 12, 2016. Contingency response forces rehearsed potential real-world situations by training with Army counterparts in cargo uploading and downloading on aircraft, aircraft engine running off-loads, communications, aerial port procedures, and air mobility liaison officer operations with airdrops from aircraft during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

An Illinois Air National Guard C-130 Hercules takes off from the Red Devil Landing Zone during exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 on Fort Carson, Colo., Sept. 12, 2016. Contingency response forces rehearsed potential real-world situations by training with Army counterparts in cargo uploading and downloading on aircraft, aircraft engine running off-loads, communications, aerial port procedures, and air mobility liaison officer operations with airdrops from aircraft during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Maj. John Fuccillo, an air mobility liaison officer, looks on as a C-130 Hercules takes off during exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 at the Red Devil Landing Zone, Colo., Sept. 12, 2016. Contingency response forces rehearsed potential real-world situations by training with Army counterparts during the exercise. Fuccillo is with the 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron assigned to the Army's 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Maj. John Fuccillo, an air mobility liaison officer, looks on as a C-130 Hercules takes off during exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 at the Red Devil Landing Zone, Colo., Sept. 12, 2016. Contingency response forces rehearsed potential real-world situations by training with Army counterparts during the exercise. Fuccillo is with the 621st Mobility Support Operations Squadron assigned to the Army's 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, escorted by U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, performs a flyover over Osan Air Base, ROK, Sept. 13, 2016. The flyover highlighted the close cooperation between American and ROK military forces that keeps them ready to respond at any time to threats to stability and security. The B-1s are currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillian Bamman)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, escorted by U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons, performs a flyover over Osan Air Base, ROK, Sept. 13, 2016. The flyover highlighted the close cooperation between American and ROK military forces that keeps them ready to respond at any time to threats to stability and security. The B-1s are currently assigned to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Dillian Bamman)

Airman Virginia Davis, from the 919th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, carries an American flag up a flight of stairs while wearing her firefighter gear during a 9/11 memorial stair climb event at Duke Field, Fla., Sept. 11, 2016. The 24-hour climb began at 8:46 a.m. with the 919th Special Operations Wing commander walking the flag up the outside stairwell of the base’s billeting facility. Wing Airmen took turns walking the flag up and down the stairwell the entire day until it was delivered to a firefighter and security forces color guard at 8:46 a.m. the next morning for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. More than 115 Airmen carried the flag throughout the day and night for a total of more than 207,000 steps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

Airman Virginia Davis, from the 919th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron, carries an American flag up a flight of stairs while wearing her firefighter gear during a 9/11 memorial stair climb event at Duke Field, Fla., Sept. 11, 2016. The 24-hour climb began at 8:46 a.m. with the 919th Special Operations Wing commander walking the flag up the outside stairwell of the base’s billeting facility. Wing Airmen took turns walking the flag up and down the stairwell the entire day until it was delivered to a firefighter and security forces color guard at 8:46 a.m. the next morning for a 9/11 remembrance ceremony. More than 115 Airmen carried the flag throughout the day and night for a total of more than 207,000 steps. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Sam King)

106th Rescue Wing Celebrates Family Day at FS Gabreski


Pararescuemen from the 103rd Rescue Squadron and aircrew from the 101st Rescue Squadron conduct a personnel recovery demonstration at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2016. 

The demonstration took part during a family day, and involved pararescuemen fastroping from a HH-60G Pave Hawk, recovering simulated downed personnel, then using a rope ladder to return to the aircraft. Both squadrons belong to the 106th Rescue Wing. 

(U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

106th Rescue Wing Celebrates Family Day at FS Gabreski Pararescuemen from the 103rd Rescue Squadron and aircrew from the 101st Rescue Squadron conduct a personnel recovery demonstration at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2016. The demonstration took part during a family day, and involved pararescuemen fastroping from a HH-60G Pave Hawk, recovering simulated downed personnel, then using a rope ladder to return to the aircraft. Both squadrons belong to the 106th Rescue Wing. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

Master Sgt. Brian Adams, from the 145th Force Support Squadron, plays taps to honor the lives lost 15 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, during a remembrance ceremony at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2016. The song is a bugle call traditionally played at dusk, ceremonies, and military funerals; during this ceremony taps was played to honor the lives that were lost. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter)

Master Sgt. Brian Adams, from the 145th Force Support Squadron, plays taps to honor the lives lost 15 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, during a remembrance ceremony at the North Carolina Air National Guard Base, N.C., Sept. 11, 2016. The song is a bugle call traditionally played at dusk, ceremonies, and military funerals; during this ceremony taps was played to honor the lives that were lost. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter)

The NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia provides shelter for F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., as Hurricane Hermine moves up the East Coast. (Courtesy photo)

The NASA Langley Research Center in Virginia provides shelter for F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., as Hurricane Hermine moves up the East Coast. (Courtesy photo)

F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., fly over New York City, Sept. 10, 2016. The F-15's were flying over New York for the U.S. Open Championship woman's tennis final. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)
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F-15E Strike Eagles assigned to the 334th Fighter Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., fly over New York City, Sept. 10, 2016. The F-15's were flying over New York for the U.S. Open Championship woman's tennis final. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

Maj. Brett Faber, a 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle pilot, performs pre-flight checks at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, Sept. 8, 2016. Four of the squadron’s F-15Cs conducted joint NATO air policing missions with the Bulgarian Air Force to police the host nation’s sovereign airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)
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Maj. Brett Faber, a 194th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron F-15C Eagle pilot, performs pre-flight checks at Graf Ignatievo, Bulgaria, Sept. 8, 2016. Four of the squadron’s F-15Cs conducted joint NATO air policing missions with the Bulgarian Air Force to police the host nation’s sovereign airspace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe W. McFadden)

A CV-22 Osprey connects to an MC-130H Combat Talon II air-refueling receptacle during a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016. The Osprey is a versatile, self-deployable aircraft that offers increased speed and range over other rotary-wing aircraft, enabling Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews to execute long-range special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joseph  Pick)
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A CV-22 Osprey connects to an MC-130H Combat Talon II air-refueling receptacle during a training mission at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016. The Osprey is a versatile, self-deployable aircraft that offers increased speed and range over other rotary-wing aircraft, enabling Air Force Special Operations Command aircrews to execute long-range special operations missions. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joseph Pick)

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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