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Fireworks light the sky at Yokota Air Base, Japan, during the 2016 Japanese-American Friendship Festival Sept. 18, 2016. Thousands of people attend the festival every year to learn more about the U.S. military and American culture. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Delano Scott)

Fireworks light the sky at Yokota Air Base, Japan, during the 2016 Japanese-American Friendship Festival Sept. 18, 2016. Thousands of people attend the festival every year to learn more about the U.S. military and American culture. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Delano Scott)

F-15E Strike Eagles, assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, rest on the flightline at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain, Sept. 16, 2016. During Tactical Leadership Programme 16-3, U.S. service members trained side by side with NATO allies and partners, preparing them to meet future security challenges as a unified force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

F-15E Strike Eagles, assigned to the 494th Fighter Squadron from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, rest on the flightline at Los Llanos Air Base, Spain, Sept. 16, 2016. During Tactical Leadership Programme 16-3, U.S. service members trained side by side with NATO allies and partners, preparing them to meet future security challenges as a unified force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Emerson Nuñez)

A B-52H Stratofortress taxis down the runway during Prairie Vigilance 16-1 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 16, 2016. As one leg of U.S. Strategic Command’s nuclear triad, Air Force Global Strike Command’s B-52s at Minot AFB, play an integral role in nation's strategic deterrence. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

A B-52H Stratofortress taxis down the runway during Prairie Vigilance 16-1 at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 16, 2016. As one leg of U.S. Strategic Command’s nuclear triad, Air Force Global Strike Command’s B-52s at Minot AFB, play an integral role in nation's strategic deterrence. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Brig. Gen. Trent Edwards, the Air Force Space Command director of financial management and comptroller and Chief Master Sgt. Brendan Criswell, the AFSPC command chief, use the ceremonial sword to cut the Air Force birthday cake, Sept. 16, 2016, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. More than 125 members from AFSPC attended the Air Force Birthday ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

Brig. Gen. Trent Edwards, the Air Force Space Command director of financial management and comptroller and Chief Master Sgt. Brendan Criswell, the AFSPC command chief, use the ceremonial sword to cut the Air Force birthday cake, Sept. 16, 2016, at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. More than 125 members from AFSPC attended the Air Force Birthday ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

Airmen from the Oklahoma Air National Guard’s 138th and 137th Security Forces Squadrons perform rappelled descent maneuvers at the Tulsa Fire Safety Training Center, Tulsa, Okla., Sept. 15, 2016. The training was conducted to meet annual recertification and provide their respective bases with the means to meet domestic operation mission requirements. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Drew A. Egnoske)

Airmen from the Oklahoma Air National Guard’s 138th and 137th Security Forces Squadrons perform rappelled descent maneuvers at the Tulsa Fire Safety Training Center, Tulsa, Okla., Sept. 15, 2016. The training was conducted to meet annual recertification and provide their respective bases with the means to meet domestic operation mission requirements. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. Drew A. Egnoske)

The 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and volunteers from various base units level concrete mixture using an aluminum screed at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 19, 2016. A screed is used to smooth and vibrate concrete as it is flattened out. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

The 455th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron and volunteers from various base units level concrete mixture using an aluminum screed at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 19, 2016. A screed is used to smooth and vibrate concrete as it is flattened out. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Tech. Sgt. Jason Umlauf, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal craftsman, sweeps an area with a mine detector during exercise Northern Challenge 16 in Keflavik, Iceland, Sept. 19, 2016. The exercise focused on disabling improvised explosive devices in support of counterterrorism tactics to prepare Partnership for Peace, NATO, and Nordic nations for international deployments and defense against terrorism. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Tech. Sgt. Jason Umlauf, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal craftsman, sweeps an area with a mine detector during exercise Northern Challenge 16 in Keflavik, Iceland, Sept. 19, 2016. The exercise focused on disabling improvised explosive devices in support of counterterrorism tactics to prepare Partnership for Peace, NATO, and Nordic nations for international deployments and defense against terrorism. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, deployed to Andersen Air Base, Guam, is flanked by two F-15K Slam Eagles, assigned to Daegu Air Base, South Korea, during a flight over South Korea Sept. 21, 2016. The B-1 is the backbone of the U.S. long-range bomber mission and is capable of carrying the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory. (South Korean air force photo/Chief Master Sgt. Kim, Kyeong Ryul)

A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, deployed to Andersen Air Base, Guam, is flanked by two F-15K Slam Eagles, assigned to Daegu Air Base, South Korea, during a flight over South Korea Sept. 21, 2016. The B-1 is the backbone of the U.S. long-range bomber mission and is capable of carrying the largest payload of both guided and unguided weapons in the Air Force inventory. (South Korean air force photo/Chief Master Sgt. Kim, Kyeong Ryul)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds form a heart for deployed Airmen and their families during the 75th Anniversary Air Show Celebration at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 17, 2016. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds have performed for millions, spreading the word about the Air Force and its precision, skill and decisive combat power. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds form a heart for deployed Airmen and their families during the 75th Anniversary Air Show Celebration at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 17, 2016. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds have performed for millions, spreading the word about the Air Force and its precision, skill and decisive combat power. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese)

A member of the U.S. Air Force Wings of Blue parachute team descends toward Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, during the 75th Anniversary Air Show Celebration, Sept. 17, 2016. Wings of Blue opened the air show with a demonstration by Dana Bowman, a skydiver and retired U.S. Army sergeant first class. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese)
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A member of the U.S. Air Force Wings of Blue parachute team descends toward Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, during the 75th Anniversary Air Show Celebration, Sept. 17, 2016. Wings of Blue opened the air show with a demonstration by Dana Bowman, a skydiver and retired U.S. Army sergeant first class. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Kyle E. Gese)

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein gives his first "Air Force Update," during the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20, 2016. The 21st chief of staff announced his three focus areas: to revitalize squadrons, develop joint leaders and teams, and improve command and control. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)
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Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein gives his first "Air Force Update," during the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 20, 2016. The 21st chief of staff announced his three focus areas: to revitalize squadrons, develop joint leaders and teams, and improve command and control. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

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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