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A C-17 Globemaster III sits on the parking ramp at the Fort Carson Air Terminal, Colo., before an exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 mission Sept. 16, 2016. C-Strike was a joint exercise where 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. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

A C-17 Globemaster III, from the Hawaii Air National Guard's 204th Airlift Squadron, locks in to the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 203rd Air Refueling Squadron in the airspace around Hawaii Sep. 13, 2016. In total, four pilots on the C-17 took turns linking up to the boom to practice air refueling readiness. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Airman 1st Class Stan Pak)

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs a rifle demonstration during the 2016 Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 22, 2016. In addition to the team’s performance, the event consisted of U.S. Air Force Band routines, aircraft flyovers and heritage speeches. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter)

The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team performs a rifle demonstration during the 2016 Air Force Tattoo at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Sept. 22, 2016. In addition to the team’s performance, the event consisted of U.S. Air Force Band routines, aircraft flyovers and heritage speeches. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordyn Fetter)

Senior Airman Michael Van Deusen, of the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron quick reaction force, gets out of a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle during a patrol at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2016. MRAPs are used by the 455th ESFS to secure the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Senior Airman Michael Van Deusen, of the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron quick reaction force, gets out of a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle during a patrol at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 27, 2016. MRAPs are used by the 455th ESFS to secure the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Airman 1st Class Jose Olivera, an 18th Security Forces Squadron response force member, scans the flightline with binoculars Sept. 27, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. By maintaining constant watch over flightline assets, Olivera helps prevent unauthorized activity from hindering aircraft operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

Airman 1st Class Jose Olivera, an 18th Security Forces Squadron response force member, scans the flightline with binoculars Sept. 27, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. By maintaining constant watch over flightline assets, Olivera helps prevent unauthorized activity from hindering aircraft operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Peter Reft)

A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft sits on the parking ramp before a mission during Exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 at the Fort Carson Air Terminal, Colo., Sept. 16, 2016. C-Strike is a joint exercise where 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

A C-17 Globemaster III aircraft sits on the parking ramp before a mission during Exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 at the Fort Carson Air Terminal, Colo., Sept. 16, 2016. C-Strike is a joint exercise where 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II, from the 25th Fighter Squadron, shoots a flare during Air Power Day 2016 at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 25, 2016. The A-10 showed its capabilities to perform combat search and rescue missions during the airshow. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II, from the 25th Fighter Squadron, shoots a flare during Air Power Day 2016 at Osan Air Base, South Korea, Sept. 25, 2016. The A-10 showed its capabilities to perform combat search and rescue missions during the airshow. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen)

F-16 Fighting Falcons fly beside a KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling mission over Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 26, 2016. The KC-135, from the 151st Air Refueling Wing in Salt Lake City, helps Spangdahlem’s F-16s with mid-air refueling for a longer duration and with more aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

F-16 Fighting Falcons fly beside a KC-135 Stratotanker during a refueling mission over Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 26, 2016. The KC-135, from the 151st Air Refueling Wing in Salt Lake City, helps Spangdahlem’s F-16s with mid-air refueling for a longer duration and with more aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

Base leaders salute Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s aircraft at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 26, 2016. Carter spoke with Airmen from the 5th Bomb and 91st Missile Wings and toured several facilities to include a missile alert facility and a B-52H Stratofortress static display. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Base leaders salute Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s aircraft at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 26, 2016. Carter spoke with Airmen from the 5th Bomb and 91st Missile Wings and toured several facilities to include a missile alert facility and a B-52H Stratofortress static display. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Staff Sgt. Dale Rodgers, a 20th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, examines an afterburner during an F-16CM Fighting Falcon engine check at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Sept. 26, 2016. An F-16 engine in full afterburn utilizes a thrust of 32,000 pounds to propel the aircraft into flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado)

Staff Sgt. Dale Rodgers, a 20th Component Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, examines an afterburner during an F-16CM Fighting Falcon engine check at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Sept. 26, 2016. An F-16 engine in full afterburn utilizes a thrust of 32,000 pounds to propel the aircraft into flight. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Christopher Maldonado)

Officers from various fighter squadrons lift a piano into a burning pit Sept. 23, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Pianos are burned every year in memory of the Battle of Britain, which took place during World War II, and those pilots who never came home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Shawna L. Keyes)
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Officers from various fighter squadrons lift a piano into a burning pit Sept. 23, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Pianos are burned every year in memory of the Battle of Britain, which took place during World War II, and those pilots who never came home. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Shawna L. Keyes)

Senior Airman Jeremiah Davidson, from the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Maintenance Group, replaces a turbine overheat detector on a C-130H Hercules Sep. 26, 2016, in Cheyenne, Wyo. The aircraft assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing are undergoing a 3.5 engine enhancement modification and will begin an operational use evaluation test program at the jointly run Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve test center in Tucson, Ariz. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. Charles Delano)
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Senior Airman Jeremiah Davidson, from the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Maintenance Group, replaces a turbine overheat detector on a C-130H Hercules Sep. 26, 2016, in Cheyenne, Wyo. The aircraft assigned to the 153rd Airlift Wing are undergoing a 3.5 engine enhancement modification and will begin an operational use evaluation test program at the jointly run Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve test center in Tucson, Ariz. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. Charles Delano)

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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