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Two U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando IIs perform Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System drops over the Little Belt strait in Denmark Sept. 27, 2016. After rigid inflatable boats were deployed, U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant Craft crewmen followed to set up the equipment. Finally, a third aircraft off-loaded U.S. Air Force and Danish airmen at the drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justine Rho)

Two U.S. Air Force MC-130J Commando IIs perform Maritime Craft Aerial Delivery System drops over the Little Belt strait in Denmark Sept. 27, 2016. After rigid inflatable boats were deployed, U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant Craft crewmen followed to set up the equipment. Finally, a third aircraft off-loaded U.S. Air Force and Danish airmen at the drop zone. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justine Rho)

An Air Force carry team carries the remains of Maj. Troy Gilbert Oct. 3, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Gilbert was killed Nov. 27, 2006, when his F-16C Fighting Falcon crashed 20 miles northwest of Baghdad. U.S. forces were able to return the F-16 pilot’s remains approximately 10 years after he was killed in combat operations saving the lives of U.S. service members and coalition allies. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne)

An Air Force carry team carries the remains of Maj. Troy Gilbert Oct. 3, 2016, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Gilbert was killed Nov. 27, 2006, when his F-16C Fighting Falcon crashed 20 miles northwest of Baghdad. U.S. forces were able to return the F-16 pilot’s remains approximately 10 years after he was killed in combat operations saving the lives of U.S. service members and coalition allies. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Aaron J. Jenne)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Ramstein AB, Germany, Sept. 27, 2016. Utah Air National Guard’s 191st Air Refueling Squadron conducted aerial refueling during a routine training sortie. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)

An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over Ramstein AB, Germany, Sept. 27, 2016. Utah Air National Guard’s 191st Air Refueling Squadron conducted aerial refueling during a routine training sortie. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Dawn M. Weber)

Air Force Academy Wings of Blue and Navy Leap Frogs kickoff Navy vs. Air Force football game


Cadet Michael Black goes over information from his morning jumps with the Wings of Blue skydiving team before the Air Force versus Navy football game at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., Oct. 1, 2016. The Academy won 28-14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

Air Force Academy Wings of Blue and Navy Leap Frogs kickoff Navy vs. Air Force football game Cadet Michael Black goes over information from his morning jumps with the Wings of Blue skydiving team before the Air Force versus Navy football game at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., Oct. 1, 2016. The Academy won 28-14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

A B-52H Stratofortress, this one nicknamed “Ghost Rider,” heads home to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 27, 2016, where it will rejoin the B-52H fleet. After undergoing a nine-month overhaul and upgrade by the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, the B-52H left Tinker AFB, Okla. The historic aircraft is the first B-52H to ever be regenerated from long-term storage with the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., and returned to full operational flying status. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mark Hybers)

A B-52H Stratofortress, this one nicknamed “Ghost Rider,” heads home to Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 27, 2016, where it will rejoin the B-52H fleet. After undergoing a nine-month overhaul and upgrade by the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex, the B-52H left Tinker AFB, Okla. The historic aircraft is the first B-52H to ever be regenerated from long-term storage with the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., and returned to full operational flying status. (U.S. Air Force photo/Mark Hybers)

Wings of Blue cadets practice skydiving Oct. 1, 2016, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., hours before the Air Force took on the Navy in a football game. The Air Force Academy won 28-14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

Wings of Blue cadets practice skydiving Oct. 1, 2016, at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colo., hours before the Air Force took on the Navy in a football game. The Air Force Academy won 28-14. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David Salanitri)

Lt. Col. John T. Law, the deputy operations group commander for the 106th Rescue Wing, completes his final flight aboard an HC-130J Combat King II with the 106th RQW at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2016. Law's final flight took place the day of his retirement, following more than 24 years of service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

Lt. Col. John T. Law, the deputy operations group commander for the 106th Rescue Wing, completes his final flight aboard an HC-130J Combat King II with the 106th RQW at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2016. Law's final flight took place the day of his retirement, following more than 24 years of service. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

An Army UH-60 Black Hawk lands at a drop zone to extract Airmen assigned to Missouri Air National Guard’s 180th Airlift Squadron during survival, evasion, resistance and escape training at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, Mo., Sept. 29, 2016. SERE training is required for all aircrew to equip them with survival techniques in the event of an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Patrick P. Evenson)

An Army UH-60 Black Hawk lands at a drop zone to extract Airmen assigned to Missouri Air National Guard’s 180th Airlift Squadron during survival, evasion, resistance and escape training at Rosecrans Air National Guard Base, Mo., Sept. 29, 2016. SERE training is required for all aircrew to equip them with survival techniques in the event of an emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Patrick P. Evenson)

Staff Sgt. Brennon Scott, a 23rd Logistics Readiness Squadron air terminal operations supervisor, secures luggage and weapons on a pallet for a deployment Sept. 26, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The pallet was loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III for transport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Staff Sgt. Brennon Scott, a 23rd Logistics Readiness Squadron air terminal operations supervisor, secures luggage and weapons on a pallet for a deployment Sept. 26, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The pallet was loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III for transport. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

Airman 1st Class Erica Thompson, of the 145th Security Forces Squadron, holds her son, Napoleon, during a family day event at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, N.C., Oct. 1, 2016. Family day gave North Carolina Air National Guard Airmen the opportunity to show their families what happens during a regularly scheduled drill weekend. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff. Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter)
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Airman 1st Class Erica Thompson, of the 145th Security Forces Squadron, holds her son, Napoleon, during a family day event at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, N.C., Oct. 1, 2016. Family day gave North Carolina Air National Guard Airmen the opportunity to show their families what happens during a regularly scheduled drill weekend. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff. Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter)

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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