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An Airman assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron reunites with his family during the squadron’s return to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 12, 2016. Approximately 300 of the squadron’s Airmen, who serve in flight, maintenance or support roles for the F-16 Fighting Falcon, completed a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia by providing close air support and dynamic targeting operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

An Airman assigned to the 480th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron reunites with his family during the squadron’s return to Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Oct. 12, 2016. Approximately 300 of the squadron’s Airmen, who serve in flight, maintenance or support roles for the F-16 Fighting Falcon, completed a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia by providing close air support and dynamic targeting operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

A four-ship formation performs a flyover during the Air Force Memorial's 10th anniversary ceremony in Arlington, Va., Oct. 14, 2016. The flyover consisted of several different airframes representing the heritage of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

A four-ship formation performs a flyover during the Air Force Memorial's 10th anniversary ceremony in Arlington, Va., Oct. 14, 2016. The flyover consisted of several different airframes representing the heritage of the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash)

Firefighters from Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Fire Emergency Services extinguish an aircraft engine fire at the Camp Talon fire training grounds on Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Oct. 17, 2016. Live fire training is conducted primarily in the evenings to prevent disruption from the base’s flying mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lauren Ely)

Firefighters from Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph Fire Emergency Services extinguish an aircraft engine fire at the Camp Talon fire training grounds on Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas, Oct. 17, 2016. Live fire training is conducted primarily in the evenings to prevent disruption from the base’s flying mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lauren Ely)

Col. David Mineau, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, prepares to take off in an F-16 Fighting Falcon after finishing end of runway checks Oct. 10, 2016, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-1 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The exercise simulated the first 10 combat sorties of an initial surge during a conflict, enabling pilots to better understand the stresses of the environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

Col. David Mineau, the 354th Fighter Wing commander, prepares to take off in an F-16 Fighting Falcon after finishing end of runway checks Oct. 10, 2016, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-1 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The exercise simulated the first 10 combat sorties of an initial surge during a conflict, enabling pilots to better understand the stresses of the environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

An  A-10 Thunderbolt II  completes a low pass over the Donnelly Landing Zone near Delta Junction, Alaska, Oct. 12, 2016. Known for its ability to serve as a capable air-to-ground asset, the A-10s presence in exercise Spartan Cerberus provided a realistic simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)

An A-10 Thunderbolt II completes a low pass over the Donnelly Landing Zone near Delta Junction, Alaska, Oct. 12, 2016. Known for its ability to serve as a capable air-to-ground asset, the A-10s presence in exercise Spartan Cerberus provided a realistic simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Steven R. Doty)

A C-130J Super Hercules from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, lands at Donnelly Landing Zone, Alaska, during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 17-1, Oct. 14, 2016. Red Flag-Alaska is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

A C-130J Super Hercules from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, lands at Donnelly Landing Zone, Alaska, during exercise Red Flag-Alaska 17-1, Oct. 14, 2016. Red Flag-Alaska is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Members of the 142nd Maintenance Group arrive in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Oct. 17, 2016, in preparation for exercise Vigilant Shield 2017. During the exercise, forces supporting North American Aerospace Defense Command deployed to conduct air sovereignty operations in the far north and the high Arctic demonstrating the ability to detect, identify and meet possible threats in some of the most remote regions in the world. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. Shelly Davison)

Members of the 142nd Maintenance Group arrive in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Oct. 17, 2016, in preparation for exercise Vigilant Shield 2017. During the exercise, forces supporting North American Aerospace Defense Command deployed to conduct air sovereignty operations in the far north and the high Arctic demonstrating the ability to detect, identify and meet possible threats in some of the most remote regions in the world. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Master Sgt. Shelly Davison)

Air commandos participate in the Fire Prevention Week fire muster challenge at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 14, 2016. This year’s theme of “Don’t wait -- check the date!” informs Airmen to check the dates on fire detectors because they have a life span of 10 years and must be replaced regularly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrea Posey)

Air commandos participate in the Fire Prevention Week fire muster challenge at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 14, 2016. This year’s theme of “Don’t wait -- check the date!” informs Airmen to check the dates on fire detectors because they have a life span of 10 years and must be replaced regularly. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrea Posey)

Airmen with the 621st Contingency Response Wing conduct morning routines at an intermediate staging base near Fort Greely, Alaska, during exercise Red Flag-Alaska, Oct. 13, 2016. Red Flag-Alaska is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Airmen with the 621st Contingency Response Wing conduct morning routines at an intermediate staging base near Fort Greely, Alaska, during exercise Red Flag-Alaska, Oct. 13, 2016. Red Flag-Alaska is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford)

Members of the 621st Contingency Response Wing load humanitarian aid onto a Marine Corps CH-35E Super Stallion in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 16, 2016. The 621st CRW has units ready to deploy anywhere in the world within 12 hours of notification in support of emergency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Waggoner)
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Members of the 621st Contingency Response Wing load humanitarian aid onto a Marine Corps CH-35E Super Stallion in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 16, 2016. The 621st CRW has units ready to deploy anywhere in the world within 12 hours of notification in support of emergency operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Waggoner)

An F-22 Raptor receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Vigilant Shield 2017, Oct. 17, 2016. Vigilant Shield is an annual exercise sponsored by the North American Aerospace Defense Command and led by the Alaskan NORAD Region, in conjunction with the Canadian and Continental NORAD Region, who undertake field training exercises aimed at improving operational capability in a bi-national environment. The F-22 is from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and the KC-135 is assigned to the 92nd Aerial Refueling Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)
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An F-22 Raptor receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during exercise Vigilant Shield 2017, Oct. 17, 2016. Vigilant Shield is an annual exercise sponsored by the North American Aerospace Defense Command and led by the Alaskan NORAD Region, in conjunction with the Canadian and Continental NORAD Region, who undertake field training exercises aimed at improving operational capability in a bi-national environment. The F-22 is from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and the KC-135 is assigned to the 92nd Aerial Refueling Squadron from Fairchild Air Force Base, Wa. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)

South Korean F-15K Slam Eagles along with U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornets prepare for a sortie Oct. 11, 2016, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-1 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska provides unique opportunities to integrate various forces into joint, coalition and multilateral training from simulated forward operating bases. The Hornets are assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)
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South Korean F-15K Slam Eagles along with U.S. Marine Corps F/A-18C Hornets prepare for a sortie Oct. 11, 2016, during Red Flag-Alaska 17-1 at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Red Flag-Alaska provides unique opportunities to integrate various forces into joint, coalition and multilateral training from simulated forward operating bases. The Hornets are assigned to the Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Shawn Nickel)

Firefighters from Peterson Fire and Emergency Services put out a car fire during a demonstration on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Oct. 11, 2016. It was one of many events that took place throughout Fire Prevention Week to educate the base populace about the importance of fire safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rose Gudex)
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Firefighters from Peterson Fire and Emergency Services put out a car fire during a demonstration on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Oct. 11, 2016. It was one of many events that took place throughout Fire Prevention Week to educate the base populace about the importance of fire safety. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Rose Gudex)

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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