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A B-52 Stratofortress taxis down the flightline at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 30, 2016, after supporting U.S. Strategic Command exercise Global Thunder 17. Global Thunder is an annual STRATCOM-sponsored command post and field training exercise designed to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Luke Hill)

A B-52 Stratofortress taxis down the flightline at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Oct. 30, 2016, after supporting U.S. Strategic Command exercise Global Thunder 17. Global Thunder is an annual STRATCOM-sponsored command post and field training exercise designed to test and validate command, control and operational procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Luke Hill)

Zombies emerge from the forest as the sun begins to set at the annual Zombie Stomp run Oct. 29 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.  More than 100 runners participated in ducking, dodging and evading hungry zombies over the 5k course near Base Tango.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

Zombies emerge from the forest as the sun begins to set at the annual Zombie Stomp run Oct. 29 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. More than 100 runners participated in ducking, dodging and evading hungry zombies over the 5k course near Base Tango. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

A QF-4 Aerial Target in manned configuration, piloted by Jim Harkins from  Detachment 1, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, performs a flyby at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 25, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Paul Holcomb)

A QF-4 Aerial Target in manned configuration, piloted by Jim Harkins from Detachment 1, 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron, performs a flyby at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Oct. 25, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/Paul Holcomb)

Staff Sgt. Kareem Spearman and Tech. Sgt. Jaime Bustamante, both 102nd Rescue Squadron loadmasters, watch as a UH-60 Pave Hawk refuels during an air refueling training scenario over the Gulf Coast of Mississippi during exercise Southern Strike 17, Oct. 31, 2016. Southern Strike is a total force, multi-service training exercise hosted by the Mississippi Air National Guard’s Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Miss., and took place from from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4. The exercise emphasized air-to-air, air-to-ground and special operations forces training opportunities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

Staff Sgt. Kareem Spearman and Tech. Sgt. Jaime Bustamante, both 102nd Rescue Squadron loadmasters, watch as a UH-60 Pave Hawk refuels during an air refueling training scenario over the Gulf Coast of Mississippi during exercise Southern Strike 17, Oct. 31, 2016. Southern Strike is a total force, multi-service training exercise hosted by the Mississippi Air National Guard’s Combat Readiness Training Center in Gulfport, Miss., and took place from from Oct. 24 through Nov. 4. The exercise emphasized air-to-air, air-to-ground and special operations forces training opportunities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

Members of an Airman leadership school salute during reveille, Oct. 25, 2016, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During their time in ALS, students embark on a 192-hour, 24-day journey designed to develop leadership abilities, the profession of arms, and effective communication. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Robert J. Volio)

Members of an Airman leadership school salute during reveille, Oct. 25, 2016, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. During their time in ALS, students embark on a 192-hour, 24-day journey designed to develop leadership abilities, the profession of arms, and effective communication. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Robert J. Volio)

A B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., takes off Oct. 25, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The aircraft is deployed in support of the U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez)

A B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 34th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., takes off Oct. 25, 2016, at Andersen AFB, Guam. The aircraft is deployed in support of the U.S. Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Arielle Vasquez)

A CV-22 Osprey provides overhead support for U.S. Naval Special Warfare personnel during infiltration and exfiltration exercises at Fort Polk, La., during exercise Southern Strike 17, Oct. 28, 2017. The exercise emphasized air-to-air, air-to-ground and special operations forces training opportunities. These events are integrated into demanding hostile and asymmetric scenarios with actions from specialized ground forces and combat and mobility air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)

A CV-22 Osprey provides overhead support for U.S. Naval Special Warfare personnel during infiltration and exfiltration exercises at Fort Polk, La., during exercise Southern Strike 17, Oct. 28, 2017. The exercise emphasized air-to-air, air-to-ground and special operations forces training opportunities. These events are integrated into demanding hostile and asymmetric scenarios with actions from specialized ground forces and combat and mobility air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Trevor T. McBride)

Chief Warrant Officer 2 EliSamuel Quiñones (left), tactical unmanned aerial systems (TUAS) operations technician, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and Tech. Sgt. Terry Greenwood, a C-17 aircrew member assigned to the 535th Airlift Squadron, 15th Wing, push a pallet into place aboard a C-17, on Oct. 24, 2016. Soldiers and equipment assigned to the 3rd BCT are heading to the Pohakuloa Training Area on the island of Hawaii for Lightning Forge 17. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

Chief Warrant Officer 2 EliSamuel Quiñones (left), tactical unmanned aerial systems (TUAS) operations technician, 29th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, and Tech. Sgt. Terry Greenwood, a C-17 aircrew member assigned to the 535th Airlift Squadron, 15th Wing, push a pallet into place aboard a C-17, on Oct. 24, 2016. Soldiers and equipment assigned to the 3rd BCT are heading to the Pohakuloa Training Area on the island of Hawaii for Lightning Forge 17. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

Senior Airman Clay Thomas, a 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew member, loosens paneling screws from an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2016. The panels were removed to perform maintenance on the A-10’s GAU-8/A Gatling gun. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen)

Senior Airman Clay Thomas, a 355th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew member, loosens paneling screws from an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2016. The panels were removed to perform maintenance on the A-10’s GAU-8/A Gatling gun. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen)

Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, stands at attention during an Order of the Sword presentation ceremony at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Va., Oct. 27, 2016. Military branches around the world present prestigious swords of honor to recognize the accomplishments and service to their country and fellow man. In the Air Force, the Order of the Sword remains the highest and only honor presented by the NCO corps to a senior ranking officer and is maintained by the command chief master sergeant of the designated command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson)
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Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, stands at attention during an Order of the Sword presentation ceremony at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Va., Oct. 27, 2016. Military branches around the world present prestigious swords of honor to recognize the accomplishments and service to their country and fellow man. In the Air Force, the Order of the Sword remains the highest and only honor presented by the NCO corps to a senior ranking officer and is maintained by the command chief master sergeant of the designated command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson)

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 535th Airlift Squadron, 15th Wing, glides past Waianae Range as it prepares to land at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, on Oct. 24, 2016. The C-17 made a rare landing at Wheeler AAF to pick up Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division to transport them to the island of Hawaii in preparation for Lightning Forge 17. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)
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A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 535th Airlift Squadron, 15th Wing, glides past Waianae Range as it prepares to land at Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, on Oct. 24, 2016. The C-17 made a rare landing at Wheeler AAF to pick up Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division to transport them to the island of Hawaii in preparation for Lightning Forge 17. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division)

An Airman with the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron inspects pallets of unloaded cargo in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve Oct. 28, 2016. The 332nd ELRS plans, supplies and distributes worldwide expeditionary combat support throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan)
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An Airman with the 332nd Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron inspects pallets of unloaded cargo in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve Oct. 28, 2016. The 332nd ELRS plans, supplies and distributes worldwide expeditionary combat support throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jordan Castelan)

A KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to refuel a B-52 Stratofortress Oct. 30, 2016, near Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Two B-52s were refueled during the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Travis Edwards)
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A KC-135 Stratotanker prepares to refuel a B-52 Stratofortress Oct. 30, 2016, near Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Two B-52s were refueled during the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Travis Edwards)

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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