Courtesy of 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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Staff Sgt. Roderick Campbell, an 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescueman, boards an HH-60G Pave Hawk while participating in a personnel recovery exercise in Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, June 09, 2016. The 83rd ERQS provides the only isolated personnel recovery capability to U.S. forces in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

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Airman 1st Class Nicolas Rose, a 2nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, looks for access points during an accident victim extraction exercise at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., July 7, 2016. Access points were identified to remove the rear hatch allowing access to victims in the back of the vehicle. Larger vehicles, such as minivans, provide additional challenges when extracting victims, and removing the rear hatch provides a more efficient way to remove victims while minimizing danger to first responders. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mozer O. Da Cunha)

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An HH-60G Pave Hawk, assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron, flies over the South Korean countryside during exercise Pacific Thunder 16-01, July 13, 2016. The 33d RQS, out of Kadena Air Base, Japan, came to Osan AB to train on their combat search and rescue capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Steffen)

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Airman 1st Class Jacob Tittle, of the 139th Logistics Readiness Squadron, runs through function checks of a de-icer at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England, July 6, 2016. The 139th LRS was conducting deployment field training in their respective career fields as part of annual training requirements. (U.S Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Patrick P. Evenson)

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Twenty-three members of the 79th Rescue Squadron returned to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 13, 2016, following a four-month deployment to Southwest Asia. They returned on a C-130J Combat King II as their families, friends and squadron members eagerly awaited their arrival on the flightline. (U.S. Air Force photo/Carolyn Herrick)

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A formation of F-15C Eagles, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, and an F-15E Strike Eagle, assigned to the 492nd Fighter Squadron, fly over Gloucestershire, England, to attend the Royal International Air Tattoo air show at Royal Air Force Fairford July 7, 2016. The RAF Lakenheath aircraft were on public display, along with many other military aircraft from around the U.K., to provide an opportunity for the U.S. military and its allies to showcase their capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Erin Trower)

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Airmen complete the Grog Bowl ritual during a combat dining out at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, July 9, 2016. The combat dining-out is a modern informal twist on the ancient tradition of the military dining in. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Tech. Sgt. William Buchanan)

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Senior Airman Mark Perna, a heavy equipment operator with the New Jersey Air National Guard, measures lumber used to build braces for pouring concrete steps at a school near Vau i Dejës, Albania, July 8, 2016. Civil engineers with the 177th Fighter Wing traveled to Albania on a deployment for training and worked on humanitarian and civic assistance renovation projects. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley)

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The United States Air Force Concert Band, the Singing Sergeants, and the Air Force Strings all teamed up for a performance at the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display in New York City, which aired on NBC. (U.S. Air Force photo/Chief Master Sgt. Bob Kamholz)

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A KC-46A Pegasus refuels a C-17 Globemaster III during a test flight July 12, 2016. The successful mission tested the hydraulic pressure relief valves installed on the KC-46A to correct higher than expected axial loads in the boom. (Boeing photo/Paul Weatherman)

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