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Eight F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, sit on the flightline, July 9, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, after being evacuated from Kadena AB, Japan, due to Typhoon Maria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

Eight F-22 Raptors from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, sit on the flightline, July 9, 2018, at Yokota Air Base, Japan, after being evacuated from Kadena AB, Japan, due to Typhoon Maria. (U.S. Air Force photo by Yasuo Osakabe)

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Arctic Thunder Open House in Anchorage, Alaska, July 1, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory W. Bush)

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" perform at the Arctic Thunder Open House in Anchorage, Alaska, July 1, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory W. Bush)

A 96th Security Forces Squadron Airman uses the android tactical assault kit to send a message from his patrol vehicle July 5, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

A 96th Security Forces Squadron Airman uses the android tactical assault kit to send a message from his patrol vehicle July 5, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.)

An Airman assigned to the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron stands near a radar site at a coalition airfield in Northeast Syria, July 1, 2018. As the site begins operations, the 727th EACS is able to ensure that the airspace is continually safe and secure across theaters of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

An Airman assigned to the 727th Expeditionary Air Control Squadron stands near a radar site at a coalition airfield in Northeast Syria, July 1, 2018. As the site begins operations, the 727th EACS is able to ensure that the airspace is continually safe and secure across theaters of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Hook)

Senior Airman Malcom Brown, a crew chief assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, directs a pilot to taxi to the runway at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, July 11, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashleigh S. Pavelek)

Senior Airman Malcom Brown, a crew chief assigned to the South Carolina Air National Guard's 169th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, directs a pilot to taxi to the runway at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, July 11, 2018. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Airman Ashleigh S. Pavelek)

Airman Mackenzie Lakatos, a munitions apprentice student at the 363rd Training Squadron, stands at attention as a flight of Airmen carrying state flags perfects their spacing before the 34th Annual Kell House Museum Fourth of July and Most Patriotic Parade in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, July 4, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

Airman Mackenzie Lakatos, a munitions apprentice student at the 363rd Training Squadron, stands at attention as a flight of Airmen carrying state flags perfects their spacing before the 34th Annual Kell House Museum Fourth of July and Most Patriotic Parade in downtown Wichita Falls, Texas, July 4, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by John Ingle)

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., performs a flyover during the Fourth of July celebration at Shreveport, La., July 4, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stuart Bright)

A B-52 Stratofortress from the 2nd Bomb Wing at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., performs a flyover during the Fourth of July celebration at Shreveport, La., July 4, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stuart Bright)

Senior Airman Zachary N. Dechant, 140th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, wears a bomb suit during his first day on the job at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, July 10, 2018. Dechant recently transitioned into the Air Force from the Army, where he served seven years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael D. Mathews)

Senior Airman Zachary N. Dechant, 140th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal technician, wears a bomb suit during his first day on the job at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, July 10, 2018. Dechant recently transitioned into the Air Force from the Army, where he served seven years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael D. Mathews)

Col. Evan Pettus, 48th Fighter Wing commander, makes a high-speed pass over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 9, 2018. The flight served as Pettus’ last as the commander of the Liberty Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Col. Evan Pettus, 48th Fighter Wing commander, makes a high-speed pass over Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 9, 2018. The flight served as Pettus’ last as the commander of the Liberty Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

Senior Airman Teddy Ramos, base honor guardsman, presents the Air Force colors during the singing of the national anthem June 25, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)
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Senior Airman Teddy Ramos, base honor guardsman, presents the Air Force colors during the singing of the national anthem June 25, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

An F-22 Raptor performs aerial maneuvers during the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 30, 2018. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Jamal Wilson)
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An F-22 Raptor performs aerial maneuvers during the Arctic Thunder Open House at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 30, 2018. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Jamal Wilson)

More than 60 members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing are reunited with friends and family as they return to their home base in Louisville, Ky., July 6, 2018, after completing a four-month deployment to the Persian Gulf region in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)
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More than 60 members of the Kentucky Air National Guard’s 123rd Airlift Wing are reunited with friends and family as they return to their home base in Louisville, Ky., July 6, 2018, after completing a four-month deployment to the Persian Gulf region in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Phil Speck)

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.