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President Donald J. Trump waves at spectators during the 58th presidential inauguration parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. (Defense Department photo/Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos)

President Donald J. Trump waves at spectators during the 58th presidential inauguration parade in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces, including Reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. (Defense Department photo/Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos)

An Air Force weapons load crew assigned to the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron loads a live GBU-12 into an F-35A Lightning II Jan. 18, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and released the Air Education and Training Command’s first live bombs from an F-35A. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

An Air Force weapons load crew assigned to the 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron loads a live GBU-12 into an F-35A Lightning II Jan. 18, 2017, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The 33rd Fighter Wing loaded and released the Air Education and Training Command’s first live bombs from an F-35A. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

Airman 1st Class Gina Herringer-Koblack, a 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft weapons system specialist, prepares an inert weapon for loading during the annual weapons load competition at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 20, 2017. The competition featured two teams competing for the wing’s best load crew. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

Airman 1st Class Gina Herringer-Koblack, a 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft weapons system specialist, prepares an inert weapon for loading during the annual weapons load competition at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 20, 2017. The competition featured two teams competing for the wing’s best load crew. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II soars through the skies in preparation for Green Flag-West, Jan. 12, 2017, above Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During Green Flag-West, participants encountered insurgency scenarios geared specifically toward combating threats from small cell terror groups or more organized groups like the Taliban. (U.S. Photo/Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson)

An A-10C Thunderbolt II soars through the skies in preparation for Green Flag-West, Jan. 12, 2017, above Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During Green Flag-West, participants encountered insurgency scenarios geared specifically toward combating threats from small cell terror groups or more organized groups like the Taliban. (U.S. Photo/Airman 1st Class Janiqua P. Robinson)

Senior Airman Matthew Nielson, a logistic specialist assigned to the 28th Logistic Readiness Squadron, coordinates with another Airman while loading a platform onto a truck Jan. 17, 2017, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Platforms, generators, flood lights and other equipment will be used at Red Flag 17-1, an Air Force-wide exercise testing air-to-air combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)

Senior Airman Matthew Nielson, a logistic specialist assigned to the 28th Logistic Readiness Squadron, coordinates with another Airman while loading a platform onto a truck Jan. 17, 2017, at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. Platforms, generators, flood lights and other equipment will be used at Red Flag 17-1, an Air Force-wide exercise testing air-to-air combat. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Randahl J. Jenson)

Tech. Sgt. Michael Wright, a 459th Airlift Squadron special mission aviator evaluator, holds onto the cable as Master Sgt. Antonio Gueits, a 374th Operation Group resource adviser, is hoisted into a UH-1N Huey at a drop zone near Mount Fuji, Japan, Jan. 13, 2017. During the scenario, aircrew performed an alternate insertion of crew members, hoist insertion and extraction from 25-35 feet above ground and proper landing and takeoff techniques throughout various landing zones. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Tech. Sgt. Michael Wright, a 459th Airlift Squadron special mission aviator evaluator, holds onto the cable as Master Sgt. Antonio Gueits, a 374th Operation Group resource adviser, is hoisted into a UH-1N Huey at a drop zone near Mount Fuji, Japan, Jan. 13, 2017. During the scenario, aircrew performed an alternate insertion of crew members, hoist insertion and extraction from 25-35 feet above ground and proper landing and takeoff techniques throughout various landing zones. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Airman 1st Class Gina Herringer-Koblack, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft weapons system specialist, prepares an inert weapon for loading during the annual weapons load competition in Hangar One at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 20, 2016. The competition featured two teams competing for the wing’s best load crew. Additionally, the winning team’s completion time will be compared to other squadrons in the Major Command to determine the best load crew in United States Air Forces in Europe. The wing winner will be announced at the Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet March 10, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

Airman 1st Class Gina Herringer-Koblack, 52nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron tactical aircraft weapons system specialist, prepares an inert weapon for loading during the annual weapons load competition in Hangar One at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, Jan. 20, 2016. The competition featured two teams competing for the wing’s best load crew. Additionally, the winning team’s completion time will be compared to other squadrons in the Major Command to determine the best load crew in United States Air Forces in Europe. The wing winner will be announced at the Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet March 10, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Preston Cherry)

Current and former members of Alaska Air National Guard’s 211th Rescue Squadron bid farewell to the last of their HC-130N King Jan. 17, 2017, as it departed for Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The older HC-130N’s are scheduled to be replaced with four new HC-130J Combat King II aircraft which are currently being manufactured at Lockheed Martin in Georgia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton)

Current and former members of Alaska Air National Guard’s 211th Rescue Squadron bid farewell to the last of their HC-130N King Jan. 17, 2017, as it departed for Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. The older HC-130N’s are scheduled to be replaced with four new HC-130J Combat King II aircraft which are currently being manufactured at Lockheed Martin in Georgia. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Edward Eagerton)

The 45th Space Wing supports United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the third Space Based Infrared Systems Geosynchronous Earth Orbit spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 Jan. 20, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch is the first major launch operation of 2017 on the Eastern Range and kicks off what is predicted to be a busy year. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance)

The 45th Space Wing supports United Launch Alliance’s successful launch of the third Space Based Infrared Systems Geosynchronous Earth Orbit spacecraft aboard an Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 Jan. 20, 2017, at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla. The launch is the first major launch operation of 2017 on the Eastern Range and kicks off what is predicted to be a busy year. (Courtesy photo/United Launch Alliance)

Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama wave goodbye to guests at his farewell ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 20, 2017. This was Obama’s official goodbye after serving as commander in chief for eight years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)
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Former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama wave goodbye to guests at his farewell ceremony on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Jan. 20, 2017. This was Obama’s official goodbye after serving as commander in chief for eight years. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Valentina Lopez)

Pilots with the 13th and 14th Fighter Squadrons fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to Tennessee Air National Guard’s 134th Air Refueling Wing, over northern Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. Pilots must maintain tanker qualification every six months to stay proficient and capable for training and combat scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)
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Pilots with the 13th and 14th Fighter Squadrons fly alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker, assigned to Tennessee Air National Guard’s 134th Air Refueling Wing, over northern Japan, Jan. 18, 2017. Pilots must maintain tanker qualification every six months to stay proficient and capable for training and combat scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Deana Heitzman)

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.