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Airmen run with the POW/MIA flag in the early morning hours during a 24-hour run at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 19, 2018. Airmen from various squadrons continuously ran with the POW/MIA flag in 30 minute intervals, with more than 70 participants carrying the flag for a total of 120 miles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert)

Airmen run with the POW/MIA flag in the early morning hours during a 24-hour run at Schriever Air Force Base, Colo., Sept. 19, 2018. Airmen from various squadrons continuously ran with the POW/MIA flag in 30 minute intervals, with more than 70 participants carrying the flag for a total of 120 miles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kathryn Calvert)

Donald Hammond III, U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons quarterback, looks to make a pass during a game against the Nevada Wolfpack at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 29, 2018. The Wolfpack defeated the Falcons 28-25 as a furious fourth quarter comeback by the Falcons fell short. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bill Evans)

Donald Hammond III, U.S. Air Force Academy Falcons quarterback, looks to make a pass during a game against the Nevada Wolfpack at Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sept. 29, 2018. The Wolfpack defeated the Falcons 28-25 as a furious fourth quarter comeback by the Falcons fell short. (U.S. Air Force photo by Bill Evans)

A C-17 Globemaster III trails a KC-135 Stratotanker before conducting air refueling operations near the coast of N.C. Sept. 28, 2018. The KC-135 can deliver up to 4,800 pounds or 716 gallons of jet fuel per minute. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Hoover)

A C-17 Globemaster III trails a KC-135 Stratotanker before conducting air refueling operations near the coast of N.C. Sept. 28, 2018. The KC-135 can deliver up to 4,800 pounds or 716 gallons of jet fuel per minute. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Hoover)

Dedicated crew chiefs from the 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unveil the Air Education and Training Command patch on a 49th Wing F-16 Viper during the major command reassignment ceremony Sept. 28, 2018, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Transitioning to AETC from Air Combat Command will allow the 49th Wing to more effectively execute their mission of training future F-16 Viper and MQ-9 Reaper pilots and sensor operators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt Amanda N. Junk)

Dedicated crew chiefs from the 314th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron unveil the Air Education and Training Command patch on a 49th Wing F-16 Viper during the major command reassignment ceremony Sept. 28, 2018, on Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Transitioning to AETC from Air Combat Command will allow the 49th Wing to more effectively execute their mission of training future F-16 Viper and MQ-9 Reaper pilots and sensor operators. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt Amanda N. Junk)

Airman 1st Class Nicholas Terry, 100th Security Forces Squadron armorer, inspects an M-4 carbine rifle at RAF Mildenhall, Great Britain, Sept. 25, 2018. After each shift, weapons must be cleared by security forces Airmen and then turned into the armory for security until the individual needs it again for duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

Airman 1st Class Nicholas Terry, 100th Security Forces Squadron armorer, inspects an M-4 carbine rifle at RAF Mildenhall, Great Britain, Sept. 25, 2018. After each shift, weapons must be cleared by security forces Airmen and then turned into the armory for security until the individual needs it again for duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

The Cadet Wing honors graduates that passed during this last year during a Homecoming Memorial Ceremony on September 28, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Cadets recognize fallen alumni by calling out their name and rendering a final salute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Darcie L. Ibidapo)

The Cadet Wing honors graduates that passed during this last year during a Homecoming Memorial Ceremony on September 28, 2018, at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Cadets recognize fallen alumni by calling out their name and rendering a final salute. (U.S. Air Force photo by Darcie L. Ibidapo)

An Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber and a Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15 and F-2 fighter execute a routine bilateral training mission over the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan, Sept. 26, 2018. This mission was flown in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations, which are key to improving combined interoperability, tactical skills and relationships. (Courtesy photo)

An Air Force B-52H Stratofortress bomber and a Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-15 and F-2 fighter execute a routine bilateral training mission over the East China Sea and the Sea of Japan, Sept. 26, 2018. This mission was flown in support of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s Continuous Bomber Presence operations, which are key to improving combined interoperability, tactical skills and relationships. (Courtesy photo)

Participants climb up an obstacle during a mud run event as part of the third annual Thunderbolt Cup Sept. 27, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Thunderbolt Cup is a two-day, olympic-style event that tests Airmen's physical and mental readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)

Participants climb up an obstacle during a mud run event as part of the third annual Thunderbolt Cup Sept. 27, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Thunderbolt Cup is a two-day, olympic-style event that tests Airmen's physical and mental readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)

Two KC-135R Stratotankers from the 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., refueled seven F/A-18 Hornets from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels aerial demonstration team Sept. 26, 2018.  The demonstration team linked up with the Hoosier Wing tankers while traveling from their home base at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla., en route to their next air show at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Massey)

Two KC-135R Stratotankers from the 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Ind., refueled seven F/A-18 Hornets from the U.S. Navy Blue Angels aerial demonstration team Sept. 26, 2018. The demonstration team linked up with the Hoosier Wing tankers while traveling from their home base at Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fla., en route to their next air show at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Chris Massey)

Air Force Staff Sgt. Amann Davis, Okinawa Joint Experience Red Team student, carries Marine Corps Sgt. Thomas Warren, OJE Red Team student, during the Okinawa Joint Fitness Challenge Sept. 26, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The OJFC was designed to mimic obstacles and challenges faced in the battlefield such as sprinting, running ammunition cans, transporting wounded personnel to safety and tossing simulated grenades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)
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Air Force Staff Sgt. Amann Davis, Okinawa Joint Experience Red Team student, carries Marine Corps Sgt. Thomas Warren, OJE Red Team student, during the Okinawa Joint Fitness Challenge Sept. 26, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The OJFC was designed to mimic obstacles and challenges faced in the battlefield such as sprinting, running ammunition cans, transporting wounded personnel to safety and tossing simulated grenades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Micaiah Anthony)

Airmen assigned to the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Air Support Operations Squadron and 190th Fighter Squadron, train during a night close air support training mission at the Saylor Creek Range near Bruneau, Idaho, Sept. 25, 2018. The training provided essential training to both the pilots and ASOS tactical air control party Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)
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Airmen assigned to the Idaho Air National Guard’s 124th Air Support Operations Squadron and 190th Fighter Squadron, train during a night close air support training mission at the Saylor Creek Range near Bruneau, Idaho, Sept. 25, 2018. The training provided essential training to both the pilots and ASOS tactical air control party Airmen. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Joshua C. Allmaras)

The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" fly near the Pacific Coast Oct. 1, 2018, while returning to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds have served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Corkins)
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The U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron "Thunderbirds" fly near the Pacific Coast Oct. 1, 2018, while returning to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Since 1953, the Thunderbirds have served as America’s premier air demonstration squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Corkins)

Members of the Eglin Honor Guard perform missing man table honors during the POW/MIA ceremony Sept. 21, 2018, at the Air Force Armament Museum located near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The ceremony was held in remembrance of America’s prisoners of war, those still missing in action and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ilka Cole)
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Members of the Eglin Honor Guard perform missing man table honors during the POW/MIA ceremony Sept. 21, 2018, at the Air Force Armament Museum located near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The ceremony was held in remembrance of America’s prisoners of war, those still missing in action and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Ilka Cole)

An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, receives in-flight fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, Sept. 21, 2018. U.S. and Coalition aircraft provide unmatched combat capability in support of U.S. Central Command military objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)
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An Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the 157th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, receives in-flight fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve over Iraq, Sept. 21, 2018. U.S. and Coalition aircraft provide unmatched combat capability in support of U.S. Central Command military objectives. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

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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