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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, makes his way down an aisle at the Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, base theater during an "all call" assembly, Jan. 25, 2018. The CMSAF addressed issues that affect the lives of Airmen daily and also heard questions and concerns from some of those in attendance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, makes his way down an aisle at the Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, base theater during an "all call" assembly, Jan. 25, 2018. The CMSAF addressed issues that affect the lives of Airmen daily and also heard questions and concerns from some of those in attendance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alan R. Quevy)

Airmen assigned to the 732nd Air Mobility Squadron de-ice a C-17 Globemaster III out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wa., while conducting flight operations at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 25, 2018. During the harsh Alaskan winters de-icing keeps aircraft operational by removing layers of snow, ice and frost that could adversely affect flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Airmen assigned to the 732nd Air Mobility Squadron de-ice a C-17 Globemaster III out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wa., while conducting flight operations at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 25, 2018. During the harsh Alaskan winters de-icing keeps aircraft operational by removing layers of snow, ice and frost that could adversely affect flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)

Members of the 436th Security Forces Squadron render a final salute to Rico, a retired military working dog. His former handler and current owner, retired Tech. Sgt. Jason Spangenberg, carried him to the Veterinary Treatment Facility at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Jan. 24, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Members of the 436th Security Forces Squadron render a final salute to Rico, a retired military working dog. His former handler and current owner, retired Tech. Sgt. Jason Spangenberg, carried him to the Veterinary Treatment Facility at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Jan. 24, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Roland Balik)

Senior Airman Adam Jurek, from the 122nd hydraulic shop, 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Ind., installs a panel after completing a bleed of the engine hydraulic system on an A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft during Operation Guardian Blitz, Jan. 25, 2018, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The hard work and dedication of hundreds of maintenance personnel is invaluable to the success of the mission. The 122nd Fighter Wing is ready and prepared to answer the nation's call whenever and wherever. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. William Hopper)

Senior Airman Adam Jurek, from the 122nd hydraulic shop, 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Ind., installs a panel after completing a bleed of the engine hydraulic system on an A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft during Operation Guardian Blitz, Jan. 25, 2018, at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The hard work and dedication of hundreds of maintenance personnel is invaluable to the success of the mission. The 122nd Fighter Wing is ready and prepared to answer the nation's call whenever and wherever. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. William Hopper)

Airman 1st Class Kaylon Thomas fires at a target with an M249 squad automatic weapon during a machine gun qualification at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2018. Thomas is a security forces officer assigned to the 673rd Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)

Airman 1st Class Kaylon Thomas fires at a target with an M249 squad automatic weapon during a machine gun qualification at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Jan. 10, 2018. Thomas is a security forces officer assigned to the 673rd Security Forces Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Justin Connaher)

The Thunderbirds Diamond formation pilots transition during a Line Break Loop maneuver over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a training flight, Jan. 29, 2018. The Diamond formation exhibits the precision and skill to fly in close formation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

The Thunderbirds Diamond formation pilots transition during a Line Break Loop maneuver over the Nevada Test and Training Range during a training flight, Jan. 29, 2018. The Diamond formation exhibits the precision and skill to fly in close formation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz)

Airman 1st Class Colin Martin, 5th Communications Squadron radio frequency transport system apprentice, adjusts an antenna in support of a strategic bomber deployment at RAF Fairford, England, Jan. 10, 2018. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise U.S. Air Forces in Europe's forward operating location for bombers. Training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units help the 5th Bomb Wing contribute to ready and postured forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

Airman 1st Class Colin Martin, 5th Communications Squadron radio frequency transport system apprentice, adjusts an antenna in support of a strategic bomber deployment at RAF Fairford, England, Jan. 10, 2018. The deployment of strategic bombers to the United Kingdom helps exercise U.S. Air Forces in Europe's forward operating location for bombers. Training with joint partners, allied nations and other U.S. Air Force units help the 5th Bomb Wing contribute to ready and postured forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Trevor T. McBride)

An F-15 Eagle fighter jet from California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing takes-off for the morning launch during Sentry Aloha 18-01 Jan. 12, 2017, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Sentry Aloha provides tailored, cost effective and realistic combat training for the Air Force, Air National Guard and other Department of Defense services to provide warfighters with the skill sets necessary to perform their homeland defense and overseas combat missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge)

An F-15 Eagle fighter jet from California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing takes-off for the morning launch during Sentry Aloha 18-01 Jan. 12, 2017, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Sentry Aloha provides tailored, cost effective and realistic combat training for the Air Force, Air National Guard and other Department of Defense services to provide warfighters with the skill sets necessary to perform their homeland defense and overseas combat missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge)

Airman 1st Class Landon Overshiner, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, cleans the top of an F-35A Lightning II, Jan. 8, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

Airman 1st Class Landon Overshiner, 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, cleans the top of an F-35A Lightning II, Jan. 8, 2018, at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Peter Thompson)

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle from California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing approaches the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker from Iowa ANG’s 185th Air Refueling Wing during Sentry Aloha 18-01 above Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii Jan. 17, 2018. Sentry Aloha provides tailored, cost effective and realistic combat training for U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and other Department of Defense services to provide U.S. warfighters with the skill sets necessary to perform their homeland defense and overseas combat missions. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge)
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A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle from California Air National Guard’s 144th Fighter Wing approaches the boom of a KC-135 Stratotanker from Iowa ANG’s 185th Air Refueling Wing during Sentry Aloha 18-01 above Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii Jan. 17, 2018. Sentry Aloha provides tailored, cost effective and realistic combat training for U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and other Department of Defense services to provide U.S. warfighters with the skill sets necessary to perform their homeland defense and overseas combat missions. (Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Chris Drudge)

Capt. Frederick Rath, left, and 1st Lt. Aaron Macy, both 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilots, set up a drop zone marker prior to the start of a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. Both pilots go out to the training area prior to the start of the scenario to check the wind speeds to ensure it is safe to drop the bundles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)
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Capt. Frederick Rath, left, and 1st Lt. Aaron Macy, both 36th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilots, set up a drop zone marker prior to the start of a bundle drop training scenario at the Combined Armed Training Center, Camp Fuji, Japan, Jan. 10, 2018. Both pilots go out to the training area prior to the start of the scenario to check the wind speeds to ensure it is safe to drop the bundles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. David Owsianka)

Staff Sgt. Mekai Stewart and Staff Sgt. Brett Rosales-Carr, both 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew members, load an AIM-120 missile onto an F-15 Eagle during the load crew competition of the year at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 8, 2018. Load crew competitions challenge the teams’ capabilities to load munitions on aircraft in an accurate, safe and timely manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)
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Staff Sgt. Mekai Stewart and Staff Sgt. Brett Rosales-Carr, both 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron load crew members, load an AIM-120 missile onto an F-15 Eagle during the load crew competition of the year at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 8, 2018. Load crew competitions challenge the teams’ capabilities to load munitions on aircraft in an accurate, safe and timely manner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver)

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.