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AF Week in Photos

Tech. Sgt. Martin Wallace, 31st Fighter Wing Honor Guard lead instructor, represents his team of honor guard members as a photo is made of him on July 13, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Wallace currently leads more than 30 Airmen who are working to become fully qualified honor guardsmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory W. Bush)

Tech. Sgt. Martin Wallace, 31st Fighter Wing Honor Guard lead instructor, represents his team of honor guard members as a photo is made of him on July 13, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Wallace currently leads more than 30 Airmen who are working to become fully qualified honor guardsmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory W. Bush)

A F-22 Raptor receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve July 31, 2017. The F-22 is a component of the Global Strike Task Force, supporting U.S. and Coalition forces working to liberate territory and people under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

An F-22 Raptor receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker during a mission in support of Operation Inherent Resolve July 31, 2017. The F-22 is a component of the Global Strike Task Force, supporting U.S. and Coalition forces working to liberate territory and people under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael Battles)

EOD engage in fly-away training

Airman 1st Class Jared Ball, Explosive Ordnance Disposal team member, shields his face from oncoming sand during fly-away training at the Florence Military Reservation in Florence, Ariz., July 21, 2017. The wind gusts from Black Hawk helicopters taking off and landing kicked up sand from the desert floor causing low visibility for EOD technicians operating in the area. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook)

Two  B-1B Lancers (not pictured) joined up with Republic of Korea air force F-15s during a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, into Japanese airspace and over the Korean Peninsula, July 30, 2017. The B-1s first made contact with Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2 fighter jets in Japanese airspace, then proceeded over the Korean Peninsula and were joined by South Korean F-15 fighter jets. This mission is part of the continuing demonstration of ironclad U.S. commitment to its allies. U.S. Pacific Command maintains flexible bomber and fighter capabilities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater, retaining the ability to quickly respond to any regional threat in order to defend the U.S. homeland and in support of our allies. (Courtesy photo)

Two B-1B Lancers (not pictured) joined up with Republic of Korea air force F-15s during a 10-hour mission from Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, into Japanese airspace and over the Korean Peninsula, July 30, 2017. The B-1s first made contact with Japan Air Self-Defense Force F-2 fighter jets in Japanese airspace, then proceeded over the Korean Peninsula and were joined by South Korean F-15 fighter jets. This mission is part of the continuing demonstration of ironclad U.S. commitment to its allies. U.S. Pacific Command maintains flexible bomber and fighter capabilities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific theater, retaining the ability to quickly respond to any regional threat in order to defend the U.S. homeland and in support of our allies. (Courtesy photo)

Airmen assigned to the 86th Security Forces Squadron perform formation maneuvers during confrontational management training at the 86th SFS training section on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 25, 2017. The formation practiceallowed patrolmen to keep their defenses while others moved forward to detain rioters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

Airmen assigned to the 86th Security Forces Squadron perform formation maneuvers during confrontational management training at the 86th SFS training section on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 25, 2017. The formation practiceallowed patrolmen to keep their defenses while others moved forward to detain rioters. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Devin Boyer)

Yokota Airmen push

A C-130J Super Hercules from the 36th Airlift Squadron conducts a flight mission over Yokota Air Base, Japan, July 31, 2017. The C-130J provides tactical airlift worldwide and its flexible design allows it to operate in austere environments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Yasuo Osakabe)

Airman 1st Class Arielle Howze, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, sprays aircraft insecticide inside a C-130 Hercules at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 27, 2017. Depending on the size of the aircraft, the spray needs anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour for aircraft treatment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Airman 1st Class Arielle Howze, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron pest management journeyman, sprays aircraft insecticide inside a C-130 Hercules at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 27, 2017. Depending on the size of the aircraft, the spray needs anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour for aircraft treatment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters)

Minuteman III missile test launch

An unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile launches during an operational test at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on Aug. 2, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ian Dudley)

Lt. Col. David Miller, an optometrist assigned to the 442nd Medical Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., assists in setting up a phoropter which was used to give eye exams in Hayesville, N.C., Aug. 1, 2017. The IRT program meets training requirements for active, reserve and National Guard members and units while addressing public and society needs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Campbell)

Lt. Col. David Miller, an optometrist assigned to the 442nd Medical Squadron at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., assists in setting up a phoropter which was used to give eye exams in Hayesville, N.C., Aug. 1, 2017. The IRT program meets training requirements for active, reserve and National Guard members and units while addressing public and society needs. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff Sgt. Ryan Campbell)

Capts. Wes Sloat (left) and Jared Barkemeger, 7th Airlift Squadron pilots, operate a C-17 Globemaster III during takeoff from the flight line of Fort Bragg, N.C., during Operation Panther Storm, July 27, 2017. Panther Storm is a deployment readiness exercise used to test the 82nd Airborne Division’s ability to rapidly deploy its global response force anywhere in the world with only a few hours’ notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Keith James)
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Capts. Wes Sloat (left) and Jared Barkemeger, 7th Airlift Squadron pilots, operate a C-17 Globemaster III during takeoff from the flight line of Fort Bragg, N.C., during Operation Panther Storm, July 27, 2017. Panther Storm is a deployment readiness exercise used to test the 82nd Airborne Division’s ability to rapidly deploy its global response force anywhere in the world with only a few hours’ notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Keith James)

Airman 1st Class Jacob Mitchell and Senior Airman Caleb Mathre, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit  crew chiefs, clean an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 25, 2017. The detailed cleaning process can take crew chiefs nearly four hours to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)
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Airman 1st Class Jacob Mitchell and Senior Airman Caleb Mathre, 354th Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chiefs, clean an A-10C Thunderbolt II at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 25, 2017. The detailed cleaning process can take crew chiefs nearly four hours to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Michael X. Beyer)

Mobility Guardian
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Four C-17 Globemaster III's line up in preparation for Mobility Guardian's elephant walk, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 2, 2017. More than 3,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and international partners converged on the state of Washington in support of Mobility Guardian. The exercise is intended to test the abilities of the Mobility Air Forces to execute rapid global mobility missions in dynamic, contested environments. Mobility Guardian is Air Mobility Command's premier exercise, providing an opportunity for the Mobility Air Forces to train with joint and international partners in airlift, air refueling, aeromedical evacuation and mobility support. The exercise is designed to sharpen Airmen’s skills in support of combatant commander requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jodi Martinez)

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.