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U.S. Air Force Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot and commander, performs a tactical pitch maneuver in an F-35A Lightning II during the California Capital Airshow, Sept. 23, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. During the performance, Olson performed numerous aerial maneuvers showcasing the F-35s raw power and maneuverability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Heritage Flight Team pilot and commander, performs a tactical pitch maneuver in an F-35A Lightning II during the California Capital Airshow, Sept. 23, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. During the performance, Olson performed numerous aerial maneuvers showcasing the F-35s raw power and maneuverability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexander Cook)

James Sneddon, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron lead firefighter, participates in a fire training exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 20, 2018. During the exercise, firefighters participated in real-world scenarios, including fixing broken fire hydrants as well as finding alternate locations to supplement their water needs at response sites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

James Sneddon, 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron lead firefighter, participates in a fire training exercise at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 20, 2018. During the exercise, firefighters participated in real-world scenarios, including fixing broken fire hydrants as well as finding alternate locations to supplement their water needs at response sites. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Areca T. Bell)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Sept. 24, 2018, after departing the California Capital City Air Show on their way home to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Corkins)

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Sept. 24, 2018, after departing the California Capital City Air Show on their way home to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ashley Corkins)

Master Sgt. Tara Taylor, 176th Medical Group medical technician, performs a glucose check while a young girl consoles her mother during Innovative Readiness Training Ola De Esperanza Sanadora, Sept. 2, 2018, in Puerto Rico. The purpose of the IRT is to provide medical, dental and optometry care to those in need meanwhile assisting with joint military humanitarian operations in the region. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bethany Rizor)

Master Sgt. Tara Taylor, 176th Medical Group medical technician, performs a glucose check while a young girl consoles her mother during Innovative Readiness Training Ola De Esperanza Sanadora, Sept. 2, 2018, in Puerto Rico. The purpose of the IRT is to provide medical, dental and optometry care to those in need meanwhile assisting with joint military humanitarian operations in the region. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bethany Rizor)

Four A-10 Thunderbolt's from the Maryland Air National Guard perform a fly-over during the Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets baseball game at Nationals Park, Washington D.C., Sept. 20, 2018. The Nationals dedicated the game as "U.S. Air Force Day" in celebration of the Air Force's 71st birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

Four A-10 Thunderbolt's from the Maryland Air National Guard perform a fly-over during the Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets baseball game at Nationals Park, Washington D.C., Sept. 20, 2018. The Nationals dedicated the game as "U.S. Air Force Day" in celebration of the Air Force's 71st birthday. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.)

Airmen with the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron and A-10 Thunderbolt II aircrew from the Idaho Air National Guard’s 190th Fighter Squadron, work together during a night mission at the Saylor Creek Range, Sept. 25, 2018. The 124th ASOS provides boots-on-ground communication to pilots in support of close-air-support missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Winn)

Airmen with the 124th Air Support Operations Squadron and A-10 Thunderbolt II aircrew from the Idaho Air National Guard’s 190th Fighter Squadron, work together during a night mission at the Saylor Creek Range, Sept. 25, 2018. The 124th ASOS provides boots-on-ground communication to pilots in support of close-air-support missions. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. John Winn)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle aircrew, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, prepares for a sortie Sept. 20, 2018, in support of exercise One Sky at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. The bilateral U.S., Poland training event focused on rapid and responsive air operations over Poland in the event of a crisis contingency. Specific operations included defensive counter-air missions designed to improve interoperability and collective self-defense tactics and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle aircrew, assigned to the 493rd Fighter Squadron, prepares for a sortie Sept. 20, 2018, in support of exercise One Sky at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom. The bilateral U.S., Poland training event focused on rapid and responsive air operations over Poland in the event of a crisis contingency. Specific operations included defensive counter-air missions designed to improve interoperability and collective self-defense tactics and procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew)

An athlete celebrates with her escort, Airman 1st Class Clarence Bennett, after scoring a basket at the 37th Joan Mann Special Sports Day at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Sept. 22, 2018.  Athletes from 28 local schools and organizations competed in 12 sporting events, including a basketball shot contest, wheel chair slalom, and a football toss competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

An athlete celebrates with her escort, Airman 1st Class Clarence Bennett, after scoring a basket at the 37th Joan Mann Special Sports Day at RAF Mildenhall, United Kingdom, Sept. 22, 2018. Athletes from 28 local schools and organizations competed in 12 sporting events, including a basketball shot contest, wheel chair slalom, and a football toss competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lexie West)

A U.S. Air Force F-15D Eagle flies above the Mariana Islands in support of exercise Valiant Shield, Sept. 18, 2018. The exercise helps enable real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Bumpus)

A U.S. Air Force F-15D Eagle flies above the Mariana Islands in support of exercise Valiant Shield, Sept. 18, 2018. The exercise helps enable real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through detecting, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land, and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Zachary Bumpus)

Senior Airman Briana Hightower, 607th Air Control Squadron weapons simulation technician, operates a flight simulator during training at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid)
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Senior Airman Briana Hightower, 607th Air Control Squadron weapons simulation technician, operates a flight simulator during training at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid)

Brig. Gen. Craig Baker, 12th Air Force vice commander, and Airman 1st Class Philip, the youngest Airman in attendance, cut a ceremonial cake at the 2018 Las Vegas Air Force Ball, Sept. 15, 2018. It is tradition for the highest ranking and youngest Airmen to cut the ceremonial cake at formal Air Force events. Editor’s note: Airman 1st Class Philip’s last name was removed for operational security purposes by request of the 432nd Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens)
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Brig. Gen. Craig Baker, 12th Air Force vice commander, and Airman 1st Class Philip, the youngest Airman in attendance, cut a ceremonial cake at the 2018 Las Vegas Air Force Ball, Sept. 15, 2018. It is tradition for the highest ranking and youngest Airmen to cut the ceremonial cake at formal Air Force events. Editor’s note: Airman 1st Class Philip’s last name was removed for operational security purposes by request of the 432nd Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Haley Stevens)

Senior Airman Matthew Vickers, 820th Combat Operations Squadron, carries a guidon during a POW/MIA Recognition Day ruck march at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Sept. 21, 2018. The 347th Operations Support Squadron hosted the march to pay tribute to those who’ve been captured or missing in the line of duty by carrying a POW/MIA flag for 24 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)
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Senior Airman Matthew Vickers, 820th Combat Operations Squadron, carries a guidon during a POW/MIA Recognition Day ruck march at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Sept. 21, 2018. The 347th Operations Support Squadron hosted the march to pay tribute to those who’ve been captured or missing in the line of duty by carrying a POW/MIA flag for 24 hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt)

Airman 1st Class Christopher Rucker, a crew chief assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshals a B-2 Spirit returning from a routine training mission at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 6, 2018. The B-2s deployed to JBPH-H from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., in support of the U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force deployment. USSTRATCOM regularly tests and evaluates the readiness of strategic assets to ensure they can honor U.S. security commitments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)
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Airman 1st Class Christopher Rucker, a crew chief assigned to the 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, marshals a B-2 Spirit returning from a routine training mission at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Sept. 6, 2018. The B-2s deployed to JBPH-H from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., in support of the U.S. Strategic Command’s Bomber Task Force deployment. USSTRATCOM regularly tests and evaluates the readiness of strategic assets to ensure they can honor U.S. security commitments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Danielle Quilla)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS)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.