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AF Week in photos

A C-130 Hercules aircraft releases fire retardant over the trees in the mountains above Palm Springs, Calif., July 19, 2013. The unit was activated to assist the community with wildfires. The C-130 Hercules is assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Carzis)

A C-130 Hercules aircraft releases fire retardant over the trees in the mountains above Palm Springs, Calif., July 19, 2013. The unit was activated to assist the community with wildfires. The C-130 Hercules is assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Carzis)

A C-130 Hercules aircraft releases fire retardant over the trees in the mountains above Palm Springs, Calif., July 19, 2013. The unit was activated to assist the community with wildfires. The C-130 Hercules is assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Carzis)

A C-130 Hercules aircraft releases fire retardant over the trees in the mountains above Palm Springs, Calif., July 19, 2013. The unit was activated to assist the community with wildfires. The C-130 Hercules is assigned to the 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Nicholas Carzis)

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) -- This week's photos feature Airmen 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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