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RIMPAC 2012 Multinational Fire Support Training

U.S. Marines Corps Capt. Rob "Big Nasty" Gambrell a Joint Terminal Attack Controller from 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay uses a radio to call out target information to a Marine UH-1Y Venom and a AH-1W Super Cobra from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 (HMLA-169) during a close air support Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2012 live fire combat training mission July 23, 2012, over the Pohakuloa Training Area, (PTA) Hawaii. HMLA-169 is part of the aviation combat element of Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task force 3. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from Jun. 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the worlds oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971. (Department of Defense photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Michael R. Holzworth/Released)



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This work, RIMPAC 2012 Multinational Fire Support Training [Image 6 of 17], by TSgt Michael Holzworth, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.23.2012

Date Posted:08.01.2012 19:38

Photo ID:637438

VIRIN:120723-F-MQ656-165

Resolution:4256x2832

Size:6.79 MB

Location:HI, US

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