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    U.S. Army Launches Missile from Barking Sands During RIMPAC SINKEX [Image 9 of 12]

    U.S. Army Launches Missile from Barking Sands During RIMPAC SINKEX

    PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY BARKING SANDS, HI, UNITED STATES

    07.12.2018

    Photo by Capt. Rachael Jeffcoat 

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet     

    180712-A-FJ530-1960 PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY BARKING SANDS, Hawaii (July 12, 2018) U.S. Army Soldiers of 1st Battalion 94th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Field Artillery Brigade discuss the launch of the High Mobility Rocket System at Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands Hawaii, July 12 during a sinking exercise (SINKEX) in support of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. Multiple air, land, and sea assets participated in the SINKEX and sank decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST 1191), positioned at sea. This was the first time U.S. Army ground forces have participated in a SINKEX during RIMPAC. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Rachael Jeffcoat/Released)

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    Date Taken: 07.12.2018
    Date Posted: 07.15.2018 00:38
    Photo ID: 4557704
    VIRIN: 180712-A-FJ530-1960
    Resolution: 5184x3456
    Size: 3.74 MB
    Location: PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY BARKING SANDS, HI, US 

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