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    HM-14 prepares to conduct a mine hunting exercise during RIMPAC 2018 [Image 3 of 4]

    HM-14 prepares to conduct a mine hunting exercise during RIMPAC 2018

    PACIFIC OCEAN

    07.24.2018

    Photo by Lt. Andrew Thompson 

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet     

    180724-N-SP229-073 NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, California (Jul. 20, 2018) Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron Fourteen (HM-14)'s Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Welling taxis an MH-53E Sea Dragon into position to launch for a mine hunting exercise in Southern California during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 24. 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. Navy photo by LT Andrew Thompson/Released)

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    Date Taken: 07.24.2018
    Date Posted: 07.26.2018 04:43
    Photo ID: 4581739
    VIRIN: 180724-N-SP229-073
    Resolution: 4032x3024
    Size: 2.42 MB
    Location: PACIFIC OCEAN

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