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    RIMPAC 2012 Multinational Fire Support Training [Image 12 of 17]

    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)



    Date Taken: 07.23.2012
    Date Posted: 08.01.2012 20:08
    Photo ID: 637438
    VIRIN: 120723-F-MQ656-165
    Resolution: 4256x2832
    Size: 6.79 MB
    Location: HI, US

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