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    RIMPAC 2022: VP-10, 4 Load Ordnance for SINKEX [Image 2 of 3]

    RIMPAC 2022: VP-10, 4 Load Ordnance for SINKEX



    Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Brandon J Vinson 

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet           

    MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Hawaii (July 12, 2022) – Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Carl Wint, left, guides Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Julian Ruiz, right, attached to Patrol Squadron (VP) 10, where to move ordnance. Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 military forces from Australia, Canada, Malaysia and the U.S., fired upon and sunk the decommissioned ex-USS Rodney M. Davis (FFG 60), July 12, during a sinking exercise (SINKEX) to gain proficiency in tactics, targeting and live firing against a surface target at sea. SINKEX vessels are put through a certified cleaning process, including removing all environmentally harmful material including trash, floatable material, mercury, fluorocarbon and petroleum. Twenty-six nations, 38 ships, four submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 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 on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brandon Vinson)



    Date Taken: 07.12.2022
    Date Posted: 07.15.2022 21:52
    Photo ID: 7313464
    VIRIN: 220712-N-OZ224-0255
    Resolution: 4537x3241
    Size: 6.16 MB
    Location: KANEOHE BAY, HI, US 

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