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    Abraham Lincoln conducts SINKEX during RIMPAC 2022 [Image 3 of 11]

    Abraham Lincoln conducts SINKEX during RIMPAC 2022

    220722-N-VI910-2012 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 22, 2022) U.S. Navy Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Paya, from Bakersfield, Calif., assigned to the "Tophatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 14, sets coding for a GBU-16 laser-guided bomb on an F/A-18E Super Hornet on the flight deck of Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) for a sinking exercise (SINKEX) during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. RIMPAC military forces fired upon and sunk the decommissioned ex-USS Denver (LPD 9), July 22, during a 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, three 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 3rd Class Javier Reyes)



    Date Taken: 07.22.2022
    Date Posted: 07.27.2022 01:20
    Photo ID: 7331324
    VIRIN: 220722-N-VI910-2012
    Resolution: 5456x3637
    Size: 1.04 MB
    Location: PACIFIC OCEAN

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