15th OSS airfield management ops tempo picks up for RIMPAC
A maintenance crew, from Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Detachment 51, hand crank a hoist after servicing a Japanese P-3C Orion on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, July 11, 2016. Japan is on of Twenty-six nations participating in Rim of the Pacific 2016. The exercises boosts a total of 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel. RIMPAC is the world’s largest international maritime exercise, providing a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 16 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Oelrich)

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