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U.S. Air Force maintenance specialists, assigned to the 29th Air Maintenance Unit and the 432nd Maintenance Squadron, meet with U.S. Marines assigned to Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The two Air Force units, from Holloman Air Force Base and Creech Air Force Base respectively, are providing support for remotely piloted aircraft during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022 for the first time. 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. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Ariel O'Shea)
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