917th Munitions Flight performs at RIMPAC

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - Ammunition boxes filled with flare modules wait are lined up for delivery to A-10 Thunderbolt IIs during the Rim of the Pacific military exercise July 20, 2012, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The A-10s belong to the 917th Fighter Group from Barksdale Air Force Base, La. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 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 world's oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ted Daigle)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Ted Daigle
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