917 FG supports RIMPAC

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii - U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kevin Krek of the 924th Maintenance Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., looks over the wings during a pre-flight maintenance check of an A-10 Thunderbolt II during the Rim of the Pacific exercise held June 29 through Aug. 3, 2012. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC, 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 Master Sgt. Mary Hinson/NOT RELEASED)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Mary HinsonNOT RELEASED
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