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RIMPAC 2012 [Image 6 of 13]

USS Chafee (DDG 90) fires a Standard Missile Two from the forward missile deck during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from Jun. 20 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The world's largest maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of the sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class (SW/EXW) Derek R. Sanchez)

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Photo by Chief Petty Officer Terry L. Feeney

Date Taken:07.15.2012

Location:ABOARD USS LAKE ERIE CG 70, HI, US

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Taken on July 15, 2012