Reserve unit sends 'A-team' to RIMPAC 2018

A U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornet from Carrier Air Wing Two, attached to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), refuels over the Pacific Ocean from a 507th Air Refueling Wing KC-135R Stratotanker from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 10. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, and about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 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 of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Samantha Mathison
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