Posted 14 July 2012
Photo by CMCS Keith W. DeVinney

An AGM-65 Maverick tactical missile is mounted on the wing of a US Navy P-3C Orion at MCB Hawaii, near Kaneohe, Oahu, prior to a scheduled launch exercise mission against a surface target at sea during the Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC, exercise on 14 July 2012. Twenty-two nations, more than forty ships and submarines, and more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in the biennial RIMPAC exercise, which ran from 29 June to 3 August. RIMPAC is the world’s largest international maritime exercise. RIMPAC 2012 was the twenty-third iteration in the series that began in 1971. The two P-3s in the photo are both assigned to Patrol Squadron 4 (VP-4) at Kaneohe.

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