Tinker total force AWACS Airmen fly in RIMPAC 2016
Staff Sgt. Austin Paisley, assigned to the 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, prepares an engine part for an E-3 Sentry on July 25, 2016, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. More than 125 Airmen from the 513th Air Control Group and 552nd Air Control Wing are deployed to Hawaii in support of the Rim of the Pacific 2016 exercise. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. 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 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Caleb Wanzer)

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Photo by: 2nd Lt. Caleb Wanzer |  VIRIN: 160725-F-DA581-029.JPG