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POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii (AFPN) -- Staff Sgts. Vincent Delorenzo (left), and Matt Nugent, use a map to coordinate targets for incoming fighter aircraft at Pu'uahi Hill observation point during close air support training at RIMPAC 2000 here. They are both terminal attack controllers assigned to the 25th Air Support Operations Squadron, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. U.S. Navy F-14 and F/A-18 aircraft dropped "live" 500-pound bombs during the exercise. RIMPAC 2000 is a major maritime exercise held every two years involving more than 50 ships and 200 aircraft. Seven nations including Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Korea, United Kingdom and the United States are participating in the exercise. The purpose of the exercise is to enhance tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea. It also helps promote stability in the Pacific region to the benefit of all participating nations. (Photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)


POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii (AFPN) -- Airman 1st Class Cliff White (middle) uses a radio to call in artillery strikes at "enemy" positions, while Army Sgts. Davide Clements (left) and James Lapolla look on during close air support training at RIMPAC 2000 here. White is assigned to the 25th Air Support Operation Squadron, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. U.S. Navy F-14 and F/A-18 aircraft dropped "live" 500-pound bombs during the exercise. RIMPAC 2000 is a major maritime exercise held every two years involving more than 50 ships and 200 aircraft. Seven nations including Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Korea, United Kingdom and the United States are participating in the exercise. The purpose of the exercise is to enhance tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea. It also helps promote stability in the Pacific region to the benefit of all participating nations. (Photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)


POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii (AFPN) -- Army Sgt. Christopher Platter (right), from the HH-211 Field Artillery/COLT team, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, explains operating procedures on a Ground Vehicular Laser Locator Designator to Airman 1st Class James Wiger, at RIMPAC 2000 here. This equipment is used to guide aircraft and artillery against enemy targets. Wiger is assigned to the 25th Air Support Operation Squadron, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. RIMPAC 2000 is a major maritime exercise held every two years involving more than 50 ships and 200 aircraft. Seven nations including Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Korea, United Kingdom and the United States are participating in the exercise. The purpose of the exercise is to enhance tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea. It also helps promote stability in the Pacific region to the benefit of all participating nations. (Photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)


POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii (AFPN) -- A Navy F-18 Hornet fighter aircraft drops a bomb on a target during close air support training at RIMPAC 2000 here. U.S. Navy F-14 and F/A-18 aircraft dropped "live" 500-pound bombs during the exercise. RIMPAC 2000 is a major maritime exercise held every two years involving more than 50 ships and 200 aircraft. Seven nations including Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Korea, United Kingdom and the United States are participating in the exercise. The purpose of the exercise is to enhance tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea. It also helps promote stability in the Pacific region to the benefit of all participating nations. (Photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)


POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii (AFPN) -- An F/A-18 fighter aircraft scores a direct hit on a target during a close air support training exercise at RIMPAC 2000 here. RIMPAC 2000 is a major maritime exercise held every two years involving more than 50 ships and 200 aircraft. Seven nations including Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Korea, United Kingdom and the United States are participating in the exercise. The purpose of the exercise is to enhance tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea. It also helps promote stability in the Pacific region to the benefit of all participating nations. (Photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)