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Explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Commander, Task Unit 177.2.1 from the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, retrieve an inert mine during a mine-hunting exercise.
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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 21, 2016) Explosive ordnance disposal technicians assigned to Commander, Task Unit 177.2.1 from the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, retrieve an inert mine during a mine-hunting exercise in support of the Southern California portion of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. 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. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Jackson/Released)

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