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KC-135 Stratotanker Boom Operator MSgt Alvin Kuper with the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma refuels a U.S. Navy F/A-18 during a refueling mission on July 8, 2010 in support of RIMPAC 2010 at Hickam AFB, Hawaii. RIMPAC 2010 is the 22nd in a series of significant international multilateral combined/joint military exercises scheduled biennially by U.S. Pacific Fleet and takes place here in the Hawaiian operating area. RIMPAC includes more than 14 nations, 34 ships, five submarines, more than 100 aircraft and more than 20,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Airman. RIMPAC enhances cooperation between partnering nations and practices our ability to plan, communicate, and execute operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by: MSgt Jeremy Lock) (Released)