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060708-N-7981E-077 Pacific Ocean (July 8, 2006)- Gunners's Mate Seaman Bryan Bossman, right, and Gunner's Mate Third Class Dustin Waggener await orders to fire their .50 Caliber gun mount on a floating practice target during a live-fire exercise on the fantail of the  Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72). Lincoln and Combat Carrier Strike Group 9 are currently underway in the Hawaiian Operations Area to participate in the month-long Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise. RIMPAC includes ships and personnel from the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, Peru, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom. This exercise trains U.S. allied forces to be interoperable and ready for a wide range of potential combined operations and missions.  U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist Seaman James R. Evans (RELEASED)