A U.S. Navy pilot assigned to Patrol Squadron Eight (VP-8) provides range clearance for a Sinking Exercise during Valiant Shield 16, off the coast of Guam, Sept. 13, 2016. Units from the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps provided live fire from ships and aircraft in order to sink the decommissioned USS Rentz (FFG 46). Conducting these types of joint training events provides service members the opportunity to improve communication while gaining proficiency in tactics, targeting, and live firing against a surface target at sea. VS16 is a biennial, U.S.–only, field-training exercise that focuses on training all services to increase interoperability and working relationships. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jessica Quezada)
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