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040709-N-6213R-038 Pacific Ocean (July 9, 2004) - Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Raphael Lara of Los Angeles, Calif. works to remove a water line from the number nine air conditioning condencer deep within the confines aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).  Debris occasionally gets sucked into the water pipes when a ship is in shallow water and needs to be removed.  Stennis and Carrier Air Wing Fourteen (CVW-14) are taking part in the multi-national maritime exercise "Rim of the Pacific 2004" (RIMPAC).  RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands.  This year's exercise includes seven participating nations; Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States.  RIMPAC is intended to enhance the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea, while enhancing stability in the Pacific Rim region.  Photo by Mark J. Rebilas