(TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka) U.S. Navy Construction Electrician 2nd Class Philip Wall, assigned to Underwater Construction Team 2, prepares to detonate blocks of C-4 explosives for underwater demolition operations during the first-ever Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT) at the Naval Base in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, Oct. 3, 2017. U.S. and Sri Lankan Sailors and Marines are conducting several training events during the weeklong exercise from Oct. 2-6, 2017. CARAT is an annual, bilateral maritime exercise series designed to boost interoperability between partner nations that contributes to interoperability, security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arthurgwain L. Marquez)

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