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Senior leadership aboard during the RIMPAC exercise

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 23, 2014) - Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Combined Forces Maritime Component Commander Rear Adm.Gilles Couturier, left, prepares to depart the People's Liberation Army (Navy) ship Qiandaohu (AO 886) after speaking with senior leadership aboard during the exercise. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tiarra Fulgham) 140723-N-QG393-053

Hospital ships participate in RIMPAC 2014

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 22, 20140) - Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and China's People's Liberation Army (Navy) hospital ship Peace Ark (T-AH 866) transit together during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. This is the first year hospital ships have participated in RIMPAC. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Pyoung K. Yi) 140722-N-VY375-775

Launches an amphibious assault vehicle

KAWAIHAE HARBOR, Hawaii (July 23, 2014) - Staff Sgt. Steven Tholen launches an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) assigned to Combat Assault Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Unit, 3rd Marine Regiment, from the beach, bringing a unit of Marines to the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) while underway for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dustin Knight) 140723-N-HU377-189

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