U.S. Pacific Command

 

Carry a Zodiac rigid-hull inflatable boat

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 28, 2014) - A U.S. Marine, assigned to combat cargo, assists service members from the Japanese Self-Defense Force carry a Zodiac rigid-hull inflatable boat across the flight deck of 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) 140728-N-HU377-182

An equipment unload during RIMPAC Exercise

MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS, Hawaii (July 27, 2014) - A medium tactical vehicle replacement departs a Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC), assigned to Assault Craft Unit (ACU), as it arrives at the Marine Corps Training Area Bellows for an equipment unload during 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 2nd Class Amanda R. Gray) 140727-N-UD469-103

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