U.S. Pacific Command

 

USS John C. Stennis arrives at Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC 2016

HARBOR (June 29, 2016) USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) passes the USS Arizona Memorial as the Nimitz class aircraft carrier arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, 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 relationship that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Katarzyna Kobiljak)

Multinational bonds begin to build at RIMPAC 2016

PEARL HARBOR (June 28, 2016) - The prospective commanding officer of guided-missile destroyer USS O'Kane (DDG 77), Commander Colby Sherwood, welcomes Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Tjin Kai Ooi, second from right, and Executive Officer Major Yen Meng Ng of the Republic of Singapore Navy frigate RSS Steadfast (FFG 70). Steadfast is in Pearl Harbor for the Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, 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 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (Singapore Navy Photo By Claire Yeoh)

U.S., Japan, South Korea Conducting First Joint Ballistic Missile Defense Drill  (Stars and Stripes)

Carter: N. Korea Launch Shows Need For Robust Pacific Missile Defense  (Stars and Stripes)

U.S. Warns China Against Provocations Once Court Rules On Sea Claims (Reuters)

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Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr.