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Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Conducts Underwater Mine Countermeasures during RIMPAC 2018
180723-N-SP229-1293.JPG Photo By: Petty Officer 1st Class Nishimura

SAN DIEGO BAY, California - Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) technician, Petty Officer 2nd Class Kiyooka, locates a bottom influence exercise mine while conducting a mine clearance dive in Southern California during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 23. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, and about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971.


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