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Australia Amphib Capabilities Strengthened through Teamwork
180702-O-N0842-4006.JPG Photo By: Australian Armed Forces photo by Cpl. Kyle Genner

Jul 9, 2018
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII - A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter gets ready to launch a combat rubber raiding craft and Australian Army soldiers into open water during Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2018 (RIMPAC), Hawaii, July 2. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, 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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