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Philippine Navy contingent on a roll as RIMPAC enters next phase
220713-N-N0842-0101.JPG Photo By: Kenny Turco

Jul 20, 2022
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Philippine Navy’s frigate BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) carrying the Naval Task Group 80.5 led by Capt. Charles Merric Villanueva sails out to sea to begin the at-sea phase of Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2022. Twenty six nations, 38 ships, 4 submarines, more than 170 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 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 while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s ocean. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971.


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