An aerial view of ships moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for Rim of the Pacific 2016, July 6, 2016. U.S. Navy Photo
Dozens of Navy ships from all over the world have descended on Pearl Harbor as part for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016, the world’s largest international maritime exercise.
Participating in this year’s event, lasting from June 30 to August 4, are a total of twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
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 now the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
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