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Faces of the Fleet

“Faces of the Fleet” is a collection of images of Sailors serving our country in the greatest and most technologically advanced Navy in the world. These fine men and women are leading from the deck plates and completing missions around the globe. This is your fleet and these are your …

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Let RIMPAC 2018 Be ‘Our Finest Hour’

By Rear Adm. Brian Fort Commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific The Rim of the Pacific Exercise is the world’s largest maritime exercise. It happens right on our doorstep once every two years. The Navy’s 26th RIMPAC starts here next week, hosted by Commander, U.S. Pacific …

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Rim of the Pacific: Not just for Hawaii

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 11, 2016) (From left) Mine countermeasures ship USS Champion (MCM 4), Canadian Royal navy Kingston-class coastal defense vessel HMCS Yellowknife (MM 706), amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), HMCS Saskatoon (MM 709), littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1) and three MH-53E Sea Dragons, attached to Mine Countermeasures Squadron, (HM) 14, transit the Pacific Ocean during the Southern California portion of the Rim of the Pacific 2016 exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stacy M. Atkins Ricks/Released)

By U.S. Navy Capt. Bob Baughman Vice commander, Task Force 177 of the Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center There are many people who don’t know that the world’s largest multinational maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific 2016 found its way to Southern California. And it arrived in the …

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RIMPAC 2016 Amphibious Task Force: Capable, Adaptive, Partners

PACIFIC OCEAN (July 14, 2016) - The Republic of Korea Sejong the Great-class destroyer Sejong the Great (DDG 991) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer helicopter ship JS Hayuga (DDH 181) steam alongside the guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) during a three-ship maneuvering exercise as part of the Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2016. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Marcus L. Stanley/Released)

By Commodore James ‘Jim’ Gilmour, Royal New Zealand Navy Commander, Coalition Task Force 176 I was fortunate in 2011 to be the commanding officer of the New Zealand Defence Force amphibious support ship HMNZS Canterbury (L421) during Pacific Partnership. It was significant that a New Zealand ship was participating in a …

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