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Faces of the Fleet

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (July 28, 2014) A Royal Australian Navy sailor participates in a simulated beach assault during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.

“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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RIMPAC 2014: The Evolution of Cohesiveness

By Rear Admiral Simon Cullen, Royal Australian Navy Deputy Director of the RIMPAC 2014 Combined Task Force It has been an absolute honor and privilege to be the first Australian Deputy Director of the Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Combined Task Force. Holding a leadership role in an exercise …

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RIMPAC 2014: From My Maritime Perspective

By Rear-Admiral Gilles Couturier RIMPAC 2014 Combined Forces Maritime Component CommanderOne could ask what it means to be the Combined Forces Maritime Component Commander (CFMCC) for RIMPAC 2014. But first, one needs to understand what I just said.The Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) is the largest maritime exercise in the …

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USNS Mercy: Hospital at Sea

PACIFIC OCEAN (May 18, 2012) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), lead vessel for Pacific Partnership 2012, transits the Pacific Ocean toward Guam. Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission designed to work by, with and through host and partner nations, non-governmental organizations and international agencies to build partnerships and a collective ability to respond to natural disasters. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Michael Feddersen/Released)

Maritime partnerships are critical to safeguard freedom of the seas to secure the world’s oceans. USNS Mercy (T-AH 19)‘s participation in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 is just one example of the world’s navies coming together to work on common interest. Mercy and her Sailors are helping to train …

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RIMPAC 2014: Inside Look

Ships gather in formation aft of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) during Rim of The Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.

The future is maritime partnerships. The world’s navies must be able to come together quickly to work on common interests and things that are important worldwide. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel have come together for the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) …

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Relationships Are Key to Interoperability

Members of the Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) work as partners onboard a RAAF AP-3C Orion aircraft on a range clearance exercise during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.

By Air Commodore Chris Westwood Royal Australian Air Force Combined Forces Air Component Commander I have long believed that we make interoperability more difficult than it needs to be, whether it be between coalition or combined forces, between our own national services, or indeed internal to our individual service. The main reason …

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Life Aboard USNS Mercy

By Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Courtez Brown, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Fredelyne Dolores, and Command Senior Chief Dedrick Walker USNS Mercy Two Hospital Corpsman HM1 Courtez Brown: I am a respiratory therapist aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). Serving on Mercy has been such a humbling yet inspiring experience. My …

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