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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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RIMPAC 2016: An Exercise in Response and Interoperability

By Rear Adm. Frederick J. “Fritz” Roegge Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet This year, I have the privilege to serve as Rim of the Pacific 2016’s theater anti-submarine warfare commander and submarine operating authority. I have two major goals in this position. The first is the safety of RIMPAC …

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Not Your Average 9 to 5

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (July 14, 2016) USS San Diego (LPD 22) steams off the coast during an amphibious demonstration showing the interoperability between the U.S. military and partner nations participating in Rim of the Pacific. (Royal New Zealand Navy photo by Petty Officer Chris Weissenborn).

By Sub Lieutenant Jeremie Fraser Canadian exchange officer onboard USS San Diego (LPD 22) It usually takes three or four days before you see the beginning of fatigue in the eyes of everyone. However, it always ends by noticing the signs of tiredness related to additional duties and responsibilities once …

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A Foundation of Mutual Respect

By U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. David Bellon Fleet Marine Officer to CTF 176 embarked aboard USS America for Rim of the Pacific 2016 One of the most inspiring aspects of being embarked on a ship for any Marine is to witness firsthand our shipmates’ mastery of their craft during …

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Working Together during RIMPAC 2016 for the Future

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 11, 2016) A Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 Hornet flies alongside a KC-135 Stratotanker flown by a crew from the 465th Air Refueling Squadron, Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., in support of Rim of the Pacific 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Grady Epperly)

By Royal Canadian Air Force Brig. Gen. Blaise Frawley Combined Forces Air Component Commander, Rim of the Pacific 2016 This year marks the 25th iteration of RIMPAC, and I have to admit, I’m really excited to be this year’s combined forces air component commander. My job here is to oversee …

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