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Embracing Opportunities during RIMPAC 2016

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By Royal Canadian Navy Rear Adm. Scott Bishop Deputy Commander Combined Task Force, RIMPAC 2016 The sun crests the horizon of the Pacific Ocean and fills the bridge of your warship with warm morning light. Salt on the reinforced glass window you are looking through diffuses the light, causing it …

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Rim of the Pacific 2016 Conducts Mass Casualty Drill

Military personnel conduct a mass casualty event during RIMAC 2016.

In this video blog below, Lt. Emily Lipsky, Coastal Riverine Group One’s senior medical officer, explains how Sailors and Soldiers provided simulated emergency medical response for a mass casualty drill with participants and coalition partners during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 …

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My Rim of the Pacific Experience Sailing with USS San Diego

Acting Sub-Lieutenant Jérémie Fraser, Canadian exchange officer sailing onboard USS San Diego (LPD 22) for RIMPAC 2016. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

By Acting Sub-Lieutenant Jérémie Fraser, Canadian exchange officer sailing onboard USS San Diego (LPD 22) for RIMPAC 2016 After spending a dozen days on the beautiful island of Oahu, I am now observing the immense preparations required for the departure of the ship. USS San Diego (LPD 22) is now …

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Demonstrating Capable, Adaptive, Partners During 25th RIMPAC

Graphic of RIMPAC logo with archive image from previous exercise

By Vice Adm. Nora Tyson Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Commander, Rim of the Pacific’s Combined Task Force It’s hard to imagine that when RIMPAC began in 1971, only five nations participated – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Since then, it’s grown to become the …

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Breaking The Ice: How Navy Subs Are Bringing Allies, Private Organizations, Academia, Government Together in the Arctic

ARCTIC CIRCLE (March 14, 2016) The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) surfaces through the ice in the Arctic Circle during Ice Exercise (ICEX). ICEX 2016 is a five-week exercise designed to research, test, and evaluate operational capabilities in the region. ICEX 2016 allows the U.S. Navy to assess operational readiness in the Arctic, increase experience in the region, advance understanding of the Arctic environment, and develop partnerships and collaborative efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tyler Thompson/Released)

The U.S. Navy’s ICEX, or Ice Exercise, is a biennial exercise conducted above the Arctic Circle in cooperation with other branches of the military, government agencies, allied partners, private organizations and academic institutions. Commander, Submarine Forces officially kicked off ICEX 2016 in the Arctic Ocean with the construction of U.S. Navy …

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SEACAT: A Southeast Asian Multilateral Powerhouse

By Cmdr. Greg Adams N7 Theater Security Cooperation, U.S. 7th Fleet, Task Force 73 Amidst recent calls for more multilateralism in our traditionally bilateral exercises, Southeast Asia Cooperation And Training (SEACAT) stands tall as the only multilateral information sharing exercise of its kind in Southeast Asia. A relatively small exercise …

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