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Soldiers with the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF), Western Army, and U.S. Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, race toward the shore at Kin Blue training area outside Camp Hansen, during the Japan Observer Exchange Program.  The JGSDF partnered with Fox Company to observe and practice amphibious capabilities while strengthening the partnership between the two nations. Fox Company is the Boat Raid element for the BLT 2/4. BLT 2/4 serves as the Ground Combat Element for the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit
U.S. Marines and sailors prepare to salute before USS America leaves port July 12, 2016. III Marine Expeditionary Forces will conduct mission rehearsals of landing force integration with an amphibious task force during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircrafts, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC 2016 from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans.
U.S. sailors fold the American flag in preparation of USS America leaving port July 12, 2016. III Marine Expeditionary Forces will conduct mission rehearsals of landing force integration with an amphibious task force during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircrafts, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC 2016 from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans.
U.S. Marines and sailors march to their designated saluting position minutes before USS America leaves port July 12, 2016. III Marine Expeditionary Forces will conduct mission rehearsals of landing force integration with an amphibious task force during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircrafts, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC 2016 from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans.
Pfc. Edgar Langle, an infantryman with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, operates a newly developed Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System in a field environment at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 8, 2016.  The system was built by the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory to assist Marines in carrying gear and clearing buildings.  The lab is conducting a Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment in conjunction with Rim of the Pacific exercise to explore new gear and assess its capabilities for potential future use. The Warfighting Lab identifies possible challenges of the future, develops new warfighting concepts, and tests new ideas to help develop equipment that meets the challenges of the future operating environment.
Pfc. Edgar Langle, an infantryman with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, operates a newly developed Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System in a field environment at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 8, 2016.  The system was built by the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory to assist Marines in carrying gear and clearing buildings.  The lab is conducting a Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment in conjunction with Rim of the Pacific exercise to explore new gear and assess its capabilities for potential future use. The Warfighting Lab identifies possible challenges of the future, develops new warfighting concepts, and tests new ideas to help develop equipment that meets the challenges of the future operating environment.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment tested the newly developed Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System in a simulated combat environment at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 8, 2016. The system was built by the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory to assist Marines in carrying gear and clearing buildings.  The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory is conducting a Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment to explore new gear and assess its capabilities for potential future use. The Warfighting Lab identifies possible challenges of the future, develops new warfighting concepts, and tests new ideas to help develop equipment that meets the challenges of the future operating environment.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment tested new equipment such as the Multi Utility Tactical Transport in a simulated combat environment at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 8, 2016. The MUTT is designed as a force multiplier to enhance expeditionary power enabling Marines to cover larger areas and provide superior firepower with the lightest tactical footprint possible.  The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory is conducting a Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment in conjunction with Rim of the Pacific exercise to explore new gear and assess its capabilities for potential future use. The Warfighting Lab identifies possible challenges of the future, develops new warfighting concepts, and tests new ideas to help develop equipment that meets the challenges of the future operating environment.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines Regiment prepare a newly developed system, the Multi Utility Tactical Transport, for testing at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 8, 2016. The MUTT is designed as a force multiplier to enhance expeditionary power enabling Marines to cover larger areas and provide superior firepower with the lightest tactical footprint possible.  The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory is conducting a Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment in conjunction with Rim of the Pacific exercise to explore new gear and assess its capabilities for potential future use. The Warfighting Lab identifies possible challenges of the future, develops new warfighting concepts, and tests new ideas to help develop equipment that meets the challenges of the future operating environment.
Marines with 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment tested new equipment such as the Multi Utility Tactical Transport in a simulated combat environment at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 8, 2016. The MUTT is designed as a force multiplier to enhance expeditionary power enabling Marines to cover larger areas and provide superior firepower with the lightest tactical footprint possible.  The Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory is conducting a Marine Air-Ground Task Force Integrated Experiment in conjunction with Rim of the Pacific exercise to explore new gear and assess its capabilities for potential future use. The Warfighting Lab identifies possible challenges of the future, develops new warfighting concepts, and tests new ideas to help develop equipment that meets the challenges of the future operating environment.
Lance Cpl. Thomas Gardner assembles an antenna on Range 1, near the Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 8, 2016. The antenna will be used to broaden Marines' area of communication during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in Rim of the Pacific 2016 from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 16 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. Gardner, a native of Rock Springs, Wyoming, is a field radio operator with 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Cpl. Andrew White, a motor transportation operator, hammers a stake into the ground that will support a large antenna on Range 1, near the Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 8, 2016. The antenna will be used to broaden Marines' area of communication during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in Rim of the Pacific 2016 from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 16 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. White, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, is with 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Lance Cpl. Thomas Gardner (left), a field radio operator, and Lance Cpl. Brandyn Sethman (right), a motor transportation operator, construct an antenna on Range 1, near the Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 8, 2016. The antenna will be used to broaden Marines' area of communication during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in Rim of the Pacific 2016 from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 16 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. Gardner, a native of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and Sethman, a native of Texarkana, Texas, are with 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Mexican sailors storm the shores of Red Beach after landing with U.S. Marines from 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion during Rim of the Pacific 2016, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 9, 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, 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 the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971
Canadian Marines push to their next objective alongside an assault amphibious vehicle as part of shore-to-shore training during Rim of the Pacific 2016, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 9, 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, 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 the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
A U.S. Marine and Mexican Sailors during RIMPAC 2016 discusses the course of action during amphibious assault operations training for Rim of the Pacific 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 9, 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, 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 the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
U.S. Marines with Bravo Company, 3rd Amphibious Assault Battalion take part in a shore-to-shore exercise using assault amphibious vehicles to enhance their sea-to-land capabilities during Rim of the Pacific 2016 aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 9, 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, 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 the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
Mexican Sailors conduct sea-to-shore raid training during Rim of the Pacific 2016, aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., July 9, 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world's largest international maritime exercise, 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 the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
160708-M-QQ799-197 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 8, 2016) Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific commander, speaks with Cdr. Scott Larson, commanding officer, USS Coronado, on a visit to the ship during Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
160708-M-QQ799-055 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM (July 8, 2016) Lt. Gen. John A. Toolan, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific commander, visits USS Coronado during Exercise Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.