U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific
In Any Clime and Place
Photo By: Cpl. Erik Estrada
MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII - Republic of Korea Marines regroup after conducting a fast-roping exercise out of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter as part of Ground Air Integration Training here, June 30. GAIT allows militaries to insert troops onto the ground by helicopter quickly without having to land the aircraft. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. 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 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
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