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RIMPAC 2016 Photos
U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, assault a beach during Rim of the Pacific 2016. The assault was launched from USS San Diego and commanded by III Marine Expeditionary Force units aboard USS America. 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 in the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Thomas Boots, with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, communicates with his Marines while conducting a beach assault during Rim of the Pacific 2016. The assault was launched from USS San Diego and commanded by III Marine Expeditionary Force units aboard USS America. 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 in the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, assault a beach during Rim of the Pacific 2016. The assault was launched from USS San Diego and commanded by III Marine Expeditionary Force units aboard USS America. 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 in the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, assault a beach during Rim of the Pacific 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 in the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, assault a beach during Rim of the Pacific 2016. The assault was launched from USS San Diego and commanded by III Marine Expeditionary Force units aboard USS America. 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 in the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, approach the shore in a beach assault during Rim of the Pacific 2016.  The assault was launched from USS San Diego and commanded by III Marine Expeditionary Force units aboard USS America. 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 in the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
Lance Cpl. Antonio Garcia prepares a C-130 for flight at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Hawaii, July 26, 2016. Garcia is participating in Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 8 in and around the Hawaiian Islands. During RIMPAC, Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 crew members are responsible for preparing aircraft for flight, onloading and offloading cargo, and ensuring the safety of passengers and other crew members. Garcia, a native of East Palo Alto, California, is a crewmaster with VMGR-152 (call sign SUMO), Marine Aircraft Group 24, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, which supports III Marine Expeditionary Force. (Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Natalie Dillon)
Marine Cpl. Jose Jaureguizar with Bravo Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion undergoes a gear inspection prior to a High Altitude Low Oxygen jump during the Southern California portion of Rim of the Pacific 2016 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton July 26, 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. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Tyler Byther/ Released)
Marine Cpl. Jose Jaureguizar, left, and Lance Cpl. Ryan Bernico, right, apply camouflage paint prior to a High Altitude Low Oxygen jump during the Southern California portion of Rim of the Pacific 2016 aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton July 26, 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. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Tyler Byther/ Released)
Commander of the 1st Canadian Air Division Maj. Gen. Christian Drouin tours the flight line with U.S. and Canadian service members, July 26, 2016, during the Southern California portion of Rim of the Pacific 2016. Maj. Gen Drouin visited participating squadrons in the Canadian Tactical Aviation Detachment to keep them informed of upcoming missions and boost morale. 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. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Nadia J. Stark/ Released)
Australian Army Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment shoot an M240G Medium Machine Gun on Range 8 on Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 22, 2016.  These soldiers are participating in Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 8 in and around the Hawaiian Islands. RIMPAC will help us integrate joint and combined capabilities to conduct amphibious, offensive, defensive, and stability operations.
U.S. Marines and Australian Army soldiers fire on a range at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 22, 2016.  They are participating in Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 8 in and around the Hawaiian Islands. RIMPAC helps partner nations develop joint and combined capabilities to conduct amphibious, offensive, defensive, and stability operations.
Cpl. Jason Brown (Top) and Chief Petty Officer Huu Tran (Bottom) shoot on the unknown distance range at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 22, 2016.  They are participating in Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 8 in and around the Hawaiian Islands. RIMPAC helps integrate joint and combined capabilities to conduct amphibious, offensive, defensive, and stability operations.
Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, run across the flight deck after landing on amphibious assault ship USS America, July 22, 2016. The Marines are participating in the Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 8 in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Participation in RIMPAC develops mutual trust and respect across the joint and combined team through increased understanding of allied and partner cultures, competencies, and capabilities.
Marines with Fox Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment run across the flight deck after landing on amphibious assault ship USS America, July 22, 2016. The Marines are participating in the Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 8 in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Participation in RIMPAC develops mutual trust and respect across the joint and combined team through increased understanding of allied and partner cultures, competencies, and capabilities.
Lance Cpl. Landon Smith stands in front of a CH-53E Super Stallion on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America, July 22, 2016. The Marines are participating in the Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 8 in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Participation in RIMPAC will help us develop mutual trust and respect across the joint and combined team through increased understanding of allied and partner cultures, competencies, and capabilities. Smith, a native of Woodstock, Georgia, is a Flight Mechanic with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463, which supports III Marine Expeditionary Force.
A CH-53E Super Stallion lands on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America, July 22, 2016. The Marines are participating in the Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 8 in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Participation in RIMPAC develops mutual trust and respect across the joint and combined team through increased understanding of allied and partner cultures, competencies, and capabilities.
An MV-22B Osprey flies by a CH-53E Super Stallion to land on the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS America, July 22, 2016. The Marines are participating in the Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 8, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. Participation in RIMPAC develops mutual trust and respect across the joint and combined team through increased understanding of allied and partner cultures, competencies, and capabilities.
Royal New Zealand Navy Commodore Jim Gilmour visits Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force while touring Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 19, 2016, during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Rim of the Pacific 2016 is a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands.  Gilmour is the commander of Combined Task Force 176, a multinational naval force that includes military units from New Zealand, Australia, the U.S., and other allied or partnered nations.
Royal New Zealand Navy Commodore Jim Gilmour visits Marines with III Marine Expeditionary Force while touring Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 19, 2016, during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Rim of the Pacific 2016 is a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 8, in and around the Hawaiian Islands.  Gilmour is the commander of Combined Task Force 176, a multinational naval force that includes military units from New Zealand, Australia, the U.S., and other allied or partnered nations.