RIMPAC 2014 begins June 26

(Via Ho’okele News)

The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) prepares to depart Naval Base San Diego on June 16 for Rim of the Pacific 2014 in Hawaii. U.S. Navy photo by MC3 James Vazquez

U.S. Pacific Fleet


Held every two years by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT), RIMPAC 2014 is a multinational maritime exercise that takes place in and around the Hawaiian Islands.

This year’s RIMPAC exercise, the 24th in the series that began in 1971, is scheduled from June 26 to Aug. 1, with an opening reception scheduled for June 26 and closing reception Aug. 1. Twenty-three nations, 48 surface ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate.

Units from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the People’s Republic of China, Peru, the Republic of Korea, the Republic of the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States will participate.

For more info: www.cpf.navy.mil/rimpac/2014.

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