RIMPAC 2014

RIMPAC 2014


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Held every two years by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT) and executed by Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (C3F), RIMPAC 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. Twenty-three nations, 47 surface ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel will participate. This year's exercise includes units or personnel from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, 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. RIMPAC is 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 Documentary RIMPAC 2014 Documentary
An in-depth look at Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated...
Rim of the Pacific 2014 - Short Production Video Rim of the Pacific 2014 - Short Production Video
A look at some of the exciting and important work from Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft...
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The Royal Canadian Navy’s frigate Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Calgary leaves Pearl Harbor on July 29, 2014 to begin MissileEx after completing Exercise Rim...
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U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force service members conduct amphibious training during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.
I Stand the Watch, Australia I Stand the Watch, Australia
Able Seaman Holden, a sailor stationed aboard the Royal Australian Navy multi-product replenishment oiler HMAS Success (OR 304), recounts her experiences as a sailor...
NON-COMBATANT EVACUATION OPERATIONS, RIMPAC 2014 NON-COMBATANT EVACUATION OPERATIONS, RIMPAC 2014
Soldiers from Canada, the U.S., and the New Zealand participate in the final day of the Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations phase of Rim of the Pacific Exercise 2014.
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U.S. Marines and international service members conduct amphibious assault operations during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships...
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U.S. Marine Corps and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force service members conduct amphibious training during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014.
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Marines assigned to Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment set up a support site for non-combatant evacuation operations during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)...
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Troops from Canada and the United States are inserted into the Kahuku Training Area via CH-53 Super Stallions during an exercise to secure an embassy and surrounding...
Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations, RIMPAC 2014 Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations, RIMPAC 2014
Soldiers from Canada and the United States are inserted into the Kahuku Training Area, Hawaii, USA via CH-53 Super Stallion helicopters during a Non-Combatant...
I Stand the Watch, United States, RIMPAC 2014 I Stand the Watch, United States, RIMPAC 2014
Ensign Leslie Caputo, a naval nurse stationed aboard Hospital Ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), recounts her experiences as a Sailor during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)...

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Midshipmen embarked on the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) fly aboard an MH-60S Knighthawk assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 during...
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An information graphic describing U.S. and international military participation in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014. (U.S. Navy photo illustration/Released)
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Sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)...
Peleliu departs Pearl Harbor-Hickham Peleliu departs Pearl Harbor-Hickham
Sailors salute the USS Arizona Memorial as the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in Rim of the...
Peleliu departs Pearl Harbor-Hickham Peleliu departs Pearl Harbor-Hickham
Sailors man the rails as the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after participating in Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)...
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A U.S. Navy SH-60S Seahawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21 sits on the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5)...
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An MV-22B Osprey assigned to the Greyhawks of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76)....
USS Ronald Reagan participates in RIMPAC 2014 USS Ronald Reagan participates in RIMPAC 2014
An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 14 performs flight operations as the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan...
USS Ronald Reagan participates in RIMPAC 2014 USS Ronald Reagan participates in RIMPAC 2014
Sailors guide a CH-53E Sea Stallion, assigned to Warhorse of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465, on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan...
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U.S. Navy Boatswain's Mate 3rd Class Chanz Curry throws a heaving line to the pier aboard the dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) as the ship arrives at Joint...
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U.S. Navy Chief Boatswain's Mate Marvin Tapper, assigned to Beachmaster Unit 1, renders honors aboard the dock landing ship USS Rushmore (LSD 47) as the ship passes...
Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns from RIMPAC 2014 at-sea phase Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns from RIMPAC 2014...
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Waesche returns to the Coast Guard Base at Sand Island, Hawaii, July 30, 2014, after spending three weeks at sea participating in Rim of the...

USS Cape St. George completes RIMPAC, arrives in...
The Ticonderoga class guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) arrived in Singapore Aug. 20 for a good will and friendship building port visit as well as a...
JECC participates in the world’s largest...
From June 26 – Aug. 1, members of the Joint Enabling Capabilities Command’s (JECC) Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE) and Joint Public Affairs Support...
PTA: The way ‘outback’ PTA: The way ‘outback’
When it comes to training, some countries aren’t as lucky as the United States is with having such a vast range of training environments, one of those countries...

DoD News Now: 1500 July 28, 2014
Marines are training in austere conditions as part of RIMPAC 2014, U.S. military leaders celebrate the anniversary of the Korean War armistice, and a special focus on...
DoD News Now: 0900 July 23, 2014
The nominee for VA Secretary testifies on Capitol Hill, testing alternative fuels at RIMPAC and Marines board dragon boats.
Maj. Christopher Orlowski
Maj. Christopher Orlowski talks to a Popular Science reporter about his job as the program manager at DARPA for the LS3 during RIMPAC 2014.