Images: RIMPAC 2012 [Image 13 of 23]
U.S. Marines Corps Lance Cpl. James Zemesero, from Company C, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay act as a position safe officer as Royal Tongan Marines call out commands during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2012 July 21, 2012, live fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area, (PTA) Hawaii. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 29 to Aug. 3, 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 worlds oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971.