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    Forty Ships and Submarines Steam in Close Formation During RIMPAC [Image 8 of 30]

    Forty Ships and Submarines Steam in Close Formation During RIMPAC



    Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Ace Rheaume 

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet           

    160728-N-SI773-0461 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 28, 2016) Forty ships and submarines representing 13 international partner nations steam in close formation 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 on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy Combat Camera photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Ace Rheaume/Released)



    Date Taken: 07.28.2016
    Date Posted: 07.29.2016 17:12
    Photo ID: 2755880
    VIRIN: 160728-N-SI773-0461
    Resolution: 4823x3210
    Size: 1.32 MB
    Location: PACIFIC OCEAN

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