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    Amphibious Operations at RIMPAC 2016 [Image 3 of 7]

    Amphibious Operations at RIMPAC 2016



    Photo by Chief Petty Officer Joan Jennings 

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet           

    160730-O-DZ829-031 MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS (July 30, 2016) Victor Company lands at Bellows Beach during the Rim of Pacific 2016. Victor Company is comprised of three platoons from U.S. Marine Corps, His Majesty's Armed Forces Tonga, and the New Zealand army who carried out an amphibious assault at Bellows Beach. 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. (Royal New Zealand Navy Photo by Petty Officer Chris Weissenborn).



    Date Taken: 07.30.2016
    Date Posted: 08.01.2016 21:33
    Photo ID: 2761348
    VIRIN: 160730-O-DZ829-031
    Resolution: 4928x3280
    Size: 9.03 MB
    Location: HI, US

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