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    New Zealand commodore visits Point Loma during RIMPAC [Image 2 of 11]

    New Zealand commodore visits Point Loma during RIMPAC

    NAVAL BASE POINT LOMA, CA, UNITED STATES

    07.17.2018

    Photo by Lt. Matthew Stroup 

    Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet     

    180717-N-LR347-002 NAVAL BASE POINT LOMA (July 17, 2018) Rear Adm. Dave Welch, (far right) commander, Task Force (CTF) 177, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center watches as Royal New Zealand Navy sailors assigned to CTF 177 perform a welcome haka on board Naval Base Point Loma. Welch is the Mine Warfare Commander for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise and the U.S. Navy's Gobal Mine Warfare Commander. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Matthew A. Stroup/Released)

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    Date Taken: 07.17.2018
    Date Posted: 07.20.2018 01:47
    Photo ID: 4569480
    VIRIN: 180717-N-LR347-002
    Resolution: 4743x3162
    Size: 2.82 MB
    Location: NAVAL BASE POINT LOMA, CA, US 

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