Soldiers of the Non-combatant Evacuation Operation Unit, 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from Shilo, Manitoba, practice Military Operations in Urban Terrain using simulated ammunition, at the Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, Waimanalo, Hawaii, July 8, 2012. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the biennial Rim of the Pacific 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 world's oceans. RIMPAC 2012 is the 23rd exercise in the series that began in 1971. (Photo by MCpl Marc-Andre Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera)
|Date Posted:||07.09.2012 23:53|
|Location:||WAIMANALO, HI, US|
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