Military personnel from twenty-two nations are participating in Rim of the Pacific or RIMPAC 2012 taking place June 29th to August 3rd in the Hawaiian islands. The US Pacific Fleet is hosting the largest international maritime exercise now in its 23rd year and includes more than 40 ships and submarines, 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel. With more than 80 percent of the world’s population living in coastal areas and 90 percent of international trade transported on the world’s oceans, RIMPAC provides participating forces the ability to train in a wide variety of capabilities. These activities include disaster response, maritime security operations, sea control and complex war fighting. Produced by MC1 Elisandro T. Diaz, Fleet Combat Group Pacific.
Soundbite: Rear Adm. Patrick E. McGrath, Commander, Strike Force Training Pacific Deputy Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet
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