Troops Conduct Multi-National Amphibious Assault Raid During RIMPAC

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MARINE CORPS TRAINING AREA BELLOWS, Hawaii (July 28, 2018) Service members from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, His Majesty’s Armed Forces (Tonga) and U.S. Marines disembark an Australian army Landing Craft Mechanized (LCM-8) during a multinational amphibious assault raid during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 28, 2018. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, and 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 Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kelsey J. Hockenberger/Released)