U.S. Navy patrol boats assigned to Coastal Riverine Squadron (CORIVRON) 11 return to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after escorting the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Hyuga-class helicopter destroyer JS Ise (DDH 182) through Pearl Harbor for Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014.
Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from June 26 to Aug. 1, 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 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971.
Naval Today Staff, July 11, 2014; Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Christopher D. Blachly