Friday, July 06, 2012

RIMPAC 2012. Ground side training.

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (June 28, 2012) Soldiers from Alpha Company, New Zealand Army, run through procedures for clearing buildings as part of the Military Operations Urban Training (MOUT). Alpha Company is hosted by the 1st Battalion 3rd Marine Regiment during exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. (New Zealand Defence Force Photo by LAC Amanda McErlich, Photographer, Defence Communications Group)

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (July 1, 2012) Soldiers from Alpha Company, New Zealand Army, practice drills for urban clearing at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) Military Armored Tactical Combat House while personnel from 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment watch. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC exercise from Jun. 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. New Zealand Defence Force Photo by: LAC Amanda McErlich, Photographer, Defence Communications Group

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (July 2, 2012) A Republic of Korea Marine with 1st ROK Marine Division conducts a speed reload for his K2 assault rifle during a weapons training evolution as part of Rim of the Pacific 2012, July 2, 2012. Approximately 2,200 personnel from 9 nations are participating in RIMPAC 12 as part of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 3, Combined Force Land Component Command. The CFLCC is conducting amphibious and land-based operations in order to enhance multinational and joint interoperability. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the biennial RIMPAC exercise from June 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jerome Reed/RELEASED)

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII Mexican Marine Corporal Sergio Deloya Chino fires at 25-yard targets
during weapons training as part of Rim of the Pacific 2012, July 2, 2012. Approximately 2,200 personnel
from 9 nations are participating in RIMPAC 12 as part of Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force
3, Combined Force Land Component Command. The CFLCC is conducting amphibious and land-based
operations in order to enhance multinational and joint interoperability. Twenty-two nations, more than
40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the biennial
RIMPAC exercise from June 29 to Aug. 3, in and around the Hawaiian Islands. (U.S. Marine Corps photo
by Cpl. Jerome Reed/RELEASED)

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (July 2, 2012) Members of the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from Shilo, Manitoba, and 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines from Hawaii, United-States, get on board a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 2 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 (RIMPAC) 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. Canadian Forces photo by : MCpl Marc-Andre Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera. RELEASED

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (July 2, 2012) Members of the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from Shilo, Manitoba, and 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines from Hawaii, United-States, get on board a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 2 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 (RIMPAC) 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. Canadian Forces photo by : MCpl Marc-Andre Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera. RELEASED

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII (July 2, 2012) - Members of the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from Shilo, Manitoba, and 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines from Hawaii, United-States, practice the Fast Rope Insertion Extraction System with a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, on July 2 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 (RIMPAC) 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. Canadian Forces photo by : MCpl Marc-Andre Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera. RELEASED

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