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U.S. Navy Teams Up With Pacific Allies’ Navies In World’s Largest Maritime Warfare Exercise

April 25, 2016

Friends ought to get together once in awhile, especially powerful ones. When those friends are the world’s most powerful navies, that get together is called RIMPAC, the Rim of the Pacific Exercise. It is the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise.


RIMPAC is held biennially during June and July of even-numbered years and is based out of Honolulu, Hawaii. It is hosted and administered by the United States Navy’s Pacific Fleet, headquartered at Pearl Harbor, in conjunction with the Marine Corps, the Coast Guard, and Hawaii National Guard forces under the control of the Governor of Hawaii. The US invites military forces from the Pacific Rim and beyond to participate. The goal is to enhance interoperability between Pacific Rim armed forces, ostensibly as a means of promoting stability in the region to the benefit of all participating nations.

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