Video: RIMPAC 2014 Ships Underway
The U.S. Navy posted a video showing Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014 operations underway. Watch as 42 ships and submarines representing 15 international partner nations steam in a close formation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5AmsTE2ekM.
IN total, 22 nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to August 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
RIMPAC is the world's largest international maritime exercise, providing a training opportunity that helps participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships 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.