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U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, exit an Assault Amphibious Vehicle to assault a beach during Rim of the Pacific 2016. The assault was launched from USS San Diego and commanded by III Marine Expeditionary Force units aboard USS America.Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. 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 in the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Casbarro) - U.S. Marines with Company E, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, exit an Assault Amphibious Vehicle to assault a beach during Rim of the Pacific 2016. The assault was launched from USS San Diego and commanded by III Marine Expeditionary Force units aboard USS America.Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. 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 in the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Matthew Casbarro)

Cpl. Christopher Neumann relays distance-to-ground information to UH-1Y pilots during a close air support exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 19, 2016. Neumann is participating in Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 8 in and around the Hawaiian Islands. RIMPAC offers the U.S. military the opportunity to train with partners and allies in the Pacific region. Neumann, a native of Wells, Maine, is a UH-1Y Huey crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, which supports III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Natalie A. Dillon) - Cpl. Christopher Neumann relays distance-to-ground information to UH-1Y pilots during a close air support exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 19, 2016. Neumann is participating in Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 8 in and around the Hawaiian Islands. RIMPAC offers the U.S. military the opportunity to train with partners and allies in the Pacific region. Neumann, a native of Wells, Maine, is a UH-1Y Huey crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, which supports III Marine Expeditionary Force. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Natalie A. Dillon)

An Australian soldier runs for cover during a squad fire and maneuver exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 14, 2016. The soldiers are participating in Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands. RIMPAC gives U.S. service members an opportunity to interact with partners and allies in the Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Natalie A. Dillon) - An Australian soldier runs for cover during a squad fire and maneuver exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 14, 2016. The soldiers are participating in Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise, from June 29 to Aug. 4 in and around the Hawaiian Islands. RIMPAC gives U.S. service members an opportunity to interact with partners and allies in the Pacific region. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Natalie A. Dillon)

U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nathan H. Steed with Task Force Koa Moana 16.2 fires rounds down range while conducting integrated fire-team buddy rushes with Soldiers from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces on Ovalau, Fiji, July 13, 2016. Fiji is part of Task Force Koa Moana’s deployment throughout the Asia- Pacific region, where Marines and Sailors will share engineering and infantry skills with the RFMF to strengthen mil-to-mil relationships and interoperability. (U.S. Marine Corps imagery by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Jesus McCloud/ Released) - U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Nathan H. Steed with Task Force Koa Moana 16.2 fires rounds down range while conducting integrated fire-team buddy rushes with Soldiers from the Republic of Fiji Military Forces on Ovalau, Fiji, July 13, 2016. Fiji is part of Task Force Koa Moana’s deployment throughout the Asia- Pacific region, where Marines and Sailors will share engineering and infantry skills with the RFMF to strengthen mil-to-mil relationships and interoperability. (U.S. Marine Corps imagery by MCIPAC Combat Camera Lance Cpl. Jesus McCloud/ Released)

160710-F-DF491-288 POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii (July 9, 2016) -- A combat controller from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron clears a UH-60 Blackhawk for takeoff during a humanitarian assistance and disaster response as part of Rim of the Pacific 2016, at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 10, 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. 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 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jaclyn Pienkowski) - 160710-F-DF491-288 POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, Hawaii (July 9, 2016) -- A combat controller from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron clears a UH-60 Blackhawk for takeoff during a humanitarian assistance and disaster response as part of Rim of the Pacific 2016, at Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, July 10, 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. 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 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Jaclyn Pienkowski)

U.S. Marines and sailors march to their designated saluting position minutes before USS America leaves port July 12, 2016. III Marine Expeditionary Forces will conduct mission rehearsals of landing force integration with an amphibious task force during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircrafts, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC 2016 from June 29 to Aug. 4 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 between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. - U.S. Marines and sailors march to their designated saluting position minutes before USS America leaves port July 12, 2016. III Marine Expeditionary Forces will conduct mission rehearsals of landing force integration with an amphibious task force during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircrafts, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC 2016 from June 29 to Aug. 4 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 between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans.

160712-M-UK649-034 KAWAIHAE PIER, Hawaii (July 12, 2016) – Australian Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment debark Her Majesty’s Australian Ship Canberra and come ashore at Kawaihae Pier, Hawaii, July 12, 2016, to participate in Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise. Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC 16 from June 29 to Aug. 4 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 between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 16 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Jesse R. Stence) - 160712-M-UK649-034 KAWAIHAE PIER, Hawaii (July 12, 2016) – Australian Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment debark Her Majesty’s Australian Ship Canberra and come ashore at Kawaihae Pier, Hawaii, July 12, 2016, to participate in Rim of the Pacific 2016, a multinational military exercise. Twenty-six nations, 49 ships, six submarines, about 200 aircraft, and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC 16 from June 29 to Aug. 4 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 between participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 16 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Staff Sgt. Jesse R. Stence)

U.S. and Republic of Korea Marines sight in side-by-side in front of ROK Assault Amphibious Vehicles July 6, 2016 at Suseong Range, South Korea, during a Korean Marine Exchange Program. The goal of the KMEP is to sustain the combined force and enhance the ROK-U.S. team at the tactical level to build combined warfighting capabilities. During this exercise the Marines carried out a bilateral regimental-sized Marine Air Ground Task Force operation for the first time. The ROK Marines were a part of 73rd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division. The U.S. service members are a part of 2nd platoon, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, III Marine Expeditionary Force through the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amaia Unanue/ Released) - U.S. and Republic of Korea Marines sight in side-by-side in front of ROK Assault Amphibious Vehicles July 6, 2016 at Suseong Range, South Korea, during a Korean Marine Exchange Program. The goal of the KMEP is to sustain the combined force and enhance the ROK-U.S. team at the tactical level to build combined warfighting capabilities. During this exercise the Marines carried out a bilateral regimental-sized Marine Air Ground Task Force operation for the first time. The ROK Marines were a part of 73rd Battalion, 7th Regiment, 1st Marine Division. The U.S. service members are a part of 2nd platoon, Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, currently attached to 4th Marine Regiment, III Marine Expeditionary Force through the unit deployment program. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Amaia Unanue/ Released)