Monday, November 30, 2009


040630-N-2911P-004 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (June 30, 2004) - Ships from seven participating nations sit pier side at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, awaiting the start of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. This years exercise includes seven participating nations; Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. RIMPAC is intended to enhance the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea, while enhancing stability in the Pacific Rim region. U. S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class (NAC) John T. Parker (RELEASED) For more information go to:

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