SMWDC - RIMPAC 2016
SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES
 

​SAN DIEGO (July 13, 2016) Royal Canadian Navy sailors show Rear Adm. Jim Kilby, commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, center, the use of a SeaBotix Unmanned Underwater Vehicle Controller aboard Royal Canadian Navy Kingston-class coastal defense vessel Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Saskatoon (MM 709), during the Southern California portion of Rim of the Pacific 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. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jonathan A. Nelson/Released)

 

USS PEARL HARBOR (LSD 52), UNITED STATES
SAN DIEGO (July 15, 2016) Rear Adm. Jim W. Kilby, Commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, prepares to board amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52) during the Southern California portion of Rim of the Pacific 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. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Curtis D. Spencer/Released)

 

HELICOPTER MINE COUNTERMEASURES SQUADRON (HM) 14

SAN DIEGO (July 15, 2016) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 1st Class John Jacops, left, and Chief Naval Aircrewman Shaun Daniels, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron (HM) 14, explain how the MK-104 acoustic minesweeping device functions to Rear Adm. Jim W. Kilby, Commander, Naval Surface and Mine Warfighting Development Center, during a tour of the squadron in support of the Southern California portion of Rim of the Pacific 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. The world’s largest 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. Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Jeremy Braun/Released)

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