180711-N-YR245-0518 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 11, 2018) Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) approaches Royal Canadian Navy replenishment vessel MV Asterix with Chilean frigate CNS Almirante Lynch (FF 07) alongside at a replenishment-at-sea approach training during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 11. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships and five submarines, and about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC

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180711-N-YR245-0518 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 11, 2018) Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) approaches Royal Canadian Navy replenishment vessel MV Asterix with Chilean frigate CNS Almirante Lynch (FF 07) alongside at a replenishment-at-sea approach training during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 11. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships and five submarines, and about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC
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180711-N-YR245-0518 PACIFIC OCEAN (July 11, 2018) Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) approaches Royal Canadian Navy replenishment vessel MV Asterix with Chilean frigate CNS Almirante Lynch (FF 07) alongside at a replenishment-at-sea approach training during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 11. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships and five submarines, and about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 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 among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Craig Z. Rodarte/Released)