040706-N-4304S-242 Pacific Ocean (July 6, 2004) - Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handler) 3rd Class Chris Colyn directs a CH-53D Sea Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMH-363) as it lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Tarawa (LHA 1). Tarawa is one of many U.S. ships participating in 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. RIMPA
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