Air force Capt. Jason Coleman and his daughter watch as the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) pulls into Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam to support Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012 exercise.
Being billed as one of the largest international maritime exercises ever, 22 nations came together as RIMPAC (the Rim of the Pacific war games), got underway last Friday in Hawaii.
25,000 personnel, 42 ships, six submarines, USS Nimitz (CVN 68) aircraft carrier and more than 200 aircraft that will participate in this year’s RIMPAC.
Recently featured in the summer blockbuster Battleship, RIMPAC is set to be just as exciting, minus the alien encounters. As participants will train to clear mines, dispose of explosives and come to the aid of civilians in natural disasters, among other drills — making RIMPAC a key training tool in global cooperation and prosperity.