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PACIFIC OCEAN (July 17, 2018) Royal Australian Navy Leading Seaman Boatswain's Mate Elliott Smith, assigned to Royal Australian Navy landing helicopter dock ship HMAS Adelaide (L01), from Sunshine Coast, Australia, navigates a landing helicopter dock landing craft, assigned to Adelaide, as part of assault amphibious vehicle operation training during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 17. Twenty-five nations, 46 ships, five submarines, and about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in 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 Kelsey J. Hockenberger/Released)

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Photo prise le 17 juillet 2018 (© U.S. Pacific Fleet / Flickr)

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