U.S. Navy Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Christopher O’Neil, center, signals to the pilot of a T-45C Goshawk aircraft assigned to Training Squadron (VT) 22, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), in the Atlantic Ocean. The Harry S. Truman was underway conducting carrier qualifications. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karl Anderson, U.S. Navy/Released)
A Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force SH-60K Seahawk helicopter delivers medical supplies during a mass casualty drill as part of a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief response exercise during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2014 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. RIMPAC is a U.S. Pacific Fleet-hosted biennial multinational maritime exercise designed to foster and sustain international cooperation on the security of the world’s oceans. (DoD photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tiarra Fulgham, U.S. Navy/Released)
U.S. Army Sgt. Darryl Wright and Private 1st Class Brandon Verano with the 351st Aviation Support Battalion, S.C. Army National Guard, wait for the dust to settle after hooking up a water buffalo to a UH-60 Black Hawk to practice sling load operations in the skies over Columbia, S.C. The training is part of the unit’s pre-mobilization preparedness for their upcoming deployment to Kuwait. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Jamie Delk/Released)
U.S. Marine Corps LCpl Cody Rainey, Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), UH-1Y Huey helicopter crew chief and native of Pittsburgh, mans a .50 caliber door mounted machine gun during Tactical Air Control Party exercise. (Photo by Cpl Caleb McDonald)
Cpl Marcus Thibodeau, an anti-tank missileman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division assigned to Black Sea Rotational Force 14, examines a Latvian G36 rifle during Summer Shield aboard Camp Adazi, Latvia. (Photo by LCpl Scott Whiting)
1st Sgt. Jason Marshall, company 1st sergeant for Company Landing Team 1, fixes his gear after leaving a CH53E Super Stallion Helicopter at Kahuku Training Area during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships, six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in the biennial RIMPAC exercise which is a multinational maritime exercise held biannually in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. RIMPAC 2014 is the 24th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Sarah Dietz/Released)
RIMPAC 2014 - 42 ships and submarines in formation
Forty-two ships and submarines representing 15 international partner nations steam in a close formation during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2014. Twenty-two nations, 49 ships and six submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 26 to August 1, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.