Tension with China is downplayed by the Navy as RIMPAC gets underway
By William Cole email@example.com
July 6, 2016
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Tyson answered questions Tuesday from the international press.
Fireworks were displayed Monday over ships moored at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
Vice Adm. Nora W. Tyson, commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet (in red), and Japanese Rear Adm. Koji Manabe, commander, Escort Flotilla 3 (second from right), prepared to break a traditional Japanese sake drum in the hangar bay of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force destroyer helicopter ship JS Hyuga on Saturday during a RIMPAC reception.
Ships moored at Pearl Harbor on Monday displayed maritime signal pennants and flags from their masts during Rim of the Pacific 2016.