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RIMPAC ships revolutionizing ways to bring forces inland from ocean

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    Lance Cpl. Kyle Duran drove his amphibious assault vehicle through the surf Friday during RIMPAC exercises at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.

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    Marines caught air in a Zodiac-type boat near Pyramid Rock.

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    Sgt. Bernard Lewis, right, spoke to three Japanese soldiers who are experts in the amphibious assault vehicles.

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    Japanese soldiers waded into the ocean to get onto a Zodiac-type boat.

The two sides of the Navy/Marine Corps amphibious coin — ship to shore via traditional watercraft and via aircraft such as the newer tilt-rotor Osprey — are a big focus of Rim of the Pacific exercises, and a growing interest for partner nations in the region. Read more

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