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Chile to take RIMPAC leadership post

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2016

    Hawaii Marines and Japanese soldiers landed at Pyramid Rock Beach in Kaneohe as a reconaissance team during an amphibious assault vehicle attack last year. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel participated in RIMPAC 2016 mostly in and around Hawaii but also off Southern California.

Command of ships at sea in Rim of the Pacific maritime exercise, the world’s largest, will be less Anglophile next year with Chile becoming the first nonfounding member selected to be maritime component commander. Read more

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