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RIMPAC: Sea-to-shore show of force

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

The amphibious landing exercise Sunday was the culminating event for RIMPAC. At top, U.S. Marines exited an AAV. At left, Philippine forces made an advance up the beach. Above, a CH-53E helicopter landed on the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Adelaide offshore.

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Armed forces from Australia, Chile, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and the United States participated Sunday in an amphibious landing exercise at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe. It featured maritime, air and ground attack forces in a fictitious scenario to reclaim an airfield. At top, a U.S. Marine advanced up the banks of Pyramid Rock Beach during the exercise. Above, an assault amphibious vehicle (AAV) landed on shore.