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Land and amphibious training return to RIMPAC

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                                Military personnel from Tonga, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Australia and the United States participated Monday in Rim of the Pacific joint training exercises in Waimanalo. Above, marines assaulted a building complex.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Military personnel from Tonga, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Australia and the United States participated Monday in Rim of the Pacific joint training exercises in Waimanalo. Above, marines assaulted a building complex.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Military personnel from Tonga, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Australia and the United States participated Monday in Rim of the Pacific joint training exercises in Waimanalo. Above, a USMC CH-53 helicopter performed a drop into the ocean during RIMPAC’s urban close combat and jungle training at Bellows Air Force Station.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Military personnel from Tonga, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Australia and the United States participated Monday in Rim of the Pacific joint training exercises in Waimanalo. Above, a USMC CH-53 helicopter performed a drop into the ocean during RIMPAC’s urban close combat and jungle training at Bellows Air Force Station.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Military personnel from Tonga, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Australia and the United States participated Monday in Rim of the Pacific joint training exercises in Waimanalo. At top, Australian commandos deployed in Zodiac boats.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Military personnel from Tonga, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Australia and the United States participated Monday in Rim of the Pacific joint training exercises in Waimanalo. At top, Australian commandos deployed in Zodiac boats.

On Monday afternoon at a mock village near Bellows Beach, a force of Tongan marines made its way down a narrow alleyway between two homes. As they emerged they began taking fire as blank rounds rang out. Read more

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