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180625-N-KR702-0109

PEARL HARBOR (June 25, 2018) Philippine Navy frigate BRP Andres Bonifacio (FF 17) arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in preparation for RIMPAC 2018. Twenty-five nations, more than 45 ships and submarines, about 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 27 to Aug. 2 in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. The world’s largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity while fostering and sustaining cooperative relationships among participants critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security of the world’s oceans. RIMPAC 2018 is the 26th exercise in the series that began in 1971. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Holly L. Herline)

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Taken on June 25, 2018