USMC Base in Hawaii to Host Foreign Militaries During RIMPAC 2018

Marine Corps Base Hawaii (MCBH) will host hundreds of foreign military members participating in Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) from mid-June through the beginning of August. RIMPAC training events will occur at sea and on military installations in the Hawaiian Island chain to include Kaneohe Bay and Marine Corps Training Area Bellows.

Oahu residents may see and hear increased military activity surrounding the base. Additionally, there will be periods of 24-hour airfield operations and maintenance may occur overnight to support Exercise RIMPAC, and ensure the safe operation of all aircraft.

Bellows Beach Park will be closed to the public from 20-23 and 27-30 July. These closures support Exercise RIMPAC and ensure the safety of service members and the community.

Marine Corps Base Hawaii sincerely appreciates the community’s support and understanding as service members train to defend this great nation and prepare for overseas contingencies.