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…

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Two VP-4 P-8A Poseidons Arrive in Hawaii for Rotational Deployment

Two P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft assigned to the Skinny Dragons of Patrol Squadron (VP) 4 will deploy to Marine Corps Base Hawaii and Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in support of maritime security initiatives starting this week. This is a part of a rotational deployment of forces, and the first time a P-8 detachment will be deployed to Oahu. Previously, these maritime security missions were flown by P-3C Orion aircraft. This is VP-4’s first deployment flying the P-8A Poseidon. The P-8A, a militarized version of the Boeing 737, is the…

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