RIMPAC 2022 Officially Starts

The U.S. Navy launched the 28th edition of the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), the world’s largest international maritime exercise, today. Twenty-six nations, 38 surface ships, four submarines, nine national land forces, more than 30 unmanned systems, approximately 170 aircraft and more than 25,000 personnel will train and operate in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California, June…

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KRI Gusti Ngurah Rai Arrives in Pearl Harbor for RIMPAC 2022

KRI I Gusti Ngurah Rai-332, ship of the Multilateral Rim of Pacific Joint Training Task Force (Satgas Latma Multilateral RIMPAC) 2022 TNI Navy (TNI AL) arrived at Joint Pearl Harbor Hickam Pier (JBPHH) Hawaii, United States Sunday (26/6 ), after 11 days of sailing from Guam. The arrival of the Latma RIMPAC Task Force commanded by Naval Colonel (P) Lewis…

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HMNZS Aotearoa Departs for RIMPAC 22

Royal New Zealand Navy ship HMNZS Aotearoa will be taking part in the world’s largest international maritime exercise for the first time, as part of a five-and-a-half month deployment to the Asia Pacific region. After COVID-19 restrictions kept participants at sea only for the previous Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) multinational exercise, RIMPAC 22 will be back to a full-scale,…

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U.S. Navy Announces 28th RIMPAC Exercise

Twenty-six nations, 38 surface ships, four submarines, nine national land forces, more than 170 aircraft and approximately 25,000 personnel will participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise scheduled June 29 to Aug. 4, in and around the Hawaiian Islands and Southern California. RIMPAC 2022 is the 28th exercise in the series that began in 1971. As the…

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USS North Carolina Returns from Patrol

The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a seven-month deployment, May 25. North Carolina departed Pearl Harbor Nov. 4, 2021 for a regularly-scheduled deployment, in which they performed a full spectrum of operations, to include anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare in the Indo-Pacific region. “First, I appreciate the support of the families…

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3rd Fleet Hosts RIMPAC Final Planning Conference

Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet hosted the final planning conference (FPC) for Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC) 2022 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, March 21-24. Approximately 1,000 personnel from 27 nations scheduled to participate in RIMPAC 2022 attended the FPC to conduct a review of the overall exercise plan and prepare to execute the world’s premier maritime exercise. Strong international…

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USS Charlotte Completes Post-Overhaul Sea Trials Overhaul

The Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Charlotte (SSN 766) was certified for unrestricted operations Feb. 28, 2022, after completing sea trials and concluding a 32-month engineering overhaul (EOH) at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF). The EOH which concluded in February, included mandatory maintenance that is typically conducted at the mid-point of a submarine’s service…

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HRMC Completes USS William P. Lawrence Availability Ahead of Schedule

The Hawaii Regional Maintenance Center (HRMC) delivered the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), back to the fleet two days ahead of schedule, on Jan. 19, 2022, after a 10-month Docking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA). Embedded within the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PHNSY & IMF), this is HRMC’s second maintenance availability…

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