PEARL HARBOR (July 1, 2016) The fast combat support ship USNS Rainier (T-AOE 7) arrives at Joint Base Pearl
Harbor- Hickam for Rim of the Pacific 2016. Twenty-six nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than
200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in RIMPAC from June 30 to Aug. 4, in and around the
Hawaiian Islands and Southern California.
The world's largest international maritime exercise, RIMPAC provides a unique training opportunity that helps
participants foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes
and security on the world's oceans. RIMPAC 2016 is the 25th exercise in the series that began in 1971.